53% of Dentists Placing Dental Implants (video)

53% of Dentists Placing Dental Implants (video)Dental implants are quickly becoming the dental treatment of choice for dental patients with missing teeth, according to dentists who place dental implants.

Prosthodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons do all the dental implants, but so do general dentists.

Specialists claim that they are more qualified to place implants, but a lot of general dentists also place implants.

Due to the exponential growth in the placement of dental implants in recent years, The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they place their own dental implants.

Responded one dentist, “I place implants myself, but only in ideal situations.”

Another general dentist said, “After referring my dental patients to specialists and getting back poor work I thought: How much worse can I do? Now I offer implants.”

To hear more of what dentists had to say about dentists placing dental implants, Click on Play to watch the following video:

What are your thoughts on dentists placing dental implants?

Are you placing implants at your dental practice?

What Dentists Have to Say About Dental Hygiene Clinics (video)

What Dentists Have to Say About Dental Hygiene Clinics (video)Across the U.S., lawmakers are approving the licensing of independent dental practice hygienists in states where it appears that the public needs greater access to dental care.

But independent dental hygiene clinics are a controversial approach to dental care.

Dental hygienists may love the idea, but dentists just aren’t sold on the concept.

The Wealthy Dentist decided to conduct a survey to ask dentists if they’ve ever seen a successful, private, independent dental hygiene clinic.

One New York prosthodontist wrote, “Bad for the public, good for hygienists. How much are we willing to give up? We are health care providers — not just a good business model!”

To hear what other dentists had to say about dental hygiene clinics, Click on Play to watch the following short video —

What are your thoughts on dental hygiene clinics? Do you believe that they can be a success?

Dentists Would Rather Treat Denture Patients than Refer Them to a Prosthodontist

The Wealthy Dentist Survey Results: Do You Offer In-House Dentures?

Dental SurveyIn our most recent survey, we asked dentists if they offer in-house denture services. A whopping 94% of our respondents said yes, their practices can meet the needs of denture patients. Only 7% report that they refer denture patients out to a prosthodontist. Said one dentist: “I only refer out the most difficult cases. I do not like sending profits out the door.” Another commented, “I do some dentures, and I would like to do more, but denture patients can be a pain to deal with.”

 

  • The needs of the patient take precedence… When the patient’s needs require the services of a specialist, the dentist refers to the specialist.” (California dentist)
  • “It’s a great idea.” (New Mexico prosthodontist)
  • “Prosthodontists certainly cannot make dentures better than I can.Send all of your cases to me, a dentist.” (Texas dentist)
  • “They are a great place to send your nightmare patients.” (Illinois dentist)
  • “They have less experience than I do.” (Missouri dentist)
  • “My 1978 University of Southern California Dental School graduating class was taught how to perform denture services. I never enjoyed doing dentures until I began offering dental implants for support and retention; now every complaint has a solution.” (California dental implantologist)
  • “Why? Unless it is maxillo-facial reconstruction work, what do they know that I do not?” (Pennsylvania dentist)
  • “Prosthodontists are invaluable for allowing me to charge what I need to make quality dentures… I can show them my prosthodontist’s fee, and they know they are getting a bargain.” (Michigan dentist)
  • “Thank god for them…because I, like most other dentists I know, can’t stand doing removable….” (North Carolina dentist)
  • “We have no prosthodontist in our area. Both of our doctors are well-trained & abreast of technologies.” (Georgia dentist)

 

 

Check out the complete in-house dentures survey results.

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