Tips & Tricks

As stated in our mission, DLA is first and foremost concerned with improving patient care by informing the dental practitioners working with our client base. To be sure, our fee-based educational courses, coaching, and do-it-yourself training modules contribute to that objective − but we see it as important to ‘raise all boats,’ and give back to the profession that has been so good to us. We offer a growing archive of free resources, check back often, as we will be adding content regularly!

  • Morning Team Huddle

    Morning Team Huddle

    Happy, Profitable, and Engaging. These are the three things you want to achieve with your team at the end of the work day. But to do this, you and your team have to start the day right! One way to get everyone pumped up is to huddle with your dental team before the day starts.…

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  • Hygiene Department Structure

    Hygiene Department Structure

    In this video, Dr. Zina Berry talks about how to structure the hygiene department for your dental practice. Tune in!

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  • Dental Assistant Communication

    Dental Assistant Communication

    You come into work, and you see that your lead dental assistant is frustrated with the general chaos in the dental office. What do you do? In this video, Dr. Zina Berry walks you through on how she sets structures in place to ensure that her team of dental assistants are all working together harmoniously.…

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  • Onboarding a New Member

    Onboarding a New Member

    Bringing in a new team member can be a challenge. But having that initial conversation with the new recruit can go a long way! This week, Dr. Zina Berry of @dlaleadership shares an inspiring conversation between her and a new hygienist on approaching the patient’s needs. Watch the video to learn more.

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  • Passing The Baton

    Passing The Baton

    Let’s talk about transitioning between departments, or what Dr. Zina Berry of Dental Leadership Academy calls “Passing the Baton”. How do you and your employees work in tandem to deliver a consistent message to the patient? Watch the videos below to learn more.

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  • Systems Check

    Systems Check

    In this video, Dr. Zina Berry puts on one of the other hats she wears as a Dental Practitioner, and it is called Systems Checker. Tune in to learn the importance of checking your dental systems regularly and letting your team know the reasons for it.

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