This book provides practical strategies for dentists to effectively and confidently communicate with many dental insurance issues, as well as with their patients and members of their staff. Providing real-world examples and sample letters, the book includes specific guidance on how to handle common communication scenarios to avoid being caught off-guard or unprepared.
Leadership and Communication in Dentistry begins with a unique section discussing communications with insurance companies, including negotiations, PPO contract issues, appeals letters, and more. It then includes chapters on communicating with patients, addressing how to listen to their concerns and motivate them, and staff, emphasizing how to be a better leader and institute office policies. The final section explores how dentists can use leadership and communication skills to improve their practice of dentistry.
- Provides concrete guidance on how dentists can confidently take the lead on conversations with dental insurance companies, their staff, and their patients
- Includes real-world examples of how to lead through communications
- Divided into sections covering communications with insurance companies, dental patients, and staff members
- Teaches that being mindful of proper communication and leadership skills will create a true balance for the successful dentist leader to become successful at living
Leadership and Communication in Dentistry is a must-have resource for any dentist or dental student wishing to improve their communication skills.
Section 1 Leadership and Success in Communication with Dental Insurance Companies 1
1 Understanding Insurance Companies 3
2 Insurance Negotiations 17
3 Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Contractual Issues 23
4 Estimation of Benefits Problems 31
5 Appeals Letters 39
6 Leadership to Interface with Your Community 51
Section 2 Leadership, Communications, and Success for Your Practice 57
7 Listening 59
8 Patient Motivation 73
9 Leadership of Personnel 81
10 The Office Policy Manual 99
Section 3 Leadership, Communication, and Success for Your Self 119
11 Understanding Leadership 121
12 Your Self 133