We’ve all dreamed about what we would grow up to be someday. For some of you, it may have been a professional baseball player. Others may have dreamed of becoming the President of the United States. And then there are those of you who may have only dreamed of one day becoming a dentist. Whatever the dream was, I’m sure we didn’t think through all of the steps that we would need to take to get to our dream.
Perhaps you have just started dental school, or maybe you’re preparing to graduate soon. Wherever you’re at in your schooling, it’s important for you to start your dental career planning now. The key is to establish your professional network. And fellow dentists shouldn’t be the only group in your network. You’ll find quickly that you will need an attorney, accountant, investment advisor and insurance agent. These individuals can help you build a successful dental practice.
Developing a Team of Dental Advisors
Here are a few tips that can help you find the right professionals to join your team:
- Take time to meet with other professionals. Meeting face-to-face is a great way to get to know someone better. You’ll want to work with someone whose opinion you trust and someone you like. Take a lunch hour and actually sit down with someone and I bet you get to know them more than you will by reading their bio. This might be harder to do now due to COVID-19 but look for opportunities through virtual networking events in your area.
- Get to know several professionals in various industries. If you took the time to meet a couple of professionals in a variety of different industries each month, just imagine the knowledge you’ll gain about running dental career planning. And make sure when you meet with someone, ask them if there is anyone else who might be good for you to talk with.
- Research and peruse publications and websites that these professionals read and contribute to. You’ll be amazed at the insight you can get from these outlets.
New Dentist Help
If you’re looking to get a head start in your dental career, start planning and networking now. Still not sure where to start? Contact PMA Practice Transitions. Our Transition Experts can provide you with ideas and guidance for how to get started in building a successful dental practice.