The future prospects of the traditional solo-doctor, private practice are bleak. There are a number of challenges facing the dental industry but there are four factors primarily responsible for the declining prosperity of the typical general dentist and more importantly, the doctor-patient replationship.

  • Decreased or stagnant reimbursement from third party payers.
  • Increased labor, technology, and supply costs.
  • Increase student loan obligations.
  • The emergence of direct to consumer appliances.