Archive for Fall 2009

Dentists Who Don’t Change Get Trapped by Their Environment

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments by

What happened last year to my gross production? Where did all the new patients go? How am I going to get my growth engine started? Am I the only dentist with these problems? Most dentists have asked themselves at least one of these questions during the past year. We can only begin to improve our […]

Editor's Commentary, Fall 2009 Read more

My Smile Dream Came True

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I have always been extremely self-conscious about my smile. In my teenage years I had unattractive gaps between my front teeth. I was really embarrassed to smile and never smiled in pictures. Most teenagers don’t get excited about the idea of getting braces, but I actually begged my mom for braces because of how insecure […]

Cover Story, Fall 2009 Read more

Treating the Destructive Habit of Bruxism

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Traditionally, dentistry has been a business based upon need. However, I have found that when my patients truly value dental health and wellness, then, at the very least, they are more appreciative of my services and more compliant with my recommendations. Even more impressive is that they banish the mentality that “if insurance doesn’t cover […]

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E.MAX to the Max

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

Numerous dental materials have come and gone over the past years. Many of their manufacturers have laid claims to a pure nonmetal aesthetic material with superior enamel-like strength. That’s like saying your dental practice provides the best service and the highest quality at the lowest price. The incongruence in that statement says it all. I’d […]

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Implant Impact

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

The placement of dental implants is integral to the success of my practice. While it is one of the most lucrative parts of my practice, it’s not the only portion that has benefited from the Dr. Dick Barnes structure. When we started with the Dr. Dick Barnes Group, our practice was not doing well. But […]

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What We Think, We Will Become

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

These past few months have been stressful for many of you. My heart has felt deeply for you all as I’ve heard about the job losses, the economy, the layoffs, the cutbacks, and every fear imaginable. These situations are all too real. But as viable as these issues are, I also realize that they have […]

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