Category Archives: Scheduling

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…]


Why Patients Aren’t Showing Up For Appointments

For many practices, broken appointments are just a normal part of the day. Patients call at the last minute to cancel or they just don’t show up at all. This of course sends the practice into a panic as you try to fill the open spots. Sometimes you’re successful and sometimes you’re not. When you’re …[Read More…]


Focus on Recall to Benefit Your Practice

When practices are struggling with high overhead costs, focusing on the recall system is one of the best ways to start increasing production and reducing overhead. This system truly is a cash cow, but most dentists tend to overlook it. Focusing on re-energizing recall will do wonders for your practice, ultimately growing your production numbers …[Read More…]


More Tips to Boost Collections

While most patients promptly pay for the services you provide, there are some who put it off as long as possible. Typically, these patients don’t understand the value of dentistry, which is where education comes in. That combined with a clear financial policy will help boost your collections rate. If improving collections seems overwhelming, don’t …[Read More…]


When Presenting Treatment, Don’t Put the Focus on Money

Patients say no to treatment for many reasons, but I find one of the most common is cost. They don’t see the value in the treatment and decide the money would be better spent elsewhere. That’s where education can make a huge difference. Educated patients are more likely to accept treatment. While it’s important for …[Read More…]


Leave Room for New Patients in your Schedule

Attracting new patients to your practice who will accept treatment can be a challenge—especially if you don’t leave room for them in your schedule. When potential new patients call in to make an appointment, they don’t want to see you in a month or two. They likely want to get in as soon as possible. …[Read More…]


Plan for Broken Appointments

Nobody on your team wants to deal with last-minute cancellations and no-shows. Broken appointments send your practice into a panic, as the Scheduling Coordinator does her best to find someone to take the open slots. If she can’t, the chances of you meeting daily production goals are pretty slim. Just like you plan for practice …[Read More…]


3 Questions to Ask When Building a “Team of CEOs”

If you’re ready to build a team of CEOs who take ownership of their systems and who do their part to help move your practice forward, you have to train them to think like leaders – and that means asking tough questions. Here are three questions to ask your CEOs that will make them feel …[Read More…]


The Benefits of Hybrid Scheduling

There are many factors that contribute to sluggish production numbers, from low patient retention to ineffective case presentations. Relying on pre-appointing to fill in the schedule is another common practice that likely kept a good number of dentists from reaching their production goals in 2016. While many offices still pre-appoint patients six months out, 2017 …[Read More…]


Improve Financial Success by Revamping the Recall System

If you’re ready to grow practice revenues in 2017, focusing on recall is a great way to do it. The recall system, though often ignored, represents thousands of dollars in revenue your practice could be bringing in every year. All you have to do is tap into it. Here are a few tips to revamp …[Read More…]