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The Economics of Dental Implants – Is there an ROI?

My first few years as a dentist didn’t involve dental implants, and most of it was due to my lack of surgical confidence. It wasn’t like I needed to include dental implants in my practice – business was booming without it. Then, the Crash of 2008 happened, and it opened my eyes to the importance of offering a variety of services that cater to a broader market. One of these is dental implants, a procedure that, to this day, not many dentists provide. I invested in learning the basics and advanced implant procedures, allowing my practice to grow exponentially. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my career.

Today, I share the economics of including implants in your practice, how many you can typically do in a year, and the potential earnings you’re missing out on by not offering it. I discuss why there’s never a ‘perfect time’ to start offering dental implants. I describe my first implant experience and my takeaways from that day. I explain the different side effects of having implants in your practice and what you can expect from our program and course offerings. I also share how technology has made doing implants easier, more profitable, and more efficient than other popular services.

“Implant dentistry should be done at the highest level; it should be done with the most predictability and the most scalability – and technology delivers that.” – Tarun Agarwal

This week on T-Bone Speaks Dentistry Podcast:

  • The economics in getting started with implant dentistry and if they're worth it
  • Why there's never a great time to start implants
  • Why I used to be a restorative-only dentist for the first few years of my career
  • When I began implant dentistry and why it was difficult
  • Why you can never know too much about implant dentistry
  • The first implant I had and the number of PAs it took
  • The possible side effects of implant dentistry in your practice
  • How implant dentistry taught me to slow down so I can speed up
  • Why our implant dentistry program is not for everyone
  • The road I don't recommend taking to implant dentistry
  • Why you should have a CBCT in your office
  • The ancillary tools you should have for implants
  • The number of implants the average successful dentist will do in a year
  • What it takes to plan, place, and restore a dental implant
  • What dentists can expect from our retreat and dental programs

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “Getting started is the most important thing.” – Tarun Agarwal
  • “I looked at implants as I was going to have a staged approach that I could build upon.” – Tarun Agarwal
  • “The beauty of implant dentistry is – the learning will ever stop with implant dentistry.” – Tarun Agarwal

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