Front Desk Administration → Patient Experience

Ensuring An Excellent New Patient Experience (FD005)

As the adage goes, “You only get one chance to make an excellent first impression.” Acquiring new patients is crucial to maintaining and growing dental practice revenue, and front office staff provides prospective patients’ first encounter with your dental practice. In this front desk e-learning course, staff gains the skills needed to give new patients a “WOW” experience during their initial phone interactions and visits to your dental clinic.

Benefits to your organization:
New patient conversion is highly dependent on front desk staff's skills–mainly phone skills on the first call.
- The ability to listen and understand the patient's wants & needs over the phone is essential to creating rapport and building the relationship before the new patient’s visit.
- Knowing what questions to ask is a must to save time while still gathering critical information for a new patient’s visit.

Who should enroll in this course:
- All front office staff who handle calls from prospective patients and on-boarding of new patients
- Individuals who are seeking a new career in dental office reception

Benefits to course participants:
- Develop skills that are highly valued by your employer
- Make yourself indispensable to your dental clinic

By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Use recommended approaches and phrases in phone interactions to:
- Ask the right questions
- Respond appropriately
- Build rapport
- Process new patient information efficiently
- Handle conversations about insurance and costs effectively
- Prepare for new patients’ first visits
- Make an excellent first impression
- Ensure smooth patient flow

Release Date: 08/13/2018 CE Units: 0.5

  • Course Activity
  • Ensuring an Excellent New Patient Experience
  • Quiz
  • Ensuring an Excellent New Patient Experience Quiz
  • Summary
  • Key Take-Aways
  • Course Feedback Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 3 years