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resolve along with you to solve the slump month. If your sched-
ule shows that you are always light in treatment in September,
then rally your team to fill the schedule. When their efforts pay
off, make sure you reward them for their diligent work. Let your
team weigh in on creative solutions to the slump. Can social
media curb the decline? Could a patient appreciation event
boost production? Should the practice have specials in the
slump month to increase the numbers? The solutions are end-
less and should be specific to your practice, patients, and trends.
So, get creative!
Slow months and slump periods often loom like a dark cloud.
Most practice owners and teams treat them like a storm that
cannot be thwarted. However, we have seen many practices
take control, wage war on the slump, and come out victorious.
It takes knowledge, preparation, and an unwillingness to accept
the slump. September is just around the corner – it’s time to get
For our free practice evaluation guide, please contact us at
Bethany Petty is a practice management
consultant that breaks the mold. In an effort
to remove herself from the abrasive consult-
ant persona, Bethany spent time receiving
Masters degrees in Adult Education and in
Health Communication, which enables her to
present information in a way that dentists and
team members understand and appreciate.
Her unique approach customizes her sugges-
tions and training to fit the personality and
goals of the practice. Rather than approaching
each practice with the same “Fix-It Guide,” she evaluates the practice,
talks with team members, and listens to the dentist before making any
suggestions. Bethany has a legacy of dental professionals in her family,
and she has had the privilege of helping her father to build, manage, and
maintain a successful family practice. With the heart to serve dentists,
she has made a difference in practices all over the DFW Metroplex. For
more information, visit www.hellobethany.com.
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