What makes Vista Practice Management different from other dental practice management consultants?
Our programs do not promote a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Every dental practice is unique, and the approach each practice uses to grow needs to be different as well. “Cookie cutter” programs don’t work and, unfortunately, most dental practice management consultants promote content and techniques that are “tired” and “worn.”
Vista Practice Management relies on systems, models, structures and frameworks that are time-tested to be reliable in any size dental practice, in every location and for every specialty. We teach dentists about the leverage points in their practice, how to recognize them, what they mean and how to influence business problems with the right type of thinking. Dentists use our model to build high-quality, high-profit, patient-centered dental practices.
What areas do you address in your practice management programs?
At Vista Practice Management, we teach the principles and techniques that help dentists manage the practice so it is more predictable, less stressful and more successful. Because our programs are custom-designed to meet the needs of each, the areas we focus on can be different for each. However, here is a short-list of topics we may cover: Increased Case Acceptance, Improved Productivity, Creating Accountability, Building Teamwork, Improving Leadership, Better Focus and Direction, Creating Systems to Reduce Stress, and Improving Communications. These areas are just examples, but we will tailor your program(s) based on the needs of the practice.
We believe that addressing at least these “core areas,” we can teach you how to increase your top-line while managing your expenses so you end-up with more going to your bottom-line. Our tools help you work smarter.
How much do your dental practice management programs cost?
Because our programs are custom-designed, it is impossible to identify the cost for your unique program. What we can tell you is that the investment is much less than you might think. One thing is certain – the investment you make will “pay-back” in higher profits within the first year. And afterward, the reward will continue to pay dividends year-after-year.
We will work with you to establish the best programs for your practice at the best cost for you. We have no interest in “getting rich” at your expense!
Do you work with start-up dental practices?
Opening a new dental practice is one of the most important decisions a dentist can make, but it is also one of the most expensive. Designing, building and outfitting a new practice requires many hours of planning and oversight. The problem is that most dentists don’t have the experience or the time to dedicate to these critical tasks. Without guidance from someone who has witnessed first-hand the failures and successes of setting up a new dental practice, it can be an even more expensive proposition. Vista Practice Management provides you the knowledge and tools needed to create your “dream practice.” We guide you in: securing a business loan that won’t break your budget, designing your office layout so it is efficient, helping to hire and train your new staff, creating a marketing program that attracts the “right” patients, providing office forms and policy manual, creating systems that ensure world-class patient service, and much more.
Do you guarantee results?
There are hundreds of variables in creating and sustaining a successful practice – most of which we cannot control. Think about it, can you guarantee a patient who has gone through periodontal treatment that they will never get periodontal disease again? Of course not, nor can we.
However, we do guarantee that we will provide you with all the tools, techniques and support necessary to achieve success. You and your team must provide the energy, focus, and commitment necessary to remove the barriers that are holding your practice back.
How do I know this is the right time to start?
Dentists often agonize about what makes “the best time” to start working with a practice management consultant. The truth is that the best time to start is NOW! Success doesn’t get started until you get started. If you rely on excuses, like “The economy is poor, it is an election year, we need to hire a new team mate before we start,” you will end up making excuse after excuse. You should think of hiring a consultant the same way as having a child – there will always be reasons to “wait,” but the sooner you begin, the quicker you will realize the rewards.
If you are contemplating positive changes, the best time is now!