™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 181

News From The Wealthy Dentist #181: January 13, 2010

News from The Wealthy Dentist: January 13, 2010

Dental Novelty Gifts: Selected Highlights
Guess what Suzanne and I got from one of our team members this holiday season? Dental-themed wine glass charms! Curious, I went online to find other dental novelty gifts, and I’ve collected some highlights for you here. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Patients Choosing Bridges over Implants?
Just over half of dentists surveyed (55%) said they are seeing more patients choosing dentures and/or bridges over dental implants as a result of the economy. “People are still doing dental treatment,” said one dentist, “but case sizes accepted are generally smaller.” Click to
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Utah Tries To Slash Dental Medicaid Payments
Lucky for dentists, a federal agency has vetoed Utah’s plan to cut Medicaid payments to dentists. While the state’s dentists received a one-time 24% pay raise in 2008, Utah lawmakers recently reversed that. (And took away their 4.5% cost-of-living raise too.) However, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rejected the plan. Click to
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Survey Video: Dentists Don’t Criticize Colleagues
Two of three dentists say they avoid criticizing their colleagues’ work. Is this professional courtesy? A high ethical standard?
Fear of lawyers? “There are many factors out of the doctor’s control,” said a periodontist, “and what comes around goes around.”
Click to watch the video…

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