Employee Spirit Month Dental Office Celebration Tips and Ideas

Employee Spirit Month Dental Office Celebration Tips and Ideas

Hello Friends,

Running a dental practice is not all about scheduling appointments and caring for patients’ smiles. It’s also about creating a positive and enjoyable work environment for your team.

March is Employee Spirit Month – Time to Sprinkle Some Fun in Your Dental Den for Maximum Smiles!

Tips & Ideas to Create a Fun and Productive Workplace in Your Dental Practice During March

In-Office Team Building Activities

Having fun at work helps in creating a stress-free and enjoyable environment. Team-building activities and events boost camaraderie among your employees. Some fun ideas include having a potluck lunch, bringing in an ice cream or coffee truck to the office, organizing craft sessions, games, puzzles, or even turning the music up for an impromptu dance session. You can also make little appreciation gifts that your team can give out to your patients at their appointments.

Boost Team Spirit with Themed Dress-Up Days

Boost trust, creativity, teamwork, engagement, and productivity within your team by introducing fun-themed dress-up days. For example, you can have Decades Day, Pajama Day, Western, Pirate Day, Fiesta, Hawaiian Day, Tacky Tourist, Sports Day, Superhero Day, or Crazy Hat Day. The possibilities are endless!

Refresh Your Staff Lounge

The breakroom or lounge plays a significant role in the workplace. It’s a place where your team can relax, unwind, and enjoy their breaks. Consider cleaning it up, reorganizing, and redecorating it to make it more inviting. Stock it up with healthy snacks and beverages for the team to enjoy. For more ideas on how to improve your dental office break room, check out this link:

Tips for Sprucing Up the Dental Office Break Room

Healthier Teams

Encourage a healthy lifestyle among your team by introducing team exercise or yoga classes, serving Monday morning breakfast smoothies, or encouraging walks outside during breaks. These activities not only promote health but also provide a fun and energizing start to the workday.

Engage with Social Media

Utilize your social media pages and your Google My Business page to showcase the fun side of your office. Post fun team videos, employee work anniversaries, and fun pictures of your team and patients. This will not only boost your online presence but will also give your patients and potential patients an insight into your enjoyable workplace.

Have Fun Outside the Office

Plan fun activities outside the office like bowling, paint parties, shopping, axe-throwing, escape rooms, cooking classes, or even outdoor activities like nature hikes or pool parties. This would help in team bonding and creating a more cohesive work environment.

Community Involvement

Get involved in your local community. Participate in local events like art fairs, fundraisers, parades, etc. This not only boosts your visibility but also provides opportunities for team building. Don’t forget to take pictures and share them on your social media pages and website.

Invest in Continuing Education

Investing in your team’s continuing education is a great way to ensure practice growth. It’s also a wonderful team-building experience that can result in a happier and more motivated team. Consider incorporating a dental continuing education class with a fun event, like a CPR Course and Pool Party.

Gifts of Appreciation

In addition to simple, yet appreciated, thank you cards; Spa Gift Card, Good Ol’ Cash, Lunch/Breakfast, Purse/Tote bag, Gift Baskets, Plants/Flowers, Jewelry, Movie/Theater Gift Cards, Tickets to Sporting Events/Concert, Amusement Park tickets, Restaurant gift card, Gas cards, and Car Wash Gift Cards.

Practice Owners – Running a dental practice is more rewarding when you have a happy and motivated team. If you need help improving your dental practice, feel free to contact me at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com for a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call.

Regular Team Training

Support your team’s growth by offering consistent training sessions. This not only equips them with the skills they need to perform their tasks efficiently but also shows them that you value their professional growth.  Make sure to give thorough training to all new hires and offer refresher courses to the existing team on practice goals, expectations, systems, software, telephone etiquette, dental procedures, protocols, and more.

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty

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Dental Office Ideas to Celebrate Football Season

Dental Office Ideas to Celebrate Football Season

Hello Friends,

Football season is upon us – whether or not you’re a fan of football, celebrating football season with your office employees, patients, and the community is a great way to have more fun and exceed expectations.

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Here are a few ideas for you…

Special football-themed day(s) in the office:

  • Wear your favorite football team gear.
  • Encourage your patients to dress up too.
  • Decorate the office.
  • Take lots of pictures to share on your social media pages.
  • Set up a photo booth area with fun football-related props.
  • Serve football & tailgate foods  &  bottled water.
  • Hand out some patient appreciation gifts such as imprinted lip balm, and football-shaped/decorated treats, For more ideas check out my Pinterest board HERE.
  • Consider inviting local businesses & referring offices to celebrate with you.

More ideas to celebrate football season:

  • Special Offers on Sport Mouthguards
  • Post sports-related dental health tips on your social media pages.
  • Cheer on your local football teams via your social media platforms.

Taking it waaaayy back with an oldie-but-goodie photo of my family cheering on the Detroit Lions! Haha (My husband has high hopes for the Lions this year!)

  • Sponsor a local football team.
  • Have a Raffle to win football game tickets or a football-themed gift basket to encourage Facebook Likes, Check-ins, Referrals, and Reviews on Google, and Facebook
  • Deliver football-themed snacks and gifts to local businesses and specialists.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas.

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Ten Simple Ways to Bring Your Manners to Work

Ten Simple Ways to Bring Your Manners to Work

Hello Friends,

September 1st is Bring Your Manners to Work Day so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share a few quick tips and reminders regarding using our manners at work.

What are manners? Manners are the proper or polite way to behave in public, at work, and at home with your family.

We’re just going to focus on how we can bring our manners to work…

Good manners are cost-effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit.” – Letitia Baldrige

Say please and thank you – Make it a habit to say please whenever you ask for something. Saying thank you improves your office, your health, and boosts morale.

Greetings – Say a warm & friendly hello & goodbye to your employees ( & fellow co-workers) at the start and end of the day.

Say I’m Sorry – Accept responsibility when you are wrong and when you’ve messed up.

Use your Body language Manners – 75-80% of how we interpret what others are (or aren’t) saying is through their body language. Remember, smile more, make eye contact, be attentive, and demonstrate that you are listening.

Be on Time – “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” Make sure that you arrive at work on time ( at the start of the workday and after lunch).

Clean up after yourself ( & others when needed) – Pick up the piece of paper from the floor, dust off the plants, keep your workspace, the lunchroom, and the restroom clean. (Replace the roll of Toilet Paper… even if there are still a few squares left to spare, replace it with a fresh roll. While you’re at it, go ahead and fold the toilet paper into a pretty fan. #kiddingnotkidding #ohanditsovernotunder)

Practice Great Personal Hygiene – Wear clothes that reflect the excellent care you give your patients. This means wearing professional, clean, and wrinkle-free clothes.  Also, your hair and body should be clean and odor-free. (Yes, I went there.)  

Be Kind & Don’t Gossip –  Refuse to listen to gossip and stop speaking & spreading gossip. Be KIND!

I wish you all happy workdays full of good manners 🙂

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty – Dental Coach

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Dental Practice Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas for September 2023

Dental Practice Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas for September 2023

Hello Friends,

How are things looking for your office in September? Do you have holes in the schedule? Or are you booked solid? Are you on track to have your best September ever?

No matter if your schedule is full of patients or full of holes there are things we can do to improve the practice – things that show the team how much they matter and things to show your patients that you care.

The ideas that I am sharing with you for September will help you reactivate and reappoint patients, attract more new patients, build relationships within the community, as well as exceed your current patients’ expectations. You’ll also find ways to show your team how much you care and appreciate them.

For Practice Growth, Marketing, and Social Media Content for September 2023 -please visit: September 2023 Dental Practice Growth and Marketing Ideas

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Team Building and Appreciation Ideas…

National Taco Month  – Mexican Fiesta Lunch. Take the team for lunch or have a taco fiesta potluck lunch at the office.  “Taco ‘bout an awesome team!”

Random Acts of Kindness Day or Be Kind Day: 1st  – Do something kind and unexpected for your team. Give a thank you note and/or a small gift of appreciation to your employees.  It could be a gift card or actual gifts. (i.e.: spa products, chocolate, books, essential oils, teas, water bottle, etc.)

National Coffee Day: 29th – Starbucks or Coffee Gift Cards or Bring in a special coffee/tea drink for the team.

Office Manager Appreciation Month – Take this opportunity to put a spotlight on your office manager this month (in-office and on social media). 

 


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Practice Management Reminders and Ideas for September…

Pre-Appointment Chart/Schedule Review – Prior to the appointment, look for patients with unscheduled restorative treatment, family members due, unscheduled hygiene patients, and same-day treatment (ex. bite-guards, sealants, fluoride, whitening, etc.). Look for opportunities to help more of your patients smile healthier.

Insurance Renewal Letters – Send out your Insurance and HSA/FSA “Use it or Lose it” reminder texts, emails, and letters. Make calls to patients with unscheduled treatment plans and/or due in hygiene.

Dental Service Special/Feature

Mouthguards – September 4th is Mouthguard day. Consider, offering special pricing for custom mouthguards during the month of September.


Think beyond what you’ve always done to get by or your current perceived limitations– get creative with your methods for staying in touch with your current patients, reaching out to inactive patients, welcoming more new patients, and learning new things as a team to keep things fresh and motivating.

With your actions lead your team in the direction you want your practice to go and grow.

Practice Owners – If you would like to grow and improve your dental practice and have wondered what it might be like to work with me and what coaching is all about or would like to discover areas of opportunity for your practice … please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com. (Plan now to smile more in 2024)

“Being held accountable is an act of generosity and compassion. It is a gift that someone gives us to correct our wrongs, unlearn, and do better for the sake of our own growth. It might be uncomfortable, but it is worth the discomfort.” – Minaa B.

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Have the BEST September!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty – Dental Coach

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