Dental Blog Updates 3 http://feed.informer.com/digests/V2GSEQRHUD/feeder Dental Blog Updates 3 Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:44:17 -0700 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ What’s The Average Value of a Dentures Patient? http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5020/survey-results-average-value-of-a-dentures-patient/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:cea92c53-5bc7-83e8-b8cf-34d0d31fe87d Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>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 &#8212; and how much revenue a new dentures patient can add to a practice&#8217;s bottom line. We conducted a [&#8230;]</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"> <h3>Related Posts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2022/dentures-do-general-dentists-need-prosthodontists-video/" class="crp_link post-2022"><span class="crp_title">Dentures: Do General Dentists Need Prosthodontists? 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On the downside, the work often involves multiple extractions, and dentures can be difficult to fit properly.</p> <p>Patients who struggle with adjusting to the realities of living with <a href="http://www.1stDentures.com/dentures-article52.html" target="_blank">false teeth</a> can be more demanding and take more time to treat.</p> <p>Despite these potential negatives, only 9% of the dentists who responded to our survey said they refer dentures patients out to a <a href="http://www.1stDentures.com/find-a-dentures-dentist.html" target="_blank">prosthodontist</a>.</p> <p><strong>More than 90% of the dentists who participated in our survey offer in-house denture services.</strong></p> <p>&#8220;I thoroughly enjoy it,&#8221; commented an Illinois dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s a good service,&#8221; added a Virginia dentist. &#8220;A lot of patients think they are over priced but actually they are under priced.&#8221;</p> <p>And speaking of prices&#8230;<a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/" target="_blank">from a dental management viewpoint</a>, we also wanted to know the average value of a dentures case.</p> <p>We asked about the average fee for a full set of upper and lower dentures in the dentists&#8217; local markets. <strong>Most fees were between $1,500 and $3,000.</strong></p> <p>However, as we expected, fees varied depending on local geographical market. <strong>They ranged from a low of $1,000 in Florida to a high of $5,000 in New York.</strong></p> <p>A Texas dentist told us, &#8220;I am competing with a local denture center that has much lower fees. It has reduced my full price denture business.&#8221;</p> <p>This illustrates an important point. Small dental practices need to be familiar with and responsive to their local markets.</p> <p><strong>Knowing the local market value of various dental services can help you plan which types of treatments to offer.</strong></p> <p>It can also help you <a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/" target="_blank">plan your dental marketing budget</a> for that type of new patient.</p> <h3>Are in-house dentures profitable in your dental market?</h3> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"><h3>Related Posts:</h3><ul><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2022/dentures-do-general-dentists-need-prosthodontists-video/" class="crp_link post-2022"><span class="crp_title">Dentures: Do General Dentists Need Prosthodontists? 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(Video) http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5019/dental-insurance-good-source-of-new-patients-video/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:b243d03f-13bd-cf9b-9269-59d389d5132b Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>Dental insurance is sometimes the bane of a dentist&#8217;s existence. Except that dental plans can also be a significant source of new patients. &#8220;Insurance brings in new patients, but at a cost,&#8221; said a Kentucky dentist. &#8220;The fee schedules are terrible. I currently consider the write-off as a marketing expense.&#8221; &#8220;When we became a provider, [&#8230;]</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"> <h3>Related Posts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4857/dental-practice-management-dental-insurance-video/" class="crp_link post-4857"><span class="crp_title">Dental Practice Management & Dental Insurance (Video)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/3220/why-dental-insurance-can-be-aggravating-for-dentists-video/" class="crp_link post-3220"><span class="crp_title">Why Dental Insurance Can Be Aggravating for Dentists (video)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2720/dentist-thinks-all-dentists-should-drop-dental-insurance-video/" class="crp_link post-2720"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Thinks All Dentists Should Drop Dental Insurance&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1249/dentists-against-insurance-companies/" class="crp_link post-1249"><span class="crp_title">Dentists Ready To Organize Against Insurance Companies&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4967/dental-practice-management-financial-oordinator-video/" class="crp_link post-4967"><span class="crp_title">Dental Practice Management: Do You Have a Financial&hellip;</span></a></li> </ul> <div class="crp_clear"></div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5019/dental-insurance-good-source-of-new-patients-video/">Dental Insurance: Good Source of New Patients? (Video)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft size-full" alt="Dental insurance and new patients" src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey240-thumb.jpg" width="150" height="100" />Dental insurance is sometimes the bane of a dentist&#8217;s existence.</p> <p>Except that <a href="http://www.1stdentalinsurance.com/dental-plans.html" target="_blank">dental plans</a> can also be a significant source of new patients.</p> <p>&#8220;Insurance brings in new patients, but at a cost,&#8221; said a Kentucky dentist. &#8220;The fee schedules are terrible. I currently consider the write-off as a marketing expense.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;When we became a provider, we were able to keep some patients who might have gone elsewhere,&#8221; said a Texas dentist.</p> <h3>Jim Du Molin and Julie Frey chat about results from a survey asking dentists if dental insurance brings new patients into their practice:</h3> <div align="center"><br /><img src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey240-title-slide.jpg" width="440" height="330" alt="media" /><br /> </div> <p>If it doesn&#8217;t get them new patients,  why a dentist would be a part of a dental plan network?</p> <p>It&#8217;s a bold choice when dentists refuse to accept offensively low payouts from insurance companies &#8212; but one that can increase a doctor&#8217;s profitability and peace of mind.</p> <p>And <strong>13% of dentists responding to this survey said that they don&#8217;t accept dental insurance in any form</strong>.</p> <p>So, of those who do accept insurance, how many find it <a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/" target="_blank">an effective dental marketing tool</a>?</p> <p><strong>Four out of five report that insurance brings in new patients to their dental practice</strong>, while only one in five says it doesn&#8217;t.</p> <p>If you&#8217;re in the &#8220;one in five&#8221; category, you really might want to re-examine your relationship with <a href="http://www.1stdentalinsurance.com/dental-coverage.html" target="_blank">dental coverage</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;Most of our patients come from word of mouth referrals by other patients,&#8221; said a Tennessee dentist. &#8220;We&#8217;re not a part of any dental insurance plans, although we do file insurance for our patients that have it. The lack of dental insurance does not seem to deter many of my patients from seeking needed dental care.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;With so many dentists on the PPO provider lists, it proves not to be a source of new patient generation like the insurance companies promise it to be,&#8221; complained a California dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>Insurance lets me give the patients what I want to do without concern for payment</strong>. I give a higher level of care than they would have otherwise,&#8221; said a New York dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;Why do patients who do not have insurance want it so badly, yet patients who have insurance hate it so much?&#8221; asked a Florida dentist.</p> <p>It&#8217;s so true! When it comes to dental coverage, the grass always seems to be greener on the other side.</p> <p>I think it comes down to that fact that patients almost always expect <a href="http://www.1stdentalinsurance.com/" target="_blank">dental insurance</a> to be like health insurance. 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(Video)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> Dental Videos dental insurance dental plans Jim Du Molin Dental Insurance: Good Source of New Patients? (Video) - The Wealthy Dentist This dental survey video presents the results from asking dentists if dental insurance brings new patients into their practice. Are dental plans profitable? dental insurance,dental plans Top 3 Challenges Facing New Dentists Today http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5017/top-3-challenges-facing-new-dentists-today/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:a6ee7bf3-0ea1-b04e-39c3-b103ba180ef3 Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>In this survey from The Wealthy Dentist, we asked: &#8220;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&#8212; it got 19% of the vote. &#8220;[It&#8217;s a] whole new landscape out there. 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I had my problems at startup, (recession, 21%interest rates on my loans) but dentists starting today have even more pressures on them,&#8221; said a general dentist.</p> <p>Tied for second and third place, and each receiving 12.5% of the responses, were the <strong>cost of setting up a private practice</strong> and <strong><a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/">finding new patients</a></strong>.</p> <p>In fourth place, at 6%, is the belief that there are too many unknowns in the future of healthcare regulations..</p> <p>In addition, half of our respondents believe it&#8217;s the combination of all of the items just mentioned &#8212; with the added difficulty of finding and training qualified support staff &#8212; that challenges <a href="http://www.1stDentist.com/#new-dentist">new dentists</a> today.</p> <p>&#8220;I think the cost of higher education needs to be controlled. It is a huge burden for new dentists and not good for the long term health of our profession. <strong>New dentists are not able to buy a private practice and invest in new technology with the student loans they are accumulating</strong>,&#8221; said a Wisconsin dentist.</p> <p>Despite all of these obstacles to starting a new practice, 69% of the dentists responding to our survey would encourage college students today to become dentists. Only 31% would advise them to choose a different profession.</p> <p>A Texas general dentist adds this caveat: &#8220;It&#8217;s a wonderful profession if you love it for the work not the money.&#8221;</p> <h3>What advice would you give to college students considering careers in dentistry?</h3> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"><h3>Related Posts:</h3><ul><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4859/dentist-survey-what-are-dentistrys-public-health-threats/" class="crp_link post-4859"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Survey: Is Dentistry Dangerous to Public Health?</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2662/dentists-does-99-dollars-an-hour-make-you-a-wealthy-dentist/" class="crp_link post-2662"><span class="crp_title">Dentists: Does 99 Dollars an Hour Make You a Wealthy&hellip;</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/769/ireland-mulls-graduation-tax/" class="crp_link post-769"><span class="crp_title">Ireland Mulls $87k Dental Graduation Tax</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1440/dental-credit-cards-not-having-an-impact/" class="crp_link post-1440"><span class="crp_title">Dental Credit Cards Not Having An Impact on Dental Practice&hellip;</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4938/dentists-comment-on-economic-outlook-video/" class="crp_link post-4938"><span class="crp_title">Dentists Comment on Economic Outlook (Video)</span></a></li></ul><div class="crp_clear"></div></div><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5017/top-3-challenges-facing-new-dentists-today/">Top 3 Challenges Facing New Dentists Today</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> Dental Surveys challenges facing new dentists new dentists Jim Du Molin top-3-dentist-challenges Dentists Reveal Strategies for Dealing With Missed Appointments (Video) http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5015/dentist-strategies-for-missed-appointments-video/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:f6376d51-5ccf-d3e7-7536-a440075ea22c Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>Dentist appointments aren&#8217;t known for being much fun, so it&#8217;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 others just let the patient go. &#8220;We typically don&#8217;t fire patients. They fire themselves since many times they [&#8230;]</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"> <h3>Related Posts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4943/dental-management-survey-handle-missed-appointments/" class="crp_link post-4943"><span class="crp_title">Dental Management Survey: How Do You Handle Missed&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1189/missed-appointment-policies/" class="crp_link post-1189"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Missed Appointment Policies</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1185/dentist-appointment-no-shows/" class="crp_link post-1185"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Appointments: No-Shows Must Pay Anyway</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4949/dentist-survey-dental-exam-fees/" class="crp_link post-4949"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Survey Results: How Do Your Dental Exam Fees&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/613/dental-patient-excuses-video/" class="crp_link post-613"><span class="crp_title">Funniest Dental Patient Excuses (VIDEO)</span></a></li> </ul> <div class="crp_clear"></div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5015/dentist-strategies-for-missed-appointments-video/">Dentists Reveal Strategies for Dealing With Missed Appointments (Video)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft size-full" alt="Dental practice marketing: missed appointments" src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey241-thumb.jpg" width="150" height="100" />Dentist appointments aren&#8217;t known for being much fun, so it&#8217;s no surprise that dentists frequently have to deal with missed appointments.</p> <p>But their <a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/" target="_blank">dental management</a> strategies vary considerably. Some ignore the transgression, some charge a fee, and others just let the patient go.</p> <p>&#8220;We typically don&#8217;t fire patients. They fire themselves since many times they will not pay the missed appointment fees and their account is sent to collections. Patients on Medicaid get one chance due to the excessive write-offs we incur,&#8221; said a South Dakota <a href="http://www.1stPediatricDentist.com/" target="_blank">pediatric dentist</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;Time is money!&#8221; declared an Alabama dentist. &#8220;<strong>My letter to the patient who I am dismissing is actually very nice</strong>. It states that our priorities do not match and that they would be better served by another dentist and to please let us know where to forward their records. A lot of times, the patient begs us to let them come back and they become our best patients ever!&#8221;</p> <h3>Jim Du Molin and Julie Frey reveal survey results about how dentists handle missed appointments:</h3> <div align="center"><br /><img src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey241-title-slide.jpg" width="440" height="330" alt="media" /><br /> </div> <p>In this survey, 36% of dentists said they never charge for missed dental appointments. Only 5% charge a fee for the first offense, while most wait until the second or third missed appointment to levy a fee.</p> <p>What is the average missed appointment fee?</p> <p>Missed appointment fees ranged from $25.00 for the first no-show to $150. <strong>This survey found the average fee to be $55.00</strong>.</p> <p>How many dentists &#8220;fire&#8221; patients who chronically miss appointments?</p> <p>One in three dentists will fire a patient who misses three appointments, while 42% of dentists say they rarely or never fire patients.</p> <p><strong>It&#8217;s important for every dentist to have a policy for handling missed appointments</strong>. Of course, it also helps to offer reminders so patients are less likely to miss their appointments in the first place.</p> <p>&#8220;We just TELL patients that there&#8217;s a missed appointment fee; that usually creates enough motivation for them to keep their appointments. Legally, dentists can&#8217;t really make a missed appointment fee stick in California. How would you enforce it? A patient could pay the fee, then would have a valid cause for legal action in small claims court since no value was received for the fee. I can&#8217;t begin to describe what a wonderful public relations exercise such a confrontation would be for a dental practice,&#8221; said a California dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>I have found that missed appointment fees do work</strong>. Those who are serious patients will acknowledge that they can&#8217;t disrespect my time. Those who get a chip on their shoulder about the charge may not come back. Do you think I care? They are the ones that would do it time and time again and waste my staffs&#8217; and my time,&#8221; offered a California dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;We don&#8217;t set up another appointment, but we will call them at the last minute when an appointment opens up. If it is a longer or high production appointment, we will have them leave a deposit. Sometimes we just raise their fees, maybe to the point that they leave on their own,&#8221; said a Texas dentist. &#8220;Only your good patients would pay for a missed appointment. You want to make them mad? It&#8217;s too easy to find another dentist &#8211; not as good of course! &#8211; but still easy when there is friction.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>After three missed appointments, we will not reschedule unless they prepay in full for whatever the appointment is for</strong>. It works great,&#8221; said a Colorado dentist. &#8220;We have a great practice, and people know the value that they receive here.&#8221;</p> <p>In general, the patients who skip appointments aren&#8217;t necessarily the patients you really want.</p> <p>But even the most loyal patients get sick, or have a flat tire, or just space out sometimes. 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Some ignore the transgression, some charge a fee, and others just let the patient go. Can Offering Laser Dentistry Improve Your Bottom Line? http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5011/can-offering-laser-dentistry-improve-your-bottom-line/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:fe7cf723-49c8-06b4-bbb6-f65831c95c8e Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>Investment in new technology such as dental lasers can be a tough dental management decision. There are plenty of questions that need answers before making a purchase. For example, how big is the price tag, and how soon will you see a return on your investment? And from a dental marketing standpoint, will it help [&#8230;]</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"> <h3>Related Posts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/556/dental-lasers-for-gum-disease-video/" class="crp_link post-556"><span class="crp_title">Half of Dentists Use Dental Lasers for Gum Disease (video)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2396/discover-what-dentists-are-saying-about-dental-lasers-video/" class="crp_link post-2396"><span class="crp_title">Discover What Dentists Are Saying About Dental Lasers&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1256/dentist-lasers-fight-gum-disease/" class="crp_link post-1256"><span class="crp_title">One Dentist in Two Fights Gum Disease with Dental Lasers&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/751/flipping-out/" class="crp_link post-751"><span class="crp_title">The House Flipping Mentality As It Applies to Dental&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4977/dentist-survey-do-you-offer-cosmetic-botox-treatments-at-your-practice/" class="crp_link post-4977"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Survey: Do You Offer Botox® Treatments At Your&hellip;</span></a></li> </ul> <div class="crp_clear"></div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5011/can-offering-laser-dentistry-improve-your-bottom-line/">Can Offering Laser Dentistry Improve Your Bottom Line?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-5012" alt="Laser dentistry and practice profits" src="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/does-laser-dentistry-increase-profits.png" width="151" height="124" srcset="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/does-laser-dentistry-increase-profits.png 151w, http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/does-laser-dentistry-increase-profits-150x124.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 151px) 100vw, 151px" />Investment in new technology such as dental lasers can be a tough <a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/" target="_blank">dental management</a> decision.</p> <p>There are plenty of questions that need answers before making a purchase. For example, how big is the price tag, and how soon will you see a return on your investment?</p> <p>And from a <a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/" target="_blank">dental marketing</a> standpoint, will it help you acquire more new patients, or keep more of your current ones?</p> <p>We decided to get some answers. <strong>In this survey, we asked dentists about their experiences and opinions surrounding dental lasers for their practices.</strong></p> <p>We found that the most popular dental laser uses are for periodontal surgery, removing tooth structure for restoration and removing tooth decay.</p> <p>A few of our surveyed dentists also use lasers to cure restorative materials, and for retraction/troughing when preparing a tooth for a crown.</p> <p>Of the dentists who responded to our survey, <strong>36% have dental lasers and are satisfied with their investment</strong>.</p> <p>A New Jersey <a href="http://www.1stPediatricDentist.com/" target="_blank">pediatric dentist</a> said lasers make him more efficient and productive. He also stated that offering laser dentistry helps him get more referrals and retain current patients, as well as attract more new patients to his practice.</p> <p>However, a couple of dentists added qualifiers to their positive responses.</p> <p>&#8220;I don&#8217;t really consider my diode laser generating me money so much as preventing me from losing money. It&#8217;s a one trick pony that does that trick very well and that is retract tissue by creating a trough around the prep. Sometimes the cord just doesn&#8217;t work, enter the laser. The cartridges are expensive but I don&#8217;t have to have the patient come back after healing from crown lengthening,&#8221; explained a suburban dentist.</p> <p>He added, &#8220;It&#8217;s just more efficient to have. <strong>Is it a deal breaker if you don&#8217;t have one? No, not at all</strong>. Patients really don&#8217;t care if you have a laser or not, in fact many people think you&#8217;re going to hurt them even though they&#8217;re numb. The idea that it makes you more technologically savvy is just ridiculous, no one cares. If you have done everything to get the impression but it&#8217;s not working, there&#8217;s nothing better than a diode laser and Expasyl.&#8221;</p> <p>A dentist from Canada said he&#8217;s satisfied, &#8220;&#8230; BUT: laser dentistry is not profitable. It only allows me to do better dentistry. What do I charge extra to use laser vs drill? Would I buy full size laser again? Probably not. Other smaller, cheaper lasers allow me to do the same treatment.&#8221;</p> <p>An Ohio <a href="http://www.1stdentalimplants.com/#prosthodontist" target="_blank">prosthodontist</a> is one of the <strong>27% of our survey respondents who would like to get a laser but don&#8217;t have one yet</strong>: &#8220;Costs for lasers need to come down even further and the variety of uses needs to be expanded and improved.&#8221;</p> <p>A rural California dentist added, &#8220;I would like to get a laser, but they are too expensive in a poor town during tough economy, where people find it difficult just to pay their co-pay!&#8221;</p> <p>Some who offer laser dentistry are disappointed with their investment: <strong>18% of dentists say having dental lasers makes no difference to their bottom line</strong>.</p> <p>Another <strong>18% don&#8217;t have a laser and don&#8217;t plan to ever offer laser dentistry</strong>. &#8220;It has wow value, but I can do anything I need to with an electrosurg that costs a fraction,&#8221; explained a Texas dentist.</p> <p>Based on the responses to our survey, providing laser dentistry doesn&#8217;t automatically improve practice profits.</p> <p>However if you&#8217;re in a market where your patients want it &#8212; or you can make them aware of its benefits through your dental marketing campaigns &#8212; it may be worth the investment.</p> <h3>What&#8217;s your opinion about the value of laser dentistry in your practice?</h3> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"><h3>Related Posts:</h3><ul><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/556/dental-lasers-for-gum-disease-video/" class="crp_link post-556"><span class="crp_title">Half of Dentists Use Dental Lasers for Gum Disease (video)</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2396/discover-what-dentists-are-saying-about-dental-lasers-video/" class="crp_link post-2396"><span class="crp_title">Discover What Dentists Are Saying About Dental Lasers&hellip;</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1256/dentist-lasers-fight-gum-disease/" class="crp_link post-1256"><span class="crp_title">One Dentist in Two Fights Gum Disease with Dental Lasers&hellip;</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/751/flipping-out/" class="crp_link post-751"><span class="crp_title">The House Flipping Mentality As It Applies to Dental&hellip;</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4977/dentist-survey-do-you-offer-cosmetic-botox-treatments-at-your-practice/" class="crp_link post-4977"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Survey: Do You Offer Botox® Treatments At Your&hellip;</span></a></li></ul><div class="crp_clear"></div></div><p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5011/can-offering-laser-dentistry-improve-your-bottom-line/">Can Offering Laser Dentistry Improve Your Bottom Line?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> Dental Surveys dental lasers laser dentistry Jim Du Molin does-laser-dentistry-increase-profits Should Wisdom Teeth Decisions Involve a Specialist? (Video) http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5010/should-wisdom-teeth-decisions-involve-a-specialist-video/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:318d050c-80ae-120d-3687-5142847c36b7 Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>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. &#8220;In our litigious society it is better to refer anything that can be done better by a specialist, including molar endo,&#8221; advised a New York dentist. &#8220;It is not [&#8230;]</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"> <h3>Related Posts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4824/dodentists-extract-wisdom-teeth-in-house/" class="crp_link post-4824"><span class="crp_title">Do Most Dentists Extract Wisdom Teeth In-House?</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1757/wisdom-teeth-removal-fee-analysis/" class="crp_link post-1757"><span class="crp_title">Wisdom Teeth Removal Fee Analysis</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1300/wisdom-tooth-dentists-video/" class="crp_link post-1300"><span class="crp_title">Wisdom Tooth Dentists Know Their Limits (video)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1466/impacted-wisdom-teeth-does-removing-them-really-matter/" class="crp_link post-1466"><span class="crp_title">Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Does Removing Them Really Matter?</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2395/1-in-4-general-dentists-remove-wisdom-teeth-video/" class="crp_link post-2395"><span class="crp_title">1 in 4 General Dentists Remove Wisdom Teeth (video)</span></a></li> </ul> <div class="crp_clear"></div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5010/should-wisdom-teeth-decisions-involve-a-specialist-video/">Should Wisdom Teeth Decisions Involve a Specialist? (Video)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft size-full" alt="Dental practice marketing with internet video" src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey242-thumb.jpg" width="150" height="100" /><a href="http://www.1stWisdomTeeth.com/Impacted-wisdom-teeth.html" target="_blank">Impacted wisdom teeth</a> are a common dental problem.</p> <p>While general dentists can do <a href="http://www.1stWisdomTeeth.com/wisdom-tooth-extraction.html" target="_blank">wisdom tooth extraction</a>, oral surgeons may be better suited to handle complicated impactions.</p> <p>&#8220;In our litigious society it is better to refer anything that can be done better by a specialist, including molar endo,&#8221; advised a New York dentist. &#8220;It is not worth the trouble, and the patients will love you for referring. You lose patients on whom you do extractions &#8211; spoken with 50 years&#8217; experience.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;I generally only extract impactions as an act of mercy to those who cannot afford an oral surgeon,&#8221; said a general dentist. &#8220;Anesthesia is the problem, not the removal.&#8221;</p> <h3>Jim Du Molin and Julie Frey reveal dentist survey results about impacted wisdom teeth:</h3> <div align="center"><br /><img src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey242-title-slide.jpg" width="440" height="330" alt="media" /><br /> </div> <p><strong>A 57% majority of dentists in this survey say impacted teeth should usually &#8212; but not always &#8212; be removed</strong>.</p> <p>Another 18% feel that they do not need to be automatically removed. Only 25% said impacted <a href="http://www.1stWisdomTeeth.com/wisdom-teeth.html" target="_blank">wisdom teeth</a> should always be extracted.</p> <p>Should GPs do the removal?</p> <p>Three out of four of the doctors in this survey feel general dentists can handle most procedures, while 24% feel impacted wisdom teeth should be removed by specialists.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>Like most procedures, GPs can remove most impactions with proper training</strong>. And like most procedures, experience, experience, experience is necessary to provide the patient with a safe, comfortable, predictable outcome,&#8221; said a West Virginia dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;Any GP should know his or her clinical boundaries, whether it&#8217;s removing impacted wisdom teeth, correcting a bite, or any scope of dentistry. <strong>Oral surgeons usually do the procedure quicker and with less trauma to the patient</strong>. They are more expensive, though,&#8221; said a New York dentist. &#8220;If wisdom teeth are buried deep, fully erupted or not symptomatic in any way, they can stay, in my honest opinion.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>There&#8217;s lots of variations in wisdom teeth &#8211; and there are lots of variations in dentists&#8217; opinions about them.</strong></p> <p>&#8220;Routine removal of wisdom teeth to prevent orthodontic relapse is an unsubstantiated strategy,&#8221; said a Vermont <a href="http://www.1stBraces.com/orthodontist-article10.html" target="_blank">orthodontist</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;Advanced training after dental school is usually needed to do advanced impaction removal with the least amount of trauma to the patient, usually with IV sedation,&#8221; said an Alaska dentist.</p> <p>Jim Du Molin added his opinion, from a patient&#8217;s point of view: &#8220;<strong>I definitely like a dentist who&#8217;s concerned with reducing the amount of trauma</strong>. 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(Video)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> Dental Videos impacted wisdom teeth wisdom tooth Jim Du Molin Should Wisdom Teeth Decisions Involve a Specialist? (Video) - The Wealthy Dentist This dentist survey asked about impacted wisdom teeth - should they be automatically remove? should the wisdom tooth extraction be done by an oral surgeon? impacted wisdom teeth,wisdom tooth Husband and Wife Dental Teams: A Slice of Heaven or…? http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5007/husband-and-wife-dental-teams-a-slice-of-heaven-or/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:a578de01-d26f-6d2c-cfc7-d3ede353f969 Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>When our dentist survey asked &#8220;Do you think husband and wife teams are a good idea?&#8220;, 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 spouse; another 39% have never worked with their spouse; 17% [&#8230;]</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"> <h3>Related Posts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1190/dentist-office-romance/" class="crp_link post-1190"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Office Romance for 1 in 5 Dentists (video)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/922/eco-dentistry-association/" class="crp_link post-922"><span class="crp_title">Eco-Dentistry Association for Green Dentists</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1452/warning-dentists-get-scammed-for-50-million/" class="crp_link post-1452"><span class="crp_title">Warning: Dentists Get Scammed for $50 Million</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4982/dental-practice-management-would-you-hire-staff-with-facial-piercings/" class="crp_link post-4982"><span class="crp_title">Dental Practice Management: Would You Hire Staff With Facial&hellip;</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1241/dentist-satisfaction-with-dental-associates/" class="crp_link post-1241"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Satisfaction with Dental Associates</span></a></li> </ul> <div class="crp_clear"></div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5007/husband-and-wife-dental-teams-a-slice-of-heaven-or/">Husband and Wife Dental Teams: A Slice of Heaven or&#8230;?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-5008" alt="Husband and wife dental teams" src="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/spouse-dental-teams.jpg" width="150" height="127" />When our <a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/surveys.htm">dentist survey</a> asked &#8220;<strong>Do you think husband and wife teams are a good idea?</strong>&#8220;, 23% of our respondents answered yes; 27% said no; and half thought there was not a clear-cut answer.</p> <p>In this survey 39% of our respondents currently work with their spouse; another 39% have never worked with their spouse; 17% used to work together, but don&#8217;t anymore. And 5% don&#8217;t have a spouse at the moment.</p> <p>Only 11% of our dentists were coworkers before they became a married dental team; 26% were romantically involved before they teamed up in their practice, and 63% were already married when they became a dental team.</p> <p><strong>An Oklahoma dentist who thinks spouse dental teams are a good idea, believes it&#8217;s good for the marriage</strong>: &#8220;A spouse in the office prevents so many negative things from happening and allows the spouse to be in the decision making process on all parts of married life.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>Another dentist (who answered &#8216;no&#8217;) explained why it can be bad for business</strong>: &#8220;We each had our own practices. My husband moved into my practice because his was failing. Now I have added expenses and unequal distribution of resposibility.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>Here are a few comments from the 50% of dentists who say &#8216;it depends&#8217;</strong>:</p> <p>&#8220;I know of offices who do very well; others who have constant conflict,&#8221; said a Texas dentist. &#8220;Often the &#8220;back&#8221; office does not know what the &#8220;front&#8221; office is doing. Even if the dentist thinks everything is fine, it may not be. Must be lots of communication to keep things working well.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;I found it very challenging working with my spouse when we were dentists, and for husband wife team when I was an assistant. The lines of authority weren&#8217;t clear and it was very difficult. I suppose given the right personalities and positions it could be successful,&#8221; said a California <a href="http://www.1st-dentist.com/find-dentist-main.htm">dentist</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;I have seen some that work amazingly smoothly and others that can&#8217;t seem to shake the fight they had last night and in a small office and that is POISON!&#8221; said a South Carolina dentist. &#8220;Watched on the sidelines the exciting 5 year rise and then the excruciating 5 year fall of a partner&#8217;s front desk (who had started out as his assistant) . Whew!&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;&#8230;I know couples who succeeded and others that were disasters. In most cases, the results had more to do with the state of their marriage than the fact that they worked together,&#8221; said a New York <a href="http://www.1stWisdomTeeth.com/oral-surgeons.html">oral surgeon</a>.</p> <p><strong>An Illinois dentist who currently works with her spouse does a good job of putting things into perspective</strong>: &#8220;Depends on your relationship and working style. My husband spends about 15 hours a week in my dental office. I trust him completely to handle the finances and my patients actually love having him there!&#8221;</p> <p>So what does this all have to do with dental marketing? 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Targeted marketing gives a doctor even more power. &#8220;In the current economic environment, dental marketing is absolutely necessary,&#8221; said an Iowa dentist. &#8220;However, it needs to be professional and information based rather than just a bunch of hype.&#8221; &#8220;We target baby boomers. 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These guys are going to have the dough and desire to get the treatment,&#8221; shared a California dentist.</p> <h3>Jim Du Molin and Julie Frey discuss a survey asking dentists about their dental marketing efforts:</h3> <div align="center"><br /><img src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey243-title-slide.jpg" width="440" height="330" alt="media" /><br /> </div> <p><strong>What&#8217;s a typical yearly <a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/">dental marketing budget</a> for a dental practice?</strong></p> <p>In this survey, the average was about $48,000 per year.</p> <p><strong>What&#8217;s their biggest marketing priority?</strong></p> <p>Nine out of 10 dentists prioritize <a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/personalized-dental-websites.htm">dental practice websites</a>.</p> <p>What else?</p> <p>Well, in addition to Internet dental marketing in their annual budget, half of dentists in this survey also spend money on internal referral programs, email patient newsletters, and Yellow Pages advertising, and a third do direct mail marketing.</p> <p><strong>What about other forms of advertising?</strong></p> <p>Well, 30% of dentists use radio advertising, while less than 10% include TV advertising into their yearly dental marketing budget.</p> <p>I&#8217;m a big fan of targeting your marketing so you attract the kinds of new patients you most want.</p> <p>It&#8217;s about how you market, where you do your marketing, and which patient and professional groups you target.</p> <p>Dentists need new patients &#8211; but it&#8217;s important to remember that not all new patients are created equal!</p> <p>&#8220;We are working on expanding our word-of-mouth marketing &#8211; it is the most successful!&#8221; said a general dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>We market to MD&#8217;s in town.</strong> With a low profit picture it&#8217;s hard to find the funds to do new marketing, but vital to improving the profit picture!&#8221; said a Texas dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;Some places to target are urgent care medical centers, medical ER&#8217;s, general dentists, pharmacies, and the health department,&#8221; said a Missouri dental professional. &#8220;<strong>Marketing like driving a car, requires always being alert to conditions.</strong>  Changes are part of keeping on target. Time of the year will affect your results. There are so many variables that a busy dentist needs to delegate this.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;You can&#8217;t be haphazard with your dental marketing. I&#8217;m curious about the effectiveness of different types of marketing. What&#8217;s the most effective?&#8221; asked a New Mexico dentist.</p> <p>There really is no one right answer to that question &#8211; although it&#8217;s clear that most dentists find internal marketing and dental websites to be effective.</p> <p>You should evaluate the return on your investment from different marketing avenues, then use ALL the avenues that are profitable. 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A good dental marketing plan will include multiple channels. dental marketing plan,dental marketing survey videos Who Does the Social Media Marketing for Your Dental Practice? http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/5000/who-does-the-social-media-marketing-for-your-dental-practice/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:30dc8507-44cd-1869-ec61-f4ff65ad6b8e Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>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 spend their time treating patients. 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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and blogging have proven to be effective <a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/" target="_blank">dental marketing channels</a>.</p> <p>But it takes time to manage the accounts and interact on a regular basis.</p> <p>Dentists need to spend their time treating patients. They didn&#8217;t invest years into earning dental credentials just to post updates on Facebook every day!</p> <p>We wondered how dentists who are using social media marketing are getting it done, so we asked a few questions about <strong>how dentists delegate social media marketing for their practice</strong>.</p> <p>As it turns out, half of our dentists (50%) involve front desk staff in their social media marketing.</p> <p>Facebook is delegated the most, followed by Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.</p> <p>None of our respondents involve their front desk staff in blogging for their practice.</p> <p><strong>One-quarter of our respondents consider social media skills important enough to make them a requirement for a front desk position</strong>.</p> <p>Another 25% of dentists think it would be nice for front desk personnel to have social media skills, but they don&#8217;t ask about them in interviews, and they&#8217;re not job requirements.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-5003" alt="Dental marketing with social media" src="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Social+FrontDeskChartExport-3.png" width="500" height="323" srcset="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Social+FrontDeskChartExport-3.png 500w, http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Social+FrontDeskChartExport-3-300x193.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p> <p><strong>One Ohio <a href="http://www.1stDentalImplants.com/#prosthodontist">prosthodontist</a> thinks social media marketing is important enough to go beyond delegating it to the front desk</strong>: &#8220;Hiring an in-office Marketing Coordinator for medium and large offices is a must these days! We hired one 3 months ago and it has been GREAT! The front desk and other employees are now able to completely focus on their jobs and the marketing coordinator develops and maintains our office&#8217;s social media marketing and most of our other forms of marketing.&#8221;</p> <p>The lesson here is that social media can be a valuable dental marketing tool. However, it requires planning and resources to be successful.</p> <p>For small practices with front desk staff that already handles multiple tasks, this can be a challenge. But the payoffs in terms of new patients can be worth the effort.</p> <h3>How can small dental practices manage social media marketing?</h3> <p>Current and potential patients are already gathering on these social media platforms, and sharing ideas, opinions, photos and videos.</p> <p>Dental practices that successfully tap into this public interchange can raise their visibility, attract new patients and find out about new trends.</p> <p><strong>Rather than think of social media as another advertising channel, use it for visibility</strong> &#8212; involve your practice in local community conversations.</p> <p>Choose a few local organizations, restaurants or small businesses you like, then post comments or questions about their upcoming events. Congratulate neighbors on their successes, contribute an inspiring quote, or share an adorable picture &#8212; with permission, of course!</p> <p>Contrary to what many social media &#8216;experts&#8217; preach, you don&#8217;t have to update your accounts every day &#8211; or even every week.</p> <p><strong>If you can only manage a monthly update, that&#8217;s okay</strong>. People will understand that you&#8217;re busy taking care of your patients&#8217; teeth!</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"><h3>Related Posts:</h3><ul><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1176/dentist-social-media/" class="crp_link post-1176"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Online Social Media: The New Dental Marketing?</span></a></li><li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4999/how-do-dentists-use-social-networking-video/" class="crp_link post-4999"><span class="crp_title">How Do Dentists Use Social Networking? 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(Video) http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4999/how-do-dentists-use-social-networking-video/ The Wealthy Dentist urn:uuid:66c034b1-607a-e8ad-1aaf-4639bbeaeaf4 Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:21 -0700 <p>Do social media sites play a significant role in doctors&#8217; dental marketing efforts? Social networking has become part of the dental marketing landscape. But not all dentists are tech-savvy or interested in social media. &#8220;We have absolutely used social media to bring in new patients to our practice,&#8221; declared a Missouri dental office worker. &#8220;I&#8217;ve [&#8230;]</p> <div class="crp_related crp-text-only"> <h3>Related Posts:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4981/internet-dental-marketing-with-google-plus-video/" class="crp_link post-4981"><span class="crp_title">Internet Dental Marketing With Google Plus (Video)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4866/online-dental-marketing-with-video/" class="crp_link post-4866"><span class="crp_title">Online Dental Marketing With Video (Video)</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/1176/dentist-social-media/" class="crp_link post-1176"><span class="crp_title">Dentist Online Social Media: The New Dental Marketing?</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2616/dental-marketing-social-media-for-dentists-explained/" class="crp_link post-2616"><span class="crp_title">Dental Marketing: Social Media For Dentists Explained</span></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2579/dentists-prefer-facebook-for-their-dental-marketing/" class="crp_link post-2579"><span class="crp_title">Dentists Prefer Facebook For Their Dental Marketing</span></a></li> </ul> <div class="crp_clear"></div> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4999/how-do-dentists-use-social-networking-video/">How Do Dentists Use Social Networking? (Video)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft size-full" alt="Dental practice marketing with internet video" src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey244-thumb.jpg" width="150" height="100" /></p> <p>Do social media sites play a significant role in doctors&#8217; dental marketing efforts?</p> <p>Social networking has become part of <a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/" target="_blank">the dental marketing landscape</a>.</p> <p>But not all dentists are tech-savvy or interested in social media.</p> <p>&#8220;We have absolutely used social media to bring in new patients to our practice,&#8221; declared a Missouri dental office worker.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve decided to start asking patients for feedback and testimonials, and we&#8217;ve started to publish these testimonials,&#8221; said a California orthodontist.</p> <h3>Jim and Julie discuss what sort of social networking dentists do online.</h3> <div align="center"><br /><img src="http://twdsurveys.s3.amazonaws.com/survey244-title-slide.jpg" width="440" height="330" alt="media" /><br /> </div> <p><strong>Nine out of 10 dentists responding to this survey use Facebook for online networking, both personally and professionally</strong>.</p> <p>One in three is on LinkedIn, one in four is on Twitter, one in five is on YouTube. Only one in eight is on Google Plus.</p> <p><strong>Only 13% of dentists in this survey have a professional blog</strong>.</p> <p>There are a lot of ways dentists can use the internet to connect with potential new patients.</p> <p>&#8220;We have 128 likes on our Facebook page. It provides easy interaction with patients who are active users,&#8221; offered a Minnesota dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;We are at the beginning stages of our Facebook marketing,&#8221; said a West Virginia dentist. &#8220;We are using it as an informational, personable and promotional platform. We are giving our patients useful information, keeping them updated on what is new in our office, and giving away prizes for liking our page. We also give patients $5 off their services when they check in.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;I really do not have the time or inclination to follow through with these media,&#8221; said a Massachusetts dentist.</p> <p>&#8220;<strong>We have a business Facebook page which does well for us</strong>,&#8221; said an Ohio prosthodontist. &#8220;I update it regularly and have a couple staff members who like to write updates on the wall, too.&#8221;</p> <p>If Facebook is something you&#8217;re doing anyway, it only takes a little extra effort to use that platform to promote your practice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.internetdentalalliance.com/Targeting-dental-patients.htm" target="_blank">Internet dental marketing</a> doesn&#8217;t just include dental websites. 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(Video)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog">The Wealthy Dentist</a>.</p> Dental Videos dental marketing with Facebook Facebook social networking Jim Du Molin How Do Dentists Use Social Networking? (Video) - The Wealthy Dentist Is social networking important for dental marketing? In this video, dentists say they're now using Facebook both personally and to promote their practice. dental marketing with Facebook,Facebook,social networking If you have diabetes, your oral health routine should include: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918591227/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:8613012f-a1d6-188f-e7b8-63c204fca2d6 Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:00:04 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918591227/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/5c/9a/cb/5c9acbcefd001da4681cdf10b4e8752d.jpg"></a> If you have diabetes, your oral health routine should include: All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5% of dentists are specialized in orthodontics! Orthodontists diagnose and treat severe orthodontic problems using braces or clear aligners. Minor tooth positioning problems can be corrected by your dentist, but wh https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918588453/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:fda3229c-db92-9be5-dcd1-793a90690a8f Sun, 28 Nov 2021 12:00:02 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918588453/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/b0/fe/4c/b0fe4c447bf145cc7ab548f489abe93f.jpg"></a> All orthodontists are dentists, but only 5% of dentists are specialized in orthodontics! Orthodontists diagnose and treat severe orthodontic problems using braces or clear aligners. Minor tooth positioning problems can be corrected by your dentist, but when it comes to more challenging tooth movements and bite changes, an Orthodontist is the doctor you'll want to see. The winter holidays are just around the bend, with many of us preparing for December festivities. With @Invislaign #ClearAligners, you can enjoy the holidays by eating whatever you want and feel confident about your new and continuously improving smile. C https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918585374/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:2c3352d0-6698-9847-406f-350d762d5300 Sat, 27 Nov 2021 12:00:02 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918585374/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/4e/72/3f/4e723fd80a67e57ea879d3d06b1cb3c6.jpg"></a> The winter holidays are just around the bend, with many of us preparing for December festivities. With @Invislaign #ClearAligners, you can enjoy the holidays by eating whatever you want and feel confident about your new and continuously improving smile. Contact your 123Dentist practice today to see if #Invisalign is the right fit for you! Today is #NationalFlossingDay! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918582663/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:d0f673f7-0991-5692-57a2-17f539d5727a Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:00:01 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918582663/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/5f/23/18/5f2318c440c7c9e738c22de0fbde0372.jpg"></a> Today is #NationalFlossingDay! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918580522/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:9c57ff32-2604-b4cf-a767-faa9c0073960 Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:00:06 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918580522/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/28/92/1b/28921b513b69bd79701bfb148b2dc58b.jpg"></a> Did you know that all #teeth have their own job? https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918575559/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:3d7ff961-dcf4-afed-cf24-3eae3c667a37 Tue, 23 Nov 2021 12:00:02 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918575559/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/28/92/1b/28921b513b69bd79701bfb148b2dc58b.jpg"></a> Did you know that all #teeth have their own job? Every day should start with a smile. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918572553/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:192bd01f-5583-bd55-1f00-dcd9c2666c75 Mon, 22 Nov 2021 12:00:04 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918572553/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f7/b9/38/f7b9383f0909c5ae7db1edb7586836fe.jpg"></a> Every day should start with a smile. Children are the future! And teaching them healthy habits at a young age will set them up for success. In support of #WorldChildrensDay, take some time tonight to chat with your children about their oral health routine and how important dental health is t https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918566952/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:d0dc5c7f-d614-c6ea-0895-1c85ab4d2b22 Sat, 20 Nov 2021 12:00:01 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918566952/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/32/c0/f7/32c0f70a341a270d1b62cf74369cf832.jpg"></a> Children are the future! And teaching them healthy habits at a young age will set them up for success. In support of #WorldChildrensDay, take some time tonight to chat with your children about their oral health routine and how important dental health is to their overall health. Men don't necessarily see their dentist regularly for screenings. As a result, problems such as gum disease, oral cancer, decay, and other oral health issues can sometimes go unnoticed until the disease has reached advanced stages. Help support the men in https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918564236/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:c4e80d33-dfc9-5a1b-ae32-0f37ef0b67c6 Fri, 19 Nov 2021 12:00:08 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918564236/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/05/36/fe/0536fe2e7cb625e7745b3bd85d1cb1d7.jpg"></a> Men don't necessarily see their dentist regularly for screenings. As a result, problems such as gum disease, oral cancer, decay, and other oral health issues can sometimes go unnoticed until the disease has reached advanced stages. Help support the men in your life today on #InternationalMensDay and encourage them to visit their dentist for a dental checkup! Did you know, according to The International Diabetes Federation, half of all people living with diabetes are undiagnosed? Routine oral health exams with your 123Dentist can help catch some problems early on. Your dentist may see signs in changes to your https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918548155/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:f865ef79-3fda-aa26-3669-cac8dfe791c4 Sun, 14 Nov 2021 07:00:01 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918548155/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/48/a4/ff/48a4ffe7d3747811bb6d7a147954a027.jpg"></a> Did you know, according to The International Diabetes Federation, half of all people living with diabetes are undiagnosed? Routine oral health exams with your 123Dentist can help catch some problems early on. Your dentist may see signs in changes to your oral health that could be indicators of diabetes. #PatientFirst #WorldDiabetesDay #LetsEndDiabetes #Diabetes #DiabetesAwarenessMonth #DiabetesPrevention #DentalHygiene #OralHealthTips #Smile #WeWillMakeYouSmile #123Dentist https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918544663/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:8ce1be2d-e852-4212-c340-d13d46b536f8 Sat, 13 Nov 2021 07:00:02 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918544663/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/40/b5/47/40b547e9faffc6e81edbdb0ebf439983.jpg"></a> It can be challenging to brush and floss your teeth while having traditional braces because of metal wires getting in the way. With @Invisalign, the clear aligners can be removed while you eat or drink, allowing easy cleaning, and reducing the risk of foo https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918541942/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:f6ca1ba2-5a09-60a5-e602-185772cf5aad Fri, 12 Nov 2021 07:00:08 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918541942/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/0e/8c/85/0e8c85992e2cde5734cb4ed7c07bfda6.jpg"></a> It can be challenging to brush and floss your teeth while having traditional braces because of metal wires getting in the way. With @Invisalign, the clear aligners can be removed while you eat or drink, allowing easy cleaning, and reducing the risk of food getting trapped between metal wires. #PatientFirst #Invisalign #ClearAligners #11MInvisalignSmiles #LiveWell #Friday #StayHealthy #HealthySmile #Healthcare #DentalCare #OralHealth #Smile #WeWillMakeYouSmile #123Dentist The illness reduces your body's strength to fight infection and slows healing. When we have an infection, it causes our blood sugar levels to rise, making diabetes more difficult to control. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918535417/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:c6948989-6178-308e-7286-bb5938ee7113 Wed, 10 Nov 2021 07:00:03 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918535417/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/92/ea/de/92eade1e7b3086ef8c5cdc18c0d5a02a.jpg"></a> The illness reduces your body's strength to fight infection and slows healing. When we have an infection, it causes our blood sugar levels to rise, making diabetes more difficult to control. Dental x-rays are a great diagnostic tool to help your dentist see any damage or disease that is not visible to the naked eye! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918531650/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:5fd12fa2-5e18-56da-179a-7cec5f7b6e76 Tue, 09 Nov 2021 07:00:07 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918531650/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ea/75/ac/ea75acb96c012c3c55e3352e07505f55.jpg"></a> Dental x-rays are a great diagnostic tool to help your dentist see any damage or disease that is not visible to the naked eye! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918528501/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:42fc5dd9-8f5a-dcc2-5689-c42891b5e563 Mon, 08 Nov 2021 07:00:02 -0800 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918528501/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/c9/7d/6a/c97d6ab2c88bd2f666f1c4970b26d380.jpg"></a> During November, men worldwide put down their razors to raise awareness about Men's Health! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918518280/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:385a47ee-32c7-8477-8ed6-6557eb37e300 Fri, 05 Nov 2021 07:00:04 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918518280/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/3b/d4/15/3bd41575e900dd7a32dc2f47f0520dc6.jpg"></a> During November, men worldwide put down their razors to raise awareness about Men's Health! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918515079/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:6d8e3d99-89cc-be7f-75ae-e212da44e8c3 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 07:00:02 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918515079/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/66/62/71/6662717a7d557c6803ed2448e391db90.jpg"></a> Fluoride is an important mineral that is found in soil, air, and water. It is added to some dental products and our drinking water. The bacteria in our mouth mix with sugars from foods and beverages to make acids,which weaken teeth, causing decay. Fluorid https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513239/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:f4f9ef6a-89ce-8bc3-d5f0-bae7a050fe2f Wed, 03 Nov 2021 16:00:28 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513239/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/cc/50/3d/cc503d51d0b0215acc8c10e0b6473ada.jpg"></a> Fluoride is an important mineral that is found in soil, air, and water. It is added to some dental products and our drinking water. The bacteria in our mouth mix with sugars from foods and beverages to make acids,which weaken teeth, causing decay. Fluoride helps shield teeth against acid attacks, and can help reverse the early stages of tooth decay. There's no better day than #NationalBrushDay to brush up on your oral health routine, especially right after Halloween with all of those sweet treats! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513192/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:45625b4b-a09a-55d5-efe6-36b7d7001b02 Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:57:30 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513192/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/28/79/52/2879523e778a419091db5df6b2e811ed.jpg"></a> There's no better day than #NationalBrushDay to brush up on your oral health routine, especially right after Halloween with all of those sweet treats! Strive to stay away from sticky sweets and candies that can get stuck in the grooves of your teeth. They can linger there for hours, eating away at your enamel. Opt for chocolate with no fillings, and the best option, sugar-free gum! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513165/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:01213bdd-df81-5320-a0c0-7771e30786c8 Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:53:43 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513165/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/da/39/24/da392447ecff7975cf76b856947d9d47.jpg"></a> Strive to stay away from sticky sweets and candies that can get stuck in the grooves of your teeth. They can linger there for hours, eating away at your enamel. Opt for chocolate with no fillings, and the best option, sugar-free gum! Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth to help prevent tooth decay. The sealant immediately adheres to the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protecting shield over the enamel of each t https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513148/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:e650fbe9-0c42-2fd3-8a6e-a26f6d9e0ea1 Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:51:28 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513148/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/af/54/df/af54df9fcb90bd0281c9382bf8ff4935.jpg"></a> Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth to help prevent tooth decay. The sealant immediately adheres to the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protecting shield over the enamel of each tooth. They can protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay by "sealing out" plaque and food. #PatientFirst #DentalSealants #PediatricDentistry #DentalHygiene #DentalCare #OralHealth #Smile #WeWillMakeYouSmile #123Dentist One minute you're having fun riding your bicycle or rollerblading down the road, and the next minute you're holding your tooth in your hand after it's just been knocked out from a fall. It's essential to follow these steps to keep the tooth's integrity un https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513135/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:d1ff9a8a-fd62-a69e-aeb8-b9f7e9ee325b Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:46:55 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513135/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/7f/3e/12/7f3e12094799bae03dd84c7a5f94c12f.jpg"></a> One minute you're having fun riding your bicycle or rollerblading down the road, and the next minute you're holding your tooth in your hand after it's just been knocked out from a fall. It's essential to follow these steps to keep the tooth's integrity until you arrive at your dental office! #PatientFirst #DentalFacts #DentalEmergency #AccidentsHappen #StayHealthy #HealthySmile #Healthcare #DentalCare #OralHealth #Smile #WeWillMakeYouSmile #123Dentist It's incredible how far we have come in orthodontics! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513130/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:62bb3091-04bc-606b-be8d-a8766128bfd8 Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:45:15 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513130/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/18/f9/81/18f98198c21723e9101cad0b40d97077.jpg"></a> It's incredible how far we have come in orthodontics! The iTero digital scan can show you how your smile can transform with Orthodontic treatment and track changes to your oral health over time. The scan can help dental professionals create accurate physical dental models for restorative work, including crow https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513125/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:d6b8797f-13ce-f6b3-60a1-660a12585f42 Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:42:12 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513125/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/88/d8/aa/88d8aaebb1bf65b44ea82388cd59bbb5.jpg"></a> The iTero digital scan can show you how your smile can transform with Orthodontic treatment and track changes to your oral health over time. The scan can help dental professionals create accurate physical dental models for restorative work, including crowns, veneers, and implants. With the iTero scanner there is no more goop. #PatientFirst #iTero #IntraoralScanner #DentalTech #OrthodonticHealthMonth #HealthySmile #Healthcare #DentalCare #OralHealth #Smile #WeWillMakeYouSmile #123Dentist Staying current with regular oral health check-ups and oral cancer screenings can help reduce your risk of oral cancer! The goal is to detect cancer early and increase the chance that it can be treated effectively. Your dental hygienist looks for signs of https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513071/ 123 Dentist urn:uuid:e564d415-1fbf-d5d0-6ed8-3563c1e6b4db Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:31:47 -0700 <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/266767977918513071/"> <img src="https://i.pinimg.com/236x/96/29/2e/96292e3854431da9b3509bc377cdfb2f.jpg"></a> Staying current with regular oral health check-ups and oral cancer screenings can help reduce your risk of oral cancer! The goal is to detect cancer early and increase the chance that it can be treated effectively. Your dental hygienist looks for signs of oral cancer on your lips, gums, tongue, throat, and tonsils as part of your routine hygiene appointment. Have you laughed yet today? Let us help! #jokes #dentaljoke #dentalhumour #dentures #laugh #smilepic.twitter.com/mIUsS47FRj https://twitter.com/123_Dentist/status/1266799792656703488 Twitter Search / 123_dentist urn:uuid:9bd4b629-bd9b-ee1d-6cd8-1ef0de94748b Sat, 30 May 2020 11:33:01 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Have you laughed yet today? Let us help!&nbsp;<img alt="&#x1F923;" aria-label="Emoji: Rolling on the floor laughing&#x3164;" class="Emoji Emoji--forText" draggable="false" src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f923.png" title="Rolling on the floor laughing&#x3164;"></img> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jokes?src=hash">#<b>jokes</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dentaljoke?src=hash">#<b>dentaljoke</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dentalhumour?src=hash">#<b>dentalhumour</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dentures?src=hash">#<b>dentures</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/laugh?src=hash">#<b>laugh</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/smile?src=hash">#<b>smile</b></a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/mIUsS47FRj">pic.twitter.com/mIUsS47FRj</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZSTsnYX0AARhW9.jpg" width="250" /> (@123_Dentist) The AACD Poster Competition is an outlet for undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior dental faculty, clinicians and researchers, to share their scientific findings and to promote greater interaction within the dental community. Learn more: https: https://twitter.com/TheAACD/status/1266728641527984129 Twitter Search / theaacd urn:uuid:7dea9336-8e9f-fa95-b5c3-42fdcc3668a8 Sat, 30 May 2020 06:50:17 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">The AACD Poster Competition is an outlet for undergraduate and postgraduate students, junior dental faculty, clinicians and researchers, to share their scientific findings and to promote greater interaction within the dental community. Learn more: <a href="https://bit.ly/2YZJO87">https://bit.ly/2YZJO87&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/HZtxyVuWqs">pic.twitter.com/HZtxyVuWqs</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZRS_BaWsAA78a2.jpg" width="250" /> (@TheAACD) The study showed dysregulated uptake of a mixture of essential elements, including zinc and copper, as well as toxins like lead and tin, in 36 ALS patients compared to 31 controls. https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6481-als-biomarkers- https://twitter.com/DentistryToday/status/1266461244871098369 Twitter Search / dentistrytoday urn:uuid:6a6bb97d-0dff-2d13-9466-e1ea7f32044d Fri, 29 May 2020 13:07:45 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">The study showed dysregulated uptake of a mixture of essential elements, including zinc and copper, as well as toxins like lead and tin, in 36 ALS patients compared to 31 controls. <a href="https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6481-als-biomarkers-found-in-teeth">https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6481-als-biomarkers-found-in-teeth&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@DentistryToday) Your dentist's name is Crentist? #FridayFunny #DentalHumor @TheOffice Love this clip: https://www.facebook.com/theofficenbc/videos/266007021262005/ … https://twitter.com/TheAACD/status/1266420301476364290 Twitter Search / theaacd urn:uuid:033c0796-db68-f18e-d923-8f3c68efbbc9 Fri, 29 May 2020 10:25:03 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Your dentist's name is Crentist? <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FridayFunny?src=hash">#<b>FridayFunny</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DentalHumor?src=hash">#<b>DentalHumor</b></a> <a class="twitter-atreply pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/TheOffice">@<b>TheOffice</b></a> Love this clip: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theofficenbc/videos/266007021262005/">https://www.facebook.com/theofficenbc/videos/266007021262005/&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@TheAACD) How would you treat this patient with pathology associated with the MB root and a missed MB2 canal? Dr. Rico Short explains what he did in his latest Short Case Study. https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/6510-a-short-case-study-is- https://twitter.com/DentistryToday/status/1266398813738217472 Twitter Search / dentistrytoday urn:uuid:adc79e20-09be-9aa8-4ccd-60ba23ce1841 Fri, 29 May 2020 08:59:40 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">How would you treat this patient with pathology associated with the MB root and a missed MB2 canal? Dr. Rico Short explains what he did in his latest Short Case Study. <a href="https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/6510-a-short-case-study-is-it-odontogenic-pain-in-the-upper-right-quadrant">https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/6510-a-short-case-study-is-it-odontogenic-pain-in-the-upper-right-quadrant&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@DentistryToday) Take extra care while brushing if you have braces!#oralhealthtips #oralhealth #brushandfloss #braces #dentaltips #tips #cleansmiles #healthysmiles #brightsmiles #dentistry #orthodontics #123Dentistpic.twitter.com/2S2ey6ogpa https://twitter.com/123_Dentist/status/1266395127238594563 Twitter Search / 123_dentist urn:uuid:ed7e7ca0-ede2-c524-a95d-fc438c30e5f4 Fri, 29 May 2020 08:45:01 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Take extra care while brushing if you have braces!<img alt="&#x1F9B7;" aria-label="Emoji: Tooth" class="Emoji Emoji--forText" draggable="false" src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f9b7.png" title="Tooth"></img><img alt="&#x1F601;" aria-label="Emoji: Grinning face with smiling eyes" class="Emoji Emoji--forText" draggable="false" src="https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72x72/1f601.png" title="Grinning face with smiling eyes"></img> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/oralhealthtips?src=hash">#<b>oralhealthtips</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/oralhealth?src=hash">#<b>oralhealth</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/brushandfloss?src=hash">#<b>brushandfloss</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/braces?src=hash">#<b>braces</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dentaltips?src=hash">#<b>dentaltips</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tips?src=hash">#<b>tips</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cleansmiles?src=hash">#<b>cleansmiles</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/healthysmiles?src=hash">#<b>healthysmiles</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/brightsmiles?src=hash">#<b>brightsmiles</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dentistry?src=hash">#<b>dentistry</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/orthodontics?src=hash">#<b>orthodontics</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/123Dentist?src=hash">#<b>123Dentist</b></a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/2S2ey6ogpa">pic.twitter.com/2S2ey6ogpa</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZMjp-fWoAIN8R_.jpg" width="250" /> (@123_Dentist) There are both challenges and opportunities for your lab in the coming months. http://ow.ly/VaCg50zRkNO  #businessadvice #dentaltechnology https://twitter.com/InDentalTech/status/1266384347571146760 Twitter Search / theaacd urn:uuid:5c9e5908-09a8-5c58-8b20-cf8e9561bb4d Fri, 29 May 2020 08:02:11 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">There are both challenges and opportunities for your lab in the coming months. <a href="http://ow.ly/VaCg50zRkNO">http://ow.ly/VaCg50zRkNO&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/businessadvice?src=hash">#<b>businessadvice</b></a> <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/dentaltechnology?src=hash">#<b>dentaltechnology</b></a></p> (@InDentalTech) CDA president Richard J. Nagy, DDS, wrote a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging the alignment of guidance from the state’s Department of Public Health and local public health departments. https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6480-cda-a https://twitter.com/DentistryToday/status/1266349602938200067 Twitter Search / dentistrytoday urn:uuid:4d9bbf3f-e94a-f39d-1f83-de4789351b46 Fri, 29 May 2020 05:44:07 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">CDA president Richard J. Nagy, DDS, wrote a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging the alignment of guidance from the state&rsquo;s Department of Public Health and local public health departments. <a href="https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6480-cda-asks-newsom-for-aligned-healthcare-directives">https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6480-cda-asks-newsom-for-aligned-healthcare-directives&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@DentistryToday) The court found that Malouf fraudulently billed Medicaid for services that actually were provided by a different doctor, including more than 100 billings he filed while vacationing outside the country. https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item https://twitter.com/DentistryToday/status/1266096470459060226 Twitter Search / dentistrytoday urn:uuid:305138dc-e649-548b-8279-9af5332c6db2 Thu, 28 May 2020 12:58:16 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">The court found that Malouf fraudulently billed Medicaid for services that actually were provided by a different doctor, including more than 100 billings he filed while vacationing outside the country. <a href="https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6475-malouf-found-guilty-of-1-842-unlawful-acts">https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6475-malouf-found-guilty-of-1-842-unlawful-acts&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@DentistryToday) This is your last chance to sign up for our FREE webinar, today at 1 pm ET. Dr. Tim Kosinski, Dr. Stephanie Tilley, Dr. Todd Engel, and Dr. Robert Convissar will discuss implant dentistry, tissue regeneration, COVID-19 and surgery, and more! https://us02w https://twitter.com/DentistryToday/status/1266036521074855944 Twitter Search / dentistrytoday urn:uuid:202fc655-84bb-b69e-6f87-bbeb244a970a Thu, 28 May 2020 09:00:03 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">This is your last chance to sign up for our FREE webinar, today at 1 pm ET. Dr. Tim Kosinski, Dr. Stephanie Tilley, Dr. Todd Engel, and Dr. Robert Convissar will discuss implant dentistry, tissue regeneration, COVID-19 and surgery, and more! <a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v7k9pG6yRvKLe6HxqRuvCQ?fbclid=IwAR31_y-M7pevlB5GB5WCKh68svHuzO17Q_AtNbcgecMRuoq7DvOjdD35v38">https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v7k9pG6yRvKLe6HxqRuvCQ?fbclid=IwAR31_y-M7pevlB5GB5WCKh68svHuzO17Q_AtNbcgecMRuoq7DvOjdD35v38&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@DentistryToday) Do you need to bring patients back into your office now that you've reopened? Try offering one-step dentures. https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/6503-one-step-dentures-can-be-part-of-your-post-pandemic-recovery-plan … https://twitter.com/DentistryToday/status/1266036255650971648 Twitter Search / dentistrytoday urn:uuid:f9229dc8-90b4-e42d-4556-6ce9798a4f9f Thu, 28 May 2020 08:58:59 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">Do you need to bring patients back into your office now that you've reopened? Try offering one-step dentures. <a href="https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/6503-one-step-dentures-can-be-part-of-your-post-pandemic-recovery-plan">https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/todays-dental-news/item/6503-one-step-dentures-can-be-part-of-your-post-pandemic-recovery-plan&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@DentistryToday) TODAY at 2:00 pm Central hop on our free AACD webinar "Redefine Your Practice Marketing and Social Media Strategies" Learn how to improve your ability to communicate with patients and reassure them during uncertain times. Register Here: https://bit.ly/2W https://twitter.com/TheAACD/status/1266029107873267712 Twitter Search / theaacd urn:uuid:f72c931c-fa2e-61ff-38e7-7613ca768c48 Thu, 28 May 2020 08:30:35 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">TODAY at 2:00 pm Central hop on our free AACD webinar "Redefine Your Practice Marketing and Social Media Strategies" Learn how to improve your ability to communicate with patients and reassure them during uncertain times. Register Here: <a href="https://bit.ly/2WIaw3v">https://bit.ly/2WIaw3v&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/4fwLgYOlyv">pic.twitter.com/4fwLgYOlyv</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZHWwuyWoAI12Hb.jpg" width="250" /> (@TheAACD) 65% of dental practices are back open, according to HPI poll data from the week of May 18. See the complete poll results. https://bit.ly/3ccew0P pic.twitter.com/0rkqAPMqDO https://twitter.com/AmerDentalAssn/status/1266011517859827714 Twitter Search / theaacd urn:uuid:ba9f2247-dab1-dc41-f575-4535f98899f3 Thu, 28 May 2020 07:20:41 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">65% of dental practices are back open, according to HPI poll data from the week of May 18. See the complete poll results. <a href="https://bit.ly/3ccew0P">https://bit.ly/3ccew0P&nbsp;</a> <a class="twitter-timeline-link u-hidden" dir="ltr" href="https://pic.twitter.com/0rkqAPMqDO">pic.twitter.com/0rkqAPMqDO</a></a></p> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZHGvRqXsAA25hZ.jpg" width="250" /> (@AmerDentalAssn) A #ThrowbackThursday to make you smile. Remember when Meghan Trainor shared these hilarious videos after having all of her wisdom teeth removed? https://people.com/music/meghan-trainor-wisdom-teeth-removed-shares-videos/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium= https://twitter.com/TheAACD/status/1266005858187649026 Twitter Search / theaacd urn:uuid:d9d50801-8969-2fed-8f49-8f002df0a014 Thu, 28 May 2020 06:58:12 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">A <a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThrowbackThursday?src=hash">#<b>ThrowbackThursday</b></a> to make you smile. Remember when Meghan Trainor shared these hilarious videos after having all of her wisdom teeth removed? <a href="https://people.com/music/meghan-trainor-wisdom-teeth-removed-shares-videos/?utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=social-share-article&amp;utm_term=7455627">https://people.com/music/meghan-trainor-wisdom-teeth-removed-shares-videos/?utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=social-share-article&amp;utm_term=7455627&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@TheAACD) About 37.9 million Americans have a disability, with about two-thirds of them having a severe disability. https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6474-ucsf-hosts-summit-on-special-needs-dentistry … https://twitter.com/DentistryToday/status/1265988980975247362 Twitter Search / dentistrytoday urn:uuid:b5f0a87d-0a9a-f7b2-5b79-0838557d9565 Thu, 28 May 2020 05:51:08 -0700 <p class="TweetTextSize TweetTextSize--normal js-tweet-text tweet-text" lang="en">About 37.9 million Americans have a disability, with about two-thirds of them having a severe disability. <a href="https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6474-ucsf-hosts-summit-on-special-needs-dentistry">https://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/6474-ucsf-hosts-summit-on-special-needs-dentistry&nbsp;&hellip;</a></p> (@DentistryToday)