As everyone must be aware, setting up one’s own Dental Clinic after BDS comes with its own set of complications.

Establishing one’s own Dental Clinic after BDS is no child’s play and requires a great deal of investment.

In case you plan out to open your own private practice, you need to analyze all the expenditures before investing your money.

In this post, we will familiarize you with the costs associated with Setting up a Dental Clinic.

Cost associated with Setting up a Dental Clinic

There are two broad categories of costs while setting up a Dental Clinic:

  • Dental Treatment Costs
  • Running Costs

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Dental Treatment Costs

Dentists require a wide range of tools, equipments, instruments and machines to perform dental procedures.

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1.Dental Chair:

The cost of a Dental chair can vary upon you needs and demands of the type of the chair you want.

This could range anywhere between Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 5 lakh.

2. X-Ray Sensors, Dental Drills and Basic Hand Instruments:

The cost of these could range between Rs. 1 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh.

This includes basic instruments like x-ray, scaler, air rotor, micro motor.

All these equipments go through wear and tear and require replacement over a period of time.

In addition to these, there are numerous costs incurred at Unit-level while conducting procedures.

These costs are summarized below:

3. Costs Incurred for Dental Fillings

Dental Filling section includes Dental Burs, Dental Drills and Filling material.

  1. Dental Drills: Costs between Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 20,000
  2. Dental Burs: Costs between Rs. 300 and Rs. 3000 per bur
  3. Filling Material: Costs between Rs. 800 to Rs. 7000 for nearly 3 grams of ‘composite’ or tooth-colored filling material

4. Costs Incurred for Tooth Extraction

This includes local anesthesia, syringe, needle, dental forceps, cotton, etc.

Dental Forceps: Different forceps are required for different teeth, the cost of a single pair could range between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2500.

Other Equipment costs between Rs. 50 and Rs. 300 per patient.

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5. Costs Incurred for Root Canal Treatment (RCT)

It requires the use of Dental drills and burs, X-Rays, measuring gauges, filling material, cements, antiseptic solution and many more.

The cost incurred in this ranges between Rs. 300 and Rs. 1500 per patient.

6. Costs Incurred for Dental Crowns

This comprises 3 stages:

  1. Tooth Preparation: Costs between Rs. 100 to Rs. 300
  2. Crown Fabrication: The cost could range between Rs. 100 and Rs. 3000 depending on the nature and quality of the crown
  3. Crown Fixing: This cost between Rs. 25 to Rs. 100.
  4. Crown Remover-  Estimated cost around 2500.

7. Costs Incurred for Dental Implants

  1. Dental Implants: Cost in the range from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 10,000
  2. Physiodipensers and Dental Burs: Costs between Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 2 lakh.

Running Costs

The second category of costs are the Running Costs.

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This includes:

  • Costs associated with Rent and Maintenance of the Clinic
  • Infrastructure costs
  • Utility Bills such as Electricity bill, Water, Internet and Phone bills
  • Staff Payroll costs
  • Costs associated with Marketing such as advertisement, website development, signage, brochures, etc
  • Long term supplies such as Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, etc

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Although the running costs vary widely from city to city, however, the running costs could be as high as Rs. 1 lakh for a good setup in an urban area.

As evident, the costs associated with establishing one’s own Dental Clinic is tremendous.

We are hopeful that this post will definitely familiarize you with the overall costs associated with setting up a Dental Clinic.

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