Care Delivery Innovation Tracker—Dental Service Organizations

Care Delivery Innovation Tracker—Dental Service Organizations

  • September 2016 •
  • 29 pages •
  • Report ID: 4246087 •
  • Format: PDF
Dental Industry in the Early Stages of Consolidation

Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) are independent business support centers that contract with dental practices in the United States to provide critical business management and support to dental practices, including non-clinical operations such as accounting, human resources, marketing, and legal tasks.
DSOs provide cost-efficient and conservative dental care services to patients, especially children on Medicaid who have not previously had access to dental care. DSOs also offer an attractive proposition for new dental graduates overburdened with education loans by offering them lucrative pay packages and flexible working hours and freeing them from burdens of running a solo practice.