It's been another 7500 miles and I know I need to take my car in for a tune-up! Thankfully I get a loaner vehicle so I don't have any major interruptions in my work and personal life. I also trust the dealership where I take my car and that's important to me.
What about you? Do you take your car in for regular maintenance? And most importantly, what about your dental practice? When is the last time you have even looked at your Key Performance Indicators?
The real difference with the analogy of tuning up a car vs. tuning up a Dental practice is that your Dental Practice produces income! So, every hour that you are under-performing, it is costing you Production! The sad part; unless you look, you don't know how much you are losing!
Is your dental hygiene department humming along? Is it running at 30% of your practice production? Have your systems and processes lost their edge?
Listen to this Podcast with Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS and Howard Farran, DDS, MBA and discover how you can get a tune-up on your dental hygiene department.
(the link is listed below)
When we look under the hood, what we discover is that most dental practices have a dental hygiene department that is running at 10% of the total practice profits.
Ready to Look Under the Hood?
Click the link below to get Your Dental Hygiene Check-up! I promise you, it will be worth it even if you are at 100,000 miles today.
Link to your hygiene department tune-up: SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT HERE
ABOUT DEBBIE SEIDEL-BITTKE, RDH, BS
Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, is a former clinical assistant from the University of Southern California and co-taught the senior dental students Practice Management course until the school went to a PBL learning format.
In 2000, she founded Dental Practice Solutions and works with dental practices world-wide to:
- create profitable and sustainable dental hygiene departments
- known for reactivating and retaining patients for dental practices world-wide
- organically grow new patient numbers
When this message is embraced by the team, practice profitability will grow organically and:
- patients will say “YES” to treatment
Dental Practice Solutions will create:
- This means doctor can come to the office to do their job as Dentist not manage people
- sustainable dental hygiene departments throughout the world
- a “team-driven” practice, where the employees feel like leaders vs. employees
In 2007, Debbie wrote the accreditation for a dental hygiene program in Portland, Oregon and spear-headed the build-out of the college, wrote the curriculum, hired the team of professor’s and purchased all equipment, etc., etc.