Survival of the Fittest?- How Some Dentists are Surviving the Shutdown

As the CEO of StraightSmile Solutions, I have a 30,000 mile, birds-eye view of what dentists around the world are doing to survive. Sure, most are being over-compliant and burrowing in their rabbit’s dens trying to do “their part to flatten the curve”. Don’t get me wrong, I madly respect that but remember you also have dependents who are often hourly wage-earners who are suffering right now. Now is the time to be more innovative and think “outside the box”. Trust me, I am hurting too. I’ve lost over 50% of my clients temporarily to this slowdown. Instead of chilling and watching Netflix, I’ve chosen to help my fellow dentists with complimentary support.

I am not telling you to break the law or to harm yourselves or others, quite the contrary. My suggestions are clearly explained in dozens of videos I’ve been publishing and posting on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQDILf1sP5qR4p78673bzA?view_as=subscriber. I also have a PDF of suggestions that I can email you if you contact me here.

Believe it or not, some dentists are thriving and following the laws and regulations but it’s a small, innovative few. Align Technology® had a great webinar last week on their launch of their VC system (virtual consult/virtual check-in). There are other systems that are available such as SmileSnap®, GP Ortho Tracking® and Dental Monitoring®.

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