Next-Level Success: A Best Practice Tool for Your DSO or Group Dental Practice — Part 2

Next-level success. Achieving it requires not only bold desire but also a best-practice tool for your multi-site/group dental practice.

Consider a cloud-based platform to be a “Swiss Army Knife” tool that powers your growth. Before we explore the cloud solution further, here are the initial growth strategies we covered in the first part of this article.

A quick review of what best practices look like in a DSO or group dental practice

Your decision to move from solo dental practice owner/leader to group practice ownership means accepting certain challenges. You also accept the reality of being an organizational CEO rather than a one-practice CEO.

For review, your leadership is directed towards best practices that are core to growing a sustainable DSO or group dental practice.

Standardized systems

You’ll need prototype systems that are tested, reproducible and trained into each practice location.

Best practice: everyone on the same page.

Clear communication

Synergized teams rely on clear communication. Ensure that your communication protocols are “evergreen,” personal, trained and technology friendly.

Best practice: clear communication that drives efficient operations.

Positive team culture

Hiring is key. Leverage team culture, trust team members and create an adaptive mindset across your organization.

Best practice: hire for culture.

Engaging patient experience

Treatment acceptance is the goal. Invest in your team and the technology that improves patient connections.

Best practice: improve case presentation dynamics.


Broken appointments, cancellations and no-shows derail your schedule.

Best-practice: automated, educated follow-up routines.

DSO or group best practices achieve their desired outcomes when you support them on a well-equipped practice management solution.

For this purpose, favor tips in the direction of a cloud-based dental practice management solution.

How to leverage a cloud-based solution for next-level success in your DSO or group dental practice

1. Change your thinking about workflows

A major portion of cloud-based software “magic” is data access. You’re no longer bound by proximity or relying on a team member to upload and share patient, practice or treatment data.

Cloud data storage is unique:

2. Eliminate your concern about updates and data security

Cloud-based systems stay consistent. Their consistency is due in part to how they update.

Unlike server-based systems, cloud-based systems experience the same updates across the group the moment they’re available and released. This is because:

And your data is secure. This gives you confidence that you won’t lose your vital patient and practice information. With cloud-based systems:

3. Save time and costs on practice management operations

Fewer IT problems and packaged service solutions accompany a cloud-based system. And that has a positive impact on your group’s revenue streams in the following ways:

Why not launch or upgrade your DSO or group practice without carrying the extra burden of an ill-equipped practice management system?

Best practices within your DSO or group dental practice require top-tier technology. A cloud-based platform covers all the bases.

The Dentrix Ascend system does that and more for your DSO or group dental practice. Check out these related resources:

Use a trusted and proven cloud-based solution to achieve your next-level success

Dentrix Ascend from Henry Schein One centralizes data, supports the structure of your DSO or group dental practice and provides the tools you need as your organization grows.

Learn what makes Dentrix Ascend the right solution.

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