Look around and see how many people have their noses buried in their cellphones. Maybe you’re even reading this on your cellphone now. We’re deep in the age of technology, and people enjoy the convenience it provides. Through their cellphones, tablets, etc., patients are exposed to reviews about your future dental office, appointment reminders via email, information about treatment from Google – the list goes on. If your business isn’t taking advantage of the technological resources available to you, then it could suffer. Here are some ways technology can help you in practice.
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When preparing for an interview, candidates tend to put a lot of time into preparing solid answers to the questions they will be asked, but few spend that same amount of time thinking of questions to ask the interviewer.
In this edition of Let’s Talk, Christian Pearson, national director of dental partnerships at Treloar & Heisel, Inc., continues the conversation with Stephen Trutter, director of consulting and partner at Ideal Practices, as they discuss what students and new dentists can do now to prepare for private practice ownership.
With changes in the marketplace, building a dental practice from the ground up has sparked interest for many new doctors. Though risky, the personal and financial rewards can be plentiful and attainable. While advisors have historically championed buying into practices to take advantage of cash flow and income to tackle student loan debt and begin accumulating wealth, what we’ve seen is that there are fewer practices on the market and more competition for the ones that do hit the market. We see baby boomers working and keeping their practices longer, leaving new dentists with a tighter market to begin practicing.
Going into dentistry was one of the greatest choices I’ve made, and I want every dental student to know they’ve chosen a rewarding profession in which they’re likely to succeed. For me, dentistry was the plan since childhood. Although I didn’t understand what being a dentist entailed back then, I remember thinking, “I could be a good dentist.” Fast forward about 15 years, and I was in dental school — and it was harder than I expected.
When I present at conferences or industry meetings, new dentists often approach me, eager to know whether there are any opportunities in private practice ownership these days. “Can anyone do a startup?” they ask with some trepidation. After all, the word on the street is that it’s not easy.