Starting a new dental practice takes a lot of planning and work. From hiring employees to finding a suitable office location, there are many factors that you need to considered when establishing your dental practice.
1. Order Supplies
Many new dentists tend to forget about the importance of ordering and maintaining adequate supplies. A dentist has many things to consider including the management of supplies, employees, safety and infection control and licensing requirements. Fortunately, there are many local and national suppliers available to help dentists order and maintain sufficient supplies. Be sure to have a good relationship with a trusted dental supplier so that you understand what supplies are available and how long they typically take to ship. That way, when you need your dental handpiece bearings replaced, you won’t risk an increased patient wait time.
2. Establish Goals
You want your new dental practice to be successful, and a huge part of that depends on your goals. It’s critical that you set short, moderate and long-term goals to make sure your dental practice is going in the envisioned direction. Make sure that your goals are measurable, such as how many new patients you see each month, and that you evaluate and adjust your goals as needed along the way.
3. Market Your Practice
The best way to get new patients and establish a successful dental practice is by being a good dentist. Make sure that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to practice good dentistry. In addition, it’s important to be a good marketer; even if you are the best dentist in the area, no one will know you’re open if you don’t have a solid marketing plan in place.
Starting a new dental practice involves several key components. To ensure continual success, establish a business plan, find a good dental supplier, establish goals and market your business.