Now is the time
Traditional practitioners are facing many challenges today. It’s safe to say you’re feeling one, if not many, of the stressors below:
- reduced real net income
- decreased use of dental care by the American public
- shrinking employer-sponsored dental care insurance
- increased state, federal regulatory requirements
- increased costs of supplies and technology
- surmounting student debt on the part of new dental graduates
These headaches, coupled with an increasing imbalance of time between clinical duties and administrative tasks, are creating a growing dissatisfaction among solo and small group practitioners.
At PepperPointe we seek to empower and support doctors, proactively address the administrative challenges of today and protect doctors from the drastic changes occurring in our industry.
The illustration below shows trends of three of the most disruptive forces for our industry: a dramatic growth of dental service organizations (DSOs), the significant adoption of clear aligner therapy (expected to grow to represent as much as 50 percent of the total orthodontic treatment modality) and a well documented expectation of declining dental referrals. These trends, not unlike the trends the medical industry saw years prior, will have huge implications for not only the orthodontic specialty but the entire dental industry.
As these trends continue, you as a solo and small group practitioner feel their impact and have only a few options to secure your future in this new climate:
Hope to be able to afford an associate whose income must be high enough to ensure dental school debt can be paid down enough to eventually purchase the practice.
Sell the practice to a DSO at current market value and forfeit the rights and opportunity to reap the reward of increased revenue brought on by consolidated managerial services and organization.
Reap the benefits of consolidated managerial services while maintaining ownership of your practice through a partnership with PepperPointe, allowing you the flexibility to transition your practice when you’re ready.
Embrace the Movement
At PepperPointe Partnerships, we offer the traditional dental service organization functions to proactively address the challenges practitioners face, create efficiencies and provide the support needed with non-clinical tasks, allowing practitioners to focus on patient care. PepperPointe sets itself apart from other DSOs in its unique ability to leverage the passion of, and interest in, doctor ownership, and create a growth strategy for greater synergy and protection among all dental practitioners. Also, with a better exit and entry strategy, we seek to preserve and extend the legacy orthodontists spent decades building, and do so on their terms.
Simply put, our vision is to offer a more optimal value proposition on both ends of the career spectrum for orthodontists while preserving the specialty as we know it.
Want to learn more about what PepperPointe Partnerships can offer you?