Annual Planning and Team Retreats


“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” as the saying goes. It means working and only working will eventually burn you out and make you have a profound dislike for the profession you chose. This is why retreats were made—these events are a fantastic opportunity to get a well-deserved break from being a high-performing dentist and a means to learn something new and improve our professional relationships. What should you discuss during retreats? How soon should you plan for them? 

Today, I share the importance of having team retreats and how they can be a means for your practice to improve both financially and culturally. I describe why I always plan for annual retreats and why we never used to have retreats in my practice. I explain topics you can highlight during a retreat, especially when hitting your financial goals. I also discuss what’s in store for you on our 3D Bootcamp this coming January.

"Nothing makes you get along better than living with people for a couple of days."- Tarun Agarwal

This week on T-Bone Speaks Dentistry Podcast:

  • Why I always plan annual retreats
  • Why the retreat wasn't always a retreat and what it was like before
  • Focusing on critical thinking during retreats
  • Reverse engineering to get the financial numbers you want
  • The procedures I provide in my practice and my commitment to hybrids
  • Our tooth replacement therapy and making sure the patient commits to it
  • What you can expect from our 3D Bootcamp next year

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • "Of all the programs we do, the 3D Bootcamp will help drastically change the way you practice dentistry." – Tarun Agarwal
  • "If you haven't been averaging one a month right now, it's going to be difficult to suddenly start doing one and a half or two each month." – Tarun Agarwal
  • "Critical thinking is important for team members, especially when you're moving to a role where you want team members to be like owners." -Tarun Agarwal

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