Equipping the New Dental Practice

Starting your own dental practice is a milestone in your dental career that can be both exciting and daunting. You've got many decisions to make, ranging from choice of practice management software to type of delivery system. The possibilities for your new space are endless, but chances are, your budget isn't.

New dentists must consider many factors when starting a practice, not the least of which is how you envision your future practice. Short of having a crystal ball, where do you see your practice in five or 10 years? Will you limit your practice to general dentistry or will you offer other services?

Will you bring in an associate or two? How much are you willing to expand, staff-wise and space-wise? What is your preferred work style, open office or private room? All these considerations affect which equipment you choose to invest in.