TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 091

News From The Wealthy Dentist #91: April 2, 2008

Editorial: Jim Du Molin

 

 

 

What Dentists Have to Say about Dental Labs
Since news broke a few weeks ago of lead-tainted dental crowns from China, I’ve been  giving you background information and sharing my opinions. In responding to my survey, one dentist summed it up perfectly: “If you wouldn’t put it into your own mouth, you don’t put into a patient’s mouth.”
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Survey Results: Foreign Dental Labs

 

Who Should Protect the Public from Tainted Dental Lab Work?
When we asked whose responsibility it should be to protect the public from tainted dental work, the most common answer was “dentists.” However, some feel the FDA should enforce regulations, while others think the dental labs should police themselves.

Very few respondents suggested that patients who are concerned should be responsible for checking with their dentists. Moreover,  two out of three dentists think this is just a tempest in a teapot.

Finally, we asked dentists if they know where their lab work comes from. Sixty percent are certain that all restorations are manufactured within the USA, and another 20% believe that to be the case. Only 10% acknowledge that they know they use products made overseas.
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Dental Phobias Can Be Deadly

Dental Anxiety Leads to Death of 8-Year-Old Girl

Reports have surfaced that an 8-year-old girl in England died after developing a dental phobia so severe that she refused to eat. So, in 2005, they decided to . Unfortunately, following the surgical removal her baby teeth, the girl refused to even open her mouth to eat. She was fed through a tube and ate nothing but some watermelon. A month after her surgery, she died in her sleep.
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Dental Practice Construction: Weekly Update

 

Dream Dental Equipment Turns Out To Be a Nightmare
Like most dentists, Dr. Sparaga was looking forward to purchasing new dental equipment. He was particularly excited about Cerec in-chair system. But he heard reports from the field and from his dental supplier that the equipment was not functioning…
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Results Marketing

Another Satisfied IDA Dentist
“My best patient from IDA marketing systems led to a $36,000 profit for dentures and implants,” writes Dr. Mark Loisel of Fremont, California.


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What’s on My Bookshelf Right Now


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Arguably the best book ever on the science of persuasion. Whether you’re a mere consumer or someone weaving the web of persuasion to urge others to select your product, this is an essential book for understanding the psychological foundations of marketing.
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