Editor Dr. Michelle C. Dziurgot discusses the differences between coaching and laissez-faire leadership styles in dentistry. Coaching leaders motivate and educate their team members, fostering collaboration and improvement. In contrast, laissez-faire leaders take a more hands-off approach, allowing team members to make decisions independently. The author, a dentist, describes how she combines both styles in her practice, emphasizing the importance of educating and coaching team members while allowing them to take ownership of their roles. The editorial highlights the need for patient engagement in oral health care and the importance of coaching patients to take an active role in their well-being.
Dziurgot, Michelle C. DDS
"Coaching and Laissez-Faire Leadership Styles,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
11, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss11/4