February 2022 Dental Practice Management and Leadership Tips and Ideas

February 2022 Dental Practice Management and Leadership Tips and Ideas

Hello Friends,

I hope that this year is off to a happy and healthy start for you and your team. Are you on track to meet or exceed your first quarter goals? Today, I am sharing some office management and leadership tips and ideas to help you enjoy a fantastic February.

Are you looking for marketing and practice growth tips and ideas for February 2022? Check these out: February’s Children’s Dental Health Month and Marketing and Practice Growth Tips & Ideas for February

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February 2022 Management and Leadership Tips and Ideas

Team BuildingNational Chili Day 24th – Have an in-office chili cook-off lunch. Everyone brings in a crockpot of chili. Have prizes for the best tasting, most unique, etc.

Random Acts of Kindness Week: 13-19 – Do something special for your employees this week. Bring in an unexpected sweet treat or small gift to let them know just how much you appreciate them. (By the way, your doctor would also appreciate an unexpected act of kindness this week!)

Reappointments and Reactivation – Now is a great time to reach out to your unscheduled patients both active and inactive patients. Do you know how many of your active patients are unscheduled? (If your practice management software is Dentrix, Eaglesoft, or Open Dental I can help you quickly get those numbers. Just send me an email to bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com and let me know that you’d like to get the FREE data analysis.)

Make a plan to reach out to your unscheduled patients. Rather than just calling to ask if they would like to schedule an appointment, use this occasion to simply check-in to see how they’re doing and let them know you’re thinking about them. This is about building and strengthening relationships

Take advantage of all the different communication methods to reach your patients – telephone, text, email, letter/cards, and your social media pages.  You’re planting little reminder seeds that you are still here for them during these crazy times.

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Insurance Claims – Send out “clean” insurance claims with the correct information, provider, date of service, Xrays, attachments, and documentation.  Your goal is to not have any unpaid claims sitting out there past 30-60 days.  (Did you know that your collection percentage drops significantly after 90 days past due? Over 120 days past due it drops to about 30% – you lose a lot of your money the longer these claims sit out there. Worse yet, you run the risk of the claim not being paid at all!)

What does your insurance aging report look like? How often are you checking on outstanding insurance claims? Who is monitoring and working on your aging reports, daily?

February is National Time Management Month – Respect others time and your time will be respected

Review your office systems and protocols to ensure that everyone is using their time efficiently and effectively. Arriving at the office with plenty of time before the first scheduled patient, expecting your patients to arrive on time, never waiting on hygiene exams, calculate the actual amount of time it takes to do procedures, control the schedules, these things will help you stay on time.

If you’re often running behind schedule, investigate the reason(s) why. If you know the why… change whatever it is causing you to stray from the schedule. Running behind schedule sends a message to your patients AND your team that you don’t respect their time. Respect your team by sticking to the scheduled work hours. Be sure that they are not habitually working through their lunch or having to work late. They need breaks to refresh and refuel. Give them that.

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I would love the opportunity to work along with you and your team to help you set and exceed your practice goals. If you would like to schedule a no-obligation, complimentary consultation to learn how our coaching program works, please email me at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

As always, wishing you a happy, healthy, and productive month!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Dental Office Marketing Ideas for February 2022

Dental Office Marketing Ideas for February 2022

Hello Friends –

Hope you all are having a wonderful & healthy start to 2022!

Are your plans set to exceed your established patients’ expectations, welcome more new patients, and strengthen your relationship with local businesses within the community? If not, hopefully, the ideas that I am sharing here will help you make plans to enjoy a happy and productive February!

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February 2022 Dental Office Marketing Ideas

February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month – A beautiful & healthy smile can boost one’s self-esteem and confidence.

February is American Heart Month

Heart Health Talking Points: Dental Health and Heart Disease Are Related

Dental health and heart disease are intricately linked and the cost for avoiding advanced periodontal disease or even something as mild as gingivitis may very well prove to be the cause of serious medical problems in the future. Be good to your heart beginning with good oral health.

Tip: If you’re not currently taking your patients’ blood pressure at their appointments… make it a goal to start during the month of February. Many people see their dentist more regularly than a physician and could get an early warning about high blood pressure when getting their teeth cleaned or having other dental treatment done.

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Pet Dental Health Month – Share pet dental health tips on your social media sites, ask people to share pictures of their pets on social media, hand out dog treats packaged with your office information. Even if the patient doesn’t have a dog surely, they know someone who does… a great way to get your office name out there!

Social Media Post Content Ideas to Improve Engagement during the month of February

Groundhog Day: 2

Bubble Gum Day: 4

National Pizza Day: 9

Toothache Day: 9

Super Bowl LVI (56): 13

National Almond Day: 16

Through With The Chew: Week 13-19th / The Great American Spit Out: 17th

National Chili Day: 24 

International Tongue Twister Day: 26

National Tooth Fairy Day: 28 

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Yours for Greater Success,
~Betty (AKA Dental Coach)

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January 2022 Dental Marketing (Growth) Tips and Ideas

January 2022 Dental Marketing (Growth) Tips and Ideas

Hello Friends,

For the month of January I am going to share ideas to help you grow your practice via your office social media platforms. (You’ll find that many of the ideas can easily be used to exceed your patients expectations during their visits to the office as well as to engage with local businesses in your community.)

If you’re looking for Dental Office Management and Leaderships Tips & Ideas for January 2022 Visit Here: January Management & Leadership Ideas

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google My Business, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Blogs, Online Community News Pages, YouTube, and more help to build your dental practice. Even if you’re not a fan of social media, please remember that most likely many of your patients and potential patients are using these platforms regularly.  You want to be where they are and since first impressions matter – you want to make sure that your office is making a positive impression.  Just like with reviews on your Google listing you want reviews/recommendations from your patients on your office Facebook page too.

How Can Social Media Help Your Practice?  Here are just a few ways…

  • Build relationships between your office team and potential new patients
  • Stay in Touch with your Active and Inactive Patients
  • Increase your Online Presence
  • Learn what your patients/potential patients want
  • Improve Community Involvement
  • Manage and Increase your Online Reputation
  • Great Way to Advertise Special Events, Office Specials, and feature Dental Products/Services
  • Excellent Dental Education Tool

Surely, you can see that in order to be effective and successful with your use of social media, it’s not a case of “if you build it they will come”. Yes, you must build it; however, you must also develop and nurture it. It takes time and effort to build relationships. The key is engagement. Just sporadically posting to your sites will not effectively engage your audience.

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Here are several social media content ideas for you to use during the month of January to help encourage engagement…

(Note: If you struggle with regularly posting content to your office social media platforms – I can help you with that.)

The Golden Globes and the Grammy’s are in January: Do a “match the famous smile to the celebrity” contest on Facebook and/or Instagram for your patients and the community for a chance to win a gift card or gift basket.

I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day: Jan. 7th – Help your patients to see that they don’t have to take their  Crowded Teeth, Yellow Teeth, Bad Breath, Sensitive Teeth, Snoring, Or Headaches, anymore!  You can help them!

National Hot Tea Month

National Soup Month

National Cheese Lovers Day: 2

Cigarettes Are Hazardous to Your Health Day: 11

National Bagel Day: 15

Belly Laugh Day: 24

National Peanut Butter Day: 24

Dental Drill Appreciation Day: 26

Fun at Work Day: 28

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: 31 

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Doctors, if you would like to grow and improve your dental practice and have wondered what it might be like to work with me and what coaching is all about… please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Wishing you the very best January!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)