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Opening Your Own Dental Practice

Here are essential steps you must take to create your very own dental business.

By Dr. Christopher ZedPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

Getting into the business of dentistry can be very challenging, especially if you are new to the industry. Many steps are involved in starting a new dental business, and this post will help you navigate them.

Develop a Business Plan

Getting started can seem daunting, especially if you are new to the industry. The first step in establishing a successful dental practice is to create a business plan. This document should include all the necessary details to run a successful business, such as the standard operating procedures and financial information.

Independent or Partnership?

A partnership can be beneficial if you plan on opening a new dental practice. This arrangement can help minimize the expenses of starting a new business, such as a loan. However, finding a partner who shares your vision can be a bit challenging.

When forming a partnership, you should include details about the arrangement in your business plan. This section should include information about the potential partners and what will happen if one of them decides to leave the partnership.

Finding a Location

Finding the right location is everything. This step requires much research. Moreover, before you start looking for suitable office space, you must understand the local area’s population well.

When looking at spaces, remember to consider the potential for walk-ins. When you establish a dental practice, it helps to be in a location that receives a lot of pedestrian traffic.

Getting Equipment

Getting the necessary equipment for your new dental practice is one of the most significant expenses that you should consider. Aside from dental equipment, you also need other related equipment such as office supplies and computer systems.

It’s crucial that you find an excellent equipment salesperson. They should be able to help you find the right equipment at an affordable price. It’s also important to consider available options before making large purchases, such as leasing.

Obtaining Licenses and Permits

Before opening a new dental practice, you must have all the necessary permits and licenses. This includes a business license, a tax ID number, and an organization paper.

Without all of the required permits and licenses, you will not be able to operate a successful business. So it is best to research your state’s laws and regulations thoroughly.

About Dr. Christopher Zed

A respected professional with over 25 years of experience in dental health care, Dr. Christopher Zed is a Dental Surgeon and the owner of Bayview Lonsdale Dental in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Zed’s philosophy on dental care is focused on patient-centered treatment. This means that each patient has a say in their treatment plan. By utilizing a collaborative approach, Dr. Zed is able to provide information to patients that allows them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. When presented with a difficult decision, Dr. Zed provides his expert opinion, but always takes into account what the patient’s situation is.

Throughout his career, Dr. Zed has always stood confidently in the face of adversity. His personal mission is to provide excellent care to his patients, regardless of the difficulties that stand in his way. In fact, according to Dr. Christopher Zed, “it only energizes me to persevere and never play the victim.” Dr. Zed understands that growth comes from adversity, and he embraces the changes in his life that have happened due to overcoming obstacles. This sentiment has allowed him to pursue a rich career in dentistry, as his can-do spirit pushes him to succeed.

When Dr. Christopher Zed is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying a multitude of hobbies. Whether he is relaxing with his 4 children, playing backgammon and cribbage, or connecting with the great outdoors, Dr. Zed appreciates the downtime he has to rejuvenate after a long day.

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About the Creator

Dr. Christopher Zed

A respected professional with over 25 years of experience in dental health care, Dr. Christopher Zed is a Dental Surgeon and the owner of Bayview Lonsdale Dental in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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