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Interviewing and Hiring in your Dental Practice

Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The interview process can be a two-headed monster in the dental practice.  It is at the same time extremely important to the success of your business and potentially quite annoying in the face of a busy clinical day.  Of course, being able to assign the responsibility to a trusted office manager is ideal in terms of freeing up the doctor to be more productive but it does come with its limitations.  The doctor should be ultimately responsible for the decision of whom to hire in the practice, so it would behoove us to have a firm understanding of the path of questioning involved in our interviews.  To assist with this in our practice, we have prepared a list of questions to put forth in the hygienist, dental assistant and front office management position interviews. We also utilize a pre-established list of questions in which to ask a candidate’s references.   When we come armed with standardized questions for our interviewees, we not only ensure that we are well prepared and resistant to omissions but also capable of matching data from candidate to candidate.  Taking the guesswork out of the interview process yields more reliable hiring and reduced stress in the office during a taxing day of dentistry.  Many dentists would agree that staff hiring, training and management are the greatest sources of challenge in our profession.  We can go a long way to help our businesses run smoothly and efficiently by hiring right the first time.  Employing an objective routine during staff interviews is imperative to this end.   Our Dental Employee Interview and Reference Questions list is available for immediate download purchase. This list is also available on our Dental Practice Management Tools CD along [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:51-05:00March 25th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Lowering Overhead in the Dental Practice

A recent USA Today article by Rhonda Abrams entitled "Strategies: Fixed Expenses Can Be Negotiated" reminds us of the need to examine ways to lower our dental practice overhead in the form of decreasing monthly bills. The author mentioned taking the time to "spring clean your small-business expenses" by examining each of your monthly bills [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:51-05:00March 22nd, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Lowering Overhead in the Dental Practice

Spring Break Dental Reminders

Children (and teachers) across the nation are gearing up for their spring breaks. Take the opportunity now to remind your patients to schedule their children's dental appointments during spring break if they are staying home this year. You can use your Facebook page, blog and email reminders if you have those marketing venues in place. [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:51-05:00March 5th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Spring Break Dental Reminders

Brainstorming Blog Topic Ideas for Dentists

Image courtesy of luigi diamanti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net You may have heard that your dental practice website needs a blog to reach out to potential patients, but what topics should you write about on your blog? A great place to start when brainstorming topic ideas for a dental blog is with the questions that you [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:51-05:00February 20th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Helping Dental Patients Understand Their Insurance Benefits

Dental patients are often confused by their dental insurance benefits. Since dental insurance often comes with a long list of limitations and exceptions, dental patients may be caught off guard by the low amount their insurance will cover at the dental office. Many dental insurance plans still maintain a maximum annual benefit of $1,000, a [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:51-05:00February 19th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Helping Dental Patients Understand Their Insurance Benefits

ADA on Groupon and Social Deal Marketing

The American Dental Association (ADA) encourages dentists to consult an attorney before participating in any local deals, such as Groupon or LivingSocial. According to the ADA, this type of marketing might violate state laws that prohibit fee-splitting between a dentist and a third party. When advertising on Groupon, the dentist receives a portion of the [...]

By |2013-01-30T14:17:28-05:00January 30th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on ADA on Groupon and Social Deal Marketing

25% OFF Dental Practice Management Book, CDs and Downloads

Dentistry's Business Secrets wants in on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday fun. From now through November 26th, use code Cyber25 to get 25% off the following products: Dentistry's Business Secrets: Proven Growth Strategies for Your New or Existing Practice Dental Practice Management & Marketing Tools CDs Dental Employee Management Forms Download Dental Patient Communications [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:51-05:00November 21st, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Big Sale on Dental Practice Management Products

Dentistry's Business Secrets is getting in on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday festivities with the biggest discount we have ever offered. Details will be released here on the blog on Wednesday, November 21st but here is a little hint of what is in store:   Check back next week for the details, or subscribe to receive [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:52-05:00November 16th, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Financial Information for Dental Students, New and Experienced Dentists

I came across two helpful resources today while on Facebook. "Paying for Dental School" is an informative article written by the ASDA (American Student Dental Association). The article is full of great resources for understanding the loan process, setting a budget and researching loan repayment programs. If you are considering attending dental school or are [...]

By |2019-03-28T13:44:52-05:00November 15th, 2012|Blog|3 Comments

Google EMD Algorithim Update

In my book Dentistry's Business Secrets: Proven Growth Strategies for Your New or Existing Practice, I encouraged dentists to try to find a domain name that included their city name plus the word dentist. This piece of advice was not always easy to follow as most domain names  matching this criteria were already reserved in [...]

By |2012-11-09T11:45:19-05:00November 9th, 2012|Blog|2 Comments