Pediatric Dental Office Design That Reduces Anxiety in Kids

Here are 7 ideas for pediatric dental office design that will ease children’s worried minds.

Anxiety is the fear of the unknown. For many kids (and even adults) a trip to the dentist is a plunge into the unknown. Naturally, you can’t control what is going through a child’s mind, but you can be strategic with your pediatric dental office design to help children learn to enjoy their visit to the dentist. Continue reading “Pediatric Dental Office Design That Reduces Anxiety in Kids”

Dental Office Manager Training Tips For An Easy Transition

Before you start your dental office manager training, read these five tips to make the transition easy and painless

You finally found the right candidate for the office manager position. It was a long road, but you stuck it out for the person with the right experience and passion for organization. Now you have to get her acclimated to how things work at your practice. There’s a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time, so your dental office manager training needs to be efficient. Otherwise, your administrative tasks might fall behind in the process. Continue reading “Dental Office Manager Training Tips For An Easy Transition”

Dentist Payroll 101 For New Office Managers

When you’re the new office manager for a dentist, payroll is a task you’ll need to manage right away

Congratulations! You just secured a job as the new office manager at a prestigious dental practice. Now what? There’s a lot to take in, for sure, but for this dentist, payroll is something you’ll need to tackle right away.

Whether you’re figuring out the details in a small office or running payroll for a multi-office practice, here’s how to get organized. Continue reading “Dentist Payroll 101 For New Office Managers”

7 Clear Steps to Managing a Dental Practice Efficiently

Managing a dental practice is no walk in the park, but you already know that. What you may not know is that there are ways to make it easier and more efficient.

Just because “that’s the way it’s always been” doesn’t mean you have to keep doing something the same way. In fact, that phrase is often one of the biggest hurdles to effectively managing a dental practice – or any company for that matter. Continue reading “7 Clear Steps to Managing a Dental Practice Efficiently”

5 Great Dental Podcasts Worth Listening To

Whether you need inspiration or practical tips, these dental podcasts have something for you

Everyone loves a good story. Human history is based on the oral tradition. From Beowulf to Sundiata, storytellers give us a link to our past, and keys to our future. But what does storytelling have to do with dentistry? We can also learn from the art of the story. In fact, dental podcasts are an ideal blend of storytelling and learning. Continue reading “5 Great Dental Podcasts Worth Listening To”

How To Run A Dental Practice And Still Have A Personal Life

You love your career as a dentist, but if you don’t want to burn out, it’s imperative to know how to run a dental practice and keep your personal life in shape.

It’s Friday! Your office is closing up, and everyone is packing it in to enjoy the weekend. Dinner with friends, a play, the big game – the entire office has a life, it seems, except you. You love what you do, but you’re still trying to figure out how to run a dental practice and have a life outside of work. Continue reading “How To Run A Dental Practice And Still Have A Personal Life”

What to Include on a Dental Employee Evaluation Form

Want to see growth in your team? Create a dental employee evaluation form for setting goals and tracking progress

Conducting regular performance reviews is a smart strategy for dentists. Although “evaluating” an employee might initially seem awkward, it’s a necessary habit to develop. Open communication is the cornerstone of successful teams. And if you prepare for each dental employee evaluation, the process is more efficient and easier than you might expect. Continue reading “What to Include on a Dental Employee Evaluation Form”

Dental Office Training Tips for a Specialty Practice

Making time in your schedule for a dental office training is what brings your practice to the next level

04-dental-office-training-tipsAny good business knows how important it is to keep up with regular staff training. The most successful companies examine strengths and weaknesses on a routine basis and carefully plot out the education necessary for their niche. How do you plan your dental office training, and what do you teach your staff? Continue reading “Dental Office Training Tips for a Specialty Practice”

7 Dental Office Customer Service Techniques the Pros Use

Learn how your dental office customer service skills can make your practice shine

Have you looked at any reviews online recently? It’s almost always customer service that either wins a five-star review or gains a two-star rating. Restaurants with perfectly-cooked food get knocked for poor service. Antique shops get five stars because reviewers love the effort the staff took to help them. And let’s be honest, is one antique shop really that much different than another? Continue reading “7 Dental Office Customer Service Techniques the Pros Use”

How a Dental Fee Schedule Can Help With Invoicing

What The Front Office Needs To Know About a Dental Fee Schedule

Learn how a dental fee schedule can save you time, money, and make your patients happy

One of the first questions that patients ask when planning treatment is “how much is this going to cost?” Do you have a dental fee schedule you can quickly reference to answer their question? This list of treatment costs will make approximating invoice amounts a simpler process for your office staff. But is this process ever really easy? Continue reading “How a Dental Fee Schedule Can Help With Invoicing”