One of the things that I love doing is helping dentists accomplish their dream of having a thriving, successful practice, obtaining a good work-life balance while building financial security for their future.
What breaks my heart is when I see dentists so excited that they purchased their first practice, but within the first two years they are stressed out, feel defeated and that they made a mistake. We all know that in dental school they teach how to fix teeth, but unfortunately they don’t teach how to run a business. I literally had a dentist tell me recently that she can’t sleep at night and she’s thinking about selling her practice and going back to being an associate.
Now prior to purchasing a practice you might think to yourself, “This is a big undertaking, but I got this.” Then as the owner, I’m guessing most of you are saying, “Wow, this is a lot harder than I anticipated”, but it doesn’t have to be.
When you’re an athlete, you have a coach. When you’re serious about getting into shape, you hire a trainer. When you want to learn how to play piano or guitar, most of us hire a teacher. Now, don’t get me wrong…some people are self-taught, but it can possibly take longer to learn when doing it by yourself.
Now is hiring a consultant an investment? Absolutely. And we know that purchasing and owning a practice is very expensive. The key is to have a budget, but sadly enough coaching & consulting is thought of as a luxury and not as a necessity, so therefore the majority of the time it isn’t included in the budget.
Which is probably why statistics have shown that only 20% of dentists hire consultants and 80% do not. Now maybe the 80% feel that they don’t need one, maybe they feel they can’t afford one. Or maybe they hired one and they weren’t a good fit and so now they want to figure things out for themselves.
Regardless of the reason that you’re not currently working with a consultant, there is now another option that can help you and your practice. Almost a year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the legendary consultant, Linda Miles. Two months later, she introduced me to a fellow consultant by the name of Nancy Clark Crossin. Nancy and I have a lot in common. We both have over three decades of experience in the dental industry and Nancy also shares my passion for helping dentists. However, Nancy had the intellect and the foresight to find a way to help the dentist that are in the eighty percentile. She spent the last few years developing a Do It Yourself Digital Dental Consulting Program that is not only affordable for dentists, but they can also go through this detailed step-by-step program at their own pace with their own team.
I recently had the privilege of interviewing both Linda and Nancy where they talk about the DIY Program.
Watch the full interview below:
I am so excited that this is available for dentists!! I encourage you to check out the DIY Program if you are a dentist that is:
• Constantly worrying about your production.
• Wondering how many cancellations you’ll have in your schedule today.
• Having issues holding your team accountable.
• Or just plain having sleepless nights wondering how to have the successful practice you’ve always wanted.
To learn more about the program you can visit the website at:
You can also reach out to Nancy directly at:
DIY Digital Dental Consulting
That should do it for today and as always, I hope you found this information helpful. Please feel free to like, share or forward this to your colleagues. My goal is to always find ways to make tasks more efficient and to make your practice more successful.
Thanks so much for watching and I’ll see you next time.
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