Dentists closely watch their bottom line. As practice owners, the first priority is patient care, followed by keeping overhead down. So when hygienists ask for a raise, doctors immediately think, “How much is that going to cost me for the year and is it really worth it?”
According to New analysis from The Pew Charitable Trust’s Dental Campaign, these communities enjoy fewer dental visits and preventative treatment than the white population and suffer more untreated tooth decay and tooth loss.
There are many changes in our profession lately; from the types and numbers of procedures we accomplish to the types of continuing education we need, even the way we get products is changing. It is an exciting and unprecedented time in dentistry.