Dental Care Alliance is committed to fostering opportunities for our affiliated dentists and their patients. Our dentist-focused philosophy offers dentists the opportunity to focus on patient care, not on business, and still enjoy the autonomy of making their own clinical decisions and determining their preferred scope of practice.
In today’s climate, private practice dentists are facing numerous challenges, from time-consuming day-to-day management problems to keeping up with the latest technologies. External factors such as managed care and government regulations have created economic pressures on all dental practices and, even with increased productivity, many dentists are seeing flat to lower earnings and a decrease in their practice equity.
DCA was formed to give dentists back the control and satisfaction they once enjoyed in their careers. DCA provides management support and business models that have proven successful for over two decades in a wide range of practice types and locations. Through years of combined industry expertise, economies of scale and centralized administration, DCA provides affiliated practices with substantial savings in supplies, increased services and effective marketing.
DCA is committed to leading the industry in ground-breaking business development methods while providing the best environment and results for patients and healthcare professionals. Unlike many dental support companies, DCA-affiliated practices are not forced to fit a certain mold. Most practices maintain their own identities and operate under various names and practice models.
DCA believes in a team-oriented environment where the entire office staff works together to ensure procedural quality, time management and patient satisfaction. Continuing education on current dental advances is a priority that benefits patients, doctors and practices alike. This continual evolution ensures the flexibility of DCA’s system to adapt to variables such as geography, demographics and economic conditions.
DCA is pleased to welcome forward-thinking dentists and dental professionals to our unique organization.
To be the trusted partner of choice for the industry’s best dental professionals.
We advance the practice of dentistry by partnering with and supporting dental professionals to create a lifetime of healthy smiles.
We make our affiliated practices and team members better by allowing them to focus on, and develop, their strengths. We help to unlock growth in people and practices that wouldn’t be possible alone.
We always look out for our customer, because when we do, the rest takes care of itself. Our customers can be our affiliated practices, other team members, or the patient. No matter the customer, they are always our first thought.
We look for ways to grow with our partners. Our continuous drive to try new things and to learn from them enables us to improve and innovate.
We inspire and improve the lives of each other and those in the communities that we serve. Our affiliated practices and support center are committed to making a difference.
We celebrate the differences that make our team members and affiliated practices unique. We learn from the best of each other and grow stronger together.
We are not average and we will not settle for average. We take pride in everything we do because everything we do supports our customers.
I am humbled this week at the care we have been able to provide to our communities in need as we remain open to emergencies during this crucial time. We are accepting every patient with an emergency that calls or knocks on our door.
I hear repeatedly from patients that they are struggling to find any open dental practice in our area, and can hear the relief in their voices when we tell them we can see them right away.
On Tuesday at ADC Clearwater, we started the day with three emergency patients scheduled – two with broken teeth and one who had fallen on her face and came in with a black eye and broken anterior teeth. We were happy to treat each of these patients with same day care, but before we knew it the phone was ringing off the hook with patients in pain.
As these patients began rolling into the office, I saw them in tears, rocking back and forth in the waiting room in agony — I provided Motrin tablets and water as they waited, and helped turn over rooms and seat patients. Dr. Emily Relkin and her assistant, Kim Ross, worked quickly and efficiently to help every patient I put on their schedule – back to back, they worked through their lunch without complaint.
After our fourth or fifth emergency checked out, thanking us profusely for being here, I felt myself become slightly emotional at the impact our teams that are still out there working and providing care are making on our patients’ lives.
In these hopeless times, we are staying focused and energized knowing we are doing our part to serve our communities.
We know we are not alone working tirelessly right now, and want to thank all of you that are still open and seeing patients — we are all comrades in this together!