The key to chosing a dental consultant is to find a good fit. Points to consider:
• Do you and/or your staff have to travel or does the consultant come to you? Some docs and staff love to travel; some not so much.
• Is the program mostly one on one consulting versus seminars/courses with multiple clients in attendance. There are advantages to both.
• If the consulting is one on one who will actually deliver the consulting? I recommend knowing who your specific consultant will be prior to signing on the dotted line. Require references for the specific consultant you will work with.
• Is program based on a specific management system? Avoid cookie-cutter programs. Ensure the program will be tailor-made to fit your practice's specific needs.
• Cost (including travel expenses and downtime). While cost is certainly not the most important factor everything else being equal it is still a major factor to consider. Someone once said, "It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little".
If you do a little homework it should be fairly easy to pick a reputable consultant that is a good fit for you and your practice.