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The Coronavirus Diaries #1 (DHP284)

The Dental Hacks Podcast

Release Date: 03/20/2020

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 Jason and Alan spend some time checking in after the first serious week of change after the Coronavirus. Both of us have closed our offices to everything except emergencies. Some of the discussion points:

  • What are Jason and Al doing with their practices?
  • How did the “emergency only” decision get made?
  • How are the employees taking it?
  • Everything is happening FAST
  • Feels like a sci-fi movie
  • Feels like we know a tidal wave is coming
  • Offices that are staying open...predictions?
  • Now is the time to contact creditors and see what kind of breaks they can give you
  • What are we doing to keep productive?
  • Podcast: do we keep delivering similar “normal” content?
    • Talk to some people in banking/finance
    • Maybe talk to some people in the dental associations?

Go Hack Yourself

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"YAPI POP," what is that? Well, YAPI is all about making things more efficient, including names..POP stands for Practice Online Portal and it’s a way for you to still manager your day, and communicate with patients, from anywhere… You don’t need any expensive Remote Desktop software now to get the most important realtime information about your patients. You can securely sign into YAPI POP using any device to see your schedule, patient medical alerts, previous and upcoming visits and even send or receive realtime texts through YAPI. In fact, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, overnight YAPI just released the ability to mass text all patients on any given appointment date and you can do this from home! It’s a huge time saver and lets you manage each day as your schedule may change with ease. They’re the paperless pros, so now your new or existing patients can do something from home too.. they can sign an online COVID-19 screening form using their own phone or computer prior to dental treatment. YAPI wants you and your patients to stay healthy with easy to use technology. Go check them out at dentalhacks.com/YAPI.

So it looks like we're going to have some down time. Our friends at Zirc understand and made an interesting pitch to me. What if you used your down time to work on your clinical systems? It's useful and it's low risk! Zirc has a process that they call ZOBE. That stands for Zirc’s Organizational Box of Efficiency. They send a big box full of their different instrument organization options to YOUR OFFICE. You get to try it all out. Snap the tops on the tubs. Put cassettes in your own sterilizer. Try out YOUR instruments in whatever cassette you like! Plus, Zirc sets you up with your own organizational expert to help you determine what’s right for you. Most importantly, the ZOBE process is FREE. It doesn't cost you anything to learn about Zirc's clinical systems. It's a perfect thing for you to do while you've got some down time! Plus, if you do a ZOBE consultation by April 17, 2020…you’ll be in the running for a $300 Amazon gift card! Find out more at dentalhacks.com/ZOBE!

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