Despite what many think coming out of dental school, the life of a private practice dentist can be tough. We encounter obstacles and decisions that, if made incorrectly, can cost our business thousands of dollars.
Every day, we struggle to keep our overhead in check. We’re constantly battling with insurance companies to improve our reimbursement rates and actually get paid for the care we provide.
We’re constantly searching for new ways to drive patients to our practices, all while managing a diverse team in a dynamic office environment...and, of course, providing the best possible dental care to our patients.
Sometimes the best decision you can make for your practice is to step back and evaluate. Identifying inefficiencies, and fixing them, can make a dramatic difference for you and your practice.
After ten years in private practice, I recently did some practice-soul-searching, and I uncovered some improvements I could make. Here are ten ways that helped me improve my bottom line by almost $200k without picking up a hand piece.