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Resources for Group Dental Practices and DSOs

The Spark Team regularly creates articles and videos with advice, tips, and resources on how to operate and grow successful group dental practices and DSOs. Here you can find all of our content.

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5 Things to Look For in a Mentor

Experts agree that obtaining a mentor is critical in developing your best self. But, where do you start and what exactly should you be looking for? First things first, be sure you have bought into the concept of a mentor/mentee relationship. To truly reap the benefits of the mentorship, you must be willing to put in the work. Be prepared to ask questions, be open to hearing constructive feedback, and go into the relationship with the intention to learn. Above all, actively listen and be willing to take the advice you’re given and act upon it. 

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How to Expand Ownership & Bring in Partners

Dental practice owners take a huge leap of faith when they first bring in an additional owner. Often, this is the first step in a succession plan to monetize their life’s work. Other times, it’s done to merge with other like-minded dentists and their organizations in order to realize some economies or diversify their risk. Growth capital and leadership resources are often desired as part of a larger growth initiative and private equity capital or other similar funds take an ownership stake as a result. 

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The Three A’s of Personal Development

In the business world where the opportunities for growth are unlimited, it’s important to remember that personal growth is just as crucial. I spend a good amount of time searching for opportunities to challenge the way I think and expose myself to new ideas. I thought I would take a moment to share with you a simplified approach I picked up from Trent Shelton.

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Best Practices for Collecting and Using Patient Feedback

Feedback is a gift, and it’s important to allow your organization to be open to that gift. Here are 3 steps dental practices can take to get the most of patient feedback. Step #1: Determine the Method of Collecting Feedback

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A Matrix for Successfully Onboarding Employees

In this episode of The Strategic Thinker, Drs. John Meis and Jason Howell map out the important priorities when onboarding new team members. Onboarding is a process that is often neglected in dental offices, but it’s crucial to the success of new hires. Without proper onboarding, productivity suffers, the patient experience can be affected, and turnover can quickly worsen. Watch this week’s episode to learn a simple system to create a great experience every time you hire someone new. ‍

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Get Started With These Tools

The Spark Team has put together a set of complimentary tools and resources for group dental practices and DSOs. These tools will help you start to implement growth strategies right away.

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