How to Set Up the Dental Office Schedule For Opening Back Up
Wow that elevated quickly, didn’t it? One week we are up and running with a very successful start of the year and the next week we are closed and not seeing any patients or very few, depending on the practice. None of us saw it coming and many decisions had to be made quickly. We have hopefully moved through the hard part and it is time to start planning the re-opening of our offices. Unlike shutting down, we have time to plan for that. I have outlined 6 things that we can plan for now to help with re-opening our offices.
Here’s 6 Schedule Tips You MUST Consider Before Business Returns to Normal: Part 1
- This is a perfect time to implement block scheduling aka productive scheduling. Start with team training on how to build a productive schedule. Then start blocking the schedule so that when the practice opens again, there are blocks in the schedule waiting for productive appointments that will help get to the daily goal faster. We also want to block the schedule for important things like: new patient appointments, emergencies, time for team training, meetings, etc. Whatever it is that the practice may have problems getting into the schedule, we want to make sure that there are blocks for those.