Dental Billing

Why You Should Outsource Your Dental Billing

January 24, 2024

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I'm Amanda — Founder of Essential Dental Services. I've immersed myself in the world of dentistry for nearly two decades.

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Running a dental practice is synonymous with providing top-notch patient care, but the intricate details of dental billing can often detract from your primary mission. In the current landscape where efficiency and financial health dictate the stability and growth of your practice, outsourcing your dental billing can not only alleviate operational hiccups but also bolster your bottom line.

In this post, we’ll dive into the compelling reasons why dentists and dental practice managers should consider the shift to outsourcing their dental billing to a dental billing company. By exploring these benefits, you’ll gain insights into how outsourcing can altogether transform your practice’s revenue cycle management and allow you to re-center your focus on patient care.

Cost-Efficiency: A Strategic Financial Move

Contrary to what some may believe, outsourcing to a dental billing company doesn’t necessarily mean higher costs. Comparatively, it proves to be less costly than hiring an in-house billing employee. When you outsource your dental billing, you eliminate the expenses associated with full-time staff. This means salaries, benefits, and training costs. Outsourced dental billing becomes a variable cost that adapts to the size and needs of your practice. Therefore, This yields more control over your operating budget.

Uninterrupted Service: Keeping the Cash Flow Consistent

Handing over your billing processes to a dedicated dental billing company means you can basically wave goodbye to disruptions caused by employee turnover, vacations, or sick days. Outsourcing ensures that your billing cycle runs continuously! Submissions are timely and cash flow is steady which safeguards your practice from staffing issues. Wanting to boost patient collections? Check out our article on how to do that!

Patient-Centered Care: Realigning Your Priorities

With an outsourced dental billing company, professionals handle the meticulous aspects of claims and follow-ups. Your team can redirect their undivided attention to what truly matters—patient care. Significantly minimize desk-bound distractions for your clinical staff, cut down on multitasking, and foster an environment where patient experience is at the forefront.

Expertise: Claim Management in the Hands of Specialists

Outsourced dental billing services pride themselves on having a team of experts well-versed in the nitty-gritty of the dental insurance world. These specialists stay abreast with coding updates and industry best practices. This translates to fewer denied or delayed claims for your practice. Expert handling leads to quicker reimbursements and less time combating red tape. Many of our account managers are certified dental coders by the ADA and have designations through AADOM.

Accuracy: Minimizing Errors, Maximizing Revenue

Mistakes in billing can be costly—not just in monetary terms but also in the time spent to rectify them. An outsourced team focuses solely on billing, reducing human error thanks to their expertise and technological proficiency. Less mistakes culminate in undeniably improved claims acceptance rates and a healthier revenue cycle.


By delegating the complexities of dental billing to an expert dental billing company, your practice can benefit from reduced operational costs, continuous cash flow, better focus on patient care, and enhanced claims management. Take the leap towards outsourcing to ensure your practice thrives in both patient satisfaction and revenue generation.

Embrace the change—consider outsourced dental billing to realign your practice’s resources with its core purpose: delivering exceptional dental care.

Sarah and I chat about in this in depth in this podcast episode, be sure to take a listen:

Amanda DeMoura and Sarah Hamlin deliver a podcast dedicated to helping dental professionals navigate the intricacies of running a successful dental practice. Whether you're a seasoned practice owner, new dentist, or a dental professional looking to enhance your managerial skills, this podcast is your go-to resource for valuable insights, expert advice, and actionable strategies.

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