Dentists tend to fall into one of two groups: the first group tends to focus on dentistry and oral health -training themselves to be experts in the medical aspects of their jobs. So focused on this one area, they tend to seek out the right person to manage their practice for them. The second group consists of dentists who are more entrepreneurial – those who are not trying to be world-renowned specialists but want a successful franchise of dental clinics. Their path necessitates acquiring the tools to be an entrepreneur, creating business processes, and building the right team.
Where do the majority of dentists fall? Somewhere in between with their practices left unfocused, and muddied. These dentists and their practices are stuck in the middle doing a bit of each without consistency – which is rarely successful. The fact is, owning and running an efficient dental clinic is stressful and can be overwhelming. Which is why so many dentists struggle. However, when done responsibly, it adds pride, vigor, and a sense of accomplishment.
So, thinking about these groups, where do you fall? As a result, how satisfied are you with the state of your practice today?
Through the course of this assessment, choose the answers that most closely match your current situation. Based on your answers, get a better sense of where you are currently and how to achieve the level of satisfaction you’re looking for.