Building a relationship with hundreds of patients can be difficult when you only see most of them a few times a year. Our partners at Dental Intelligence share three quick tips on how you can build trust and stronger relationships with your patients.
Potentially one of your practice’s biggest challenges, no-show rates can take a sizable bite out of your revenue. Our partners at Solutionreach share their best tips for reducing no-show rates at your dental practice.
When patients leave your chair, do you wonder when – or if – they’ll be back? With estimates that most general dental practices have an average recall time of 11 months, a new patient retention rate of 40% and an average of $1 million in unscheduled treatment plans, you’re not alone.
Adding an associate might be the answer to boosting practice growth – if the circumstances are right. Here are a few questions to consider before hiring an associate and how to find the right fit.
Viorela Bauer, DDS, went from a team of four in an old 700-square-foot space to a 10-member team in a 3,500-square-foot office in a brand-new three-story medical building. Following her dreams has led to growth of her business; her Patterson team has been supporting her throughout her 18-year journey.
Following the COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020, Dr. Mohamed M. Ali, DDS, decided to take a big leap forward with his Minneapolis practice, Lake Shore Dental. As Dr. Ali embraced Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM technology to provide single-visit dentistry for his patients, his Patterson team was with him every step of the way.
Google My Business is being replaced by Google Business Profile. Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice explains how this change makes it easier to keep your Google business listing up-to-date and shares tips on optimizing your listing for improved Google search rankings.
Hear how Alan Baughman, DMD, MBA, worked with Patterson Dental to design and build out a “completely digital” comprehensive dental practice in Greeley, Colorado.
Dentsply Sirona World returns to Las Vegas Sept. 15–17, 2022! Join us for three days of clinical education, engaging speakers, award-winning entertainment, networking and the opportunity to see the latest innovations in digital dentistry.
As the materials that make single-visit dentistry possible continue to advance, more clinicians offer this service to patients, creating another revenue source for their practice while elevating the patient experience.
A Midwestern architecture firm is helping dentists design practices that reflect their visions and personalities while also addressing patient and team needs.
Blogging is one of the best ways to help your website rank high in search engines. It’s also one of the most effective ways to educate patients about what really matters to your practice, their oral health. Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice shares how to get started with dental blogging.
As the first carbon-neutral general dentistry office in the U.S., Artisan Dental incorporates many individual sustainable efforts into its day-to-day routines, seeking to be not only a successful business, but also a better one for society. Learn how Artisan Dental’s dedication to responsible growth is paying off.
Dr. Jeffery Kahler’s imagination and determination helped him push through numerous obstacles to open his new office during the pandemic. Dr. Kahler could have retired. Instead, with the help of Patterson and his wife, he reinvented his practice and reignited his passion for dentistry.
By taking a holistic approach to oral health, Dr. Carlson offers her patients quite a different experience from your average dental office, leading to continued practice growth.
This comprehensive guide from Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice includes valuable information, effective strategies and step-by-step instructions on how to optimize a Google My Business account for a local dental practice.
There are many considerations when evaluating a practice’s annual goals for the new business year. Here are five opportunities for growth appropriate for any dental practice.
David Rice, DDS, founder of igniteDDS, shares how focusing on dental practice culture can lead to a reduction of staff turnover and help your practice grow.
Code Section 179 election and Bonus Depreciation could help when investing in your dental practice and are methods of accelerating depreciation. Your tax or legal advisor can advise you on what is right for your practice. Read our high-level summary.
This post was updated for tax year 2023.
For the dentist, a fully-integrated CAD/CAM solution means a practice can perform a wide variety of procedures in a more accurate, fast and easy way. Hear from some of the top dentists in the country who credit their investment in CAD/CAM technology as a main reason for practice growth.
With the end of the year approaching, now is a great time to take inventory at your practice regarding patients and your schedule. Here are five tips for getting the most of your recall system and increasing revenue without adding extra work for your team.
Dental practices can take several steps to shift the patient experience toward a more convenient model, but one proven method is deploying the latest tools and technologies to offer more services in fewer appointments. Here are three technologies well worth the investment.
As a partner at Gentling Dental Care in Rochester, Minn., Ryan Henrichsen, DDS, MAGD, found himself building many mandibular advancement devices, treating TMJ issues and focusing more on the airway component of these conditions. Henrichsen eventually opened Respira – Airway, Snoring, & TMJ in January 2021.
Patients become no-shows for a variety of reasons, and the impact that has on a dental practice is well documented. Finances, fear, forgetfulness, transportation and last-minute issues can all lead to a no-show. But there is another side to the no-show issue that is important to recognize: a no-show patient may be looking to receive care from somewhere else.
David Rice, DDS, founder of igniteDDS discusses how New Year’s resolutions compare to dentistry and offers four things to focus on that all revolve around same-day dentistry.
For many new and longtime dental practices, the thought of expansion can be daunting. Questions persist about how to take on more patients in an existing space and whether the adoption of newer technology will help dentists deliver services faster. But with the help of Patterson Dental educator Kathy Brodal, a new practice in North Dakota reached its goals in less than six years.
Practice management software can generate all kinds of metrics on your practice, but which ones are the most important, and how do you improve those figures and, by extension, your business?
Making a significant new investment in your practice is exciting, but it also can be intimidating. With the right approach, advice and assistance, expanding your practice with intelligent technology choices might be less painful than you think.