"The pursuit of knowledge is never-ending. The day you stop seeking knowledge is the day you stop growing." Brandon Travis Ciaccio made this very powerful statement that we should all consider in everything we do. With that being said......What do you think is your dental edge? What is your passion in dentistry that would encourage your dental practice to grow? How do you keep your dental team motivated?
Lifelong learning is increasingly becoming more and more important in the dental field. The dental industry undergoes major changes in short periods of time due to constant technological advances. Elevating your skillset by learning the latest techniques will put you in a position to lead, influence, and mentor others. In turn, this will enhance the professionalism of your staff by arming them with the latest knowledge in the dental field and provide them with opportunities for growth and advancement. Additionally, offering your patients cutting edge diagnostic, preventative, and treatment procedures that have been developed within the industry will not only cultivate the quality of service for your patients, but will improve your workplace as a whole and simultaneously benefit the development of yourself personally and professionally.
Dr. Duncan represents an impressive example of how continuing education along with having an attitude of constant development and growth will excel your practice beyond anything you ever imagined possible. He placed his trust in AMP almost 2 years ago and still uses the resources that AMP has to offer with his team to ensure they all, including himself, stay engaged and keep the momentum within the team to continue to grow. Reflecting back on his consulting experience with AMP, Dr. Duncan says that one of the best things about the program is that the relationship doesn't end when the contract ends. He comments on how most consulting companies are out the door and you never hear from them again as soon as the contract is over. However, when his contract with AMP came to an end, he knew that he still had a strong alliance to help him stay consistent and continue to implement his daily routines. Dr. Duncan knows that being a leader will inspire his team to follow, encourage the staff to grow mutually with him, and generate positive results that can be celebrated together. He talks about how AMP has been a tremendous addition to his practice by helping his team members to see the value that they each individually bring to the table.
If we stay engaged, we will always have improvement and the resistance level for change will remain low. A vast amount of resources are consistently available for us to use to open a discussion that will encourage us to move forward to the next level or phase of growth. When you reach a goal, ask yourself......What can I do better now to improve?