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Fundamental Tips To Effectively Manage a Dental Practice

Just like any other business, managing your dental practice involves understanding it as a business that needs to help people. With so many variables to consider when trying to run an effective dental business, there are some fundamental tips you can use to ensure you are able to offer the best service to your patients.

Let’s look at 5 of the fundamental tips to effectively manage any dental practice.

1. Have a Common Goal

The first thing any team should do before getting to work on a task is to clearly define what that task is. Working at a job without knowing why you are doing what you are doing is like a ship sailing with no crew. If you want a team to work together and have a shared goal, you need to give them a common goal to work towards.

Managing a practice in the gig economy requires the leader of the group to make sure that they can give everyone a goal that they are all willing to stand behind and work towards.

2. Always Be Communicating

Communication in any business is essential and working with patients requires everyone to be on the same page. If there are patients waiting to be seen and the dental hygienist didn’t know they were coming, this looks really bad for the entire practice.

Verbal and digital communication ensures that everyone is on the same page and schedule when there are important tasks to get taken care of.

3. Prioritize Patient Scheduling

In a similar sense to communication, any practice will fall apart if they are not prioritizing patients. Nobody wants to show up to the dentist and have to wait half an hour for a basic cleaning. Prioritizing your patients and remembering that their time is valuable will allow you to better meet their needs and get their business.

Proper patient scheduling requires everyone to understand who is coming in and at what time so you can all be ready.

4. Lead By Example

Whether you own the practice or are taking part in your first shift, leading by example is one of the best ways to encourage the behaviors you want to see in others. Nobody is going to want to show up and work somewhere where their manager constantly shows up late and is unmotivated.

Even if you are having a rough day, keeping a positive attitude will help everyone feel better and feel motivated to work hard.

5. Create a Great Team Culture

When you take all of these elements and put them together, you create a culture. The culture at work is what defines how willing people are to put in the time and effort to see the business thrive. Create a great team culture by implementing all aspects of proper management.


When you know how to manage your team, you can lead them all into a future of success and positive attitudes throughout the practice. Want to hire freelancers? Fill out our form or download our app to join the Stynt Network!


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