212017Nov

Gross Production per Dentist

The latest numbers from Sikka Software are out and, if the last four months of 2017 are anything like the first eight months of the year, dental practices around the country should benefit from their finest year since the dawning of this decade. We recently extracted data from Sikka’s collection of numbers taken from Sikka…
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72017Nov

Back Again: Consultants Ponder Why Dental Patients Won’t Return for Six-Month Appointment

We started by asking consultants from around the country three simple questions. What we got back from them was very interesting and informative. As a follow-up to the article showing Sikka Software data on the rate of six-month checkups being reappointed (see link below), we threw out these three questions to the consulting world. •…
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12017Nov

Data Trends: Active Patients

So how is your practice doing when it comes to the number of active patients on your books? If your practice anything like the national average, your numbers are on the rise. Despite tales of patients who may not be returning to the practice or those who are falling off the books for reasons such…
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272017Sep

Gross Production per Chair Hour

Remember when people talk about the “good old days of dentistry” before the recession that struck our country a few years ago? After looking at a set of numbers, maybe those people aren’t so far off on their thoughts about how things were better for the dental practice’s bottom line “back in the day.” We…
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272017Sep

What is Your Practice’s Referral Rate?

Just how important is it for a referral patient to not only come into your practice but also remain as an existing patient? Of course, to find these numbers practices needed to actually track how their patients entered their pipeline. Once they are marked as a “referral patient,” they keep that tag with them throughout…
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232017Aug

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Trends

Are more general practitioners keeping more procedures in house rather than referring them out? That’s what some numbers compiled from Sikka Software data suggest. Looking at the quantity of oral and maxillofacial surgeries per practice per month, numbers have risen sharply since 2010. A common theory floated about shortly after the 2008 recession was in…
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