Investment Grade Practice™ News – December 2023
As we enter the final stretch of 2023, we reflect on the extraordinary achievements we have achieved together. Through your vision and challenges, we’ve witnessed your ability to rise above, breakthrough, and experience triumph.
It is an honor to have you as part of our PDA community.
We are member built and driven, which is why it is especially touching that next year marks PDA’s 20th anniversary. We know our mission to empower dental professionals like you to grow the value of your practice, become more productive, reclaim your life, and create generational wealth is more important than ever before.
We look forward to helping you celebrate your milestones on our journey together.
Remember to make space for precious moments with your family and friends. Seize this opportunity to reflect, recharge, and prepare for a bright 2024. Our newsletter this month is a curated collection of insights, success stories, and valuable updates to inspire your creativity and prepare you for the New Year.
May your holidays be filled with connection, warmth, and rejuvenation.
“Allow for growth that’s healthy for your patients and staff”
– Dr. Jonathan Ehlers, PDA Client
Tiger Family Dental Owner/Dentist Dr. Jonathan Ehlers is featured on the cover of the November edition of Dentaltown magazine.
In this feature, Dr. Ehlers explains how he has moved from $800-$900 an hour to $1,800-$2,500 an hour with some holistic help from Productive Dentist Academy.
In the interview Dr. Ehlers says, “PDA helped us have a mindset shift regarding scheduling… This has really made a tremendous improvement in our production and stress level.”
Free Webinar This Friday
Join us at 1pm EST, Friday, December 7, for the groundbreaking webinar “Female Leaders in the Dental Business: Breaking Barriers” hosted by DentistJobConnect. Discover secrets to success in business by the trailblazing women who are reshaping the dental profession. PDA Co-founder & CEO Dr. Victoria Peterson will share her insights alongside other luminaries. See you then!
December Only: Doctors Attend at Team Rate
Discover PDA firsthand and unlock the potential of yourself and your team when you attend the first Productivity Workshop of 2024.
This is a LIMITED SEATING event that sells out. Be one of the few in the nation to receive transformative knowledge so you can:
- Optimize your practice
- Accelerate production
- Align your team
- …and Boost your bottom line
Register before December 31st and doctors attend at the TEAM rate. Use code SAVE700.
Productive Dentist Academy Introduces Reduced Motion and Dyslexia-friendly Features for Dentist Websites
On November 8, 2023, PDA announced a significant step forward in its commitment to inclusivity and online accessibility. Moving forward, all dental practice websites produced by PDA will offer improved accessibility options, including reduced motion features and dyslexia-friendly enhancements This ensures an inclusive digital experience for users of all abilities. You can read about these new features via the following links:
Rising Above “The Gaze” – Challenges Faced by the Female Provider & How to Overcome Them
Dentistry Today recently published the article “Rising Above ‘The Gaze’ – Challenges Faced by the Female Provider & How to Overcome Them” by PDA Faculty Member Dr. Maggie Augustyn.
In the article, Dr. Augustyn recounts the story of a 60-year-old male patient (“Tim”) who had faithfully visited his previous dentist for 15 years before both retired. Despite being informed of a clean bill of health just six months prior, Tim’s new exam revealed some serious dental issues. When Dr. Augustyn presented these findings to Tim, she not only had to overcome the shock and disappointment he experienced, but she also faced an additional layer of gender bias.
Dr. Augustyn writes, “For female providers, there is an added layer of apprehension: the fear of being unheard, dismissed, and having our expertise and professional opinion disregarded the moment we walk into the room.” Then she shares her strategies for handling challenging patient interactions, particularly those influenced by gender dynamics.
Targeting a Good Night’s Sleep
Featured in the November 2023 edition of Dentaltown magazine, PDA Faculty Member Dr. Meghna Dassani writes:
High-quality sleep is essential for good health. Sleep allows the mind and body to rest and rejuvenate, and helps with memory consolidation, learning and decision making. It also helps with mood regulation and weight management.
But for many adults, consistent high-quality sleep remains a hard-to-reach goal because of sleep apnea, a common yet often undiagnosed condition. Navigating the complexities of sleep apnea requires effective screening and comprehensive clinical examinations. That way, patients get the right diagnosis and find the right treatment option to get the rest they need. Dr. Dassani implores dentists to provide effective screening during clinical exams to inform their patients of the risks of sleep apnea.
Authenticity in Leadership: Cultivating the Real You Builds Trust and Inspires Loyalty
In this article, published in the Summer 2023 edition of Dental Entrepreneur Woman magazine, author Sara Hansen asks, “What are you a champion of?” The article explores Sara’s journey of self-discovery and leadership. She reflects on childhood dreams of empowerment, the challenges of teenage self-doubt, and the pivotal moment as a mother when she realized the importance of embodying self-belief.
Emphasizing the difference between authority and authentic leadership, she shares her path to becoming one of the dental profession’s best marketing consultants, helping dentists find and amplify their voices. Sara also advocates for understanding one’s “why” and provides practical steps for those seeking authenticity.
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