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Guidelines for Practice Success

How effectively-and efficiently-does your practice manage the day-to-day elements of running a business? The ADA’s Guidelines for Practice SuccessTM (GPSTM) can help you navigate the road to success.

Guidelines for Practice Success

Running a successful dental practice presents new challenges every day. The ADA’s Guidelines for Practice SuccessTM delivers the resources you need to achieve your practice goals.

3f. Touring the Practice
If time allows, take patients on a tour of the practice before they are escorted back to the operatory. If ... Read More
3c. Reception Area and Office Decor
Your office décor communicates your attitude towards patients, your philosophy of dental practice, and ... Read More
3d. The Patient's First Visit
The patient’s first visit to your practice sets the tone for the future of the relationship. A positive ... Read More
3e. Patient Registration and Forms
Request the necessary insurance data and a photo identification when you provide the patient with the ... Read More
3a. Phone Calls from Prospective Patients
Even though people are doing more from their computers, phones and tablets, a phone call is still likely to ... Read More
3g. Meeting the Doctor
Have a team member escort the patient to an operatory as soon as possible once the forms are completed and ... Read More
3b. Office Hours and Time Management
Every patient deserves the best care you can offer. While it might be tempting to schedule as many patients ... Read More
2a. The Patient Experience: What it is and Why it Matters
Your ability to communicate with patients impacts their perception of your practice. Managing that perception ... Read More
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