What you need to know about your dental practice's fees heading into 2016

December 20, 2015
Kevin Henry
Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry is the group editorial director for Advanstar Dental Media and has more than 15 years of experience in the dental publications field. He can be reached by email at khenry@advanstar.com. Also, you can follow him on Twitter (@kgh23).

We sit down with Vijay Sikka of Sikka Software to discuss trends in dental fees and what dentists need to know heading into 2016.

You have a lot of things on your list of New Year’s resolutions. Going back to the gym. Being a little more cautious with your spending. Saying nice things to Aunt Alice (even though you really don’t want to). And, of course, making sure your dental practice’s fees are current and where they should be.

Setting the fees in a dental practice is never easy … and some dentists hate the thought of raising them, even when they know it’s the right thing to do. So what do you do to make sure your fees are where they should be? I recently sat down with Vijay Sikka, the founder and CEO of Sikka Software, to talk about this.

Not only does Vijay’s company have an awesome fee analyzer that you can download for free by clicking here, he also knows very well the struggles you might have about fees and your practice’s bottom line. His wife is a dentist in the Silicon Valley area and he’s seen first-hand what optimizing a dental business can do for a bottom line.

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We’ve worked with Vijay and Sikka Software on a number of articles, including our most recent fee survey and a look at endodontic procedures and costs throughout the United States. Now, in this video below, I chat with Vijay about some trends he is seeing with fees heading into 2016 as well as some simple ways that all dentists can keep up with how much the practice down the street and/or across town is charging. Click below to watch our exclusive interview … and don’t let another day pass until you’ve checked what you should be charging. You work hard. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your business.