• Seona

VA, OBM or VDM? Do I need one?

Updated: May 1, 2021



Dental Practice owners are working longer and longer hours simply to keep up with the demand of their practice. They need to keep their patients happy while providing exceptional patient care and treatment, keep their team running smoothly, follow a range of compliance and regulation requirements, and somehow run a business! You're lucky if you can get in a round of golf every two weeks!


But what if you could outsource most of these tasks? Free up your time so you could focus on the things that only you can do.


Think of having all that added stress melt away from your shoulders...


In today's world more and more people are working from home and helping businesses grow through their industry expertise and knowledge. By handing tasks and projects over to someone experienced you can be assured that they will be completed to an extremely high standard.


So who can help?


A VA (Virtual Assistant) is a remote office support worker. They will help with the running of essential office tasks such as email management, scheduling appointments, organizing travel arrangements and handling your social media accounts.


An OBM (Online Business Manager) on the other hand, while also remote, managers online-based businesses, including the day to day management of operations, projects and team management. OBM's outsource certain tasks and manage the deliverables to keep the projects accountable. They can also work with business owners in the strategic planning of the business.


Still, confused? Think of it like a VA is your front office employee while an OBM is your practice manager.


Then what is a VDM?


VDM stands for Virtual Dental Manager. It's an OBM with the added skills and knowledge that's unique to someone having worked in the dental industry for many years. They are aware of the unique challenges that dentists (and teams) face on a daily basis. They know what business strategies are practical and which ideas need tweaking so that they can work in with the flow of your practice.


Benefits of outsourcing to a VDM:


  • More time for you and your team to focus on what is the number one reason your practice will succeed or fail - patient care!

  • You'll get an experienced manager to oversee and implement various projects and ideas, so you can finally achieve the practice you always wanted.

  • Save on recruitment fees and training. A VDM already has the knowledge to hit the ground running

  • Fast efficient and accurate work delivered to deadlines

  • Save on employee expenses such as payroll tax, superannuation, WorkCover and Insurances.

  • Have someone make a strategic plan come to fruition.


Whichever way you decide to go, outsourcing to a virtual person will automatically give you more free time to do the things you want.. and who doesn't want that?!


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