In order to help “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., the ADA has recommended that dentists postpone elective procedures temporarily. Since elective procedures comprise nearly 90% of today’s dental practice, many offices are beginning to close due to lack of work. Technically, the ADA issued a recommendation to close, but not a requirement, but many of our clients that work in dentistry have still decided to shut down.
While closing dental practices for elective procedures helps to halt the spread of disease, the decision to close causes chaos in your financial decisions, including staffing. Then, what happens if your patients decide not to return after the shutdown has ended?
How can you take care of your employees during the pandemic? Your employees are a valuable asset, and some could be living paycheck to paycheck. Additionally, with your office shut down and generating very little income, how … Read the rest