Marketing a Dental Practice
Dentistry, as a health care profession, is actually a vocation or “calling” to provide needed dental services to society. As such, it is common for both the practitioner who has just graduated, as well as the seasoned, well-established dentist, hygienist, or office manager to have little focus or training on the dental practice business aspects.
Historically, there were times when the dentist just handled the “procedures” for the patient. In our increasingly complex society, the business aspects of dentistry have become more important for even the “survival” of certain dental practice styles. In other words, the dental practice must be managed as a business in order to even have the ability to provide dental services to your community.
We cannot possibly provide all the answers or serve to meet all the needs of a dynamic business such as a dental practice, but dentalcare.com can provide some small aids and resources that may help in day-to-day operations as well as help one to achieve the best possible dentistry for patients. This Practice Management section will continue to evolve and grow just as a new dental practice does, and we hope the tools will be helpful to all who are interested in dental practice management.