January 2024 Dental Office Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas

January 2024 Dental Office Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas

Hello Friends,

2024 is just around the corner! How do you want to end 2024? What do you want your practice to be known for? Create your action plan for any wanted and needed improvements/changes to your office including setting your production, collection, treatment, continuing education, new patient, administrative time, and happiness goals for 2024.

Here you’ll find several office management, leadership, and team-building reminders and ideas for January 2024.

Management & Leadership Reminders

January is Get Organized Month – This is a great time to get rid of any office clutter! Check the closets, cabinets, drawers, and countertops, and shelves for any clutter (old manuals, books, electronics, paperwork) that can be organized, put away, or tossed out. Clutter equals chaos. There is no room for chaos or clutter.

CDT Codes – Have you reviewed the 2024 CDT Code changes, additions, and deletions? If not, I strongly encourage you to ensure you and your team are up to date with coding and billing guidelines. Also, a revised ADA Dental Claim form goes into effect on January 1, 2024.

Insurance Renewals –  Many of your patients’ dental insurance maximums are renewed on January 1. Phone, text, and/or email your patients with a friendly reminder of their renewed benefits and encourage them to make a reservation to come in for their hygiene wellness visit or to get started on their unscheduled treatment needs with the doctor. Include reminders on your social media pages.

Scheduling Success or Scheduling Chaos? – Reflect on your schedule last year, 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.

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.

Team Building and Appreciation Ideas

Warm Up Wednesday – January is Soup Month. How about the employees bring in a crock pot of soup and have a prize for the best soup?  

National Pie Day: 23rd –  Bring in a sweet treat for the team today.

National Cheesy Sock Month – Buy cheesy/silly socks for the team and take a picture to share on Facebook & IG.

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Wishing you a happy and productive year!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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December Dental Office Leadership, Team Building, and Management Tips and Ideas

December Dental Office Leadership, Team Building, and Management Tips and Ideas

Hello Friends,

December is typically a busy time for you, your patients, and your employees. Regardless of what December usually looks like in your office – if you haven’t done so already, take some time now to plan for how you will not only keep/design a full schedule but ensure that it will be productive too. I know that we can’t control the schedule 100% because life happens. However, we certainly can plan to end the year on a happy & productive note.

December 2023 Dental Office Leadership, Team Building, and Management Ideas and Reminders

Leadership

Review the practice performance for 2023 – 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.

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… please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Team Building and Appreciation

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 Cocoa Day: 12th – Bring in hot cocoa and all the delicious toppings for the team.

Practice Management Tips & Reminders

Lab Cases – As we get closer to the end of the year make sure there is plenty of time
to get cases back from the lab in time. You know how patients will wait until the very
last minute to call and request a crown before Jan.1?!

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.

Unpaid Insurance Claims – Run your unpaid insurance claim report and work from
oldest to the most current. Work on cleaning up any outstanding insurance claims.

Wishing you a fabulous, stress-free, and productive month!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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December 2023 Dental Practice Growth, Marketing, and Social Media Content Ideas

December 2023 Dental Practice Growth, Marketing, and Social Media Content Ideas

Hello Friends,

December is the last month of office opportunities to end 2023 productive and happy! Thankfully. there are plenty of opportunities to plan for a great month.

The ideas that I am sharing for the month of December when implemented, WILL help you attract more new patients, build relationships within the community, as well as exceed your current patients’ expectations. Get people talking about you! As always, my goal is to also help you all stress-less and have more fun at work!

Practice Owners, if you are not happy with where your practice is at and 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 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.

Here are a few dental practice growth, marketing, and social media content tips & ideas…

Patient Appreciation

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.

Referral Thank you – All month long you can give away xylitol fresh breath mints and gum. Most likely many of your patients will be attending holiday/end-of-year parties and this will help them enjoy fresh breath during those
events. “Your Referrals are the Nicest Compli-MINT! – Thank you!”

Cookie Cutter Week: 1-7 – Purchase a variety of cookie cutters to individually package and seal with an office label that says: “Our Patients Are a CUT Above the Rest!”

Community Involvement

Donations – Open your office as a Drop-Off Location for donations of non-perishable food items or winter gear for families/individuals in need.

Appointment Retention – To encourage patients to keep their scheduled appointments during December, consider having a drawing for a gift basket (ie: filled with cozy winter items & hot cocoa supplies) or a gift card to a local business/restaurant that your patients can enter to win when they come in for their dental appointment before December 23rd.

Gift Certificates: Remember, Gift Certificates/Cards for Teeth Whitening or Dental Treatment should always be available for your patients to purchase as gifts for their loved ones.

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

National Cookie Day: 4th 

National 12-hour Fresh Breath Day: 12 – National 12-Hour Fresh Breath Day is about the importance of good oral hygiene and its role in keeping your breath fresh for long periods of time.

Monkey Day: 14th 

Winter (Winter Solstice): 21st

Wishing you a happy & healthy December!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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