Dental Growth Consultant
I assist dental practice owners in a one-to-one capacity to add value to their business whilst balancing their home and work life.
As dental growth consultants in dental and dental specialist practices, we're dedicated to helping your practice succeed.
Unlock your true potential with our bespoke systems and one-to-one service driving profitability and reigniting your passion for dentistry.
1. Complimentary Consultation:
We start by offering a no-obligation chat in your office, over the phone or via Zoom to better understand your practice's unique needs. This initial consultation also provides an opportunity for us to get to know each other and determine if we're a good fit to work together.
Start- Up dental and Specialist practices
Starting a new dental/specialist practice can be an exciting and challenging experience. As a start-up dental practice owner, it's important to have a solid plan in place that sets the foundation for success and outlines clear steps towards achieving your goals. My approach involves getting to know you, the practice owner, and understanding your specific goals and aspirations. Together, we can create a tailored plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you launch a successful dental practice.
The six areas that I focus on to lay the foundations for success are:
Foundational Strategy Development: Establishing a clear mission, philosophy, and set of values that will guide your decision-making, shape your approach to patient care, and set your practice apart from competitors.
Location: Sourcing an area best suited for growth and success. We'll look at factors like demographics, competition, and accessibility to find the ideal location for your practice.
Branding and Marketing Strategy: Develop a strong brand identity that reflects your practice's values and mission, including a brand style guide. We'll work together to create a marketing strategy that builds brand awareness and attracts new patients.
Practice Management Systems: Developing a clear and concise office manual that outlines office policies and procedures, utilising ADA and other templates. We'll create a system that ensures efficient practice management and consistent quality of care for your patients.
Team Development: Mentor your team to set up systems based on the foundational strategy to establish systems bespoke to your practice. We'll provide support to get your practice accredited and set up WH&S and Infection Control manuals based on ADA templates. We'll work together to develop a team that is aligned with your practice's values and committed to providing exceptional patient care.
Financial Management: Giving direction to develop a budget and regularly monitoring financial performance to ensure profitability. We'll create tracking systems that align with your practice's goals and helps you stay on track.
It's important to note that I recommend other services in my network where I don't have expertise, or where I feel my client could benefit. I always recommend my clients to see their accountant, have a lawyer and perhaps use a Property Group to secure a lease or purchase given the nature of leasing or buying in the eastern states.
To help you get started, I offer four tailored packages specifically designed to meet your needs: Lite, Foundations, Guided, and Comprehensive. Each package builds with the amount of support and guidance offered. I recommend moving through a variety of packages, depending on where you are in your practice journey. This way, we can move towards launching a successful dental practice.
dental practice Success
diagnostic Review of your dental practice
As your dedicated business consultant, I'm committed to helping you achieve not just professional growth, but also personal fulfillment and financial prosperity.
Step 1: In-Depth Analysis
Together, we'll uncover the unique strengths, challenges, and aspirations that shape your practice. Through insightful discussions and comprehensive assessments, we'll gain a deep understanding of your vision and goals.
Step 2: Tailored Treatment Plan
Armed with the insights from our analysis, I'll craft a custom Treatment Plan designed exclusively for your practice. This plan is your roadmap to achieving enhanced efficiency, reduced stress, and remarkable growth.
What's in it for You?
Efficiency Redefined: We'll identify and address inefficiencies in your practice, streamlining your operations for smoother management and more personal time.
Stress Reduction: By implementing proven strategies, you'll experience reduced stress while witnessing your practice thrive.
Profitable Growth: Our targeted approach will lead to increased profitability, letting you reap the rewards of your hard work.
Personalised Support: You'll receive actionable templates, practical guides, and access to affordable training courses that suit your practice's unique needs.
Industry Connections: I'll connect you with reputable organisations and businesses that can expand your success through their expertise in different areas.
Together, we'll navigate the path to your practice's unrivalled success. Let's turn your vision into reality – professionally, personally, and financially. Get ready to transform your practice and your life.
Dental PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
for dental practices
A Business Plan worked successfully for both practices I owned and worked. Our practice grew into 2 technologically rich practice locations, one purpose-built, with a turnover five-fold and selling profitably in 2015. The orthodontic practice doubled in size, expanded its product range suited to changing markets, engaged new doctors and became more profitable.
A business plan sets out your goals and methods for attaining those goals within a time frame. As a Business Consultant, I assist dental owners to determine their long-term thinking, (strategic planning), and primary goals for their business. I analyse all aspects of the organisation and assist with practice management planning and implementation for profit maximisation, sustainability, possibly succession planning and overall happiness in owning a business.
A Business Plan is a much more involved process and takes a considerable amount of work from the owner in the short term. I would recommend a Business Plan at the outset for a start-up practice. Generally, when operating systems are established and everything is running better, you are in a better place to look at a Business Plan. If you have a practice that has been going a little longer, a business plan involves more of my time working with you, although I am not hands-on all the time.
I work with you on the plan by explaining what needs to be completed. We work on it in small increments. I give you "homework" which I request back within a mutually convenient time frame. After these baby steps, the business plan is presented. As you are the one that has delivered the content, you have full ownership. I give you recommendations and ways to assist in monitoring and achieving those goals using key performance indicators. For example, you are considering investing in more equipment. Many questions get raised. Do you have the financial capability to make this purchase? Have you got the patient load to service this purchase? What will be the return on investment? These questions are analysed when doing these small increments.
In the end, it’s usually actionable with a cash flow forecast that is monitored monthly. I would be working with you for 6 - 12 months depending on how quickly you could work on the plan. I come back 6 months after the completion of the plan to ensure your progress is being successfully implemented.
Strategic Planning & Implementation
Empowerment Through Coaching and Mentoring
What's in it for You and Your Dental Team?
Practical Implementation: We guide your dental team in implementing the recommendations from your Treatment Plan. Our hands-on approach ensures seamless execution.
Customised Skill Development: We mentor key staff members to establish practice management systems tailored to your practice's unique requirements.
Enhanced Practice Management: Your Practice Manager receives personalised coaching in product analysis, procedure evaluation, and business analysis tools.
Business Tracking: We join forces to track essential business indicators. We assist in assembling a business report. This report encompasses key metrics like referrals, production figures, treatment conversions, rebooking rates, major costs compared to benchmarks etc. Together, we build a clear picture of your practice's performance and lay the foundation for informed decisions.
Continuous Support: We're here for the long haul. Regular check-ins ensure that your team confidently executes tasks independently.
Your Journey to Success
Our ultimate aim is to equip you and your team with the deep understanding and tools needed to run your practice effectively. By developing bespoke policies and procedures based on proven best practices, we're paving the way for your practice's enduring success.
BUSINESS CONSULTING EMPOWERMENT
I have a wealth of experience owning and managing dental practices, and I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge to help others succeed. I stand by my values of Integrity, Honesty, Value, and Understanding, and I'm dedicated to providing customised solutions that meet the unique needs of each practice.
In summary, as a dental business consultant, I'm committed to helping dental practices achieve their goals. Whether you're looking to improve practice management, optimise systems, or drive profitability and growth, I have the expertise and experience to help you succeed.
Why do I need a business consultant for my practice?Engaging a dental business consultant offers numerous advantages for your practice. With specialised industry knowledge and experience, a consultant can enhance efficiency, profitability, and growth potential. They provide expert problem-solving, unbiased insights, and access to valuable resources and contacts. Hiring a consultant is a cost-effective means of accessing expertise without a full-time commitment, making it a strategic choice for achieving your practice's goals.
Why Choose Aligned Business Consulting?Transformative Benefits Tailored to Your Dental Practice At Aligned Business Consulting, our purpose is to empower dental practice owners like you to enhance your business's value while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We specialise in personalised growth solutions that maximise your practice's potential, boost profitability, and rekindle your passion for dentistry. Who We Are and Why We Exist With three decades of experience, I've witnessed the challenges businesses face firsthand. Aligned Business Consulting was born from the desire to make a difference. Our approach is grounded in patient experience, values, teamwork, and clinical excellence. By leveraging these foundations, we drive treatment conversions – the ultimate measure of success. Unlock Your Practice's Potential We're here to revolutionise dental practices and dental specialist clinics. Our bespoke systems and one-on-one service are designed to fit your practice like a glove. We're dedicated to your success, ensuring you achieve, thrive, and sustain – all without straining your budget.
Can you provide examples of successful improvements or changes you've implemented in other dental practices?My history is defined by driving growth in healthcare practices through strategic policies, systems, and procedures relating to patient experience and treatment conversions. Leveraging these very methods, I expanded and effectively managed the practices I owned and managed. I co-founded a dental practice, steering it to a profitable sale in 2015, and managed the remarkable growth and accreditation of a medical startup and an orthodontic practice whose income increased fourfold whilst I was there and continues to grow through systems I established.
Can you share success stories or testimonials from other dental practices you've worked with?Our journey at Aligned Business Consulting is marked by the success stories of dental practices we've had the privilege to collaborate with. These stories are told by the very dental practice owners who've experienced our consulting services. You don't have to take our word for it – hear it directly from those who have benefited. See testimonials on our home page that echo the tangible improvements achieved by practices we've partnered with. You'll also find authentic voices on Google reviews as well.
How much does it cost?At Aligned Business Consulting, we understand that each dental practice is unique. That's why we offer a complimentary consultation to ensure that our services align with your specific needs. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, we tailor our proposals to address your practice's individual requirements. This might involve short-term assistance in specific areas or a more comprehensive Diagnostic Review. Achieving lasting change takes time and commitment, ideally over 12 months. For your peace of mind, I offer a 30-day cancellation option.
How do you grasp the unique needs of my dental practice?Tailored Insight for Practice Growth We kick off with a comprehensive diagnostic review of your practice. By delving into your strengths, challenges, and goals, we gain a profound understanding of your vision. Step 1: Discover and Define We engage in detailed conversations and in-house observations to uncover your practice's distinct qualities and challenges. This forms the basis for our strategies. Step 2: Customised Growth Plan Armed with insights, we create personalised strategies that directly address your pain points, ensuring measurable results. Our goal is to help your practice thrive uniquely.
How do you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the dental industry?Remaining at the forefront of business management and marketing trends is paramount. I am dedicated to continuous learning, ensuring I'm informed about the latest industry advancements. My B.Com degree from Curtin University and eight years in banking and finance management have honed my analytical and strategic skills. This background, combined with over two decades of experience in the dental and medical fields, empowers me to incorporate the latest technologies and treatment methods. This ensures that the solutions I recommend are not only effective but also informed by the latest developments in the dental industry.
How can your experience in healthcare centres, dentistry, and finance benefit my practice?My multifaceted background uniquely positions me to drive success in dental practices. With over two decades in the dental and medical fields, I've successfully navigated the intricacies of these industries, consistently adopting the latest advancements. Additionally, my eight years in banking and finance management equip me with a strategic perspective that enhances financial sustainability. This diverse experience, coupled with a proven track record of growth, allows me to offer holistic guidance that integrates healthcare expertise with sound financial principles, all geared toward propelling your practice forward.