Waterfall Profit Calculator

A free tool for learning how to increase profits in your dental practice.

Step 1: Revenue

Enter your current total collections or your revenue goal. We'll use this to calculate the amounts you should spend on various expenses and investments in order to earn a profit.

Enter a number in thousands. You can enter data on a monthly or yearly basis.

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Step 2: Cash Allocation

View our recommendations for target spending for your revenue in each category. You can also compare your Actual current spending the Target we suggest. By reaching these targets, profit will drip down through each category, like a waterfall!

Cash Allocation

Categories for spending.


Target

How much you should be spending.


Actual

What you really spend (or guess).


Net

Target minus actual. Indicates profit.


How To Increase Profit

Our recommendations on how to grow profit in each category.


Dentists

30% or $0k


$
k

$0k


Excellent! Discover strategies to keep dentist compensation high while increasing profit.

Dentist pay is a balance. Pay well, but too much will drain profit. If pay is low, grow revenue.


Clinical Asst.

8% or $0k


$
k

$0k


Kudos! Here, more time = more profit. Discover ways assistants can drive even more profit.

Turn your clinical dept into your greatest asset by getting more effective, efficient, & productive.


Hygienists

10% or $0k


$
k

$0k


Hygiene should be a major source of profit. Learn to leverage this strength even more below.

Healthy patients bring profit, so hygienists will lead the way. Empower with data and tools.


Admin Pay & Exp.

12% or $0k


$
k

$0k


This won't bottleneck your growth. Use tech and solid systems to stay profitable as you expand.

You need solid systems to remove roadblocks to revenue growth and reduce admin expense.


Occupancy

10% or $0k


$
k

$0k


All growth flows straight past occupancy into profit. Be careful to keep these expenses low.

Grow revenue or reduce the expense. Learn to use your space efficiently.


Lab & Supply

10% or $0k


$
k

$0k


Every small reduction creates profit as you grow. Good systems lead to efficient use of resources.

Caused by material waste, disorganization, and lost time due to poor systems. Address all three.


Investment

10% or $0k


$
k

$0k


Continue growing the patient pool or serve it more fully. Reinvest resources & plan for ROI.

Don't throw more money into debt or CE. Get a return from previous investments first.


Your
Waterfall
Profit

Target


90% Spending
10% Profit

Target Profit for Your Revenue


Total Profit


So, what now?

This is just the beginning. Now, you have the knowledge to start focusing your energy where it's needed most. By intentionally addressing issues in each category, you'll start to see profit trickle down. For most practices, it begins with consistent and reliable operating systems. You don't have to go it alone. Practicewater is committed to help you grow health and profit. Sign up below, and we'll share ways to increase revenue and get the greatest return on your overhead.

So, what now?

Congratulations! Profit is flowing through your expenses. Running your practice doesn’t have to be constant chaos. Keep adding new ways to grow. Every practice can grow through more consistent and reliable operating systems. The more efficient you become, the less you’ll find yourself dealing with chaos, and the more you will see patient health increase. Practicewater is is committed to help you grow health and profit. Sign up below, and we’ll share ways to increase revenue and get the greatest return on your overhead.

Get an email summary of your results

Enter your email address and we'll send you a free email summary, plus a free 9-week email course with advice about improving your spending in each expense category to increase your profit.