(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
|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.
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
DSOs Support Critical Business Functions like:
- Dental Accounting
- Risk Management
- Support Dental Practice