™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 174

News From The Wealthy Dentist #174: November 18, 2009

News from The Wealthy Dentist: November 18, 2009

Nearly 1% of US Adults Take Dental Vacations
So how big is this whole “dental tourism” business, anyway? Think tank Deloitte Center for Health Solutions predicts that about 648,000
patients will take medical and dental vacations overseas this year.
“We project that outbound medical tourism could reach upwards of 1.6 million patients by 2012,” said Deloitte’s director. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Only Half of Dentists Raise Fees Yearly
In this survey, only half of dentists said they’ve raised their fees in the
past year… for a few, it’s been over 5 years! “I did not raise fees for 2-3 years at a time, but found I was getting too far behind and the increase was too large at one time,” advised one dentist, while others noted it’s hard to raise fees in this economy. Click to continue to article…

Old Amalgam Fillings May Release Less Mercury
A new study from the University of Saskatchewan suggests that old silver fillings may contain less mercury — or at least less toxic mercury — than new amalgam fillings. This would be great… except for the unanswered question: where did the mercury go? The optimistic explanation is that the metallic mercury turns into metacinnabar.
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Survey Video: How Much Hygienists Get Paid
Dentists reports paying their dental hygienists about $36 per hour,
according to this poll. Many dentists expressed resentment over the
high price tag of a dental hygienist. Plus, location is highly correlated
with hourly base pay. Click to watch the video…

Survey Video: Celeb Dentists Good for Business
We asked dentists if media hype and makeover shows have led to more patients seeking cosmetic dental procedures. Just over half said yes, the media has influenced their patients. The rest didn’t feel that media exposure changed their patients’ desires. Click to watch the video…

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