As any successful dental practice knows, your patients come first, so why keep them waiting with confusing billing processes and slow scheduling? Effective dental practice management software not only increases practice efficiency and improves employee workflows, it also enhances the overall patient experience.
Mastering the Work Life Balancing Act
The notion of work-life balance is difficult for most people to master. And, nowhere is this struggle more prevalent than for dentists. Most dentists are torn between delivering excellent dental care and the demands of running the business side of the practice and finding time for their personal life.This blog begins by examining the challenges of work-life balance from a different perspective which is—a dentist is an entrepreneur who faces realities that every small business person must address. Then it drills down to specific insights for dentists to consider.
We know that making changes in your practice can be met with apprehension, so sticking with the status quo can seem like the easy, comfortable option. However, an aversion to change will also prevent your practice from innovating and growing. Have you considered what you’re missing out on by not moving to the cloud?
As we approach the new year, let’s take a look back at the performance and quality of your practice management software. This software is an integral part of running a successful dental practice. It’s at the center of everything, from charting and imaging to scheduling and billing. The right software will streamline processes to enable you to grow your practice while simultaneously improving the patient experience. Did your practice management software deliver what you needed this year?
Managing your own server requires a significant, ongoing investment from your practice — both financially and timewise. Whether your server goes down from a natural disaster or through experiencing a plumbing mishap, you’re left with a nonfunctioning practice, and productivity comes to a complete halt.
When you decide to invest in server-based practice management software for your practice, you might be focused on initial setup costs, but there’s more to it than that. We’ve compiled data from various dental IT providers across the U.S. to help you understand the processes and related costs from implementation to maintenance and disaster recovery.
Protecting patient data and privacy is a complex problem but it starts with keeping good security habits. One of the most effective habits we can build is to regularly change our passwords. But, just like going to the gym every day, it's easy to find excuses to not do that. We've added a security enhancement that allows Administrators to enforce password management habits to whip us into security-friendly shape and better align with HIPAA and PIPEDA regulations.
Sometimes, I look at all of the papers on my desk and mentally prepare myself for the game of Three-card Monte that follows, as I look for a single piece of paper in that haystack of a mess. If only I had a proper folder system with which to establish a foothold on this combination of cluttered chaos!
We all know that radiographs and other images are a critical tool in diagnosis and treatment planning. While you can always look inside the patients mouth, without radiographs you really can't get underneath the surface to truly understand what's going on.