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  The Business side of things: Making Better Recall Appointments
Posted by: Brian on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 06:50 PM
 
  Recall management
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Roughly half of all appointments in most dental practices are for recall, so way back in version 1.0 of PracticeWorks?, we created some buttons to make it really quick and easy to make them. The one you see most often is the [Recall appt] button on the "Make New Appointment" window, but you'll also see it as [Make recall appt] when you're pulling procedures from a treatment plan into an appointment, and it may have other similar names in other parts of the program. But no matter what it's called, it does the same thing when you click it:

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  PracticeWorks: LH Recall PowerCalls Add-on
Posted by: Brian on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 03:31 PM
 
  Recall management
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The Lighthouse Simple Recall Reminder System allows you to easily, quickly and consistently send a series of reminders to patients who need to make their next recall appointment. This article describes an "add-on" to that system for offices who use the PowerCalls system for automated phone calling.

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  PracticeWorks: LH Supplemental Recall System
Posted by: Brian on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 01:22 AM
 
  Recall management
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This Article describes the Lighthouse Supplemental Recall System, designed specifically to try to reactivate patients who are seriously past due for recall (more than 18 months past their due date). It was created at the request of an office whose recall system had been less than satisfactory for quite some time, and the doctor felt it was worth going back as far as three years to try to reactivate patients. If you're in a similar situation, you might want to try this system.

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  PracticeWorks: Analyzing Your Recall System
Posted by: Brian on Monday, June 23, 2003 - 12:07 AM
 
  Recall management
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The Lighthouse Recall Analysis Expert (LH03 Recall Analysis -
accessed from Experts _ Analysis Experts) was created to help you
identify potential problems in your recall system. This article
explains each of the numbers so you'll know how to interpret the
figures.


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  The Clinical side of things: Pre-appoint More Hygiene Appointments
Posted by: Brian on Friday, May 09, 2003 - 08:02 AM
 
  Recall management
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While there are no doubt exceptions, the most effective and efficient recall systems we've ever encountered are those in which a high percentage of patients pre-appoint their hygiene appointments; that is, they make their next appointment while they're in the office for their current appointment. This Article tells you how to increase your pre-appointing percentage, and with it, the effectiveness and efficiency of your recall system.



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