Archive for Fall 2014

The Three Most Powerful Words in Dentistry

Oct 29, 2014 No Comments by

USE THEM TO CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE! Emily Dickinson, the nineteenth-century American poet, reportedly once wrote, “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word.” I am a big believer in the power of words, especially words that help patients understand the power of dentistry to change lives. Fortunately, early in […]

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BAM! The Metric That Makes a Friend of Your Finances

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THE METRIC THAT MAKES A FRIEND OF YOUR FINANCES. Numbers. They can either be your friends or your enemies. Your closest chums or your fiercest foes. Believe me, it’s much easier on your health, happiness and success as a dentist if you can make the numbers your friends. But how do you go about creating […]

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Create a Turning Point in Your Career through Humanitarian Dentistry

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AN AWARD-WINNING DENTIST SHARES HIS STORY AND TIPS OF HOW TO SERVE AROUND THE WORLD.  Dr. Sherwin Shinn of Seattle, Washington, has spent the past 24 years dedicating a large portion of his life to humanitarian dentistry. Subsequently, he has traveled to more than 40 countries on 70-plus outreach trips, averaging about four trips per year. […]

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Humanitarian Dentistry: More Tips for Getting Involved

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1. Find A Service Opportunity and Organization. Dentists who are interested in getting involved in humanitarian service work have a plethora of resources at their disposal. The best place to search for opportunities and organizations is the “Shared Global Resources” section of the American Dental Association’s website (www.internationalvolunteer.ada.org). There, dentists can use search fields to […]

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How Can I Possibly Pay for This?

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ANSWERING KEY FINANCIAL QUESTIONS. When it comes to comprehensive dentistry, most patients inevitably ask two key questions immediately after they are presented with a dentist’s treatment recommendations: 1. How much is this treatment going to cost? 2. How can I possibly pay for this? The cost factor associated with comprehensive dentistry is a dilemma for […]

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Second-Chance Smile

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GETTING THE SMILE OF MY DREAMS. I remember the day as if it were yesterday, despite the fact that it happened more than 13 years ago. After 16 long months of wearing braces, the metal brackets, bands and wires were finally coming off! I couldn’t wait to see my beautiful, shiny smile. My sister and […]

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I Made the Jump into Dental Implants

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AND MY PRACTICE HAS BENEFITED EVER SINCE. I was excited to read Dr. Bill Black’s article, “Making the Jump into Dental Implants” in the Spring 2014 issue of Aesthetic Dentistry. It felt like the general practitioner he was describing throughout the entire story was me! I personally made the jump into dental implants about eight […]

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Dentists and Hygienists: A Partnership that Drives Production

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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY LEVERAGE AN IDENTIFY-DIAGNOSE APPROACH. In every industry and profession, effective teams can and do make a difference. For example, in the construction industry, a very skilled man can build a house on his own. He can draw up the plans, purchase the supplies, hammer, glue, cut and assemble. However, even the most […]

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On the Same Page: Improving Communication with Your Dental Lab

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IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR DENTAL LAB. Every human relationship depends upon open, honest communication in order to thrive. The relationships between dental labs and dentists are no different. In order to achieve the best results for your patients’ cases, an open line of communication with your dental lab is of the utmost importance. Recently, the […]

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