Free Resources for your Practice


    Most of us have learned from experience that “free stuff” is seldom worth much.  “You get what you pay for.” is an oft-quoted axiom---but I want to negate that idea by focusing your attention on free resources for your practice that will, I believe, prove most valuable to you and your practice.  At any time, you can also visit my blog that features weekly posts and a registration to get each post by email. I welcome the use and sharing of this material by any dentist in private practice or in academia. None of it, however, may be reproduced for sale or profit, but you are welcome to use it to improve your practice.

    These free resources are offered as a way for me to say “Thank you!” to the hundreds of dentists with whom I have worked personally and the thousands of dentists and staff members who have attended my seminars, read my articles and blogs, used my dental text book chapters, and continue to be loyal Practicon customers. You have allowed me to work with this profession that I love and respect for over 30 years, and I appreciate you!

    *** Click on the tabs below to expand each section of Free Resources! ***

    Associateships, Partnerships & Start Ups

    Interviewing, Hiring & Training

    Personnel Administration

    What is a Team?

    Characteristics of a Successful Team, Dentist & Staff Members

    Agenda for Morning Huddle

    Agenda for General Staff Meetings and Business Monitor

    Agenda for Team Meeting

    Business Coordinator Responsibilities

    Clinical Coordinator Responsibilities

    Practice Administrator Responsibilities

    Weekly Reviews with Practice Administrator

    Performance Appraisal Instructions

    Performance Appraisal for Business Staff

    Performance Appraisal for Clinical Staff 

    Individual Compensation Statement

    Delegation – An Important Management Tool in a Dental Practice

    Delegation Checklist for Dentist to Evaluate Propensity to Delegate

    Staff Member Development Guidelines

    Survey for Dental Team

    Staff Communication Focus

    Preferred Terminology for a Dental Practice

    Spelling Bee – List for Staff

    Form to let Your Team Know One Another Better

    Scheduling & Recare System

    Practice Management; Knowing the Numbers


    What is a Patient?

    What You Need to Know as you Consider Dental Practice Marketing

    Create a Marketing Plan for Your Practice

    How to Create a Vision for Your Practice

    How to Write a Mission Statement for Your Practice

    Example of a Mission Statement for a Dental Practice

    The Way You Run Your Practice---A Philosophy

    Internal Marketing Assessment

    External Marketing Assessment

    32 Marketing Ideas for Your Dental Practice

    Follow-Up Contacts

    A Calendar Keeps Marketing Activities Organized

    Survey Your New Patients

    Survey for Parent of a New Patient

    Teen-Aged Patient Survey

    Patient Survey

    Infant Oral Health---Information for Parents/Caregivers

    Letter to Parents about the First Dental Examination

    Welcome Letter for a new Patient

    Welcome Letter to a New Child Patient

    Thank-You Letter to Current Patient for a Referral

    Cover Letter to Send to Referring Dentists with Referral Slips

    Letters to Referring Dentists or to Referring Physicians

    Letter to Colleagues (with goodies for staff)

    Letter to Parents of a Newborn Baby in Your Community

    Letter to Newcomers in Your Community

    Letter to Teachers Offering Tooth Saver Chests and Dental Health Curriculum Assistance

    Dental Health Educator---A Key to Professional Service and Marketing

    *The forms, letters, documents, and other material on this page are copyrighted by Practicon, Inc. They may be used by dentists in all phases of practice, but may not be reproduced for sale or other commercial purposes. Copyright © Practicon Inc.