Avoiding Burnout: Use S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Systems to Work Less, Make More, and Enjoy Practice Again!

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Dr. Chris Griffin, Avoiding Burnout:  Use S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Systems to Work Less, Make More, and Enjoy Practice Again!
Speaker: Dr. Chris Griffin
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
We all struggle. Burnout is an ever-increasing problem in our industry and it’s not going away.

Learn to apply Dr. Griffin’s S.M.A.R.T.E.R. systems framework to create a practice that makes y...more
  • 5.0 (4 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 8/30/2017
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 550.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.


Consumed by the daily demands of our practice and the life we live outside of it, we lose sight of what makes us really happy. The best way to avoid the ever increasing problem of burnout in our profession is to learn a system for cutting back hours while maintaining Profitable Practice Growth.

Recent studies show that many dentists are working into their 70s. Just how in the world do you think those Dentists will be able to hold up to the daily grind of dentistry IF they are working 4 or 5 days per week at an unsustainable pace? THEY'RE NOT! When dentists learn the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. system it gives them the FREEDOM that comes with having options.

All you need is a fresh perspective and a practical approach. It’s time to work less, make more, and enjoy practice again. Why? Because you deserve it. We all do. Dr. Griffin will be a featured speaker at Townie Meeting 2018 in Orlando.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Griffin is a solo General Dentist who focuses on work/life balance to be present for his family as much a possible. In 2007 Dr. Griffin was feeling the effects of the daily grind on his personal and professional life. That led him to cut his Dental Workweek down from 5 days per week to 3 days per week starting in 2008. Much to his surprise, his practice grew by 20% that year even though he worked much less.

In 2009 Dr. Woody Oakes coined Dr. Griffin the ‘Most Efficient Man in Dentistry’ and featured him at his Fall Seminar. That exposure launched him into a secondary career as a dental speaker, sharing his message of working less and making more to dentists all across the country.

Besides speaking, Dr. Griffin loves to write. Some of his more notable accomplishments in that arena have been his 7 year stint as a columnist for The Profitable Dentist magazine, his publication of the article, “The Economics of Efficiency,” in Dental Economics, his co-authorship the book, The Secret of Success: Not Just for Dentists, with Dr. Howard Farran, Founder of Dentaltown and Dr. Sam Puri, co-Founder of CEREC Doctors. Dr. Griffin also publishes the Winning Dentist, which is available on all Apple and Android devices and hosts a podcast as a companion to that publication called The Dr. Chris Griffin Show, that was downloaded over 10,000 times during Season 1 in 2016.

Acquiring AGD PACE Certification in 2009, he has hosted dental CE events since with thousands of doctors in lecture attendance and over 100 doctors who have traveled to his office for hands-on workshops.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Why they are bound to burn out early if they don't change.
  • Why most dentists are scared of their patients leaving if they cut back their hours but why they won't if you use this strategy.
  • Why the Schedule IS the most important part of all of this and why your receptionist isn't to blame... (neither are you) and How Dr. Griffin fixed his schedule once and for all with the sideways scheduling system.
  • The Magical 4th Day Protocol and How to Use it to give your practice an advantage better than staying open 7 days per week

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

CE Reviews


5.0  (4 Total Reviews)
 4 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Great insight
User: jaromjohn
Date: 1/15/2020
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Great course!
User: JMB007
Date: 7/1/2018
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Truly effective and efficient protocols to follow in practice.
User: pkarp
Date: 5/7/2018
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Well presented
User: philcookedds
Date: 6/25/2017
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