Dental Team Building Ideas and Office Management Reminders for June 2024

Dental Team Building Ideas and Office Management Reminders for June 2024

Hello Friends,

As we approach the halfway mark of 2024, focusing on strategies that will boost productivity, profitability, happiness, and accuracy in your dental office is crucial.

Here are some practical tips, ideas, and reminders to help you and your team finish the year’s first half on a strong note.

Practice Management Reminders

Daily and Weekly Reports

Daily Reports

  • Review Procedures, Codes, Clinical Notes, Narratives & Attachments, Providers, and Adjustments

Ensure every detail is accurate to avoid issues later. Consistent daily reviews maintain high standards and prevent errors.

Weekly Reports

  • Outstanding Insurance Claims

Follow up on all claims over 30 days old to ensure timely payments.

  • Patient Balances Over 30 Days Old

Develop a strategy for collecting overdue balances.

  • Unscheduled Restorative Treatment Plans

Identify and reach out to patients with unscheduled or incomplete treatments.

  • Past-Due and Upcoming-Due Unscheduled Hygiene Patients

Keep your schedule full by contacting and staying in touch with these patients.

Insurance Renewal

Some insurance companies renew their maximum on June 1st. Identify unscheduled patients with renewed benefits and encourage them to schedule their hygiene wellness visits or restorative treatments.

Office Appearance Matters

Your office’s appearance significantly impacts both current and potential patients. With warmer weather, ensure your office’s exterior is clean, weed-free, and appealing. Clean windows and doors also contribute to a positive perception. Do you have curb appeal? Are you attracting positive attention?

Team Building and Appreciation

Celebrating Milestones

Do any of your employees have a work anniversary this month? Recognize and celebrate employee work anniversaries to foster a positive and appreciative work environment.

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

Encourage healthy snacking by bringing in fresh fruits and vegetables for your team.

Doughnut Day (June 7-8)

Balance healthy snacks with a sweet treat—bring in donuts for the team to enjoy.

Leadership Tips

Leadership is not something that is done to people, like fixing your teeth. Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” – Bill Bradley

Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Believe in a better future by having a clearly defined vision, mission, and core values. Ensure your team is aware and aligned with them.

Regular Communication

Frequent communication with your team is vital. While not everything can be shared, the more informed they are, the more they can contribute to achieving the vision, mission, and core values. Good communication also reduces gossip.

Transparency and Honesty

Maintain openness and honesty with your team. Transparency fosters trust and encourages feedback, which is essential for growth.

Support Your Team

Go out of your way to help your team succeed. Provide the tools and support they need to thrive.

Remember, a happy and motivated team is key to providing exceptional care, so don’t overlook the importance of regular training and team-building activities.

Practice Owners, are you ready to grow and improve your dental practice? Consider scheduling a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call to explore how personalized guidance and support can help you reach your goals. Simply email me at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com

If you’re looking for additional practice growth ideas for June 2024 check them out here: Dental Practice Growth, Marketing, and Social Media Content Tips and Ideas

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~Betty (Dental Coach)

May 2024 Dental Office Appreciation Tips and Ideas for Teachers, Nurses, and Police Officers

May 2024 Dental Office Appreciation Tips and Ideas for Teachers, Nurses, and Police Officers

Hello Friends,

May is a month dedicated to celebrating the hard work and dedication of our teachers, nurses, and police officers. These individuals play a critical role in our community, often going above and beyond their call of duty.

Technically, we don’t need a “reason” to celebrate and aknowledge our hard-working and awesome teachers, nurses, and police officers however the month of May gives us that extra boost to do so.

Opportunities to Celebrate the Hard Work of Our Teachers, Nurses, and Police Officers

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10, 2024

National Nurses Week: May 6-12, 2024

National Police Week: May 12 -18, 2024

Practical Ways to Show Appreciation

Here are several ways you can reach out and show your appreciation for these hard-working individuals, both within your dental office and in the community.

1. Send “We Appreciate You” cards:

Take the time to send thank you notes to all the teachers, nurses, and police officers in your patient database. A simple, unexpected note/email of appreciation can go a long way in making them feel valued.

2. Thank you gifts:

Prepare small gifts, such as toothbrush bags or treats, to give to your patients who are teachers, nurses, or police officers when they come in for their dental appointments during May.

3. Host a Favorite Teacher/Nurse/Police Officer Contest:

Invite the community to nominate their favorite teachers, nurses, and police officers and promote the contest through your social media platforms. The winner could receive a special offer, such as a free teeth whitening or a gift card to a local business, and you could even ask for donations from local businesses to add to the prize.

4. Deliver treats and/or gifts to local businesses/schools/offices/stations:

Deliver treats or healthy snacks to local schools, hospitals, doctors’ offices, fire stations, and police stations. Remember, the goal is to make these hard-working individuals feel appreciated and loved.

Pinterest has some fun gift ideas. Check them out HERE

5. Use social media to show your love:

You can use your office’s social media platforms to showcase your appreciation for these special individuals. Consider creating a post or a video to share your gratitude.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. The key is to be sincere and thoughtful in your appreciation. These small gestures can make a big difference in showing your support and gratitude for the hard work of our teachers, nurses, and police officers.

Let’s make this May a month to remember as we come together to celebrate the real-life heroes in our communities. They deserve all the appreciation and love we can give.

Practice Owners, if you’re struggling to reach your practice goals and not enjoying dentistry like you used to – feel free to contact me for a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute telephone consultation at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com to see if a coaching relationship is right for you.

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Thank you so much!!  

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Oral Cancer Awareness: Dental Office Tips & Strategies

Oral Cancer Awareness: Dental Office Tips & Strategies

Hello Friends,

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week is from the 14th to the 20th of April. This provides dental offices with an excellent opportunity to raise oral cancer awareness and the need for early detection to save lives.

Approximately 58,500 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2024. It will cause over 12,250 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.  The death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development.

While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest-growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to the connection to the HPV virus.

Dental Office Oral Cancer Awareness Strategies

Here are some Oral Cancer Awareness Tips and Ideas to get you started:

  • Hygiene Continuing Care Opportunity: Encourage your inactive (unscheduled) patients to come in for their important free oral cancer screening.
  • Partner with a local business to do free oral cancer screenings at their location.
  • Donate a portion of service/product sales (i.e., teeth whitening, fluoride, Invisalign) to Oral Cancer Research.
  • Give away Free T-shirts or Bracelets to every patient who makes a donation toward Oral Cancer Research or just because.
  • Create a video to share on your social media platforms demonstrating how oral cancer screenings are quick & painless.
  • Bring in your local dermatologist for a lunch and learn to demonstrate oral, head & neck cancer screenings.
  • Have a gift card or gift basket raffle that your patients can enter to win during April.

Remember that when your patients are healthy – your practice is healthy. For your patients to smile healthy they need to schedule the treatment you’ve diagnosed and to come in regularly for their hygiene continuing care appointments and oral cancer screenings.

Tip: Oral cancer screenings are not optional due to time constraints; they are an essential part of care and vital for every patient’s oral health. Always inform your patients before conducting an oral cancer screening. Let them know what you’re looking for and why.

Practice Owners, if you’re struggling to reach your practice goals and not enjoying dentistry like you used to – feel free to contact me for a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute telephone consultation at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com to see if a coaching relationship is right for you.

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Thank you so much!!  

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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