The Raving Patients Podcast

Season 

, Episode 

119

The 3 C's To Effectively Implement New Tech In Your Practice 

Season 

, Episode 

119

June 10, 2022

The 3 C's To Effectively Implement New Tech In Your Practice 

One of the most significant challenges dentists face today is implementing new technologies that can assist with clinical and front office tasks to deliver high-quality patient care.

Unfortunately, countless practices are still struggling with properly implementing new software, mainly because of a lack of experience of poor management. To help you tackle this challenge and stay ahead of the game, here are the 3 C's of implementing new tech in your practice.

1. Communication

Picture this: a bright, tech-savvy dentist comes back from a conference quite excited about some new technology that they haven't used before.

However, they fail to get their team involved as a part of the communication plan and get proper documentation of what is needed. As a result, the experience with this new technology ends up being awful and frustrating for both sides.

So, if you want to implement a new product, it's essential to communicate the benefits with your team and get them involved in the process. 

2. Coordination

As vital as communication is, it's not enough to successfully implement new software. You also need to coordinate a plan, mainly when dealing with vendors. 

As a rule of thumb, it's a good idea to stay away from vendors who offer a free or no setup cost - you get what you pay for when you accept those.

It's not about paying vendors a huge setup fee but investing in a solid coordinated implementation plan. 

3. Conviction

Most dentists are of the conscientious personality type, which means they fear making mistakes. 

Of course, being afraid of mistakes is healthy, but when implementing new technology, it's vital to have conviction and believe in what you're doing.

Building confidence and sharing your enthusiasm with your team will make the process much more enjoyable.

If you want to learn more, listen to this week's episode of The Raving Patients Podcast!

Dental software expert Travis Rodgers, also known as 'The Dental Software Guy,' joins me to share some tips on effectively managing new dental practice management software. 

Travis is considered a leader in dental innovation and technology, having launched over 200 products for top brands in the dental industry and built 18 dental software programs. 

We also discuss what causes dental practices to fail in implementing new systems and how to remove impediments to implementing new technology.

Key Takeaways 

  • How to effectively implement new dental practice management software (00:00)
  • Travis's background in dentistry and technology (01:40)
  • The 3 'C's' of implementing change (03:41)
  • The key to implementing new technologies (09:38)
  • Why it's a good idea to hire a consultant when introducing new software (17:16)
  • Lightning round questions (25:05)

Additional Resources

Learn proven dental marketing strategies and online reputation management techniques at: https://www.drlentau.com

Schedule a free consultation with Travis at: https://www.travisrodgers.com/

This podcast is sponsored by Cloud Dentistry, the largest dental talent marketplace. Find out more at: http://www.clouddentistry.com/Len

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