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5 Ways Dental Team Building Can Improve Your Practice

As a busy medical professional and business owner, dental team building may be the last thing on your radar. You manage to keep your practice going and in these economically and socially difficult times, isn’t that all that you could ask for? The reality is that taking time to encourage your team could have enormous benefits for your practice. You don’t have to spend your days in a practice that just “gets by.” You could be excited to come to work, where you will be surrounded by a motivated team, who interacts well with patients, brings in new business, and takes your practice to a whole new level. 

At Dental Practice Enhancement, we offer administrative and clinical training. Our services can help your team reconnect with each other and re-engage with their professional duties. Contact us today to learn more about our training and team building services.  

1. Team building can maximize your time. 

There’s a reason that office meetings are a running joke in sitcoms and stand-up routines. Far too often they are a waste of time for everyone involved. But they don’t have to be! Run correctly, meetings can be a great time to disseminate vital information, assign responsibilities, check up on the status of current projects, and come together as an office family. Dental team building sessions can teach you to run meetings more efficiently so that everyone accomplishes more in a shorter time.

2. Team building can enhance communication with your patients. 

It’s obvious that dental team building can improve communication within the office, but consider the effect that it can have on external communication, as well. Working as a team means that patient concerns aren’t seen as a “front office problem” or “something for the clinical staff to deal with.” Rather, everyone is informed about patient needs and can more readily answer questions. In turn, this can improve patient satisfaction and treatment compliance.  

3. Team building keeps employees motivated. 

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, when employees are engaged, they are 17% more productive, are absent 41% less time, and have a 10% higher customer satisfaction rate. Team building greatly improves engagement because it gives staff a better sense of their duties and the tools they can use to complete these duties. Plus, when employees feel supported by their employers and fellow team members, they feel more confident and motivated.

4. Dental team building increases profitability.  

Employee engagement has a direct correlation with business profitability. Of course, the higher customer satisfaction rate can greatly improve financial gains since you are more likely to retain patients and even bring in new business based on their referrals. Further, engaged teams result in 21% greater profitability and 59% reduced turnover, according to recent Gallup polls.

5. Team building attracts quality employees. 

With the reduced turnover rate, you’ll spend less time looking for new hires. When you do, however, a motivated, tight-knit team is going to bring in better job candidates. Happy, fulfilled employees will spread the word, bringing in the top-quality candidates you really want to see in an interview.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Training and Dental Team Building 

This year, don’t just plan to survive but to thrive! Invest in dental team bonding to make your practice more profitable, successful, and fun for everyone involved. Contact Dental Practice Enhancement online to learn more or to schedule a coaching session. You can also reach us by calling (833) DPE-FOR-U.

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