Good Signs Abound: “Insightful” Newsletter #2, May 2021

For this month’s installment of Insightful, we’re taking a look at how dental production for the first four months of 2021 compares to the same period for 2019 – before we could even have imagined the pandemic.

From Sikka’s Industry Trends page, here’s production across the entire United States over the past three calendar years:

2021 is the green line, while 2019 is the yellow line. Look at just how closely they’re tracking over the past month and a half. The lines are almost on top of each other for the most recent week! (Obviously, 2020 was far different.)

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Introducing Sikka Insights’ Data Newsletter, “Insightful”

On the first Wednesday of each month, we’ll send you this short newsletter highlighting just a bit of what can be found on our Industry Trends platform.

COVID Trends

While the U.S. remains locked in a race between vaccinations and variants, the difference between today and one year ago today is stark. In the dental industry, there is no clearer numeric accounting of this than in the year-over-year change, just updated yesterday, in various categories of procedures performed. This is because last year’s comparison week was the start of the Covid shutdown, and practices have largely recovered, as the two charts in this email show (click them to see larger versions).

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Sikka Launches SikkaPay 3.0, Simplifying Patient Payments in the Era of Social Distancing

SikkaPay delivers innovations for social distancing while paying at the practice, QR codes for convenience, and a mobile application for patient engagement

“SikkaPay has been one of the most efficient ways to take control of our finances…enabling our patients to pay quickly and improving our collections by 15%.”— Roy Reynolds, Business Manager of Nova Family Dentistry

SANTA CLARA, CA, USA, October 29, 2020 — Sikka Software, a market leader in advancing retail healthcare connectivity, applications and insights, today announced the launch of SikkaPay 3.0. Available now for a wide range of healthcare practices, including dental and veterinary, this new payment solution builds upon the success of the current offering with the easiest-to-use payment options for patients and pet owners to pay at the practice or on the go.

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Delight Your Customers and Save Money – How Two Practices Are Winning with SikkaPay

Please join our webinar hosted by Rory Byrne, GM of Fintech at Sikka, in conversation with Roy Reynolds, Business Manager of Nova Family Dentistry of Tyrone, and Edward Hartzog, GM of Denmark Dentistry. Our guest speakers will share their experiences of SikkaPay and how it has helped them to delight their customers, grow revenues, and save money during these challenging times. Learn how text2pay and web2pay have increased collections by over 15% over the last 6 months. In addition, we will demo some of the new product features of SikkaPay with personalized strategies for helping your customers to migrate to mobile payment channels and pay you faster.

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4 Ways to Increase your Practice Revenue

Please join our webinar “4 Ways to Increase your Practice Revenue” hosted by Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, in conversation with Vincent Cardillo, President & CEO of Maeva Dental Advisors, and Harold Gornbein, Partner of Apex Reimbursement.

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We will uncover 4 areas of revenue optimization within your practice you may be overlooking.

Vincent Cardillo is the founder and leader of Maeva Advisors, formerly Dental Management Innovations, LLC, a provider of outsourced C-Suite services to dental groups and aspiring groups, and to investment professionals looking to make an investment in a Dental Service Organization. Vincent is a proven industry leader with over 17 years of experience in leadership/partner roles in three dental practice management companies.

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Maximizing Practice Cash as the Dental Industry Rebound Gains Momentum

The dental industry is experiencing a U-shaped recovery, with the average practice in many states already exceeding pre-shutdown levels of production and patient visits. Following 3 months of limited production, this rapid increase combined with the new hygiene and patient protocols, can put a strain on practice cash. 

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Please join us for the webinar hosted by Vincent Cardillo, President & CEO of Maeva Dental Advisors, in conversation with Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they provide insight into the latest rebound numbers for the dental industry and share best practices on how to maximize your practice’s cash efficiently.

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5 Tips to Take Payments While Social Distancing

Please join the webinar hosted by Ryne Natzke, Vice President of Strategic Accounts/Healthcare at Sphere in conversation with Rory Byrne, General Manager of Fintech at Sikka, as they show you practical tips to help you adapt the ways you take patient payments to align with social distancing.

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Ryne Natzke, Vice President of Strategic Accounts/Healthcare at Sphere, is responsible for managing Sphere’s healthcare strategy and largest, strategic accounts across Sphere’s key verticals, including both large merchants and software partners. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the health IT world and has worked at or with many of the leading players in healthcare.

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Rebound Data for Dental Practices

Attend Sikka’s 3rd in the series of COVID-19 related webinars on the dental industry. With our unique insight into dental industry production trends, from nearly 10,000 opt-in practices, we will be discussing how the dental industry is rebounding, and what the future holds. View the interactive rebound map at Covid-19-Rebound.

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Join Marko Vujicic, Chief Economist of the ADA Health Policy Institute and Kevin Henry, Thought Leader and Editor of Dr. Bicuspid, in conversation with Rory Byrne of Sikka Software, as they share data and insights on how dental practices are starting to regrow their businesses, state by state, while dealing with the new protocols and procedures required in this challenging environment.

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