The dental industry is one of the fastest in terms of evolving and changing. This change comes at a constant basis, and in order to keep your practice ahead of the competition, it’s important that you stay on top of the trends, keep yourself well informed, and continually provide the latest and greatest care and amenities to each and every one of your clients. A visit to your dental practice should be one that your patients will remember for a long time coming. In this article, as a way to help you and your growing practice, we will discuss five recent trends that can help you continue to expand your dental practice
Group practices are becoming more and more prevalent in the field of dentistry. Multiple dentists will come together in a partnership to run a practice together. By being part of a group, you make it easier for yourself to manage debt from dental school, while also splitting the cost of running a well-oiled machine. Working with one partner or two allows your practice to see more patients, equating more money and growth in the long run at a faster rate.
Customized financing allows your patients who don’t have access to dental insurance to receive the care that they need at the time that they need it. Dental practices across the country are more often using creative means to provide financing, including customized payment plans, yearly rates, and much more. It’s important to at least consider one of these financing methods to set your practice apart from the rest and show your patients that you care about their dental health over the amount of money they can make you.
Experiences in your office can transform your patients’ dental appointment to something that they have been dreading into an anticipated event. By adding a creative waiting room activity, and chair entertainment, or any other time passing strategies, patients will be more and more inclined to get more procedures done in a shorter period of time. This is especially important if you run a family practice as parents will choose you over other competitors as these features make it easier for their kids to come to the dentist.
This is a no-brainer, as this can be a potential boom for the dental industry. Families who previously could not afford dental care, are now making up for lost time and “catching up” on certain dental procedures that they may have needed in the past and are finally able to have.
Of course having the newest technology is incredibly important as recent Innovations such as digital impression systems, chairside restoration systems, 3D printing, and laser cavity detection can save time for dentist and support staff allowing your practice.
At AFTCO based out of Mesa, AZ, we’re here as your dental consultant specialists. We want you and your practice to succeed for the betterment of the patients that can potentially be walking through your door. Give us a call and we would be more than happy to set up a consultation with you and your team.