Family practice dentists are on the ropes as their practice is being forced to close due to lack of revenue and budget constraints.
In an effort to keep family practice dentistry open and profitable, a new online resource called “Dentists in Need” has been created that helps dentists across the country and around the world save their practice.
The “Denture for Dental Practice” website, which launched on Monday, is a collaboration between a handful of family practice dental professionals and an advocacy group called “Families for Denture.”
Dentist Dan Avila, who was instrumental in creating the website, says he was inspired to create the site after seeing how many dentists around the country are forced to shut their practice when they can no longer pay their bills.
“When I saw the numbers of dentists that were closing, I felt it was urgent,” he said.
Avila started the website to help other dentists who have been unable to make ends meet.
The site offers financial help for dentists, but it also offers advice on how to save a family practice.
In the first two months of the year, Avilas family practice received a total of $5,000 from the National Association of Family Dentists.
That’s just a fraction of the $80 million in annual revenue the nation’s family practice revenue generates, Ailvas said.
But there are also a number of barriers to dentists’ finances.
The National Association for Family Dentistry does not have a revenue sharing agreement with the family practice, which means dentists have to make up the difference in revenue from patients who visit the dental practice.
Dental bills are usually the first item dentists need to cover.
“It’s very important that you understand the tax code so that you can make the right choices about your dental care,” Aviles said.
“The only way to make that decision is to understand the cost of your care.”
The “Best of Family Dental” website also offers financial advice for dentistry owners.
Avils website includes a list of recommendations to help you decide what your family dental plan should be.
“If you can afford it, go for it.
If you can’t afford it and don’t want to go, it might not be for you,” he says.
“If you don’t have any teeth to cover, then go ahead and make that choice.”
Avils advice is based on the idea that family dental care is not only a family business but it’s also a profession.
“The best part of family dental practice is the dental care that is given to all of your family members,” he advises.
“I hope that you find this resource helpful in your decision making process.”
To learn more about the “Best Of Family Dont” website visit http://www.bestoffamilydont.com/