Problem: I'd like to implement pre-scheduling to help make our workload more consistent; we're overwhelmed one day and slow the next.
Strategy: Pre-scheduling—where the laboratory, rather than the dentist, determines the turnaround time for each case—helps ensure an even workflow, which minimizes the pressure of deadlines and enables a technician to focus on his product quality.
For example, some laboratories use a manual pre-scheduling system. Each technician has a designated block of time and pre-determined number of units he can handle per day. As cases come in, the office manager...
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Began career on Cape Cod, MA in 1973... became CDT in 1979 and purchased first lab I worked in during 1980... continuing through 2001, when my family moved to Florida... purchased current (Perdue Dental) lab in 2004... where my career continues. My first employer and mentor, Earl Johnson, told me I would love this or hate it... haven't decided yet!
According to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey, the top 5 reasons why dentists change laboratories are: - Inconsistent quality/technical problems - Prices were higher than they wanted to pay - Delayed turnaround time - Poor relationship/poor communication - Prescriptions not being thoroughly or carefully read and filled
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