Starting a Practice
In regards to information about how and where to obtain financing for opening up your own practice, you may want to contact your state dental society to ask if they can provide you with a reference for a banking institution in the area where you may be able to obtain financing. In addition, you may want to try contacting a financing company through the AAOMS Supplier Marketplace.
Please note, this will open a new tab for the AAOMS Supplier Marketplace.
When opening a practice, consideration should be given to obtaining accreditation from one of the nationally recognized accrediting bodies: (1) Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC); (2) The Joint Commission; and (3) Medicare Facility Certification. You may want to contact any of these organizations to request for fee information and copies of their (1) Survey Application; (2) Self-Assessment Checklist; and (3) Ambulatory Facility Accreditation Manual at the following Web sites or numbers:
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) 9933 Lawler Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Deemed Status)
Certified Ambulatory Surgery Center - Federal Programs
Email Patricia Chmielewski, Deputy Director of the Division of Acute Care Services or call at 410-786-6899.
With regards to obtaining specific demographic and market information on the location where you plan to open your new office, the following agencies may be able to provide you with additional information:
- Bureau of Census
Dept. of Commerce
Washington, DC 20233
- Local / municipal offices, and local Area Chamber of Commerce for population statistics
- Business Bureau or Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Kaiser State Health Facts
- Local bank or financial institution
- Marketing agencies and consultants
- AAOMS Supplier Marketplace
- ADA Survey Center - Distribution of Dentists
You may visit the AAOMS Supplier Marketplace for suggestions of vendors. For more information on the AAOMS endorsed software product, OMSVision, visit www.omsvision.com or call 800-323-3370, ext. 1.
State Dental Board and Associations
State Dental Boards and Associations may have additional information and resources available, and may be able to refer attorneys and CPAs who specialize in healthcare.
Using the AAOMS Logo
For more information about using the AAOMS logo, please contact the AAOMS Legal Department at 800-822-6637.