Category Archives: Missed Appointments

How Focusing on Recall Benefits Your Practice

If your practice is struggling with lackluster production numbers, revamping your recall system is one of the best ways to get back on track and to start meeting daily goals. But that’s not the only benefit focusing on recall can provide. Here are four more: 1. Case acceptance numbers will go up. When you have …[Read More…]


Use Professional Marketing Materials to Boost Recall

Hiring a Patient Coordinator to reach out to past due patients via phone is a great way to give recall a boost. Another method you can use to get more patients on the schedule is sending out professional Educational Recall Reminders. Many dentists I work with mail generic recall reminders to their patients and hope …[Read More…]


Switching to Hybrid Scheduling

If you’re trying to build production numbers (and I’m sure you are) you might want to consider switching to a new scheduling system. Many dentists still appoint patients six months out, and while this might make your schedule look full, it’s actually hurting your production numbers. As the practice CEO, it’s up to you to …[Read More…]


3 Tips to Revamp Recall and Reduce Out-of-Control Overhead

For many practices, investing in recall just isn’t a priority. They send generic postcards via snail mail to patients who are overdue and think that’s enough. Unfortunately, it isn’t, and your lackluster recall efforts could be part of the reason practice overhead costs are soaring. Your recall system represents the highest potential for bringing money …[Read More…]


Improve Production by Hiring a Treatment Coordinator

Hiring a Treatment Coordinator will help improve case presentations in your practice and boost your case acceptance numbers. This team member can sit down with patients for as long as necessary to go over every aspect of treatment, from what to expect after the procedure to how much it will cost. Many dentists opt to …[Read More…]


Hiring a Scheduling Coordinator

You’re tired of dealing with a mess of a schedule every day, so you recently hired a Scheduling Coordinator to manage this system and set you up for success. That’s great, and will go a long way in streamlining your days – but do you know how to get the most out of this new …[Read More…]


Warning Signs Your Schedule Is Just Keeping You Busy, Not Productive

The schedule is one of the most critical systems in your practice, yet it’s also one of the most abused. A well-managed schedule will keep you on track to meeting daily production goals, without burning you out or adding extra stress to your day. But so many dentists I’ve worked with find themselves having to …[Read More…]


3 Ways to Update Your Practice and Increase Case Acceptance

While investing in the right technology certainly can give your practice a boost, it isn’t the only way you can impress your patients. Making a few updates can do wonders for your practice, making it more attractive and more comfortable for patients—and that makes them more likely to accept any treatment you recommend. Here are …[Read More…]


Why Making Practice Changes Could Cost You Patients

You’re always looking for ways to improve your practice, whether that’s investing in new equipment or adding new services. Usually, change leads to positive results, but there are times when implementing new policies or systems might do more harm than good. The key is to think about how any changes you make might impact your …[Read More…]


What to do when patients are a no-show

You just got a call from one of your long-time patients. She was supposed to come in for an appointment at 11 a.m., but something’s happened at work and now she’s a no-show. It’s a little before 10 a.m., giving you about an hour to find someone else to take the slot. When patients are …[Read More…]

by Sally in Missed Appointments