™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 067

News From The Wealthy Dentist #67: October 17, 2007

Editorial: Jim Du Molin



A Good Dentist Deserves a Reasonable Fee Increase

dental consultant Jim Du MolinI’ve been talking about how insurance companies and  dental patients can affect your fees. Now that I’ve convinced you that it’s time to raise your dental fees, let’s talk about how much you should raise them. It’s an economic issue based on inflation, the quality of your work, and the investment you’ve made in your practice and education.

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Survey Results: Do You Keep Braces Patients or Get Rid of Them?

How Dentists Refer Braces Patients to Orthodontists

Dental SurveyIn our most recent survey, we asked dentists what percentage of orthodontic cases they refer to an orthodontist. One in four dentists reports that they treat most braces patients themselves. On the other hand, one in three refers out all orthodontic patients. “It’s a win for everyone!” said an Illinois dentist who refers out all orthodontics. “Patients are well served, we are looked upon as caring, and orthodontists are geared specifically to do this.” A Georgia general dentist disagreed, stating, “I don’t need to refer 95% of cases or more.”
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Also in the News…

New York Times: Boom Times for Dentists, but Not for Teeth

Don’t Read This Until After You Have Brushed Your Teeth

Mosby Releases 8th Edition of Dental Drug Reference Book

Previous Surveys…

Dentists Sometimes Date Patients (They Sometimes Marry Them, Too)

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: Are the Insurance Companies Really Your Partners?

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


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