Upleveling your Dental Team To Grow Your Practice

What is the best type of person to hire and who should be working in your office? Learn how to evaluate your current team members and how you practice works together.


In previous trainings, I’ve talked about hiring multipliers and not just staff or employees. When you look at your current team, I want you to think that every day is an opportunity for every member to rise up and improve by upleveling, the top level that you can.

What do I mean by the uplevel or upleveling?

Business is always evolving, advancing, moving forward. Change is imminent and if you aren’t growing, you are dying. You might have some employees however, that are stagnant. They have plateaued in their development.   They do the bare minimum and don’t move forward as your practice does.

Typically, employees are only let go when they are a huge problem or they are moving away. But it is easy for them to fly under the radar if an employee is just sitting there taking not causing any ripples, just clocking in and out each day.

It is important to advance as a practice… and as a person.

If a team member is just doing her job, that is great. However it isn’t enough. She isn’t contributing to the rest of the practice. This employee may have fit in when first hired at that stage of your practice, but as time goes on, it isn’t working out so well.

Don’t be afraid to let someone go for fear of not being able to find someone else. Over and over, time shows there will always be someone better out there. Everyone on your team can be replaced. Including you doctor.

Dentists aren’t usually as experienced as other businesses when it comes to hiring. Smaller team size and longevity of employees doesn’t give you the opportunity to be skilled at hiring because you just don’t get enough practice.

I challenge you to get really good at hiring. This will help you to hire better employees and keep your turnover low. Uplevel your team and always keep your eye out for those that are a little better than you or your current employees.

In this week’s video, you’ll learn:

  • How to evaluate your current team
  • What does upleveling mean
  • How to uplevel for growth

Please take a few minutes and watch the video above– do it for you and for your practice.
I wish you nothing but success,