Dental Practice Services, Inc.

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In-House Dental Plans | About the American Dental Alliance and the In-office Dental Plan

Private Dental Plans

When dental insurance prices increased, and employers stopped offering dental coverage to their employees, there was a major need for a different type of dental plan. Insurance companies began asking for high premiums or rejecting claims altogether

leaving many people with high expenses or no dental coverage at all. This is what inspired Dental Practice Services, Inc to offer our own private dental plan with the help of an alliance of dentists across the Kansas City metro area.

What is the American Dental Alliance?

The American Dental Alliance is a group of more than 120 dentists who provide affordable dental care without 3rd party intervention. This alliance strives to enhance the doctor/patient relationship through accessible dental coverage that benefits them both.

The Alliance was formed to provide dental plans with good discounts and fees that are reasonably priced in the marketplace. General dentists wanted to expand their advertising dollar by forming a cooperative that would measure the dentist’s ability, not by an insurance industry’s standard. This group strives to provide dental care for anyone in the Kansas City area with a focus on people who are self-employed, retired, or small business owners that need a better dental coverage option.

What is The Private Dental PlanTM?

The Private Dental PlanTM is a self-administrated dental service plan that benefits the dentist and the patient without going through an insurance company. This plan allows the doctor to administrate a treatment plan that is exclusive to their office. All costs are discussed directly between the doctor and patient with no hidden fees, prior to beginning treatment. This plan allows for:

  • No waiting periods
  • Flexible coverage
  • No limits to specialty dentistry
  • No deductibles
  • No claim forms

Our mission statement is to help dentists enhance their doctor/patient relationship by allowing patients to receive dental coverage without the hassle of dealing with an insurance company. We stick to this mission to provide affordable dental care to patients and allow doctors to receive a fair compensation for their work. If you are interested in implementing the Private Dental PlanTM into your office, or in joining the American Dental Alliance, contact our office today. 

 

Dental Practice Services, Inc
PO Box 24273
Overland Park, KS 66283

In-Office Dental Plan | How the Private Dental Plan™ Began

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Dentists have a collective goal to provide the best dental care for their patients. However, when insurance companies inhibit this goal, it creates unnecessary complications for the dentist and the patient.

In my personal experience, my wife needed a crown for two cracked teeth. The dentist encouraged us to have the procedure done because if the teeth were not treated they would eventually break and be lost. We had the approval and the doctor’s diagnosis and went ahead with the procedure. After the service was complete, my claim was rejected by the insurance company. We were told this happens often and after the second claim it should be cleared up.

Upon completing the second submission, the claim was rejected again. The insurance company claimed the procedure was “voluntary treatment and not required.” This put me and my family in the situation of having to pay for the costly procedure out of our own pocket. After a few months went by without me paying yet, the issue was dropped, and the office was eventually paid by the insurance company.

This long series of events was not unique of its kind. Too often insurance companies look for any way possible to get out of paying for their client’s dental needs. This experience led me to starting Dental Practice Services, Inc, which helps dental offices implement their own dental plans that are easy and convenient for the patients.

Dentists want to take care of their patients, not be held down by an insurance administrator. Stop working with over-involved insurance companies and give your patients the quality, affordable care they deserve. To learn more about how to implement the Private Dental PlanTM into your office, contact us today and we can help you get started.

PO Box 24273
Overland Park, KS 66283

Phone: (913) 851-3039

Private Dental Plan | Get to Know Your Patients

In-house Dental Plans

It can be easy to overlook this simple fact: dentistry, like most other professions, is primarily about trust. Patients trust your expertise to deliver quality and reliable care. You trust your team to offer efficient and helpful work. Strong relationships are the foundation of any successful practice, as they allow your team to operate at their best and ensure that patients keep coming back to you for treatment instead of looking to other practices for their next appointment.

The Benefits of In-Office Plans

No one likes talking about money. However, controlling the conversation about costs can be an easier way to deepen relationships with patients, boost loyalty, and increase treatment acceptance. Offering an in-office payment plan can save your patients money while increasing your profits and can help you offer clearer pricing for services, freeing your patients from the inevitable confusion that comes from dealing with a third-party insurance provider. In order to ensure that patients are willing to trust your team enough to consider signing up for an in-office dental plan, it’s beneficial to have an established relationship with them.

The Power of Relationships

Little things can often be more effective than grand gestures. Get your team involved in making each patient feel like the most important person in your practice when they come for appointments. Greet them by name, send birthday and holiday greetings, and follow up on life events they tell you about. It will go a long way in helping them develop a positive feeling towards you and your team.

Focus on the Best Option

Every patient you see will have unique needs, concerns, and financial constraints. By taking the time to build a unique relationship with them and learn more about their situation, you’ll be able to offer treatment plans that are custom-tailored to them. This will make them feel more valued and increase the likelihood that they accept the plan. Take the time to build stronger relationships with your patients.

Contact our team today to learn more about the additional benefits an in-office plan can offer for your patients and your practice!

Dental Practice Services, Inc.
PO Box 24273, Overland Park, KS 66283
(913) 851-3039

Biomimetic Dentistry and Private Dental Plan™

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Biomimetic dentistry utilizes conservative, minimally-invasive techniques to preserve and protect teeth. Due to its focus on repairing teeth through bonding and sealing, biomimetic dentistry helps prevent damage to healthy tooth structure when a restoration fails.

Traditional dental insurance is based around traditional dentistry techniques. Since insurance plans do not currently recognize the preventive value of biomimetic dentistry, these plans essentially incentivize more invasive and more costly treatments.

Learn more about biomimetic dentistry by noted biomimetic dentist, author, and education Dr. David S. Alleman: http://allemanbiomimeticdentistry.com/index.php

Don’t let dental insurance companies prioritize their profits over your patients’ well-being. With Private Dental Plan™, you can provide incentive for your patients to choose a less-invasive option and keep the profits for your practice.

Boost Patient Reliability with an In-Office Plan | Dental Plans

In-Office Dental Plan

Affordability is often one of the primary concerns patients face when considering a dental treatment plan. Whether they have no dental coverage or are concerned about having to spend too much on top of their monthly premiums, financial worries can often keep patients out of the office until they find themselves in a dental emergency.

As a practice owner, you recognize the value that reliable, returning patients bring to your practice. Not only are they a consistent source of revenue, but they are also more likely to refer family and friends to your care. Offering an in-office dental plan could be the key to converting more patients into loyal regulars.

Many patients do not have dental benefits. The National Association of Dental Plans estimates that up to 40% of Americans lack basic dental coverage. There are a variety of reasons that a patient might not have dental coverage. However, regardless of the cause, a lack of dental benefits is a strong predictor of whether or not a patient will seek regular dental care.

Dental insurance can be a nightmare for both patients and doctors. The increased costs and inefficiency that results from bringing in a third party can be a major inhibitor to patients seeking care. By offering an in-office plan, you can remove this middle man, netting you a higher share of earnings, saving your patient money, and streamlining the payment process. This will allow patients who may have avoided regular examinations and cleanings to receive the care that they need on a consistent basis. Additionally, it may encourage them to seek additional treatment options they might otherwise decline.

If you’re looking for a way to boost the number of patients that regularly come to your practice for quality, reliable care, a Private Dental Plan™ from Dental Practice Services, Inc. could help. To learn more about the ways we’ve helped other dentists grow their practices with our plans, contact our team today!

 

Dental Practice Services, Inc.
PO Box 24273, Overland Park, KS 66283
(913) 851-3039

Common Mistakes that can Jeopardize Your Private Dental Plan™

In-house dental plans like Private Dental Plan™ can be an effective way for your practice to attract and retain more uninsured patients. Unfortunately, mistakes in managing your plan could put your practice in jeopardy of losing money and patients. Here are some of the most common missteps you’ll want to avoid.

1. Lack of Marketing

You have a great plan that will benefit both your patients and your practice. Unfortunately, without proper marketing, no one will know it exists. Spread the word to your patients and your community. Place flyers or rack cards in your office with details. Post on social media that you have an option for those without coverage. Most importantly, make sure your team is sharing the news with every patient and caller.

Consider reaching out to local small business owners who may not be able to afford dental coverage for their staff. They will be intrigued to hear about your alternative to costly insurance companies.

2. Lack of Training

The team members at the front desk are nearly always the first point of contact for patients, whether on the phone or in person. However, every member of your team should be trained to guide patients toward your Private Dental Plan™ and to explain its benefits.

Patients’ biggest concern regarding treatment is often the cost. By preparing your team to address these concerns by describing the benefits of your plan, you can increase case acceptance and the health of your patients.

3. Lack of Knowledge

When you implement your Private Dental Plan™, start by doing your research. Balance your fees to ensure you are competitively priced for your market without putting your books in the red. Check your state and local regulations to ensure you are in compliance.

With proper attention to detail, you can create a pricing schedule that will provide a higher profit margin than the average PPO plan, while still giving your patients an incentive to join.

For more tips on setup and administration of your Private Dental Plan™, contact our office today.

Doctors Love the Private Dental Plan™: Here’s Why

Private Dental PlansHave you been searching for a way to improve patient loyalty, boost profits, and increase your case acceptance rate? With the Private Dental Plan™, your practice will be better positioned to meet these goals. The Private Dental Plan™ is the economic alternative to costly dental insurance, and it has been helping doctors grow their practices. Here’s what some of our clients had to say about it.

Kelly Fein, Practice Administrator

“Offering our own plan is one of the best decisions Garbis Dental Associates has made. I would recommend the Private Dental Plan™ program to any office because it is easy to administer, profitable and eliminates third party issues. No more waiting for pre-authorizations, attaching x-rays to claims or appealing claims. Patients receive the treatment they need without wait times or denials. Patients love this!”

James Schuette, DDS

“I have been using the Private Dental Plan™ in my office since it began in October 2002 and continue to use it as a significant portion of my practice. This is an excellent and profitable endeavor for dentists. Instead of adjusting off per insurance companies, the monthly income from the plan creates a nice cash flow for my office. We get paid faster and my fee schedule is used, not some insurance UCR. The best aspect I have noticed is how easily it works for the front office staff. Dental Practice Services staff is great to work with as they do what is best for the dental office.”

Lisa Gonzales, DDS

“I wanted to let other doctors know how well the Private Dental Plan™ Program works for me. I do not take any dental plans and participate in only two insurance plans besides this. The PDP program works well for me because of the high monthly income and ease of the administration of it. My Plan works well for patients who are not eligible for insurance and helps sell our treatment plans. The Program is financially beneficial to both the patient and our office.”

Our team makes the Private Dental Plan™ easy to administer. If you have been searching for a way to grow your practice, offering the Private Dental Plan™ may be just what your practice needs. We’ve worked with doctors across the country to help them increase their profits, boost case acceptance rates, and increase their new patient numbers.

Ready to get started? Contact our team today.

In-Office Dental Plan | Why Patient Loyalty Matters

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You probably have a list of people you might consider “star patients” at your practice. They are the ones who heed your advice, show up on time, respect your team, and tell their friends about you. Patient loyalty matters, especially in today’s competitive healthcare market. Patients are not only looking for value, they expect superior service. It’s in your best interests to foster loyalty and let your patients know how important they are to you.

Loyal Patients Talk

One of the benefits of having a group of raving fans is that they talk positively about you. They tell their family and their friends about the amazing experience they had at your office. There is no better form of advertising than an honest, trustworthy testimonial from an actual patient. Loyal patients are walking billboards for your practice.

Loyal Patients Listen

Loyal patients will trust your expertise. They know you do quality work and care about their health and well-being. Often, this translates into them being more willing to accept additional treatments or services such as cosmetic work. It is essential that you build trust and respect with your patients, because once they are on your side, they will bring you additional business.

I Want More Loyal Patients

Would you like to increase the number of loyal patients you have? One of the most effective ways to achieve this is to offer something that other dental offices are lacking: an affordable, attractive payment plan. The Private Dental Plan™ can help you boost patient loyalty because it provides real value to them. A leading factor in whether or not someone decides to seek dental care is cost. It’s hard to develop a loyal patient base when patients are resistant to come in due to fears about price. The Private Dental Plan™ eliminates this barrier. It’s the perfect tool for attracting and keeping new patients.

To learn more about how The Private Dental Plan™ can benefit your practice and increase the number of loyal patients you receive, contact us today. We have helped dentists nationwide improve their profits and case acceptance numbers thanks to our in-office dental plan. Get started today.

Dental In-Office Plan | More Options, More Patients

Dental Practices Services, Inc.One-third of the American public does not seek regular dental care according to the American Dental Association (ADA). How can your practice capture this untapped market for prospective patients? A primary indicator of whether patients seek dental care is insurance coverage options. Fewer people have dental insurance than medical insurance. In some circles, dental care is not viewed as a necessity. Ready to change this flawed perception? Read on.

Take Control, Offer Options

People will seek dental care if they know there are available coverage options. Take control of your practice and create an in-house plan. Dealing with insurance companies can be just as frustrating for your patients as it is for your practice. Cut the confusion, cut the red tape. Tap into this market of potential patients that need dental care but can’t afford it. It is easier to sell dentistry when you provide numerous options for patients to work with.

Dentistry Provides Value, Prove It!

Oral health care is a crucial element to your overall health. As a dentist, you know that, but the public might think otherwise. Prove your value and worth. There are patients who need serious dental care but are avoiding it because they don’t think they can afford it. Prove them wrong by offering them a plan that fits their needs. Use the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of dental health and earn a repeat patient.

Change Your Structure, Reach Your Goals

Changing the way your practice works with patients is the key to reaching your long-term goals. Growth can only be achieved by reaching new patients. Position your practice as one that is a pleasure to visit. Remember the old saying, “Location, Location, Location”? It still applies. You need to be where potential patients are looking. That location is as a practice that offers numerous payments options, good value, and high-quality care.

Try rethinking your practice from the inside-out. Offering an in-house insurance plan will allow your patients to have additional payment options. You are providing a valuable service to your patients, but some of them need assistance in order to consider making an appointment. You don’t have to revolutionize the entire industry to reach new patients, but you can start by taking a fresh approach to your own practice.

Ready to create an in-house plan that works for both your patients and your practice? Contact us to get started.

In-Office Dental Plan | Create a Patient-Friendly Environment

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Dental offices can be intimidating for patients when they first walk in the door. New patients may be faced with a busy office phone ringing non-stop and the sounds of dental equipment in the background. Some of these situations can add to the anxiety new patients may be facing. Here are three strategies that your dental office can use to create a more patient-friendly atmosphere.

Friendliness on the Front Lines

The first person a patient interacts with at a dental office is the front desk team. Not only will that team member be providing the first impression of the practice, but they will also be the one interacting with patients for future appointment scheduling and monetary matters. Having a friendly and polite employee at the front desk can go a long way in creating a positive first impression for patients, while alleviating any additional concerns they may have. Being assisted in a courteous manner will show patients how easy it is to work with your team and build patient loyalty.

Have a Presentable Waiting Room

The waiting time after arriving at a dental office can be nerve-wracking for anxious patients. Creating a presentable and welcoming waiting room can help lessen their stress. Amenities as simple as comfortable chairs and reading materials can help a patient take their mind off their visit. Creating a play area for children will keep them occupied, while also helping to keep the noise level of the area down.

Communication is Key

Patients can become frustrated if they feel they have to ask numerous questions to get answers. Good communication can remove frustrations and keep the patient in the loop regarding their oral health. Additionally, you’ll be able to build a strong doctor-patient relationship. Strong communication will benefit your entire team, from the front desk to the treatment room. Review all the options that a patient has for any needed treatment, cover different payment methods, and discuss easy ways to schedule appointments. Good communication will keep your patients coming back.

Provide each patient a great experience at your office. Not only will your patients be happy with their dental care, but they can become referral sources for new patients. With these three strategies, your office can take a step in the right direction for creating a patient-friendly environment.

To see how our team can help you, contact us.