The American Association of Endodontists recently reported results from a survey about dental fear. About 80% of adults fear the dentist in the US. This sounds crazy, but the survey shows that adults fear a root canal almost as much as flying in an airplane during a storm! Just over 40% fear a root canal more than a job interview or public speaking. Why are these folks so darned afraid of the dentist?
Entries from March 2009
March 31st, 2009 · No Comments
March 30th, 2009 · No Comments
In Iran, the Golestan Province to be specific, folks drink only two beverages – water and tea. When they drink tea, they drink it hot – really hot. An ABC article posted last week tells us that in this region of Iran, people have a high esophageal cancer rate.
March 27th, 2009 · No Comments
Everything’s bigger in Texas, even the benefits of being a new pediatric dentist in the Lone Star State. Pediatric dentists and physicians can receive up to $140K for student loan reimbursement, dispersed over four years, if they accept Medicaid. What prompted this move by the Texas Department of State Health Services? And more importantly, what’s the catch?
March 26th, 2009 · No Comments
In this audio, listen to Dr. Blatchford discuss his program and how it has helped many doctors increase profitability by $100K and more, with the additional benefit of increased vacation time of four weeks!
March 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The Doctors is a television show that features real doctors performing real procedures on real people. A panel of four “renowned” medical specialists discuss medicine in easy-to-understand and up-front discusccions. Today, cavity preparation on a very outgoing pediatric pateint will be performed by Dr. Christina Do with a Waterlase. Want to see it?
March 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Straumann Holding and Ivoclar Vivadent are partnering to create esthetic implants and restorations. Ivoclar will contribute the performance implant technology, IPS e.max, and Strauman will create the implants and restorations. Read the press release here. In another implant dentistry related press release out of Dublin, “Worldwide Nanotechnology Dental Implant Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2009 – 2015,” the future of dental implants looks extremely promising.
March 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment
It’s that time of year again… Time for birds singing, flowers blooming, and dentists getting together to learn from some of the greatest minds in the field. Here are just a few of the exciting conferences you and your team have to look forward to in the next few months. To learn more about any event, simply click the underlined hyperlink.
Tags: Continuing Education
March 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
National Cable Communications brings us MyLife on Demand, a new health and wellness video-on-demand network that’s avaialble in 30 million households via cable television.
March 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments
You’re on a plane or in line or sitting at the CPA’s office waiting…why not spend your time wisely? If you have Internet access on your phone or laptop while you’re twiddling your thumbs, or if you can spare a few minutes to upload an audio podcast to your MP3 before you leave the house, check out the FREE videos and audio podcasts for dentists, available on these and other websites…
March 18th, 2009 · No Comments
You may feel like the economy is frying you up and serving you with tartar sauce, but according to a report posted at www.sageworksinc.com, dental offices gained a net profit of nearly 17% in 2008. Dentistry topped the list of net profit gains by industry.