Kim Caldwell: Hi, I’m here today with Dr. Andrew Mueller, an oral surgeon from the Doctors Implants. Our topic today is to talk about full arch dental implants. So I understand that different materials affect the cost, but tell me how does the experience of the doctor affect the cost of the implants.
Dr. Mueller: Maybe a doctor that was just trained on how to do this and they really haven’t done maybe any or very many of these procedures. They might offer a lower price point. They’re wanting to gain patients, gain experience. So the advantage is that you will get a lower price point. It that obvious disadvantage is that this might be their first or second case, right? And then another factor is, maybe of a doctor that is very experienced. And so they’re highly sought after, they’re booked out and they are a specialist. And so because of supply and demand they’re able to charge a higher price. It drives, just drives the price up right. But then I think the third factor that plays in at some place like the Doctors Implants is where you have a center that does this every day and we’re able to streamline a lot of the processes because of the volume that we do. So now you’re able to get someone that’s really experienced but able to do it at a price point that you often would see by someone that’s much more inexperienced.
Kim Caldwell: Right so by having a team of people who do this all the time, it really places a value on it.
Dr. Mueller: Oh yeah, big time. It really kind of changes everything.
Kim Caldwell: Thanks for your time today I’m sure that our audience will be able to learn a lot from it and make some great decisions about moving for with with dental implants.
Dr. Mueller: You’re welcome.