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

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~Betty (Dental Coach)

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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Ten Simple Ways to Bring Your Manners to Work

Ten Simple Ways to Bring Your Manners to Work

Hello Friends,

September 1st is Bring Your Manners to Work Day so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share a few quick tips and reminders regarding using our manners at work.

What are manners? Manners are the proper or polite way to behave in public, at work, and at home with your family.

We’re just going to focus on how we can bring our manners to work…

Good manners are cost-effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit.” – Letitia Baldrige

Say please and thank you – Make it a habit to say please whenever you ask for something. Saying thank you improves your office, your health, and boosts morale.

Greetings – Say a warm & friendly hello & goodbye to your employees ( & fellow co-workers) at the start and end of the day.

Say I’m Sorry – Accept responsibility when you are wrong and when you’ve messed up.

Use your Body language Manners – 75-80% of how we interpret what others are (or aren’t) saying is through their body language. Remember, smile more, make eye contact, be attentive, and demonstrate that you are listening.

Be on Time – “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” Make sure that you arrive at work on time ( at the start of the workday and after lunch).

Clean up after yourself ( & others when needed) – Pick up the piece of paper from the floor, dust off the plants, keep your workspace, the lunchroom, and the restroom clean. (Replace the roll of Toilet Paper… even if there are still a few squares left to spare, replace it with a fresh roll. While you’re at it, go ahead and fold the toilet paper into a pretty fan. #kiddingnotkidding #ohanditsovernotunder)

Practice Great Personal Hygiene – Wear clothes that reflect the excellent care you give your patients. This means wearing professional, clean, and wrinkle-free clothes.  Also, your hair and body should be clean and odor-free. (Yes, I went there.)  

Be Kind & Don’t Gossip –  Refuse to listen to gossip and stop speaking & spreading gossip. Be KIND!

I wish you all happy workdays full of good manners 🙂

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~Betty – Dental Coach

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