Finding quality staff is one of the biggest challenges of running a dental office. This is only compounded by the great risk of not being able to pay them in the long term if patients' bills and collections are not sufficient to support their salaries. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, working with your patients has never been more difficult than in the last two years in your dental office. You don't just have to deal with the fact that your patients are the main source of infection for you and your team, especially with the way the coronavirus is transmitted.
The impact of the pandemic on your dental office doesn't end the burden of additional requirements and regulations. As the long-term effects of the pandemic continue, you'll also need to keep up to date with all the updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), changes in mask requirements, and new vaccination mandates. One of the many problems the dental industry will face is finding new patients. Even if you've managed to overcome the financial problems inherent in opening a new dental office, finding new patients is a challenge that requires dedication, a productive team, and a serious network.