We are excited to announce that in this upcoming issue of Benco Dental‘s Incisal Edge, DPS’s own Greg Beck will be featured as a guest post discussing suggestions for dentists who implement the Private Dental Plan, In Office Dental Plan that DPS has been administering for almost two decades.
Dental Practice Services, Inc.
Our method of dental coverage administration is changing the dental industry for the better. By catering to the needs of doctors and their patients, rather than those of the insurance companies, our Private Dental Plan™ provides benefits that, for many, are simply too good to pass up. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the greatest benefits given to your patients, followed by those that are made with doctors in mind.
Wins For Your Patients:
With a Private Dental Plan™ your patients can expect to receive immediate and personalized service. With dental insurance, patients often have to wait for approval before getting the care they may urgently need. Self-administered, this plan also allows dental offices to offer patients access to dental coverage who may otherwise not have the opportunity or the ability to afford otherwise. By joining your in-house plan, patients can receive real value for their monthly payment, accepting higher costing dental services.
Wins For You and Your Practice:
If you thought that a Private Dental Plan™ was beneficial to your patients, just wait until you see what it can do for your practice. Perhaps most importantly, your plan will allow you to retain patients and keep the earnings that are usually paid to the insurance company to administer the plan. As a result, three very important things happen. First, more patients accept the treatment you recommend, placing a higher value on your chair time and adding revenue to your bottom line.
Secondly, more patients return to your practice. By signing up for your plan, loyal patients commit to your practice for the long term. Now, they can be loyal to you, rather than their insurance company.
And finally, a Private Dental Plan™ will help increase your practice’s income without increasing your headaches. As you keep most of the monthly membership fees and begin to perform more dentistry, you’ll see your profits rise without having to negotiate with insurance companies. If after reading this blog, you’ve decided that a Private Dental Plan™ sounds exactly like what your patients and your practice may need, give our team a call at (913) 851-3039. We can discuss what your next steps are and find the options that work best for your unique needs. In the meantime, you can learn more about us and this amazing plan online at https://inofficedentalplans.com/. We look forward to hearing from you.
Costly dental insurance can be a major obstacle between your patients and the care they need. If you’re anything like us, you want to change this. With a Private Dental Plan™ from Dental Practice Services, you can help alleviate this problem and provide more care to more patients.
Because a Private Dental Plan™ allows you to administer care immediately, patients don’t have to wait for their symptoms to worsen, and can get help right away. Allowing you to provide patients with treatments they would otherwise neglect, our program has major benefits for both your practice as well as your patients.
As patients learn more about your in-house coverage, they’ll also be able to visit you more frequently and recommend their family, friends, and coworkers to you. As your patient base grows, so too does your ability to help more cases and become a better dentist in the process.
Beyond the physical health benefits, A Private Dental Plan™ also allows you to provide your patients and your staff with something equally as valuable: peace of mind. Because you can customize a dental coverage plan to meet the needs of the dental practice, both patients and your staff always know exactly how much of their treatment is covered.
Your self-administered dental service plan gives you the ability to offer solutions to your patients. By helping patients and dentistry, a Private Dental Plan™ can expand your ability to provide care for those who need it and improve more lives every day.
To get started on creating a dental plan of your own contact our team and learn more.
A Private Dental Plan™ from Dental Practice Services is different than dental insurance plans. How?
Offering a self-administered dental coverage plan is easy for both you and your patients. Our clients find the program easy to run and enjoy the benefits of providing a plan that is available immediately to patients and doesn’t need to have benefits pre-approved. Always knowing what is available for the patient is a great bonus too.
If you decide to offer a Private Dental Plan™, our team provides your office with all the material needed to operate a plan. We furnish patient’s brochures that include applications and training for your front office and team. We also assist you in the administration of the program, including reporting and collecting of membership fees. For many of our clients, it feels as though we’ve become an extension of their staff.
We are always available to answer any questions you may have and meet with you initially to walk new patients and yourself through the process until you are comfortable administering your plan.
Our plan is designed to be easy for any office that wishes to offer a self-administered plan, unlike some insurance plans. We will give you all the tools you need to succeed.
With a Private Dental Plan™ your practice will benefit immensely from increased treatment acceptance, higher patient retention rates, and increased income. Contact us today to get started.
When patients can’t afford your care, it often prevents them from receiving the treatments they need to stay healthy. A Private Dental Plan™ can help your patients afford dental care, in turn allowing you to spend more time doing dentistry, and spend less time worried about insurance issues.
One of the major benefits of a Private Dental Plan™ is that it allows you to pick coverage for your own practice, based on your needs. Because of this, you always know exactly what is covered under your plan, and what is not. No longer do you and your team have to waste time trying to understand what treatment options are covered by insurance companies. With all that extra time, you’ll be able to see more patients and do more dentistry.
Another aspect of a Private Dental Plan™ that you may enjoy is its helpfulness in retaining patients. When your patients return again and again for the care they know they can afford, you’ll have a thriving practice, where great dentistry is done every day.
Easy to administer, a Private Dental Plan™ also helps your staff decrease their load and focus on what’s actually important, caring for your patients. When your team can spend more time with your patients, it allows you to be properly prepped for each interaction and grow your practice.
Because patients will know they can afford the care you provide, they will accept treatment that they would otherwise neglect. This acceptance, of course, means that you’ll be doing more of the dentistry you want to do.
This list by no means covers all the benefits a Private Dental Plan™ can bring to you and your practice. To learn more, or to get started on a plan of your own, contact our team today.
When doctors hear about a Private Dental Plan™, they often first consider how it could be of benefit to their patients. While this thought process is a testament to the quality of care they provide, it does not do justice to the benefits the same plan can have on the entirety of their practice.
Increased Patient Retention
With a Private Dental Plan™, patients will be confident that you truly care for them and that they can afford that care. This confidence means that they will return to your practice time and again when in need of dental services. As they become members of your in-office plan, they’ll want to return and receive regular exams too. When more patients return to your practice, it allows your practice to grow at amazing rates, allowing you to do more of what you love: great dentistry.
Treatment Acceptance Rates
That same Private Dental Plan™ will also have patients accepting the care that they truly need more frequently. You’ll be able to stick to the treatment plans you prescribe and do all the dentistry that you want to do.
Because your team will be able to work together to know what is covered under the plan, explain the benefits to patients, and provide the care needed, they will be able to be a more cohesive unit. Not only will our team teach your staff how to work together to administer your Private Dental Plan™, but we’ll also provide ongoing support for when you need it most.
When you offer your own Private Dental Plan™ you keep more of your hard earned profits and you help your practice become more successful. It’s really as simple as that. Contact our team today and get started on a plan of your own and a more successful practice.
Practices that offer a Private Dental Plan™ at an affordable monthly level are effectively increasing the number of insured patients that visit their offices. According to the National Association of Dental Plans, 74 million Americans have no dental coverage. That’s nearly a quarter of the population.
By introducing a Private Dental Plan™ to your patients and prospective patients, you’re covering a market need. And when you provide a patient who was previously uncovered with a private plan, you change the way he or she thinks about dental treatment. Here’s how.
Treatments Are More Affordable
Patients with no coverage proceed with caution when they go to the dentist, if they go at all. Many feel that they can’t afford anything more than the cost of a cleaning. Consequently, they remain highly skeptical of any other potential treatments their healthcare practitioners suggest.
When patients have access to a Private Dental Plan™ , however, they’re less intimidated by the prospect of dental procedures and restorative work. They know that their plans will cover part or all of the care. This allows them to consider the merits of treatments in a way that isn’t clouded by the fear of owing great sums of money.
Simply put, patients on a Private Dental Plan™ are going to be more open to the types of dental care that go beyond the twice-a-year-cleaning model. They’ll listen to their dentists and seriously consider the positive impact of certain procedures without flinching at the thought of spending more money.
Patients Will Want Maximum Value for Their Monthly Payments
Once a patient is on your Private Dental Plan™, they will view their oral healthcare in a whole new way. Instead of primarily caring about spending the least amount of money possible, they will think more about how to get the best possible value out of their plans.
Patients on a monthly plan will want to take advantage of it—especially when the health and longevity of their teeth and gums are at stake. With monthly payments established, they’ll be less fearful of spending on their teeth and more focused on what treatments they can now afford. A Private Dental Plan™ transforms patient psychology in a way that benefits both them
and your dental practices. No longer fretting over having to pay the full cost of every procedure out-of-pocket, your patients will become more interested in getting the best possible oral healthcare at prices they know they can afford. Get started on creating your own Private Dental Plan™ and contact our office today.
Dental insurance can be very expensive these days. Many Americans lack coverage altogether, and as a result, may avoid your office altogether. A Private Dental Plan™ can give those patients the ability to visit your office for affordable care. As you are well aware, more patients mean a greater income for your practice. Below, we’ll discuss the specifics of how a Private Dental Plan™ can boost your practice’s income and leave you in a better financial position than insurance coverage.
A primary benefit of using a Private Dental Plan™ is that both you and the patient know exactly what is covered under the plan. Because you have the option to choose what your plan covers, you can inform your patients exactly how their care will be covered. When patients know for certain that they have coverage, they are far more likely to accept the treatment plan you have created, meaning more profits for your business.
Eliminating the MiddleMan
Dental insurance is paying your office less every year. By using a Private Dental Plan™ you allow your practice to keep more of the profits from treatment, while also reducing costs for your patients. Insurance companies require profits of their own, and create them through overcharging patients, underpaying your practice, or a combination of both. Avoid the hassle of insurance claims and offer your own Private Dental Plan™.
When your patients know that you cover their care, they are likely to return to your practice whenever they are in need of dentistry. A Private Dental Plan™ gives your patients the opportunity to visit your practice regularly at an affordable rate. Beyond the beneficial financial aspect this presents, it also creates a relationship with your patients built on trust and care. When you’re a trusted resource in your community, the profits come in both financial rewards as well as emotional ones.
A Private Dental Plan™ from Dental Practice Services enhances the doctor/patient relationship by allowing patients to receive dental coverage without 3rd party intervention such as insurance. Experience the benefits of a Private Dental Plan™ for yourself and contact our office today.
New patients boost your income and can seem like the most important part of your practice. However, if those new patients never return again, their benefit to your practice is extremely minimal. How can you keep your patients coming back for more?
Appointment Reminders and Confirmations:
When our patients book their appointments six months in advance, they can begin to forget where your office is located, much less that they have an appointment with a specific time and date. Make sure you send reminders to your patients about when you expect to see them. You can offer multiple communication methods, from emails to text messages and even good old fashioned mail. Whichever method you decide, your patients will appreciate the reminder, and you’ll appreciate the bump in appointments.
Waiting Room Woes:
If your waiting room looks like something out of a horror movie, patients who spend any amount of time there are going to form a negative opinion about your practice. Investing some time and money to this important part of your practice will be well worth it. Waiting rooms with character can add a warm personal feeling to your practice that it might not otherwise have.
Spend some time in your waiting room and see how you feel afterwards. Notice the things that could be improved about the experience and try to implement those changes to the best of your ability. Your patients will thank you by continuing to choose your practice.
Many dentists like to focus on targeting new patients with their marketing. As important and useful as this is, there’s something to be said for marketing to your existing patients as well. Invite them to join you on social media, or subscribe to a monthly newsletter. Marketing is a great way to stay fresh and relevant in the minds of your clientele. Developing a lasting relationship with your patients is what marketing is all about.
You Don’t Have A Private Dental Plan:
Dental insurance is becoming continuously harder for patients to keep. For many, dental care is just too expensive. By offering a Private Dental Plan, you help patients afford your care. This means they’ll say yes to your treatment and that they’ll continue to come back to your office year after year.
Stop losing your patients. Get a Private Dental Plan from Dental Practice Services, Inc. Call our office today for more information and get started designing your custom plan immediately.
Traditional dental insurance is becoming more expensive and harder to keep for the average American. This could mean a decline in patients for you and your practice. However, if you had an affordable option for your patients, you could more easily retain current patients and attract new ones all while getting people the care they need. That option is a Private Dental Plan™ from Dental Practice Services, Inc.
The purpose of the Private Dental Plan™ program is to help the patient receive immediate and personalized service while allowing you, the dentist, to maintain profitability. By helping patients and helping dentistry, we offer the best alternative to overpriced dental insurance. These plans make dental care affordable and possible for families, individuals, and seniors. It also means that you won’t have to wait for payment, deal with the hassle of insurance companies, or miss out on a profitable case due to a patient’s inability to pay for their care.
In short, creating a customized Private Dental Plan from Dental Practice Services, Inc. is the best decision your practice will ever make. Not only will it increase treatment acceptance, patient retention and practice income, but it will also show your patients that you care about them, tying them to your practice for years to come through a bond of loyalty.
To get started on creating a plan designed for you, contact our office today and reap the benefits of a Private Dental Plan™ for yourself.