Why the Traditional Method of Running an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice is no Longer Effective and Competitive When it Comes to Dental Implant Services
|OMS Practice No Longer Competitive in Dental Implant Services||Hamid Shafie, DDS; Norman Firchau, PhD; Kenneth Wu, DDS|
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Two Simple Approaches to Make Your Practice’s Daily Operation Excellent:
1) Categorizing Implant Patients by Procedures
Creating an operationally excellent implant practice is very difficult when a daily schedule is not set based on defined parameters such as nature of the procedures. One of the easiest ways to create a smooth and predictable patient flow during the day is categorizing implant procedures into 5 categories.
Non-Esthetic Zone Implant Surgeries: Canine-to-molar region that does not require any kind of soft and hard tissue management.
Esthetic Zone Implant Surgeries: May involve some level of hard and soft tissue management
Multiple Implants Placement Up to a Quadrant: This does not involve total occlusal rehabilitation
Full Arch Reconstruction: All-ON-4 (Nobelbiocare) , TeethXpress (Biohorizons), Revitalize (Zimmer)
Value-Added Services: Hard and soft tissue engineering, scanning and digital impression, delivering transitional prosthesis
2) Categorizing the Implant Patient’s Needs Cycle Based on Operational Excellence
On demand: Emergency patients, trauma patients who are good candidates for immediate implant placement
Scheduling based on request: Straightforward implant surgeries based on delayed load protocol
Completely customized Visits which require extra time, staff involvement and planning: Immediate load therapy such as: All-ON-4 (Nobel Biocare) , TeethXpress (Biohorizons), Revitalize (Zimmer)
Steps to Implement Operational Excellence: