TheWealthyDentist.com™ Newsletter Archive – TWD – 218

News From The Wealthy Dentist #218: September 29, 2010


News from The Wealthy Dentist: September 29, 2010

IDA Announces Bill Keller as President
Internet Dental Alliance has announced that Bill Keller, former co-owner of dental lab group Keller Laboratories, has joined the company as its President. Jim Du Molin, IDA’s founder, will continue his role as Chairman of the Board and Director of Technology. “Bill has a real history as an industry transformer,” said Du Molin. “He revolutionized labs; now, he’s going to do the same thing for dentist websites.”  Click to continue to article…

Survey: Dentists Not Ready To Ban Amalgam
Only one in 4 dentists in this survey would like to see the US officially ban
amalgam as a restorative material. “I personally use amalgam probably less than 5% of the time, but at least I have that choice,” said one dentist, echoing many colleagues. “Who would enforce this ban? The Government?? Let the dentist decide!!” Click to continue to article…

Perio Disease 50% More Common Than Estimated
Gum disease in the US may be as much as 50% more common than previously thought, according to new research from the CDC and American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  Previous estimates relied on partial-mouth examinations. When full-mouth periodontal exams were conducted  on 450 adults, researchers found that previous estimates may have underestimated gum disease by up to 50%. Click to
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Survey Video: Yearly CE Hours
The average dentist completes at least 50 hours of continuing education each year, much more than mandated by state requirements. “State CE requirements are ridiculously low,” said one dentist. “Illinois only requires 32 hours every two years, and they don’t all need to be health care related topics that might actually be something that would help you deliver better care for your patients.”  Click to watch the video…

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