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Dental Care Plans | How to Attract More Patients to Your Dental Office

Private Dental Plans

in office dental plansPeople enjoy having flexibility in their schedules. This is especially true when it comes time to make a visit to the dentist. However, when an insurance company takes that flexibility away, many people are left unsatisfied with their dental coverage plan. This is where implementing the Private Dental PlanTM into your office can help increase your patient numbers and keep them loyal.

About the Private Dental PlanTM

The purpose of the Private Dental PlanTM is to help patients receive immediate and personalized dental service through a self-administered program by the dentist. This program eliminates all third-party involvement and allows the dentist to keep the earnings that are usually paid to insurance companies.

The Private Dental PlanTM also gives patients the flexibility they want and need in their dental coverage. By providing your patients with affordable dental coverage, they receive more quality care for their money and prefer working with you rather than an insurance company.

The Four Parts to the Program

This in-house dental program is designed to increase treatment acceptance, improve patient retention, and increase your profits with an easy, self-administered plan. When you work with Dental Practice Services to implement your own Private Dental PlanTM, we will:

  • Set up a custom plan based on your services and desired plan layout and process an actuarial evaluation of membership fees.
  • Provide marketing material including customized brochures and applications with digital versions for online use.
  • Train your staff on how to administer your plan and provide ongoing situational support.
  • Perform a monthly plan report involving profits and membership activity.

Upon setting up your In-house dental plan, we are considered an “extension of the dental staff” and look for a long-term relationship with your dental office. If you would like more information on the Private Dental PlanTM solution or to learn more about our services, contact our office today at (913) 851-3039 or visit us online.

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

Phone: (913) 851-3039

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

Private Dental Plan

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™

In-Office Dental Plan

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

In-Office Dental Plans | Finding Untapped Opportunity

In-Office Dental Plans

According to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 100 million Americans lack basic dental coverage. Dental coverage can be a strong indicator of whether a patient regularly visits the dentist. The American Dental Association recommends twice yearly cleanings, but less than a quarter of adults without dental coverage have visited the dentist within the past year.

Reaching individuals who think they can’t afford to prioritize dental care could be a huge opportunity for growth for your practice. One of the most effective ways to recruit new patients lacking dental insurance is by providing an alternative, in-office dental payment plan.

With the Private Dental Plan™, patients have another access point for receiving the oral healthcare they need. When a patient is worried about the affordability of care, it can often be difficult to help them grasp the importance of the treatment you offer. However, an in-office dental plan allows you and your team to take control of the financial conversation when presenting a treatment recommendation.

In-office dental plans can boost patient loyalty, help increase production numbers through greater case acceptance, and allow you to serve patients who would otherwise ignore the need for dental care. They can also often save you and your patients money by removing insurance providers from the equation.

Everyone needs regular dental care, but millions of Americans are foregoing this necessity. However, neglecting basic care can often mean more expensive corrective procedures are necessary in the future. Thanks to the convenience and flexibility offered by in-office dental plans, there’s a way to reach this new market of opportunity.

To get started with the Private Dental Plan™, contact our team today.

PO Box 24273
Overland Park, KS 66283
(913) 851-3039

In-Office Dental Plan | Don’t Make These Mistakes When Starting an In-Office Plan

66283 In-Office Dental Plans

Preparing to roll out an in-office plan for your practice takes a tremendous amount of time and effort. Many dentists fail to recognize the value and opportunity that an in-office plan can bring to the practice. Here are three common pitfalls many dentists experience when developing a new in-office benefit plan without the proper guidance and assistance.

  1. Lack of Training

A common mistake when starting an in-office plan is a lack of proper and comprehensive team training. Your team needs to be on the same page as you regarding the particulars of your plan. After all, it will be your front office staff fielding questions from patients and phone calls from prospective patients. Don’t forget to properly equip your hygienists with the right information as well. Hygienists play a crucial role in laying the groundwork for future treatments. For many patients, cost is the first thing they consider when thinking about dental care. Train your hygienists to discuss the benefits of an in-office plan before the patient can reject the suggestion of treatment.

  1. Inadequate Pricing

When some practices choose to “go it alone” to set up an in-office benefit plan, they neglect to do the proper research. How will you determine your plan’s fee structure? Consider incentive pricing carefully, both to ensure it adequately covers your own costs and that it is something that will be attractive to patients. Look at your competition. Competitors play an important role in helping you establish your own pricing, as well as market position.

  1. Marketing Is an Afterthought

You finally have your plan up and running and you find yourself asking, “Now what?” Your plan isn’t going to be successful on its own. Develop a marketing strategy to increase awareness of your new plan. Create marketing materials to target new patients, but don’t forget to market to your existing patients as well. Your new plan should be a vehicle to drive new patient numbers up, as well as increase the case acceptance rate among your current patients. Your marketing materials need to carefully and thoughtfully convey this.

Setting up a new in-office dental plan can be a hassle. Rather than fall victim to common mistakes such as poor team training, incorrect pricing, and ineffective marketing, work with a team that can guide you through the process. At Dental Practice Services, Inc.™, our team has helped dentists establish an effective alternative to costly dental insurance. Our Private Dental Plan™ can help you grow your practice through increased revenue and new patient numbers.

Contact us for a consultation to see how the Private Dental Plan™ can transform your practice.

PO Box 24273
Overland Park, KS 66283
(913) 851-3039

In-Office Dental Plan | Success Stories With the Private Dental PlanTM

Private Dental Plan®

Private Dental PlansAt Dental Practice Services, Inc. our goal is to help dental practice owners establish an in-office plan that drives revenue and increases patient satisfaction. We know what it is like to be a frustrated patient met with the complex challenges of navigating dental benefit plans. We also understand the business side of practice management that dentists have to balance in addition to providing quality oral health care. We love sharing the success stories of some of our satisfied clients that have implemented the Private Dental PlanTM and saw successful results.

Jenny Simcox – Kansas City, KS

One of the best things about the Premium Plus Plan is that it is “OUR” dental plan. When patients sign up for the Premium Plus Plan they are signing up with our office only. This keeps them in the practice, which is a win/win for both the patient and the dental office. The patients win because they are able to get affordable dental treatment and we win because we see our patients on a regular basis and know their oral health needs are taken care of. Treatment for our patients is decided by our patients and our doctors, not an insurance company.

Lisa Gonzales, DDS – Kansas City, KS

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.

Peggy Franko, Office Manager – Baltimore, MD

The patients really like it and we continue to sign 1-2 people a week who want something else besides insurance. The best part is our plan is so easy to work with, simple to administer, and profitable for the practice. Having DPS as a partner to help operate our plan is important for this office and we will continue to work with them.

Do you want to see more new patients? Are you looking to increase your bottom line? We have been helping practices nationwide obtain and keep new patients thanks to the Private Dental PlanTM.

To learn how you can get started with an in-office dental plan, contact us today.

Overland Park, KS 66283

Self-Administered Dental Plan | Raise the Level of Care Your Patients Receive

In-Office Dental Plan

Private Dental Plan Near MeAs a dentist, you might be used to explaining the importance of a particular procedure to a patient only to have them turn it down. Why? Oftentimes, concerns regarding financing and payment are the reasons behind dismissal. What if your practice could turn these rejections into case acceptance?

The Private Dental Plan™ can change the way you present cases to patients. With The Private Dental Plan™, your practice is in control regarding financing. You will have your patients’ attention when they hear there is another way to pay for treatment without going through complicated insurance company policies. With an in-office dental plan, your patients will think twice before turning down a treatment or procedure they need.

By offering an in-office plan, you can build patient loyalty. The benefits to patients will make it worthwhile to continue to choose your practice for dental care. They will also have extra motivation to schedule hygiene appointments. Patient retention can be improved once they see the high standard of care you and your team provide – they just need a chance to experience that level of care before turning it down.

The Private Dental Plan™can allow you to provide the quality treatments your patients require. You’ll feel that sense of fulfillment in your career again knowing that you are helping patients have access to the care they need.

If you are ready to offer your patients an exciting alternative to costly, complicated dental benefit plans, contact us today.

PO Box 24273
Overland Park, KS 66283