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Dental Support Essentials

Dental Support Essentials

Sheri JollySheri Jolly
Dental Support Essentials goal is to give the Dentist and the office staff the tools to run a successful dental practice by helping them find ways to spend more time on patient relationships and less time bogged down in administrative tasks.

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Posted 1 day ago by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 3
Short-Sighted Solutions to Dental Practice Problems
Short-Sighted Solutions to Dental Practice Problems Time and time again, I’ve worked with (and in) dental practices that employ one-day solutions to fix staffing issues. Whether a dental practice is over or under staffed, this is a common problem area dentists like to throw money at and hope...Read More
Posted 4 days ago by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2
Top Ten Myths heard from the dental chair
If you’ve worked in a dental office across any position – from a dental assistant, hygienist, or front office staff member – you’ve likely heard some eye-brow raising comments and stories from dental patients. Patients hold these beliefs about the dentist or general oral...Read More
Posted 4/29/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 2
Keeping Your Patients Safe: Proper Dental Practice Infection Control Procedures
Proper infection control is a top priority of any dental practice to ensure the health of a patient is not compromised and to prevent the spread of disease and germs. Each dental practice must meet compliance and standards outlined by their state dental board. Achieving infection control is just...Read More
Posted 4/23/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 4
How to Leverage the Top 3 Underutilized Dental Practice Resources
One of the most common themes I encounter when evaluating a dental practice’s existing billing, scheduling, and management operations is the misconception that hiring additional staff or purchasing new technology is the go-to solution for solving areas that need improvement. When really the...Read More
Posted 4/17/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7
Keeping things running smoothly even when you have a slow month
Twelve months, 52 weeks, 365 days. A calendar year offers endless opportunities to deliver excellent personalized dental care to individuals, families, and communities. As we all know, life happens, schedules change, vacations and holiday breaks occur, and dental care may not be top of mind for...Read More
Posted 4/3/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Over the past few weeks, I’ve detailed the ins-and-outs of the dental provider credentialing process – a painstaking, time intensive, detailed, and necessary procedure for the modern 21stcentury dentist to stay competitive and offer dental care to an expanded in-demand patient...Read More
Posted 3/25/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 42
Dental Provider Credentialing 101: Common Application Mistakes to Avoid
As discussed in part one and two of my dental providing credentialing blog series, it’s important to fully understand the implications of providing in-network vs. out-of-network care, allow ample time for the application process and take a detailed, thorough approach with the insurance...Read More
Posted 3/19/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 9
Dental Provider Credentialing 101: Application Process & Insurance Inquiries
Last week, I gave a full rundown of and outlined initial steps to get you started and make a confident decision to provide in-network or out-of-network patient care. There are often two categories aligned with the dental credentialing process when establishing or joining a dental practice –...Read More
Posted 3/12/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
Dental Provider Credentialing 101: Part I
As dentists start their career and establish, join, or take over a dental practice, there is always an elephant in the room that needs to be addressed and decided upon: to be credentialed or not to be credentialed? To answer that question, let’s define the basics of dental credentialing...Read More
Posted 3/5/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 16
Common Dental Insurance Pitfalls to Avoid Part 2
Post-Appointment Dental Insurance Claim Management Checklist The patient’s dental appointment wraps up, they’ve received a comprehensive detailed treatment plan with all insurance implications identified, and the patient has made a confident and informed decision to proceed with the...Read More
Posted 2/25/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 12
Common Dental Insurance Pitfalls to Avoid
Insurance helps the public access health and dental services at a more affordable cost. It’s a necessary component to the healthcare industry and economy. The work required for effective dental insurance management and processing requires strong tact in thorough investigation and research...Read More
Posted 2/20/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 53
Fall In Love with Your Accounts Receivables Process
Managing the accounts receivable department can often become a thorn in a dentist’s side. Beyond the patient care, it’s the accounting details, process, and management that can have a deep, lasting impact on a practice’s day-to-day operations and overall success. It’s...Read More
Posted 2/11/2017 by Sheri Jolly in Dental Support Essentials   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 52
FRONT DESK STAFF:From appointment setting to a warm in-office welcome, front desk staff has the opportunity to make a lasting impression (positive or negative) with THE LIFELINE OF THE DENTAL PRACTICE
From appointment setting to a warm in-office welcome, front desk staff has the opportunity to make a lasting impression (positive or negative) with patients before a patient even lands in the dentist chair. As the first and last interaction with patients, and a multitude of duties in between, those...Read More

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