Good charting software has many features. One of the most important is that it eliminates all paper. That means the software must accommodate all the bits of paper data that accumulate in a chart and it must have a method of importing virtually anything either with a scanner or file import function. If some bit of paper possibly a lab slip or patient letter must be stored in a folder then you have lost one of the primary benefits of an electronic chart.Continue Reading
One-size-fits-all works for many products and services. However today’s dental practices call for a more tailored fit with regard to available business models.
In the mid-90’s over 90% of dentists owned their individual or small group practice. By 2015 the number of dentist owned practices dropped to below 85%.
Necessity or preference can drive you to look outside the proverbial “box.” A good example is the growing interest in corporate dentistry.Continue Reading
Workflow equals systems. We all have systems in our offices. Some systems were designed and refined, and others just happened by accident. A system is the process we use to accomplish a task in the office. For example; how do you create a new chart? How do you confirm appointments? How do you get charts from the file room to the treatment room?Continue Reading
Referrals, like all word-of-mouth marketing, begin at the same place.
Forrester Research estimates that 500 billion word-of-mouth impressions are created daily on social media. And McKinsey and Company reveals that approximately two-thirds of the US economy is now driven by word of mouth.Continue Reading
by Dr. Patrick Cassidy & Eddie Stephens
Seth Godin talks perspective in his book, Linchpin. And in principle perspective can help you navigate the ever evolving narrative about Private solo or group dentistry, and Corporate solo or group dentistry.
Godin shares the story of a first-class train passenger traveling through Spain. He has the good fortune of being seated next to the famous artist, Pablo Picasso.
The traveler takes advantage of his fortunate moment with the great Picasso. He asks, “Señor Picasso, you are a great artist, but why is all your art, all modern art, so screwed up? Why don’t you paint reality instead of these distortions?”Continue Reading