“There is no ‘I’ in team” is a great and often heard phrase that reminds all of us that the essence of a successful team is: a group of highly qualified people committed to one another and committed in a pursuit of a well-defined goal.
I think that all of us at some point in our lives have been part of a successful team, even if that means you must harken back to the glory days of your championship little league team. But teams don’t come together by chance. There is always a person that is key to recognizing talent and bringing the team together with a goal in mind. In the dental profession, the good old days of solo practitioners with a part time staff are ancient history.
The dentistry profession is perhaps the best example of the change that has occurred. Tremendous advances in technology, greater per capita discretionary income, and compelling cultural trends have caused an evolution in what many dental practices have now become. Dental professionals who want to be competitive in the marketplace must build a team of highly skilled people to meet the consumer demand that now includes restorative/cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic procedures. The dental practice team now defines the practice.
Byron M. Blasco, DMD, a widely recognized dentist in the Las Vegas area is also the team doctor for hottest team in the National Hockey League, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Dr. Blasco knows better than most what makes a team great. “I have the privilege of seeing a remarkably successful group of NHL players every week defining what a great team is and what they can accomplish”, says Blasco. “There are tremendous principles of team success that I can bring back to my practice after every Golden Knights game. You will always find common denominators between successful teams that reside in totally different disciplines.”
Prospective patients should take advantage of dental practices that have a highly skilled team of integrated specialties. A good example of this is the emphasis in today’s dentistry on “Great Smiles”. A great smile for most folks is a smile that they are happy, confident, and pleased to offer those around them. Patients are now looking to repair and replace missing teeth; brighten teeth; fix crooked smiles that are often a result of jaw problems, or create more symmetry in a face that makes a smile more impactful.
Now a dental team not only addresses the needs of a healthy smile but they also address the growing desire of dental patients to put that healthy smile in the context of facial aesthetics. It is easy to now understand why the elements that make for any successful team have a vitally important role in today’s dental practice.
If you are looking for a great smile contact Dr. Byron Blasco’s great team at 702-933-1300.