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Dental practice accounting software scales for all dentists

by | Oct 22, 2019

7 Advantages of Dental Practice Accounting Software

For the dental industry, accounting can be a struggle that steals time away from patients and business development. It’s a bit of a catch 22. You can’t provide the patient service you strive for if you are spending too much of your day on administration and office work. However, if you can’t spend enough time on accounting, your finances suffer.

Many dental professionals are intimidated by the process of finding a suitable software solution, implementing it, and paying for it. However, the right technology can save you loads of time, deliver a quick return on investment, and help your practice grow sustainably. Modern accounting solutions provide an added benefit for specialized dental practices such as orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. They are much easier to customize and scale to the unique needs of specialty dental practices.

Working with an industry accounting partner will save you even more time and stress as they typically do the heavy lifting for you when it comes to accounting software.

Here are 7 ways the right accounting software can automate and grow your dental practice:

  1. Increase efficiency and accuracy in daily accounting processes

Modern accounting software for dental practices can increase automation, offer customizable workflows, simplify invoice generation, and facilitate data entry for your daily administrative tasks. Quick reconciliation between your practice’s billing software and your bank deposits makes it easy to know if your finances are accurate and your entries are complete.

  1. Increase patients and volume without needing to hire more employees

More efficient practices mean you and each of your staff members can spend more time with patients – and you can grow your practice without adding to your staff or overworking your current employees.

  1. Automate notifications and reminders

Good technology can automate controls and reminders for both your employees and your patients. You can use software to generate and send everything from appointment reminders to invoices.

  1. Use dashboards to track performance metrics

Performance metrics are key indicators of how your dental practice is performing relative to a baseline or compared to other dental practices. They can reveal important trends about your business and can help you make decisions for greater success.

  1. Forecasting and budgeting

Forecasting is key to being able to budget effectively, maintain healthy cash flow, and adopt effective growth strategies for your practice. With modern software, you can get realistic forecasting and budgeting to help you control cash flow.

  1. Bill faster and with fewer errors

With the proper technology and processes, you can bill patients immediately and reduce errors. Rather than waiting until the end of the month to create bills, or wasting your time with manual invoicing, your system can generate and send accurate invoices immediately after an appointment.

  1. Make sure customers can easily make payments

Make it as easy as possible for patients to pay, and you’ll find that they pay faster. Plus, with better processes set up, you’ll see the money in your bank sooner.

Questions? Ask a dental practice accounting expert today!

At PBA, we understand the unique challenges of dental practice accounting and leverage leading technology to help dentists reach their goals. Contact us today to learn how we can help you transform your practice and simplify your life.

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