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5 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice - Part 5

5 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice - Part 5

Well, this are my thoughts on the final 5 of Gary Brown's 25 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice, which was part of the keynote address he presented to the Irish Dental Association's practice management seminar last month. Once again, I reckon these are ones that would wait until you've sorted out the others at the top of the list, but all the same, they are the details on a very smooth operation.

1. Successful Dental Practices Make Use of Their Voicemail and Call-Waiting Messages

A missed call doesn't need to be a missed opportunity. Having an answer phone or call waiting message ...

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Invisible braces in Swords

Invisible braces in Swords

Working in a busy orthodontics practice, I find that there are plenty of people who would like a great smile and like their teeth to be straight, but many of them don't want to wear braces -particularly grown-ups with jobs that involve dealing with people. The main reason is the visual impact, the appearance of the braces. So Swords Orthodontics has a variety of treatment options that enable you to have straighter teeth, but without drawing too much attention to how you get there. We provide Damon Clear braces in Swords, which are tooth coloured and ...

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The Next 5 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice

Here are some more ideas and observations from the Irish Dental Association's 2014 practice management seminar and particularly Gary Brown's keynote address on building relationships with your patient base.

1. Successful Dental Practices Hand Out Referral Packs and Leaflets

People always listen to their friends first – regardless of what they read on Google or in the yellow pages – so handing out referral packs to your patients is a good idea. When somebody asks your patient if they know any good dentists, your practice will be in pole position in their mind.

The endorsement of a happy patient will speak volumes for your credibility; an advert can say whatever the writer wants ...

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Looking for Invisalign in Swords, Co Dublin?

Invisalign at Swords Orthodontics - when you don't want to wear braces, but you do want a nicer smile

You might have heard about Invisalign on TV or Radio - they even sponsored a comedy channel at one stage. This is a new approach to straightening teeth to give you a nicer smile. Instead of attaching braces to your teeth directly, a computer makes a series of almost invisible removable appliances (called "aligners") that you can take in and out as needed and they move your teeth to a better position.

You wear these aligners in a special sequence, and they move ...

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Protect your smile with a mouthguard!

You might have heard that the GAA have made it compulsory to wear mouth protection when playing Gaelic sports, and I think that in the future people will look back at this as one of the great landmarks in advancing Dental Health - and it wasn't done by a government policy, it's a voluntary organisation that's big enough to have a national influence and popular enough that people will accept its rules.

Swords Orthodontics were fortunate to have Harold Everton take a break from his tough training schedule to give us a special message about gum shields. If you play ...

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Another 5 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice

Another 5 Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice

More thoughts arising after Gary Brown's keynote presentation to the Irish Dental Association early in 2014. His talk was on maintaining your base of patients and building loyalty. 

1. Successful Dental Practices Have Educational Material in the Office

By telling your patients what to look out for in terms of dental health and disease and dental hygiene, you gain their trust. Instead of looking like the dentist who wants to make the most money from their patients, you show the patients that you put their health first. The funny thing is, when your patients are actively interested in their oral health, you'll probably see ...

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5 More Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice

5 More Characteristics of a Successful Dental Practice

So following the 2014 Irish Dental Association's management seminar, I thought I'd summarise some more thoughts from Gary Brown's excellent keynote address on engaging with patients, offering them value and building loyalty.

1. Successful Dental Practices keep a Neat and Tidy Office

“In a world of chaos, most people crave order.” - Michael E. Gerber, The E-Myth Revisited

As well as giving your practice the professional image it deserves, your patients will be grateful for an organised office. A cluttered environment will bring unnecessary stress and tension among both patients and staff. By organising your office, not only do you create a more relaxing environment, you'll ...

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