TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 166

News From The Wealthy Dentist #166: September 23, 2009


News from The Wealthy Dentist: September 23, 2009


Dental Licenses: It’s Not Easy To Be a Dentist!
Of the hundreds of dentists who responded to my recent survey, most want universal licensure or national reciprocity. “Barbers, Beauticians and Dentists are the only people who have state licensure exams where they have to demonstrate clinical skills,” pointed out an oral surgeon. “For all other doctors, it is assumed that by the time you graduate
from school, you already know how to do a filling.” Click to
continue to article…

Survey: Dentists Want Universal Licensure
Most dentists are tired of being tied down by their dental license. In this
survey, 86% said they want universal licensure for dentists, while only 14% think things should stay as they are. “Make credentialed dentists as free to move around in the States as anyone else. That’s what America is all about!” declared a retired dentist. Click to  continue to article…

A Whole New Meaning for “Eye Tooth”
In the first operation of its kind in the US, a blind woman’s sight has been
restored with the help of her canine tooth. Sounds like science fiction, huh? Her tooth was implanted in her eye socket to hold a prosthetic lens. She’s already able to recognize faces, and her vision is only expected to improve. Click to continue to article…

Dentist Makes Sculpture from 28,000 Teeth
A Beijing dentist (and 6 students) used 28,000 diseased human teeth to create an 8-foot sculpture that sits in the dentist’s waiting room. He started the project in 1982, and China’s national news agency recently reported on the sculpture. Click to continue to article…

Jim Wants To Know Your Burning Questions
As part of his new venture — which he’s still just calling “Marketing Project X” — Jim Du Molin is asking dentists to share their most burning questions about dental marketing. He’s promising a video answering the top questions to everyone who participates. So, what’s on your mind?

Ask Jim your burning question…


Video: Botox & the New Cosmetic Dentistry
Is it time for Botox to be included in cosmetic dentistry? The slight
majority of dentists think so! In this survey, 57% of dentists said
that since dentists are licensed medical professionals, they are
fully capable of safely offering offering non-dental cosmetic
procedures such as Botox injections. Click to watch the video…

 
Survey Video: Dentists Ready for a Dental Union
Half of dentists are ready for the profession to form a dental union, according to this survey. Feeling squeezed by insurance companies and abandoned by the American Dental Association, many dentists are ready
to form a union of dentists. (One dentist even volunteered to organize it!) Click to watch the video…

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