™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 229

News From The Wealthy Dentist #229: March 02, 2010



News from The Wealthy Dentist: March 2, 2010

Dentist Treatment Options: Patient Quotas 

Last year, dentists and dental associations were outraged when Invisalign announced that dentists would only be able to offer the orthodontic treatment if they began at least 10 cases per year. Though Invisalign ultimately withdrew this controversial “provider requirement,” the backlash kept on coming. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Dental Credit Cards Not Having An Impact 

Thousands of dentists across the US offer their patients dental credit cards to cover dental care. Only one third of dentists report that dental credit cards have helped increase practice income. While the cards are popular, some dentists believe they are too expensive to recommend to patients. Click to continue to article…

Survey Video: Is Patient Financing Harder To Get? 

Dental financing can be a real challenge, with 65% of dentists reporting that it has gotten harder for dental patients to get credit. Dental credit cards, dental loans and other dental financing options let dentists avoid the risk of in-house dental financing. But sometimes lenders don’t want to take the risk. Click to continue to article…

Results Marketing 

“My practice is seeing ten to 15 new patients a
month thanks to IDA! IDA marketing accounts for a 10% to 20% increase in business,” writes Dr. Kenneth Childers of Oakland, California.
Read more marketing stories…

Also in the News…

  • Recession Slows Dental Spending
  • It’s Dental Week: Are Waterpiks Worth It?
  • Oral Health Initiative Benefits Kansans
  • ADA Statement Examines the Role of Adequate Workforce in Breaking Down Barriers to Oral Health
  • Changing Standards for Training Schools Have Created a Flood of Hygienists
  • Surprising Number of Patients Try Super Glue Before Visiting Dentist

Previous Surveys…

  • The Best Toothbrush, According to Dentists
  • Dentists Sour on Cosmetic Dentistry and Veneers
  • Dentists: Most OK with Fluoridation
  • Dental Marketing: Types of Patients for the Dentist
  • Dentist Referrals: Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry & Braces
  • Dentistry: The Performance Review Problem

Previous Editorial Highlights…

  • Dentistry: What’s it Like in Prison
  • California To Cut Back on Prison Dentists
  • Dental Marketing Meets Book Publicity: ‘Smilorexia’ & The Linguistically Innovative Dentist
  • Dental Marketing for Botox Severely Restricted in UK
  • The Sedation Dentist – As Seen on ‘Glee’
  • Off-Label Botox Marketing Gets $600 Million Fine

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