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 »
He is coming into the role with a rich career in dentistry spanning from serving in the Navy’s Dental Corps and teaching at dental schools to serving as an ADA Hillenbrand fellow and as director of two state dental associations. Read Dr. Dufurrena’s welcome letter to learn more about his unique and innovative vision for ADSO and his view of dentistry in general!Read Dr. Dufurrena’s welcome letter »
Dentistis Debate Proposed Rule Change
Amid Conference in San Antonio
Thousands of dentists from around the country will gather today in San Antonio for the last day of ADA 2014, the annual meeting of the American Dental Association.
The week of meetings arrived in the middle of an ongoing, state-wide dispute over the operation of Dental Support Organizations (DSO) in the industry and new rules that would restrict them.
DSOs are third-party, for-profit companies that contract with dental clinics to provide non-clinical administrative support to dentists. Such services include administration, accounting, and human resource and legal support.
"We bring a high level of efficiency to the table," said Keith Newton, the CEO of DentalOne Partners Inc., a Dallas-based DSO. "We take a lot of non-clinical responsibilities off dentists' shoulders."Read the full article »
Highlight from ADSOinsights.org
Dental Associates Recognized by Inc. Magazine for Job Creation Dental Associates, which has three clinics in the Milwaukee area and is Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice, has been featured in the inaugural edition of Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards, which recognizes private businesses that have generated significant new jobs during the past three years.Dental Associates and Inc magazine »
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 »
How doctors educate patients could affect your bottom line, save money, and keep patients coming back.Read more at WebMD.com »
Less fortunate benefit from free dental services
Earlier this year, the American Dental Association confirmed through research a disturbing dental divide in the United States — almost half of all lower income Americans did not visit a dentist in the last year or more, and a little over a third admit to living with an untreated cavity.
The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) and member company Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) and its supported dentists are doing something about that grim statistic.