When it comes to visiting your local dentist, you have many options. In fact, you may have so many choices that it starts to feel overwhelming. Today, we discuss the difference between visiting an independent dental office and a Dental Services Organization, otherwise known as a DSO.
According to the American Dental Association, more dentists are partnering with DSOs. It doesn’t look like that trend will be reversing anytime soon.
What is a DSO?
You can think of a DSO as a type of contractor. They work with a dental office to help with administrative tasks that inherently come with running a dental practice. These tasks could include anything from marketing to scheduling appointments to handling payments.
While there are different types of DSOs, we find that being an independent, local Apple Valley dentist office gives us the power, freedom, and customer service to do what we love best — help you maintain a healthy smile.
Choosing the Right Dentist for You
If you find a dental office you love, we support you! There are three distinct advantages to choosing a local spot instead of visiting a DSO.
- We Run the Show.
At a local dentist office, we have our hands in every aspect of our practice, from booking appointments to payments. There’s no “man behind the curtain” running the operation for us. If a complex issue arises, we can problem solve it quickly and make the best call for you.
- We Have the Power.
One of the main reasons we choose to do the work ourselves is it allows us to give our patients personalized care and customer service without worrying about hitting corporate benchmarks or revenue goals. Instead, our number one priority is the comfort and care of our clients.
- We Offer Financial Flexibility.
Because of their structure, some DSOs can only accept specific pre-approved insurance plans. We provide multiple financing options for our patients, regardless of whether or not they currently have dental insurance.
- We Build Community.
As an independent dental office, we have the time to get to know you and your teeth. This attention to detail becomes especially important when life shifts happen. Having a practice that is well-acquainted with your mouth health leads to more personalized recommendations and treatment plans. We want you to feel supported no matter where you are on your dental journey, and we achieve that through personable professionalism.
Plus, being greeted by name always feels good.
Proud to Be Your Apple Valley Dentist
Teeth contribute to our overall health. You deserve personalized dental treatment that honors and respects where you are and where you’re headed.
The Dakota Dental staff is honored to serve the community of Apply Valley and surrounding Twin Cities suburbs. We love seeing you and your family grow over the years and helping your smile stay strong along the way.
Want to visit an Apple Valley dentist’s office that puts its patients first? Our office is located at 14682 Pennock Avenue, Apple Valley, Minnesota.