A dentist usually sees over twenty patients per day while managing a business and providing clinical care to patients.
In a typical office the dentist usually arrives about 30 minutes before seeing patients. Usually a dentist has a staff meeting before beginning the day, which is also commonly known as a huddle in the dental community.
The huddle is an important part of the day. Typically every patient on the schedule for the day is reviewed and several things are discussed. First, the patient's history with the practice and their dental and medical history are reviewed so that everyone is on the same page when the patient arrives. Second, the patient's treatment for that day