Scheduling is one of the most important factors in determining the production, the general flow of your dental practice and the energy level at the end of the day. When your schedule is not properly managed production runs below the practices potential and the end result is the doctor and team members becoming stressed, exhausted and miserable. 

Block scheduling is one of single most important factors in your production. Generally, the schedule is created in the beginning stages of the practice and never re designed to fit the doctor's career and lifestyle.

One of the key principles of block scheduling is first create your ideal day. Decide how your day needs to run to achieve your production goals that at the same time will create a pleasant working environment.  Determine how many high production cases need to be in your schedule, then how many block for smaller production, where do the blocks for emergency exams go how many block do there need to be for new patient exam etc.   There should be time blocked off during each day for every type of procedure you want block on that particular day.  

Consider a mathematical formula to your daily production.  For example, if you want to produce $210,000 in 60 days, you need to produce $5,500 per day.  While your production will not be the exact amount each day, your days will be scheduled for a success. When your schedule is your ideal day both the doctor and staff will have less stress, and as result be happier and have more energy at the end of the day. 

Block Scheduling is the place that can create great positive changing your practice.  All changes emanate from the schedule and the schedule controls almost every aspect of practice activity.  Unfortunately, many offices are focused on scheduling a higher volume of patients to increase production and in doing so create much more hectic and stressful practices.  Simply by applying block scheduling following your ideal day template you can revolutionize both your practice production and your overall enjoyment of dentistry.

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