When you choose your dental office name, you’re committing to that name for years to come.
There’s an interesting and fun conundrum when you open a new dental practice. You can find guidelines on health and safety. You can download a business plan outline. You can find list after listof the equipment you need and where to buy it. Your dental office name, however, is uncharted territory.
Continue reading “How to Pick the Right Dental Office Name for Your Practice”
Why your entire practice should know how to increase dental hygiene production
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the patient’s subjective experience of dental treatment is the most important channel for his or her later behavior. Each member of the team, from the receptionist to the hygienist to the doctor, can positively influence existing customers, acquire new ones, and improve the overall dental experience to build rapport and boost profits. Continue reading “How to Increase Dental Hygiene Production and Boost Profits”
Earn more revenue per chair by investing in the right professional to perform dental hygienist responsibilities
Approximately forty percent of dentists go without a dental hygienist to save money, but is it the right decision? An employee performing a dental hygienist’s responsibilities can allow you to see more patients and increase your revenue. Continue reading “10 Dental Hygienist Responsibilities and How to Track Effectiveness”
Six HIPAA dental best practices that will keep your business compliant
As a dental office manager, you have seen these papers a hundred times. Whenever a new patient arrives, you hand them the HIPAA consent forms, then ten minutes later they hand them back signed. Maybe they skimmed the page, maybe they didn’t. Those signatures, however, are vital for most of the administrative tasks you perform. But do you know what responsibilities are yours under HIPAA? Dental office managers should understand HIPAA inside and out. Continue reading “A HIPAA Dental Overview for Office Managers”
If you aren’t tracking the dental metrics in your practice, you could be missing valuable ways to grow your business.
Your dental office is busy. So many patients are coming in that you may need to install a revolving door. At least, it seems that way. You have full chairs, a full schedule for the next three months, and busy hygienists, too. Yet, somehow, you aren’t bringing in the revenue that it seems like you should. It doesn’t seem possible, but when you review your dental metrics and performance, it’s easy to spot the problems. Continue reading “5 Dental Metrics Your Competitors Aren’t Tracking (And Why You Should)”
Don’t dread a dental office organization project. Embrace it with these simple tips.
It’s Monday morning, and after a refreshing weekend, you’re ready to get to work on the dental office organization project you cleared your schedule to do this week. You were ready for it, that is, until you unlocked your front office to find piles of paperwork waiting to be sorted on your desk, files on the floor to be put away, and a to-do list the size of an entire notebook. Continue reading “Dental Office Organization: 6 Tips to Stop Scrambling and Start Automating”
Find out how your cosmetic dental design practice can benefit from paid advertising online.
Let’s talk about your marketing. Whether you specialize in cosmetic dental design, orthodontics, or general dentistry, you have to get your practice in front of possible patients. If you’ve been following along, you already have a large toolbox of marketing ideas. Continue reading “How to Write PPC Ads for a Cosmetic Dental Design Practice”
Your dental treatment consent form is a legal document, but it shouldn’t read like one.
When you create or update your dental treatment consent form, keep it simple. Your standard consent form can cover any number of procedures, but you can also easily adapt a simple form to include any specific treatments if you need to. Continue reading “What to Include on a Dental Treatment Consent Form”
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel for every dental referral letter you send. Use these templates to finish the job quickly.
You see a lot of patients in your practice. With each referral, you’ll also need to send a dental referral letter. That can be a lot of paperwork! There’s no reason to write a brand new letter each time you send a patient to a specialist. A fill-in-the-blanks dental referral letter will get you off to a splendid start. It saves you precious time, and reduces the chance of forgetting to include vital information. Continue reading “A Sample Dental Referral Letter Any Type of Practice Can Use”
Stay up to date on the latest research and practice news with these dental magazines
Unless you happen to be in a room full of dentists, most people wouldn’t know a bicuspid if it bit them. They certainly wouldn’t know what to do with the latest research on root canal calcification. So, if you want to “talk shop” you don’t always have the opportunity. Have you ever considered brushing up on your skills with dental magazines? Continue reading “8 Dental Magazines for Forward-Thinking Dentists and Specialists”