The Brain Trust on specialists in the GP office (DHP152)


Is having a specialist in the GP office the ultimate “have your cake and eat it too” or is it a management nightmare that makes everyone worse off? Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Paul Goodman join Jason and Alan to discuss.

You hate endo, but you hate to send it out. You’d love to do more big implant cases, but your local specialists are too busy to get patients in quickly. What about having a specialist in your office? Dr. Frank Clayton and Dr. Paul Goodman have all kinds of experience on this topic (positive and negative) and they join the Dental Hacks to talk about the pros and cons of incorporating specialists into a general dental office. If you’re interested in getting some help with bringing a specialist into your office be sure to get in touch with Paul Goodman at his Dental Nachos Facebook group! He’s got some really good checklists you need to see, too:

Is your office ready for an in house specialist?

Things to think about when looking at an in house specialist

Some links from the show:

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Jason: Augma Bond Apatite

Alan: Mogul podcast

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  1. I’m an old dentist. I’m sure I was the oldest attendee at VOD in January. Nevertheless, I love the podcast and always take something away from it. I have a relatively large, active traditional dental practice and I can see a lot of merit in adding specialty help either with a classically trained specialist or a GD who gets good at something. How would you go about finding someone to fill a need? I also started an oral surgery practice 3 years ago. It has grown and I need to hire another surgeon. We can’t seem to get any interest. We’ve tried the usual solicitations but no luck. Any suggestions?

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