Not If Dentistry Follows The Path Of Pharmacy
Many fear that DSOs (corporate dental practices) are on a growth path that will lead to the eventual end of dentist-owned private practices.
Before we conclude the demise of private practice, let’s look at pharmacy. In the 1950s and 1960s pharmacy chains did exist but independently owned pharmacies were very commonplace. Now, as we see CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies everywhere we turn, it might be easy to conclude that the growth in pharmacy chains has destroyed independent pharmacy ownership and made it a thing of the past. That is not the case.