TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 164

News From The Wealthy Dentist #164: September 9, 2009


 

 

News from The Wealthy Dentist: September 9, 2009


A Health Care Reform Conundrum
After our discussion of mercury led to, ahem, heated discussions on our blog, I thought it was time to move on to something more light-hearted… like health care reform. I’ve been so busy it’s been hard enough just keeping up with my own blog, but someone forwarded me an email that was so dead-on it really caught my eye. Click to
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Survey: Yellow Pages Advertising
It looks like dentists are pulling out of the phone book! In this survey,
one-third of those with ads said they were dropping them, and another third said they were reducing their yellow pages marketing. “What a waste!” said one dentist. “At one point I spent $24k and got $3k in revenue. How’s that for ROI? It’s all on the net now.” Click to
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HR Spotlight: Paying Employees Overtime
Human resources advisor Barbara Freet discusses potential complications from employees who work overtime. There are also some long-held traditions in the dental industry that can get you in trouble, like paying hygienists on a per diem basis or paying everyone on a salary basis to make it easy to do payroll. Click to continue to article…

Dentists Tend To Favor Water Fluoridation
We conducted a survey that asked dentists if they are in favor of water fluoridation. The clear majority (85%) support fluoridation, with many citing it as one of the top 10 public health innovations of the 20th century. The minority (15%) voiced concerns about the possible side effects of fluoride. Click to watch the video…

Video: Dentists Not Amused by 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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