Three ways to create team unity

Your team will spend more waking hours together than they will with family. In the practice where I work, our team is a cohesive unit. We truly like working together each and every day.

Karah Garrison

Your team will spend more waking hours together than they will with family. In the practice where I work, our team is a cohesive unit. We truly like working together each and every day. Here are a few ways we do it:

Morning huddles—These give everyone the opportunity to communicate not only what’s happening that day but where they are personally. If someone is going through a difficult life situation, the team knows and is able to support that person—personally and professionally.

Fear-free feedback philosophy—We use learned communication skills that enable us to provide each other with ideas on how to improve—without creating tension or hurt feelings.

Continuing education—This is a focus of the practice. Our doctors invest in the entire team, helping each of us grow and enhance our skills. Why? Because the better we are, the better care we can deliver to our patients.

Karah Garrison has been providing care coordination for Seal Beach Dentistry for 15 years. She enjoys making patients feel at home when they step into the office, and loves that the practice focuses on oral and systemic health. When not providing continuing care for patients, she enjoys crafting, camping, and spending time with her husband and three children.

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