3 Steps to Reduce Risky Payment Behavior

Keeping your practice and patient data safe is an important part of running a dental practice, whether you are accepting payments or managing records. With so many changes to technology, how can you and your practice and team stay up-to-date on best practices for data?

Join dental industry expert Kevin Henry in a conversation with security expert Heather Mark, PhD, CCEP. They will discuss three easy ways to protect your practice from data exposures or breaches. Topics will include the biggest risk factors for dental practices and how to build strong defenses to minimize exposure. Every participant will receive a Sikka Payment Guide to Compliance.

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3 Changes You Can Make in 2020 to Get Paid Faster

The new decade has arrived and if you are like the rest of us, you likely have big goals and dreams for your practice in 2020. Running a dental practice, one of the biggest challenges you face is getting your patients to pay on time. When and how you ask for payments can have a huge impact on the likelihood of you getting paid quickly.

Join dental industry expert Kevin Henry in a conversation with payments expert Don Apgar, of Sphere, as they discuss strategies to encourage and enable patients to pay on time. Tactics will include when to ask for the payment, providing convenient payment methods, and best practices for tracking and reconciling payments in your practice management system. Start 2020 strong with these simple changes to help drive timely patient payments and improve your practice cash flow.

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Podcast: Top 5 Statistics All Dentists Should Know

Welcome back to the Sikka Software Podcast! Here at Sikka we are passionate about bringing you tools and solutions that benefit your patients and your practice.

Today, we’ll be giving you the breakdown of five key metrics that all dentists should know in order to make sure that their practice is maintaining profitability and serving all patients effectively. Utilizing these statistics will help practices run more efficiently and help providers better serve their patients.

Number One: No Shows to Appointments. If you’re getting a high amount of no shows relative to appointments, the problem may not be with the patient. A high amount of no shows means that a practice needs to look at their communication practices. We consider more than 1 in 100 appointments being no shows to be abnormal. Be sure to send reminder messages to your patients prior to their scheduled appointment times on a medium where they’re likely to see it.

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Podcast: Patient Mobilizer

Hi, welcome back to another episode of the Sikka Software podcast. Today we’re going to talk about using technology to enable closer doctor-patient relationships.

A strong doctor-patient relationship is crucial to ensuring positive health outcomes for your patients. A study by Health Services Research confirmed what common sense long suspected, that patients who feel that they have a strong relationship with their provider are more active in managing their own health. Psychology has long known that likability is a strong motivator in ensuring compliance. When patients like their providers, they are more likely to follow the provider’s advice and will have better health overall. Patients will also develop a sense of loyalty to their practice.

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Podcast: Sikka Success Score – An Authoritative Peer Benchmark for Retail Healthcare

Hi everyone, welcome back to the Sikka Software Podcast. Here at Sikka we are passionate about bringing you tools and solutions that benefit your patients AND your practice. Today we are going to introduce you a powerful benchmarking index available on our Practice Optimizer and Practice Mobilizer – The Sikka Success Score.  As a practitioner, you can benefit from the score by comparing your own performance to other practices across the country, identifying areas that could use improvement, and building actionable growth plans. We will also give you a view of how this Score is calculated.

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Webinar: 3 Ways to Grow Your Dental Practice with Facebook

Patients are using Facebook every day to share information and connect. Many are online right now, looking for a dentist. You can harness Facebook’s power to reach patients in your area with just a few simple actions. 

Join Kevin Henry in an interview with Creighton Wong from Digital Marketer MD as they discuss three easy ways to kick-start the growth of your dental practice using simple tools like Facebook Messenger. Don’t miss out on maximizing your reach with this ubiquitous platform. 

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Podcast: How Data Science Benefits Healthcare Practices

Become a data-driven practice to boost your revenue. To learn more, listen to the podcast or read a transcript of the audio.

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Podcast: Boost Your Practice Revenue by Increasing Your Patient Referrals

Patient referrals are vital to practice growth! Boost your revenue by referring more patients. To learn more, listen to the podcast or read a transcript of the audio.

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