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Dentists Report the Value of a New Dentures Patient

Dentists Report the Value of a New Dentures PatientThe latest The Wealthy Dentist survey reveals that the average gross production of a new dentures patient in the first 9 months of treatment in 2012 was $3,790.

Suburban dentists reported the higher production figures reporting amounts between $5,000 – $8,000.

Currently, there is much speculation among dental educators that the need for complete dentures will decline markedly in the future and that complete denture training should be removed from the dental curriculum.

Estimates based on national epidemiologic survey data indicate that edentulism has declined by 10% every decade and that 90% of edentulous adults obtain and wear complete dentures. (Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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Percentage of Wisdom Teeth Removals Performed by Dentists (video)

Percentage of Wisdom Teeth Removals Performed by Dentists (video)The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists what percentage of wisdom teeth removal they refer out to an oral surgeon.

Not surprisingly, general dentists and dental specialists have very different profiles when it comes to referring patients.

Specialists were sharply divided; 17% refer less than 20%, while 73% refer all extractions. General dentists were less polarized. Half refer out 80% or more.

On the other hand, one in four (24%) treat most extractions, referring less than 20% of cases.

Not all general dentists are eager to remove wisdom teeth. “That’s what oral surgeons are for,” exclaimed a California dentist who refers out all removals. “Let those who do these procedures routinely, do them as they will do it better than I who used to do them occasionally. People do not rush to my office because I take out teeth really well,” said a general dentist. “Oral surgeons do this day in and day out, they have the expertise to extract third molars faster and with less trauma to the patient,” agreed a Texas orthodontist.

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