March 2024 Dental Practice Management Reminders and Leadership Tips & Ideas

March 2024 Dental Practice Management Reminders and Leadership Tips & Ideas

Hello Friends,

March marks the end of the first quarter of the year. I am happy to share some valuable dental practice management tips and ideas for implementation throughout the month. These strategies and reminders aim to support you in wrapping up the first quarter successfully!

March: A Key Month Worth Your Attention

March is a crucial month for focusing on productivity and patient well-being. Why is it so important? Well, because in six months, September will arrive, and for many, September tends to be a slower month for appointments. Let’s take proactive steps now to make September more successful this year. We know that the back-to-school season can sometimes result in more last-minute changes to the schedule so consider, scheduling more patients without school-aged children in late August to mid-September and parents toward the end of the month and beginning of October.

Dental Practice Management Reminders and Leadership Tips & Ideas

Note: If you’re looking for Social Media Content, Marketing, and/or Team Appreciation Tips & Ideas for March 2024, I’ll share the links after the Management and Leadership Ideas.

Focus on Patient Health and Wellness

Set high standards for care and regularly evaluate your mix of services. Keep track of key metrics – monitor your diagnostic and treatment acceptance rates. Help more patients say yes to your best treatment recommendations. When your patients are healthy – your practice is healthy.

Clear Vision and Well-Defined Goals

When you share your vision and goals with your team, you create a sense of unity and focus.

Having a clear vision and defined goals are crucial in designing the systems and processes within your team and office. They act as a roadmap for organizing workflows, setting performance standards, tracking progress, and celebrating wins!

Clarity in vision and goals is the cornerstone of effective leadership and successful team collaboration. When everyone is on the same page and working towards a shared vision, the possibilities for achievement are boundless.

Practice Owners, if you’re interested in discovering how coaching can enhance your team leadership skills and create greatness through high-performance standards and principles, schedule your complimentary 30-minute coaching consultation today at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Same-Day Schedule Changes 

Holes in the schedule are not OK. Encourage your patients to keep their reservations and for the ones that absolutely must break their appt… unless they are a habitual offender PLEASE reschedule them while you have them on the phone.

When considering the cost of open chair time in a dental schedule, it’s essential to recognize the impact it can have on the overall efficiency and profitability of a dental practice. More importantly, the opportunity to help your patient smile healthier is lost.

Special Days to Celebrate in March

Dental Assistants Recognition Week3rd – 9th – This week is all about recognizing and celebrating your dedicated and amazing assistants! Capture a picture or two of your assistant(s) to share on your social media platforms along with a message of gratitude. Encourage your patients to leave positive reviews on Google and Facebook about the wonderful experiences they’ve had with your assistant or assistants at your practice.

National Dentists Day: March 6th   – Celebrate the fantastic dentists in your life today! Capture a picture of your dentist or dentists to post on your social media accounts along with a message of gratitude.

Daylight Saving Time Begins: 10th  (Turn Clocks Ahead 1 Hour)  @2:00 am)

Scheduling Hygiene Continuing Care Appointments

National Cleaning Week: 24th – 30th  (Last Week)

Spring Clean your Dental Health Routine

Create an email and social media campaign to reach out to your unscheduled hygiene patients reminding them to schedule their Spring Cleaning (wellness) visit.

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Dental Social Media Content and Practice Growth Tips & Ideas March 2024 – Visit HERE

Employee Spirit Month / Team Appreciation Tips & Ideas – Visit HERE

Have a great month of March!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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

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

Hello Friends,

What are your plans to reactivate your unscheduled patients and consistently provide excellent experiences for your active scheduled patients to exceed their expectations?

Remember that it is most important to consistently exceed your employees’ expectations. We all need a work environment and culture that refreshes us instead of being a drag and a drain on us.

What are you doing to ensure that everyone on the team is on the same page and helping you reach your practice goals?

Practice Owners, if you’re struggling to reach your practice goals or want to improve the culture and spirit of your practice – feel free to contact me for a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute telephone consultation at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com to see if a coaching relationship is right for you.

Here are some office management, leadership, and team-building tips and ideas for April…

Practice Management Ideas

Spring Clean your Online Presence – Friends, please take some time now to examine your website, social media pages, and Google listing. Make sure that your office information is up-to-date, with current content and photos. Check the bios, office hours, services, special offers, page links, etc. If you haven’t brought your Google business listing up to date or have yet to claim it – please do so.

Speaking of Spring Cleaning… is your office due (or maybe way past due) for a good cleaning? Check this out: Spring Cleaning and Organizing Tips for your Dental Practice

Reappointments – Keep in mind, the best way to keep your patients active is to be sure to reappoint them for their next hygiene visit when they are there at the office. Also, help more of your patients say yes to your treatment recommendations and have them reserve their appointment at the time of treatment presentation.

Hygiene Continuing Care Reminder Idea – Cleaning for a Reason Week 18-24th – “It’s time to Spring Clean your Dental Care Routine”.

Looking for Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas? Check these out: April Dental Practice Growth & Marketing Ideas

It truly brightens my day to hear from you 🙂 – If you enjoy the ideas that I share or if they’ve been of help to you and your practice –  I would love and truly appreciate it if you would please take a second and leave a review/recommendation for me on GOOGLE and/or FACEBOOK. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you!!!

Leadership

April is National Stress Awareness Month – “There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” ­— Henry Kissinger

Sadly, Dentists are one of the most stressed in the healthcare industry. Bad stress can and does negatively affect your team and in turn, your patients. Eliminating stress is almost impossible, however, there are things we can do to reduce it. “Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations.” – Brian Tracy

Here are just a few tips…

  • Practice Gratitude (Focus on the good things in your life. Start and End your day with a grateful heart)
  • Set Realistic Goals (Stop trying to be a perfectionist)
  • Delegate & Stop Micromanaging
  • Control your Appointment Schedules
  • Prioritize Tasks (there can only be one most important thing at a time)
  • Create Written Systems, Checklists, and Job Descriptions/Expectations
  • Improve Communication (Communicate daily with your team. Clearly identify your mission, vision, core values, goals, and expectations)
  • Practice Self-Care
  • Take a Break (make sure you and your team get to take a break(s) during the workday)
  • Smile More (have fun at work)

Team Building/Employee Appreciation Ideas

National Fun at Work Day: 6th – Have a silly theme for this day. (For example, Crazy hair, luau, silly socks, decades day, etc.)

National Dental Hygienist Week: 4th -10th – Technically, this is a Canadian “Holiday” but more and more offices here in the United States are taking advantage of this opportunity to show some extra love and appreciation for their hygiene team.

Administrative Professionals Week: 23-29 / Administrative Professionals Day: 26th – This is the week to celebrate your hard-working and amazing front-office employees!

Don’t miss out on any of the ideas that I share each month! Are you receiving my complimentary Practice Management and Marketing Ideas in your email inbox each month? If not, please start following us today. If you prefer, send me your email address at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com and I will send you an invitation to follow my blog. 

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Dental Office Management and Leadership Ideas for May 2022

Dental Office Management and Leadership Ideas for May 2022

Hello Friends,

Are you looking for Marketing and Practice Growth Tips and Ideas for May 2022? Check them out here Dental Office Appreciation Ideas for Teachers, Nurses, and Police Officers during May 2022

and here: Ideas for May 2022

As you welcome in the second month of this second quarter, Knowing your practice numbers and doing something with what you know about those numbers is key to growing and improving your practice. Numbers tell a story. Numbers tell you if your practice is healthy or unhealthy. 

Do you know what your office numbers look like? How many of your active patients are unscheduled? How many patients you’re gaining and losing each month? How many write-offs and adjustments are you making to patients’ accounts? You need to know where you’re at currently to know how to best care for your patients and what your potential for growth is. To help you get that data quickly, like within minutes – if your PMS is either Dentrix, Eaglesoft, or Open Dental you can request a complimentary, no-obligation practice data snapshot here: Game-Changing Awareness from Dental Intelligence  – Within minutes we’ll identify your practice’s strengths and uncover hidden opportunities.  I am happy to assist you with this at no charge.

Hygiene Continuing Care Reminders –  Reach out to your unscheduled hygiene patients to remind them to schedule their all-important dental wellness visit. “Summertime is a great time of year and it can also be a busy time of year. We encourage you to remember to take the time to squeeze in your regular dental visit before the summer months fly by. Regular dental visits are so important to your overall health.”

Leadership

Unhappy leaders lead to unhappy teams. Negative, unhappy attitudes are contagious and will quickly infect your team. Please, don’t allow negative attitudes to infect your team. Set the example, start and end each day on a positive note. Remember, what you focus on expands. Focus on the good! Throughout the day, express your appreciation and gratitude for your team and the efforts they put forth to care for your office, your team, and your patients.  

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Team Appreciation Opportunity – National BBQ Day: 16th – Bring in a BBQ lunch for the team. OR National Pizza Party Day: May 20th – Bring in pizza for the team for lunch. Be sure to take pictures to share on social media.

Doctors, if you’re struggling to reach your practice goals or want to enjoy improved practice growth – feel free to contact me for a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute telephone consultation at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com to see if a coaching relationship is right for you.

It always brightens my day to hear from you! Would you please do something for me? If you appreciate and enjoy the complimentary ideas that I share each month  – I would LOVE for you to PLEASE leave me a review/recommendation on Google or Facebook. Simply click the following links.    GOOGLE   and/or  FACEBOOK Thank you so much!!

Don’t miss out on any of the ideas that I share each month! Are you receiving my complimentary Practice Management and Marketing Ideas in your email each month? If not, please start following us today. If you prefer, send me your email address (to bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com) and I will send you an invitation to follow my blog.

Yours for Greater Success!

~Betty

P.S. Please stop by and say hello to me on  FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn, and Pinterest