February 2024 Dental Practice Management, Leadership, and Team Appreciation Ideas and Reminders

February 2024 Dental Practice Management, Leadership, and Team Appreciation Ideas and Reminders

What are you doing to ensure this is a healthy and productive first quarter for you, your office, and your team?

Here are several management reminders, leadership, and team appreciation tips and ideas for February…

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Office Management Reminders and Ideas

Patient Reappointment and Reactivation – The easiest and best patients to fill your schedules (to meet/exceed goals) are those who have come to you before.  You have a huge advantage when reaching out to established patients of record; It’s the power of pre-existing relationships.  (Oh, by the way, on average, it can cost up to six times more to gain a new patient than it does to retain an existing patient.)

Are you monitoring how many patients leave the office without an appointment? How are you following up?

How many of your active patients are unscheduled?

How many of your active patients are enrolled in a hygiene continuing care program/recare?

What is your system for following up on unscheduled treatment plans?

Insurance Claims 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? How many claims are over 90 days old? Your goal should be zero.

Scheduling Success or Scheduling Chaos? – Review your schedule for this past January, on the days that went smoothly and the days that were stressful and chaotic.  What can you change to have more smooth and successful days and what needs to change to have less stressful days? Remember, where, when, and how you schedule your patients is something you should have 100% control over. If you have yet to take control of your schedule – don’t delay, get started today!

Leadership, Team Building, and Team Appreciation

Employees who don’t feel appreciated, valued, or understand their role (place) in the practice often will leave or even worse become disengaged.

What are the performance expectations for your team? Does each employee clearly understand their role in the practice?

Commend your employees when you catch them doing something “right”. Commendation boosts morale. Applaud & reward the behavior and actions that you want to see more of. Simply thanking your team at the end of the day goes a long way in making them feel appreciated.

If you want to see a positive change in your practice, you must consistently lead by example… be the change.

Practice Owners – 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 or would just like to discover areas of opportunity for your practice … please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Random Acts of Kindness Week: 11th -17th – 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, if you’re an employee reading this, your doctor would also appreciate an unexpected act of kindness this week!)

National Snack Food Month: Treat your team to some healthy (and not so healthy 😉 ) snacks. You can add notes of appreciation to the snacks.

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~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Dental Office Marketing, Practice Growth, Social Media Content Tips and Ideas February 2024

Dental Office Marketing, Practice Growth, Social Media Content Tips and Ideas February 2024

Hello Friends,

February is a great month, full of opportunities to help educate your patients and the community about the importance of healthy smiles.

Here you’ll find several different ways to promote better dental health awareness, exceed your patient’s expectations, and engage with your patients, potential patients, and the community via your social media platforms.

If you’re looking for ideas specifically for Children’s Dental Health Month, you’ll find the link at the end of this post.

Dental Education Ideas & Ways to Exceed Your Patients’ Expectations

February is American Heart Month –

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

Dental health and heart disease are intricately linked. Be good to your heart beginning with good oral health. Prioritizing dental health can only improve overall health and well-being.

Have fun with this heart theme!  Decorate the office and give out little heart-themed gifts.

Patient Gift Idea – Individually wrapped heart-shaped cookies or chocolates with a label that says: “You’re the HEART of our practice. Thank you! “or “We HEART our Patients!”

OR

Gift Basket – Put together a gift basket that your patients can enter for a chance to win during February.  (Basket theme idea: Winter – coffee mugs, hot cocoa, teas, cookies, heart-shaped chocolates, candles, lip balm, cozy blanket, etc.)

National Snack Food Month –

All month long share posts and/or videos with smile healthy snack food ideas on your social media pages. Since we know that food is the way to the hearts of many, why not give away healthy snacks to your patients when they come in for their appointments? Or deliver healthy snacks to local businesses along with office imprinted toothbrushes.

Practice Owners, if you’re ready 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, or would like to learn what opportunities for improvement exist in your practice... please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Community & Online Engagement Ideas

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

Toothache Day: 9th – Share on your social media pages why ignoring a toothache is a bad idea.

Through With The Chew: 18-24 / The Great American Spit Out: 22

Here are a few more Social Media Post Content Ideas to Improve Engagement during February

National Cherry Month

Bubble Gum Day: 2nd

National Almond Day: 16th

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Wishing you all a Fantastic February!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Dental Office Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas for February 2023

Dental Office Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas for February 2023

Hello Friends,

Today, I am sharing some office management and leadership tips and ideas to help you enjoy a fantastic February.

Are you looking for ideas to celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month? Check these out: February’s Children’s Dental Health Month 

Looking for other dental marketing and practice growth ideas for this month? You might like these:

Dental Marketing Ideas for February

February 2023 Management and Leadership Tips and Ideas

Leadership and Team Building Ideas

Team Building – You’ll notice a little trend with the team building ideas for February as they just so happen to revolve around food & drink. 😉

National Pizza Day: 9th – Bring in a pizza lunch for the team today.

National Drink Wine Day: 18th  

National Margarita Day: 22nd

National Chili Day 23rd – 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: 12-18th – 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, if you’re an employee reading this, your doctor would also appreciate an unexpected act of kindness this week!)

February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month. Negative people are the greatest destroyers of self-confidence and self-esteem. Avoid office negativity, it’s toxic and will infect your team – Rather, focus on and share positive experiences. See more team-building ideas here: Dental Office Team Building

Practice Owners – 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.

Practice Management Reminders and Ideas

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.)

Take advantage of all the different communication methods to reach your patients – telephone, text, email, letters/cards, and your social media pages.  You’re planting little reminder seeds that you’re thinking about them. Hopefully, it will be the gentle nudge they need to schedule an appointment.

Insurance – Have you carefully reviewed the 2023 CDT changes, additions, and deletions? This is important not just for filing insurance claims but because CDT codes are procedure codes, and every clinician is responsible for using them properly.

Speaking of Insurance, 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 –  “ Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Start with the office schedules/patients’ appointments – Are they chaotic, unpredictable, and stressful? If they’re running you and your team crazy, it’s time to evaluate what’s not working and make changes. Design and run the schedules for success.  Remember, you are (or should be) in control of how, when, and where patients are scheduled. Keep them full, healthy, and productive.

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

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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