Restorative Schedule: Our Production Goal
Know Your Monthly Production Goal
The first step in reaching your goal is to know your goal. It may sound silly, but it all starts here. And we want to use the restorative schedule as the machine to reach that goal. Begin with the end in mind. And then set the plan on how to get there.
Know what your monthly goal is, and then each month convert that monthly goal into a daily goal. Then we create the restorative block schedule that will enable the team to reach the daily goal each day.
Some months may be shorter than others, and the daily goal must be adjusted accordingly. There may be months when there are vacations or unexpected closures. And when we have advance notice, we can adjust before and after. When we are surprised, then we must begin again. Our best frame of mind, is always to begin again!
Post Your Monthly Production Goal
Whatever computer software system you are using, I’m sure there is a place in your schedule or a goal setting feature that allows you to post your daily and monthly goals so that you can see them. What we measure and can see, we can create!
Remember, we can only schedule each day what we are presenting and our treatment and financial presentations are key! Get the tools your team needs and shine!
Use Block Scheduling / Perfect Day Scheduling
Keeping your daily production goals in mind, set up the blocks needed to meet your goals with high production blocks of time. Everything else added to your schedule will be gravy!
Build A Strong Call List
Good patient relationships are essential in building a strong call list. Know who will be able to move forward should a schedule change arise. Move like appointments forward. Use newly opened time wisely!
Communicate Reschedule Policy With Judgement & Finesse
Life can be so unpredictable. In the blink of an eye, everything can change. It is crucial to communicate the office rescheduling policy with judgement & finesse.
Listen to what your patient has to say & what they are not saying when an appointment needs to be rescheduled. And learn how to manage those patients with excellence!
What do we do with those frequent flyers and how can we make their crazy schedules work for us?
Managing the restorative schedule can be extremely rewarding!
Balance Is Key
Patient care is your focus in the dental office. In addition, there are overhead costs that must be paid.
Learning to balance patient needs and office needs is necessary for everyone’s well-being and happiness.
Sometimes you have to make a judgement call that may not see to be in the best interest of the office. When in doubt, lean on the side of what the patient needs.
When you are meeting patient needs, the rest will follow.
However, balance this! It is a skill that must be mastered.
It feels so good to see it all come together and to see your monthly production numbers exceed your goals with ease! Yes, with ease! You can do it!
Take advantage of all the tools here while they are available! Put my professional experience and training to use for you in your dental practice.
Please feel free to reach out and let me know of your challenges and successes! Or if there is anything at all I can help you with.