During the holidays, people are scrambling to go to the dentist for several reasons: they want to meet their deductible; they want to get a head start on their New Year’s resolutions; and they want a fresh smile before they see family, which never hurts. With so much going on, it can be hard for your dental practice to keep up with this seasonal demand. But rest assured; there are some simple ways that will help keep the Grinch out of your practice this holiday season.
The first thing to remember is to take control of your schedule. It can be hard to resist your patients’ demands and make time for yourself when so many people are looking for service, but it is possible. One of the simplest ways to take control is by utilizing appointment scheduling that is integrated into your system. With its organized, efficient functionality, appointment scheduling can save a lot of hassle for you and your practice. The type of scheduling that is integrated into your system is meant to help you stay organized, and helps you stay in control of your schedule.
It is important to remember to take time for yourself. If you’re constantly working, then you won’t get to experience the holidays with your family and friends. Work is important, but so is your personal life. You deserve to enjoy your holidays just as much as your patients. Delegation also plays a part in taking time for yourself. You have coworkers for a reason; make sure work is distributed fairly among staff, and you’re not taking too much on by yourself. Through delegation and your determination to take time for yourself, this holiday season will definitely become less stressful.
So remember, in order to keep the Grinch out of your dental practice this holiday season, you must:
- Take control of your schedule
- Take time to yourself
By following these suggestions, you’ll see a less stressful end of the year, and you’ll be able to enjoy the holidays as much as you would like to.