The Benefits of Fee Schedules is worth the time spent

Categories: Dental Insurance

Using Dentrix’s Fee Schedules takes a little bit of management but produces huge benefits! I am amazed at how many offices don’t know this Dentrix feature exists for setting up and managing fee schedules. If you are in one of those offices, it’s time to find it and use it – you’ll be so glad […]

Numbers Tell a Story . . .

Numbers tell a story. The numbers help you reinvent systems, protocols, and campaigns. I was recently working with a dental practice that has three front office team members. They each have a list of statistics they have to track on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. When they hired me to do some training, they […]

Be prepared for anything

Re-printed from The Progressive Dentist November issue by Dayna Johnson If your patient had a medical emergency and your team had to call 911, how long would it take you to pull up his or her most current medical history? Is the list of current medications and allergies buried among all your clinical notes or […]

The Miracle Technology Works at all

Categories: Paperless

During my 24 years in dentistry I have experienced being the trainee and the trainer when it comes to implementing new technology in the dental practice.  People that know me see me as kind of a computer geek.  The satisfaction of getting a new computer, network or piece of technology to work was the thrill […]

Automate your tasks and improve profitability

Categories: Paperless

Someone asked me the other day what I believe is a key ingredient to increasing productivity in the dental office. There are so many, but the one that I’ve been focusing on a lot lately is automation. When you’re not tied to your chair with some of the monotonous tasks we do every day at […]

3 Key Elements to Managing Your Patients Treatment Plan

If you have read one of my recent articles you understand that treatment planning and case presentation play a huge roll in your efforts to collect money at the time of service.  Providing your patient with a written estimate outlining their treatment and estimated costs is an absolute must in the dental practice.  But did […]

Keep Your Schedule Full Like a Pro

Keeping Your Hygiene Room Booked and Productive OK hygiene coordinator, I’m sorry to have tell you this, but your office is in a terrible pickle.  There is a hole in your hygiene schedule this afternoon and another big opening tomorrow.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out not only how […]

The Morning Huddle is a Critical Piece of the Day

You walk into the office in the morning, say “good morning” to all your co-workers and put your lunch in the fridge. The hygienists are busy reviewing their charts for the day, the doctor is in his office finishing up an online CE course and the dental assistants are stocking the rooms for the day […]

Increase the Cash Flow

In a recent article I talked about how your “core systems” need to be in check before you decide to take the plunge into the chartless waters.  Some of you went down through the list and said to yourself “Awesome, we are ready to rock-n-roll, but some of you out there might need to work […]