Dental staff receiving full pay plummets by 60% April 17, 2020 -- The percentage of dental staff members receiving their full pay decreased by almost 60% in the past two weeks. New data from the ADA Health Policy Institute show that 11% of staff received full pay during the week of April 6, down from 27% two weeks prior. Discuss
One dental assistant's perspective of working for a DSO March 3, 2020 -- In this podcast, we talk to Judy Pacheco, a dental assistant who works for Aspen Dental in Massachusetts. We ask about some of the myths and questions that are out there about work conditions within a dental service organization (DSO) and why she chose to leave a general practice to work at Aspen. Discuss
Numbers show steep drop of dentists in solo practices February 27, 2020 -- The hemorrhaging of dentists from solo practice to dental service/support organizations (DSOs) doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon. The number of dentists in solo practices has declined by 11% in the past 10 years, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute. Discuss
Aspen unveils new implant training program, adds CBCT February 21, 2020 -- Aspen Dental Management has introduced a new implant training program, which includes cone-beam CT (CBCT) 3D imaging technology, for dentists and support staff at all Aspen Dental-branded offices in the U.S.
One dentist's perspective of working for a DSO January 29, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Evans shares his experiences of working for a dental service organization (DSO) and the benefits that come with it in the second installment of our series featuring various team members from group practices. Discuss
DSOs: Comparing startups to those operating and successful January 20, 2020 -- A startup dental service organization (DSO) has a risk in maintaining an adequate capitalization base in the short term -- and especially in the long term. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen explains some of the hardships and concepts for curing the problems necessary for a startup DSO to become a successful DSO. Discuss