Did you know that hygiene can be very profitable? A solo practice with two full-time dental hygienists should see approximately 33% to 35% production from hygiene. There are many methods you can use to fill available time and increase minimum daily production to as much as $2,000 per hygienist.
Emphasize the Importance of Maintaining a Hygiene Schedule
Hygiene appointments are very important for every patient. Unfortunately, many people do not know that. They are more inclined to cancel or reschedule an appointment when they don’t think it’s medically necessary. Inform patients of the benefits and importance of maintaining a regular hygiene schedule. This will make them less likely to cancel.
Also, make sure your hygiene coordinator and hygienists also know the medical reasons for the appointment. This gives them the knowledge they need to communicate the importance of the visit to patients.
Train Staff on Proper Fees and Billing Procedures for Hygiene Appointments
You may be losing money on hygiene because of inaccurate billing. This is a common problem in many dental practices. Staff should know what procedures can be charged as well as which cannot. Training is essential to ensure that you receive the maximum allowable fee when getting paid by insurance companies.
Close Knowledge Gaps with SPS Hygiene Production Consulting
One of the best ways to maximize your hygiene production is with the help of pertinent information for you and your staff. Strategic Practice Solution’s comprehensive dental hygiene consulting program will teach staff how to encourage patients to show up to their appointments, increase acceptance of dental procedures, and grow your hourly production. Contact us today for a free assessment and to find out how to improve your hygiene production.