As you may recall, through June of this year practice production was up 5.7% and collections were up 5.2% compared to the first half of 2015. This was the second year of pretty good growth since the great recession.

Through September, practice production is up 4.1% and collections are up 3.4% compared to the previous year’s averages, which reduced the year’s positive trends.

Total Patient Flow is up 2.3% but new patients are down slightly (about 2%). Dr. and Hygiene Hourly Productivity is up about 2%, Exams are up 2%, but Doctor hours canceled are up about 6%.

Keep in mind that December, January and February are the best “Crown & Bridge” months of the year. Get ready to make hay when the sun shines (and the snow flies)!

Let’s make this last quarter a good one!