10 MISTAKES YOU MUST AVOID IN YOUR DENTAL CLINIC
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10 MISTAKES YOU MUST NEVER DO BEFORE OPENING CLINIC
How can a new dental graduate start a successful practice and make it profitable in the shortest time ?
By NOT MAKING 10 MISTAKES
You must read to the TOP 10 mistakes and Be ready to earn millions
Yes, having our clinic is a moment of pride, joy and happiness. It does feel like owning a piece of the world.
But it’s also a fact that by 2015 dental profession has become too much competitive due to over saturation. There is no denying the fact that a fresh dental graduate today is under much more stress than a dental graduate few years back.
The salary of fresh dental graduates working in college is not as expected.
Every body wants to open a clinic in a city. The practice market is so overcrowded. Because of all this, once, highly profitable profession of dentistry has now become not so profitable.
As you are already in to dentistry you cant suddenly change your field.
What you can do is to be cautious while planning to set up your practice.
Yes there is a perceived over-saturation in dentistry but you have to find your way through it.Many times being continuously around negative thoughts about dentistry closes your minds from many other possibilities. In this post we will be looking at those possibilities before you open your dental clinic.
Am no expert but am sharing the points that I realised while trying to open & establish my clinic. Many people will tell you what to do to open a clinic.
But We will tell you top mistakes that you should not do before opening your first dental clinic
The idea for this article is by Dr.Varun Bajaj
(You can check the Dr.Bajaj – Version @ dentistfriend.com)
This current version of the article was re-imagined, edited & re-written by
Dr.Natarajan + Dr.Sheila
who both are successful dental practitioner for past 8 years.
The Creative Designing was done by DentalOrg.com Editor in Chief Dr.Deb
The trio of Dr.Bajaj , Dr.Nataraj / Dr. Shiela have a vast experience of setting and running a clinic from scratch and here they are sharing their hard gained experience for the benefit of all budding dentists. Dr. Bajaj is also a very gifted writer and regularly writes articles on improving the careers of young dentists.
Check out the 1st mistake that many dental graduates make …
1. NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR BASIC CLINICAL SKILLS ?
DON’T OPEN CLINIC !
Irrespective whether a fresh passed out dentist or a post graduate, your dental clinic depends on few basic dental procedures
Root Canal Treatment/ Tooth Preparation
Esthetic Composite Works
Never open a clinic without getting your hands smooth on these procedures.
Learn The Basic Things Properly
Before opening a clinic you need to have more than a good hand in these basic dental procedures. They are the major bread and butter of your practice. So, Never open a clinic without getting your hands smooth on these procedures. If you are in a process of just opening a clinic and still doubtful about the skills. Then don’t worry. It takes around 2 to 3 months, for the complete set up to be ready. In that 2 to 3 months get your hand as good as you can in RCT and extractions. Rest you will keep learning while managing your clinic.
2nd Mistake That Many Dentists Do …
2.Wild Adventuorous Investments
(Remember you are Bambani …. Not Ambani )
Ask any dentist in general what type of clinic he/she wants to make ?
He/ She will answer – the most swanky, comfortable and modern age clinic where the patients will just feel like slipping in to a resort, get treated and pay me handsomely and more.
Well it’s not a bad idea. But to make it successful you or your parents need MONEY !
If you don’t have enough of what shown in the picture, then the real game starts.
“Never Spend Huge Amount To Set Up The Clinic”
That’s a cardinal rule. Never spend excess amount on furnishing and interiors. That takes up huge chunk of money. Instead spend on instruments, chair and other must have clinic accessories.
Don’t just yet go for the show business. Its not the correct time. Every business venture has risk elements and you need to take it a little carefully from the point of view of investment.
Spend only in what is necessary. Nothing more or nothing less.
I have personally seen cases where some doctors went in to too much of razzmatazz in their clinic and the final amount spent went up too high. All this will add you to your stress unless you have loads of excess money in your account.
Stress After Spending Too Much