Readiness and Budgeting
Before beginning your medical-dental integration project, assess your practice’s readiness and build a budget.
There are several factors across practices that seem to influence success, such as leadership and staff support and engagement, time to devote to the project, hiring a dental hygienist with qualities that will support this type of care model, and experience with quality improvement. It is important to understand where your practice is in terms of those factors before initiating this type of project. Building a budget will help you plan for startup and implementation costs and projected revenue.