TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 183

News From The Wealthy Dentist #183: January 27, 2010


News from The Wealthy Dentist: January 27, 2010


Why You Should Avoid Dental Surgery Photos
Dentists, take note: if your dentist website contains “graphic” surgery photos, you’re at risk of being blocked by Google Safe Search. The owner of one dental website complains that the filter, designed to screen out pornographic or violent images, is blocking his images. Now, I’ve been advising this for many years – it’s really not the best marketing idea to show bloody surgery pics. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Dental CE on the Rise in 2010
When we asked dentists about their continuing education plans for 2010, over half said they were planning to do more clinical CE this year, for an average of just over 50 hours. Fewer dentists plan to increase marketing and management education. “No more cosmetic CE,” said one dentist. “It is getting redundant and boring.” Click to continue to article…

Management Company Pays $24M Settlement
The largest dental management company in the US is paying $24 million to settle claims of Medicaid fraud. Forba Holdings LLC owns 68 “Small Smiles” dental clinics. According to the Justice Department, the clinics filed claims for unnecessary pediatric dentistry. Forba has agreed to pay $24 million to settle the lawsuits, but did not admit wrongdoing. Their clinics remain open. Click to continue to article…

Have Adult Braces Grown More Popular?
Dental braces for adults have become increasingly popular, new numbers from the UK suggest. However, these “numbers” are in fact based on a five-fold increase in adult patients of a single orthodontic practice. I’m not sure that means other dentists are seeing the same thing… In fact, most report that all cosmetic dentistry is down. Click to continue to article…

Tooth Whitening and the Cosmetic Dentist
Teeth whitening is quite popular, but the average dentist says it doesn’t necessarily lead to more cosmetic dentistry. This survey found that less than half of teeth bleaching patients go on to get additional work from their cosmetic dentist. “Whitening and cosmetic dentistry go hand in hand,” said one dentist. “95% of my highest earning cases are cosmetic.”
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