TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 178

News From The Wealthy Dentist #178: December 16, 2009


 

 

News from The Wealthy Dentist: December 17, 2009

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Dentists: Pros and Cons of Health Care Reform
Last week I shared some thoughts about health care reform and dentistry – specifically, how government-sponsored prophy exams could be good for dentists. Wow, did you dentists ever have a lot to say about that! “Well Jim, in theory, it sounds good. In practice, I think we will find that patients don’t appreciate or value something they do not pay for,” responded one doctor. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Dentists Tighten Their Belts
n this survey, three of four dentists (74%) said they have made changes as a result of the slow economy. Fully half are trying to reduce office expenses. “People are reluctant to spend,” sighed one dentist, while another said, “I’m working a shorter week with slightly longer days.” Click to continue to article…

Survey Video: Equipment Disappointments
The average dentist reports being displeased with expensive dental equipment purchases. Eighty-three percent of dentists in the poll
felt that many tools do not live up to advertised promises. The remaining 17% said equipment met expectations. Click to watch the video…


Survey Video: Dental Board Frustrations

In this survey, we asked dentists if they have been disappointed by dental peer review. Respondents were split on the issue; 47% reported having problems, while 53% had no issues with dental boards. “It’s a witch hunt even if you are innocent,” said one doc. Click to watch the video…


Results Marketing
“My dental practice is seeing ten to 15 new patients a month thanks to the Internet Dental Alliance! IDA dental marketing accounts for a 10% to 20% increase in business,” writes Dr. Kenneth Childers of Oakland, California. Read more marketing stories…

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