Episode 622

Team Building Tips

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: December 13, 2023 | Listening Time: 0:39:50

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Your team is the backbone of your practice, and having a strong, cohesive unit is essential for delivering exceptional patient care and achieving your business goals. But building a great team takes effort and dedication. That’s why we are excited to share 6 powerful tips for building a thriving dental team. These tips are distilled from Gary’s years of experience in dentistry and coaching countless practices to success.

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    • 00:00:24 – Introduction to the Episode

    Clinical Tip

    • 00:02:34 – Hypoplastic 6-year molars by Dr. Jarod Johnson. 

    Coaching in Action

    • 00:05.21 – Does team-building have a clear endpoint?

    Conversation Continued!

    Q&A Segment 

    • 00:22:46 – Question 01 – My practice overhead is higher than ideal, especially regarding my ‘Team Member Compensation’ category. I’m concerned that if we start doing more meetings and team-building activities, we will have less productive time, and my overhead will just increase even more. Your thoughts?
    • 00:27:35 – Question 02 –  I’d like to take my team members to more CE courses. However, some team members cannot travel due to their family situation. How can I include those team members who are not able to travel?
    • 00:29:28 – Question 03 – I really like your suggestion of scheduling two all-day team meetings each year to include team-building activities. What are some specific activities we could consider?
    • 00:34:30 – Question 04 – I have taken my team members on CE trips in the past, but I haven’t really felt that we received lasting results from this investment, and it may have been partially a result of not having the best team members. However, I now have a very strong team and want to do more CE with them. How can I get a better return on this investment?

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    Gary Takacs

    Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

    As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

    More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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