We all know that having a fantastic, dedicated team is an essential component in every successful dental practice. We have seen many above-average dentists have wildly successful practices because they were able to cultivate a great staff. Conversely, we have also seen some truly superior practitioners struggling because of back-stabbing dysfunctional teams. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, which is why most of our seminars, especially our signature “How To Love Dentistry, Have Fun and Prosper” – are geared towards the doctor AND team.
But you have another team that is extremely important – the team of professionals who help you with your practice and life. And too many people choose this team haphazardly and stick with them for all the wrong reasons.
This team includes your accountant, banker, attorney, insurance agent, financial planner and more.
Now is a great time to take a good look at each member of this all important team. Does your accountant really know dentistry, or are they giving you garden variety advice?
Is your attorney a relative who does mostly personal injury but looks at your lease, will, etc.. as a sideline favor?
Does your insurance agent truly look out for you, reviewing your policies yearly to find the most appropriate coverage at the best rate?
Is your financial planner giving you generic advice or a “Full Mouth Financial Reconstruction?”
If you need advice in any of these areas, give us a shout. But mostly, begin the process now of reviewing the members of your “other team” and making any necessary changes before it is too late. This is a lesson that you don’t want to learn the hard way!!