Simple Strategies for Managing Patient Medications with YAPI and Open Dental


Keeping an accurate record of prescription and over-the-counter medications that patients take as well as regularly updating their records is vital to safe dental care delivery. Maintaining such record, however, can be challenging as patients often change medications, forget to list them or simply misspell confusing drug names.

Fortunately, with YAPI and Open Dental you can manage this task successfully. This article is intended to offer some best practices for creating and managing your Medication Master List in Open Dental and adding medications to the patient chart from YAPI.

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They’re HAPPY at YAPI – But Can They do SEO?

They’re HAPPY at YAPI - But Can They do SEO; dental-seoWhat if I told you the key to being ranked on Google is to have a positive attitude? You’d probably say I’m crazy. And you’d be right. Crazy like a fox.

Let me explain.

You see, dental SEO (search engine optimization for dental websites) is really about two major things:

  1. Creating an amazing piece of content.
  2. Promoting that content to people who would value it.

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Fill Last Minute Schedule Openings with Just a Few Clicks

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Last minute hygiene cancellations are very costly for dental practices. When a patient cancels their appointment, filling that slot becomes the scheduler’s top priority. When a broken appointment happens last minute, filling it becomes the responsibility of the entire team, and YAPI can help.

When a cancellation occurs, consult your YAPI dashboard right away. There may be patients on the doctor’s schedule today or tomorrow who are due or past due for hygiene. You may be able to add a hygiene appointment to their treatment. The following three steps should be taken in quick succession to fill your calendar. Continue reading → Fill Last Minute Schedule Openings with Just a Few Clicks

7 Steps to a More Effective Patient Recall System

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Are you bringing in dozens of new patients each month and still don’t have a full hygiene schedule? With that type of patient volume, what gives? You should have more than enough patients to maintain a packed calendar.

The problem is not that you lack patients. It seems that your marketing efforts to bring in new patients are spot on. You are probably providing quality care to generate referrals from happy patients. Instead, it sounds like your current patients are not returning as regularly as they should. Your recall strategy could use a boost. Continue reading → 7 Steps to a More Effective Patient Recall System

How to Indoctrinate New Patients in Two Steps

How to Indoctrinate New Patients in Two Step; happy-dental-patientIndoctrinating patients to your dental practice will turn a patient who visits for a one-time hygiene appointment into a lifelong evangelist. This has nothing to do religion (aside from language); rather, this involves winning others over with extreme enthusiasm.

What are examples of businesses that have done a great job indoctrinating their audience? Tesla is a perfect example. People talk about how great their cars are without ever having driven one, let alone owned one. Apple computers have wait lines and underground markets for their new releases. These companies have a powerful pull that attracts an audience like honey to bees. Continue reading → How to Indoctrinate New Patients in Two Steps