Effective Goal-Setting: Making Dreams into Reality

Dental CPA in TowsonNo matter how impressive your vision for your business may be, dreams require hard work, strategic planning, and a willingness to adapt to make them real. Highly successful business owners learn to set goals realistically and effectively. Master the skills of effective goal-setting, strategic planning, and assessment to find greater success in your business.

Set Incremental Goals

Start small when setting goals. Establish daily and weekly goals. It can be easy to let ambition take over while you dream of long-term goals. However, you cannot reach your long-term goals without smaller victories along the way. Setting smaller, incremental goals provides the opportunity for you to be in constant control of your business. You will know if you miss a weekly goal, and you can then adjust your strategy to make sure it never happens again. If you are only setting quarterly or yearly goals it can come as a surprise when you miss them, or your team might be left struggling to meet them at the last minute.

Make Goals Visible

You and your team need a visual reminder of what your goals are and when you plan to achieve them. Put them up on a bulletin board in the office, include them on your calendar. Write your goals in a place you look daily as a constant reminder. We all have those back-of-the-mind thoughts or ideas that might be good if implemented, but they are frequently forgotten. Make your goals visible to you and your entire team.

Goals Need to be Measured

How will you know if you achieved your goal if you cannot measure it? Goals should have a measurable standard. Perhaps your goal is to see 10 new clients by the end of each month or to increase the number of referrals by 50% before the end of the quarter. Pick specific numbers and concepts that can be defined in a concrete way. Abstract goals are harder to reach because they are too difficult to define. When goals are measurable, you will know exactly what you need to achieve your desired result.

Rethink the way you are setting your goals for your business. Your ambitious plans will be successful only if you have a road map to reach them. This is where effective goal setting comes in. Get into the habit of writing down your goals and measuring them. Effective goal-setting strategies take careful planning. Master these skills and you will be on your way to the business success you have dreamed of achieving.

For more tips on managing your business, please contact us.

ASSOCIATE DENTIST, FULL TIME Carroll County, Maryland

MONDAY -THURSDAY 8:30 – 4:30  Carroll County, Maryland

Wonderful opportunity to provide excellent care in a beautiful, fast-growing, and thriving private dental practice in affluent Howard County, Maryland.  We average 75+ new patients each month!  No obligation to purchase but owner doctor is nearing retirement and beginning to look for his replacement.

  • Modern a-dec equipment in all six operatories
  • Digital practice management, scheduling, X-rays and CEREC cad/cam
  • Virtually unlimited income potential
  • Compensation based on production, not collection
  • Daily guaranteed minimum throughout, not just to start
  • Paid liability insurance and continuing education
  • Employer contribution to health insurance
  • Profit sharing 401k plan
  • Additional days available if desired
  • Will consider new graduates and those with experience
  • Owner takes pleasure in mentoring new graduates
  • Wonderful staff committed to your success
  • Very visible location with plenty of parking
  • Position available immediately

If interested, please email Allen Schiff, CPA, CFE at ASchiff@Schiffcpa.com  your Resume / CV

 Dental Accountant | Four Financial Mistakes That New Dentists Make 

Dental AccountantGraduating dental school after four years of hard work and beginning your practice brings about a myriad of changes, which include embarking on a rewarding career. Unfortunately, many new dentists do not pay close enough attention to financial considerations. The team at Schiff & Associate can work with you to avoid the common pitfalls that new dentists often encounter. Take care to avoid these five common mistakes. 

Poor Debt Management In 2018, the median debt for dental school graduates was $280,410. Compounding interest on school loans can add up quickly. While it’s tempting to buy cars and clothes that you previously weren’t able to afford, managing student loan debt during the first years of your practice can make the difference when the time comes to get a mortgage or expand your practice. Talking with our team of professionals can help you strike a balance between paying off your debt and taking advantage of the student loan income tax benefits. 

Few or No Written Goals Having a financial plan for your life will help you set a course, even when the unexpected happens. Saving for retirement needs to happen early on. The average age of retirement for dentists is now 69, according to the American Dental Association. Not considering retirement can have you living beyond your means early on in your career. Because of schooling, many dentists are age 30 or close to it before they start earning a significant salary. Having a sound plan as soon or soon after you start working will set you up for the future. 

Ignoring Changing Overhead Costs Newer dentists are often anxious to further their practices, but what comes along with that is an increased cost in overhead when more supplies, employees and the like are needed. Review your practices every few years to determine where you can cut costs or streamline processes to reduced overhead. 

Insufficient Billing and Collections Procedures Every practice has bills that are eventually written off because of the failure of insurance companies and patients to pay. Working with your accountant to develop a plan can help minimize those write-offs and maximize profits. 

If you’re a newly practicing dentist and want to get your professional career off on the right foot, contact our office to schedule a meeting. Developing a financial plan at the outset is one of the keys to creating a sound dental practice. 

Schiff & Associates, CPA
Email: ASchiff@Schiffcpa.com
Phone: (410) 321-7707
Url: https://schiffcpa.com
100 West Road, Suite 410,
Towson, MD 21204

Dental CPA Allen Schiff Gives Back to Maryland Community

Towson, MD: Dental CPA Allen M. Schiff, CPA, CFE has continued to make philanthropy a priority in his community after providing financial support to the Maryland State Dental Association Foundation (MSDAF). The donations made by Schiff & Associates to the MSDAF in 2018 helped bring dental care to over 1,300 Marylanders in need.

 
The MSDAF has dedicated itself to improving the oral health of Marylanders through education and support of programs that improve access to dental care. Through donor participation and volunteer support, the MSDAF helps thousands of Marylanders overcome barriers of care, connecting them with the treatment they need but may be unable to afford.

By supporting the MSDAF, Allen hopes to give back to his Maryland community and improve the education and level of care for those around him. As a Dental CPA, Allen has committed himself to helping empower not just dentists, but the communities they serve as well.

Allen Schiff is the managing member of Schiff & Associates, LLC and also serves as President of the Academy of Dental CPAs (ADCPA). He has over 35 years of experience in dental practice management and has received the SMART CEO award six out of the last seven years as one of the top CPAs in Maryland.

In addition, Allen is an active speaker on a national level, helping dental practices achieve top success. He has presented to the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), local Mid-Atlantic societies, as well as various dental study clubs. Allen has also taught dental practice management at a local dental school for over 30 years.

For more information on Allen Schiff or to request a consultation, please call Schiff & Associates, LLC at (410) 321-7707 or visit https://schiffcpa.com/.

Schiff & Associates, LLC
100 West Road, Suite 410
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 321-7707
www.schiffcpa.com

Towson Dental CPA | 3 Tips to Empower Your Dental Team and Your Practice

As the front line of your practice, your dental team is crucial to your business goals. Their performance, attitude, and communication can determine if a patient has a fantastic visit or a frustrating one. Here are four tips that can help you empower your team, improving patient retention and overall happiness in the workplace.

A Healthy, Positive Culture

Your first priority toward a loyal, productive team should be establishing a welcoming and comfortable office culture. Being open to feedback and transparent in your motives will make the atmosphere of your practice something that your team looks forward to each day. Encourage your team with attainable goals and ensure that all criticism is constructive, yet humble.

Communication Goes Two Ways

When it comes to proper communication, don’t forget that listening is just as important as speaking up. Your team should feel comfortable with voicing their concerns.

As the leader, there are times when it is important to gain the approval of your team. If issues arise in performance, between employees, or surrounding changes, don’t ignore them. Talk to your team and listen to their perspective. Be fair in your assessment and just in your decisions.

Bring Out the Best

A powerful team requires powerful recruiting. Finding talented team members depends on competitive salaries and the chance for growth. By rewarding your team for their best efforts, you can help them feel confident and loyal to your practice.

Even more important than recruiting, however, is retention. Train your team to strengthen their skills, and step in when they are feeling the strain. Make sure you cross-train where appropriate, to reduce the impact that vacations or turnover may have on your team’s wellbeing. If you ensure their work environment allows them to thrive, then they will.

Building your dream team can push your practice ahead while establishing a positive experience for patients, employees, and yourself. If you are in need of a healthy change for your practice, then don’t hesitate. Our team at Schiff & Associates can bring you the management consulting you need to empower your practice and your staff. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

100 West Road, Suite 410
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 321-7707

General Dental Practice Seeking Associate: Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD

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General Family Dental Practice seeking a motivated and enthusiastic associate to join our practice with all digital facility located in a high traffic area in Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. Modern office with digital charts and x-rays. Dedicated staff members handle all administrative tasks. Looking for Part Time to start on Mon, Thur, Fri and then extend to Full time as needed.  Guaranteed base pay and profit sharing based upon performance.

Qualifications
– Active MD license
– Strong communication skills
– Passionate about patient care
– Must have 3 or more years experience

To learn more about this opportunity, please send Resume and Salary History to: Allen Schiff aschiff@schiffcpa.com .

General Practice Seeking Associate – Rockville, MD

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General Family Dental Practice seeking a motivated and enthusiastic associate to join our practice with all digital facility located in a high traffic area in Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. Modern office with digital charts and x-rays. Dedicated staff members handle all administrative tasks. Looking for Part Time to start on Mon, Thur, Fri and then extend to Full time as needed.  Guaranteed base pay and profit sharing based upon performance.

Qualifications
– Active MD license
– Strong communication skills
– Passionate about patient care
– Must have 3 or more years experience

To learn more about this opportunity, please send Resume and Salary History to: Allen Schiff aschiff@schiffcpa.com .

General Dental Practice Seeking FT Associate: Northern VA

Associate Dentist Wanted in Northern Virginia

World-class office expanding our schedule to accommodate demand. We are offering the ultimate full-time associate opportunity! Temporary position with opportunity for permanent position.   Current associate is going on Maternity leave. Super-fun team, with your own treatment coordinator, quality work, completely equipped with latest technology.   Fax resume to 703–858-0102.

Information about the associate position

Full Time – 4 1/2 days 40 hours per week

Two evenings per week 10 am – 7 pm

Two mornings per week 7am – 4 pm

No Saturdays

Pay based on percentage of collections with minimum of $500/day guarantee

Health benefits available through HRA

Dental Benefits for Associate and family

CE credits

General Practice Seeking FT Associate: Northern VA

Associate Dentist Wanted in Northern Virginia

World-class office expanding our schedule to accommodate demand. We are offering the ultimate full-time associate opportunity! Temporary position with opportunity for permanent position.   Current associate is going on Maternity leave. Super-fun team, with your own treatment coordinator, quality work, completely equipped with latest technology.   Fax resume to 703–858-0102.

Information about the associate position

Full Time – 4 1/2 days 40 hours per week

Two evenings per week 10 am – 7 pm

Two mornings per week 7am – 4 pm

No Saturdays

Pay based on percentage of collections with minimum of $500/day guarantee

Health benefits available through HRA

Dental Benefits for Associate and family

CE credits

General Dental Practice Seeking FT Associate: Owings Mills, MD

General Dental Practice Seeking Full Time Associate: Owings Mills, Maryland

Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as a Full Time Dental Associate to join a successful State of the Art General Dental Practice located in Owings Mills, Maryland.  The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2 years of clinical experience.  Please send Resume and Salary History to: Allen Schiff aschiff@schiffcpa.com .

General Practice Seeking FT Associate: Owings Mills, MD

General Dental Practice Seeking Full Time Associate: Owings Mills, Maryland

Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as a Full Time Dental Associate to join a successful State of the Art General Dental Practice located in Owings Mills, Maryland.  The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2 years of clinical experience.  Please send Resume and Salary History to: Allen Schiff aschiff@schiffcpa.com .

General Dental Practice Seeking Associate – Dunkirk, MD

Dunkirk, MD General Dental Practice Now Hiring Associate Dentist with Buy-In Opportunity.

General Dental Practice seeking an Associate: Dunkirk, MD.  Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as an Associate to join a successful, high-end General Dental Practice located in Dunkirk, Maryland. The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2-3 years of clinical experience. The ideal Associate is able to perform one appointment Endo, post and crown prep; as well as both simple and surgical extractions.  Buy-In Opportunity Available.  Please send Resume and Salary History to: Allen Schiff aschiff@schiffcpa.com .

General Dentist Position

ADA Job Posting Job Description

We are searching for a positive, collaborative and team-oriented dentist to join our thriving private practice. We are located in a quiet and affluent area south of the Washington, D.C. metro area. Calvert County is the 13th wealthiest county in the United States. We enjoy a shortened work week because we maximize our time to the fullest. The right fit for us is a person that enjoys learning and being part of a team with a positive outlook and the desire to deliver a wide variety of care. The ideal candidate is an expert multi-tasker, a patient person, and has a great sense of humor!

Our practice utilizes the latest CEREC technology and we are Waterlase certified. We have three hygienists that are Biolase certified, hold RDH certification and provide comprehensive perio care. We have a positive front desk team that works hard to fill your schedule. Our dental assistants are knowledgeable, efficient and are Expanded Function certified. We have an in-house marketing person and believe strongly that efficient marketing is money well spent.

You must enjoy working with people and believe in an oral/whole health philosophy. A compassionate and patient bedside manner is imperative due to a large number of pediatric, geriatric and phobic patients. We are not just a general dental practice, but a family dental practice.

We work Monday through Thursday, half days every other Friday, and we are closed on the weekends. The dentists are on-call over the weekend. We are seeking an associate that has a minimum of two years of clinical experience, in addition to completing a residency.

We are a general dentistry practice that offers care in the following areas: cosmetics, pediatrics, limited perio and endo, orthodontics, implants, dentures and TMJ therapy. In addition to being team oriented, we are goal oriented. As a team, there is a strong focus on efficiency and cost-consciousness without compromising superior dental care and materials. Our charts are paperless and our software is efficient.

We believe strongly in community and giving back to the people that have given us so much. If you believe in family and community, you will fit right in. If you have children, it will be an easy transition for them…the area is friendly, the schools are excellent and crime is low. Calvert County’s history is rich, dating back to 1652. Calvert County is surrounded by water, and the outdoor activities are endless. Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Annapolis, MD are a short 35 minute drive away.

 The ideal candidate will come to us with the following:

  • A long-term vision for success with this practice
  • D or D.D.S
  • The desire for future partnership buy-in
  • Open-minded, flexible and positive attitude with a focus on teamwork and collaboration in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Professional manner and appearance at all times
  • Uncompromising patient care and bedside manner
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and make adjustment as needed
  • Compassion for patients, parents and team
  • Must love working with children
  • Experience in patient evaluation for treatment planning and follow-through
  • Experience in restorations, basic and surgical extractions, crowns & bridge, molar root canals and dentures
  • Ability to work with dental labs and refer to our network of specialists in oral surgery, ortho, endo, pedo and perio
  • Participate in community events sponsored by the practice
  • Participate in continuing education and team meetings
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed
  • Preferred experience: nitrous, CEREC, Waterlase, orthodontics, Patterson Eagle Soft software or willingness to learn
  • Degree from accredited dental school
  • CPR Certification (current before start date)
  • NPI Provider Number (in place before start date)
  • DEA Number (application submitted before start date)
  • Malpractice Insurance (in place before start date)

Additional Notes

$10,000 signing bonus

No practice management experience necessary. We have a solid team in place that works hard to fill your schedule and support your goals. The practice works as a whole to help you succeed. We are an incentive based practice. Your salary is based upon collections.

We offer:

  • Health and Vision benefits
  • 401k
  • Shortened work week
  • No “shirt & tie” – we are casual and wear scrubs
  • Competitive compensation
  • Work/life balance
  • CE allowance

General Dental Practice Seeking an Associate: Dunkirk, MD

Dunkirk, MD General Dental Practice Now Hiring Associate Dentist with Buy-In Opportunity.

General Dental Practice seeking an Associate: Dunkirk, MD.  Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as an Associate to join a successful, high-end General Dental Practice located in Dunkirk, Maryland. The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2-3 years of clinical experience. The ideal Associate is able to perform one appointment Endo, post and crown prep; as well as both simple and surgical extractions.  Buy-In Opportunity Available.  Please fax or email Resume and Salary History to: Eric Schiff, Schiff Dental Brokerage; 410-321-7006 Fax; eschiff@schiffcpa.com www.schiffdentalbrokerage.com

General Dentist Position

ADA Job Posting Job Description

We are searching for a positive, collaborative and team-oriented dentist to join our thriving private practice. We are located in a quiet and affluent area south of the Washington, D.C. metro area. Calvert County is the 13th wealthiest county in the United States. We enjoy a shortened work week because we maximize our time to the fullest. The right fit for us is a person that enjoys learning and being part of a team with a positive outlook and the desire to deliver a wide variety of care. The ideal candidate is an expert multi-tasker, a patient person, and has a great sense of humor!

Our practice utilizes the latest CEREC technology and we are Waterlase certified. We have three hygienists that are Biolase certified, hold RDH certification and provide comprehensive perio care. We have a positive front desk team that works hard to fill your schedule. Our dental assistants are knowledgeable, efficient and are Expanded Function certified. We have an in-house marketing person and believe strongly that efficient marketing is money well spent.

You must enjoy working with people and believe in an oral/whole health philosophy. A compassionate and patient bedside manner is imperative due to a large number of pediatric, geriatric and phobic patients. We are not just a general dental practice, but a family dental practice.

We work Monday through Thursday, half days every other Friday, and we are closed on the weekends. The dentists are on-call over the weekend. We are seeking an associate that has a minimum of two years of clinical experience, in addition to completing a residency.

We are a general dentistry practice that offers care in the following areas: cosmetics, pediatrics, limited perio and endo, orthodontics, implants, dentures and TMJ therapy. In addition to being team oriented, we are goal oriented. As a team, there is a strong focus on efficiency and cost-consciousness without compromising superior dental care and materials. Our charts are paperless and our software is efficient.

We believe strongly in community and giving back to the people that have given us so much. If you believe in family and community, you will fit right in. If you have children, it will be an easy transition for them…the area is friendly, the schools are excellent and crime is low. Calvert County’s history is rich, dating back to 1652. Calvert County is surrounded by water, and the outdoor activities are endless. Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Annapolis, MD are a short 35 minute drive away.

 The ideal candidate will come to us with the following:

  • A long-term vision for success with this practice
  • D or D.D.S
  • The desire for future partnership buy-in
  • Open-minded, flexible and positive attitude with a focus on teamwork and collaboration in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Professional manner and appearance at all times
  • Uncompromising patient care and bedside manner
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and make adjustment as needed
  • Compassion for patients, parents and team
  • Must love working with children
  • Experience in patient evaluation for treatment planning and follow-through
  • Experience in restorations, basic and surgical extractions, crowns & bridge, molar root canals and dentures
  • Ability to work with dental labs and refer to our network of specialists in oral surgery, ortho, endo, pedo and perio
  • Participate in community events sponsored by the practice
  • Participate in continuing education and team meetings
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed
  • Preferred experience: nitrous, CEREC, Waterlase, orthodontics, Patterson Eagle Soft software or willingness to learn
  • Degree from accredited dental school
  • CPR Certification (current before start date)
  • NPI Provider Number (in place before start date)
  • DEA Number (application submitted before start date)
  • Malpractice Insurance (in place before start date)

Additional Notes

$10,000 signing bonus

No practice management experience necessary. We have a solid team in place that works hard to fill your schedule and support your goals. The practice works as a whole to help you succeed. We are an incentive based practice. Your salary is based upon collections.

We offer:

  • Health and Vision benefits
  • 401k
  • Shortened work week
  • No “shirt & tie” – we are casual and wear scrubs
  • Competitive compensation
  • Work/life balance
  • CE allowance

Pediatric Dental Practice Seeking an Associate: Ashburn, VA

Pediatric Dentist Wanted in Northern Virginia

Highly skilled and motivated Pediatric Dentist needed Full Time as an Associate ( 5 days per week ) to join a successful, high-end Pediatric Practice located in Northern Virginia. The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for Pediatric dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2 years of clinical experience.  Please fax or email an updated Resume and Salary History to: Eric Schiff, Schiff Dental Brokerage; 410-321-7006 Fax; ESchiff@Schiffcpa.com

Greenbelt, MD Practice Hiring Associate w/ Buy-In Opp

Greenbelt, MD Dental Practice Now Hiring Associate Dentist with Buy-In Opportunity.

Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as an Associate to join a successful, high-end Fee for Service General Dental Practice located in Greenbelt, Maryland. The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2-3 years of clinical experience. The ideal Associate is able to perform one appointment Endo, post and crown prep; as well as both simple and surgical extractions.  Opportunities available to learn placing implants and Invisalign to grow the practice.  Dentists with a desire and ability to offer a variety of procedures to a diverse patient demographic will best fit with this practice.  Buy-In Opportunity Available.  Please send Resume and Salary History to: Allen Schiff aschiff@schiffcpa.com .

Greenbelt, MD Dental Practice Now Hiring Associate Dentist w/ Buy-In Opportunity

Greenbelt, MD Dental Practice Now Hiring Associate Dentist with Buy-In Opportunity.

Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as an Associate to join a successful, high-end Fee for Service General Dental Practice located in Greenbelt, Maryland. The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2-3 years of clinical experience. The ideal Associate is able to perform one appointment Endo, post and crown prep; as well as both simple and surgical extractions.  Opportunities available to learn placing implants and Invisalign to grow the practice.  Dentists with a desire and ability to offer a variety of procedures to a diverse patient demographic will best fit with this practice.  Buy-In Opportunity Available.  Please fax or email Resume and Salary History to: Eric Schiff, Schiff Dental Brokerage; 410-321-7006 Fax; eschiff@schiffcpa.com  www.schiffdentalbrokerage.com

General Practice Seeking FT Associate: Frostburg, Maryland

Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as a Full Time (4 Days per Week) Dental Associate to join a successful General Dental Practice located in Frostburg, Maryland. 10 Opertory State of the Art Practice is currently collecting $2.4M annually and sees over 70 New Patients per Month.  $650k – $800k anticipated production in first year for associate.  Practice covers the employee’s malpractice insurance, lab fees, continuing education, 80% of an individual’s health insurance premium, and offers a 401k plan and free dental care for employee and his or her dependents. The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2 years of clinical experience.  Please send Resume and Salary History to: Allen Schiff aschiff@schiffcpa.com .

General Dental Practice Seeking Full Time Associate: Frostburg, Maryland

Highly skilled and motivated General Dentist needed as a Full Time (4 Days per Week) Dental Associate to join a successful General Dental Practice located in Frostburg, Maryland. 10 Opertory State of the Art Practice is currently collecting $2.4M annually and sees over 70 New Patients per Month.  $650k – $800k anticipated production in first year for associate.  Practice covers the employee’s malpractice insurance, lab fees, continuing education, 80% of an individual’s health insurance premium, and offers a 401k plan and free dental care for employee and his or her dependents. The ideal associate would demonstrate a passion for dentistry and patient care, contagious energy, a willingness to learn and grow and at least 2 years of clinical experience.  Please email Resume and Salary History to: Eric Schiff, Schiff Dental Brokerage; 410-321-7006 Fax; ESchiff@Schiffcpa.com