October 31, 2023

127 Elevating Your Dental Practice by Feeding Associates for Success

In this episode of the Millennial Dentist podcast, I explore strategies for ensuring the success of your dental associates. A scheduling approach that emphasizes limiting specific procedures to prioritize quality over quantity is the key. By blocking certain procedures and assigning them to capable providers, we optimize our menu of services, promoting growth and efficiency. As the practice owner, I share my journey of gradually reducing the range of services I personally provide, thus ensuring that associates have the opportunity to thrive and flourish.

@1:53 – Diagnosis on Feeding the Associate

@6:18 – Reducing the Services

@9:51 – Example of Aligning Specific Procedures with Specific Dentists

@13:31 – Trajectory or Outcome of Implementing It

@16:34 – Pitfalls and Providing Satisfaction to Nurture the Patients’ Mindset

Who is Dr. Sully Sullivan?

Dr. Sully is a fourth-generation dentist from Nashville, Tn. After receiving his doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Tennessee, he moved back to Nashville to practice with his father. By continuing to invest in his education through adult orthodontics, soft tissue grafting, dental implants, third molar extractions, and obstructive sleep apnea, he helped double his practice in just 24 months. 

As a millennial, he truly believes in working smarter not harder, which has led him to utilize technology to not only deliver better patient care but more efficient care. Dr. Sullivan regularly uses CEREC, 3D imaging with Galileos, 3D printing, and multiple lasers. In addition to his practice, he started the Millennial Dentist Podcast in February of 2017 to help push his fellow colleagues to take their dental careers to the next level. Dr. Sully lectures around the country on cone beam technology, cad/cam dentistry, obstructive sleep apnea, and practice management. He is also an ambassador for the 3D-Dentist teaching facility in Raleigh, NC.

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