™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 125

News From The Wealthy Dentist #125: December 10, 2008

News from The Wealthy Dentist: December 10, 2008
Click here to view the newsletter online. Feature articles include:

Is Cosmetic Dentistry an Industry or an Art?
Tougher times for cosmetic dentistry mean it’s time to think about
a few things: (1) the economics of dentistry; (2) dentistry’s
obligation to health care; and (3) consumer demand.
“Consumer Demand” is clearly the most important factor.
Click to continue to article…

Survey: 3 of 4 Dentists Haven’t Changed Fees
In this survey, 22% of dentists said they have raised their fees to stay
The majority, however, haven’t yet done so, and a few docs have even lowered fees. “I raised my fees about 2 month ago, and plan to do so again in January,” wrote one dentist. Click to continue to article…

A Different Christmas Poem
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
Click to read the full poem…

Dental School Drama Ends with $1.7M Payout
Alissa Zwick was asked to leave the University of Michigan’s dental school, but a federal jury has found the school’s action illegal, awarding the former student $1.7 million. It seems an over-zealous dean used Zwick’s ADD to force out two professors. Click to
continue to article…

Patient Tricked into Getting Veneers
A woman has filed suit against a Charleston dental practice, alleging that dentists tricked her into getting veneers. She thought they would be free, but in fact she unknowingly signed a credit application, leaving her owing $5,000 she didn’t have. Click to continue to article…

Survey Video: Dentists Love and Hate AmalgamDentists have used dental amalgam to make metal fillings for a long time, but the material is more controversial now than ever before. Some worry the alloy may cause health problems, while others think it’s superior to tooth-colored composite fillings. Click to watch the video…

Survey Video: Dentists Oppose Patient-Stealing
Nearly half of dentists complain that other dentists or employees have stolen dental patients from their practices, according to our survey. Fully 44% of dentist respondents reported that former colleagues have tried to take patients with them to their next job. Click to
watch the video…

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