Category Archives: New Patients

What to Ask During a New Patient Interview

The new patient interview is an important part of the first appointment. Asking the right questions will help you get to know every patient and their oral health goals, enabling you to target your education and treatment plans to cover the services that interest patients most—which will help you improve case acceptance in your practice. …[Read More…]


Tips to Help You Earn Patient Loyalty

Typically, dentists only see emergency patients once. Even though they leave the office feeling much better than when they arrived, chances are these emergency patients have no intention of ever coming back. That’s usually because dentists and their team members don’t do much, if anything, to earn their loyalty. Educating emergency patients and helping them …[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…]


Use Marketing to Develop Patient Connections and Increase Referrals

Many dentists I work with have no interest in marketing their practice. They insist they’ll grow by word of mouth referrals, and that dental marketing is just a waste of time and money. While referrals are an important part of building a successful practice, they usually come from patients who feel a connection to the …[Read More…]


4 Reasons Patients Retention is Low

If a patient doesn’t appreciate you or value dentistry, there’s a good chance you’ll never see that patient again. Improving your education efforts will help win them over and improve patient retention, but there are many other reasons patients opt to not come back to a practice. Here are four. 1. You ignored a complaint. …[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…]


Feedback From Patients Can Help Your Practice Grow

At a dental practice, feedback doesn’t just come from the dentist or other team members; it also comes from patients. Just like with feedback received internally, it’s important for team members to take concerns and comments from patients seriously. They also represent an opportunity for growth and can lead to positive changes that help the …[Read More…]


Use Scripts to Reduce Stress in Your Practice

Talking with patients over the phone can be pretty stressful for your team members if they don’t know what to say. This is especially true when the conversation has the potential to become confrontational, which unfortunately happens when team members call about past due accounts or if patients are upset about an error they discovered …[Read More…]