Blocking Your Schedule

Optimizing your schedule to get you more money and less stress.

How does decreasing your stress, being more productive, and making more money all at the same time sound to you?

I think most business owners would want more of each of those things.  Which is why I really wanted to share this week’s topic with you.  It involves something that you deal with very day, but I want to help you handle it better – your schedule.

While everyone deals with some type of schedule every day (like patients!), many people don’t work on blocking it for productivity for the rest of their day.  Meaning, all-important tasks that get you closer to your goal has a reserved time in the schedule to make sure it happens.

Click on the video image below to watch.

If a new patient is trying to schedule an appointment but you are booked out for 3 weeks, they most likely aren’t going to wait.  But you if leave that time open exclusively for new patients each week, this issue will be avoided and you won’t risk losing your next best patient.

Schedule blocking applies to all departments in your dental practice.  Leave time blocked off in hygiene for non-surgical perio treatments so you can capitalize on those high production procedures.  That way when the opportunity comes up and a patient is ready to accept treatment, you are there to provide it for them.  You avoid the ‘kiss of death’ when you tell them they need this very important procedure but you aren’t open for 3 or 4 weeks.

If a few days before a block isn’t filled, you open it up to other procedures to make sure there is no down chair time. Nothing is wasted here.

If you keep those blocks open for your big nugget procedures each day, that will help avoid the roller-coaster months and get you closer to your goals.  Your days will become more stable because you are allotting time for all of your biggest ticket items.

In this video, you’ll learn about:

  • How to avoid the kiss of death
  • To stop the roller-coaster months
  • The importance of blocking your schedule
Please take a few minutes and watch the video above– do it for you and for your practice.
Are you a dentist who wants to get all the patients you need, maybe we should talk?
I invite you to contact me right now at to schedule a complimentary ‘get acquainted meeting’ over the phone with me to see what opportunities are available right now in your practice to make patient attraction and practice growth a priority.
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I wish you nothing but success,

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Ginger Bratzel, DDS, The Dental Patient Attraction Expert, is the founder of the New Patient Attraction Automation System®, the proven program the shows you through a precise, step-by-step process, how to get all the patients you need…your IDEAL patients. Get your FREE Audio CD by mail and receive a weekly access to marketing tips and mindset articles to grow your practice and increase your income, visit