Texting is the Answer!

Posted by Brooke Milligan on May 5, 2017 9:47:09 AM

By Nancy Hyman

In the never-ending challenge of contacting parents, adult patients, or potential patients, consider a transition to texting for quick responses and results! Your target audience is never too busy to check their cell phones throughout the day and many workplaces allow cell phone use, taking the place of leaving messages on home answering machines or the inconvenience of receiving calls at work. Only 41% of over 21,000 households surveyed use a landline in addition to a cellphone per The Centers for Disease Control.

Utilize the Ortho2 texting feature to reach out to pending parents/adult patients and un-appointed Kids Club members. Prospective patients, mined from returned dental referral cards, will be texted via the practice cell.

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Topics: reminders, Nancy Hyman, orthodontics, efficiency, texting

Three Tips for Developing Efficiency Within an Existing Schedule

Posted by Ben Shin on Mar 27, 2015 10:51:42 AM

by K. Ryan Alexander

A well-designed doctor time scheduling template is vital to the efficiency and bottom line of any orthodontic practice. However, your templates are only half of the solution. A well-organized, disciplined team is the glue that holds your scheduling system together. Here are three ideals that, if followed, will take your practice to a new level of efficiency regardless of what kind of template you currently have in place.

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Topics: practice management, efficiency, scheduling, K. Ryan Alexander

How to Reduce the Number of Patients in Extended Treatment

Posted by Ben Shin on Feb 2, 2015 10:13:00 AM

by Andrea L. Cook

Having a large number of patients in extended treatment can impact an orthodontic office in many ways. Typically the schedule will be clogged due to additional appointments needed. There will be additional stress in the clinic, and not to mention the PR in the community if your office is known as the office that treatment takes too long.

Here are some steps to help you confirm your number of patients in extended treatment is accurate and then how to address it:

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Topics: Andrea Cook, patient treatment, efficiency

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