Five Easy Ways to Make your Vision Patients Feel Appreciated

Posted by Erica Laceria on Mar 31, 2015 11:50:28 AM

You may have hundreds of vision patients – but what good is it if each of them are unhappy or on the search for a new vision doctor? Performing eye exams and other basic procedures effectively doesn’t make an optometrist “great”. In today’s competitive optical world, it’s all about separating yourself from the rest and making your office a place patients look forward to visiting, rather than dreading. So how do you create this atmosphere? Allow us to elaborate.

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Topics: tips for dentists, keep your patients coming back, dental patients, going the extra mile for your patients

Work-Life Balance for the Modern Day Dentist

Posted by Erica Laceria on Mar 30, 2015 3:52:00 PM

While being a dentist can be very rewarding monetarily, being able to enjoy your earnings is what really brings true happiness for most of us. It can be challenging for those in the dental field to find the time to relax, take vacations or even take a day off to enjoy doing something different than being in the office. Work-life balance is one of the most challenging things for dentists and others in the medical field. However, there are ways to make the most efficient use of your time while on the clock so that you can have a life outside of just seeing patients. Try these for size:

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Topics: work-life balance, time managment

Social Media for your Dental Practice

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Social media for your dental practice is essential. Whether for marketing or sharing information, social media can provide an affordable way to reach your target audience. There are various types of social media platforms in which your dental practice can engage in order to maintain patient relationships and attract new business.

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Telling Patients They Need an Oral Cancer Screening Requires Finesse

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 27, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Dentists know that giving patients bad news or having difficult conversations can be a part of their job. Informing a client he or she needs a root canal or crown is never easy. The procedure is unpleasant and costly. At the end of the day, however, an hour or two in the chair and some ibuprofen will likely cure the problem. The patient fares well and has little need of extensive follow-up.

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Spruce Up Your Waiting Room

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 5, 2015 4:41:00 PM

Chances are you’ve walked into someone’s house that was less than…clean. Perhaps the carpets were faded and dingy; or there was a musty, stale smell. Did you feel comfortable? Was it somewhere you’d want to return if you had your choice?

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Expand Your Practice: Botox and Dermal Fillers

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 1, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Many dental practices are adding aesthetic services for their clients, including teeth whitening and straightening. According to Common Sense Dentistry, about 17 percent of dentists in North America are currently offering Botox and dermal fillers, and the numbers are growing. Because Botox and dermal fillers don't require investment in equipment, a bit of proper technique training makes them a natural extension to the skills you've already mastered.

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Managing Employee Conflicts in the Dental Office

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Working in a dental office with the same people day in and day can sometimes lead to tension. Issues such as personality clashes, misunderstandings, work ethic and lack of communication will arise and it is important to be an arbitrator, not an instigator. Properly managing conflicts in your dental office will help these issues be contained and lead to a positive environment for your staff and your clients

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