Consulting for your periodontal practice

An individualized approach to realizing the potential of your practice

An in-depth analysis of your business, presented in a comprehensive report; free.

Addressing the Challenges Specific to Periodontists

The rise of corporate dentistry, the increasing number of discounted insurance plans in general dentists’ offices, itinerant peridontists, more general practitioners providing specialty services, the commoditization of implants and the soaring costs of technology are just some of the challenges facing today’s periodontal specialist. It is easy to get caught up in the fear mongering and dire predictions. That’s when you need a guide, an APC guide, who has seen it all and is as optimistic today about the future of the profession as the day we started.   APC – experienced in the science and art of innovation. Because when challenges meet innovation, opportunities happen.

OPPORTUNITY:
Referrals and Patient Flow

Referrals are critical. Our techniques for establishing a better tracking and referral system with your referring dentists and building solid, productive and mutually beneficial relationships with them, ensure that more patients follow through with the referral and treatment, resulting in more quality referrals per referring doctor.

OPPORTUNITY:
Scheduling

Our unique, periodontist-specific scheduling algorithm creates a mathematically based schedule template that is personalized to optimize each doctor’s surgical time, improve productivity and minimize stress.

OPPORTUNITY:
Implant Patients

Your existing referral and patient base can be the source of 10 to 20 more implant patients each month. Our time-tested, multi-faceted strategy optimizes patient health, reduces your reliance on referrals, while strengthening your referring doctor partnerships.

OPPORTUNITY:
Laser Therapy, PRP...

We can help you decide if incorporating laser therapy, PRP or any number of other treatment modalities makes sense for your practice. If you choose to do so, we can guide you through the implementation as efficiently as possible, mitigating any potentially negative impacts, while incorporating it seamlessly with your other office processes.

OPPORTUNITY:
PATIENT HEALTH

Achieving patient health is the most important goal of your practice. We train you and your staff to use motivationally based communications in your patient treatment discussions to increase patient acceptance of your recommendations and relegate insurance to its proper place in the conversation.

OPPORTUNITY:
STAFF COMPENSATION AND INCENTIVES

Our systems are based on achievable and measurable outcomes tied to your goals and profit. These systems allow you to reward and empower top performers, and develop employees who are not reaching their potential. And do this while maintaining staff overhead percentages within healthy targets.

OPPORTUNITY:
POLICY MANUAL-YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

No more filling in the blanks! Designed to cover any situation, a custom policy manual, written especially for your practice, serves as a welcome silent director, making staff management much easier, less time consuming and less stressful.

OPPORTUNITY:
STAFFING

Matching office tasks to individual staff talents is the key to maximizing efficiency, enhancing patient satisfaction, and empowering staff while reducing office drama and keeping overhead percentages in a healthy range.

Developing a personalized consulting plan

APC has consulted with more periodontal practices than any other dental consulting firm in North America.

Our extensive experience, the culmination of years of observing, advising and collaborating with periodontists in the U.S. and Canada, provides us with a broad and deep perspective for understanding your challenges, analyzing your needs, and identifying your opportunities.

We begin with a visit to your office to conduct an in-depth, no obligation Practice Analysis. We observe quietly, talk to you and your staff individually, and look at every aspect of your practice—systems, processes, relationships. We prepare a report of our findings and a personalized treatment plan for your success. We discuss the things you do well, pinpoint problem areas and reveal areas of potential. The Practice Analysis is free; you pay only our travel expenses.

practice survey
U.S adults age 30 or older with periodontal disease, according to 2012 CDC report
U.S adults age 30 or older with periodontal disease, according to 2012 CDC report
Patients referred to the periodontist who don’t follow up on the referral
Patients referred to the periodontist who don’t follow up on the referral
Patients who begin treatment but do not complete the recommended treatment plan
Patients who begin treatment but do not complete the recommended treatment plan

Client Testimonials

Accelerated Practice Concepts