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Struggles of Dental Staffing and How We Fix Them

July 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:19 pm
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“Good help is hard to find.” You’ve heard the old saying before, but it has never been more applicable than in the last several months. As the economy picks back up, and businesses have reopened, it seems that every company is hiring and desperate for more workers. Although some blame generous unemployment benefits, there may be other factors at play. In the dental field in particular, some practices are struggling to find employees to handle the background administrative work. Fortunately, we have the solution! Here are two major problems with dental staffing and how Dental Support Specialties can meet your needs.


Chart Auditing: Find and Bring Back Inactive Patients

July 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:12 pm
stack of printed files for chart auditing

You don’t understand it. Your dental practice should be bringing in more revenue than you are. How can your business perform this inefficiently when you have so many patients already in your system? Do you really need to spend more time and effort acquiring new patients? At first glance, these numbers can be deceiving. The real numbers you need to consider are the inactive patients and those who need to complete a treatment plan. In this blog post, you’ll learn why you need to know these numbers and how Dental Support Specialties can help your practice maximize your management software through chart auditing.


5 Ways We Get You Paid On Time

June 29, 2021

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teeth and money for dental billing

When you go to a store, you pay for the items you purchase right away. Don’t you wish that payments coming to your dental practice could be that simple? While Dental Support Specialties can’t get you instant payments, our dental billing support can help you receive your money on schedule. Having this money available can help you grow your practice and make wise business decisions. Check out these five ways we make sure your practice is paid on time!


Stop Spending Money on Marketing and Get More Conversions

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:59 pm
graph indicating better conversion with a dental answering service

You’ve spent months redesigning your website, investing in Google ads, and trying other marketing strategies. During a meeting with your marketing company, you get some concerning results. You aren’t seeing the progress in revenue that you thought you would. Could you need to spend even more in marketing?

Perhaps the problem has nothing to do with how much you’re putting into marketing—it could be that your practice isn’t converting the leads it’s getting from your marketing efforts. Instead of piling more money into more strategies, your time, effort, and resources could be better spent making sure that you’re taking advantage of the leads you already have with a dental answering service.


Relationships: How We Help You Connect with Your Patients

June 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:57 pm
happy patient talking with the dentist after using dental answering service

As a dental administrative service company, we at Dental Support Specialties pride ourselves on our expertise and knowledge in the field. We are experienced with inner workings of dental insurance and chart auditing, as well as many other functions that help make practices successful. At first, you might think that our top priority would be efficiency, but one of our primary concerns is the relationship between your team and your patients. Why is this important? How do we help in this area? Read on to find out!


Dental Insurance Verification: Essential for Patient Retention

May 31, 2021

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happy dental patient with correct dental insurance verification

Did you know that the number one reason why 20 percent of American adults haven’t seen a dentist in at least a few years has to do with cost? Like it or not, money is a major concern for your patients. Perhaps that’s why you’ve decided to accept and work with dental insurance in your practice to attract more patients. In fact, you likely have found that new patients often ask whether you’re in-network  with their insurance before scheduling an appointment.

However, if your team isn’t verifying and filing insurance claims properly, you could end up losing patient loyalty. Read on to learn why dental insurance verification is essential to retain patients and how Dental Support Specialties can help.


4 Staffing Problems You Won’t Have with Dental Support Specialties

May 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:56 pm
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When you decided to become a dentist and own a practice, perhaps you weren’t as familiar with the business side. Your focus has likely been on technical expertise. However, you lead a team of hygienists, assistants, and administrative professionals—you’re a boss! Along with being the one in charge comes a host of staffing dilemmas. You will have to deal with some issues along the way, but Dental Support Specialties can be your perfect employee! Here are some of the problems you may face and how we can help.


We’re Not a Call Center! How We’re Different

May 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:54 pm
friendly dental answering service

With the summer season approaching, many of your in-office staff members are planning their vacations. Of course, you want your team to enjoy their time off, but who will take the practice’s incoming calls? Without someone proficient to answer these calls, your business can suffer. You could hire a call center, or you could hire Dental Support Specialties. Read on to learn how our dental answer service is drastically different and how we can help keep your practice on track for success.


Want an Experienced Team? Dental Support Specialties Has It!

April 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:51 pm
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If you’re honest with yourself and doing dentistry right, you’re not the same now as you were when you first started your career. From the time you were fresh out of dental school until today, you’ve grown, taken hundreds or even thousands of hours of continuing education, and had countless hours of clinical experience. Your time in the saddle makes you an expert and provides comfort for your patients because they feel confident you know what you’re doing. Shouldn’t you also expect experience from the rest of your team and your dental answering service?

At Dental Support Specialties, we have more than 400 years of dentistry administrative experience. With 30 people on our team, we have the established skills necessary to further your practice’s success. Read on to learn ways that our expertise can benefit your practice.


Don’t Let Insurance Wear You Down!

April 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:48 pm
woman looking at a stack and needing dental insurance support

Insurance—it’s a necessary evil in dentistry. Although many patients want to use their benefits to keep their out-of-pocket costs as low as possible, it creates a tremendous amount of tedious, time-consuming work for your team. How can you continue to accept dental insurance without getting worn down by it? Is there an option that offers dental insurance support? As a business owner, you have four ways to address the insurance question in your practice, but really only a couple options are truly sustainable in the long term.

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