December is going to be a busy time for you, your patients, and your employees. Take some time now to plan how you all will keep a full and productive schedule all month long without any extra stress.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Management Tips & Reminders for December…
Watch the Schedule – Be alert to any patients that are coming in with the doctor or hygienist and have incomplete treatment or are due in hygiene. If the schedule allows, encourage them to take care of both at the same time. This means carefully reviewing all charts in advance of the appointment.
Social Media – In advance, schedule your social media posts for the last 2 weeks of December and the first week of January. One less thing to stress you out during the crazy times. 😉
Appointment/Retention Incentive – It can be challenging to get patients to keep their dental appointments during the holidays – consider having a drawing for a gift basket or gift card to a local business that your patients can enter to win when they come in for their dental appointment before December 23rd.
Homecare Products – December is a great time for Special offers on Electric Toothbrushes and Waterpiks
Gift Certificates – Remember, Gift Certificates/Cards for Teeth Whitening, Ortho, or Wellness visits should always be available for your patients to purchase as gifts for their loved ones.
Travel Toothbrush Bags – Many of your patients travel during the holidays – Surprise them with a small gift for their travels. Put together toothbrush bags that include a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and a “what to do in a dental emergency” handout. You could also include other travel-sized items such as lotion, Advil, lip balm, etc.
If you’re looking for marketing & additional practice growth tips and ideas for December 2022 – please check them out here: December 2022 Marketing Ideas
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Leadership & Team Building/Appreciation Ideas…
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
Review the performance for 2022 – What worked well? What did not work well or requires change? What are your ideas for Improvement? What are your plans for implementation? Remember, change what needs changing, and control what you can control.
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National Sock Day: December 4th – Purchase some silly socks for the team and take a picture of everyone wearing the socks and post it to your office Facebook/Instagram pages and Google My Business listing.
National Chocolate Day: December 28-29th – Surprise your doctor(s) and/or team with a chocolatey “I appreciate you” treat.
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Wishing you a fabulous and productive month!
Yours for Greater Success,
~Betty (Dental Coach)