Timothy Brown returns to speak with Dr. Suham Alexander about two different dental practice owners. The changing landscape in the dental industry also brings about changes in how dentist owners view their dental practices.
iDentist, is a trademarked concept which refers to the dentist as an “investor” dentist with a very entrepreneurial outlook on the business. These dentists, alone or in partnership, accumulate multiple practices and thrive on growing their businesses. In general, these dentists tend to have spontaneous, ambitious, energetic and dynamic personalities.
In contrast, “I, the dentist” is a dentist who prefers to operate his/her solo practice. This owner enjoys going to work each day and takes pride in this one office. This traditional ownership model describes ~75% of the current Canadian dental practices and their owners like to have controlled and structured healthcare and business environments.