Dental West Associates CEO, Dr. Raleigh Pioch, says he was looking for a way to unload his day to day office operations and administrative tasks, and focus his energy on treating patients. Smiles Dental offers a variety of business-related functions, including human resources, marketing, accounting, and facilities.
After these two offices combine, patients can expect to receive the same care, but will see the clinic listed under a new name: Smiles Dental West Salem. Both practices will also combine doctors and other staff members, and the CEO of Smiles Dental, Dr. Jeromy Dixson, says he believes the new partnership will only benefit patients.
"Dental West Associates and Dr. Pioch share our mission of ultimate service, superior performance and positive impact, and we are excited to have such a truly exceptional team join the Smiles family. Combining our existing Salem office into the Dental West facility will provide patients in Salem improved service with more convenient hours while being treated with compassion and care," says Dr. Dixson.
Dr. Pioch is also excited about the merger, saying, "Smiles Dental is a quality focused group practice, and I am pleased to be joining their team. By joining Smiles Dental I am able to concentrate on treating my patients, while they take care of the operational side of the business. Plus, very little will change for my current patients -- just a new name.”
According to Smiles Dental, recent trends show that many individual dentists are opting to join dental groups in order to simplify their routine operations. This gives them the freedom to leave the nuts and bolts of a business to trained staff members, and focus solely on patient care.
Smiles Dental also offers continuing education for its doctors on best industry practices, as well as a network of dentists to consult with on more difficult dental cases.