This article speaks about how you can use some high technology and some not so high technology tools and techniques to help you uncover and recover profitability in your practice. For readers who wish to get other articles, please write to . In the past articles we have discussed four reclaims: Profitability, patients, control and peace of mind. We have also discussed fee optimization, patient demographics analysis, and patient reactivations. In this article we will see what the real time trends are telling us about the treatments we present, the recall effectiveness, the production per visit and production of dentists and hygienists. We will discuss how 2010 is showing some mixed signs in the last 3 months.
Healthcare industry including dental and medical are slowest to get into a recession and slowest to get out of a recession. That is what we have been told. While we are in the middle of one of the greatest recessions in a century, what we can do to help our businesses, and reduce our stress levels is the focus of this article series. In this article we will start by sharing with you some basic facts based on national trends from over 5,700 practices that we are monitoring.+*0+*