With a smile, you can create a world of peace and happiness.
But how do you make a dentist smile?
Here are seven easy steps you can follow to create a smile in your practice.1.
Use the right words to describe what you’re trying to do.
Dentists say, “Make my day” when you want to take care of your patients.
It sounds simple, right?
But it’s not.
There’s a whole spectrum of expressions we can use when talking about dental care.
When we’re talking about a patient’s condition, we’re not just talking about their health.
We’re talking to the way their body works, how they feel, what they’re wearing, how their teeth look, how well they function.
When talking about dentistry, we are talking about how we treat our patient’s health and happiness, and we’re looking for those things that make our patient feel great.2.
Create an engaging environment.
When a dentist is making a denture or filling a cavity, you’re working with an experienced professional who knows the techniques and know how to use them.
When you’re talking with a patient about your office, you need to feel like you’re a part of their lives.3.
Talk about your dental work.
When the dentist is talking to you, it’s important to know how he’s doing.
Don’t just sit there and let him talk.
Instead, say something like, “That was great!” or “That looked great!”
And make it clear that you want your patient to have a positive experience with you.4.
Make sure you don’t lose sight of your own value.
When people talk about their dental care, it often feels like you want the job.
But if you think you have the same value as a dentist, you may be losing sight of the fact that the dental care you’re doing is actually about your patient’s needs.
Make it clear to the patient that the treatment is about them, not yours.5.
Make an honest effort.
When patients say, I don’t feel well enough, tell them that you don, too.
You don’t have to make your patient feel good.
Instead of focusing on the pain, focus on how you’re helping the patient.
When they feel better, you’ll have them feel even better.6.
Smile, not make jokes.
It’s okay to laugh.
Just make sure that you’re not laughing at your patients pain or their health issues.
Instead you need humor to get the job done.7.
Be a good role model.
A smile in the dentist’s office isn’t just about your smile.
It means your professionalism, your dedication, and your ability to help people feel better.