August 31, 2017
It can be a challenge to keep everything in line with how your office’s front desk manages the billing aspect of your practice — but a smooth dental billing process is crucial to getting you paid on time (or at all). Having a system that runs like it should can ensure your office gets the full benefit of providing excellent dental care and working with insurance companies at all.
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July 21, 2017
It takes time to find the right staff members for your practice. From interviews through training, the process could take weeks, or even months. In the meantime, you could be missing valuable patient calls if your office is understaffed. New patients especially will move on to the next practice if their call goes unanswered, or they have to leave a message. This is where a dental answering service could help your practice, and here is how Dental Support Specialties can help!
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July 11, 2017
Staffing can be the worst nightmare for any business owner, but it’s especially challenging in a dental office. It’s difficult to find employees that care as much about your practice and your patients as you do! When it comes to dental billing and collecting payment from your patients, this is one of the most critical positions in your office. It’s also something you can’t take care of yourself if you are focused on providing exceptional care to your patients. Now you don’t have to worry about dental billing, because Dental Support Specialties can handle it for you!
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June 7, 2017
As a dentist, you rely on your office running smoothly to make the most of your time to deliver high-quality care to your patients. To effectively treat them, there are many tasks that your staff must handle each day, including dental billing. This creates a certain challenge because it is very time-consuming but necessary to support your practice. Now, you can remove it from your day-to-day responsibilities to better dedicate your staff’s time and effort elsewhere. Dental Support Specialties will handle your billing so you can focus on what matters the most—your patients.
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April 11, 2017
Revenue – Cost = Profit
The above equation seems so simple right? But which part of the equation catches your eye? For many of us, cost is all we see. We look right past revenue and profit and focus of our attention on the unproductive part of this equation.
I talk with a lot of great people every day about their dental practices and what their business needs in order to grow and improve in their market and I am always taken aback by how many of those same people are afraid to change what they are doing and try a different approach mainly because they are afraid of the cost.
November 10, 2016
1) You have less than stellar, grand, charming, warm, friendly, charismatic, smiling, energetic, enthusiastic, go-getting, appreciative, gracious and aware front desk representation. I called an office in New York a few weeks back to be greeted with a cold, clipped, nasty “Dental Office”. Really, that is all the lady said. If you have someone without at least some of these qualities being the face/representative of your practice, answering your phones and greeting your patients this might be clue #1 on the empty chair syndrome. Lets face it, all of your team needs to step up in this area because it is the ONLY thing that separates you from the practice down the street. Your customer service. Do patients feel better walking out of your practice than they did walking in? Do they hang up after calling with a smile? These things MATTER!
March 19, 2016
When I was in the banking industry, we were forced to watch hours upon hours of Cohen Brown motivational tapes. While we did get many a chuckle from his hair and brightly colored ensembles, something must have sunk in to stay because my BFF Deb and I often bring up certain things that we learned, and obviously liked.
September 2, 2015
How does your patient care and service stack up? Is it ok? Is it good? Is it GREAT? From answering the phones, to greeting and seating the patients, to checkout and everything in between – Is your care GREAT? If you can’t answer with an enthusiastic YES, then what you are providing just isn’t good enough. “The moment you settle for less than you deserve, is the moment you get less than what you settled for” If you are settling for GOOD, you are missing out on what GREAT could be. Every contact – phone, email, text, in person – has a direct influence on whether or not we will see that patient again. Every. Single. One.
July 2, 2015
Answering the practice phone, just to say you answered the phone is completely pointless unless you are DOING something with those answered calls.
We all know the importance of answering your practice phones. Minimum of 45 hours a week. During the WHOLE day. Every working day of the year, regardless if you are on vacation or not. Why would you stop working the opportunity that keeps knocking on your practice door every day even if you are on vacation? You CAN go on vacation and still reap the benefits of answering the phones and working the schedule.
Even on your “regular” days off of the week, you might be thinking, “Well our patients know we are closed”. Here’s some cold hard stats for you – Last month we scheduled over $277,000 in production for our clients, during regular, normal business hours including “regular” days off of the week. Want to know how we did that? If our clients phones aren’t ringing IN, we are making them ring OUT to work the schedule!
February 5, 2015
Said the busy mom, calling on her lunch hour to schedule her children’s next cleaning appointments, only to receive a long winded VM at the dental practice, not only detailing their business hours of every second/every day but advising that said busy mom chose to call during THEIR lunch hour and to call back in 1 1/2 hours for assistance. Mom LM asking for a return call. Mom never received callback. She gave them a week. Still heard nothing. Mom called a different practice and scheduled appointments for her whole family of 5. (Missed NP production of over $1250)