How To Use Downtime To Increase Your Production In Your Dental Practice

Dr. Ginger Bratzel talks about a subject that is related to patient attraction but doesn’t get enough emphasis or attention from most business people, downtime to increase your productivity.




To be a high level, advancing entrepreneur, it takes a lot of mental and physical energy.  If you are always giving, it takes a lot out of you.  Unfortunately, not enough people take downtime.  And when they do take downtime, they do it in the form of a vacation. 


Vacations are fun and it’s nice to be out of the office, but a lot of times vacations are more stressful than being at work.  Traveling with your family, especially with small children, takes a lot of energy out of you.


So let’s talk about dedicated, scheduled downtime to rejuvenate yourself.  Not related to a vacation, not an obligation, not going to a CE course but dedicated downtime to really work on yourself. 


You make better decisions when you are in a physical and emotional place where you are rejuvenated.  So taking routine time for yourself is important.  If you’re off work on Friday, that doesn’t mean you’re running errands the whole time.  There are only so many hours in the day, and only so many days in the month and year. 

Click on the video image below to watch.


You have to make sure you make the time.  Try blocking out one day a month, or one day every other month, where you do nothing but really work on your personal development.  Read about things that interest you so you can really expand into ideas to grow your practice. 

Dentistry and entrepreneurship is a full-contact sport so you have to treat it that way.  When we bring our clients out, we make them get out of their offices and put them in a positive and creative environment. 

Block off some time for personal development, and make sure you honor that block.  Make sure that’s on your schedule.  It might be a massage, it might be reading, maybe working with someone.  It’s whatever works for you.  Give yourself that time to be a human being and relax so that you can be more effective as a dentist and an owner.

In this video, you’ll learn about:
  • Dedicated downtime
  • Personal development
  • The importance of being in a positive, creative environment

Please take a few minutes and watch the video above– do it for you and for your practice.

Are you a dentist who wants to get all the patients you need, maybe we should talk?
I invite you to contact me right now at to schedule a complimentary ‘get acquainted meeting’ over the phone with me to see what opportunities are available right now in your practice to make patient attraction and practice growth a priority. 
If you want more patients, you need to send me that email! 

I wish you nothing but success,

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Ginger Bratzel, DDS, The Dental Patient Attraction Expert, is the founder of the New Patient Attraction Automation System®, the proven program the shows you through a precise, step-by-step process, how to get all the patients you need…your IDEAL patients. Get your FREE Audio CD by mail and receive a weekly access to marketing tips and mindset articles to grow your practice and increase your income, visit