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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT How to Become a $10,000 a Day Dentist by Bill Williams, DMD, MAGD, MICCMO I f you want to be a $10K a day dentist you have to jump higher, jump farther, and jump longer. It’s January first 2016. I’m preparing my first lecture for my first 5M Mastermind session. I want to share the most important lessons I had learned in my 40 years of practicing dentistry. So, I asked myself, “How can dentists and their teams overcome the bottlenecks to becoming more productive and efficient in their daily work so that they can live more fruitful, balanced lives?" PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek@bigstock.com That’s how I came up with an idea worth sharing: becoming a $10,000 a day dentist. How can any dentist learn how to produce $10,000 or more every day? Now we could, in a team oriented setting, just as well be talking about the $3,000 a day hygienist, or the $15,000 or $20,000 a day dental team depending on how many 8 TPD | SUMMER 2018 providers are a part of your team. So, whenever I say $10,000 from now on, just think of your position in the practice and your office as a whole. Okay? As my wife, Sheila, always says, “Money is just a yardstick for service. If you just take care of the patients, the money will come.” We speak of the $10K day as a great way of serving lots of people every day. A $10K team is a high-service team meeting a lot of patients’ needs. The big question I’m raising is this… Do you live to work or do you work to live? The idea is to become a $10,000 a day dental team so that we all have the time and the resources we need to lead more fruitful and balanced lives. Imagine yourself being able to schedule and produce $10K per day. Imagine having consecutive best days and best