TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 216

News From The Wealthy Dentist #216: September 15, 2010


News from The Wealthy Dentist: September 15, 2010

Gap Teeth May Be a New Fashion Trend
At New York’s Fashion Week, the latest trend was a stylishly gap-toothed smile. Industry insiders attribute this trend to a desire for models who look more “real” and “imperfect.” In 2008, fashion designer David Delfin made a bold and unusual choice when he had an orthodontist create a gap between his front teeth. “It was a metaphor for the separation I was feeling,” he said. Click to continue to article…

Survey: Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
Half of dentist say pediatric sedation is a great treatment modality that
requires proper training, but one in three think general dentists should not be performing it. “There are a small number of general dentists who will obtain the necessary training to safely provide sedation services for children,” said one respondent, “but I can’t for the life of me understand why they would want to.” Click to continue to article…

Stem Cells Hidden in Wisdom Teeth
Don’t throw those extracted wisdom teeth away! A recent study finds that cells inside wisdom teeth can be coaxed into creating stem cells.
Since wisdom tooth removal is such a common procedure, and one performed in a sterilized environment, it’s a great time to extract tissue that can be frozen and stored for later use. Click to continue to article…

Survey Video: Dentist Equipment Disappoints
In this survey, 83% of dentists said that many tools do not live up to advertised promises. The remaining 17% said that equipment purchases had met expectations. “Damn near every piece of equipment has been over-hyped,” complained one dentist. “If suppliers were dentists, they would have all lost their licenses years ago.”  Click to watch the video…

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