What is corporate dentistry?
Corporate dental practices are the big box stores of the dental world. You see them popping up in strip malls and shopping centers with generic names that sound like fruits or trees. With their large advertising budgets, it seems you can not open a magazine or your mail box without seeing their marketing campaigns. Driven by corporate market strategies to maximize profits, they operate like fast-food restaurants moving clients through at a fast pace.
These dental practices are run by executives whose goal it is to maximize profits. This is accomplished through a low-fee, high-volume business model. While their fees are lower and they accept numerous reduced-fee plans, in order to be profitable they have to see large volumes of patients. To keep costs low, they utilize the most economical supplies, materials and labs substituting quantity for quality.
What are the pros and cons of corporate dentistry?
- Cost. Corporate dental practices offer services at reduced fees.
- Multiple locations. While you may not see the same provider, corporate dental practices offer multiple locations at which to be seen. If one office can not accomocate your desired appointment date and time, another office might be able to.
- Extended office hours. With a larger pool of employees, corporate dental practices often offer late appointments and sometimes even weekend appointments.
- Impersonal. One of the biggest complaints from patients who visit corporate dentistry offices is that they never see the same dentist or dental hygienist. In fact, corporate dentistry has a very high employee turn over rate. Patients never get a chance to develop a relationship with their dental provider.
- Inadequate attention from provider. Another complaint from patients is that they feel rushed or that the dentist did not listen to their needs. As the business model is to move patients through quickly to maximize profit, the time spent with the dentist is limited. Patients may feel they are not given adequate time to address questions or concerns and to receive that level of personal care common to private dentistry.
- Inferior quality of materials and laboratories. One way to keep costs low is to use inferior materials and the cheapest laboratories for dental restorations. In the long run, these lower quality materials may not last, do not produce as aesthetically pleasing of a result, and may need to be replaced sooner.
What are the pros and cons of private practice dentistry?
Private dental practices are owned and operated by a dentist who provides care for patients in that practice. As a patient in a private dental office, you receive personalized and patient-centered care. Your dentist will take the time to listen to your concerns and goals. Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale is a private practice where Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle focus on patient care and providing the highest quality in dental restorations.
- Consistant care. You will always see the same dentist who will listen to your concerns. Your dentist has knowledge of your history based on experience with you as opposed to simply reading entries in the chart and trying to determine the history.
- Adequate time with Dentist. Our main goal at Excellence in Dentistry is to thoroughly and honestly care for your needs. Our dentists invest time to understand your concerns and goals and to make sure you understand your unique needs as a patient and your treatment options.
- Patient Comfort. A friendlier, more relaxed atmosphere enhances patient comfort and patient-doctor trust. At Excellence in Dentistry, we treat our patients like we would treat our family because you are our dental family.
- Communication. A smaller office with a consistent staff means closer communication between hygienists, dentists, and supporting staff. Dental teams with strong communication provide better care to patients.
- Insurance. We are in-network for many insurances and gladly bill your insurance on your behalf. If we are not in-network for your insurance, we can still bill it for you so they can reimburse you directly.
- All your dental needs. Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle strive to be the best dentists in Fort Lauderdale and provide everything our patients need in office. From dental check-ups to dental cleanings, dental deep cleaning (perioscaling and root planning), tooth fillings, dental bonding, dental crowns, dental bridges, veneers, implant crowns, clear aligners (braces), teeth whitening, tooth extraction, wisdom tooth extraction and IV sedation dentistry.
- Cost. At Excellence in Dentistry our fees are reflective of Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle using the highest grade materials and high end dental labs to give our patients the highest quality, long-lasting dental restorations. Our dentists are passionate about continuing education in order to provide the very latest dental technologies for the best dental outcome for our patients.
- Single location. Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale only has one location at 2480 E. Commercial Boulevard, just over the Commercial bridge from Lauderdale by the Sea.
If you are searching for the "best dentist near me," look no further. Our top rated dentists at Excellence in Dentistry are ready to partner with you for your best oral health. Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle are committed to providing you and your family with the highest quality dental care. Call our office at 954-928-1666 to schedule an appointment. Visit our webpage and see what patients are saying on the "testimonials" page. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.