Dentists are the highest risk group in the world for contracting the Covid and any other virus passing by. You are at greater risk than paramedics and respirologists in the hospital. (1) But unlike the latest heroes, hospital front line workers, you are disliked and vilified because the public thinks you make too much money.
If as a Dentist you’re worried about your future, you have good reason. If you have reopened your practice, you know already you are not as productive. Many are estimating a decrease in revenues of anywhere from 30 to 50%. You know your expenses are going up. A full set of PPE’s including shields, gloves, N95 masks (if you can even get them), and head covering, will cost you another $50 per patient. The value of your practice has dropped and the ”powers that be” want you to invest more money into equipment and structural changes.
But all is not lost; you do have choices, although most are “between a rock and a hard place.” If you would like to face the hard truths, please contact me.