- Posted February 19, 2014 by
Pompano Beach, Florida
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If you think running a dental practice is all about just scheduling patients, servicing them and happily collect the money for those services, think again.
Dr Joseph Thayil from Pompano Beach, Florida, talks about the challenging conditions the dental offices are experiencing these days, as far as actual care for the patients.
Actually, he mentions he has observed some dental practices are just pushing for the numbers to see more and more patients in order to survive as a practice. He says that when that happens, you end up losing the personal patient touch that is so much looked for on all patients.
"Having a personal touch relationship with your dental patient is what distinguishes you apart from other dentists - he added.
"Patients spend a lot of time looking for a dentist that does not treat him like a number, an unfortunate but common scenario in some parts of the country.
"Treat your patients as family members and you are going to have a much better dental office", he said.
"What is happening is that the business model is taking over the dentist model and that is a real problem for all dentists owning a practice.
"The doctors want to care for the patients, yes, but they also have to run a complex business.
"Amid all the health and insurance regulations, labs and administrative costs going up all the time, that has become a real challenge", he said.