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Evolution of Dental Practice Management Software: What Cloud Really Means

What cell phone are you using now? While there may be a few of us clinging to the simplicity of flip phones, most have moved on from that dated technology. Are you using the flip phone of dental office software?

Topics: Productivity Practice Efficiency Profitability Cloud Dental Software Practice Success Dental Practice Management

Using the Right Tools for Productivity and Profitability

Are you using the right tool for the job? When it comes to treating patients, we doubt you're just "making it work" with the wrong tools. You have your tools for each specific task, and those do the best job—giving you the results you're after.


Running your practice is no different. You need the right tools (and people) to ensure each task is completed efficiently. When you have the right tools at your disposal, your practice is productive and profitable.

Topics: Productivity Practice Efficiency Profitability Cloud Dental Software Practice Success Dental Practice Management

How Much is Patient Loyalty Worth to Your Dental Practice?

When it comes to marketing and patient acquisition, finding out the costs associated and value of each patient is key to each practice. You'll need to drill down in your numbers to find out what each patient is bringing in and how much it cost to get them in the door. The tab32 dashboard makes it easy to access these numbers, but if you haven't started your practice yet, or you're brand new, it's impossible to grasp this data.

What we know, after years of building our cloud-based dental software and working with dentists is that the worth of your patient loyalty (and the effort you needs to put into building that loyalty) cannot be overstated, or underestimated. It is only to your detriment to ignore these key pieces of information. 

Topics: Patient Communication Patient Loyalty Patient Retention Cloud Dental Software Practice Success

5 Ways to Keep Your Staff on Track

In our last post, we talked about the importance of having a clearly defined mission, vision, and values for your practice. Even if you've been in business for several years, your practice will benefit from this exercise. Practices with an overall vision that is shared by the staff are more successful than those without overarching goals. This is true for any business, dentistry is no different.

But what happens when you share the mission and vision with your staff, but things aren't working? And how can you tell if your practice is straying (minorly or majorly) from these overarching, driving principles? You must be able to identify that your practice is getting off track. Here are a few symptoms:

Topics: Patient Loyalty Patient Retention Patient Communicaiton Practice Success Dental Practice Management Staffing

Staff is the Keystone of Your Dental Practice

The size of your practice doesn't matter when it comes to your staff. They are the keystone of your practice and will be the make it or break it  point  for your success. When it comes to staffing, you can't take anything for granted: from hiring to exit interviews, there's work to do to ensure the people your patients interface with are those who will grow your practice.

How can you ensure your staff carries out your vision for the practice? What are the best ways to empower them to do so? Here's a quick look at each phase of the staffing process and the key takeaways:

Topics: Patient Loyalty Patient Retention Patient Communicaiton Practice Success Dental Practice Management Staffing

How to Keep Your Dental Practice Startup Costs Down

When you are starting out to launch your new practice, banks will be there offering you LOTS of money. The average cost (according to Bank of America) of a new dental practice is upwards of $450,000! They know that dental practices are a great investment and that they will make more money if they can get you to take a bigger loan. What they don't know is that you're smarter than that! You want to be profitable sooner, and spend less money paying the interest on your loan. While you can't completely eliminate your startup costs, you can be mindful of how and where you spend your money. Being frugal in your startup costs means less money paid to the bank and more in your pocket or to reinvest in the practice.

Topics: Dental Practice Management Startup Costs for Dentists Profitability Practice Success

Key Dental KPI for a Profitable Practice

What's the most important KPI for your dental practice? What are the numbers and figures you should be tracking to grow your practice and your bottom line? Let's be honest, you didn't get into dentistry to give all that hard work away for free. You're here to build a business, create jobs, and give back to the community. You can't do those things if your business isn't succeeding. At tab32, we've created a dashboard to help you track your KPIs from anywhere you are. Let's take a look:

Topics: Practice Success Dental Practice Management accounting

Start Your New Dental Practice on the Path to Profitability

What does it take for the average dental practice to be profitable? What steps can you take as you start your practice to ensure your practice turns a profit sooner rather than later? If you already have a practice, this information is good for you, too. Even if you've been in business for years, finding new ways to be profitable is always a good idea!

Topics: Profitability Startup Costs for Dentists Practice Success Dental Practice Management

How to Keep Your Office Staff Happy and Productive

When labor costs make up the bulk of your overhead costs, a smart business owner knows that ensuring staff is as effective and productive as possible is the key to practice success. How can you facilitate a productive office staff? Can you keep your overhead costs down while still maintaining an effective, welcoming practice? Yes, you can. Here are a few ideas for keeping your staff happy and productive.

Topics: Dental Software Cloud Dental Software Dental Practice Management Practice Success Patient Communication Patient Retention Productivity Profitability Staffing

Save Time & Improve Patient Experience with eForms

In our last post, we talked about killing your patient portal. These systems don't work for a large swath of the patient population, and they likely aren't worth your time to administrate them.

We understand the purpose and the ultimate goal of these portals. Your staff saves a lot of time when patients can input their own info right to their profile. You don't have to transcribe the handwritten forms, with all the accompanying headache (can you even read their writing?), and directly putting in the information is much more secure. Paper forms are easily copied or stolen. 

Topics: Dental Software Cloud Dental Software Dental Practice Management Practice Success Patient Communication Patient Retention