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6 Steps for Successful New Patient Calls

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Release Date: 04/06/2022

How to Get Patients on Board with Your New Membership Plan! show art How to Get Patients on Board with Your New Membership Plan!

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Are you tired of complex billing structures and challenging patient finances? In this episode, we connect with Dr. Abby Neville, who has transformed her dental practice by leveraging the remarkable Plan Forward membership plan. This innovative package simplifies processes, cuts costs, and uncoils the often tangled world of insurance and payments for both patients and practitioners alike. Dr. Abby takes us on a journey of transformation—a success story wherein she harnessed the Plan Forward initiative for enhanced savings and preventive care. We delve into the nitty-gritty of how the plan...

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Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

What is the KEY role front office staff play in a successful dental practice? In this episode, we dive into office management with Michael and Sandy. A conversation taking you behind the scenes of Sandy's recent Front Desk Pro and upcoming office management training seminar, this episode underscores the vital role live training and phone skills in your office. Sandy gives us an in-depth look into the weighty importance of answering calls professionally and demonstrating empathy. The strategic approach to scheduling appointments is another element under the spotlight in this discussion. The...

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Longevity and Vitality: Investing in Whole Foods for Complete Wellness, with Dr. Uche Odiatu show art Longevity and Vitality: Investing in Whole Foods for Complete Wellness, with Dr. Uche Odiatu

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Ever wonder how you can find the balance between longevity and vitality in the fast-paced dental world? This episode dives right into it with our guest Dr. Uche Odiatu, a wellness guru with a difference. A practicing dentist, certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and undoubtedly charismatic speaker, Uche brings a holistic understanding of health and fitness. His unique approach helps us navigate towards optimal physical health and sharp mental clarity, with surprising insights into simple lifestyle adjustments and experiences with holistic remedies. Dish out nutritional myths and...

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Creating a Productive and Stress-Free Schedule show art Creating a Productive and Stress-Free Schedule

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Want to know how to turn your dental practice schedule from stress-inducing to productivity-boosting? In this episode, Sandy and Michael tackle this very challenge. Drawing upon Sandy's extensive experience in training dental teams nationwide, they delve into the integral role of scheduling in balancing efficiency and patient satisfaction. Common issues like late appointments and broken down technology are recognized as catalysts for stress that many practices fall victim to, leading to a discussion on the necessity of a tailor-made scheduling system for every dentist. As the discussion...

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Are You Doing Are You Doing "Performance Reviews" the Right Way?

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

What really makes or breaks a well-functioning team? Buzzing with insights and real-world advice, we lay bare an indispensable component of business success – Regular one-on-one meetings. Dive into this episode with Sandy and Michael as they unfold the multiple layers of importance these interactions hold. From honing effective communication, fostering deeper relationships, to inciting recognition and personal growth among employees, the effectiveness of these conversations shapes the dynamics of your business. We delve into the significance of timely issue resolution, personalized training...

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The Best Patient Communication Strategy: Boosting Your Membership Plans show art The Best Patient Communication Strategy: Boosting Your Membership Plans

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Ever questioned how to ace the management of in-house membership plans? This episode delves deeper into this vast topic with Janelle and Bari from Plan Forward, who walk us through tackling challenges and implementing successful solutions. They recount the journey of Plan Forward, a concept born out of the desire to improve customer service and streamline management of membership plans. The conversation embodies an in-depth analysis of the importance of tailoring plans for various practices, ultimately aiding in patient retention and practice growth. Janelle and Bari underline the vitality of...

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Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Are we becoming slaves to our screens even at the workplace? In this engaging episode, Michael and Sandy delve into the impact of screen time at the workplace, particularly assessing the effect of devices like Apple watches, Fitbits, and cell phones. Taking a hard look at the addictive demands of these technologies, they explore how their constant use can compromise individual productivity and professional etiquette. They zoom into the healthcare field, using dental practices as a case study. Here, Sandy exposes the reality of enforcing phone policies in an environment where personal rights,...

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Mealtime Matters: Navigating Lunch Meetings and Compensation show art Mealtime Matters: Navigating Lunch Meetings and Compensation

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Have you ever wondered how to properly compensate your team, especially during training sessions and lunch meetings? This enlightening episode explores just that. Michael and Sandy navigate the often-overlooked aspects of employee payment, emphasizing the importance of understanding labor regulations and treating staff equitably. Learn from the friendly banter as they share personal insights – both from an employer's perspective and from a viewpoint of ethical responsibility. Discover how setting clear terms during hiring can result in beneficial outcomes for both parties involved. The duo...

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Cutting Through the Noise: Real SEO Strategies for Your Practice show art Cutting Through the Noise: Real SEO Strategies for Your Practice

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

Is your dental practice is not showing up in search results the way you want? This episode of Dental Drill Bits dives deep into the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and its impact on your practice's online visibility. In conversation with our expert guest, Ali from Docsites, we address the importance of local SEO and elucidate how optimizing your web presence can organically elevate your position on search engine results pages. Ali covers common misconceptions about SEO and illuminates the potency of a coherent content strategy, mobile optimization, and the effective use of keywords...

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How Can We Achieve a Stress-Free Schedule in Our Practice? show art How Can We Achieve a Stress-Free Schedule in Our Practice?

Dental Drill Bits with Sandy Pardue

How can you take control over your schedule and make sure it's not running YOU? This episode peels back the layers to reveal the make-or-break role a scheduler plays in any thriving dental practice. Sandy passionately articulates how setting precise production goals and having a clear understanding of individual procedure timings can make all the difference. Michael and Sandy navigate the conversation to highlight the immense value of seamless team communication and overall organization in keeping a well-maintained, high-functioning schedule. Their shared experiences unfold in a treasure...

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Are you wasting your marketing dollars? Let’s face it, you are if you are either missing phone calls or letting new patient opportunities go through the phone.

In this episode Sandy lets you know exactly what barriers are coming up when it comes to answering the phone when a new patient calls and how we can break these barriers. She gives us 6 steps on how every single phone call should go. We also discuss what to say if someone asks “do you take my insurance” and what we should NOT be saying.

Sandy also gives us a bonus step towards the end!