New start up MyPractice9 aims to connect general dentists with traveling dental specialists
The website, which launches in September 2016, claims to make it easier for general dentists to connect with traveling specialists who can provide treatment in house.
The website, which launches in September 2016, claims to make it easier for general dentists to connect with traveling specialists who can provide treatment in house, thus reducing the amount of referrals to specialists.
A new web-based company, MyPractice9, aims to connect traveling dental specialists with private practices. According to the company, early adopters who participated in their beta test realized earnings increases of as much as 30% and more.
The company has begun a nationwide preregistration e-mail campaign that allows dental professionals to sign up for free. The free sign up allows visitors to browse the site while becoming familiar with the core services and functionality. The company expects to begin full service by September 1, 2016.
MyPracitce9 is managed by a team of experienced dental industry executives and dentists who view the traditional business model of a dentist referring patients out to local dental specialist business model as outdated and inefficient.
“Dentists spend a considerable amount of time, energy, and money winning new patients. They spend even more time in a continuous training process to insure that their internal staff provides new and existing patients with an excellent customer experience. But then they send those patients to a third-party dental professional for certain specialty procedures. In that ‘referral’ process, the dentist forfeits significant practice revenue and loses total control of the patient experience. We think that model is just an old way of thinking about the dental industry,” says Michael Hill, president of MyPractice9.com.
“We didn’t invent anything new, really, we just provided an easier and more scalable method for connecting dentists and traveling dental specialists. In our local Southern California market, for example, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of dental specialists who travel to private practice dental offices to provide their specialty services. In this highly responsive mobile interaction, the treatment revenue gets booked through the dental practice but the treatment revenue and costs are shared. It is a rapidly growing trend within the dental industry. We just make it more profitable for the dentist and dental specialist,” says Hill.
You can learn more by visiting mypractice9.com.
Source: MyPractice9 press release 20 July 2016