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How To Open Your Own Practice

I’ve been thinking a lot about opening my own Dental Hygiene practice. The autonomy of being my own boss really attracts me, along with providing another option for under-served populations. The whole idea of Dental Hygienists having their own practices is very new, so I’m having trouble getting an idea of what it takes and what day to day operations would consist of. I’d love to talk to another hygienist who has done it and could give me some pointers. I’d love to pick your brain! Please email me at JAshcraft92@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

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If you’re opening a new dental practice, there are many things to consider, including licenses, local requirements, supplies, insurance, infection control and OSHA.
-Apply for a license to practice from the your state’s board of dentistry
-Visit an established practitioner for advice on the capital requirements for establishing and running a dental practice.
-Select the location for your dental practice. Determine whether you are going to rent space in a building or build your own establishment and the estimated cost.
-Purchase the necessary dental equipment for your business. This includes x- ray machines, scalpels and razors, forceps and drills. Obtain computer technologies to provide quality services to your patients and ease your work. Include protective gear such as gloves and glasses to use when handling your patients. Hire the services of an insurance company to provide health insurance coverage for the business.
-Put out advertisements for job vacancies in posters and other print media. Hire your preferred candidates including an assistant, dental hygienists, lab technicians and a secretary or receptionist.
-Market your business through the media for example the television and radio. Hir

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