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The Fellowship Award merits an FAGD after the DDS in your credentials. This is a way to level up in your dental profession and also gain respect by your peers and clients as it grows your knowledge and experience with 500 hours of CE.

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6 days ago
The one way to guarantee a more productive team is by showing them appreciation.

Here's 4 ways to show your team gratitude:

1️⃣ Private Appreciation 🙌

It seems so often we are more focused on “catching” people doing something wrong, instead of purposefully seeking to “observe” them doing something wonderful — and acknowledging it. When a team member makes a difference — big or small — take a moment to look them in the eye and specifically praise what they have done.

2️⃣ Public Appreciation 🏆

Another way to express gratitude is by sharing it with the entire team or even your practice community. For example, you can use the end-of-day, weekly or monthly meeting to go through a quick but thoughtful list of everyone you’ve observed doing good. It’s important, though, to make sure that everyone on the team is recognized equally. Or you could write a thoughtful thank-you on a post-it and place it on a computer screen for all to see.

3️⃣ Little Things Deliver Big Impacts 🎁

When it comes to empowering your team, little things can go a long way...Small tokens of appreciation don’t have to break the bank. You could give a $5 gift card for coffee because the team member always is so “perky” in the morning or a gas gift card to the team member who always goes the extra mile. As with all appreciation, whether verbal or a small token, it is the thought that counts.

4️⃣ Involve the Entire Team

Getting the entire team involved can create a dynamic practice culture. Imagine if your whole team was actively looking for “things done right” and acknowledging the good instead of focusing on the bad. One easy way is to put out a “recognition box” (instead of a suggestion box) where team members can privately, if they prefer, recognize others for a job well done.

In closing, join the celebration 🎉

The bottom line is that an empowered, motivated and appreciated team may directly affect your bottom line. Consistently and authentically showing appreciation takes a little effort, time and money, but it can deliver an incredible return on investment.

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