What’s your number one challenge right now?
From Christian Coachman’s experience in consulting for dental office owners and companies worldwide, he believes that most doctors are facing problems, or there is significant room for improvement, in five main areas. And that even if we are not fully aware yet of what they are or how they affect us, they can often be the things that are holding us back.
If we want to move forwards, these are often the challenges that we have to first overcome. How can we do this? He recommends that the first step is to understand them fully.
"Even if we are not fully aware yet of what they are or how they affect us, they can often be the things that are holding us back."
DSD Residency Tip #7: Consider the modern dentist’s 5 main challenges
- Designing natural smiles
- Planning comprehensive treatments
- Creating perceived value
- Efficient clinical performance
- Building dream teams
Have you ever heard Christian Coachman explain these 5 main challenges? See if you recognize them in yourself, your team and your daily practice here:
Any or all of these challenges can present in your career to varying degrees, depending on your unique circumstances. Regardless of your situation, know that you are not alone in navigating these common problems. Let’s review them here:
Challenge one: Design - Beautiful, natural, consistent restorations
The first obstacle we face is the fact that as restorative dentists, it’s very hard to deliver consistent, natural-looking, predictable, precise, replicable smile rehabilitations - without the stress - in our daily work.
Challenge two: Plan - Comprehensive smile rehabilitation know-how
Our second roadblock is the need to implement better communication systems and treatment planning systems in order to make better decisions for our patients.
Challenge three: Value - Attracting and fascinating the right client
Another significant hurdle is all about creating perceived value. As clinicians, our training doesn’t equip us to manage our patients emotionally. We are not trained in how to bring the patient on board with our treatment, how to communicate effectively so people change their priorities, or how to show the real beauty of what we have to offer them.
Challenge four: Performance - Efficiency and predictable clinical procedures
This stumbling block is about clinical performance, and recognizing that performing comprehensive dentistry at the highest level is not easy.
Challenge five: Team - Training and empowering the staff
The fifth common hindrance to success is one that has an impact on all the other challenges. It’s all to do with team empowerment, team training, and having the right people doing the right tasks by your side so that everything flows.
By becoming aware of the issues we are facing right now, it becomes easier to identify solutions, master them and make them into a simple, natural routine in our daily work. This is what Christian Coachman helps doctors from all over the world to do at DSD Residency 1 courses.
"By becoming aware of the issues we are facing right now, it becomes easier to identify solutions, master them and make them into a simple, natural routine in our daily work."
Learn how to face the five main challenges at DSD Residency 1
At DSD Residency 1, Christian Coachman teaches a new, comprehensive dental office model that is good for dentistry AND good for your business.
Understanding these five main challenges and their solutions is just one of the tips for success with comprehensive dentistry that he explains on these courses.
If you recognize any of these challenges in your daily work, and you would appreciate solutions and technologies to overcome them, schedule a call with our team to learn more.