No other office management system influences practice success more than scheduling. It shapes everyone’s day and has a direct bearing on both productivity and stress levels. For these reasons, many dentists have adopted an “ideal day” work schedule template to guide their front desk coordinator in scheduling patients.
What you think of as a perfect day at the practice will differ in some ways from other doctors’ definitions, but they probably have certain characteristics in common: steady pace, smooth transitions, very few if any no-shows, low stress and high production. To experience days like this most of the time, follow these steps:
When you define your ideal day, it works like other performance targets… motivating you and your team to achieve it every day. Some days will still be less than ideal, but the overall results will be significantly better than if you continue using outdated scheduling techniques.
This resource was provided by Levin Group, a leading dental consulting firm that provides dentists innovative management and marketing systems that result in increased patient referrals, production and profitability, while lowering stress. Since 1985, dentists have relied on Levin Group dental consulting to increase production.
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