5 things to explore before opening your doors


Before you open your doors and welcome a new wave of patients, set yourself up for success by paying special heed to these five Patterson solutions to minimize mistakes and maximize results.

Opening your new practice is an exciting time. Whether you’ve transitioned from a previous owner or are starting fresh in a brand-new building, there is much to determine in establishing a new culture.

But before you open your doors and welcome a new wave of patients, set yourself up for success by paying special heed to these five Patterson solutions to minimize mistakes and maximize results.

Office design

Patients often associate the quality of the care they receive with the overall appearance of an office. Reception areas and waiting rooms can make a lasting first impression, so take the opportunity to customize your space in a way that helps to relax and build confidence. Whether with accent paint, calming music, plant life or even pleasant aromas, your office is an ideal showcase for your personal style.

Whatever your needs and vision are, Patterson’s DesignEdge team can walk with you every step of the way. From selecting ideal equipment to choosing carpet in each operatory, we offer resources to help guide you to the best decision for your practice. Perhaps you haven’t thought about where you’d like to be located, how many treatment rooms you need, or what colors and design fit your personal style? Let our specialists help you navigate the complex world of dental office design.

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It should come as no surprise that purchasing dental merchandise is an essential investment. When it comes to consumables used in procedures, or everyday giveaways like toothbrushes, floss and toys for kids, we offer a nearly endless selection of products to fit any preference.

Our exclusive partnerships with premium brands, combined with our signature in-house value brand, virtually guarantees we’ll carry merchandise at a price point that fits your budget. You can find it all on PattersonDental.com – simply search for what you need, and keep your inventory perpetually stocked.

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Equipment and technology

Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology sends a strong message to your patients. A well-equipped office with modern technology demonstrates a commitment to providing the best care available.

Likewise, patients place high value on practices that offer the convenience of single-visit restorations, reduced radiation exposure and immediate diagnosis. Imagine being able to instantly compare images side by side, or educate your patients with readily available charts, images and videos. Don’t forget Patterson’s team of experts who are ready to help you install and use all this technology so that you can spend more of your valuable time caring for patients!

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Setting up your own dental practice can be quite costly, and not all practices have the capital to bring dream scenarios to life for the grand opening. Still, buying cornerstone equipment is essential, and if you’re concerned about the expense, dental financing may be an excellent option.

To help out, Patterson Financial Services offers an easy approval process and convenient, customized financial packages. And for patients who aren’t able to afford the expense of certain treatments, we offer consumer financing solutions with payment plans to help ease their financial burdens as well.

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Practice management services

Balancing clinical concerns with office management issues is a key challenge in every practice. Each decision you make on a clinical product, technique or piece of equipment impacts patient satisfaction, efficiency and overhead costs. Utilizing practice management services creates a happier and more productive environment and can help alleviate anxiety.

From patient scheduling and insurance claim tracking to business and clinical solutions, our eServices can help you select and implement the solutions that will uniquely benefit your business and help you give more of your time to patients.

At Patterson, we help you begin your new venture with confidence, building systems that support your success. And when you pull the focus away from administrative details, you can pay attention to the things that truly make your practice stand out – excellent patient care and the best possible dental solutions.

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