December Dental Office Leadership, Team Building, and Management Tips and Ideas

Hello Friends,

December is typically a busy time for you, your patients, and your employees. Regardless of what December usually looks like in your office – if you haven’t done so already, take some time now to plan for how you will not only keep/design a full schedule but ensure that it will be productive too. I know that we can’t control the schedule 100% because life happens. However, we certainly can plan to end the year on a happy & productive note.

December 2023 Dental Office Leadership, Team Building, and Management Ideas and Reminders


Review the practice performance for 2023 – What worked well? What did not work well or requires change? What are your ideas for Improvement? What are your plans for implementation? Remember, change what needs changing, and control what you can control.

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Team Building and Appreciation

National Sock Day: December 4th – Purchase some silly socks for the team and take
a picture of everyone wearing the socks and post it to your office Facebook/Instagram
pages and Google My Business listing.

National Cocoa Day: 12th – Bring in hot cocoa and all the delicious toppings for the team.

Practice Management Tips & Reminders

Lab Cases – As we get closer to the end of the year make sure there is plenty of time
to get cases back from the lab in time. You know how patients will wait until the very
last minute to call and request a crown before Jan.1?!

Social Media – In advance, schedule your social media posts for the last 2 weeks of December and the first week of January. One less thing to stress you out during the crazy times. 😉

Appointment/Retention Incentive – It can be challenging to get patients to keep their dental appointments during the holidays – consider having a drawing for a gift basket or gift card to a local business that your patients can enter to win when they come in for their dental appointment before December 23rd.

Homecare Products – December is a great time for Special offers on Electric Toothbrushes and Waterpiks

Gift Certificates – Remember, Gift Certificates/Cards for Teeth Whitening, Ortho, or Wellness visits should always be available for your patients to purchase as gifts for their loved ones.

Unpaid Insurance Claims – Run your unpaid insurance claim report and work from
oldest to the most current. Work on cleaning up any outstanding insurance claims.

Wishing you a fabulous, stress-free, and productive month!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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