“Current debate is stuck in the position thinking / cost transparency remains big shortcoming of Dr. Z’s founder Alexander Berstein: we need modern approaches, which are based on the reality of life of patients and dentists.” Dusseldorf, May 16, 2013 the dental sector in Germany is characterized by structural deficits as before, lead to rising costs for patients. So the BARMEN GEK-dental report 2013 attested to last “a significant increase of private co-payments. Parallel, the catalogue of legal services has shrunk further in the last few years. In the debate about progress, but less focus on solutions as position thinking is in the foreground. Resources from the structural deficit will not show up. Nationwide active dental practice network Dr. Z in the current discussion sees an important alarm sign for a much-needed modernization of dentistry.
Everyday models in the focus must move instead to defend positions, the provide financial relief to the patients without neglecting the quality of dental. In particular at the material and laboratory costs, which account for about 70 percent of the equity stake, Z action and extensive savings sees Dr. The accusation that the dentists are the cost drivers of the system, as far as factually incorrect. According to Dr. Z are large deficits also cost transparency. The composition and appropriateness of costs for most patients are mostly incomprehensible.
Against this background, Dr. Z sees the own sector in the commitment to pursue cost transparency for patients more consistently. Dr. Alexander Berstein, dental professionals, and founder of the Dr. Z practice network: increasingly to ask patients to pay the existing no longer problems. We need modern approaches geared to the realities of life of patients and dentists. Dental health must not become the luxury goods.” About Dr. Z: Dr. Z is a self-employed Dentists under one common brand. It aims to offer a high-quality dentistry at affordable prices nationwide.