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Dental Support Specialties Blog

4 Traits of the Perfect Employee

May 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:21 pm
smiling woman working at a dental answering service

As a small business owner, you are familiar with the hiring process, unfortunately. Even when you have high hopes for a new employee, and they’re a good fit for your practice, no one is perfect, right? Think again! It isn’t practical to expect perfection out of an individual, but there is a way for you to enjoy all the perks. Dental Support Specialties has an entire team of experienced dental office experts, all devoted to the success of your practice through effective dental answering services.


How Dental Insurance Verification Can Make a Huge Difference for You

May 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:16 pm
money, dental tools, and dental insurance verification

At every opportunity, you try to make a positive impression with your patients and build trust. Your team greets them warmly when they arrive, everyone is friendly and kind, and you listen carefully to their needs before recommending treatment. Even with all these efforts, one thing can come along and shatter whatever good feelings you’ve carefully created—surprise fees. In this post, you’ll learn how dental insurance verification with Dental Support Specialties can help you stay in patients’ good graces for the long term.


Help with Dental Scheduling During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 8:25 pm
calendar for dental scheduling

Over the last couple of weeks, practices and businesses have temporarily closed their doors because of the threat of COVID-19. However, unlike many stores or offices, your practice needs to still be available to help with dental emergencies. That means you must remain accessible to your patients for dental scheduling even though your team isn’t in the office. Fortunately, Dental Support Specialties is already set up to help your practice remotely, protecting everyone involved and allowing everyone to stay safe during these uncertain times.


Planning NOW for Everything Insurance in Your Practice

April 24, 2020

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Managing your patient dental benefits on all levels is crucial to keeping your cash flow moving. Being proactive in managing your patient dental benefits is just as important! (think obtaining patient benefits and clean claim submissions!)


Front Desk and Scheduling Precautions

April 21, 2020

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What are some of the front desk and scheduling precautions you will be taking in your office?

Here are some that we are seeing: (follow your state, county and health department guidelines)

  • Limited if any seating in the reception area and no family members allowed to wait (unless they are waiting in their car)
  • Having patients call or text your office from the parking lot upon arrival – Do as MUCH check in and check out as you can via the phone including treatment/financial consults, payments and scheduling. Have staff member fully protected with appropriate PPE meet patient at their car to take temperature and to ask health screening questions.
  • Keep office door locked – no walk in patients. Appointment only. Have a sign on your entrance displaying this.
  • COVID prescreening appointment calls. ASK the questions. DOCUMENT the answers.

Our responses. Our proactivity. Our plans

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We at Dental Support Specialties hope you and your families have been staying safe and healthy! What a crazy time this has been. With all the uncertainty that lies before us, one thing we can control is our actions. Our responses. Our proactivity. Our plans for reopening and what our new normal might look like. Being prepared to accommodate appointments and patient needs and having solid plans ready for immediate execution.

Be Prepared. The time is now to start preparing for your reopening on all levels.

You can view and print out the Presidents Guidelines for opening up here:


Insurance Troubles? Get Dental Insurance Support!

April 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 8:21 pm
stressed dentist in need of dental insurance support

In an ideal world, patients would pay for their dental treatment completely out of pocket without needing dental insurance, but we don’t live in an ideal world. In fact, for many practices, dental insurance is almost considered a necessary evil, a way that patients are able to afford basic services. Although this payment method adds several steps to the process, did you know that dental insurance doesn’t have to be such a hassle for you and your team? Read on to learn how you can get dental insurance support for your practice.


Our Experience as a Dental Answering Service Speaks for Itself

April 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 8:17 pm
older man on the phone with answering service

You’ve been practicing dentistry for many years now. Over that time, you’ve undergone countless hours of training, dealt with a myriad of different scenarios, and served thousands of patients. In other words, in your practice, experience matters. At Dental Support Specialties, we couldn’t agree more—experience in the dentistry field is priceless, especially when it comes to serving patients.

With 30 people on our team, we have approximately 400 years of total experience. That’s 400 years at your practice’s disposal to act as your dental answering service, schedule appointments, perform dental insurance verification, and represent your practice.


3 Tips to Keep Your Cash Flow Coming During COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dentalsupportteam @ 7:25 pm
dentist standing COVID-19 cash flow

Over the last several weeks, concern about COVID-19 has continued to grow to the point that everyone has been instructed to shelter in place. Non-essential businesses have temporarily closed their doors until the order is lifted, including your dental practice. But that doesn’t mean that you need to sit around and wait for things to return to normal in order to have cash flow coming into your business. Here are three ways that you can make a plan today with Dental Support Specialties to ensure your practice is ready for tomorrow.


How a Dental Answering Service Can Save You Money

March 17, 2020

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money dental tools dental answering service

As a small business owner, you know that every dollar counts. In order to flourish, you need to bring in more than you spend, which is why you take every decision about your dental practice seriously. When you think about hiring a company for any kind of service, you naturally wonder how much it will cost you. However, while considering Dental Support Specialties to serve as your dental answering service, your first question should actually be: how much could these services save my business? Below you’ll find # ways that we can help your practice’s bottom line for a great return on investment.

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