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dental practice management, Reports, Upgrade

4 Ways Your Software Impacts Selling Your Dental Practice

Dentists often say they don’t want to modernize their practice management software because they’re planning to sell their practice or retire soon. That argument doesn’t hold water. In fact, you may want to prioritize a software upgrade. Here's why... 1. Revenue-Boosting Tools Can Boost Your Sales Price  The most you can generally hope for in the sale of… Continue reading 4 Ways Your Software Impacts Selling Your Dental Practice

Appointments, dental practice management, Integrated Third Party Services, Smart Tools

Essential Guide to Refining Your Patient Communication Strategy

Is your current patient communication strategy contributing to your practice goals? For many dental offices, the answer is, “No,” and it’s not because the team is doing anything inherently wrong or doesn’t care. It’s because practice goals and communication are usually seen as two distinct things. In reality, they’re completely intertwined. Research shows one of… Continue reading Essential Guide to Refining Your Patient Communication Strategy

Woman using megaphone to talk to another woman who is frowning
dental practice management, Smart Tools

3 Common Patient Communication Fails (And How to Fix Them!)

Seamless communication is essential for patient satisfaction and efficiency, but sometimes things go wrong even we have the best intentions. On this page, we’ll explore three of the most common patient communication fails—broken automations, contacting patients the wrong way, and delays in information relay—providing insights on how to address these areas in your practice. Fail… Continue reading 3 Common Patient Communication Fails (And How to Fix Them!)

Dental and Perio Chart, Smart Tools

Top 7 Countdown: Practice-Web Perio Tools Hygienists Love

Practice-Web hygienists—this one’s for you. The heart of any practice is hygiene and more than 60% of patients who visit in any given year will have some degree of periodontal disease per Dental Economics research. No doubt, much of your day is spent educating and caring for patients with the condition. Even still, you may… Continue reading Top 7 Countdown: Practice-Web Perio Tools Hygienists Love

dental practice management, Reports, Smart Tools

5 Production-Boosting Lists Your Dental Practice Should Leverage

Practice-Web includes a variety of features and tools that can help you keep your schedule full and maximize production. On this page, we’ll focus on Lists, which are included in our core dental practice management software at no additional cost. Familiarize yourself with the Lists on this page and use them regularly to fill chairs… Continue reading 5 Production-Boosting Lists Your Dental Practice Should Leverage

dental insurance billing, dental practice management, Treatment Plan

Getting Insurance Plans to Play Nice: Insurance Plan Types vs Fee Schedule Types

Setting up insurance plans correctly makes it easy to provide accurate estimates and boost treatment plan acceptance rates. Your practice will have more accurate data for tracking write-offs and forecasting, plus will spend less time chasing payments too. But, if you’re setting up Practice-Web from scratch, need to create new insurance plans, or have fee… Continue reading Getting Insurance Plans to Play Nice: Insurance Plan Types vs Fee Schedule Types

dental insurance billing, dental practice management, Reports

How to Evaluate Which Insurance Plans Are Costing You Money (And What to Do About It)

If you’re trying to maximize revenue as part of your COVID recovery process, evaluating insurance plan participation and payment is a great place to start. Around three-quarters of patients have dental insurance of some type, according to the latest ADA research, and most dentists are contracted with one or more carriers too. It’s a simple… Continue reading How to Evaluate Which Insurance Plans Are Costing You Money (And What to Do About It)

dental practice management, Reports

4 Key Dental Practice Metrics to Track & Improve

Knowing which metrics to track and what to look for is essential to running a thriving dental practice. There are all sorts of things you can monitor and improve, but if you’re just getting started with practice management or are new to Practice-Web, there are four key areas you’ll want to become familiar with. On… Continue reading 4 Key Dental Practice Metrics to Track & Improve

Appointments, dental practice management, Smart Tools

10 Essential Steps to a Successful Teledentistry Launch

COVID may have kicked teledentistry into high gear, but demand for it was already growing and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Below, we’ll explore some of the most common concerns dentists have when getting started with teledentistry, including technology, cost, and patient privacy, plus outline the steps involved in a successful launch. It’s an… Continue reading 10 Essential Steps to a Successful Teledentistry Launch