If you’ve caught yourself worrying about negative headlines as they relate to your career prospects in dentistry, let me explain what’s happening. Not a day goes by that I don’t read about the upcoming disaster in private practice dentistry. It’s hard to get away from headlines that scream “Student loan balances are at historic highs,” “DSOs are taking over,” “Dental schools aren’t providing enough clinical practice for new grads,” and “Insurance companies are taking over dentistry just like they did medicine.”
The implication is usually that private practice ownership is disappearing. It’s a wonder any young dentists are still thinking about practice ownership considering all of the negative news out there.