Becoming a house call dentist in the geriatric community is an area where a severely underserved population is in need of your help!
If you’re currently a dentist and have experience working with the geriatric community, specifically those who are bedbound, have developed alzheimer’s, dementia, or other situations that create an atmosphere of being homebound – this is the article for you.
Becoming a House Call Dentist is More Than Just a Service
As a sneak peek to my newly published book, “How To Become a House Call Dentist“, I’ve decided to give you a couple takeaways of what you need to know before making a decision to become a Geriatric House Call Dentist.
- Although It Can Be Hard At Times, It’s Incredibly Rewarding
It’s no secret that working with men and women who are homebound, or may have dementia or alzheimer’s is a hard enough task in itself to be able to make them comfortable with you coming into their space, let alone trying to stick your fingers in their mouth to look around. However, once you cross that bridge, the rewards are absolutely worth every hard moment you’ve had.You’re helping a population that otherwise would receive very little attention or treatment. The rapport and relationships that develop out of treating those who are in need is the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced in my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
- You Can Create Your Own Schedule
Let me guess, your dental office is open Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 5:30, correct? But God knows you are probably there until 6:30 or 7:00 with patients sometimes. Hey – emergencies happen!When you become a Geriatric House Call Dentist your schedule is completely up to you! Feel free to have the opportunity to travel when you need, or be present with your children, spouse, family, or friends when an important season in their lives is happening. I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to watch my daughter grow up.
- You Don’t Have To Do This Alone
Of course, one of the benefits of becoming a Geriatric House Call Dentist is that you have the option to bring an assistant or not. You can keep your overhead costs low because you’re not working in an office, you don’t need a receptionist, and you don’t need to pay anyone else aside from yourself and the purchase of dental materials.On the other hand, you also don’t have to try and figure all of this out yourself. I’ve been working as a Geriatric House Call Dentist for over 35 years now and I have learned the do’s and don’ts in house call dentistry.
From marketing to instruments, business process to guidance and counsel, I can help you become a house call dentist in your area.
If you would like more information on how you can make this happen, feel free to contact me via my Become a House Call Dentist page and I will be happy to discuss your options with you.
My heart is to see the Geriatric Community taken care of all of the nation, just as I’ve done here in Manhattan.
Here’s to looking forward to watching you grow in house call dentistry!
Take A Look At This Video Featuring Dr. Alisa Kauffman During Her House Calls.