DSO Industry

Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) contract with dental practices to provide critical business management and support including non-clinical operations.

Dental Support Organizations

Enables dentists to focus on the patient while delivering excellent dental care.

What is a DSO?

Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) contract with dental practices to provide critical business management and support including non-clinical operations. The creation of DSOs have allowed dentists to maximize their practice with the support of professional office management. The DSO model enables dentists to focus on the patient while delivering excellent dental care.

Technology & DSOs

The DSO model has afforded many dentists the opportunity to use modern technology to provide high quality dental care to patients. ADSO’s member companies are always investing in cutting edge and novel technologies for the benefit of the patient. These technologies include radiography, in-office CAD/CAM, intraoral cameras, implants, online record keeping and scheduling.

Industry Excellence

ADSO’s member companies are in the business of providing high quality management services to dentists seeking support in their non-clinical operations.

DSO Values & Commitment to Excellence

The values of the Association of Dental Support Organization (ADSO) reflect the standards set by our members. Membership in the ADSO requires adherence to a comprehensive Code of Ethics. Members demonstrate professionalism, share best practices and apply the Code of Ethics in everyday activities.

The ADSO is committed to excellence.We operate with transparency and integrity through significant investments in communities where member-supported dentists practice. Community involvement, innovative services and the highest standards for proven methods are the shared hallmarks of our industry.

The ADSO serves a dynamic and growing industry. Our member companies operate around the world and support thousands of dentists who provide the highest quality of care.

DSOs Provide Critical Business Support

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing & Branding

  • Recruiting

  • IT Service

  • Payroll

  • Capital & Financing

  • Tax Services

  • Accounting

  • Risk Management

  • Practice Support

Dispelling DSO Myths

MythReality
Corporate ownership of a practiceBy law dentists must own and operate their practices, DSOs provide non-clinical business support
High doctor turnoverMany DSOs have low single-digit programs, strong mentoring opportunities
Low clinical qualityMany DSOs facilitate top flight CE programs, strong mentoring opportunities
Doctors don’t stay long-termMany DSO-supported dentist are now making DSO affiliations their career of choice
Career advancement concernsMany DSO-supported dentists earn more, have more mobility and have a better work-life balance than private practitioners