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A Closer Look at a DSO Business Model

Dental Hygiene Beyond the Traditional Practice Model

Is a DSO Business Model Right for You?

By Jan Lebeau, RDH, BS, Chair of Dental Hygiene

Jan LeBeau, RDH, BS, chair of dental hygiene for the PDS Institute®, authored the Guest Editorial published in the May-June 2016 issue of Access Magazine, a publication of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

As a dental hygiene leader with over 36 years of experience in the oral health care profession, Jan has seen many advances in dentistry that allow clinicians to provide quality care to their patients. In her editorial, “Dental Hygiene Beyond the Traditional Practice Model,” Jan discussed the advantages of Dental Support Organization (DSO) business models, including the benefits enjoyed by clinicians supported by Pacific Dental Services®.

A few advantages of DSO business models include:

  • Flexibility to work full-time or part-time
  • Benefits, including a 401 K plan, for full-time hygienists
  • Learning and development with potential for leadership roles
  • Opportunities to serve the local community and around the world

She remarks in the editorial, “Like most health care providers, dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants have an innate desire to care for people above and beyond their responsibilities within the dental practice.” This desire to care for people and impact the lives of others is the reason why PDS provides supported clinicians and team members opportunities to serve through the We Serve Department and the Pacific Dental Services Foundation.

Click here to view the article and discover more about the Pacific Dental Services and DSO business models.

For more information about opportunities at PDS or PDS-supported dental practices, check out the PDS Careers page.

Jan LeBeau

Jan LeBeau, RDH, BS, Chair of Dental Hygiene