The Practice Whisperer Book Review
There are very few books published by practicing dentists about dental practice management. In 2019, Dr. Travis Campbell published his first book titled The Practice Whisperer. His goal in “writing this book was to help others avoid similar mistakes and learn ways to grow professionally”.
Dr. Campbell graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2009, and opened a dental practice in Plano, Texas from scratch in October. While his practice is currently thriving, a startup comes with many challenges. This book describes what went wrong, and how other dentists can avoid the mistakes the author made.
One of my favorite pearls from the book is that “when you notice the patient needs periodontal treatment, focus just on the perio. You can put a preliminary plan together and do an extremely quick review for the patient of their overall oral health, but focus on the perio only so that you can use that time for same-day treatment. You are going to want to see that patient back in four to six weeks anyway, which is the perfect time to discuss the rest of their treatment needs.” This tip alone is worth the price of the book in my opinion, but it is filled with several others.