April 28, 2023
When it comes to bringing in leads, there are many marketing tools at your disposal. From pay-per-click campaigns to SEO tactics, from backlinking to direct mail marketing, you can spend a pretty penny on getting your brand in front of as many people as possible. However, these effective methods can only generate leads. It’s up to you and your staff to convert these leads into paying patients.
Marketing can be well worth the investment, but it only goes so far. Instead of spending more money on marketing, you could bring in more revenue by taking advantage of the leads you already get. How? By having Dental Support Specialties answer your phone calls and schedule appointments!
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April 17, 2023
During an appointment, you put together a great treatment plan for a patient wanting a smile makeover. You perfect every detail and discuss the financial aspect, and they seem genuinely interested in moving forward. You’re excited to have a high-cost case, but when the patient still hasn’t scheduled the treatment, you wonder if you’ll ever get it done!
Follow-up calls are important to keep your connection with patients strong and to keep them coming back. But does that mean your front desk team has to call each patient? No! Keep reading to learn when and how to have follow up calls that are actually effective.
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April 5, 2023
During busy times, your dental practice is humming with activity—you’re examining and talking with patients, your hygienists are cleaning teeth, your front desk staff members are checking patients in. When you have a lot going on, it may seem like an inconvenience to add another task to the mix.
However, if you aren’t currently taking the time for insurance verification, it could end up hurting your practice. Why is this step important? What could happen to your relationship with patients if you don’t do this? Keep reading to find out!
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March 29, 2023
At some point in life, nearly everyone has experienced being misjudged. Others may have placed an inaccurate label on you or tried to put you inside a box that clearly doesn’t fit. We know the feeling.
At first glance, it may be easy to quickly judge Dental Support Specialties (DSS) as just another call center, but the truth is that we’re completely different! Although a call center employee answers the phone, and so do we, the similarities basically end there. We are proud to be unique from many other dental answering service companies in the following ways.
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March 17, 2023
Every job comes with some amount of drudgery—those tasks that make the workday inch by. For the front desk staff at your dental practice, chances are their most dreaded tasks have to do with insurance. It’s a necessary evil in the field, but insurance can quickly wear you down unless you have some support.
In this post, you’ll learn about the various ways insurance can make everyone in your practice grumpy or even turn your practice into a toxic environment for patients and employees alike. Plus, you’ll learn how Dental Support Specialties can turn it around for you!
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March 6, 2023
At the beginning of your career, you may have thought that clinical prowess and unparalleled service to your patients in person would be sufficient to make your practice successful. While these are certainly important to patient retention, you may not even get the chance to prove yourself—if your answering service isn’t capable of scheduling appointments. Learn why this ability is so important!
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February 27, 2023
Do you need to add another front desk team member to your staff? Does your practice need more support to keep things running smoothly? The thought of hiring another employee may not seem appealing to you because of all the extra steps you have to take. However, when you turn to Dental Support Specialties, you don’t have to go through these steps.
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February 15, 2023
When economic times get rough, it’s natural to wonder whether certain expenses are really worthwhile. Perhaps the last thing on your mind is hiring a service company to support your practice. But did you know that Dental Support Specialties can actually help you bring in more money? When you realize what we can do for you, it becomes clear that you can’t afford not to hire us!
Although we offer many money-saving and money-making services, let’s just look at one—billing. Our contribution to billing alone merits paying for our services. Just keep reading to learn how!
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February 3, 2023
As you come in to work one day, one of your front desk team members submits a time-off request. They are taking a whole week off for their kid’s spring break. You obviously want them to have a fun time, but maybe you’re worried about how the practice will fare without them. Checking patients in and out shouldn’t be too difficult to add to someone else’s plate for a week, but you don’t know who will answer all the incoming phone calls and keep your schedule filled.
That’s where the team at Dental Support Specialties comes in! Unlike other answering service companies, we don’t just take messages—we actually work within your schedule and book appointments.
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January 27, 2023
With all the technology available in dentistry, you may find it difficult to choose a device to acquire for your practice. While some practices benefit from having digital impressions, others are better served with a cone beam CT scanner. Regardless of whatever technology you decide to use for clinical purposes, you need to make sure your dental billing and scheduling software is up-to-date. Why? Check out these three reasons!
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