Dovetail is a truly mobile dental practice management software. Ergonomists have found that these qualities can spark huge productivity gains, reduce mistakes, and increase job satisfaction. This fully integrated mobile solution enables dental offices to become 100% paperless virtually overnight.
Have you thought about the risks that could threaten your dental practice faces on a daily basis? When asked about risks, many practice owners talk about competition, rising costs, lack of qualified employees etc. But a significant source of risk that quite a few dentists ignore is regulatory compliance.
Chaotic schedule not new to dental practices. Missed appointments, visits taking longer than usual, and no free slots for new patients are common occurrences in a clinic. If this sounds like a typical week to you, your practice could benefit from a dental scheduling coordinator. Do You Need a Scheduling Coordinator?
Dental codes are an integral part of filing claims and getting paid in dentistry. These codes convey a lot of information to the payer about each visit. The correct codes will tell the insurance company what procedures were performed and why. It’s a standardized method of sharing data about diagnosis, treatment, and procedures. Why Should You…
Every practice owner has to keep track of numbers, financial or otherwise. Most dentists don’t have formal training in accounting but you still have to manage the finances. It can be quite a challenging task. At the end of the day, the amount left in your bank account after paying the bills is what’s important.
Many variables affect the profitability of a dental practice. One of them is your fee schedule. No clinic can afford to keep their fees unchanged for years at a time. You have to periodically revise the fees to accurately reflect costs, market characteristics, and other factors. Even if you don’t actually change your fees, it is a good idea to…
There is no dearth of negative headlines about EDR software. Security breaches, data theft, poor interoperability, and lack of standardization are just a few complaints surrounding dental EDR software. Many practices complain that their productivity dropped after deploying an EDR, while not all dental professionals are comfortable with technology.
Offline marketing channels like TV and print advertisements are losing traction in today’s digital world. While word-of-mouth is still the best source of new patients for any dental practice, where and how people are talking about you is changing. A decade ago, patient referrals happened in person or over the phone. Now, the conversation has moved…
Managing your own dental practice comes with a dual set of responsibilities. Not only do you have to be a good dentist and provide superior care to patients but you also have to manage the business aspects of the practice. That means dealing with employees, expenses, payroll, purchasing and maintaining equipment and so on.
The dental care industry is in equilibrium. Like the rest of the healthcare system, there are income and racial disparities we need to overcome. Even in 2018, not everyone has equal access to quality oral care. In spite of changes and improvements to dentistry, the number of adults accessing dental care has remained steady.