What early-career dentists should know: 3 notes with Dr. Robert Sorin

Robert Sorin, DMD, New York City-based dentist and board member of the New York County Dental Society, joined Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast to discuss the key challenges today's providers face, how the dental industry is evolving and advice for early career providers.

Three notes from Dr. Sorin:

1. Technology is always changing, and it can be challenging to keep up with the constant learning curve, as well as the costs required to implement new technologies and equipment, Dr. Sorin said, adding that the challenge is heightened for solo practitioners compared to group practices where investments are typically divided among the number of providers at the practice.

2. DSOs will continue to grow, Dr. Sorin anticipates. The latest generation of dentists will likely fuel DSO growth. "Our findings have shown us that they want a better balance between their profession and their personal lives, and certainly large group practices, DSO corporate dentistry affords them the opportunity to be less entrepreneurial if they want to be," he said.

3. "There has to be an emphasis on continuing education because their education doesn't end once they've left [dental] school," Dr. Sorin said. He also advised early-career dentists to consider what their goals are as they enter their profession, identify a team that supports their mission and vision of dentistry, and form mentor relationships for advice as they advance in their careers.

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