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How to ensure busy teams are working efficiently

How to ensure busy teams are working efficiently

How to ensure busy teams are working efficiently. Being busy and being productive are two very different things. Dentists will often tell me that they know their team is busy and working, but are they busy doing the right things. Are we efficient as a team?

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The Do’s and Don’ts of New Patient Phone Calls

The Do’s and Don’ts of New Patient Phone Calls

The Do’s and Don’ts of New Patient Phone Calls. The telephone is our lifeline to the outside, to our current patients, and our new patients and I believe that how we answer every phone call is a very important skill that we should train.

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Making patients comfortable in your practice

Making patients comfortable in your practice

Customer service is important in all industries. In dentistry, there is an added issue with our customers, i.e. the issue of fear. Because of the added concern or fear that many people have, we must offer an even higher level of customer service.

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How to Successfully Implement a Nontraditional Hours Policy

How to Successfully Implement a Nontraditional Hours Policy

How to Successfully Implement a Nontraditional Hours Policy. Does your office have extended patient hours, split shifts, or weekend hours? (Some quick definitions: “extended hours” refers to hours that fall outside of the normal 8 am to 6 pm range; “split shift” involves having two different shifts working…

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Onboard Your New Employee Like a Rockstar

Onboard Your New Employee Like a Rockstar

Turnover in the dental industry is huge, and most dentists or office managers dread the thought of having to hire yet again. The hiring process is a burden for so many reasons—increasing your already heavy workload with doing interviews and reviewing resumes…

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Front Office vs. Back Office: How to Unite Your Dental Team

Front Office vs. Back Office: How to Unite Your Dental Team

Take a moment to put yourself in the following scenario.You wake up in the morning with a feeling of dread about going to work. First thing when you walk into the office, you’re greeted by an environment that is negative, dull, or just feels like an energy suck. You spend the day trying to just get your job done and avoid interacting with co-workers as much as possible.

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New Office Policy: No One Gets Time Off

New Office Policy: No One Gets Time Off

Just imagine, as an owner or office manager—wouldn’t it be great if you could write a new policy that absolutely no one is ever allowed to come to work late, leave early, get sick, take time off, or (for that matter) have a single unproductive moment when they are clocked in?

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20 Tips to Motivate Your Team

20 Tips to Motivate Your Team

Owners often think money is the main motivator for employees, however studies show that if a person is paid what they feel is fair compensation, there are other ways they find their motivation.

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10 Things You Should Never Say To Dental Patients

10 Things You Should Never Say To Dental Patients

A key part of good customer service for our patients is to always be genuine and talk to them from your heart. However, this approach will only help your office succeed in the long run if you are also making sure to establish guidelines for staff about what you can and cannot say to your patients.

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