Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 6

Comfort Dental | Student Doctor Network

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/comfort-dental.1043631/

%ome

*embers

%ome

&orums

Dental &orums ' DD( ) D*D +

Dental

About the ads

Feature Article: SMDEP Celebrates 25 Years Helping Students Explore Medicine and Dentistry Follow SDN: On Twitter or Facebook! SDN Mobile: Available for both iPad/iPhone iOS7 and Android. SDN Shop: The SDN Shop is now open! All items sold at cost. Student groups, contact us for additional discounts.

Comfort Dental
Discussion in 'Dental' started by andykim47, Nov 2 , 2!"#$

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors and sponsors. Thank you.

Previous Thread Next Thread

1 of 6

1/7/2014 2:31 PM

Comfort Dental | Student Doctor Network

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/comfort-dental.1043631/

andykim47
34247
0oined/ *essa1es/ (tatus/ 0un 2, 2!"2 7 Pre2Dental

The CEOs of Comfort Dental came in to talk to our school and said some very interesting things that I am not sold on. One main question I have is does the average Comfort Dental dentist really make $200 000! a year" I fell like that num#er is to high es$ecially for a ne% dentist. &lso the CEO made Comfort Dental sound a%esome to %ork for 'like anyone %ould e($ect to hear from the CEO) #ut I have heard really #ad SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) things a#out it from a ma*ority of dentist and that you are required to charge $atients for %ork they don+t need to meet a quota. Can anyone talk a#out their e($erience of %orking at Comfort Dental. &nd can anyone tell me the differences #et%een Comfort Dental cor$orate dentistry and $rivate dentistry" Thanks
andykim47, Nov 2 , 2!"# ,"

,ot much #it it+s a start.

(ilent Cool, Nov 2 , 2!"#

,2

Silent Cool
*ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ 0an #!, 2!!. ",#5.

andykim47 said/

The CEOs of Comfort Dental came in to talk to our school and said some very interesting things that I am not sold on. One main question I have is does the average Comfort Dental dentist really make $200 000! a year" I fell like that num#er is to high es$ecially for a ne% dentist. &lso the CEO made Comfort Dental sound a%esome to %ork for 'like anyone %ould e($ect to hear from the CEO) #ut I have heard really #ad things a#out it from a ma*ority of dentist and that you are required to charge $atients for %ork they don+t need to meet a quota. Can anyone talk a#out their e($erience of %orking at Comfort Dental.
Click to e($and...
#.

lwen5
Ne- *ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ (tatus/ 6ct 2, 2!"#

-ou might #e in dental school #ut it is ama.ing ho% gulli#le dental students can #e/
l-en., Nov 2 , 2!"# ,#

2 of 6

1/7/2014 2:31 PM

Comfort Dental | Student Doctor Network

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/comfort-dental.1043631/

Pre2%ealth 8&ield 9ndecided:

(hun-ei and (ilent Cool like this$

l-en. said/

,ou might #e in dental school #ut it is ama-ing ho% gulli#le dental students can #e.

-eah seriously.
Silent Cool
*ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ 0an #!, 2!!. ",#5.

The only %ay to get 2000 at a cor$. chain is #y selling your soul.
(ilent Cool, Nov 2 , 2!"# ,4

l-en. said/

,ou might #e in dental school #ut it is ama-ing ho% gulli#le dental students can #e.

O1 sounds like he %as #orn last night.


(hun-ei, Dec ", 2!"# ,.

Shunwei
;stablished *ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ (tatus/ *ay 27, 2!!7 772 Dentist

l-en. likes this$

(hun-ei said/

O/ sounds like he %as #orn last night.

gryffindor
;stablished *ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ (tatus/ &eb 2, 2!!2 2,7.2 Dentist

,o% that+s harsh. 2ost of us %hen I %as in school didn+t kno% the difference #et%een *o#s either. 2ost of us thought there %ere these 3*o#s3 %aiting for us after %e graduated. I don+t #lame the O1 for asking these questions and he at least questioned %hat the CEO told them. The scary $art is the $eo$le in his class %ho $ro#a#ly #elieved the CEO and think there are many dental *o#s out there like the CEO descri#ed. I had not heard of Comfort dental until a fe% years ago and that+s only #ecause I read Dentalto%n. I still don+t understand %hat might make them different from any other chain e(ce$t that they might #e franchised %hereas some of the other #ig chains are not franchised"
1ryffindor, Dec ", 2!"# ,7

3 of 6

1/7/2014 2:31 PM

Comfort Dental | Student Doctor Network

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/comfort-dental.1043631/

1ryffindor said/

0o% that+s harsh. 1ost of us %hen I %as in school didn+t kno% the difference #et%een *o#s either. 1ost of us thought there %ere these 2*o#s2 %aiting for us after %e graduated. I don+t #lame the O/ for asking these questions and he at least questioned %hat the CEO told them. The scary $art is the $eo$le in his class %ho $ro#a#ly #elieved the CEO and think there are many dental *o#s out there like the CEO descri#ed.

Shunwei
;stablished *ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ (tatus/ *ay 27, 2!!7 772 Dentist

I had not heard of Comfort dental until a fe% years ago and that+s only #ecause I read Dentalto%n. I still don+t understand %hat might make them different from any other chain e(ce$t that they might #e franchised %hereas some of the other #ig chains are not franchised"

2y o$inion is that cor$ is all the same. The catch of cor$ dental is the illusion that clinical dentistry and the #usiness as$ects can #e divorced. Truth is you can+t #ecause relinquishing the $$$ as$ects allo%s the ugly head of human nature to #e raised. 4ence the constant high turnaround. 1erha$s I %as a #it too harsh %ith the O1 #ut a lot of threads have #een made here a#out cor$ dentistry and again a sim$le search function %ould yield a %ealth of information like Cold 5ronts thread a#out &s$en etc. In the end it+s really the same %hether its comfort dental as$en dental 666666666 'fill in the #lank) 7miles and so forth.
(hun-ei, Dec ", 2!"# (ilent Cool and l-en. like this$ ,7

Odontos2015
;stablished *ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ <ocation/ Columbus, 6hio (tatus/ Dental (tudent 0ul "5, 2!"! "7#

I kno% many dentists and higher e(ecutives %ithin Comfort. It+s com$letely different from the other cor$orate chains. Every dentist %ithin comfort o%ns 289 of their $ractice and has much more autonomy than an em$loyee dentist else%here. There is a #uy:in $rice de$ending on location and financing o$tions availa#le. Each office is ty$ically staffed %ith ; dentists each %orking <0:<= hrs $er %eek. They are o$en >a:>$ 2:5 and >a:?$ 7at. @ith == o$erating hours $er %eek revenue from ; docs #ulk discounts from su$$liers and their o%n la# they kee$ overhead #et%een ;0:;89. 7o a 2 million dollar comfort $ractice %ill $ay its docs t%ice %hat a 2 million dollar $rivate $ractice %ould A>09 overhead. In states that $ermit utili.e E5D&s and ty$ically %ork in quadrants. There are no treatment $lan coordinators like you %ould find at any chain dental office dentists handle the T( $lans every ste$ of the %ay including the financials. That #eing said these docs %ork long hard hours and the *o# isn+t for everyone. 2ost of the dentistry is very #asic as dictated #y their ty$ical $atient demogra$hics. I don+t like the idea of cor$orateBfranchise dentistry #ut if I had to go %ith one it %ould definitely #e Comfort.
6dontos2!"., Dec #, 2!"# ,5

Every dentist %ho says 3no3 to %orking for a cor$orate chain %eakens cor$orate dentistry #y a measura#le degree. Every o%ner dentist %ho treats her em$loyees %ith res$ect and grace %eakens cor$orate dentistry #y a measura#le degree.
DentinBond
Dentin=ond

&nd most im$ortant of allC Every $atient %ho leaves the cor$orate dental realm of overtreatment 'every ne% $atient needs scaling D root $laningE needs multi$le molar endo and cro%ns regardless of actual caries de$thE 3needs3 veneersE and so on) and the industrialist+s factory

4 of 6

1/7/2014 2:31 PM

Comfort Dental | Student Doctor Network

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/comfort-dental.1043631/

0oined/ *essa1es/ (tatus/ (e? 27, Dentist 2!"! "#7

mindset and returns to a #es$oke dental $ractice %here she is listened to and res$ected as an individual::Every such $atient %eakens cor$orate dentistry #y a measura#le degree. Dri$ dri$ dri$ and in time you have an ocean...
Dentin=ond, Dec #, 2!"# 0aesan1o likes this$ ,

6dontos2!". said/

Cold Front
(u?reme *ember
0oined/ *essa1es/ <ocation/ (tatus/ Dec 7, 2!!. ",! " =oston, *3 Dentist

I kno% many dentists and higher e(ecutives %ithin Comfort. It+s com$letely different from the other cor$orate chains. Every dentist %ithin comfort o%ns 234 of their $ractice and has much more autonomy than an em$loyee dentist else%here. There is a #uy5in $rice de$ending on location and financing o$tions availa#le. Each office is ty$ically staffed %ith 6 dentists each %orking 70578 hrs $er %eek. They are o$en 9a59$ 15: and 9a5;$ <at. =ith 88 o$erating hours $er %eek revenue from 6 docs #ulk discounts from su$$liers and their o%n la# they kee$ overhead #et%een 605634. <o a 2 million dollar comfort $ractice %ill $ay its docs t%ice %hat a 2 million dollar $rivate $ractice %ould >904 overhead. In states that $ermit utili-e E:D&s and ty$ically %ork in quadrants. There are no treatment $lan coordinators like you %ould find at any chain dental office dentists handle the T( $lans every ste$

-ou are o#viously endorsing Comfort Dental #ecause the guy %ho o%ns the chain in your city 'Colum#us) made it look a great franchise and you fell for it. I kno% Comfort has #een e($anding in Colum#us the $ast 2:< years %ith ne% locations and some are $ersonally not doing great 'direct %ords from their local re$). -es they might #e offering great $ay to dentists #ut the doctors are doing dentistry they don+t en*oy or rave a#out to their colleagues. To the O1C don+t take the #ait. $200k is a small change to your true $otential. I %as in your shoes < years ago '20?0) and signed u$ %ith &s$en %hile I %as #uilding my first office right out of school. Today I have < locations and associates that hel$ed accom$lish my goals. Think #eyond your first year out of school only %ork as an associate if your o$tions are limited 'I.e. saturated market or other unfortunate circumstances). I %ould e($lore a $lan of %here you %ish to see yourself 8 years out of school. Do you really %ish to #e at Comfort Dental" Or %ould you rather #e en*oying the fle(i#ility of a $osition %here you have #etter control of your career and free from franchise style dentistry" The choice is yours.
Cold &ront, Dec #, 2!"# Cathelicidin likes this$ ,"!

8>ou must lo1 in or si1n u? to re?ly here$: Previous Thread Next Thread

(imilar Threads

Comfort Dental ?artnershi?s


3ero1irl72"!, 6ct 27, 2!!#, in forum/ Pre2Dental

@e?lies/
Aie-s/

2
",!##

3ero1irl72"!
6ct 27, 2!!#

&inancial 3id 22 ho- comfortable do you live in dental schoolB


(lash, 3?r 27, 2!!., in forum/ Pre2Dental

@e?lies/
Aie-s/

22
",2 #

TucsonDD(
3?r 25, 2!!.

Professional but comfortable


Dr$-ho, 0un 27, 2!!7, in forum/ Pre2*edical 3llo?athic ' *D +

@e?lies/
Aie-s/

"2
5,2#2

Daisy=uchanan
6ct 2 , 2!"!

5 of 6

1/7/2014 2:31 PM

Comfort Dental | Student Doctor Network

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/comfort-dental.1043631/

Comfortable shoes
?urdue?hi1am, *ay "., 2!!7, in forum/ Dental

@e?lies/
Aie-s/

"2
", 7"

Cyclysm
*ay " , 2!!7

Not comfortable -ith FA's


Dryacku, 3?r 27, 2!!5, in forum/ 3nesthesiolo1y

@e?lies/
Aie-s/

7
",4 7

Daseous Clay
3?r 25, 2!!5

Share his !age


Tweet 0 0 "e#ommend =e the first of your friends to recommend this$

About the ads

%ome

&orums

Dental &orums ' DD( ) D*D +

Dental

(tyle/ (DN =lue C" 22!"#$ 3ll ri1hts reserved$ Published by C@D, a .!"c# non?rofit or1aniEation$

Contact 9s %el? %ome To? Terms and @ules Privacy Policy

6 of 6

1/7/2014 2:31 PM