Category Archives: fees

What To Do When It’s Time To Fire A Dental Team Member

Firing an employee is never easy, but unfortunately, it’s sometimes necessary. Many dentists aren’t comfortable with this task and put it off as long as possible. The problem is, that only serves to weaken your team and damage your practice. After you’ve gone through the proper disciplinary process and determine it’s time to part ways …[Read More…]


Tips to Adjust Your Fees

Outsourcing your billing department will help ensure you get paid on time for services rendered, but it’s also important to establish a solid fee structure to make sure you’re getting paid the right amount—and to not be afraid to adjust your fees when it’s time. Many dentists are hesitant to raise their fees because they …[Read More…]


What to Consider when Establishing a Financial Policy

While outsourcing your billing department to a company like eAssist can significantly improve cash flow in your practice, it’s also important to develop a clear financial policy to help ensure patients understand when payment is due. Here’s what you should considering when creating your practice’s policy: Remember this is the cornerstone of your revenue system. …[Read More…]


Raise Fees and Put the Extra Revenue to Good Use

Once you put in a solid fee schedule, you’ll have more money to invest in your practice. That means you’ll finally be able to purchase the new technology or piece of equipment you’ve been eyeing. Before you write that check, make sure you actually need the technology. Then, put a plan in place to make …[Read More…]


How to Guarantee Patients Don’t Bolt When You Raise Fees

Most patients aren’t going to leave your practice when you raise your fees – unless they were thinking about leaving anyway. To help ensure they don’t use a small price bump as an excuse to find a new dental home, start focusing on really building connections with your patients. Here’s how: 1. Offer superior customer …[Read More…]


Improve Your Practice Overhead

When establishing a solid fee schedule for the services you provide or when adjusting current fees, it certainly helps to know your overhead costs are under control. Monitor these costs to ensure they’re meeting their individual benchmarks and make sure your total overhead doesn’t creep up beyond 55 percent of collections. I know, that’s easier …[Read More…]

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How to Know When to Lower Your Fees

Dentists don’t always need to adjust their fees because they’re too low. Sometimes, their fees are just too high for the community they serve—a problem that could keep dentists from growing their patient base and ultimately their bottom line. Many of you might be thinking, “I have no idea what other dentists in my community …[Read More…]


Get Hygiene Salaries Under Control

There are various factors that could hamper your hygienist’s ability to produce, but if you pay a guaranteed salary none of that matters; hygiene receives the same paycheck no matter how the department performs or how much the practice might be suffering. That’s why you should consider switching to a two-tier system that offers a …[Read More…]


Creating a Collections Policy

If you want to increase your profits, you have to improve collections – which should be at 98%. To get there, it’s time to establish a clear financial policy and then communicate that policy to both new and existing patients Not sure how to get started? Follow these tips to reduce the number of delinquent …[Read More…]

by Sally in Cash Flow, fees, Production

Is it Time to Raise Your Fees?

Most dentists don’t want to talk about raising their fees. They’re afraid they’ll lose patients if they do, so they decide it’s best just to keep them where they are – which, of course, hurts their bottom line. If you want to increase practice profits, you have to raise your fees from time to time. …[Read More…]

by Sally in Cash Flow, fees