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The sequence of steps used to follow up on past due accounts are as follows:
2. Patient Call
3. 2nd Statement with note or letter
4. Patient Call
5. Past Due Letter
6. Patient Call
7. Last Notice –…
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on June 2, 2014 at 9:06am — No Comments
In a previous entry, I talked about percentage of staff pay and how to get that lowered by making your staff more efficient. The other way to get your percentage of staff pay into an acceptable range is to increase collections by increasing the percent of…Continue
What is a good case acceptance percentage?
Depends on what the 75% represents.
If the doctor routinely presents abbreviated treatment plans…Continue
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on May 19, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments
Social media is getting huge, and dentists must participate in this digital revolution
Although marketing your practice offline is great, doing it online is even better.
We recently asked 9 dentists and agencies two questions:
- How important is social media for dentists?
- What are the most effective techniques that you use?…
Good management of your dental practice includes a scripting protocol for your Scheduling Coordinator (SC) to handle…Continue
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on May 12, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments
Whatever dental bonus system you use it should be tied into a predetermined payroll percent.
Predetermined Payroll Percent: 25%
Collections for Month: 100K
Available for Payroll: 25K
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on May 5, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments
Lately, we've seen many mainstream media has been lashing the dental implants practice. At least here in UK we've seen few different posts on cases where dental implants have gone seriously wrong. The story of the UK businessman who spent £25000 for dental implants and having some serious problems has gone viral these days. Are these news items impacting your practice? People have the options of so many…Continue
Patient Pursuit and Century Interactive release a study detailing the biggest source of lost revenue in dental practices: poor phone skills.
The best and most effective way to lower your overhead is to provide regular training to your staff.
Here's a datum you need to have under your belt: The less in-house training you provide, the higher your percent of payroll will be. Why Because proper…
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on April 28, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
Setting her experiences to her song "Poker Face," Lady Gaga tweeted "Wisdom teeth out. P-p-Percocet p-p-Percocet" after having her wisdom teeth pulled last week. She also posted a selfie hugging her stuffed monkey, tweeting, "I'm gonna put some meatballs in a blender."
So yes, as the Huffington Post noted, celebrities are just like the rest of us, having swelled cheeks and pain after having their wisdom teeth pulled. I think Lady Gaga gave oral surgery a pretty good…Continue
A good dental practice management diagnostic tool is Average Case Fee (ACF). It is figured out by dividing production or collections by #…Continue
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on April 21, 2014 at 9:02am — No Comments
1. For those who take insurance get in "end of year" insurance out.
2. Have a short call list
3. Make sure that every patient has their next appointment scheduled before leaving
4. Follow-up on unscheduled treatment and missed…Continue
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on April 14, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments
Karen Essell, RDH
We’ve had the good fortune in recent months of becoming acquaintances of two Michigan hygienists. Shirley Stroupe was the cover model in December 2012. Anne Gwozdek was the…Continue
Celebrities endorse oil pulling! Isn't that all you needed to hear in order to start your new oil pulling regimen? You can bet I'm on board! If stars do it, it must be amazing!
Well, that sounded as sarcastic as it was supposed to. I'll never understand why we mere mortals feel we need to emulate the stars in so many things.
And I almost hate to say this now, but in this case the celebrities might be on to something. Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants" and…Continue
Added by Meg Kaiser on April 2, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments
A few tips and questions I advise you get answered:
1. Get an accurate count of active patients. Often this is greatly inflated. If the software has been correctly entered for all patients then the active patient count will be…Continue
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on March 25, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments
Your dental practice is as strong as its weakest link.
The problem is that the weakest link is probably you.
The good news? Your job as a dentist is safe. The bad news? Your dental practice may not be.
Some dentists have a poor dental…
Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on March 17, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments
With support for Windows XP set to expire around the same time as Uncle Sam's yearly tax collection extravaganza, a lot of people are revisiting the question of what OS to run on their dental practice computers. HIPAA compliance specialists and those who sell dental offices new computers or…Continue
Mydent International’s newest addition to its preventative line is the DEFEND Desensitizer. A universal desensitizing agent, this product can be placed under dental cements as well as temporary, provisional or final restorative…Continue
Added by Eric Slone on March 11, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments