There are many reasons why your patients don’t show up for their treatments. In fact, a lot of people don’t even schedule appointments with the dentist anymore. In part, this is because it is quite hard to find a dentist with payment plans in the local area. After all, money is the biggest concern of older patients. For kids, it is more the fact that dentists do weird things to their teeth. However, if you want to help your adult patients get over their fears, you have to think of something other than free lollipops.
One great way to help your mature patients actually come in for treatment and not wind up with a mouth so rotten it would make Satan nauseous, is to offer financial help for their treatment. While incorporating a payment plan is a good way to do this, there are other alternatives too, like medical financing companies that will help your patients pay for their treatment.
However payment isn’t the only problem faced by older patients. As much as they may try to put on a bold face and pretend that they aren’t affected by the thought of getting teeth pulled, they are actually terrified most of the time. You can’t help them get over this fear by shoving candy in their mouths though. The infographic below is going to tell you how you can get your patients to actually like their treatment, and get your dental practice on its feet.