Current economic challenges have made it imperative for dental clinics to continually assess their fiscal health to find ways to combat rising costs and staffing shortages. These days, dentists and dental office managers are now turning to partners like Schooley Mitchell to help implement sustainable expense reduction initiatives that help free up resources, cash, and time, which can be reinvested back into the business.

Evaluating the options that best balance your practice’s goals of minimizing expenses while ensuring optimal performance from your various business services can be very time consuming and frustrating – is it time for your team to get a no cost, no obligation audit of your key expenses from Schooley Mitchell?


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Medical Waste

How predictable is your medical waste every month?

Variability in your medical waste from month-to-month makes a big difference to certain service providers.

How do you deal with amalgam waste? Contaminated waste? Sharps?

Each of these require a specific disposal method that could represent additional costs.

Who supplies your medical waste and sharps containers and how are they stored?

Operational procedures and location specific descisions can substantially impact your overall pricing.

Merchant Services

Do you reference the "effective rate" to evaluate how competitive your processing fees are?

A blended pricing structure makes it more difficult to fully understand all the factors impacting your fees.

Do you know how your current processing environment impacts your processing fees?

How you process payments and capture data can have a big impact on your monthly fees.

Have you asked your processor to provide you an "interchange-plus pricing" quote?

This pricing structure is often the least expensive and most transparent option.


Have you conducted a recent usage audit across your telecommunications system?

In many cases, we find inefficiencies and redundancies in the number of lines and features.

Have you considered moving to a Voice over IP platform?

Cloud based telecommunications systems typically provide unique features at lower costs.

Do you know when your current plan automatically renews?

Companies typically only have a 30-day window to make changes to their current contract.


Have you considered splitting your shipping business across multiple vendors?

Vendors tend to specialize in certain areas so playing to their unique strengths can reduce your overall costs.

Are you paying for unnecessary delivery guarantees?

Being more flexible on delivery times can significantly reduce your costs.

Do you review your monthly statements to ensure the correct charge codes are used?

Charge codes can be very confusing and require a detailed review to ensure you are being charged correctly.

Larry Nipon

Office: 518-620-5012

Michael Neil

Office: 215-607-2882

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