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Back in “the day,” dental patients paid cash for services, and financing dental care was practically unheard-of. If a patient needed a bridge, or a crown, or veneers, they found a way to pay for it. 

Doesn’t that sound lovely? And impossible, most likely.

Under the theory that “everything old is new again,” let’s talk about you not having to pay one or more team members to deal with insurance. And let’s discuss you not having to take time away from seeing patients to fight with PPOs and insurers who want to deny claims that are clearly valid.

Let’s talk about patients not wanting only the care that their insurance will cover.

Paradigm Shift

The odds are overwhelming that very, very few dental school students envision spending 20, 30, or even 40 years after graduation doing mostly routine exams and drill and fills. Certainly, the realists knew that they’d have to work hard to pay off debt, but almost no one thought that it would be a life sentence, so to speak.

Is that how you saw yourself right after graduation? Working too hard for too long for too little in return? Back and/or neck getting slowly more painful and debilitating? Struggling to find real pleasure in the work you labored so long to master? Beginning to dread going into the office?

Of course not. Let’s talk about practicing your kind of dentistry, whatever that may be.

You CAN Have What You Want

If you’re immersed (or drowning) in the volume model of dental practice, you’ll need to explore new territory to escape. That’s not necessarily an easy thing to do; there’s a certain comfort in the familiar, even if it doesn’t return everything we’d like. The unknown is almost always accompanied by concern if not anxiety.

Back in the Middle Ages, cartographers tended to put pictures of dragons or other monsters in unexplored territory as a warning of potential dangers. Fortunately, this is not unexplored territory for dentists; the landscape, and what it takes to thrive in this “new land,” are well known. In fact, thousands of dentists have benefited from stepping into the new paradigm of dental practice, one where the idea of high volume, low profit no longer applies. 

SmartBox is the pioneer of creating systems to attract more of the higher-value patients dentists want, allowing them to earn more while working less.

And making dental insurance and PPOs pretty much an afterthought.

You can escape today’s dentistry and make it what you want. You don’t have to settle for what everybody else is doing; working too hard for too long for too little in return.


Written by Smartbox

SmartBox employs the best minds in dentistry to help you grow your practice. Our Practice Growth System™ is proven to help dentists in every market area across the country achieve predictable year-over-year growth.

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