3 ways to build stronger relationships with your patients
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.
7 tried-and-true tactics to curb revenue-crippling no-shows
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.
The 3 E’s to dental patient retention and treatment acceptance
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.
Teeth sensitivity: Understand the causes and how to address them to build patient trust
An estimated 1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth. By understanding the causes, diagnosis, management and prevention of this all-too common condition, you can get to the root of the problem and go beyond suggesting desensitizing toothpaste and discussing oral hygiene habits.
A look back at COVID-19: Lessons learned from the height of the pandemic
Although COVID-19 still poses threats, much of what dental practices put in place during the early days of the pandemic continue to demonstrate important lessons about infection control and prevention, issues that have become paramount and will continue to be critical moving forward.
Building out a fully digital dream office with help from Patterson
Hear how Alan Baughman, DMD, MBA, worked with Patterson Dental to design and build out a “completely digital” comprehensive dental practice in Greeley, Colorado.
Integrating CAD/CAM dentistry into your practice with advanced materials
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.
Dental office design: An architect’s perspective
A Midwestern architecture firm is helping dentists design practices that reflect their visions and personalities while also addressing patient and team needs.
Making a strong connection: Dental office front desk best practices
Excellent dental patient communication relies equally on skilled front desk staff and streamlined operations. RevenueWell shares some front desk practices when handling patient communication over the phone or in-person for your dental practice.
5 in-office communication tips for happier patients
The folks at Solutionreach have put together five tips and best practices to help ensure your patients not only get great patient engagement leading up to and after their appointment, but during the in-office visit as well.
Pediatric dentistry: The importance of the summertime dental checkup
Learn the benefits of a summertime dental visit for children, why summer is the best time for a checkup and how to best communicate the importance of the summertime checkup with patients.
Beata A. Carlson, DDS: Dentistry focused on whole health
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.
Calming techniques for pediatric dental patients
Despite your best efforts, some children may still develop a fear of the dentist. Here are some practical techniques for keeping children calm and engaged during the dental visit.
A child’s first dental visit: How to create a positive experience for a lifetime of good oral health
Creating a positive experience for a child’s first dental visit is important in setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Here’s how to keep children comfortable in the chair.
The power of using CBCT with CAD/CAM solutions to elevate implant procedures
On their own, 3D cone beam computed tomography and CAD/CAM solutions are powerful tools. Put them together and you can elevate your practice and patient experience to a whole new level.
How a fully-integrated CAD/CAM solution can fuel dental practice growth
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.
Dental tech trend: The rising value of convenience
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.
9 Tips for Creating a Patient-Centered Schedule
The patient schedule is a focal point when creating and managing a patient-centered practice. If you want to create a strong, productive patient base that understands the urgency and value of their appointment, consider these nine tips when creating your patient-centered schedule.
Saving Time and Filling Schedules with OperaDDS
After trying several different patient engagement solutions, West Lakes Family Dentistry turned to OperaDDS software to meet its needs, experiencing ease and efficiency in the process.
10 Steps to Promote a Culture of Patient Safety
While patient safety has long been paramount to modern dentistry, the newest challenges posed by COVID-19 have inspired many practices to review their policies and procedures. To help promote patient safety, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has created a list of recommendations.
Dr. David Rice: 4 Ways to STOP Wasting Chair Time
Dr. Rice discusses four areas of your practice to improve on to increase productivity.
Maximize Practice Productivity and Conserve PPE with the Solea Laser
The Solea all-tissue dental laser opens up a new level of productivity for your practice. From workflow to scheduling, the Solea laser helps your practice achieve more each day while also conserving personal protective equipment (PPE) in the process.
How No-Shows Become Lost Patients
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.
From Emergency to Complete Care: A Three-Step Guide from igniteDDS
With dental emergencies – in particular cracked teeth – on the rise, we decided to ask David Rice, DDS, founder of igniteDDS to share his best approach for squeezing in dental emergencies during regular office hours and how to convert those emergencies into comprehensive care patients.
How Automated Patient Reminders Save Time and Money
Automated patient reminders can reduce no-shows by 34% or more. In addition to the cost on a patient’s health for not following up on necessary treatment, the tangible costs of no-shows can have a severe impact on health care in general and your bottom line specifically. See how automated patient reminders can improve the continuum of care while increasing office and staff efficiency.
How a Minnesota Practice Is Using Teledentistry to Advance Patient-Centered Care
When COVID-19 limited dental care in the midwestern state to emergencies only, Megan Beuckens, DDS, knew she had to find new ways to extend her skills beyond the reach of her operatory.
3 Steps to Create a Positive Patient Experience in the “New Normal”
Keeping patients updated with paperwork, reminders for their appointments and a list of what to expect when they get to the office will help ensure they keep their appointment. Here are three steps to create a positive patient experience and help make sure your schedule stays full and breaking appointments is a rarity.