TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 173

News From The Wealthy Dentist #173: November 11, 2009


News from The Wealthy Dentist: November 11, 2009


US Dental Insurer Pushes Dental Tourism
More proof that dental tourism is becoming big business: US insurance company Companion Life is adding an “international treatment option” to all of its dental plans. What does that mean? They’ve added 3 Costa Rican dental clinics to their network, and they’ll book dental vacations for US patients looking to save some money. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Lab Fees Almost Never Billed Separately
In this survey, fully 98% of dentists report that they include lab fees in their total fee – something almost unheard of in other professions, but a practice that dental insurance companies like. “We should be able to bill separate. Some insurance plans barely cover the lab fee. It is a joke,” complained one dentist. Click to continue to article…

Dental Implants Stolen from Factory

So how does a theft at an Israeli factory affect the dental world? Well, the factory belongs to Adin Dental Implant Systems, and thieves absconded with a large batch of dental implants. The implants have not been sterilized, and Adin has warned dentists to watch out for implants being sold at suspiciously low prices. Click to continue to article…


Video: Being In Charge Is Better, Say Dentists
Dentists prefer being in charge to working for somebody else, according to this poll. Fully 76% of dentists said they would rather be their own boss than work for another dentist. Not a single dental specialist in this survey said they would prefer to be an associate. Click to watch the video…

Video: Employee Theft a Problem for Dentists
The average dentist reports that his or her dental practice has been embezzled. In this survey, 59% of dentists reported that they had discovered evidence of theft. The remaining 41% have never been able to prove an embezzlement took place. Click to watch the video…

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