News From The Wealthy Dentist #55: July 25, 2007
Editorial: Jim Du Molin
Forbes magazine recently published their annual list of the 25 top-paying jobs in the US – and only two non-medical professions (CEOs and airline pilots) made it into the top 15! Specialists such as orthodontists, oral surgeons and prosthodontists pulled in $160-177K per year; general dentists
made an average $141K annually.
The Wealthy Dentist Survey Results: Cosmetic Dentistry Gets More Cosmetic
Should cosmetic dentists be offering non-dental cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections?
In our most recent survey, 55% of dentists felt dentists are licensed medical professionals, fully capable of safely offering such simple services. The other 45% think dentists ought to focus on healthy teeth and gums, not Botox or Restylane. Story continues…
In the News…
News Flash: Modern Dental Techniques Superior to Ancient Dentistry
Of course we all know that modern dental care is leaps and bounds beyond how our ancestors (sort of) kept their teeth clean. But would you like to know one of my favorite reasons why? Medieval dentists whitened people’s teeth by irreversibly damaging them! Teeth were filed down and treated with nitric acid, leaving them brilliantly white and totally vulnerable to decay.
An article in the UK’s Cochrane Library reports that orthodontic treatment for children with overbites can be successful no matter when the child is treated. Obviously treatment can’t be postponed until adulthood; but
orthodontists can choose to start early on some patients and later on others – “making the punishment fit the crime,” joked one orthodontist.