Attempting to manage a dental practice by the numbers alone is an exercise in futility. The productivity of a dental practice is directly related to:
- How well the systems of a practice are defined.
- How well systems are followed.
- Training of staff members.
Enhancing practice productivity and stimulating growth requires a focus on improving the systems of a practice as well as investing into the training and development of staff members in order for results to be achieved and sustained over the long term.
It is impossible to enhance the productivity of a practice and sustain growth without a focused approach on improving systems. Swings in practice productivity typically result from focusing on strategies that drive production without focusing on improving practice systems.
Production driven strategies are typically short lived and do not compare with gains that are sustained over the long term by focusing on improving systems.