Following the death of George Floyd in May of 2020, Chicago Lake Family Dental was destroyed during the resulting civil unrest in Minneapolis. Practice owner, Ali Barbarawi, DDS, knew immediately that he would rebuild in the same location so he could continue serving his patients. His Patterson team and his employees were with him through the entire process.
Dr. Jeffery Kahler’s imagination and determination helped him push through numerous obstacles to open his new office during the pandemic. Dr. Kahler could have retired. Instead, with the help of Patterson and his wife, he reinvented his practice and reignited his passion for dentistry.
With the end of 2020 comes new lists, goals and ways to creatively end the year on a high note. Cassie Brehmer shares how connecting with patients who have unfinished treatment, getting ready for the rush between Christmas and New Year’s and finding ways to celebrate your staff will help close this year out on a positive note.
Some companies have been able to not only accelerate growth but also increase profitability while facing economic headwinds. As dental offices begin to reopen and rebound from the COVID-19 crisis, practice owners should focus on three key dimensions to navigate the economic downturn and come out the other side stronger.
Whether you’re handling emergencies only, entirely shut down, or taking initial steps to reopen, you’re no doubt focused on the near-term future of your practice. Kathy Brodal, a Patterson Dental business educator, offers eight ways to plan, prepare and pull off a strategy for propelling your business forward effectively.
“I knew for a long time that I wanted to open a practice in my hometown,” says Dr. Carla Thomas. “I’m so passionate about this community and I want to give back.” Dr. Thomas didn’t cut any corners when designing her practice. She wanted to build something that the people of Inglewood would be proud of by investing in the newest technology, buying CEREC equipment and purchasing products that would allow her and her staff to perform the latest techniques.