Finance

Prioritizing Patient Education During Economic Downturns

In the face of economic uncertainty, many patients may reconsider their spending on healthcare, including dental care. However, it’s during these times that dental practices should intensify their efforts in patient education.  Effective communication about the importance of maintaining oral health, even when budgets are tight, can help patients make informed decisions that could prevent …

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Navigating Treatment Acceptance in Today’s Financial Climate

It’s a hot topic currently. In today’s fluctuating economic landscape, dental practices face unique challenges in maintaining and increasing treatment acceptance rates. Patients are more cautious with their spending, and dental care, unfortunately, can sometimes be seen as secondary to more immediate financial concerns.  However, with the right approach, dental practices can effectively navigate these …

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Getting Comfortable Talking About Finances

Most people are never comfortable talking about their personal finances and even less so asking others to talk about theirs. Treatment Coordinators and administrators spend their days speaking with others about finances and very often they are asking people to go outside their comfort zone for fees for dentistry that the patient may or may …

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Treatment Coordination Success in Uncertain Economic Times

We have all read the headlines and have heard the predictions that we are entering or are already in an economic slump or recession. How can we ensure that patients continue accepting Major Restorative Treatment during a slump or recession? We have all seen what has happened with the cost of goods right now, especially …

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Are your A/R’s looking like an Overgrown Jungle?

Many offices find that Accounts Receivable are like a garden. If tended regularly, they are a pleasure. Untended, they become a jungle. Accounts Receivable (A/R) is more than the collection of monies for outstanding accounts. To ensure that your A/R’s stay up to date I suggest you look at the following areas in your practice …

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Tips for Positive Payment Discussions in Your Practice

Providing great patient care is important, but if you don’t have sufficient cash flow, you will not be able to consistently provide patients with the care they need.   Talking about money and offering payment options is an important component of the doctor-patient relationship. Below are a few actions you and your team should consider …

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Are You Unintentionally Providing Free Treatment?

You probably don’t realize it, but you may be delivering crowns for free. If it has taken four hygiene appointments to remind a patient that a crown needs to be completed before they agree to treatment, I’m quite certain that at this point, you are giving away the crown for free. Monetizing the amount of …

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8 Ways to Clean Up Your Practice’s Accounts Receivables

Many offices find that Accounts Receivable are like a garden, if you tend them regularly, they are a pleasure, if you leave them untended, they become a jungle. Accounts Receivable (A/R) does not refer to just collection of monies for outstanding accounts although that does cover a fair bit of it. To ensure that your …

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