Doctor Demographics
Doctor Demographics
I write about where to put a practice, the market conditions that are influencing the places where dentistry works best, and the trends that are helping or inhibiting practice.
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Investigating Disinvestment Events in Site Selection
I know this is going to be over the heads of those who are just trying to determine whether the competition ratios are good or bad.  I get that.  But sometimes you need to consider methodologies of site analysis that are for grown-ups.  You are putting a great deal of money into this process and...  Read More
Civil Unrest, Crime, and Site Selection
Doctors have brand new challenges in this brave new world.  They have to deal with a post-pandemic world, civil unrest, and a world filled with crime and changed demographic facts.  This episode deals with a few of these new factors all dentists have to face (even orthodontists!)   Read More
Post-Pandemic Places to Practice
The world of dentistry is starting to open up (at least in some states) and I thought you might like to see what our research is showing about where to start-up, purchase, or look for a job.  There is such a growing difference between good places and those that are looking lame since the pandemic...  Read More
Predictions for Doctors on the Corona Virus Impact on Practices and People
No, no one knows anything for certain but there are five logical predictions that you might want to think about as a practice owner and professional.  We have actually seen this pattern before and we were proved right them.  But just because something is not certain does not mean that it isn't...  Read More
Predictions for When the Pandemic Ends
The pandemic/virus/regulation situation is going to end. You know it will.  I know it will.  So how are you going to use your time and opportunity to make necessary changes?  This little episode is a little warning and prediction.  You don't want to waste you time right now.   Read More
Demographics or PR: Crisis Planning
When panic creeps in the door and disaster is shouting its name, you don't have to stand idle and helpless.  Sure demographics can help but it is Public Relations that will get the results.   Read More
Generational Demographics Revisited: Is a private practice still a viable option?
It may surprise you but there is a multi-year news cycle that recurs which seems intent on making you worry.  As a professor of mass communications, I can share with you that these come around regularly.  This year, the perfect storm of a presidential election, 10-year national census, and other...  Read More
Practicing in Arizona and the Phoenix MSA
This is part of our review of the MSAs in the U.S. that are rising in dominance, development, and growth.  We offer this as a courtesy to dentists who are trying to determine the places in the U.S. that they might want to consider for practice purchase and start-up.  Arizona and the Phoenix MSA are...  Read More

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