MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--The nation's leading Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) have joined together, leveraging their strengths to form the Dental Group Practice Association.
DGPA is a nonprofit trade association in which members service approximately 1,493 dental practices currently operating in 46 states. With more than 3,137 dentists participating in a group dental practice, they collectively generated more than $2 billion in revenue in 2007. Revenue is projected to surpass $2.4 billion in 2008.
In response to the rising demand for quality, accessible and affordable dental care, DGPA garners the collective strength of its members, both group practices and business partners, to expand relationships within the dental industry and forge new alliances with the business community. DGPA will also foster relationships with the regulatory community.
"Dental Service Organizations provide doctors with the convenience of centralized practice support and ownership, allowing them to continue to focus on patient care," said Dr. Edward Meckler, executive director of DGPA. "A primary benefit of DGPA is allowing members to collaborate on new technologies, business processes and patient services. These delivery models will improve effectiveness, efficiencies, and therefore enhance the quality of service to dental patients."
The worldwide influence and financial impact of dental service organizations continues to grow as an increasing number of practicing dentists and recent dental school graduates are taking advantage of the opportunity to maximize their professional potential by choosing to affiliate with dental service organizations.
"Continuous research and development goes into assuring DGPA members are outfitted with the latest technology and education. By affiliating with a dental service organization, dental professionals continue to place their optimum attention on patient care," said Dr. Meckler.
For more information, contact Dr. Meckler at (877) 500-DGPA (3492) or send an e-mail to Edward Meckler.
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