Marketing your practice to attract patients and convincing them to return to you for quality care are two distinct challenges. One key part of patient retention is patient satisfaction, but it can be a hard metric to measure.
The Fit 4 Prevention Mindset: 3) Healthy patients need you too! Help them protect their whole mouth health – for lasting peace of mind. Make ‘healthy patients’ central to your dental team’s work. Not only do they represent regular customers for preventive procedures – if satisfied, they could also become the most passionate recommenders of your dental practice.
Donating your time and expertise to a volunteer dental clinic can be one of the most rewarding aspects of dentistry. It can also be intimidating at times. I have had opportunities to volunteer at a variety of different clinics and schools, and it has given me the chance to meet some selfless dental professionals, to treat some extremely grateful patients and to help underserved people in my community.
As dental professionals, we are at an increased risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) due to our repetitive motions and the demands on our hands. CTS is a serious diagnosis for dental professionals, given how precise their hands must be to treat their patients. Read about how to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).