TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 064

News From The Wealthy Dentist #64: September 26, 2007

Editorial: Jim Du Molin

Dental Associates vs. Hygienists

dental consultant Jim Du MolinHave you ever wondered when a hygienist can be more profitable to you than an associate?
Last week we discussed  profits and hygienists. This week, I’ll examine how much an associate would
have to produce to yield the same profit. Sometimes it’s easier to raise hygiene production than to make that profit from an associate.
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The Wealthy Dentist Survey Results: Wisdom Teeth

Half of Dentists Refer out Most Wisdom Tooth Removals

Dental SurveyIn our most recent survey, we asked dentists what percentage of wisdom tooth removals they
refer to an oral surgeon. Overall, half of our dentist respondents refer out 80% or more third molar extractions. Some dentists were grateful to be rid of most or all wisdom teeth cases, while other dentists prefer to refer only the most complicated cases. “That’s what oral surgeons are for!” exclaimed a California dentist who refers out all removals. Said a Mississippi dentist, “I am grateful to have a source to refer things that are more difficult than I am comfortable doing.”

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In the News…

Scottish Actor McAvoy Won’t Fix His Teeth

Dental SurveyJames McAvoy may be only 28, but he’s already starred opposite Forest Whittaker in last year’s The Last King of Scotland. He’s an attractive Scottish man with fans both male and female. He’s poised to launch onto the Hollywood scene, but he’s refusing on principle to get cosmetic dentistry. When asked if he was ever going to get his teeth fixed, the actor replied, “Only when they fall out.”

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Also in the News…

Dentist Can’t Practice after Flunking French

Previous Surveys…

The Average Dental Hygienist Is Paid by the Hour

Most Dentists Have Had Trouble with Dental Associates

Dentists Would Rather Treat Denture Patients than Refer Them to a Prosthodontist

Has the Media Increased Patient Demand for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dentists Uncertain About Internet Marketing

Anti-Amalgam Dentist Raises Controversy Again

Previous Editorial Highlights…

An Economic Perspective on Dental Hygienists

Making a Profit on Your Dental Hygienist Investment

An Economic Perspective on Dental Hygienists

Visit the Dentist: Avoid Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer!

Oh No! Identity Theft at the Dental Office

Scare Tactics: These Are Your Teeth On Drugs

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