For dentists who run their facilities, the days are usually very busy with daily schedules involving handling dentures, bridges, extractions, and fillings. Besides this, the busy dentist has to deal with money matters such as record keeping, supplies, and marketing. Well, these tasks should not hold you back from grabbing a book and reading a chapter.
Books provide you with additional knowledge that you require to make the dental practice better, provide more efficient services, and grow to the next level. It is because of this that every dentist should read the following books.
Simple Rules: How to Thrive In a Complex World by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
In the world of dentistry and medicine as a whole, everything can become very complex. In this book, Sull and Eisenhardt use examples to demonstrate that it is the simple rules that count more to solving these complexities. As a dentist, the book provides easy to use examples that you can apply in the practice on a daily basis to grow it to greater heights year after year,
Good to Great by James C. Collins
This book on leadership provides useful insights and challenges to dentistry practitioners to develop leadership skills and keep moving forward. Using demonstration, Collins outlines top medical facilities and how they have managed to move from one level to another leveraging on teamwork, professionalism, and leadership. From chapter to another, Collins demonstrates why you must compete with your dentistry practice goals as opposed to other players. Even when you are at the peak, named the best practice, and surpassed the margin, there is still a room for improvement.
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
If you have just opened a new dentistry practice and want to progressively grow and reach the level of top practices such as Appleway Dental, you must learn the secret of managing people. In an interesting style, Blanchard demonstrates how your staff provides a lot potential to take your business to the next level. In dentistry, the role of people is critical because they carry the image of the practice. However, you need to start with proper recruitment, development, and work towards building the right organization culture for more creativity and productivity.
Scaling Up – Why a few companies make it …… and others don’t. By Verne Harnish
As a new dentist working in the renowned practices such as Appleway Dental or running your practice, it is always good to ask yourself why some companies move up very fast while others stagnate. That is the mystery that Harnish solves in this book to help every dentist keep moving up the ladder. The author shows how some of the big multinationals started from simple practices and grew to become the best in the world.
These books provide a wealth of knowledge meant to help you make your dentistry practice not simply operate better, but to keep growing from one level to another. Well, whether it is during lunch break, before sleeping, or during weekends, ensure to read these books to transform your practice completely.