Alitta Boechler

The latest trends in dental practice accounts receivable
The latest trends in dental practice accounts receivableAlthough collecting payment from delinquent patients may be uncomfortable, it is a necessary part of keeping a practice healthy. This paper examines trends in accounts receivable and how accounts receivable balances have changed since 2011.
Number of overall and endodontics diagnoses per practice
Number of overall and endodontics diagnoses per practiceUnderstanding the number of diagnoses in the dental practice is key to understanding the state of oral health and the long term effects of receiving oral diagnoses and interventions.
The importance of patient acquisition in a competitive market
The importance of patient acquisition in a competitive marketAs attracting new patients and keeping the current active patient base robust is imperative for the financial health of the practice, dentists need to know their patient numbers and how those numbers compare to national averages.
5 ways to manage seasonality trends in the dental practice
5 ways to manage seasonality trends in the dental practiceSeasonality trends are something most dentists experience, and deciding how your practice will deal with the highs and lows is important to keeping your practice healthy. Here are five tips on how to manage seasonality in your practice.
5 things to know about Practice Mobilizer
5 things to know about Practice MobilizerPractice Mobilizer is a free secure app from Sikka Software that allows dentists to monitor their schedule, communicate with patients and track financial and clinical data using their Android or iOS mobile devices.
Seasonality and effects on accounts receivable in the dental practice
Seasonality and effects on accounts receivable in the dental practiceAccounts receivable is often a significant part of a dental practice’s financial health. Due to common dental benefit practices and late patient payments, dentists are often owed a significant amount of money. Although carrying an accounts receivable balance is common and in many cases unavoidable, reducing the outstanding financial burden can improve cash flow and overall practice health.
4 myths about dealing with conflict in the dental practice
4 myths about dealing with conflict in the dental practiceDentists require a team of staff members to serve the needs of the patient. When everyone is busy, working together, there is room for conflict to arise.
How seasonality affects revenue in the dental practice
How seasonality affects revenue in the dental practiceWhy is measuring and preparing for seasonality important for dental practices? It could create major cash flow problems.
5 ways to stop revenue-killing attrition in your dental practice
5 ways to stop revenue-killing attrition in your dental practiceAttrition is devastating to a practice, and not for the reason most practitioners think. Many assume that they are only losing revenue from one patient, and that there is always another new patient around the corner to make up the difference. However, loss of patients not only results in revenue loss but also in added expenses in marketing and onboarding new patients so the practice can maintain patient flow.
Trends in hygiene care from 2008-2015This article will focus on these care providers and the value they bring to the dental practice. Data includes hygienist gross revenue, net revenue compared to scheduled production and number of patients seen monthly. Trends are measured over the last eight years to give a comprehensive look at the hygienist’s role in the dental practice.