When we start working with a practice, we collect a lot of information about the owner, practice, and the position. Some details are quantitative, but many crucial points are open for interpretation. Most practice owners tell us they need an experienced dentist for their position. In most cases, that is the best option. In fact, [...] ... [Read article]Dec 8, 2013 03:55 PM
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One of my clients is opening her new office this week and we’ve been spending time training on dental insurance matters. On our last call I had to give her what I think is hard advice for a new owner/manager to hear: you don’t have to be close friends with everyone you work with. In fact, it makes your job harder as a manager or owner if you cross that familiarity line. You’re trying to motivate them to do their job but they want to talk about how crazy Friday night was. There is a level of professionalism that you must own and show if you are to lead a team. Leading by example is not just a cliche but a necessity in any office. Employees deserve guidelines and they deserve motivators. They’re not entitled to a party buddy or a confidante.
Dental insurance maximums should always be considered when figuring patient co-pay amounts, but this is especially true at this time of the year. Patients may have used dental insurance benefits outside of your office so the best practice is to check directly with their insurance company to find out how much of their maximum benefit [...] ... [Read article]Nov 14, 2013 01:02 PM
If you want your dental practice to be found online by potential patients, you need a website. Who should you call, a dental consultant? Perhaps an advertising agency? Do you need a dental marketing company? The answer is, any of these three could assist you. There are pros and cons to each. A dental consultant [...] ... [Read article]Nov 13, 2013 01:05 PM
So you have done well in college and were accepted into dental school. During this time you have realized that you have a special talent and interest in working with kids. You apply and are accepted into a pediatric residency and spend a couple of more years earning your pediatric dental certification. Finally, after many [...] ... [Read article]Nov 4, 2013 11:48 AM