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I read an article a few weeks back — when my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers were still in the playoff picture — about how linebacker James Harrison, at the ripe ol’ age of 38, spends $350,000 a year on maintenance, conditioning and recovery of his body. He’s…

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When public utility officials in Porter County, Indiana, were considering in 2014 whether to continue adding fluoride to its water supply to combat tooth decay, Dr. Isaac Zeckel stepped up to help them make the decision. The dental director at the…

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The ADA Distinguished Speaker Series will feature legendary quarterback Peyton Manning at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting in Atlanta. Mr. Manning “Peyton Manning is one of the greatest athletes of our time,” said Dr. Gary L. Roberts, ADA president,…

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When our dentist survey asked “Do you think husband and wife teams are a good idea?“, 23% of our respondents answered yes; 27% said no; and half thought there was not a clear-cut answer. In this survey 39% of our respondents currently work with their…

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As aging Baby Boomers lose more teeth, offering in-house dentures can be a good way to bring in new patients. The Wealthy Dentist decided to find out how many dentists are taking advantage of this trend — and how much revenue a new dentures patient can…

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Dental insurance is sometimes the bane of a dentist’s existence. Except that dental plans can also be a significant source of new patients. “Insurance brings in new patients, but at a cost,” said a Kentucky dentist. “The fee schedules are terrible. I…

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Social media is now an established part of our culture. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and blogging have proven to be effective dental marketing channels. But it takes time to manage the accounts and interact on a regular basis. Dentists need to…

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In this survey from The Wealthy Dentist, we asked: “What do you think is the biggest challenge facing new dentists today? The number one problem our surveyed dentists cited is paying off their student loans from dental school— it got 19% of the vote.…

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Impacted wisdom teeth are a common dental problem. While general dentists can do wisdom tooth extraction, oral surgeons may be better suited to handle complicated impactions. “In our litigious society it is better to refer anything that can be done better…

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Dentist appointments aren’t known for being much fun, so it’s no surprise that dentists frequently have to deal with missed appointments. But their dental management strategies vary considerably. Some ignore the transgression, some charge a fee, and…
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