Practice Management for New Dentists
To promote your practice’s success, the ADA provides a number of practice tools to assist you in demonstrating your commitment to high-quality care.
Checklist for Starting a New Practice
Provides a list of issues frequently confronted by dentists opening a new practice. Download the free PDF here.
Starting Your Dental Practice
The ADA distributes the Starting Your Dental Practice resource electronically to all fourth-year dental students via the dental school faculty. For more information, contact ADA Office of Student Affairs at 312.440.7470 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice Management Infopak
Many new graduates go into private practice, whether as an employee, independent contractor, or owner. It’s never too early to think about the kind of practice that best fits you. The ADA has the resources to help you determine your future in dentistry, and to help you get started once you’ve made that decision.
Surveys and Research
The Survey Center produces a variety of research on practice management, including the free Survey of Dental Practice Series. Review all available surveys here.
The ADA Catalog also has numerous practice management books and tools for dentists.
A New Dentist's Guide to ADA Membership
The booklet, A New Dentist's Guide to ADA Membership, also highlights a number of practice management tools, among other benefits.
Dental Practice Hub
Get up-to-date information on how the economy is affecting dentistry, with tips and tools you can execute immediately. Here are just a few of the member-only resources you’ll find on dentalpracticehub.ada.org:
The Business of Dentistry
From writing a business plan to deciding on whether to participate in a dental benefits plan, the business of dentistry is complex. Resources here can help with these business decisions
Patient referrals are the best advertisement and the most effective marketing tool. Satisfied patients are great practice builders and your best ambassadors in the community, which is reason enough for making sure your patients are a top priority. Information here will help you grow your practice.
Minimizing Canceled Appointments
Canceled appointments are part of operating a dental practice; however, we have seen an increase in canceled appointments nationwide during these challenging economic times. These tips and suggested talking points are designed to help you and your staff reduce broken appointments.
Members, visit the Dental Practice Hub for these and other resources.