Dental Coach | The Impact of Ignoring Negative Reviews

Finding a bad review of your business can feel like your world is turned upside down. Some business owners may choose the approach of dismissing the negative feedback and blaming the customer or client. When ignored, negative reviews can have a detrimental impact on your business. Here’s how:

You Will Lose Clients

Customers and clients will not want to be treated disrespectfully. They want their voices heard and to be valued as an individual. If you ignore negative reviews, you are essentially telling both the reviewer and prospective leads that you don’t care about what they have to say. The clients that do complain are ones that feel passionately enough about your business to voice their concerns. If you don’t validate those concerns, expect them to take their business elsewhere.

Missing a Chance to Learn

Mistakes present an opportunity for business leaders to learn. It’s even better when a client presents those mistakes clearly. This will allow you to learn why the mistake happened and how to fix it so it doesn’t happen in the future. If you ignore the feedback from the client, you will not know what the mistake was and it may happen again. Negative reviews offer a chance to learn and grow your business, if you ignore them you miss that opportunity.

No Response Speaks Volumes

Potential clients that are looking at your online profile will see that a bad review is being ignored. If that were to happen, you could lose out on their business and any referrals they might make in the future because they don’t think you care about your clients. This applies to current clients that keep track of your businesses reviews.

Running Out of Excuses

Due to the nature of reviews being public, once a client writes one, everyone can see it. This creates a lasting list of negative occurrences for your business that can be referenced by others. Address poor reviews when possible. Show the client or customer that you care about their thoughts. While it may not win them back, it may be the perfect set up to capture future loyal clients who see your thoughtful and personal response.

Great reviews are not the only ones that can help improve your business. Bad reviews present an opportunity to learn from them and grow your business. If you choose to ignore poor reviews, the consequences could be disastrous. Not only could you lose current clients, but negative reviews could impact the decisions of future clients looking at your business. When you see a negative review, take a step back and see what you can learn from the experience. Address their concerns, and make an effort to change your business to create positive experiences in the future.

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Working with Dana was the best decision I  made for my office.  She listened to my frustrations and helped to get my team, not just the front office, on a plan for improvement that is creating a more productive and efficient workplace.  The team is happier and the systems implemented make the day easier to work and schedule changes don't interrupt the entire day any more.  I highly recommend working with Dana! 

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Dlogo

We're Here to Help.

Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary 30 minute consultation. Not sure what problems in your practice are a priority? No worries! We can prioritize your needs and put together a customized action plan that works for you AND with you!

Your Patients Deserve a Concierge Experience.

Your dental team will quickly develop the skills they need to improve your profitability, develop powerful communication, and boost your patient retention. By implementing systems and protocols through training that is personalized for your unique goals, you can push toward practice growth together as a team.

Develop Clear Systems, Protocols and Solutions

Enhance the everyday efforts of your team by incorporating proven systems, flawless customer service, and ethical practice values.

Become a Problem Solver

You will learn to spot leaks in your overhead, negotiate insurance fees with confidence, and fill your schedule with ideal, loyal patients.

Here's What You Can Expect:

one

Complimentary Consultation

You will have a 30 minute call with Dana to determine what your goals and needs are and a discussion on how we can help you achieve your success.

two

In-Office Evaluation

An in office evaluation helps us to see the office in action and determine that actions needed to serve you best. Our goal is your office running smoothly!

three

Create an Action Plan

After speaking with Dana, you will work together to develop a customized plan based on your office's needs and goals with you, your team and your budget in mind.

Build the Front Office of Your Dreams

At the Dental Concierge Institute, your front office associates will learn powerful tactics to improve their productivity and their customer service. Our empowered coaching can boost your patient retention and allow your front office to fill your schedule easily and effectively.

bodylogo
quote

See What Clients Just Like You Are Saying

Working with Dana was the best decision I  made for my office.  She listened to my frustrations and helped to get my team, not just the front office, on a plan for improvement that is creating a more productive and efficient workplace.  The team is happier and the systems implemented make the day easier to work and schedule changes don't interrupt the entire day any more.  I highly recommend working with Dana! 

 -Dr. Christie S.

 

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January 18, 2019

Marketing plays a vital role in attracting new business. Cleverly designed mailers and strong online SEO strategies can put your practice name in front of hundreds of potential patients. Glowing reviews and testimonials tell website visitors that you provide quality […]

Read More ››

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January 16, 2019

Finding a bad review of your business can feel like your world is turned upside down. Some business owners may choose the approach of dismissing the negative feedback and blaming the customer or client. When ignored, negative reviews can have […]

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