There may come a time when you’re facing a decreasing revenue stream, whether from a lack of new patients, changes in dealings with major insurance providers, or another issue. But by adding more clinical procedures that your staff can legally do you can add significant revenue to your practice and take even better care of your patients.
Here are 8 procedures to do just that:
- Athletic mouth guards – pressure-laminated mouth guards are relatively easy to make (once trained on how to do it) and offer great protection for active patients.
- Desensitize external tooth surfaces – sensitive teeth are no fun for patients so most are willing to pay a reasonable fee to have them taken care of in the office.
- Local periodontal antibiotics – when certain areas of the gums don’t respond to traditional scaling and root planing, a local antibiotic can make a significant difference in oral health.3. Local periodontal antibiotics – when certain areas of the gums don’t respond to traditional scaling and root planing, a local antibiotic can make a significant difference in oral health.
- Occlusal splints – for patients who grind their teeth the damage can be severe. Placing an occlusal splint can decrease tooth grinding and prevent further damage by helping to align the jaw properly.
- Preventive appointments – often patients need more extensive preventive care than just a cleaning at each check in appointment, so adding procedures like a fluoride tray can help pad your bottom line.
- Sealant placement – Most patients want to prevent cavities, so this add on at an appointment generally isn’t too hard of a sell.
- Snore appliances – so many people snore (and have sleeping partners who are less than thrilled about it), so offering appliances that help decrease snoring can be a win for you and your patients.
- Tooth whitening – with so much emphasis placed on having a perfectly white smile these days, many patients are willing to spend a little extra for professional whitening products and services.
Ask Dr. Christensen: Simple methods to increase service to patients and revenue