Membership Plans from Kleer Help Cooper Ease Financial Limitations
Jerry Cooper, DDS, worked for a group practice in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, for 17 years before going into practice for himself. He wanted to make his own decisions about patient care. Today, Cooper's solo practice in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the realization of that vision. With the help of two hygienists, two assistants, and one office manager, he provides the kind of care that he wants his patients to have.
"Having worked for someone who owned a number of offices, I envisioned my own practice as a place where I would be able to develop a wide skill set and offer solutions to almost any dental problem that my patients presented with," Cooper says. "The philosophy I have is to offer my patients the care that they need, as opposed to just performing the procedures that I prefer."
Cooper takes a focused approach to his continuing education. For each conference he attends, he identifies specific skills that he wants to learn or improve on, and those areas become his primary focus for the meeting. In this way, he has been able to build his skill set to keep as much work as possible in-house for his patients' benefit.