Effective Leadership Styles

Dentists who are effective leaders develop leadership styles that guide the team and practice to achieve desired goals.  Since there is not one leadership style that is perfect for all situations, strong… Continue On +

How Can a Negative Review be a Good Thing?

Is there a way to avoid criticism?  The writer Elbert Hubbard once said, “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  Since your dental practice is in the business of… Continue On +

Show Patients You Care with Effective Handoffs

Have you ever had to repeat health-related concerns to multiple members of a healthcare team?  Having to repeat yourself can prove extremely frustrating, especially if you or someone you love is in… Continue On +

When Team Members Are Not Getting Along

What do you do when members of your dental team are not getting along?  Do you run the other direction in hopes that everything will work itself out?  Typically, conflict does not… Continue On +

Where Does the Time Go?

Are you effective at managing your time?  Many of us may not be as effective as we think, as discussed in the excellent book Deep Work by Cal Newport.  For example, in… Continue On +

How Well Can You Read Your Patients?

It is rare that dental-related issues slip by an experienced dentist and team.  Tens of thousands of hours of experience and training ensure that even the faintest of concerns on an x-ray… Continue On +

End the Exam Tug-of-War

A dentist is typically pulled multiple directions during the day, and this is especially true when it is time to do exams.  Typically, the dentist is right in the middle of treatment… Continue On +

The Art of Dental Finance Podcast

One of the many benefits of belonging to the Academy of Dental CPAs (ADCPA) is that the Fluence team gains insights from dental CPA firms from across the country.  Just as dentists… Continue On +