Open your email inbox on practically any given day and you will be astounded at what you see! It seems as though everybody is trying to sell you their practice building secrets or cutting edge clinical techniques that will reward you with instant riches. Do any of these crazy claims sound familiar?
“Use my guaranteed system and you will get 200 new patients every month!”
“Brand new technique gives you the perfect crown prep in 45 seconds!”
“New program triples hygiene production while you lay on the beach!”
Well, you probably get the idea by now.
And even though it’s very possible that some of these people may have information to share, there is one big problem…
There is no one “secret formula” or “practice guru” to follow that will give you total success in dentistry
It simply “ain’t” going to happen! Success in dentistry takes a combination of many factors, a quest for continual learning, and, whether we want to admit it or not…
It’s A Ton Of Hard Work
Of course while you probably should be a little bit leery of someone who claims that you can “earn thousands each week on the internet while sitting around the house in your underwear,” the fact is that there definitely are many different techniques, strategies, lecturers and so on that can help to enrich your life and grow your practice. This type of growth does not come all at once but in bits and pieces.
So while there may be many cutting edge dentists who can help you learn new clinical techniques, experts who can help you with your scheduling, others who can teach you the best methods for case acceptance and so on and so on, trying to learn everything from everybody can make you feel like a dog chasing its tail and just lead to frustration.
It seems like the ideal way to learn how to truly grow your practice could be broken down into two simple steps.
Learn the best, most cutting edge practice building information, both clinical and management, from a wide variety of sources, not just one or two.
Continually seek out this type of knowledge month after month – not just the run of the mill stuff, but the best that is available.
So is there a way to get great information, filter out what will work for you, sort it into a usable form, and THEN watch your practice take off? Believe it or not, there is.
Over twenty five years ago, we (Dr. Richard Madow and Dr. David Madow) went on a quest for perpetual dental learning and success. We wanted to figure out how to grow our practices, keep up with the latest in clinical techniques, earn outrageous amounts of money, have lots of fun while doing so, and along the way improve our lives. This crazy path took us from owning marginally successful practices to being absolute powerhouses – the kind of practices where at the end of every day you are thinking “Wow – was that really work?”
This path led us to giving seminars that were greeted with standing ovations from sell-out crowds in practically every large city in North America. And along the way, we have met and became friends with practically every “big name” on the lecture circuit, and more importantly, thousands of “typical” dentists across the country with practices of all types and all levels of success.