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Alitta Boechler, AuD, MBA
Alitta Boechler is a marketing manager at Sikka Software. She holds a Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. You can contact her at [email protected] or (408) 359-3014. For more information about The Practice Optimizer Company® please visit https://www.sikkasoft.com/dental/sikka-apps/practice-optimizer-dental/
5 steps to building your practice brand
5 steps to building your practice brand
As a dentist you regularly interface with your patients and your community, making you a public figure and the target of online and offline discussion. How patients discuss you, in a good or bad light, can be strongly influenced by you and your team. In essence, much of their opinion of you is shaped by how you present yourself and your practice — and whether they agree that you live up to those expectations.
5 ways to stop revenue-killing attrition in your dental practice
5 ways to stop revenue-killing attrition in your dental practice
Attrition is devastating to a practice, and not for the reason most practitioners think. Many assume that they are only losing revenue from one patient, and that there is always another new patient around the corner to make up the difference. However, loss of patients not only results in revenue loss but also in added expenses in marketing and onboarding new patients so the practice can maintain patient flow.
Trends in hygiene care from 2008-2015
Trends in hygiene care from 2008-2015
This article will focus on these care providers and the value they bring to the dental practice. Data includes hygienist gross revenue, net revenue compared to scheduled production and number of patients seen monthly. Trends are measured over the last eight years to give a comprehensive look at the hygienist’s role in the dental practice.
Trends in hygiene care from 2008-2015
This article will focus on these care providers and the value they bring to the dental practice. Data includes hygienist gross revenue, net revenue compared to scheduled production and number of patients seen monthly. Trends are measured over the last eight years to give a comprehensive look at the hygienist’s role in the dental practice.
The latest revenue data for dental practices across the nation
The latest revenue data for dental practices across the nation
This article will discuss national trends such as average gross revenue and collections in private dental practices, focusing on the widening gap between the revenue due and the actual dollar amount that is collected by the practice for services and products.
5 ways to tell if dental benefit plans are failing your practice and patients
5 ways to tell if dental benefit plans are failing your practice and patients
Because each dental practice is unique in how and where they are located and plans can vary widely in fee schedules, it is difficult to understand when plans are negatively affecting your patients and your practice.
5 ways for your dental practice to keep its momentum
5 ways for your dental practice to keep its momentum
Change takes time commitment and perseverance. The good news is that, whatever change you want to make, building a plan and setting mile markers will help you keep on track.
The latest fee data for 18 popular procedure codes
The latest fee data for 18 popular procedure codes
Keeping your fee schedules up-to-date is imperative to keeping your practice healthy. There are many important factors to take into account including geography, your patients, how you practice and data from other practices in your area. However, quality data on fees in your zip code can be challenging to find—so Sikka Software did the work for you.
5 things to remember when making changes
5 things to remember when making changes
Welcome to 2016. It’s a new year, and you probably have some changes you want to make. Some of those changes may even be in your practice. Whether you want to make small changes, like how you answer the phone, or large changes, like how you manage clinical workflow, a plan is necessary to both enact and sustain change.
Dental insurance: An untapped source of cash flow
Dental insurance: An untapped source of cash flow
Billions of dollars in dental insurance benefits are left unused every year. These benefits can be used for both general maintenance care as well as dental procedures, like root canals or emergency procedures. According to Forbes, only three percent of patients use all of their dental benefits annually, indicating that there is a significant dollar amount of benefits left untapped at the end of December.