Restorative Dentistry Blog

Improving soft skills as the leader of your practice

Successfully running a dental practice requires you to be a skilled practitioner, savvy businessperson and an effective leader. Some business management skills are technical, measurable, and learned using formulaic methodology. But what about soft skills? How can someone get better at communication, empathy or relationship building? In this post, we’ll provide some simple tips. Be […]

Get more out of staff meetings

Productive staff meetings are an essential part of running a dental practice. They are the best way to communicate with your team and make sure everyone is up to speed on new systems and procedures. But meetings also take time out of your schedule, which makes it important to do them right. Find the appropriate meeting […]

How to use ChatGPT for your practice blog

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT can help with the content generation process but they can also be a problem when used incorrectly. Never cut and paste ChatGPT output Generative AI tools like ChatGPT are not a cut-and-paste solution. Some of the issues with AI content are: ChatGPT content is impressive, but its writing can […]

Tips for faster claims processing

In a perfect world, submitting claims to insurance companies would be fast, seamless, and simple. The reality is that claims are frequently kicked back with a request for more information. Here are some strategies to get paid more quickly and consistently. Beef up insurance verification protocols Taking a scan of a patient’s insurance card, or […]

Helping patients understand their treatment

It’s easy for patients to feel overwhelmed when listening to a dentist explain treatment options. It’s up to you to make sure patients understand how the treatment works, and more importantly, the benefits of accepting care. Here are a few ways you can simplify the process. 1. Speak in your patient’s language Remember that none […]

How to effectively manage inventory

Successful inventory management is important for developing an efficient, productive dental practice. With a thoughtfully designed system in place, you can take the guesswork out of product ordering, save money on supplies, avoid over ordering, eliminate waste, and ensure you never run out of the things you need. Here are six pointers to help you […]

Five SEO tips for a practice website

Boosting your online visibility is a great way to get new patients in the door. Here are five SEO tips that can drive more organic traffic to your page. 1.   Add your location to the practice name or tagline All physical businesses rely on local SEO to drive traffic to their website. For local searches […]

Three overhead cost cutting tips

A 2021 Dental Buyer Advocates study found that the median overhead percentage for American practices was 61.9%, nearly double the generally accepted 35% maximum for businesses in general. While the 35% target may not be applicable to our industry, the numbers do indicate a need for practice owners to keep overhead costs in mind. 1. […]

Four simple productivity hacks for your practice

It’s a common misconception that a busy office is a productive one. In truth, if your team is running around all day trying to catch up, this is more likely a sign that there are inefficiencies in your workflows. Here are four strategies to help your team work smarter. 1. Incorporate digital scheduling for your […]

Eight tips to make your practice greener

Care for your patients while also caring for the environment with these tips for building a greener practice. 1. Replace printed flyers with QR codes You’d be hard pressed to find a patient these days who doesn’t have a smartphone. Look for opportunities throughout the office to use QR codes to direct patients to a […]