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.
For most people, there’s at least one ongoing task or project that causes stress at work because there isn’t an easy way to do it. For the front office team, this task is usually dental scheduling. Here are six ways to make dental scheduling a hassle-free experience.
Any fears you may have about ransomware attacks aren’t unfounded with health care being the No. 1 industry affected. The good news is, there are simple ways to protect your practice. Steve White, vice president and partner of DDS Rescue, lays out three steps for keeping your practice safe.
See how April Mills, a new co-owner of a Columbia, S.C., dental practice, used Eaglesoft to help her find efficiencies and fill up the schedule at her new practice.
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.
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.
Dr. Rice discusses four areas of your practice to improve on to increase productivity.
While cloud-based practice management software offers many business benefits, it’s important to consider basic safety protocols such as data security, remote login policies and passwords protection. Linda Harvey discusses how to keep your data safe and HIPAA compliant.
If you ask any dentist about the biggest problem they have in running their practice, invariably the answer will point, in one way or another, to staffing issues. But new hires is not always the best solution. Automating tasks like processing new patient information, triaging after-hours emergencies, medical prescreening, and curbside check-ins relieve your overburdened team members to be able to do what they do best; take care of patients.
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.
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.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of RevenueWell’s customers were mandated to temporarily halt elective treatments and have cut back their schedules to only accept emergency appointments. To meet this demand, RevenueWell recently announced its newest feature, Virtual Visits. Learn about this new teledentistry solution.
As practices reopen and prepare for the next stage, planning, patient communication and marketing will be more critical than ever. In a new four-part webinar series, we will share insights, best practices and action steps to support you on your reopen and restore journey.
With most dental practices in the U.S. open for emergency care only, it can be easy to stress about the future of your practice. Amid the uncertainty, it’s important to remain optimistic and think of ways to turn the negatives into a positive. Imtiaz Manji, the co-founder and chairman of Spear Education, recently shared his ideas on how to navigate the coronavirus crisis and how dental practices can use this tough situation to improve their business and come back stronger.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has thrust teledentistry into the spotlight as the “must have” technology to care for dental patients while maintaining social distancing. Bryan Laskin, DDS, explains how teledentistry is a great way to increase efficiency, wow patients, and bring in revenue.
As the world moves toward digital operations, it’s time to start considering what life in paperless dental offices will look like. Be it electronic forms or a patient portal, dental practices are finding more ways to engage with patients, sans-paper.
Evaluating new dental office phone systems can be daunting, thanks to advancements in technology. Here are some terms and features to look for when your practice is in the market for a new phone.
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 […]
Switching software platforms. Just the idea of changing your dental practice management software system can give you the cold sweats. After all, changing anything in your practice is hard. But, changing software systems—the key clinical and communication system in your practice? That can be a […]
As consumers, more and more of the data we rely on in our everyday lives resides in the cloud – and it’s easy to see why. The cloud empowers us to access our data anywhere, anytime, with the push of a button. The associated quality […]
In the words of National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, “You can’t win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield. You’re only as good as the team you have behind you.” Just like baseball, the overall success of a dental business depends […]
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 […]
The image recycle bin is a feature in both Eaglesoft and Patterson Imaging software that allows you to remove an image without deleting it, so it doesn’t appear in the patient’s file. If you’ve ever deleted an image by mistake and wished you had the […]
If you are looking for an Eaglesoft report that includes certain information, I can help you find it faster and easier by using a simple utility found on our FAQ site. Like many Eaglesoft features that work to increase efficiency and simplify processes, this utility […]
In today’s world, we rely on our technology products to make every aspect of our lives easier and more productive. When a new technology is released, we can’t wait to hear all about it and determine how it will help us. And that is why […]
I am thrilled to write this post today and to give you a sneak peek at Eaglesoft 17! I have just returned from our Technology Summit where all of our technology advisors, nationwide, were shown Eaglesoft 17 for the first time. The energy in that […]
At Patterson, we pride ourselves in having everything your dental practice needs to thrive – being a one-stop shop. One of those things is hardware. Your practice needs to have the right hardware to carry your software and digital components. Our hardware is specifically designed […]