(DSO) Dental Service Organizations

DSO Industry Explained

Dental Support Organizations (DSOs), which contract with dental offices, provide support and critical business management including non-clinical operations.

Dental Service Organizations (DSO)

This allows dentists to be more focused on patients while still providing excellent dental care

DSO Purpose and Excellent Commitments

The values of the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), reflect the standards of our members. The ADSO membership requires that you adhere to a complete Code of Ethics. Members must demonstrate professionalism and share best practices, and use the Code of Ethics in their daily activities.

The ADSO is dedicated to excellence. We operate transparently and with integrity by making significant investments in the communities where member-supported dentists are practicing. Our industry shares many hallmarks: community involvement, innovative services, and the highest standards of proven methods.

The ADSO is a vital and expanding industry. The member companies are located all over the globe and provide support to thousands of dentists who offer the best care.

DSO Myths Revealed

False Truth
Corporate ownership of a practice By law dentists must own and operate their practices, DSOs provide non-clinical business support
High doctor turnover Many DSOs have low single-digit programs, strong mentoring opportunities
Low clinical quality Many DSOs facilitate top flight CE programs, strong mentoring opportunities
Doctors don’t stay long-term Many DSO-supported dentist are now making DSO affiliations their career of choice
Career advancement concerns Many DSO-supported dentists earn more, have more mobility and have a better work-life balance than private practitioners

What is a DSO?

Dental Support Organizations (DSOs), which are contracted with dental practices, provide support and business management services that include non-clinical operations. DSOs allow dentists to optimize their practice by providing professional office management support. DSO allows dentists to be more focused on their patients while still providing excellent care.

DSO Technology

Many dentists have been able to make use of modern technology to deliver high-quality dental care to their patients through the DSO model. ADSO member companies invest in innovative technologies to benefit patients. These technologies include radiography and intraoral CAD/CAM, implants, scheduling, online record keeping, and intraoral cameras.

ADSO’s member businesses are in business of providing high-quality management services for dentists who need support in non-clinical operations

DSO Dental Practice Management

DSO Dental Practice Management

DSOs Support Critical Business Functions like:

  • Dental
  • Dental Accounting
  • Risk Management
  • Support Dental Practice



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