Having a unique experience of starting dental practices in Syria and the United States, Ammar Idlibi has a number of suggestions for dentists who are looking for new ideas for their dental practices.
The key to getting new ideas is to avoid starting from scratch. One of the easiest, quickest ways to find great new ideas is to do research on the Internet and see what successful dentists in your field are doing in other major cities in the country.
When you do that, you’ll inevitably find dentists somewhere doing something that no one in your area is doing. That should give you some great pointers about the direction for your dental practice. You may also find someone offering a service or a program that you have considered, but haven’t implemented yet. If you do, simply pick up the phone, call the practice, introduce yourself, and discuss your experiences. You might even go and visit the practice or agree to meet at the next dental convention.
The same holds true for your competition. While you probably can’t talk to them directly and have them share what’s working for them and what isn’t, you can easily check up on them and have your friends play prospects.
Finally, make it a habit to study the Internet reviews for your practice, other practices in your area, and successful practices nationwide. What are patients saying? With what are they happy? What really frustrates them?
Ammar Idlibi believes that doing research and answering the above questions can bring any dentist a number of potentially profitable, successful ideas.