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5 Steps to Creating an Effective Dental Team

Kim Daxon, DDSby Kimberly Daxon, DDS

Whether you have an existing practice or you are purchasing a new practice, the choice to implement Complete Dentistry principles is life-changing. In the dental course, Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design, Dr. Dawson talks about the formula for a successful practice:

  • Know how to solve your patients’ problems
  • Develop an effective, happy team (doctor and staff)
  • Structure your office so it can be monitored and controlled
  • Have slow but steady improvement for each part of the office


One of the biggest obstacles to implementation is the time it takes to get our team on board, helping them to understand the masticatory system “culture,” and why we do what we do. This time of transition can be sprinkled with confusion and frustration, often leading to an unhappy team.

Download this free whitepaper and learn the 5 key elements necessary to creating and maintaining an effective, happy team.

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Dr. Daxon is a native of Fort Pierce, Florida and attended John Carroll High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Stetson University in 1989 where she met her future husband, Patrick. Dr. Daxon graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill in 1993. Following graduation, she served a one-year general practice residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a two-year Prosthodontic residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Veterans Administration. Prior to starting Daxon and Grundset Dentistry, Dr. Daxon was a partner with the International Center for Complete Dentistry for 12 years. She is a Prosthodontist specializing in complex occlusal disorders, complete dentures, implants, and dermal fillers. She is a faculty member at The Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg. She holds awards from the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Oral Medicine. Dr. Daxon is also a member of the International College of Dentists, the Florida Academy of Dental Practice Administration, the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Florida Prosthodontic Association, the West Coast Dental Association and the Pinellas County Dental Association. Dr. Daxon is an active member in her church and community. Her husband, Patrick, is Vice President of the Financial Planning Department at Raymond James. They enjoy spending time with their three girls, Claire, Grace, and Lilly. Her interests include cooking, gardening, water-skiing, exercising and fishing.