Use a Consultant to Build Your Dental Practice, with Dr. Mark Levy and Cynthia Levy, Dental Sleep Today, Gahana and Columbus, Ohio
Dr. Mark Levy and his wife Cynthia started training dentists on sleep breathing disorders a few years ago and since then, have founded Dental Sleep Today, in Gahana and Columbus, Ohio, serving as consultants to dentists in the area of sleep breathing disorders.
What makes Dental Sleep Today different is that both Dr. Levy and Cynthia go into the dentist's office, train everyone in the office and get all staff members involved. By doing so, the dental office saves money on travel expenses and days out of the office but most importantly, Dr. Levy says that by day two, patients are being treated. During their visit, they run the dental staff through the beginning of paperwork, through the patient's consultation, all the way through treatment.
Patients coming in for obstructive sleep apnea treatment can be sought after in a few different ways. Cynthia says that dentists can find patients through their own patient base, as when an oral exam is performed, dentists know for which clinical signs to look. External marketing is also another way to bring in new patients, whether it's through an enhanced website, radio or print advertising. Lastly, Dr. Levy says that sleep physicians and sleep clinics serve as another referral source and while a sleep physician may not turn over a patient completely, they'd be thrilled to have their patients treated with an oral sleep appliance, thereby maintaining them as a patient.
There is a good return on investment because "we treat actual patients," says Cynthia, and "we do allow you to have some revenue coming in to cover the cost of the consult." By motivating the entire staff to make sure everyone is involved and protocols are in place when they leave, Dr. Levy and Cynthia says dentists can immediately and successfully start treating patients and most importantly, start getting paid for services.