Right now, in the U.S. alone, 90 percent of Americans are under a stay-at-home order, all but 12 states, which means effectively placing handcuffs on actively practicing non-emergency dentistry due to COVID-19.
Every office is different, and the goal of this article is to brainstorm some options to help our clients stay productive and bring in revenue, while adhering to your state or province orders. There are many things your staff can do during this unexpected downtime to help ensure you have some income heading your way. Additionally, if you find you need financial help until this clears out, you can take advantage of the Small Business CARES Act or the Canadian Government disaster assistance.
There are various degrees of shutdown and regulation enforcement depending on the state. The following are some of the different situations that dental offices have encountered during the COVID-19 outbreak:
The impact on the dental field these various orders will have is tremendous, but there are still opportunities for you to bring in some income during this time.
Here are some ideas for projects to give your team (not all of these will apply to you depending on your restrictions):
Remember, this will not be forever, and your patients will need you when things return to “normal”. You will want your schedule full, your team sharp, and your systems equipped to handle what you need. Please let us know how we can help.