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Nov 23, 2020, 12:58 PM
Dental assistants are in high demand, meaning that you can be more selective when hiring a dental assistant in your practice. There are a few personality traits that make the perfect dental assistant, all of which you should…
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Nov 9, 2020, 7:24 PM
If you find yourself saying "any questions?" to your dental patients often enough, you will start to lose income. Many dentists are busy, and it's easy to get into the habit of speaking quickly and giving your patients…
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Oct 26, 2020, 8:12 PM
To best stay on top of communications with, and status updates of, insurance companies, it's crucial to put together a solid insurance credentialing management and tracking process. Before putting this process together, there…
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Oct 12, 2020, 7:28 PM
If you currently send out patient newsletters to your dental patients, you know it can be difficult to write interesting and engaging articles! If you don’t currently send out patient newsletters, you should consider doing…
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Sep 28, 2020, 9:22 PM
When attempting to grow their dental practices, many dentists immediately focus on bringing in new patients. And while gaining new patients is certainly one part of growing your dental practice, there are few even more…
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Sep 14, 2020, 8:13 PM
The world has gone dark for a few weeks - even months for many industries, but most dental practices have now reopened and are seeing patients in their office. Now that your office is open let’s evaluate how the first few…
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Aug 24, 2020, 7:07 PM
Frequent patient cancelations can be a huge problem for some dental practices. Inevitably, patients will cancel appointments, even at the most successful dental offices! But there are some cases where patient cancelations…
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Aug 11, 2020, 10:36 PM
It’s easier than ever to stay in touch with your patients these days, from traditional communication methods like postcards and voicemails, all the way to social media and email! It can be tough to determine which…
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Jul 27, 2020, 7:59 PM
All of your new patients should receive a warm welcome to your office, but one type of patient is even more important to keep happy: patients referred to you by another patient who trusts and has recommended you. If your…
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Jul 13, 2020, 8:09 PM
At Pro Dental Designs, we know how crucial it is to track specific numbers and information for your dental practice. If you’re not already monitoring the following figures, we recommend starting today. See how your dental…
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Jun 22, 2020, 8:07 PM
Most dental teams dislike dealing with patient complaints. They’ll listen as a patient relates a problem they’ve had, but no action will really be taken. However, if you start taking patient complaints more seriously, they…
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Jun 8, 2020, 8:26 PM
Many dentists agonize over decisions regarding PPOs and, specifically, whether to join or drop them. The two primary reasons that most dentists decide to participate in PPOs have to do with a fear of losing their patients,…
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May 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
Your patients’ needs are your top priority, no matter what is happening in your personal life outside of the office. Your patients visit your office to improve their dental health and eliminate their pain. Make your dental…
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May 11, 2020, 8:01 PM
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, states and communities nationwide are shutting down, only allowing essential businesses to operate. But, as a dental professional, you know that emergency dental care is still necessary,…
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Apr 27, 2020, 7:47 PM
No matter what type of business you own, teamwork is one of the secrets to making it run successfully. As your dental practice grows, you’ll find that you need help reaching your professional goals, and having a solid team…
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Apr 13, 2020, 3:00 PM
When you first meet new dental patients, you really don’t know much about them, their oral hygiene routines, or the goals they have for their teeth. New patient interviews can help you learn the answers to these questions and…
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Mar 23, 2020, 7:39 PM
In the past, search engine optimization (SEO) and content creation have been seen as separate entities. One person would create the content for your website and another (usually an SEO provider) would optimize the content for…
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Mar 9, 2020, 10:00 AM
When studying to become a dentist, students are focused on learning and perfecting the skills to be an effective dentist who can meet the needs of his or her patients. While this is an essential part of becoming a good…
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Feb 24, 2020, 8:14 PM
Have you outsourced your SEO (search engine optimization) to a third party only to find you’ve spent a bunch of money with no results? Are you nowhere to be found when prospective patients are looking for a dentist in your…
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Feb 10, 2020, 8:01 PM
It’s normal if fluctuations in your rankings make you nervous. Watching as your website drops in Google can seem alarming because even one small shift can create a noticeable difference in traffic to your website. But…
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Jan 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
Hiring quality employees for your dental practice is an important investment, but if you hire a successful staff, it will be well worth it in the end. Your office manager, billing clerk, and receptionist all perform necessary…
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Jan 13, 2020, 12:08 PM
Welcome to 2020! With the new year (and a new decade!) here, many dentists are gearing up for a new set of resolutions for their dental practices. However, statistics about New Year’s resolutions aren’t very encouraging. In…
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Dec 23, 2019, 9:48 PM
With billions of people on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, people are now checking their newsfeeds much more often than checking their email. This means that social media is a very powerful medium for dentists to use to…
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Dec 17, 2019, 10:29 PM
It can be very frustrating for dentists and other practice owners when people aren’t responding to or engaging with your marketing efforts. You may write an article, send out an email campaign, or post on social media just…
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Nov 27, 2019, 3:02 PM
The holiday season is here, which means that some dental offices will start to slow down. Luckily, there are a few ways to use the holidays to your advantage and bring more patients to your office. Holiday marketing is a…