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2019: Morning Huddles That Matter Pt. 2

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On today’s episode, we have the second half of the 2-parts from Dr. Ben Kacos’ presentation on “Morning Huddles That Matter” at the Mastermind event, he emphasized the importance of reviewing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) during morning huddles. This practice helps measure and report on daily performance, new patient flow, reappointment rates, and hygiene production, ensuring that the team stays aligned with the practice’s goals.

Dr. Kacos discussed using morning huddles as an opportunity for teaching and influencing factors such as new patient flow, case acceptance, and treatment planning. He stressed the importance of presenting treatment in terms that resonate with patients, thereby improving case acceptance rates.

Continuing his focus on continuous improvement and training, Dr. Kacos highlighted methods such as team retreats, “Back to Basics” cards, and creating a culture of accountability within the team. These approaches help maintain high standards and ensure ongoing professional development.

Dr. Kacos also underscored the significance of building a positive office culture. He introduced activities like random acts of kindness, the Kool-Aid Award, culture coins, and patient preference sheets as ways to foster a supportive and engaging environment. Additionally, regularly scheduled team retreats that mix business with fun were highlighted as essential for strengthening team cohesion and morale.