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Aging AR: How to Recover and Bring in More For Your Practice

Every dental practice understands the importance of a healthy cash flow. But let's face it: Chasing down unpaid bills is no one's favorite thing to do and can be uncomfortable. Aging accounts receivable and unpaid patient balances can quickly become a financial monster, hindering your ability to invest in equipment, grow your staff, or even keep the lights on.

So, how do you tackle this challenge without turning patients into adversaries? The key lies in a proactive approach that combines effective communication, streamlined processes, and strategic collection methods.

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Flex Features: Why Open Dental Practices Should Take a Close Look at Flex Dental for Their Patient Communications

The creation of Flex Dental was the result of a practice using Open Dental that wanted to improve the overall experience of patients, staff, and providers. Since its inception, Flex has added many features and processes designed to help practices get the most value out of their Open Dental practice management software.

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Tips to Help Fill Your Dental Recruitment Gap

Tips to Help Fill Your Dental Recruitment Gap

It’s no secret that many dental practices are challenged with staffing issues. According to data from the State of the Dental Economy - Q3 2022 Update webinarhosted by the ADA's Health Policy Institute (HPI), the latest recruitment numbers indicate that more than a third of practices polled are currently recruiting for a hygienist or assistant and that the number of jobs in dental offices was at an all-time high, with a change of +4.8% from prepandemic levels.

Dental practices face the task of keeping their staff happy AND effective, no easy feat in today’s environment. The battle for talent has turned fierce as staff members consider greater compensation and enticing perks from competitive practices. With patients returning in droves, staff shortages can have an impact on the patient experience and their retention. So, how can you compete for talent? Here are four ways to make your dental practice more appealing to existing staff and prospective employees.

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