As you all know, we’re not taught treatment plan presentation, financing or anything about the “business” of dentistry. If you start with new patients, it’s easier to change old habits. The first question I’d ask is: what is the system you use in bringing a new patient on board?
One of the universal problems I saw was the improper documentation of dental charts. The procedure was always there, but a whole lot of information was consistently missing. This made it difficult to review past treatment, diagnostic information and treatment plans.
It’s so common to have a terrifically difficult day and forget the little things that can become big things on another day. These were great reminders to past lessons of my own.
We’ve talked a lot about the fine qualities of top Assistants and Hygienists, let’s see what you think about the best Doctor/Boss characteristics. I feel as if I’m especially qualified as I’ve been there and done it and I’ve made every mistake possible!
Assembling the perfect dental team is the dream of any practice owner. However, choosing the right people for the job needs careful attention and is one of the most important systems you can develop for success.
According to J. P. Graskemper, DDS, JD, there are two main reasons patients sue dental professionals:
(1) The patient claims they have been harmed either through treatment or non-treatment.
(2) The patient wants money.
Owning and operating a dental practice is a tremendous challenge, from hiring staff members to investing in equipment to attracting new patients. Check out these tips to increase your Dental Practice Owner Salary.
A few months ago we posted our best ideas for Dental Marketing for the first six months of the year. We are continuing that list to help you and your Dental Team come up with some awesome ideas for Dental Marketing for the second half of the year!
If you are reading this article, I would like to take the time to share what I feel are the failures of the Dental Education system. This includes Dental School, Dental Assistant Training, and Dental Hygiene School. Nowhere in the standard Dental Education curriculum (or in the process of choosing candidates for these higher education facilities) do they give you the information on what it takes to successfully develop a team and run a dental practice.
In this article we have highlighted some of our best ideas for Dental Marketing, broken down by month. This calendar will give your Dental Office an excuse to host some fun events for your Dental Staff, and it can help you promote your Dental Services to your community and patients.