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orthotown.com // message board Recall System Message Boards The following message boards offer a quick glimpse of what’s happening on the Orthotown.com message boards regarding recall systems. In the first thread, a Townie wants to know how others follow up with patients who never start the recommended treatment. The second thread discusses general expected conversion rates of new patients into bandings. If either of these threads sparks your fancy, use the search terms on Orthotown.com or scan the QR code to participate! Orthotown.com > Message Boards > Non-Clinical Topics > Communication > Follow-up with Patients Who Need Treatment tdbortho   Member Since: 10/08/09   Post: 1 of 2   t Follow-up with Patients Who Need Treatment How do you follow up with patients who you recommended treatment for, but they do not start? Do you call them or send a letter? How long do you wait before contacting them? Obviously, they may not have the money to start or maybe they elected to go somewhere else for treatment, but do you have a system to track them and find out? Is there a “script”? Also, what about the kids who are not yet ready for treatment but missed their recall/continuing observation/eruption checks? Do you contact them further and try to get them in? Thanks. n OCT 6 2010 dhmjdds Member Since: 11/16/04 Post: 2 of 2   In our office, the patients who have had a new patient exam are followed up on by the treatment coordinator. She generally tells them at the NP appointment when she will be calling them (depending on their reason for not scheduling, could be a day, a week, a month, six months) to follow up. If she tries several times – all documented in the chart – and they can’t be reached, then a letter will be sent. For recalls, that is run by the front desk. They will follow up multiple times until the patient gets back in. Again, a letter is the last resort, and generally precedes them being inactivated. I marvel at how many times we inactivate a patient, and the next week they call, out of the blue, to schedule. n Diane OCT 7 2010 » Find it online at: www.orthotown.com A Script? search t Does Anyone Know What Conversion Percent From Exams to Bandings? Orthotown.com > Message Boards > Non-Clinical Topics > Communication > Does Anyone Know What Conversion Percent From Exams to Bandings? drrichardgill Member Since: 06/27/03  Post: 1 of 4   dhmjdds Member Since: 11/16/04   Post: 2 of 4   18 Does anyone know what the general expected conversion rate is of new patients into bandings? Ours is only about 50 percent and I think it should be much higher. n Richard Gill AUG 31 2012 Is this a new issue in your office or has this been the case for 10+ years? How many of your exams are second, third, fourth opinions? I’ll bet, in central Florida, in this nasty economy, that your experience is common, assuming that this is a fairly new problem. JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2013 // orthotown.com http://www.orthotown.com http://www.Orthotown.com http://www.Orthotown.com http://www.Orthotown.com http://www.towniecentral.com/MessageBoard/thread.aspx?s=6&f=716&t=156222&v=1 http://www.Orthotown.com http://www.orthotown.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Orthotown Jan/Feb 2013

Orthotown.com Highlights
Wired for Success: Goals for a New Year
Referring Doctor Letters
Indirect Bonding Message Boards
Recall System Message Boards
You Should Know: Solomon Orthodontic Systems
10 Strategies for Transforming Anxiety and Fear into Success and Achievement
You Should Know: Chessmile
Townie Poll: Marketing and Social Media
13 Marketing Resolutions for 2013
Your Exit Strategy
Industry News/New Products
Welcoming Adult Patients into Your Office

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