In this edition of Leaders in Dentistry, we had the chance to interview with our friend, Lois Banta, CEO, President and Founder of Banta Consulting. Lois has been involved in dentistry for more than 30 years, working to help take practices from mediocrity to excellence. Here’s what she shared with us:
Recently, I have designed a new division of Banta Consulting…Amazing Practice Retreats. This 2.5 day workshop is designed to take dentists, spouses and leadership outside the dental practice to offer higher learning in leadership, communication and systems. Each event has a specific theme with a guest speaker. This year, we went to Tuscany for a retreat themed “A Recipe for Success”. We had a welcome “ask the consultant” dinner reception the first night and two half-day courses on the final two days. The retreat included a cooking class and wine tasting. This theme was also prevalent during the two-day retreat as we designed and discussed ways to create a “recipe for a successful practice”. My next event is August 9-11, 2017 in Dublin Ireland at the Powerscourt Resort…a 4 star Marriott Autograph resort complete with amazing gardens, castle and spas. The theme is “I am a Leader…Now What?” Whether the dentist and practice is new or well established, this retreat has something for everyone. School is never out for the pro and we all know that to maintain positive productivity and a happy life, you must keep learning. My new passion to assist dental practices achieve balance in their work and home life while improving their productivity. I picked Dublin after announcing two possible locations on my Facebook page and the people picked Dublin! I did a site visit and settled on the Powerscourt resort. The events I have chosen to accompany the retreat are: The Baileys Orchard where the attendees will meet the farmer who owns the cows that make the milk that make the Baileys and they will be able to make their own Baileys. The other event we are including with tuition is the Fabulous Irish Food Trail where we will taste a bit of Ireland.
This award is extremely meaningful to me because I came from the Practice Administrator arena and to be given an award for a profession I have so much respect and admiration for is extremely humbling and such an honor. AADOM has provided a platform for the administrative side of dentistry and an opportunity to learn from and appreciate this amazing profession. I am a proud member of AADOM and to have this recognition of lifetime achievement means the world to me.