What are the operating expenses of a dental office?
A dental office is a mini-hospital, which requires qualified personnel and sophisticated equipment and must meet strict sterilization standards. On average, a dental office’s operating expenses account for 66% of the dentist’s fees. The main expenses that fall under the category of operating expenses for these mini-hospitals include, but are not limited to, pay, benefits and employer contributions – which accounts for the largest portion of the expenses – as well as rent, dental supplies, laboratory charges and dental equipment. Given their nature, these expenses change faster on average than the Consumer Price Index (CPI).