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.
If you clearly define your practice vision and goals, and then choose the appropriate technology to help you reach them, you can confidently take the steps needed to move your practice forward. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when investing in dental technology.
As he watched his patient base grow and identified what needs the community had, Steven Freeman, DDS, owner of Elite Smiles in St. Augustine, Fla., began investing in 3D technology, including CAD/CAM, a CBCT and a digital intraoral scanner based on the advice of his Patterson Dental team.
In an increasingly competitive, constantly shifting digital landscape, it isn’t enough to just build any website and call it a day. Steps must be taken to ensure that potential patients not only find your site but, once they do, are compelled to choose your practice over another.
As dental care in the age of COVID-19 starts to feel routine again, many practice owners are looking for new ways to cut costs and run their offices more efficiently. In a new webinar series, you’ll learn how marketing and communication software solutions like Solutionreach and OperaDDS can help you kickstart your schedule and boost your patients’ return appointments with convenient, automated and measurable patient outreach tools.
When Jeffrey S. Butts, DDS, decided to expand his services to offer oral surgery, implants, IV sedation and same-day dentistry, he turned to Patterson Dental to help with finding a new location, designing the office layout and nearly every other aspect of his new practice.
After holding down the roles of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist in two rock bands, Jeffrey S. Butts, DDS, is now the owner of a thriving dental office in Atlanta. So, how did Butts go from a touring rock star to owning his own practice?
Some companies have been able to not only accelerate growth but also increase profitability while facing economic headwinds. As dental offices begin to reopen and rebound from the COVID-19 crisis, practice owners should focus on three key dimensions to navigate the economic downturn and come out the other side stronger.
When planning to relocate and build out a larger office, Dr. Ricky L. Farmer trusted Patterson Dental to help him see his vision through. At nearly 8,000-square-feet, Lake Pointe Dental Care is now at 10 operational operatories with the capacity to go to 16, and the staff has more than doubled.
Dr. Ricky L. Farmer’s practice in Somerset, Ky., was successful, but patients couldn’t always be accommodated immediately in the 2,500-square-foot space. His vision was to transition to a larger group practice aligned with his philosophy of “contemporary, comprehensive, compassionate care.”
In my previous post I covered the first two actions to help create a happier and more successful culture. Here are numbers three and four! Action Three – Monitor Results and Give Feedback Monitor results on a daily basis. Your daily huddles are what I […]
Having a top-notch hygiene team is a wonderful thing, but assuming everything is being taken care of is a big mistake many practices make. In almost every practice we work with we consistently see the following 3 pitfalls within the hygiene department. Are these happening […]
Investments run deep in your practice: the best staff, the most efficient operations, and more advanced technology. If part of this effort involves CEREC, you understand patients aren’t the only beneficiaries of this amazing machine. Capitalizing on the profit potential of CEREC, however, means you’ve […]
Every dental hygiene team member should have a productivity goal or target within the practice. What does this production goal represent? Is it a random number you come up with based on what your colleagues have suggested? Your hygiene productivity goals need to be relatable, […]
You’ve invested plenty of time and money to build your dental practice into a significant asset. Perhaps it’s time to put the equity you’ve accumulated to work for you in order to take advantage of business and growth opportunities. Tapping into your practice equity now […]
With the onset of fall sports (football, lacrosse, soccer, etc.) make sure to remind your patient athletes that a mouthguard should be considered part of the protective equipment pickup this season! If a patient participates in organized team sports, the use of a mouthguard can […]
“You never know until you ask!” This is never truer than when it comes to asking your best and favorite patients to share your team with their family and friends. Patients like Mrs. Wonderful, who always arrives early and pays her balance with a smile, […]
It has been said that goals that are not written down are only wishes. Putting words on paper for visualization holds tremendous power in helping us to realize our dreams, and giving us the motivation to make them come true. There is something very inspiring […]
Did you know there are 35 million children between the ages of 5 and 18 who play organized sports in the U.S.? Did you also know the parents of those children spend upwards of 5 billion dollars annually on sports equipment? Want to tap into […]
If your office is like most, your practice management system is home to several hundred dormant patients who haven’t stepped foot in your office for over 24 months. They’re your ghost patients, and the uncaptured revenue they represent is one of the biggest growth opportunities […]
Do you offer teeth whitening at your office? Of course you do; most dental offices do. But how much whitening do you actually perform every month? If you’re like most practices, probably not much. The main reason for this is you’re likely not proactive about […]
What is the case acceptance percentage in your practice? This is a difficult question to answer for most practices but one of the key statistics to know and understand. This percentage tells you many things about the practice and how your patients are making decisions […]
Are you one of the many practice owners with a New Year’s goal of increasing the number of patients you see this year? If so, good for you! But remember, it requires an investment to grow your business. In addition to an effective marketing campaign, […]
Whether you’ve just purchased your own dental practice or have been managing a practice for years, you’ll want to plan your practice growth to ensure that your long-term business and professional goals are successfully met. This is where a thoughtfully prepared business plan comes into […]
Money can be the most difficult conversation ever had in a dental practice. A lifelong patient can be lost over a $25 misunderstanding. It can be awkward and embarrassing when there are communication issues. Often the initial barrier to a financially healthy practice occurs at […]
In business and in life, the activities that you pay attention to the most tend to grow and flourish. When it comes to your practice, what behaviors are you paying attention to the most and how are you creating awareness around the healthy behaviors that […]
If you’re building a new office or updating your existing space – or even just considering making a change – you don’t want to miss our Blueprint for Success event. This one-day seminar, sponsored by Patterson Dental, Wells Fargo and A-dec, will teach you how […]
“I love doing restorative and cosmetic dentistry, but I just don’t seem to be doing very much of it. How can I build this part of my practice?” Have you made this statement? Is this a concern of yours? Developing the restorative and cosmetic aspect […]