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Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Sandy Pardue of Classic Practice Resources & Michael Arias of The Dental Marketer discuss issues facing the dental practice owner of today. This podcast show features the movers and shakers of the dental industry as well as opinion leaders. Enjoy the fun, laid-back vibe as things get real. Sandy is an energetic lecturer and consultant in the area of dental practice management. She is Director of Consulting with Classic Practice Resources and has over 36 years of “hands-on” experience.
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Feb 21, 2024

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How does an inviting and up-to-date website impact your dental practice? In this episode of Dental Drill Bits, our website wizard, Ali, joins hosts Sandy and Michael to unravel the power of a well-managed website and how it can boost a dental practice's profile. Taking you through the elements of an effective website, they share nuggets of wisdom about the significance of timely updates, patient testimonials, and professional imagery, focusing on how these components create credibility and set your dental practice apart in today's competitive landscape.

In their lively discussion, the trio point out how internal marketing, through a properly curated website, can revolutionize your practice, debunking the common misconceptions surrounding patient acquisition. They dig deep into how showcasing your team's expertise, using before-and-after images, and integrating positive patient feedback can truly enhance your online presence. Moreover, throughout the episode, they provide practical tips to optimize and breathe life into your practice's website, underlining the importance of regular checks and professional assessments.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The pivotal role that a diligently managed website plays in setting a dental practice apart.
  • The necessity of regularly updating a website to mirror your dental practice's current status and improvements.
  • The power and importance of testimonials and before-and-after photos in instilling trust and drawing in prospective patients.
  • The potential of internal marketing through an effectively planned and executed website.
  • How a professional website service can maximize your site's performance and influence.


Jumpstart your website and thereby, your dental practice by tuning into this insightful episode!

Feb 14, 2024

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Are you curious about how to elevate patient care and streamline processes in your dental practice? Wondering if appointing a treatment coordinator could make a remarkable difference? This episode provide insights and practical advice on the exact topic. In this engaging conversation, Sandy and Michael delve into the roles and benefits of having a dedicated treatment coordinator in a dental practice. Drawing from her personal experience with a treatment coordinator, Sandy emphasizes the critical role of patient education and effective communication in driving treatment acceptance.

In our discussion, they explore the responsibilities of a treatment coordinator and how this role can significantly contribute to your overall success. They discuss the importance of having not only a clear understanding of treatment options and financial aspects but also effective appointment coordination skills and a flair for communication. Sandy talks about the essential qualities an efficient treatment coordinator should possess and provides advice for practice owners contemplating implementing this role. To wrap up the episode, we remind everyone to focus on patient education, maintaining open channels of communication, and providing exceptional care right from the get-go.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The importance of a treatment coordinator in your dental practice.
  • How a treatment coordinator can improve patient care.
  • The key responsibilities of a treatment coordinator.
  • The necessary qualities a successful treatment coordinator must possess.
  • Practical advice for implementing and supporting a treatment coordinator role in your practice.


So tune into this insightful episode and learn how to transform your practice through effective patient coordination!

Feb 7, 2024

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Still wondering what makes a great front desk team at your dental practice? We're back this week to delve into the multifaceted world of front desk duties, shedding light on tasks that keep your favorite dental practice buzzing with organized, professional energy. We highlight how this vital team scales their workload according to patient inflow, adapting to increased pressures, and strategically splitting tasks among themselves to ensure that no detail, however minute, is overlooked.

In a world increasingly digitized, we're making a compelling argument about the unmatched importance of a human presence at the front desk, weaving in discussions about financial targets, appointment scheduling, and making the most out of open time slots. Amidst the varied roles a front desk team undertakes, we stress the paramount importance of organizational tools like procedure manuals, detailed inventories for each department, and individual statistics that help hold the team accountable and on track.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The importance of human presence at your front desk
  • How front desk teams manage increasing workload as patient inflow grows
  • The significance of office goals and financial targets in managing practice operations
  • The necessity for organizational tools like procedure manuals and detailed inventories
  • Why keeping track of individual statistics are vital for the team’s overall productivity
  • The advantages of implementing an efficient recare system and confirming patient appointments


Ready to unlock the mystery of what happens behind the dental front desk? Listen in to learn the ins and outs of keeping your schedule full!

Jan 31, 2024

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Why is the front desk team so crucial to the life and health of a dental practice? How can you create a driven and dedicated team to keep the wheels of your practice rolling smoothly? Buckle up, because this episode lays out the vital behind-the-scenes work that every front office team should be performing.

We unravel how a well-coordinated front desk team extends the life of a dental practice, offering invaluable patient services that soar far beyond the confines of the office. From appointment scheduling to recalling patients, Sandy provides insight into the practices of an efficient team and the common pitfalls to avoid. Discover why front desk-less offices fall short of expectations and how personalized communication wins every time. The importance of a well-organized schedule and its direct correlation with practice income is also covered.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The wide range of responsibilities of the front desk team in a dental office.
  • The impact of personalized communication and customer service on patient satisfaction and referrals.
  • The downfalls of a front desk-less office structure.
  • Nailing down an effective schedule to maximize appointments and income.
  • The importance of recall management and patient reactivation strategies.


Put your practice on the path to success. Don’t miss a beat of this enlightening part one!

Are you ready to skyrocket your front office team? Register for the next Front Desk Pro with Sandy here! https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro/

Jan 24, 2024

Do you have patients who refuse to take X-rays? Navigating through this sensitive space requires both empathy and skill. Michael and Sandy meticulously break down the different scenarios that dentists commonly encounter - the cost-conscious deniers, the comfort-focused decliners, and the radiation worriers. They share practical verbal techniques and strategies to engage with each category, effectively conveying the vital role X-rays play in maintaining overall dental health. As they discuss how consistent refusal despite proper communication and patient education might sometimes lead to "firing a patient," they place a spotlight on the importance of detailed note-keeping and educated refusal forms for documentation. Throughout the episode, Michael and Sandy pave the path to nurturing patient relationships through clear communication and deeper understanding.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The importance of sympathetically addressing patient persistencies concerning X-ray refusals
  • The value of role-playing within the dental team to hone their communication skills
  • How to explain the importance of X-rays convincingly and clearly to patients
  • Techniques to navigate and respond to varied patient objections: from cost, discomfort, to radiation
  • The correct way to document the choice of patients adamant about not taking X-rays


Ready for a deep dive into patient communication? Hit play!

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Jan 17, 2024

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Wondering what truly underpins success as we start the new year? Join us as we delve into this topic, highlighting key aspects that contribute to not just financial growth, but personal fulfillment in dentistry. We challenge the notions of success, illuminating how it can vary individually. Some dentists might find satisfaction in smaller practices with lower overhead but meeting their financial goals — the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.

As we gear up for a fresh year, we're underscoring the significance of goal setting and strategic planning in the dental industry. Exploring key practice statistics—overhead costs, fees, and profit margins—and knowing what they represent is indispensable. Understanding these parameters not only gives you a clear picture of your current standing but also unveils areas requiring improvement.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • That success in dentistry is not merely about financial numbers
  • The importance of goal setting and strategic planning
  • Value of knowing your practice statistics
  • Role of quality dentistry and customer service in driving success
  • The impact of insurance networks on profitability
  • Considerations for in-house membership plans
  • Significance of tracking broken appointments


Don't miss out on this enlightening episode — a path to understanding how to build a successful and satisfying dental practice this year!

Jan 10, 2024

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For modern dental practices, membership plans are the way forward — but not just any plan will do. Look ahead with the platform that puts you in control, effortlessly. Mention Dental Drill Bits for 60 days FREE! https://www.planforward.io/

Ever wanted to hear straight from an office manager what the benefits of a membership plan might hold? Today, Heather, an office manager with 14 years of experience in the medical realm, unravels her story covering the immense benefits of dental practice membership plans. She elaborates on how regulations and protocols in dentistry may seem complex but with innovative systems like Plan Forward, keeping tabs on membership plans has never been easier.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • Heather's journey into the dental industry and how she adapted to the intricacies of dental administration.
  • The pivotal role of effective communication in explaining membership plans to patients.
  • The importance of providing bespoke membership packages that align with a patient's needs and budget.
  • The effectiveness of PlanForward's upgraded system in effortlessly tracking membership plans and their expiry dates.
  • Real-life testimonies about the positive impact of membership plans on patient retention.


Are you ready to dig into the secrets of successful dental practice management with tips straight from an office manager? Tune into today!

Jan 3, 2024

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Wondering how to ease the burden and stress off yourself as the doctor? In this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, Michael and Sandy are exploring the universe of responsibilities that come with the role of an office manager in a dynamic and demanding dental practice. They break down the essential duties that will keep your practice running smoothly without the added headache.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • Understand the scope of day-to-day activities a dental office manager oversees.
  • Discover the role an office manager plays in shaping employee and patient relations.
  • Uncover how essential marketing, compliance, and staff training duties fall under the office manager's purview.
  • Realize the importance of clear and consistent communication between the office manager and the doctor.
  • Appreciate effective strategies for cultivating excellent customer service and patient relations skills.
  • Gain insights on the significance of consistency and communication in propelling the practice forward.
  • Learn useful tips for avoiding burnout and strategies to find the right fit for your office manager role.

Tune in to this episode of Dental Drill Bits and boost your dental practice's effectiveness, efficiency, and overall success with an office manager!

Dec 27, 2023

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In this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, Sandy and Michael delve headfirst into the crucial role of an office manager in your dental practice. Listen as they unlock the job description of a successful manager and explore how imperative it is for dentists to identify potential talent hidden within their teams while filling this impactful role. Sandy and Michael dissect the cardinal role of duplication skills in a manager's toolbox and how this skill can set apart a thriving practice from a struggling one.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • Understanding the crucial role and job description of an office manager in a dental practice
  • Identifying and fostering talent within your team for the office manager post
  • What are duplication skills and why are they important in office management?
  • Strategies and tips for successful office management
  • Overcoming common challenges faced by office managers.

 Tune in to today's discussion and transform your dental practice with a brilliant office manager!

Dec 20, 2023

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For modern dental practices, membership plans are the way forward — but not just any plan will do. Look ahead with the platform that puts you in control, effortlessly. Mention Dental Drill Bits for 60 days FREE! https://www.planforward.io/

Join Sandy Pardue, Dr. James Burneson, and Michael Arias, in their conversation about the positive impact of membership plans on dental practices! Revealing the multifaceted benefits of adopting a membership plan like Plan Forward, Sandy and James dive deep into why this strategy not only attracts new patient numbers but also assures existing ones by enabling them to take control of their healthcare decisions and achieve cost-effective dental care. From the importance of presenting the plan effectively on the website, to the flexible customization potential of membership plans that cater to patient's individual needs, gain key insights from this innovative approach.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • How membership plans instill a sense of security in patients.
  • The role of a dental practice's website in promoting its membership plan.
  • Customization possibilities in membership plans.
  • The affordability factor of dental care with a membership plan.
  • The impact of membership plans on patient loyalty and retention.
  • Connection between famous consumer brands and dental membership plans.
  • The benefits of leveraging software solutions to improve office productivity.

Tune into this episode to unlock a whole new level of patient satisfaction and practice productivity!

Dec 13, 2023

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Tune in to this value-packed episode of Dental Drill Bits as we dive into a topic that's on every employer's mind: the Christmas bonus. How necessary is it, really? And what if you've been doing it for years, but your current funds don't support it? Sandy has not only built a unique approach to the Christmas bonus dilemma but also knows how to leverage this typically seasonal reward to build a stronger, more motivated team year-round.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • Why a Christmas bonus might not always be the best way to reward your team.
  • How to manage expectations around Christmas bonuses, especially if you can't afford it this year.
  • A special system that Sandy has developed, making the "bonus" work in favor of both you and your practice.
  • The effective script and formula for consistently and fairly rewarding your team.

Implementing these strategic changes could change everything about how you approach employee rewards. So go ahead, hit play and let's redefine bonuses!

(This episode originally aired Dec 07, 2022)

Dec 6, 2023

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For modern dental practices, membership plans are the way forward — but not just any plan will do. Look ahead with the platform that puts you in control, effortlessly. Mention Dental Drill Bits for 60 days FREE! https://www.planforward.io/

Get ready for a deep dive into the world of dental recruitment this week on Dental Drill Bits! Today we are tackling the common but tricky issue of sourcing exceptional employees for your  practice. From leveraging social media and content creation to utilizing the power of internal referrals - no stone is left unturned. We're also shedding light on the secrets of crafting a compelling job post guaranteed to attract quality candidates who are as committed to outstanding oral care as you are.

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • The effective use of social media and engaging content for recruitment.
  • Tactics to bolster employee endorsements for your practice.
  • Pros of hiring new staff through job fairs and internal recruitment.
  • The delicate art of pinpointing exactly what to feature in a job post; from salary and benefits to workplace perks.
  • Active vs. passive job seekers and who you should be searching for.

Tune in to get the low-down on finding and hiring top-tier dental talents, right here on Dental Drill Bits!

Join our free Facebook group, Dental Gumbo, to get in on the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/dentaldrillbits/

Nov 29, 2023

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For modern dental practices, membership plans are the way forward — but not just any plan will do. Look ahead with the platform that puts you in control, effortlessly. Mention Dental Drill Bits for 60 days FREE! https://www.planforward.io/

In this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, we're diving deeply into a dilemma most dental practices grapple with - "Should my hygienist clock out when they have free time?" An empty dental chair is definitely the stuff of nightmares for a dental practice. With a keen focus on this issue, we aim to provide a fresh perspective on handling unpredictable schedule gaps due to cancellations and no-shows. We also delve into the potential pitfalls of moving patient appointments and the unseen consequences it can have on your practice's reputation.

If you're looking to find out how to most efficiently use hygiene time in your practice, let's jump into today's episode!

What You'll Learn in This Episode:

  • Approaches to manage your hygienist's empty appointment slots caused by last-minute cancellations.
  • The perilous after-effects of moving patients' appointments without their consent.
  • Practical tips for filling cancelled appointments as swiftly as possible from your existing patient pool.
  • The impact of scheduling chaos on the overall atmosphere and productivity of a dental practice.
  • How proper scheduling can uplift the satisfaction rate among patients and staff alike.

Stay tuned for the next registration period for Front Desk Pro! https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro/

Nov 21, 2023

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Welcome back to Dental Drill Bits! This week, we're thrilled to have Ali from our sponsors, Docsites, back on the show. Ali dives deep into the  three essential steps for successful online marketing campaigns tailored specifically for your dental practice. We tackle the challenges of getting discovered by potential patients, exploring strategies to increase visibility and attract more eyeballs to your practice. Discover how to build authority and brand recognition, ensuring that potential patients not only find you but are eager to choose your services. Ali shares insights on preventing potential patients from getting lost in the mix and maximizing the impact of your marketing dollars through an effective follow-up process. Plus, uncover the power of a professional website that showcases social proof, your dental philosophy, and the welcoming atmosphere of your office.

Hit play on this episode for a healthy dose of digital marketing wisdom from Ali this week!

You Can Also Reach Out to Ali Here:

Phone: 818-416-0007

Nov 15, 2023

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For modern dental practices, membership plans are the way forward — but not just any plan will do. Look ahead with the platform that puts you in control, effortlessly. Mention Dental Drill Bits for 60 days FREE! https://www.planforward.io/

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Welcome to this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits! In the dental world, striking the right chord with your team's appreciation can be a delicate dance. This episode dives into the eternal office debate: should you throw an epic office party or dish out those coveted cash bonuses? We've got the insights on celebrating birthdays with professionalism, navigating the holiday season to ensure genuine team joy, and the lowdown on the nuanced differences between Year End and Christmas bonuses. We'll also explore some thoughtful gift and celebration ideas that'll leave your team smiling regardless of your office budget!

Tune in this week to discover the perfect balance between celebrations and cash for team appreciation.

Nov 8, 2023

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Welcome to this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, where we're diving into the ins and outs of starting a membership plan for your dental practice with the brilliant Megan Lohman, founder and co-CEO of our sponsor, Plan Forward. We'll uncover the essential role of robust membership plan software in streamlining your front office operations and eliminating administrative headaches. Discover how to approach the membership conversation with patients, whether they have insurance or not, and see how your plan can actually save your patients money – the numbers don't lie! Plus, we'll explore the challenging landscape of insurance reimbursement rates and rising operating costs for practices, and discuss the perfect timing and messaging to present your membership plan option to patients. 

You won't want to miss this episode filled with invaluable insights to propel your practice forward!

Reach Out to Megan Here:

Email: mlohman@planforward.io

Phone: 833-752-7526

Nov 1, 2023

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Get ready for this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, the third installment of our "The 3 R's for Practice Management" series! This week, we're finishing out strong with the critical "reactivation" aspect of your practice. We'll explore the delicate balance between automation and the personal touch of sending physical cards to your patients. You'll learn how to kickstart a reactivation project and when the best time is to begin. We'll also share tips on securing the most up-to-date patient contact information and, most importantly, how to boost your retention rates to an impressive 70% and beyond!

Don't miss out on these essential insights to supercharge your retention rates!

Register for Front Desk Pro, in Dallas, TX, on December 1st, 2023: https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro-registration/

Instructions on How to Access
Reactivation Project:

Step 1: WEBSITE

Step 2: CLICK

  • Scroll down to “Training Events,” select “Lecture Attendee Documents”
  • Enter Information and click “Sign Up.”
  • Select “Reactivation Project”
  • Enter the passcode “reactivatepatients”
Oct 25, 2023

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Welcome back to Dental Drill Bits! In this week's episode, the second installment of our "The 3 R's for Practice Management" series, we're diving deep into the crucial "recall process" in your dental practice. Without a solid recall process, there's a good chance your patients won't return on their own. We'll explore the fact that only 39.85% of people make it to the dentist every year, putting the responsibility on us to bring them back for those essential appointments. We reveal how a simple report reaching back 18 months could unveil a surprising number of patients in need of re-care – ranging from hundreds to even 2,000+ who haven't been rescheduled. But don't worry; we've got exciting tips and tricks up our sleeves to engage your patients beyond the mundane email reminders.

Tune in as we uncover how to leverage the power of phone, text, and email for maximum recall effectiveness!

Register for Front Desk Pro, in Dallas, TX, on December 1st, 2023! https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro-registration/

Oct 18, 2023

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In this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, we're kicking off our exciting three-part series on "The 3 R's for Practice Management," with the spotlight on "retention" in your dental practice. We cover the crucial aspects of patient retention, including the art of gathering REAL numbers on your patient retention rates, uncovering why 68% of people leave service-based businesses, and how to pinpoint your unique motivators to keep patients coming back for more. We also explore the powerful concepts of internal versus external marketing and how to effectively harness the potential of both. Plus, we'll share insights on the extra patient information that's invaluable for a thriving practice and the initial steps to foster a motivated and productive team culture. 

Listen in to transform your dental practice into a unique business that patients can call home!

Register for Front Desk Pro, in Dallas, TX, on December 1st, 2023! https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro-registration/

Oct 11, 2023

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Get ready for this week's Dental Drill Bits episode as we delve deep into the world of crafting a trustworthy dental website that actually converts! Our special guest, Ali, an expert from our sponsor: Docsites, joins us to explore the most common mistakes and strategies for website success. Discover the top elements to feature on your website to attract both patients and exceptional team members. Learn the art of creating a personal walk-through video on a budget (Hint: you can even turn iPhone footage into a personal and professional shoot.) Uncover the secrets of leveraging your existing original content and crafting a high-converting home page. Plus, gain insights on optimizing landing pages for ad campaigns.

Tune in this week to transform your dental website into a conversion powerhouse!

You Can Reach Out to Ali Here:

Phone: 818-416-0007

Email: ali@docsites.com

Oct 4, 2023

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In this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, we're delving deep into the critical topic of hiring an office manager for your dental practice.

We'll break down the specific job duties of an office manager, helping you determine whether you truly need one or if team leaders are the next step for your practice. Tune in to discover essential tips on clearing up communication with your team members to ensure a seamless transition when bringing in an office manager. We'll also explore the qualities that make a person an ideal fit for this role, and why it's often best for them to learn from each department before implementing any significant changes. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting out, this episode is packed with valuable insights to help you make the right choice for your practice's growth and success.

Hit that play button to learn the ins and outs of office managers, and why it's so beneficial to define this role!

Sep 27, 2023

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Welcome to this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits! In this episode, we're diving deep into the fall season and the critical task of sending out "use it or lose it" letters to your patients with unscheduled treatment.

We'll discuss the nuances between patients with unused insurance benefits and those without insurance, offering tailored strategies for both. Can you believe that some practices are sitting on 1.2 million dollars JUST in unscheduled treatment? We'll go over some of our strategies to make sure you aren't missing out on this massive value in your practice. We'll discover innovative communication approaches and effective follow-up procedures that will entice your patients to book those appointments. Plus, we'll help you identify precisely who to focus on when sending out these crucial reminders.

Don't miss this episode; it could transform your practice's end-of-year success!

Sep 20, 2023

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Have you or your team ever felt frantic or too busy to properly lead patients from back to front office? This week we're covering just that! We're running through how you can perfect the patient hand-off and increase treatment acceptance significantly in your practice.

Discover the secrets to boosting your communication skills, raising profits for your practice, and putting a smile on a patient's face all at once! Learn why using patient-friendly language is crucial – forget jargon like "third party financing" and connect with your patients on a personal level. We'll also share tips on having backup employees ready for a seamless check-out experience and the importance of educating patients upfront. Plus, find out how sending patients home with photos and a beautifully laid-out treatment plan can make all the difference.

Dive into this episode to learn how to turn your patient hand-offs from unorganized and frantic, to seamless and smooth!

Register for the Front Desk Pro Seminar September 29th, 2023! https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro-registration/

Sep 13, 2023

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Are you struggling to retain team members due to performance issues? Today we're discovering how providing clear direction and setting priorities for their roles can make all the difference. We'll discuss the importance of recognizing every team member's core purpose and putting it above all else, along with the power of open communication with your team. Plus, we'll explore the valuable insight of looking at actions rather than words and the importance of ongoing training and improvement. The "bare-minimum" team member may not be the person you thought it was, so we'll show you how to find your bottleneck though proper assessment tactics! 

Don't settle for mediocrity in your practice – join us for actionable tips on achieving excellence in every aspect of your team's performance!

Register for the Front Desk Pro Seminar September 29th, 2023! https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro-registration/

Sep 6, 2023

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Get ready for this week's episode of Dental Drill Bits, where we dive deep into the process and psychology of "Patient No-Shows and Cancellations"! Maintaining a seamless schedule in your business is priority number 1 when it comes to a thriving practice. So today we're share strategies on how to gently communicate to patients the importance of confirming their appointments, ensuring their reservations are honored. Learn how to illuminate the online scheduling experience, proactively welcoming patients to your practice. Discover the fine balance of when to implement deposits and address patient fears to guarantee a comfortable visit. Plus, we'll break down the automation puzzle, guiding you on what aspects can be effectively automated, and what needs more of a personal touch. 

If your schedule has some holes and you're sure how to best patch them, lets learn together in this episode!

Register for the Front Desk Pro Seminar September 29th, 2023! https://classicpractice.com/front-desk-pro-registration/

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