Dentists, Lilly Pads, and YOUR Future!

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Dentistry is changing quickly, think back to the first time you saw a large dental office. Now think to when you heard of a group of dental offices with centralized back office services called a Dental Service Organization (DSO). As of 2018, 15% of all dental offices are DSOs and this has occurred in a short period of time. Check out Episode 14 – Dentistry Beyond DSOs of the podcast What’s Next Dentistry to hear more.

The following French riddle illustrates what may be happening with DSOs, dentistry, and YOUR Future. “A lily pad is growing in a pond and it doubles in size every day. After 30 days it covers the entire pond. On what day does it cover half the pond?

For a long time the lily pad seems small, and so you decide not to worry about cutting it back until it covers half the pond. On what day will that be? On the twenty-ninth day, of course. You have one day to save your pond.” – The Limits to Growth – A report for the CLUB OF ROME’S project on the predicament of mankind. Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers, William W. Behrens III – 1972

What is the doubling time for DSOs? We don’t know. However, for the moment, DSOs are growing quickly.

With this in mind let’s look now at the latest things happening in Dentistry:

1) Dental Insurance Companies hire participating dentists to work for them.

2) Dental Insurance Companies are buying and owning dental practices and DSOs.

Let’s look now to the future:

1) Medical insurance companies and other health companies buyout dental insurance companies.

2) Dental expenses are covered by medical insurance, which drives down the cost of care to patients.

The future of dentistry is unfolding right now and there is a lot happening. Check out Episode 14 – Dentistry Beyond DSOs of the podcast What’s Next Dentistry to hear more.

If you are entrepreneurially inclined I would love to speak to you and hear your opinion about the future of dentistry. Please reach out to me via LinkedIn or Dr.Sivers@Laeta.com to continue the conversation.

Enhancing Your Performance: Giving Yourself the Advantage

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Each April the Boston Marathon takes place. In 2018 torrential rain and temperatures in the 30s forced 2,500 runners including 25 elite athletes to receive medical treatment. This year’s 122nd annual Boston Marathon was particularly grueling.

What helps runners in a marathon? How do they cope with the race and conditions? Many credit their success to more than being physically fit.

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In Episode 16 of What’s Next Dentistry we explore lessons learned from marathoners and others who achieve great things. Some of what is shared is counter intuitive but the applicability to enhancing our performance is fascinating. Join me for Episode 16 of What’s Next Dentistry entitled Enhancing Your Performance: Giving Yourself the Advantage.

Sponsored by Laeta. See how Laeta can improve your profits, work life, and time off.

Special thanks to Lorenzo Emanuel for the music used in the podcast.

Tomorrow Will be Different for YOU as a Dentist and Patient. See how!

There is more happening in dentistry today than meets the eye. Patients and most dental professionals don’t know the full extent of what they have signed up for. See Dr. Mark Sivers’ latest article What Is the Future of Dentistry or listen to Episode 14 of  What’s Next Dentistry on how dentistry is going to improve for patients and change for dental professionals. lily-939053_1920.jpg

 

Life on the Forefront of Dentistry

Since 1994, Dr. Mark Sivers and his team have pushed themselves to remain on the forefront of the dental industry. Doing so, has made Dr. Sivers an industry expert.

His past activities have included:

  1. Buying and rolling practices into his.
  2. Transitioning from blue collar, to professionals, to VIP patient care.
  3. Eliminating dental insurance and shifting to patients paying personally for treatment.
  4. Beta testing digital impressions with MIT and Brontes Labs (now 3M).
  5. Collaborating with Harvard Business School professors to put more business principles into dentistry.
  6. Implementing high performance streamlined dentistry.
  7. Incorporating digital and intra-oral photography with every patient to track changes and document what is being done and why.
  8. Adding digital radiographs and 3-D imaging into the care of every patient.
  9. Putting proven principles from manufacturing into place, to improve the patient experience and results, while making dentistry more enjoyable for the team and profitable for the doctor.
  10. Creating and/or partnering with companies that improve the quality of life for patients, dentists, and their teams. These include accounting, high efficiency training, leadership training, dental office site selection and design, dental equipment manufacturing, payroll, and travel services.
  11. Involving other dentists and dental offices in philanthropic dental activities to provide free care days to the indigent of Boston.

The future for dentistry now lies in the consolidation of the industry through dental service organizations (DSO) among other things. We are looking for extraordinary team players, that are easy to get along with and very hard working to join us in shaping the future of our profession.

I would love to hear you opinion about the future of dentistry. Please reach out to me via my LinkedIn contact.

LAETA sponsor of What’s Next Dentistry podcast

We are proud to sponsor “What’s Next Dentistry.” This podcast highlights dentistry and how it carestackis changing. In the last fifteen years, we have gone to digital charts, three dimensional images, and crowns made the same day. Incredible progress in a short period of time. A real paradigm shift has occurred. With it, comes the question:

What are you doing today to improve your earnings, work life, and time off?

Our podcast, What’s Next Dentistry, discusses this and prepares you for tomorrow! Each episode tackles a new topic with facts, stories, and examples, so you can immediately make more money, have an easier work life, and more time off. New episodes come out every Friday morning at 5:00 AM, EST. They are crafted so you can listen on your way to work and then use them during the day. We have covered a variety of topics including,woman blue shirt double vs

  • What the top 1% do to stay ahead of you.
  • Three systems the top 1% use to grow sustainably.
  • Proven processes to continuously improve.

What’s Next Dentistry boils down tried and tested principles from the best minds, companies, and universities so you can take the information and put it immediately into action.

Your success is our goal. Lofty? Yes! Your enthusiasm for continual improvement fuels us.

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“Listening to you inspired me to improve what I do.” Amanda S.

“A quick note to say I enjoyed listening to episode 5 of the podcast… I like your energy and enthusiasm – well done!!” Dave F.

“It’s great to hear your fresh perspective. We aren’t hearing your insights anywhere else. ” Samantha B.

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Thank you for listening to What’s Next Dentistry and sharing it with your friends. Let us know who you share it with and we will send you a complimentary link to save big on your next air, hotel, and car rental even more than Expedia, Orbitz, etc…

Dr.Sivers@Laeta.com

Better Results, Experiences, and ROI for YOU

cropped-trademarked-laeta-logo-high-def.png is your healthcare expert, a sort of river guide for businesses in or associated with healthcare. LAETA - How it Benefits You (5)We make your journey safer, easier, and faster.  LAETA knows what is coming before it arrives, makes sure you are prepared, and helps you make more money.

If we don’t do it we are affiliated with the best individuals and organizations that do. Whether it be collaborating with you or others here are the companies we own or partner with to make life more profitable and easier for you:

PAYROLL  

CTE Payroll  CTE PAYROLL –  We do it right the first time. Payroll done accurately by friendly staff. Call us with your current payroll numbers and we will show you how much money you can save.

ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING

Apex doctor solutions logo  Apex Doctor Solutions – Accountants and bookkeepers that speak your language AND check in with you monthly to discuss the performance of your business. Our accountants are the best of the best as well as consultants to Fortune 500 accountants. We deliver great work at competitive fees.  Send us your taxes and see how much more money you can make.

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT – LEADERSHIP

LMS_new logo_dark_2  The Leadership Mindset Series – Leadership Development – Don’t you deserve to lead and play on a great team that is winning? Employees are firing their managers and leaving to go find a better leader and team. We can help you grow your business and have a winning team. Keep your team intact. Call us now. Meet our four coaches:

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2.) Alignment of Mind and Heart – The Perfect Plan Don Bardendon headshot

3.) Use the Entire Team – Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw Nzingashaw

4.) Be Prepared for the Big Moments – Dave Sanderson – Last man off  Flight 1549 landing in the Hudson

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TRAVEL SERVICES

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DENTAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS (DSO)

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We buy, build, and collaborate with dental practices and groups across the USA to establish best practices and collaborate.  Isn’t it better to work as a team rather than going it  alone? Come affiliate with us.

 

TEAM EFFICIENCY & EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING 

reboottraining Reboot Training – Our clients see an average 54.9% increase in productivity, quality of work, and feel better by using the Toyota Production System. Aren’t you ready to earn more and go home feeling better?

Efficiency and effectiveness training for the entire team. Toyota Production System – New York State Government We also have a division specific to dentistry and medicine High Performance Dentistry.  Reach out now and see how your team can work smarter and be happier!

DENTAL PRACTICE SITE SELECTION AND OFFICE DESIGN

designergo Design Ergonomics – We use Starbucks, Walmart, and McDonald’s methods to find the best places to locate medical and dental offices. Then we build offices based on the Toyota way. This makes life better for you and your patients. The Toyota approach allows for more treatment rooms in your existing space that are easier to work in. They allow you to be more productive and feel more spacious to your patients.

HIGH PERFORMANCE DENTAL EQUIPMENT

ergonomicproducts.png Ergonomic Products – Dental office equipment manufacturing – The Toyota Production System taught us how to practice dentistry. Now we make the equipment that allows you to better use that system. Our equipment is durable, costs less, and allows you to work more efficiently. Order today!