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News From The Wealthy Dentist #196: April 28, 2010



News from The Wealthy Dentist: April 28, 2010

Invisalign Drops Case Requirements for Dentists
Taking note of objections to their ‘proficiency program,’ Invisalign has removed the 10 cases per year requirement. “Many organizations, including the AAO and ADA, have recommended that Align focus on
CE, rather than case requirements, as a means of encouraging
product proficiency,” reads their website. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Patients Don’t Understand CEREC
Over half of dentists don’t think the “Cerec” name means anything to patients. “The idea is great, but the restorations are not close to the quality of lab-fabricated restorations,” opined one dentist. Another disagreed, saying, “It has been the best investment I have made in my practice.” Click to continue to article…

Green Tea Helps People Keep Their Teeth
Can green tea help people keep their teeth as they age? New research suggests it may. A study recently published in Preventive Medicine examined over 25,000 Japanese people aged 40-64. Those who drank at least one cup of tea daily had lower rates of tooth loss, likely due to antibacterial molecules called catechins. Click to continue to article…

Survey Video: Dentists Dating Patients
One dentist in five reports having been romantically involved with a patient, found this survey.  “Dating patients doesn’t work unless you marry them,” declared one dentist. “After it doesn’t work out, you lose the patient and a good source of referrals. My advice: No matter how right it seems, don’t date a patient!” Click to  watch the video…

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