Methods for protecting your computers, business data and patient data are increasingly complex and ever changing. No checklist can guarantee total security; however, there are some best practices that can minimize many risks to your systems and data.
As 2020 comes to an end, now is the time for dental practices to complete End of Year processing in Eaglesoft. Whether you are new to Eaglesoft or are a seasoned pro at using the practice management software, End of Year processing could bring questions to mind on the proper steps.
Pam McDonald has spent more than three decades getting to know her patients, but even with strong internal dental processes the team built in place, change inevitably knocked on the door.
As dentistry moves towards the medical model of care, statistics and metrics from the practice management software are going to become more important (more on that at another time). Many practices feel that their case acceptance is around 85 – 90% but when the truth from the software is told, it can be 60% or less. Why? There could be many reasons for this, but often the patient is receiving mixed messages from the team.
You know the list. Those things within your dental office that take entirely too much of your valuable time. Determining what patients are eligible from an insurance standpoint, for example. Or, what about communicating with patients and reminding them of upcoming appointments. Even backing up […]
You just bought new practice management software for your dental office. You’re excited! This is going to help you in so many ways, you think. It’s going to transform the way you care for your patients. You get your team trained on the new software. […]
It’s 2018 and technology is quite literally all around us. In fact, it seems you can automate just about anything these days, from adjusting your belt to accommodate post-meal bloating to dispensing a perfectly portioned glass of wine or a segment of dental floss. While some […]
Gifts aren’t the only things that need to be wrapped up this time of year – with only a handful of weeks left in 2017, ’tis the season for your practice to dot your i’s, cross your t’s, and tie up all necessary loose ends […]
Let’s face it: Choosing practice management software is a daunting task. There are many options and at the end of the process, you’re greeted by a software installation with plenty of question marks. Choosing the right software doesn’t have to be difficult, though. By closely […]
They say it’s key. They say it’s the most attractive quality you can have. They say it goes with everything. They even say it’s contagious! What is this all-powerful epidemic? Confidence, of course! As a practicing dental professional, you already have loads. You have confidence in […]
Savvy business owners know that it costs a whole lot more to acquire a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. That’s why patient retention is one of the most important metrics for a dental office. Focusing on improving your patients’ satisfaction […]
Even the best jobs have aspects that aren’t particularly glamorous. Movie stars have to memorize lines, chefs have to chop onions, and famous musicians have to practice their scales. Dental office managers are no exception to the rule: every dental office manager has to go […]
December is full of holiday cheer, music everywhere, lights blinking from afar and the sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies! This is the best time of year to celebrate 2015 and prepare for another year ahead in 2016. Along with that preparation should be your […]
We are pleased to announce that the Patterson Technology FAQ site used by customers and employees of Patterson now has a fresh new look. The goal of the new update is to help users find answers more quickly in the company’s knowledge base. The idea to […]
One common question I get when working with offices that have the desire to become as paperless as possible is “What about my route sheets? What do we use now?” These are important questions. Believe it or not, we are creatures of habit. It is […]
How often do you audit your patient records? If this is not a regular task in your office, you may want to consider making it one. In order for us to make the most of our software we need to make sure our data is […]
After just returning from the 11th Annual American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) Conference in Nashville, it occurred to me how many offices are still not benefitting from a great feature we had incorporated into our practice management software, Eaglesoft, 9 years ago. IntelliCare, what […]
I’m always impressed with someone who can juggle three or more items, especially when those items are on fire or are chainsaws. I remember watching someone juggle chainsaws and he didn’t miss a beat. I thought to myself, if he can do it, why can’t […]
Implementing technology to improve the patient experience and applying the most appropriate technologies to simplify processes is something I help dental offices do every day. Eliminating paper, clipboards and manual data entry of patient forms is one incredibly simple way to increase the level of […]
I can recall many years ago when patients would enter a dental office, sit quietly in a treatment room and allow the dentist to perform whatever treatment the provider deemed necessary. Then pay for the fee in full when leaving with no questions asked. These […]
Do you remember when you turned 21? I do and it was massive. I was surrounded by a sea of friends and some other people who I didn’t know at the time, but now am Facebook buddies with. It’s a milestone to be celebrated. And […]
One question I typically ask my customers during a training session is “How often do you query your database to produce a precise list of patients?” I then go on to explain how powerful the data we collect is and how I can show them […]
Have you ever looked at Trends within Eaglesoft? Trends is a practice management feature that allows you to view office totals according to specified criteria. From Trends, you can import and enter data according to month, year, or any other date range. To access Trends […]
For those of you who have a specific, custom medical history form that reflects information that your office needs to retrieve from your patients, this is the solution for you to become the most efficient practice! With Eaglesoft 17, you have the ability to create […]
When Laura Hatch and her husband, dentist Anthony Hatch, opened the doors at their Maryland practice in 2003, they chose a rock and roll theme that has carried over to their new practice in San Diego – Scripps Rock Dental, which they opened in 2008. […]
Planning your day for maximum productivity is an important task for everyone. At home and at work, successful days begin with the end in mind. Dedicating time for a quick meeting each morning allows us to plan and prioritize the often-hectic day ahead. A successful […]
If you’re a frequent reader of Off The Cusp, then you’ll know we cover a lot of topics and hear from a lot of different contributors who have a huge range of experiences in the dental industry. I manage this blog, and was curious to […]
Have you noticed the bright orange icon in the upper left-hand corner of your Eaglesoft 17 screen? This is an RSS Feed that we are calling our Eaglesoft News Center. You might be asking yourself “What is RSS and why is it useful?” I’ve seen […]
I love this time of year. There is something about the twinkling lights and festive holiday music everywhere. I enjoy hot drinks by the Uele Yule? log via my TV. I have lists coming out of my ears of things I need to get done. […]
With technology’s ever-changing products, I am excited for our customers to have this great product available. With Eaglesoft 17, offices have the ability to manage their critical data from the web and their mobile devices. All you need is Internet access! Think of how many […]