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Does Your Dental Practice Make the Grade?

June 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

No matter how busy you may be in the daily grind of your dental practice it’s important to gather together as a team on a regular basis to determine how well your practice systems are working.

Jameson teams use the 25 systems of a dental practice that Jameson has pinpointed and they rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being poor; 10 being excellent.  Everyone rates the systems individually; then the group tallies their scores and studies the averages.  This acts as a measurement tool and a compass on where to focus your attention as a team for practice improvement and continuous growth.

Have you graded your practice lately?  Rate yourself on Jameson’s 25 systems:

  1. Improve Teamwork
  2. Discover Effective Communication
  3. Develop & Achieve Mission / Vision / Goals – Strategic Plan
  4. Understand Personnel Management
  5. Have Exceptional Team Meetings
  6. Provide Various Financing Options
  7. Manage Insurance Policies
  8. Experience Increased Collections
  9. Schedule Effectively
  10. Monitor Overhead Control / Fee Analysis
  11. Track Business Monitors/Monthly Graphs
  12. Enhance Your New Patient Experience
  13. Deliver Excellent Diagnoses / Treatment Plans/ Consultations
  14. Increase Treatment Coordination and Acceptance
  15. Utilize Full Use of Technology and Equipment
  16. Educate Patients
  17. Establish Clinical Efficiency / Ergonomics Systems
  18. Learn the Critical Factors of Documentation
  19. Implement an Advanced Hygiene Program
  20. Maximize Hygiene Retention
  21. Maintain Superior Levels of Sterilization / Infection Control
  22. Drive Patients to Your Practice Through Marketing / Practice Building
  23. Provide 5-Star Customer Service
  24. Build Specific Aspects of the Practice (i.e. – Cosmetic, Implant, Invisalign, etc.)
  25. Develop Leadership Skills

How did you do?  Now, focus your attention on the low scoring items and get your systems into alignment.  This is the first step in having a practice that runs like a well-oiled machine.  Visit today and take a more focused, online Rate Your Practice survey.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lalo // Jun 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Great article, Keep up the good work !


  • 2 Lalo // Jun 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Great article, Keep up the good work !


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