From the Managing Director

Trevor Martin

The business environment in which Gunz Dental operates is changing. Our customers' customers are embracing Private Health Insurance and there is increasing competition for their discretionary dollar; our customers are selling their businesses to corporations and we have a larger customer base as more students than ever before are graduating and overseas dentists are retraining to be able to practice in Australia.

From dental schools to patients, one common theme is that everyone wants more for less and therein lies the need for change, for innovation and creativity in our businesses - to adapt to the changing business environment we operate in. Depending on your point of view, the glass is either half full or half empty. I think the former, because the underlying demand for dentistry is a constant and growing and I really enjoy working in a healthcare specialty that makes such a positive impact on the health and well being of a fellow human. It gives me a buzz.

The opportunity we need to grab now is to share our passion and enthusiasm for the healthcare specialty of dentistry and share it with our friends and family so that they share it with their friends and families so that more people take responsibility for their oral healthcare and visit the dentist on a regular basis. We need to lead the promotion of dentistry. As a first step, we need to set the example and visit the dentist on a regular basis ourselves and then share our positive experiences with others.

In my view it is unfair and unreasonable to expect government - either through regulation or funding - to maintain the status quo in our Industry. We need to accept change and adapt to it. Start with making an appointment for yourself.

Thank you for your business last month. We look forward to helping you provide the best possible care this month,

Trevor Martin
Managing Director