DSOs – Dental Support Organizations. Some love ‘em. Some hate ‘em. Some just don’t know what they think.
No matter what your thoughts, without DSOs in dentistry, where would all the dental grads go to get real world jobs?
Over 6,000 dental grads this year alone. 51% of them women.
Simple, rather obvious questions for you
Where are they supposed to work?
How are they supposed to open a practice with a half-million in debt?
From experience, I can tell you, most solo practices are NOT set up to absorb a single new dentist.
Why? Too many struggle to support the dentist that owns them now!
(If that’s you at the moment – you’re not alone and there is a way to solve your challenge – don’t despair. Reach out for help!)
In a recorded conversation with my friend Steve Parker, the owner of The Profitable Dentist, we discussed this and a few other topics in The State of Dentistry® 2019, at length.
Both Steve and I are pro solo practice/independent dentist.
But, I’m also not an anti-DSO kind of guy, either.
I believe there are market forces at work that are far stronger than anything you or I can sway.
So, you have a choice: Embrace the changes (Look, most of the changes in dentistry are incredibly positive!) or fight tooth and nail to maintain your status quo.
(I’m not a fan of lack of progress or “regressiveness” in most areas, but I AM cautionary of ALL progress – doesn’t mean it’s good, right?)
Catch my podcast with Steve, here.
You won’t want to miss it.