Choosing a suitable dental laboratory is crucial for the success or your dental practice. When you find a dental lab that understands your requirements, your practice runs more smoothly because you know you will receive high-quality restorations on-time. One vital decision is whether to use a local dental laboratory or to choose a national lab. We’ve looked at the potential benefits and pitfalls of each choice.
For many clinicians, the monthly bill from the dental lab is their second largest expense. Building an excellent working relationship with a dental lab is essential to running your dental office smoothly and efficiently. Poor communication results in numerous remakes, increased chairside, avoidable expenses and dissatisfied patients.
Over the past few years, the dental industry has seen huge technological changes.
2018 will be no exception.
Next year is likely to see an increasing number of dental practices that embrace ever-advancing digital dental technology, which is affecting almost every area within the modern dental clinic. Other trends include the growth of group practices, changes in digital marketing, and an emphasis on providing enhanced patient care.
A good up-to-date practice management software could help you grow your business, and give you more time to concentrate on offering the best level of patient care. An efficient and well-run practice can help to create a better working environment, making it easier to retain valued staff members while strengthening your professional profile. Your chosen system should always be HIPAA compliant; otherwise there is the risk of a security breach when accessing a patient’s personal information on a connected device. Above all, it is essential to ensure your practice data is secure.
All patients are capable of feeling vulnerable in the dental chair, no matter how gentle your chair-side manner. Some may have anxiety, claustrophobia, insecurity or a number of other issues that can make a dental visit a nerve-wracking experience. Every patient has unique needs and questions concerning their treatment, diagnosis, cost and time. Addressing these individual needs is vital for building relationships of trust with each patient.
Deciding on a dental laboratory is one of the most important decisions you will make as a dentist. The statistics illustrate how critical a healthy relationship between office and lab really is: Almost 38% of the average revenue a general dental practice generates comes from bridge work and fixed crowns.
By now you know that online reviews can make or break your dental practice. Have you ever received a negative online review? Don’t worry, here are a few ways you can turn a negative online review into a positive for your dental practice.