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Is virtual dental office management an obsolete relic of the COVID-19 era?

Back in 2020, we waited, on edge, in our homes and wondered if things would ever return to normal. Four years later, the world bears scars of the pandemic, but, mercifully, life has resumed its more predictable course. During the height of COVID-19, however, the workplace radically changed, with scores of non-essential workers going remote. In many practices, virtual dental office management became the norm. Is this mode of dental practice management still relevant in today’s post-pandemic world? 

At Dental Practice Enhancement, we certainly believe that virtual dental office management is here to stay. After all, the advantages of remote work have proven themselves time and again. Both patients and practices can benefit from greater efficiency, profitability, and accuracy, all afforded by remote management. 

To learn more about how we can help your patients and staff, contact Dental Practice Enhancement today

The Rise of Virtual Administration 

Before COVID-19, working from home wasn’t unheard of. But it certainly wasn’t the norm. Before the pandemic, only 7% of Americans worked remotely. By 2023, this number had increased to 35% (including those working a hybrid remote/in person position.)

And it seems like this trend is here to stay. People like it! And many who work a hybrid position say that they would prefer to spend more time working from home. 56% of workers also say that working remotely helps them to be more productive and meet deadlines in a timely fashion. It can be especially helpful for those with children still living at home.

The Benefits of Virtual Dental Office Management in a Post-COVID World

But remote work isn’t just beneficial for employees and contractors. It’s also a boon for business owners and employers. Here are just some of the many advantages of virtual dental office management with Dental Practice Enhancement: 

  • You will have someone focused exclusively on insurance. As a result, claims denials will be far less likely.
  • You will know you are working with a true expert in the field
  • You can contract with a remote worker for as long or as short a time as you need
  • You don’t have to pay for training, vacations, or sick days
  • Your accounts receivable will improve
  • You will enjoy better patient compliance, thanks to our hygiene recall services

Is virtual dental office management off-putting to patients?

With all that being said, what about your patients? Aren’t they going to feel less welcomed at your practice? 

Actually, the opposite is likely to be true. Your patients will still be greeted by a friendly face when they come into the office. And with remote dental office management, they will also enjoy the benefits of more accurate insurance submissions, billing statements that are issued more quickly, and questions answered in a more timely manner.

Contact Dental Practice Enhancement Today

To learn more about virtual dental office management and to find out if it is right for your practice, contact us today.

Fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (833) DPE – FOR – U.