Tips for planning your patient’s next dental appointment

Tips for planning your patient’s next dental appointment We all want to start off the patient appointment prepared and ready for the patient. We want to be ready to go when the patient arrives and it’s hard when a patient comes in and we don’t know what they need, we don’t know why they’re there, …

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Benefit checks for out of network insurances

Benefit checks for out of network insurances Most important for patients who have their initial visit in the dental office and want to know fees is to be sure that their insurance has a benefit for preventative care coverage. Is this preventative care coverage available to the patient both in network and out of network? Trying to …

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Tips to effectively communicate that your dental office is in-network or out of network with dental insurances

Tips to effectively communicate that your dental office is in network or out of network with dental insurances With dental insurance companies, a lot of patients will call and ask, do you take my insurance?And this can mean different things. Can the office file the insurance or is the office in network or out of network? …

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Dental Emergencies and how to triage and handle them on the phone

Dental Emergencies and how to triage and handle them on the phone Dental emergencies never happen at a convenient time. Patients will always remember a dental office that helps them in their time of need. So the dental office needs to have good systems in place to prepare for patients who call. It’s good for …

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The importance of having a dental membership plan for patients without dental insurance

The importance of having a dental membership plan for patients without dental insurance Many dental offices have created dental memberships or dental clubs to offer discounts for patients who don’t have dental insurance. And there are many reasons to do this for the office and for the patients. Many dental insurances subsidize preventative care and offer free …

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Tips on what to do when the patient refuses to consent to X-rays

Tips on what to do when the patient refuses to consent to X-rays This blog is about the importance of taking x-rays to diagnose decay and some strategies to communicate with the patient when the patient is hesitant to take X-rays. What do you do when the patient refuses to take X-rays? We know X-rays are …

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Benefits for patient experience to stay in the room with the patient

Benefits for patient experience to stay in the room with the patient In this blog post we are going to outline how you can create the best patient experience by having a an assistant spend time in the room with the patient rather than leaving them alone in the operatory.  Focusing on the patient experience …

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Tips for a top 5 to-do list that will keep you focused on what’s most important and urgent

Tips for a top 5 to-do list that will keep you focused on what’s most important and urgent This blog is about creating a to-do list that will help you prioritize and focus on the top three to five things that you need to do every day. There are lots of daily planners, calendars and to-do …

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Tips to get patients in faster with a New Patient Exam with the assistant and dentist

Tips to get patients in faster with a New Patient Exam with the assistant and dentist This blog is about the new patient exam with the dentist and the assistant. New patients will likely be scheduled for their first appointment as either: 1) a hygiene patient in the hygiene chair.2) an emergency appointment to focus …

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Consultations for sleep apnea patients interested in oral sleep appliances

Consultations for sleep apnea patients interested in oral sleep appliances When you’re doing an oral sleep appliance consult for patients you want to be comprehensive and efficient. This means having good systems when following your workflows with the patients. What to do before and after 1st and 2nd consultations There are many ways to do this and …

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