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Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources discusses the issues facing the dental practice owner of today. This podcast show features the movers and shakers of the dental industry changing the shape of how we do business. Sandy is an energetic and highly competent lecturer and consultant in the area of dental practice management. She is Director of Consulting with Classic Practice Resources and has over 35 years of “hands on” experience in the dental field. In addition to being a practice developer, Sandy has presented workshops to dental teams at major dental conferences across the country. DENTISTRY TODAY magazine has named her a Leader in Consulting every year for over a decade. Sandy is a regular contributor on Dentaltown.com message boards and has been a featured writer for DENTALTOWN Magazine and DENTISTRY TODAY Magazine and blog.
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Now displaying: November, 2022
Nov 30, 2022

Most dentists and especially practice owners, watch their money, and the decisions they make to KEEP money is causing missed opportunities and keeping the income down. Now, saving money is not a bad thing, that’s not what we are discussing here. We are talking about how often we step over dollars to pick up pennies.

 

In this episode Sandy gives us about 7 main reasons on where we stumble and mess up. These 7 reasons/ mistakes are causing an illusion that we are saving money, when in reality we are missing too many opportunities and hurting our potential and profits.

Nov 22, 2022

If you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in Sandy’s Scheduling Academy, this is it!

Nov 10, 2022

Should you add 3-4% on the dental bill if people are going to use credit cards? The quick answer is “NO”! This can easily make your patient lose trust in you. Remember people don’t carry cash or checks as much anymore. More and more people are using credit cards. When you add the 3-4% on the patients bill, this is working against your internal marketing!

 

In this episode Sandy breaks down for us what we should do if our terminal/ credit card charges come with a fee and how we should present it to the patient. We also discuss other great alternatives that you should adopt now to easily get the money from the patient without hassle.

Nov 3, 2022

Did you know if your team is less than 10 employees, you more than likely should NOT have an office manager! Some practice owners put someone who has some dental experience in the front and name them an office manager. That is not the right thing to do. 

 

In this episode Sandy breaks down the real responsibilities of an Office Manager and when is it time to bring one on. We also discuss how promoting or having someone considered an “office manager” can actually cause more harm than good. We also discuss how to demote an office manager and discuss the proper script and terminology on how to do this.

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