Dr. Michael W. Davis, Smiles of Santa Fe (Dental Business Radio, Episode 43)
Dr. Michael W. Davis, owner of Smiles of Santa Fe and writer on the dental industry, joined host Patrick O’Rourke on this edition of Dental Business Radio. They discussed the recent passage of MLR in Massachusetts, dental insurance issues, the squeeze on providers, Dental Service Organizations, “upselling” in practices, and conditions that may create fraud in the industry.
Smiles of Santa Fe
While Dr. Davis is primarily active as a full-time dental clinician and small business owner, he is also engaged in a fair degree of consulting and writing on dental business related topics.
At Smiles of Santa Fe, they are passionate about offering dental care for their patients throughout their lifetimes. Generations of Santa Fe, NM families have trusted Dr. Michael Davis with their family’s oral health because our team goes above and beyond to build relationships with patients by always offering honest recommendations and advice for those they treat. Contact their team to find out more or schedule an appointment. They welcome patients from Santa Fe and all surrounding areas.
Dr. Michael W. Davis, Smiles of Santa Fe
Dr. Davis is a dedicated general, cosmetic, and family dentist serving patients from Santa Fe, NM and surrounding communities with the superior level of dental care they deserve in partnership with the Smiles of Santa Fe team. He completed his undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Massachusetts, and Dr. Davis went on to work as a chemist in clinical toxicology. He later went on to work as a biomedical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his doctor of dental surgery (DDS) form the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He entered the dental field working as an Oklahoma dental officer with the Indian Health Service. Dr. Davis opened his first private practice in Maine in 1983.
His clinical employment experiences range from private practice, public health, corrections dentistry, to school based programs. He also does consulting and expert legal work for a wide variety of law firms, the insurance industry, and other private concerns.
Dr. Davis writes on numbers of topics inclusive of dental fraud with Medicaid, dental consumer fraud generally, abuses to associate dentists employed by the DSO industry, failures of dental regulators, failures of Medicaid policymakers and regulators, etc. He also gives viable solutions to correct collapsing and dysfunctional systems. His CV of articles is available on his website.
It’s a continual battle for Dr. Davis to keep up timely links to his papers, as the DSO industry and other interests are continually pressuring publishers to censor his work. Dr. Davis sees the dental industry much like the film, “The Matrix.” There are self-serving elites, who want to present a phoney Happy Valley image of the dental profession and the wide variety of scams impacting doctors and the public welfare. The reality is often very dark and corrupt.
Dr. Davis insists those many doctors operating in the best traditions of the doctor/patient relationship be supported.
About Dental Business Radio
Dental Business Radio covers the business side of dentistry. Host Patrick O’Rourke and his guests cover industry trends, insights, success stories, and more in this wide-ranging show. The show’s guests include successful doctors across the spectrum of dental practice providers, as well as trusted advisors and noted industry participants. Dental Business Radio is underwritten and presented by Practice Quotient and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®. The show can be found on all the major podcast apps and a complete show archive is here.
Dental Business Radio is sponsored by Practice Quotient. Practice Quotient, Inc. serves as a bridge between the payor and provider communities. Their clients include general dentist and dental specialty practices across the nation of all sizes, from completely fee-for-service-only to active network participation with every dental plan possible. They work with independent practices, emerging multi-practice entities, and various large ownership entities in the dental space. Their PPO negotiations and analysis projects evaluate the merits of the various in-network participation contract options specific to your Practice’s patient acquisition strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.