Why Optimizing Hygienists’ Productivity Matters at Your Dental Practice

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It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

How to Handle Higher Staffing Expenses at Your Dental Practice

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It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

How a Dental Practice Broker Can Help with the Pre-qualification Loan Process

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It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

What New Dentists Need to Know to Grow Their Practices

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It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

How Dental School Debt Compares to Medical School Debt

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It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

Meet Our Primary Charitable Partner: Give Back a Smile

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As a social impact company, Professional Transition Strategies (PTS) seeks out charitable partners committed improving the lives of others within communities across the country. That’s why PTS supports The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s Give Back a Smile (GBAS). Since starting a partnership in 2019, PTS has donated upward of $200,000 toward the mission of healing some of the effects of domestic and sexual violence by restoring the smiles of adults who have received dental injuries caused by an intimate partner, family member or due to sexual assault.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women — reportedly more than car accidents, muggings and sexual assault combined. In the United States, an estimated 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute. That equates to 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Victims of intimate partner violence lose 8,000,000 days of paid work, the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.

GBAS’ services are provided nationwide, and eligible program applicants are connected with volunteer dentists who restore their damaged smiles at no cost.

Since GBAS’ 1999 inception, more than 2,000 people have received life-changing smile restorations. On average, each GBAS recipient receives more than $10,000 in donated dental treatment. There are currently 150 survivors of domestic and sexual violence across the United States receiving Give Back a Smile services.

Surviving domestic violence is traumatic and can be a long journey of healing. Bruises and scars fade, but teeth cannot repair themselves. A restored smile can bring a sense of closure to the past abuse and helps increase self-confidence, self-esteem and employability. One program recipient describes her experience by saying, “GBAS has given me back my self-confidence and built my self-esteem back up. I am able to smile again and laugh without hiding behind my hands.”

“GBAS gave me back the dignity my abuser had robbed me of. I no longer look in the mirror and see a tarnished woman. I see a beautiful smile and light in that woman’s eyes.”

 

Dawn’s story

Dawn vividly remembers the day she left her abusive husband. She woke up in a hospital, skull fractured, ribs broken, face scarred. Her teeth were destroyed. She had lost everything — her job, her house, her self-respect. Her first three months of freedom, she slept on a mattress on the floor, still so fearful of her life that she faced the door with a loaded gun. Resilient by nature, Dawn spent months trying to rebuild her confidence, but when she looked in the mirror, she only saw her physical scars, reminders of a painful past. She only found jobs where she could stay hidden, covering up her facial scars with makeup, always putting her hand over her mouth to hide what once was a confident smile. She was ashamed of the way she looked.

Dawn’s smile was restored by GBAS and the impact on her life was enormous.

Learn more reasons why it’s important to give back to the dental community.

How to Leverage Equity Arbitrage in the Sale of Your Dental Practice

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It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

How to Scale a Dental Practice

dental tools

It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

How to Motivate Your Dental Practice Staff

dental tools

It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.

How a Buyer Can Find the Perfect Dental Practice

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It’s no secret hiring and retaining quality hygienists during a staffing shortage is top of mind these days. But how does that affect your dental practice’s bottom line and, ultimately, a valuation of your business leading up to an eventual transition? Here’s how to optimize your hygienists’ patient care and productivity with these end goals in mind.

Streamline front office work

Before patients even see a hygienist, your front office staff should be taking steps to optimize their schedules. This includes working on a recall schedule, confirming appointments and establishing a protocol for cancellations, perhaps through the use of cloud-based dental practice management software. However, keep in mind that rescheduling appointments to meet your office’s needs is not ideal. Above all, front office staff should conduct these measures while being attentive to patients’ questions, concerns and needs.

Evaluate equipment

Part of a smooth workflow includes making sure your staff is using the most efficient tools and technology. Bonus points: This provides a higher quality of care for your patients, leading to a better overall experience. Ask your team if there are any upgrades you could make that would benefit their workload, including something as seemingly minor as poor lighting or uncomfortable chairs and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand workloads

The best way to make improvements to a hygienist’s workload is to understand what goes into their day-to-day. A good hygienist is likely taking the time to understand a patient’s dental concerns, so consider how you could better support that role. Would hiring a hygiene assistant to handle data collection, handoffs and operatory preparation help with overall productivity?

Assess compensation

A paycheck goes beyond making a living wage these days. Imagine the message you are sending if your hygienists aren’t being paid for no-shows or open appointments in the middle of the day. At the same time, you don’t want your hygienists to feel as though they are on the verge of burnout, aren’t able to take small breaks throughout the day and don’t have the time to make connections with patients. What other ways could you incentivize and motivate hygienists to produce the highest-quality work while contributing to their job satisfaction?

What’s next?

There are so many factors that go into your dental practice’s bottom line as it relates to a valuation. Contact the experts at Professional Transition Strategies to learn more ways to keep your dental practice on top of its game.