Dentistry Challenge: Patient Barriers to Care

There are challenges in every industry and dentistry is no exception.

Patient Barriers to Care 

Whether your practice is in a rural area or a metropolitan area, it is likely that new patients occasionally come in with many oral problems. Although they may have income restraints towards receiving the necessary care, proper education could likely have prevented most of their problems. As a professional, this problem may worry you, but you may have little to offer the patients who suffer from these restraints. However, you can take a proactive approach and educate the children in these situations.

Proper education does not need to be a difficult or time consuming activity. There are several ways to inform people, whether talking with an elementary school class occasionally, or simply have a television in the waiting room that plays a video on oral care. Taking a proactive approach can mean the difference in the long run.

Also see: The Impending Dentist Shortage, Dentists Nearing Retirement

Davis & Hodgdon Associates has been assisting businesses within all industries including dentistry in the Burlington Vermont Metro area for more than 20 years. The firm provides tax planning and compliance as well as a complete menu of business services including succession planning to businesses of all sizes. For more information visit: or call 802.878.1963.

Alyssa McBride, Associate Accountant

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs

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