™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 066

News From The Wealthy Dentist #66: October 10, 2007

Editorial: Jim Du Molin

Setting Dental Fees: Are the Insurance Companies Really Your Partners?

dental consultant Jim Du Molin
Why do you, the dentist, have to send your fee schedule to an insurance company for approval?
Dental care treatment costs increase annually at a rate of 4% to 4.5% as compared to the general inflation rate of 2.5%. If you’re not prepared to drop insurance affiliations, two fee structures may
be a less frightening alternative.
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Dentists… Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places?

Survey Says: Dentists Sometimes Date Patients (They Sometimes Marry Them, Too)

Dental Survey
In a recent Wealthy Dentist survey, we asked dentists if they have ever been romantically involved with a patient at their dental practice. One in five dentists reports having dated a patient. The remaining 80% do not date their dental patients. “It crosses the professional barrier and can cause problems down the road,” said one Florida dentist. “It happens,” observed a Connecticut dentist. “I married one 51 years ago and am still married to her,” boasted one happy New York dentist.

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In the News…

Dental Pain? Maybe Hot Peppers Can Help

Researchers have discovered medical (and now dental) benefits to capsaicin, the chemical compound that gives hot peppers their heat.
Dental patients may soon be able to skip both pain and numbness.
Rats treated with capsaicin and a lidocaine derivative maintained sensation in their paws, but didn’t react to pain.

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Previous Surveys…

Celeb Dentists May Be Good for Cosmetic Dentistry

Some Dentists Refer Out Wisdom Teeth; Others Prefer Not To

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?

Previous Editorial Highlights…

Setting Dental Fees While Dealing with Patients

Profitability of Dental Associates vs. Dental Hygienists

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!

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