North Texas Dentistry Volume 5 Issue 2 - Page 28

Building a Top-Notch Team Your practice team is there to help you serve patients well and fulfill your goals as a dental professional. Don’t expect them to do this without knowing your aspirations. Tell them, in the form of a written vision statement, where you want the practice to be in three years, and what goals you will need to achieve in order to make that vision a reality. Present your vision and goals to the entire team. Discuss it with them. Explain how each staff member can contribute to practice growth. And remind everyone of the vision and goals frequently… in meetings, on bulletin boards, etc. By Roger P. Levin, DDS One of the greatest challenges for dentists in the new dental economy is to create a team that consistently performs at a high level of efficiency while experiencing a low level of stress. The problem, of course, is that doctors did not go to school to study business management. Now that increased competition an