Busywork Helps No One – How to Create a More Efficient Dental Practice

A dental practice is a business as much as it is a service, so it must be managed and promoted as such. The services you are providing make a big difference in the lives of many people each day, so you want to ensure your practice runs efficiently. Below are some ways to eliminate busywork and create an office that runs smoothly.

Automate Your Billing

Billing can be quite time consuming, and is often stress inducing. You will undoubtedly have one or more employees who handle it, but the solution you choose should be feature rich and easy to use. Putting the right software in place can help restructure the process by minimizing the number of steps it takes to get the job done. This can actually reduce billing time by 50 percent.

Use a Digital Staff Scheduling Solution

Scheduling software solutions take the frustration out of managing employees’ schedules and provide them easy access to their information. There are a number of available applications, both free and paid, that will streamline the scheduling process and keep your entire team on the same page.

Manage Your Inventory

A well-managed inventory saves cash and ensures you have what you need, when you need it. Try organizing individual items by expiration dates to reduce waste. If you have an abundance of something, consider donating those items to a medical charity such as Global Dental Relief.

Utilize Digital Forms

Consider using digital forms to streamline your patient paperwork.  DentalForms offers an iPad version of customized forms that are easy to navigate and store in your practice management software.  Your patients will spend less time answering questions and your team will find it easier to stay on time as the details entered will be easily saved.  The Doctor Review screen will also highlight important details for the treatment room.  This allows everyone to have access to the same information in real-time as they interact with your patients.

Looking for additional ways to eliminate busywork and create a more efficient dental practice? Click here to schedule a live demo to discover how DentalForms can positively impact your practice.