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.
Candy sweet swap: A fun Halloween dental marketing campaign
Running a Halloween candy sweet swap campaign is a simple and effective way to create social media content, connect with your patients and community, and establish yourself as an oral health leader. In this blog post from Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice, you’ll learn everything you need to run an effective candy swap campaign.
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.
Go with the flow: Adding an associate dentist for practice growth
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.
Success story: In pursuit of ideal esthetics and excellent dental health
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.
Dental technology success story: From zero patients to full capacity in two years
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.
Dental SEO quiz: What does GMB have in common with GBP?
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.
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.
Dentsply Sirona World returns to Caesar’s Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas
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.
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.
3D printing: The future of digital dentistry
Modern 3D printers open up a broad range of new dental treatment options. And with advances in digital light processing, open materials and improvements to both print speed and quality, 3D printing is seen by many as the future of digital dentistry.
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.
Green dentistry: 3 high-tech solutions for a sustainable practice
Investing in quality equipment that will stand the test of time can greatly reduce dental waste and deliver long-term savings. Here are three high-tech solutions to support green dentistry initiatives.
Green dentistry: Build your practice around sustainability
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.
Jeffery S. Kahler, DDS: Making a dream practice come true through difficult times
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.
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.
Dental practice goals for the new year: 5 opportunities for growth
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.
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.
5 Ways to Increase Revenue with Patient Recall Software
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 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.
Convergent Dental’s Solea Sleep CO2 all-tissue laser: A key technology for an airway-only treatment center
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.
In-Person Continuing Dental Education Courses at A-dec
The ability to add treatment options, grow your practice and meet state licensure requirements all hinge on your responsibility as an oral health professional to continue learning throughout your career. Here are a few virtual and in-person CE courses for dentists and their staff offered by A-dec.
How One Dental Office Adopted Solutionreach Just in Time for COVID-19
One of the challenges the pandemic posed was increased cancellations due to illness or exposure to COVID-19. Solutionreach allowed for a fluid schedule the practice needed. Electronic intake forms, patient text messages and remote access all worked together to keep the practice running smoothly.
Twenty Twenty-One Day Success
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.
Keeping up With Demand: A New Practice Faces Questions About the Future
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.