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When was the last time you sent statements?

Many dentists assume that because they have money coming in that their office manager is sending statements and running an organized collections system. This is not always true. Here's a quick & easy way to confirm that your practice sent statements last month.

In less than 5 minutes, you will know whether to appreciate your staff for a…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 25, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

Doctor Production versus Hygiene Production

The amount of production that should come from hygiene all depends upon the production of the dentist and the type of hygiene care delivered. 

I have one client who produces $5000.00 a day. His hygienist produces $1200.00 a day. Another client produces $2200.00 a day. His…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 21, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Real time, real world data to run your practice

Production Doesn't Tell the Real Story



Do your staff see your production and think everything is great? And, since they see solid production - do they expect to receive a raise this year and maybe even a bonus?

Meanwhile, are you looking at your lower and lower reimbursements now that you've…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 14, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

Are your hygiene hours stating the same are going down

Let’s do some basic math.

Let's say you’re getting 30 new dental patients a month. That’s 360 new dental patients in a year which means a possible 720 hygiene appointments.

So are you adding new hygiene days to your schedule? If you’re not then there are big, gapping holes in your dental recare…

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Added by Cambridge Practice Consultants on October 14, 2013 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Broken Sensors - Why They Break - Is Digital X-ray Affordable

This post is a response to a question about why sensors break, whether or not new sensor cables on Schicks will be more durable and whether or not sensors in general are affordable.

The thing is that the new cable will have all the problems that the old cable has. The problem is pretty simple you have copper wires that are of a very small gauge so that they can make the cable thin and flexible. To compare for you, a network cable has 24GA…

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Added by Jacob Scheiterlein on October 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Baldrige for Dentists

Baldrige: The Traffic 'Copter



Have you ever sat in a traffic jam? What are you thinking? Perhaps looking around to figure out if moving into another lane will help or checking the time to determine if you're going to be late for your appointment? You can only see a few cars ahead and behind, so you are forced to make decisions with very little…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on October 4, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Yearly Recall: Using Dentrix to reactivate patients not seen in over a year

The top priority for dental office managers is to fill the schedule. Most practices have a system to contact patients when they are due for their 6 month checkup. However, what about patients that end up overdue? To stay in contact with these patients and try to get them back into your schedule is an untapped market. This is one way to run a successful dental…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 23, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Why Dental Websites Are Waste of Money

I'm going to share a very interesting and informative story with you that I know plagues majority of dentists and it's down right awful. It involves dental websites.

Here at Local Search For Dentists we care about our clients successes and it's out #1 priority everyday. Unfortunately not everyone you hire out there thinks the same as we do. Part of our program is working hand in hand with your web company or web…

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Added by Graig Presti on September 20, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Leadership in the dental practice

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. - John Maxwell



So - how did your last staff meeting go? Were your team members enthusiastic to share ideas that will help improve quality of care, reduce expenses and improve staff morale? Or, did they sit quietly and when asked for suggestions, just say…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 16, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

How minor tweaks on your website can convert them as your customers

Majority of the patients do their research online prior to visit a dentist and having our websites very interactive and with more useful content will make them ring you. some poorly designed websites can bounce your potential customers and damage your reputation. How would you know behaviour of your website visitors, a better place to start is google analytics which is free. If you are already using it, have you tried the content experiment analytics has? design a new page to the…

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Added by M Marz on September 9, 2013 at 6:15am — No Comments

"Statements would upset the patients" - How to catch up on dental billing

"We don't send statements. The dentist is afraid that would upset the patients."



Some dental practices struggle to manage their billing systems. There can be many reasons the dental billing system has crumbled, such as dental office manager turnover, lack of training with the dental practice management software, or even embezzlement. No matter what the reason for a disorganized, occasional billing system, the problems caused are the same. Patients that don't…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on September 4, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Gain more new patients: Know your numbers

Grow from your past success



Every dentist I know would like more new patients. So - how do you that? First, you have to know your numbers. Find out which marketing programs have been most successful for you, and which ones are the losers so you can make solid decisions based on real numbers. It's so easy to get sold by the latest marketing idea - "Dr. you can be the first in your area to have a mobile website!" but you need to know what's working for you.

In this brief…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on August 22, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

What dental assistants are telling Dental Assisting Digest about their salaries

Here is your first look at the annual Dental Assisting Digest salary survey. We asked dental assistants around the country to tell us about the salaries and benefits and, so far, 820 have responded. Here is a quick overview of the responses.

The most common hourly salary figures across the country range from $18-$20 (very similar to years past).

When did you last receive a…

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Added by Kevin Henry on August 19, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

Make it visual: How to increase dentist efficiency

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Does this look familiar? Columns of X's, /'s and blanks to communicate exactly where the dentist is throughout the day. And, since we can preset our appointments to include X  X  /  /  /  - don't we end up ignoring all these marks anyway?

The dentist instructs the front desk team "Fill the…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on August 14, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

Dental Marketing- 13 Ways To Get More Patient Online Reviews

I don’t usually do this, but let’s get theoretical about dental marketing for just a second:

Every satisfied patient of yours should bring you more patients, right?  The ideal is for word-of-mouth to do all the work—for your happy patients to refer their friends and family to you, who in turn become patients.

But what if you’re not quite at that stage?  No …

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Added by Graig Presti on August 12, 2013 at 2:04pm — 2 Comments

What to do when the dentist is out of the office?

It never happens. The dentist is never sick.

But it did - and unexpectedly, the dentist cannot come into work today. So, now what do we do?

This is a great conversation for your next staff meeting. Even though you haven't missed a day of work in 27 years, you never know what might come up tomorrow that keeps you from seeing your patients. In fact, you…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on August 7, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Marketing For Dental -16 Expensive Dental Marketing Mistakes that Cost You New Patients

Investing in marketing for dental is critical for a dental practice that wants to grow it's patient base – and ultimately their practice. But, simply spending on internet dental marketing or marketing for dental doesn’t guarantee…

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Added by Graig Presti on August 7, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments

Marketing For Dental - Dental Marketing 17 Guaranteed Ways To Get New Patients From Facebook

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Are you having trouble engaging your patients on Facebook for Marketing For Dental? Nearly every day I'm asked how to build fans and engage more patients on Facebook.

Fundamentally, people want to know more about you before they decide to choose you as their dentist. They want to see what values you share with them and how they align with you and your practice. You do the same when we're considering a…

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Added by Graig Presti on August 3, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Social Media For Your Practice: Boost or Bust?

“Teeth are always in style”.

This quote by Dr Seuss was recently published in the US News Top 100 Jobs, where dentistry was voted as the #1 job for 2013.…

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Added by Ritu Rao on July 26, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Internet Dental Marketing- Photos on Facebook Generate 53% More Response

There’s no doubt that we’re moving toward a more visual internet dental marketing world.  Potential patients often prefer consuming visual content to reading text. In fact, Facebook users are uploading 300 million photos to Facebook per day, up 20% from earlier this year. Even usage of the photo-sharing tool Instagram, purchased by Facebook in April of 2012, has increased 1,179% in six months.

But as a dental…

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Added by Graig Presti on July 22, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

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