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Reducing Office Stress

Running Productive Dental Staff Meetings: Staff Training

By | Reducing Office Stress, Time Management

The dental industry is constantly changing and it’s important to keep up with new happenings. But, it can be hard to do so during a busy day at your practice filled with patients, appointments, and other action items. A concise way to keep yourself and your dental staff educated is through staff training. Having a training session every 2-3 weeks helps you and your staff learn from each other and create a better experience for your patients. Let’s discuss how…

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Running Productive Dental Staff Meetings: Finances

By | Reducing Office Stress, Time Management

Keeping track of finances at your dental practice on a daily basis is a constant pain. You are already busy checking in patients for their appointments, scheduling new appointments, following up with patients who missed appointments and handling payment collection. For this reason, it is wise to have a monthly finance meeting to review your practice’s performance over the last month and compare it to your goals. You and your staff can celebrate goals that you hit and find any…

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Running Productive Dental Staff Meetings: Morning Huddle

By | Reducing Office Stress, Time Management

We’ve all been in meetings that seem to go forever and get nothing productive done. Time is of the essence at your dental practice and each meeting should be quick and efficient. Even a 15-minute, morning huddle can get your staff on the same page for daily goals and address any obstacles that may arise. A well-run meeting keeps your staff informed and your dental office running smoothly. Your staff will be energized and aligned with your goals. We cover…

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Streamlining Patient Registration Will Enhance Your Patient Care Practices

By | Electronic Patient Forms, Reducing Office Stress

Your practice is your livelihood, but how quickly you see patients can be a critical factor in its success or failure. Similar to other businesses, in a private medical practice you could be faced with a feast-or-famine situation, and rather than trying to market your practice to new patients, you need to focus on creating the most holistic and productive environment possible for your patients and staff members. In other words, you need to streamline all of your practice’s activities,…

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Your Practice Is Your Business: You Need to Treat it Like One!

By | Office Marketing and Advice, Reducing Office Stress

You might be inclined to feel your dental practice will succeed on its own, but the world of dentistry is changing. As explained in a recent report by the American Dental Association, those born after 1965 will have reduced needs for restorative dental care and a lower incidence of dental disease. In fact, the need for restorative dental care is only expected to continually decline in the future. Most importantly, those in this age group are looking for the most cost-effective…

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Overcoming the Daily Struggles of a Dental Practice

By | Reducing Office Stress

Working in a dental practice sounds like the day is filled with molars, extractions and x-rays. In reality, the daily grind for dentists shows up when patients cancel their appointments, when office staff members have disagreements and when the paper trail for patients’ previous dental records goes cold. These daily struggles for dentists are real, but you can overcome these obstructions by implementing digital tools, conflict resolution skills and electronic patient forms in your office. 

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How Running an Office Is Like Running a Sports Team

By | Office Marketing and Advice, Reducing Office Stress

Think about how the day starts in your practice. You start with seeing your co-workers, working together to get your patients seen as quickly as possible, and finalizing your plans for the next day. In a sense, the doctor’s office carries many of the same characteristics of a sports team, and like a sports team, you need to stay on the same page through meetings, which may include discussions on how to increase use of online patient forms or electronic…

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Patient No-Shows | 6 Ways to Help Your Patients Stick to Their Appointments

By | Patient Communication, Reducing Office Stress

Canceled appointments and appointment no-shows mean your practice is losing money and wasting resources. You have to try to fill the gap, reschedule patients at a later date and hope the patient does not cancel again. Fortunately, you can use these six tips to encourage patients to keep their appointments and reduce patients missing appointments.

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