The DSO community is adapting to a changing environment. Like any other movement, it’s not perfect, but the industry is learning and maturing. Transforming the Cottage Industry by Dr. Quinn Dufurrena, DDS, JD, looks at this growing trend in the dental community, the adaptation of the DSO model to meet the changing times, and the concerns of the solo practice model. Dr. Dufurrena explores the old paradigm and looks at the invaluable opportunities for those willing to adapt and shift. Decide where you stand.Buy your copy now from Amazon »
Notable Joint Meeting: ADSO & ADA
On Tuesday, March 31, a small group from the ADSO met with several members of ADA leadership and other individuals representing organized dentistry at the national and state level, at the ADA offices in Chicago. This was the second meeting this year.
Our associations’ mutual goal is to develop a positive working relationship and to ultimately find agreement on acceptable DSO “principles” and support for DSO model state legislation. We believe there is real commitment at the ADA to reach agreement with ADSO this year, but there is certainly no guarantee that will happen. The one guarantee we have is that the lines of communication are open and we look forward to a positive relationship going forward.
Please stay tuned for more developing news.
Patients Not Paperwork
The dental profession is faced with significant challenges while the United States contends with a national oral healthcare crisis. Dental support organizations offer vital assistance in the fight against oral disease, providing dentists with a single source for practice administration and development resources, training, financing, and other non-clinical services that would otherwise involve numerous vendors or hours of the practitioners’ valuable – and limited – time. Read the full white paper "Toward a Common Goal: Role of Dental Support Organizations in an Evolving Profession."Read the full white paper »
Industry Leaders’ Perspectives: The Future of Dental Support Organizations and Dental Practice
Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) have experienced consistent growth in the last couple of decades as more providers seek the competitive and patient-support activities that such organizations provide. This growth has led to significant third-party investment.
In the past decade alone, more than 25 private equity firms have invested significantly in DSOs. As discussed in this white paper, there are a number of reasons to believe that DSOs will continue to be a hot area for growth and investment activity.Read more about McGuire Woods white paper »
2,900 Pounds of Candy for Troops:
Paramus, NJ – In just its second year of participation, North East Dental Management and its affiliates donated over 2,900 pounds of candy to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to our dedicated troops overseas. Additionally, many practices sent hand-written letters and pictures to the troops from the children who donated their Halloween candy. COO, Virginia Wicke commented, “We are so proud of our participating affiliated practices. The generosity and thoughtfulness of our patients is amazing."Learn more about North East Dental Management »
Sixty-three dentists and more than 260 staff at Midwest Dental, operating as Midwest Dental and Mountain Dental, provided more than $200,000 in free dental care to more than 600 underprivileged children on Friday, February 1, 2013 as part of the annual Give Kids a Smile day sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA).Read Midwest Dental's Story »