Operating your own dental office is something you may have dreamt about for many years. Now that you have such a practice, how are things going?
If you need for your dental practice to smile more often, any ideas where your focus needs to be?
From making sure you have enough work to protection against losing it all, be pro-active. Doing so can make all the difference in the world.
So, is it time to put more of a smile on your face?
What is Your Business Lacking?
In reviewing your practice to see where you need to beef things up, consider the following areas:
1. Customer service – Never lose your focus on customer service. There are many dentists in many communities. As such, consumers have a choice. If your practice is short on good customer service, some will choose to go elsewhere for their needs. In doing so, you lose out on another current or potential client. The customer service process begins when the patient walks in the door and after they leave. Not only do they want first-rate dental care when in your office, they also expect it afterwards. The afterwards includes billing to getting them in to see you when they have an emergency. By making sure patients know how important they are, chances are you will keep a large number of them for years.
2. Your protection – Stop to think about how you would earn an income if injured or dealing with a major illness. Do you have the right protection in place to cover you should something bad happen? By having a sound dental disability insurance plan, you can sleep a little better at night. Such a plan will help you out should you become disabled while practicing. Remember, serious illnesses can strike anyone. Given your profession of being on your feet and moving around a lot, injuries are always a risk. Don’t take chances with your livelihood and live to regret it. When you have the right dental disability insurance coverage, you have a reason to smile.
3. Latest technology – How up to speed is your practice when it comes to the latest dental technology? Such technology continues to evolve. As it does, it would behoove you to take advantage of as much of it as you can. Doing so allows you to stay up to speed with your competitors. Remember, many consumers are tech-savvy and expect the latest when receiving healthcare treatment.
4. Positive attitude – Finally, keep in mind that many folks do not like having to go to their dentist once or more a year. In fact, some find it to be downright scary. That said do all you can to make patients feel relaxed and welcomed when they come to your office. When you and your staff make patients feel more at ease, the visit can go a whole lot better.
At the end of the day, make sure you are doing all you can to make you and your patients smile.