Implant Practice US Publisher Lisa Moler introduces her column with tips on building a lasting, successful business.
Taking a stand for success
At a recent seminar on growing business practices, one particularly meaningful session started with the speaker asking people to stand if their business has lasted 1 to 5 years. Next, the 5- to 10-year group was asked to rise. When recognizing people in the 10- to 15-year category, I looked around to see very few in that category still standing in this large room. I was surprised and humbled, and also very proud that after 1½ decades, I was still standing — both literally and figuratively.
With the ever-changing business climate we are currently living in, it is often difficult to keep track of all of the details needed to keep your business in the public eye while staying laser-focused on expansion and growth. While general dentists and specialists alike need to concentrate on all of the technology and techniques that lead to better patient care, you also must remember, and already may be painfully aware, of the vital importance of understanding how to keep your business side booming. From social media to networking with colleagues, to methods for hiring and retaining employees who will have your back and your practice’s best interests in their minds, both entrepreneurs and dentists have to find a work-life balance between our personal and business lives.
In our upcoming issues, my column will offer tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur while being a caring business owner and running a profitable business! As a woman entrepreneur, I understand the frustrations and triumphs of tackling the world of business with all of its complexities and the competition of others who are also chasing success. It’s a massively competitive world we are living in!
Articles in this Summer issue of Implant Practice US also can help feed your inspiration. We offer a CE on dynamic navigation. Dr. Michael Hartman discusses this technology, which when blended with an efficient workflow, leads to enhanced profitability and predictably of treatment outcomes in a modern dental implant surgery practice. In our second CE, Dr. Hartshorne continues his series with part 3 on platelet-rich fibrin and its role in tissue healing and regeneration. This article applies to a wide variety of fields, including implant dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, and regenerative endodontics. In our Lab Link column, an article on 3D printing possibilities shows what is available now and future possibilities for in-house fabrication of dentures and implants. Groundbreaking implant dentist and teacher, Dr. Justin Moody, explores how to handle inevitable setbacks and move forward with solutions for the success of your practice.
Through my future columns, I hope to connect with you not just as dental specialists, but business people and entrepreneurs. At Implant Practice US, we care about your stress AND success, and the often challenging and even painful journey to achieving your goals. After 15 years, I’m still standing — proud of the hard work that it took to get here, proud of my amazing, unwavering team that constantly has my back, and looking forward to all of the exhilaration of embracing and conquering business speed bumps and hurdles, while still learning with every step. I’m still standing. My goal is for you all to stand with me in the coming years, with our fierce entrepreneurial spirits — tackling life, propelling us upward, and pushing us forward to unlimited success in both your business and personal aspirations!
To your best success!