You know the drill: You’re on the phone with your dentist’s office, trying to schedule your next appointment. Your options include squeezing it in over your lunch hour, or maybe going early in the morning and then rushing to work, late again.
But what if there’s another option? What if the dentist came to you?
Well, that’s exactly what happens with pop-up dental care. Here are just a few of the advantages of pop-up dental care, brought to you by the fabulous team at Smile Design Manhattan, in New York City’s Midtown West neighborhood.
What is pop-up dental care?
Pop-up dental care is a model that brings high-quality dental care to a centralized location where patients can easily access care.
The Smile Design Manhattan team can quickly place their pop-up dental units in office buildings, conference rooms, apartment buildings, medical clinics, or any other available space.
People at the pop-up location then have convenient access to dental services that they might otherwise neglect. Standard services available at the pop-up locations include comprehensive preventive cleanings, oral exams, and X-rays — even teeth whitening and Invisalign®.
What are the advantages of pop-up dental care?
Pop-up dental care has one huge advantage: It removes a barrier to getting critical dental care.
About 100 million Americans fail to go to the dentist each year, highlighting the need for easier access to dentists. If you simply have to walk downstairs to see a dentist rather than traveling across town, you’re much more likely to get the dental care you need.
You might think you’re saving money by not visiting the dentist, but in the long run, you and the nation are worse off. The United States loses $45 billion in productivity annually due to untreated oral disease. Easier access to quality dental care should result in increased productivity.
Studies show that for every $1 spent on preventive dental care, as much as $50 can be saved in emergency and restorative treatments. So, reaching more patients using pop-up dental care might be one way to reduce dental emergencies in the future.
Plus, treating a dental issue before it turns into a much bigger problem can save you both time and money.
Pop-ups aren’t just for stores anymore! If you’re interested in hosting a pop-up clinic, contact Smile Design Manhattan for more information. Call the office or fill out our online request form, and someone will get back to you to answer all of your questions.