When you graduated dental school, you thought you knew enough to have a successful practice. Then, it hits you like a slap to the face—you are a business owner with little financial training! Most dentists go into practice without having much or any knowledge of the accounting side of the business, so there’s no wonder that many dentists make the same major financial mistakes. Keep reading to learn what these common mistakes are and how to correct them.(more…)
Dental Support Specialties
April 5, 2022
March 29, 2022
Imagine that you’re interviewing a candidate for a job. You’ve looked at their general qualifications and gotten glowing recommendations from previous employers. Even if they seem like a good match on paper, you wouldn’t hire them without interviewing them first, right? The same concept applies to a dental billing company.
Before you hire anyone to handle your insurance billing or answer phone calls for your practice, you need to ask the right questions. Here are a few things you should know about a dental billing company prior to letting them take part in your business.(more…)
March 16, 2022
As a small business owner, you’re always looking for ways you and your team can operate in the best way possible, not just to help your patients but also assist in the behind-the-scenes tasks. You’d like to be more efficient around the practice, and one area you feel could use some improvement is insurance verification. Believe it or not, this time-consuming process could be more effective. How? Keep reading for tips for streamlining dental insurance verification.(more…)
March 3, 2022
Denied. No one wants to receive this message, especially when it comes to insurance claims. If you get one tiny detail wrong in a claim, the company sends it back unpaid, and your practice is left having to do rework. However, knowing some of the most common reasons insurance companies deny claims can help your team work more efficiently and get you paid in a more timely manner. Here are several mistakes to watch out for before your team sends claims in!(more…)
February 28, 2022
After an appointment, you see your front desk personnel is struggling to keep up with the all the responsibilities they balance. While they are on the phone with insurance companies, they try to check patients in and out and collect co-pays. Some days, you may wish you could drop dental insurance entirely! As much as you might dislike it, dental insurance is necessary for your practice to succeed. Keep reading to learn why dental insurance verification is important and what your two options are for dealing with this challenge.(more…)
February 16, 2022
As a small business owner and a dental expert, you have enough problems on your hands. In addition to the daily problem-solving you do in treating your patients, you are concerned about your office functioning smoothly. In fact, that’s why you’re considering getting a dental answering service to help with scheduling support. You know it is supposed to help your office team focus on serving patient in-person, but you wonder whether it will just give you more problems to deal with. Not when you partner with Dental Support Specialties! Here are three logistical or technical problems you won’t have with our team by your side.(more…)
February 3, 2022
As a dentist, you come from years of advance clinical training, and you take many hours of continuing education coursework to keep your skills and knowledge honed. As a result, you may consider yourself a dental expert first, not businessperson; however, you are a small business owner, and if you aren’t attending to this side of your practice, it is not likely to succeed.
With owning a business comes many issues that you may not be as familiar with like accounts receivable recovery. Here are three common problems that many dental practices deal with and how Dental Support Specialties can meet your needs and bring in more revenue!(more…)
January 31, 2022
You hire a dental answering service to take calls that come in while your staff members are out on vacation. However, you worry about how well they will represent your practice. What if the patient has questions? What if your practice is a specialty office? Can the service company still help you?
Before you decide to hire a service company like Dental Support Specialties, you want to know they can handle the challenges that come up. Our team is uniquely qualified to serve three types of dental practices: general, periodontal, and oral surgery. Here are the challenges we often face with these types of practices and how we address them.(more…)
January 17, 2022
Just when you get into a groove, a staff member decides to leave for another practice, moves, or simply is out on parental leave for several months. You dread the idea of having to start from scratch with someone new. There are so many steps involved with bringing a new dental employee onboard, but you worry that turning to a support company may be just as difficult.
We have excellent news! Instead of hiring someone new, Dental Support Specialties takes care of the most time-consuming steps for you and integrate quickly with your team. What are the steps we save you from? Read on to find out!(more…)
January 3, 2022
The countdown is over. The ball has dropped. It’s now 2022! You may have plenty of personal resolutions, but do you have any goals for your practice? Would you like to bring on an associate? Or maybe you’re considering hiring more hygienists or dental assistants.
Before making a costly decision about your business, you need to have all the numbers straight, which can be difficult if you still have unpaid dental insurance bills. Now is the perfect time to work with Dental Support Specialties to get your practice’s dental insurance verification in line.(more…)