Is your dental office ready for kids? The summer months are the perfect time for many families to catch up on dental visits. There's no school schedule to plan around and summer activities are more flexible, so it can be easier to fit in dental appointments. As a result, your dental office should start preparing for an influx of kids.
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Visiting the dentist is stressful for everyone. When dealing with patients that come into your dental office, the key is to make them feel as comfortable as possible. If your patients are happy with the way you treated them, they are more likely to come back to your office for all of their future needs. It is important that your staff avoid doing certain things that will make the patient feel uncomfortable.
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You can have state-of-the-art equipment, a beautiful office and waiting room, and the best professional staff, but if patients aren't coming back, you've got a real problem! Barring a personnel problem (e.g., an impolite receptionist), the problem might very well reside in your practice's patient recall rate. How important is your patient recall rate to the success of your dental practice?
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It’s hard to keep up with all the different ways to contact patients and how you should use each method to communicate with them.
The number is staggering, but nearly all American adults—about 91 percent between ages 20 and 64—have some level of tooth decay. And over a fourth of those cases go untreated. Somewhere between nine and 15 percent of adults avoid the dentist out of fear, perhaps of situations like having their teeth drilled.
It’s tricky to uphold your dental responsibilities when your patients are getting excited for all the Halloween candy they are going to get; it’s only natural to want to participate. So what do you give your patients for Halloween? We’ve compiled a list of fun options that stay away from unhealthy treats or potential allergies, while still maintaining the Halloween spirit:
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Technological advancements keep changing the way we approach healthcare. Researchers are saying the next big thing to bring change to eye care are “smart” contact lenses. Your vision patients may have a new option to track diabetes and other health problems. Be prepared to walk them through what this means.
What comprises a positive dental patient experience? There is much to consider, from quality of service to office décor to staying connected with patients through social media. While these are integral components, don’t overlook the vital practice of employee relations.
Millennials are said to make up the largest numbers of patients who seek minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedures. This includes tooth whitening treatments, veneers, and orthodontics. This generation is a big contributor to the cosmetic dentistry boom. Considering some of these common generational traits, you might find your answer.
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OSHA is in the process of updating their guidelines. Here’s a quick overview of what’s on the table for improvements to keep your office safety compliant: