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Improve Patient Retention and Promote Your Practice With Quality Out-The-Door Gifts

Posted by on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

From a patient’s perspective, a trip to the dentist should mean clean teeth and freebies. Let’s stipulate that every dentist can (and should) give out toothbrushes, floss and gum picks. As nice as those gifts are, you can do better in terms of branding and patient support. Office giveaways are not bribes for your patients. Instead, consider them positive affirmation that you’re the only dentist they should be visiting. Of course, it will help if those patients recommend you to their friends and family. That happens when every visit is a happy visit!

Here are some suggestions for dental freebies that matter:

Tube Squeezers

There are plenty of newfangled toothpaste dispensers on the market today. However, there will be plenty of patients who like the “old school” tube method the best. For those folks, a simple tube squeezer will allow them to get the most paste out of that tube. These wonderful little devices slip over the tube and let the user push out the paste to the very last squeeze. Best of all, you can imprint your office logo/contact info on the squeezers. That’s a free “commercial” every time someone brushes their teeth!

Toothpast Choices

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Keep Your Customers With These Tips For Creating A Kid-Friendly Dental Office

Posted by on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The goal of any company is to find a loyal “customer for life.” That holds true if you’re selling laundry detergent or setting up a dental practice. If you want to make mom and dad happy patients, then you’ll want to create an atmosphere that is welcoming to their children. As those kids grow up, they’ll keep up a healthy oral hygiene practices and that will be very good for your business. It all starts with creating a kid-friendly dental office.

Here are some tips for accomplishing that goal:

 

Kid Decals

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The 5 Easiest and Most Overlooked Ways Dentists Can Increase Revenue

Posted by on Friday, December 27th, 2013

Saving Money

Image source: Smallbusinessbonfire.com

It takes a lot to run a successful dentistry business. There are a million little tricks you can do to save money and keep things running smoothly. However, sometimes you end up spending so much time and energy focusing on the dentistry side of the business that you don’t stop to think about the business side of the business. So, today we’re going to take a look at a few general business tips that can help you save big bucks! Continue reading…

Giving Mother Nature a Bright Smile: 3 Major Benefits of Greening Your Dentistry Practice

Posted by on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Greening your dentistry practice

Your patients and the planet will thank you for going green.
Image source: Dentaldynamicsonline.com

The whole world is going through a green revolution. Computers are getting greener, cars are getting greener, and buildings are getting greener…so why shouldn’t dentists hop onto the solar-powered bandwagon? Chances are you’ve already thought about making your business “go green”, but weren’t sure how to do it, or were worried that it was too expensive and didn’t provide enough benefits to offset the cost. These are pretty normal concerns, but don’t turn your nose up at the idea of greening your dentistry practice too quickly. Making an eco-friendly business is not only good for the environment, but it will help you both save money in the short term and gain new business in the future.

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Digital X-rays Can Take Your Dental Practice to the Next Level and Reduce Costs and Waste

Posted by on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Dental X-ray

Image source: Dowellfamilydentistry.com

Dentists everywhere should tip their hats to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. Never heard of him before? You may not know him by name, but you definitely know him by his scientific legacy! Röntgen discovered the x-ray back in 1895, changing the world of dentistry forever by giving dentists an easy way to look at their clients’ pearly whites. Continue reading…

The 4 Health Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry That Will Surprise Your Patients

Posted by on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

When most people think of cosmetic dentistry, they think of procedures that are done purely out of vanity. While it’s certainly true that some cosmetic dental procedures are done purely for the sake of image, you know that there are some that can have actual health benefits. Pointing these out to your patients allows them to get the smile they want while also getting some added health benefits.

Improved Bite

Teeth with and without braces

Photo Courtesy of Flickr’s Dralper

According to Robert Harrell of Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, misaligned teeth can have an impact on your patient’s bite, which in turn can lead to other problems like headaches and migraines, which are in fact caused by misaligned bite force. Your practice may offer several different options when it comes to fixing misaligned teeth, including the classic braces that most patients are familiar with, and the newer Invisalign system that continues to grow in popularity. Whichever option you offer, letting your patients know about the secondary benefits will help them make a better educated decision when taking the steps to improve their teeth.

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Cutting Costs for You & Your Patients With Mobile X-Ray Technology

Posted by on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Happy patients make for happy dentists (and hygienists, and office staff). So what makes patients happy besides a clean bill of health on their teeth? Saving money, of course! Everybody likes to save money, and your patients are no exception. Now I’m not suggesting that you offer a Groupon or online coupon. No, I’m talking about procedures you can perform now that will save your patients money in the long run, and ways to cut your own costs with equipment and supplies that allow you to do your work faster, better, and at a price that allows you to pass the savings on to your patients.

Show the Long-Term Value in Your Dental Procedures

You know that having a small filling now can save a patient from a larger, more painful and expensive procedure down the line. Does your patient? Do they know that a whitening now could save them from costly veneers? Taking the time to explain how the common dental procedure you do today can end up saving them money in the long-run will help them understand the value of going through with a procedure now, and increase their trust in your practice.

A small permanent filling in a tooth

Image courtesy of Ideal Dentistry

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Intraoral Cameras and Digital X-rays: Innovative Dental Products Making Your Job Easier

Posted by on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Modern technology serves several purposes: to better connect us, to make our lives easier, and to provide us with an endless supply of kitten videos. Modern advances in dental technology are all about making your job as a dentist easier, making a visit to the dentist easier for your patients, and allowing you to provide a better service to your patients.

While there are new tools coming out for dentists all the time, and the folks over at the Consumer Guide to Dentistry have put together a really great list of them, there are a few that have truly caught my eye, and that I’m sure will grab yours as well, as they make it easier than ever for you to work with patients and provide them with superior care and service.

Discovery 360º Wireless Intraoral Camera

While George Malkemus at the Community Voice is detailing some great advances in dental techniques, I’m more interested in a single product that both you and your patients are sure to love – the Discovery 360º Wireless Intraoral Camera.

Discovery 360 Wireless Intraoral Camera

Discovery 360 Wireless Intraoral Camera

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