A Message from Dr. John Meis...

Who is Dr. John Meis?

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A 4th generation dentist who started practicing in the depths of the recession in Sioux City, Iowa. He spent years and countless sleepless nights trying to figure out how to feel secure in his practice. Wondering if there would ever be a day that he wouldn’t have to worry about the next payroll. It took longer than he wanted to admit, but he finally cracked the code and discovered that when he approached his practice like the business it really was and solved business problems along with the dental problems. When he figured out how to let his star employees shine, his practice grew. When he shifted his view of his role from Dentist to Owner Doctor and eventually to CEO the growth of his practices was unstoppable.

He was able to serve more patients and provide better care while creating a better life for his family, his team and their families.

He thought, like many, that in order to have a better practice, he needed to become a better dentist. He thought that to have a better practice, he had to work harder and take on more and more. He thought that to have a better practice, he had to hire more people.

A 4th generation dentist who started practicing in the depths of the recession in Sioux City, Iowa. He spent years and countless sleepless nights trying to figure out how to feel secure in his practice. Wondering if there would ever be a day that he wouldn’t have to worry about the next payroll. It took longer than he wanted to admit, but he finally cracked the code and discovered that when he approached his practice like the business it really was and solved business problems along with the dental problems. When he figured out how to let his star employees shine, his practice grew. When he shifted his view of his role from Dentist to Owner Doctor and eventually to CEO the growth of his practices was unstoppable.

He was able to serve more patients and provide better care while creating a better life for his family, his team and their families.

He thought, like many, that in order to have a better practice, he needed to become a better dentist. He thought that to have a better practice, he had to work harder and take on more and more. He thought that to have a better practice, he had to hire more people.

But what he found was that...

  • Working harder did not mean making more money.
  • When you hire people, you have to have time to train them.
  • Not having an office manager or leader puts all the responsibility on him.
  • You can be the best dentist around or have the best marketing, but without a great patient experience they won’t stay.

What had made his practice good – his strong-willed work ethic driving harder and harder and faster and faster was now becoming his own worst enemy. He had become the bottle-neck. He had a great team who wanted to do more, but he didn’t know how to let go.

“Here is what took me longer than I wish to realize; As dentists, our practice is our biggest asset. And at some point in the future, you must sell that asset and convert it into cash. Otherwise, retirement will be impossible... and you may find yourself working until you drop dead chair-side (not good).”

So how did he do it?

  1. He doubled the production in the practice by giving patients what they want.
  2. He doubled the value of the practice (which is not the same as the production) by creating systems and efficiency.
  3. He doubled his freedom by creating a self-managing practice (that worked with him, around him, not one that he had to work – totally different than growing a practice.)

Today, with his partner Wendy Briggs RDH, they are helping dental professionals around the world short-cut their learning and implement a simple 5-step process to double their dental practice production.

Who is Wendy Briggs?

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She didn’t realize that when she took a part-time high school job in a dental office that she would become obsessed with oral health. With two small babies at home and a husband still in school, Wendy graduated hygiene school and was quickly frustrated with the culture of hygienists vs. the rest of the practice. She knew there had to be a better way to view hygiene and a better way to serve the patients. She spent the next 10 years perfecting a system that did just that. Her Hygiene Explosion systems took the dental community by storm and she has been one of the most sought-after speaker, coach, and trainer, for dental practices. Her views on the roles of the modern hygienist have sparked an entirely new way to view the role of hygiene in the dental practice.

Today, there are 3 key principles that drive everything she does:

  1. Production is not the goal, but the result that follows when you do the right thing for the patients.
  2. It’s much more effective over the long run to focus on increasing the production per encounter rather than the number of encounters.
  3. Serving patients at a higher level will always be better than reducing time allowed

Today, there are 3 key principles that drive everything she does:

  1. Production is not the goal, but the result that follows when you do the right thing for the patients.
  2. It’s much more effective over the long run to focus on increasing the production per encounter rather than the number of encounters.
  3. Serving patients at a higher level will always be better than reducing time allowed.

Her kids are grown and she is enjoying the joys of being a grandmother. Her daughter Kati continues her obsession of oral health. She is following in her foot-steps as a Hygienist and has taken over oral care for the family. 🙂

With a team of incredible professionals who are living what they teach, their systems are revolutionizing dental practices. The Team Training Institute's programs have a powerful effect on every aspect of the dental office; Doctor Productivity, Hygiene Productivity, New Patient Effectiveness, Front Desk Systems, Practice Operations… every vital piece of the Dental Practice Puzzle.

Our Team

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Bert Triche

Hygiene Coach

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Paige Hood

Hygiene Coach

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Laurie Kimball

Hygiene Coach

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Sherrie McDaniels

Hygiene Coach

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Sherri Hollenbeck

Business Coach

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Karleen Sirrine

Business Coach

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Kellie Black

Business Coach

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Tara Hart

Office Manager

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Krista Hoyland

Administrative Assistant

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Anna Kimball

Sponsorship/Partner Liaison

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Melissa Staniec

Production Specialist

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Erica Johnson

Production Specialist