10 Greatest Mistakes to Avoid in Your Dental Clinic – Dental Practice Management

Dr Varun Bajaj

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Dr Varun Bajaj is a Dental Surgeon practicing in Chandigarh. He has been in clinical practice for many years now and loves to share his experiences with young dentists.

10 Greatest Mistakes that every dentist must avoid in their dental clinic.

Very essential for a successful dental career & dental practice management.

Dental Practice Management: 10 Greatest Mistakes to Avoid in Your Dental Clinic

How can a new dental graduate start a successful practice and make it profitable in the shortest time?


You must read to avoid these 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 a few years back.

Everybody wants to open a clinic in a city. The practice market is so overcrowded.

Because of all this, once, a highly profitable profession of dentistry has now become not so profitable.

As you are already into dentistry you can not 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 I am sharing the points that I realized while trying to open & establish my own clinic. Many people will tell you what to do to open a clinic.

But I will try to tell you the top mistakes that you should not do before opening your first dental clinic

Check out the 1st mistake that many dentists make …



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.

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2nd Mistake That Many Dentists Do …

2.Wild Adventurous Investments

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 into 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 an excess amount on furnishing and interiors.

That takes up a huge chunk of money.

Instead spend on instruments, chair and other must have clinic accessories.

Don’t just yet go for the show business. Wait for 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 into 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

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The Most Common Mistake in Spending Money For Clinic

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