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Hygiene Clinics: Without Dentists, Hygienists Have No Profit

In this survey, we asked dentists if they had ever seen a successful, private, independent dental hygiene clinic. Only 2% said they knew of a successful one.

But why is that? We found that 76% of dentists think it’s not a profitable business model, whereas 22% think hygiene practitioners’ hands are tied by state laws.

Dental hygiene clinics seem to fail, because dental hygienists need dentists and dental practices to be most profitable. At least, that’s what our dentist respondents seemed to think…

  • “Dental hygiene clinics are bad for the public, good for hygienists. How much more are we willing to give up? We are health care providers. not just a good business model!” (New York prosthodontist)
  • “Financially, I don’t see how it could pay for itself.” (California dentist)
  • “The whole concept is flawed. They cannot diagnose and read X-rays, and this will definitely lower the standard of care. It will also make it cost more since the doc will have to charge more to do dental exams.” (Connecticut dentist)
  • “Will they subcontract a DDS to come in to do exams at $200 an hour?”(Alaska dental office manager)
  • “A hygienist is an invaluable team member due to close and continuous communication, which is not able to happen in remote hygiene settings.” (California dentist)

Read more: Are Successful Dental Hygiene Clinics a Myth?

What Dentists Have to Say About Dental Hygiene Clinics (video)

What Dentists Have to Say About Dental Hygiene Clinics (video)Across the U.S., lawmakers are approving the licensing of independent dental practice hygienists in states where it appears that the public needs greater access to dental care.

But independent dental hygiene clinics are a controversial approach to dental care.

Dental hygienists may love the idea, but dentists just aren’t sold on the concept.

The Wealthy Dentist decided to conduct a survey to ask dentists if they’ve ever seen a successful, private, independent dental hygiene clinic.

One New York prosthodontist wrote, “Bad for the public, good for hygienists. How much are we willing to give up? We are health care providers — not just a good business model!”

To hear what other dentists had to say about dental hygiene clinics, Click on Play to watch the following short video —

What are your thoughts on dental hygiene clinics? Do you believe that they can be a success?

Dental Hygienists Want Independence (Video)

Independent dental hygienistsMore and more states are granting dental hygienists unprecedented independence.

While dentists want to promote access to dental care, most doubt that an unsupervised visit to the dental hygienist is the right answer.

Read more: Dentists Not Enthusiastic About Dental Hygiene Clinics

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