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A Roadmap to Practice Success

Guidelines for Practice Success
Guidelines for Practice Success
A Roadmap to Practice Success
Guidelines For Practice Success Introduction
As it becomes more complicated to run your practice, the American Dental Association has developed ethically-based, voluntary practice management guidelines to help your practice succeed. Guidelines for Practice Success™(GPS™) have been developed via a consensus-driven process that includes dental practice management consultants and content authorities.  

These Guidelines are rooted in well-established practices designed to make the patient’s well-being the preeminent concern when providing patient care. In your practice, when faced with making an unfamiliar decision, you should consult the Guidelines, your state’s laws and regulations and the ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct to ensure the course of action you decide upon is legally and ethically sound.

The Council on Dental Practice thanks the many talented individuals-members, volunteers, consultants and staff-for their contributions to this effort. We hope you find the content helpful and ask that you direct comments, suggestions and recommendations to

Managing Patients

Managing Finances

Managing Marketing

Managing the Dental Team

Managing the Regulatory Environment

Managing Professional Risks

Managing Pregnancy

Disclaimer: These materials are intended to provide helpful information to dentists and dental team members. They are in no way a substitute for actual professional advice based upon your unique facts and circumstances. This content is not intended or offered, nor should it be taken, as legal or other professional advice. You should always consult with your own professional advisors (e.g. attorney, accountant, insurance carrier). To the extent ADA has included links to any third party web site(s), ADA intends no endorsement of their content and implies no affiliation with the organizations that provide their content. Further, ADA makes no representations or warranties about the information provided on those sites.