When searching for a pediatric dental provider, parents will likely come across both private practices and corporate dentists. What is the difference, and which one is better suited to treat children?
There are a number of differences between the two types of dental practices, and it’s up to each parent to determine which type is best for his/her children.
Corporate Dentistry vs. Private Practice
Here are a few key differences between corporate and private dental practices, and how those differences may affect the care of a young one.
Corporate dental networks have multiple locations, and patients are typically free to visit any of the offices within the network.
Private practices typically have just one office location, and patients are restricted to visiting just that one location.
How it affects children: If a family goes out of town on a vacation, and a child needs an unexpected trip to the dentist, parents may be able to find a corporate dentist location close to them. With a private practice, the only option would be travel all the way back …