2018

The Rise of Corporate Dentistry—and the Demise of the Solo Practice

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

The corporate dentistry asteroid has hit the earth. The skies are darkening. Solo dental practices are declining at a rate of 7% per year. Independent solo practices may not become extinct—they are always a few contrarians who soldier on—but they are becoming an endangered species. The 7% rate of decline may not be fixed; it is likely to accelerate.

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Have We Lost Our Ability to Savor?

Go Ask Fred

As we roll deeper into the 21st century and face the beginning of yet another new year, I wonder sometimes what this rampant ADD we all seem to be fully engaged in will add up to in terms of life … Continue reading → The post Have We Lost Our Ability to Savor? appeared first on Go Ask Fred: The Blog of Fred Joyal. Dental Marketing Practice Management Fred Joyal

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How to Floss Dental Implants in Plattsburgh

ADK Perio

Have you made the choice to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Plattsburgh? That is great! Now that your smile is complete, it is time to protect your investment with the right oral hygiene habits. Although they are not subject to tooth decay, you must still brush and floss daily. If you do not, it could lead to an infection known as peri-implantitis, which will cause your dental implants to fail. Ensure your new smile lasts for several decades by taking the time to floss daily.

Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in the United States

Central Ohio Periodontics

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES) reported the most recent statistics on the prevalence of adult periodontal disease in the United States from 2009-2014. Data were collected from over 10,000 U.S. adults over the age of 30. The mean age was 50.8 years, with a female: male ratio of 51:49% and a mean of 24 teeth present per subject. Standard periodontal examinations were conducted using the American Academy of Periodontology format.

Infant to be Questioned in Calcium Theft case

Dentist of Albuquerque

MAUMEE, OH–7 month old Taylen Mackenzie Harper is being sought for questioning in an ongoing case of alleged larceny. The victim…her 27 year old mother. According to Becky Harper she always had perfect teeth. “I never had a cavity. I mean sure, my family has always had soft teeth and my mom had dentures when she was seventeen,” said Becky while sipping on a Super Big Gulp of Mountain Dew. “But I never needed nothing done to them before.

Dental Implants for Missing Molars: What Patients Should Know

Harmony Dental Care

A missing tooth can lead to a lot of problems when it comes to the appearance of your smile as well as everyday tasks you might take for granted. For instance, if you’re missing a molar or multiple molars, eating certain foods can be a major hassle. That’s where the team at Harmony Dental Care can help. A number of patients who visit our Jackson, MS practice wonder if dental implants can be used to help replace missing molars.

Why dental insurance makes good people do bad things

Dental Buzz

When I was a kid, my dad would tell me on the way to the dentist to be prepared to pay out of my own pocket for any cavities I had. $38 38 per filling was an insane amount of money for an eight year old with a 75 cent allowance per week and 7-Eleven candy […]. Dental Debates Featured Money Practice Management Preventive Care affording a good dentist best dental insurance dental insurance dental overtreatment good dental practice How insurance works

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Capturing Great Dental Patient Testimonials

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

Great video testimonials are powerful because they engender trust. All advertising about is claims: we’ve got the best car repair place, we’ve got the best jewelry store, we’ve got the best dental practice; but is that true? If they can see you, if they can see you on video ahead of time, the credibility factor goes up tremendously. Here is a list of some really good tips to capture those patient testimonials. Use a video camera, not your phone.

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New Limits For Opioid Prescriptions in Ohio

Central Ohio Periodontics

New guidelines for opiod prescriptions were approved by Ohio Governor John Kasich, in an attempt to reduce the number of opiates getting into the hands of addicts. Highlights of Ohio’s new opiate prescribing guidelines and limits for acute pain include: • No more than seven days of opiates can be prescribed for adults.

Dental Implants for a Front Tooth – Jackson, MS

Harmony Dental Care

Tooth loss can be difficult, especially if it occurs in the front of your mouth. While it’s cute to lose your front teeth as a child, as an adult it can significantly hinder you aesthetically and functionally. Your front teeth are the essence of your smile, so when one goes missing, it’s hard to conceal it. As soon as tooth loss occurs, you want to make sure you have a plan set in place to fill the space and restore your smile.

Dr. Benny Shoots from the Hip

Dentist of Albuquerque

West Oklahoma dentist Benjamin Winthrop, or “Dr. Benny” as his patients call him has a unique style of practice. He specializes in a one of a kind brand of smile makeovers. While most well known comprehensive dental educators like Spear or Kois recommend a combination of disciplines, like orthodontics, oral surgery and even airway management, to effect a great cosmetic result, Dr Benny likes to just “crown ’em all.”. Lots of cosmetic cases are enhanced or completed by orthodontics.

How to Transform Your Health Through Your Mouth

Batchelor-Dentistry

It takes work to achieve optimal health and wellness. The latest wellness fads just won’t cut it. Making drastic lifestyle changes based on something your friend told you about last week won’t do the trick either. The secret to transforming your health can be as simple (and important) as taking better care of your mouth — from what foods you put in it to how you treat your gums.

How Do I Know My Dentist Is Right For Me?

Batchelor-Dentistry

As the connection between dental health and overall wellness becomes clearer and clearer, the importance of working with the right dentist for you becomes more and more important. In today’s post, we’ll talk about how to find the right dentist for you and much more. Does your dentist listen to you? When you visit the dentist, who’s doing most of the listening: you or your dentist? During your appointment, the right dentist will always set aside time to talk with you. That’s the important part.

6 Books New Dentists Should Read

Dentist of Albuquerque

My last article, 5 Things Dental Students and Noobs Should Do , generated a lot of emails from noobs asking what books, other than “ Profit First ”, I would recommend to jump start their dental career. Some were asking for help with interpersonal communication and some were interested in anything that would help with managing life in general. I am quite impressed by the hunger for more information. Here is a short list of books that had impact on my journey.

It’s About F*@$&%g Time!

Dentist of Albuquerque

Triage and time management – skills that come naturally to some, and not so naturally to others. But these skills are vital to running a successful practice. And when you don’t manage your time, it manages you. Your days feel out-of-control and leave you, your patients and your team feeling frustrated and unsatisfied.

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All You Need Is Followers

Dentist of Albuquerque

The Fab Four of dentistry: John, Paul, George and Clarissa’s new single “All You Need Is Followers” is tearing up the airwaves with it’s timely message and sound. Critics have noted that the song bears an uncanny resemblance to The Beatles’ “ All you Need is Love” but as John explained, “Sure we may have borrowed a bit from those Liverpool lads, but our song has a distinct Jamaican rhythm which makes it truly unique.” Music aficionados can decide for themselves.

Nutrition Tips for a Healthier Mouth & Smile

Batchelor-Dentistry

The food you eat affects your wellbeing, including the health of your teeth and gums. Let’s take a closer look at what this means and how you can improve your dental health by eating healthier, more tooth-happy meals. The role food plays on your teeth & gums. During a meal or when drinking, bits of food get caught in between and coat the surface of your teeth.

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What type of Marketing are you doing?

Dentist of Albuquerque

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It’s Time to Elevate Dentistry!

Go Ask Fred

Let’s face it; the majority of the population doesn’t value dentistry anywhere near as much as they should. And they don’t value it anywhere near as much as other things of considerably less value that they spend money on gladly. … Continue reading → The post It’s Time to Elevate Dentistry! appeared first on Go Ask Fred: The Blog of Fred Joyal.