By most objective standards, corporate dentistry as a whole, takes a lot of the quality out of dental care. The corporations by their very nature are focused more on profit rather than providing the best level of care for patients. And while we do recognize that there is a part of the population that needs access to low cost dental care—this low cost dental care should not be low quality care.
Low quality dental care is ultimately more expensive to the patient and harmful to the patient. When a business model for health care is focused solely on a profit margin rather than successful patient treatment outcomes, our profession as a whole looks bad.
Quite often we have at least one patient coming to us as a result of being dissatisfied with the care received from a corporate dental office. Patients often feel like they are receiving poor treatment, or have pain, so will return to the corporate run office, but are told that things like root canals or crowns are necessary to alleviate the pain they are experiencing. It truly undermines what most in the dental profession but aren’t getting the opportunity to do what they best—deliver on the spot genuine oral care.
Sometimes high-pressure sales tactics that are used— even being described to like a car salesman trying to meet their monthly quota. Patients are being pressured to sign up for treatment that they may or may not need and are trusting that the staff of the dental office is recommending treatment based on the patient’s need and not the business’ agenda of the managing corporation.
It is scenarios like this that make patient’s distrust dental professionals which can in turn make it more difficult to get patients to proceed with truly needed dental treatment.
If we can be of assistance, please contact us.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341