combining Optometry with Dentistry

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Hay everyone,

my friend and I will be starting school this year. He is going to Dental School and I'll be going to Optometry school. We will graduate in 4 years and we were talking about setting up a practice where patients can come in and get their eyes checked and teeth cleaned all at once (not at the same time though, haha!).....my questions is: do you think its a good idea? will people really do a one stop heath checkup thing; where they can get their teeth cleaned while their presecription glasses are being made in about an hour. have we struck gold or what??? will this idea fly?
 

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already being done and usually good if you find the right people to fill the spaces. Remember, if you get one bad apple in there, then the whole complex will suffer bec people will associate this "one stop" place as a bad service area. Otherwise this is a great referal system

This summer I am making a new business plan for such a place. It will have around 10 specialist ranging from plastic surgeons to General dentist. Actually the place will even have an ambulatory center. Most likely it will take 3-4 years to fill all the spaces bec there will be an extensive interview process with the potential clients.

The last project I worked on we reviewed approx. 8 possible renters per available space ( there were 6 spaces to rent) and took 2 years to be at 100% occupancy. It all paid off bec everyone in the complex is making a killing from a great referal system.

And may I add we charge a premium rent. We are in prime areas where it is very accesible to customers with a beautiful building.
 

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Originally posted by anothertony
Hay everyone,

my friend and I will be starting school this year. He is going to Dental School and I'll be going to Optometry school. We will graduate in 4 years and we were talking about setting up a practice where patients can come in and get their eyes checked and teeth cleaned all at once (not at the same time though, haha!).....my questions is: do you think its a good idea? will people really do a one stop heath checkup thing; where they can get their teeth cleaned while their presecription glasses are being made in about an hour. have we struck gold or what??? will this idea fly?
I'm not sure it'll work. Either you'll be getting eye exams a lot more often than you need to (isn't q2yrs recommended?), or dental care a lot less often--dental exams are recommended, on average, every six months. There are some other potential complications too, but hey, go for it; maybe you'll strike gold.
 

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Originally posted by Brocnizer2007
This summer I am making a new business plan for such a place. It will have around 10 specialist ranging from plastic surgeons to General dentist. Actually the place will even have an ambulatory center. Most likely it will take 3-4 years to fill all the spaces bec there will be an extensive interview process with the potential clients.


What is this, some sort of Extreme Makeover onestop!? If it is, make it completely dental. FYI many oms's do facial cosmetic of all kinds. I've heard of some even doing breast implants:laugh:

How about some more details.
 

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Originally posted by omsres
FYI many oms's do facial cosmetic of all kinds. I've heard of some even doing breast implants:laugh:
How about some more details.

Breast implants by OMF's??? that would be a must to see!
 

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Correct me if I am wrong. The last time I checked, this great new invention of where more than one health care practice is present, was called a medical plaza or center and was widely present across the nation. However, we might be wise to keep this a secret, less the pre-meds find out and invent something called a "hospital" or something crazy like that, where all specialties are present, providing complete medical care and referrals to their associates. *Gasp* Here is another great idea, we should have more than one partner and form a "group" so we can save on overhead, decrease risk, manage time better, and contract out health plans to increase the client load. Holy Toldedo. Sorry couldn't help it.:smuggrin:
 
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