Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources
Sandy Pardue, Consultant/Classic Practice Resources
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Face Embezzlement Head On — by Sandy Pardue, Classic Practice Resources Embezzlement is a sad reality and a crime of opportunity. If you are a practice owner, you need to know how to protect your practice. Don’t...  Read More
Tip from Consultant Sandy Pardue: Patient Goodbye's
It is of utmost importance that your patients knowyou are glad to see them when they arrive, but it is also important that they knowyou were gladyou had the opportunity to see them, visit with them and treat them. They are GUESTS in your office and should be treated as such.Therefore, it is the...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Individual Staff Members Personal Production
The individual staff member's personal production is very important to the success or failure of your practice. There is great cost in running an office that every staff member does not see, such as taxes, rent, office supplies, technical supplies, insurance, computers, utilities, payroll, computer...  Read More
One secret of good human relations to to ask questions, but to also be a good listener. People can tell when you are listening and they can also tell when you are truly interested in them and what they are saying.Encourage the other person to talk about themselves and to share their interests and...  Read More
If You Promise Some Patients the Moon, They Won't Believe You
One of the most difficult things in human relations is convincing the pessimist they need something (including good dentistry).Many patients have experienced failure with their past treatments and have privately given up hope that anything can be successful. This is the reason they do not follow...  Read More
30 Practice Management Ideas to Jump Start Your Practice
30 Practice Management Ideas to Jump Start Your Practice Establish a recall system, write it up, train staff on it and follow it exactly. Print business cards for each of your team members, encourage them to pass them out. Implement welcome letters for all new patients. Implement no...  Read More
Do Not Pre-Schedule Every Patient for Recare
So many practices are on automatic and take little time to evaluate a patient before scheduling appointments. This adds to the broken appointment problem.I'd liketo see practiceslook a bit closer before pre-scheduling recare appointments 3, 6 or 12 months in advance. If a patient hasa history ofno...  Read More
Handling Complaints of High Fees
When a patient says, "Your fees are too high" show surprise and say, "Our fees are too high?" and wait for their response to see what they have on their mind. Sometimes people do not say what they mean. They might think it should cost less, or they may think they cannot pay the whole fee now. This...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Referrals and New Patients
Many new patients are referred by successfully handled new patients.When you start something new, you try to talk all of your friends into doing the same thing so you will feel you are doing the right thing. For this reason, the new patient is most interested in his dental care and more likely to...  Read More
Insist Upon High Ethical Standards in Your Practice
It is impossible to achieve your goals and dreams without also having high ethical standards in all operations of the office. Any staff member that exercises low ethical standards is like a team member who keeps fumbling the ball. The other team members have to fight like crazy to get it back and...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Key Computer Reports
Computer Reports tell you what ishappening in yourpractice and they willhelp you find missed opportunities based on facts.Knowing your score is important when it comes to managing your business.I recommend that you utilize the following reports from your computer software to keep your finger on the...  Read More
 Consultant Tip: Actions and Words of the Dental Team Can Increase Cancellations or Prevent Them- Tip #3
Tip #3- Use Good Verbal Skills at the Time of SchedulingNot usinggood verbal and communication skills at the time of scheduling can contribute to patients not committing to an appointment. They may even schedule the appointment and call back later to say they are not coming. This is an indication...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Handling Patient Complaints
Since dental practices deal with all kinds of people, there will be complaints from time to time no matter how well organized you are and/or how skillful your team. Hopefully you hear about them so you can handle them properly and get the patient happy and coming back in the future. Ignoring...  Read More
Actions of a Successful Dental Office
I’m often asked what successful offices have in common...They have a good solid ethical team, with a great attitude. There is a strong leader, they are organized and have real world systems that give more predictability to their schedule. They run like a well oiled machine. There are few...  Read More
An Important Thing to Know
You do not win friends and influence patients when you use criticism, authoritative attitudes or high-pressure sales talk. You do win friends and influence patients when you really care about them and when you follow the rule be yourself. It is an interesting fact that people will respond to you...  Read More

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