Dentures: Do General Dentists Need Prosthodontists? (video)

Dentures: Do General Dentists Need Prosthodontists?As we all know, prosthodontists specialize in making dentures, but many general dentists offer in-house dentures too.

Some dentists feel that referring denture patients out to a prosthodontist is unnecessary.

One New York dentist said, “Having made thousands of dentures over the years, I’ve never referred a denture patient to a prosthodontist. I have, however, received denture referrals from prosthodontists!”

The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey of dentists to see if they offer in-house denture services. 94% of the dentists surveyed reported that their dental practices offer in-house denture services for prosthodontic patients.

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Does your dental practice refer out to prosthodontists?

Dental Care: The Truth About Who is Placing Dental Implants (video)

Dental Care: The Truth About Who is Placing Dental Implants (video)Prosthodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons love dental implants, and so do general dentists. Specialists claim they are more qualified to place dental implants, but a lot of general dentists place dental implants.

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

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

This The Wealthy Dentist survey asked the question  that many dentists requested we ask: Do you place your own dental implants?

Click on Play to hear how dentists and specialists responded —

Ever since American Idol judge and Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler received dental implants this year to restore his two front teeth by a dentist in Paraguay, there’s been a new surge of interest in implant technology.

What are your thoughts on who should be placing dental implants?

Alarming: 63% of Dentists Not Utilizing Internet Video for Dental Marketing

Internet Video for Dental MarketingVideo marketing offers dentists an inexpensive way to reach a larger group of prospective new dental patients and creates a more personal interaction between a dental practice and its patients.

Street Fight, a site dedicated to hyper-local business asked Brian Norgard, co-founder of Chill.com, a kind of Pinterest for social video about the latest trend in online video.

Norgard believes that “locally produced video will start to explode. This local content will be consumed because the events that are captured will be more than just entertaining, it will directly affect the quality of our daily life. “

The feeling is that consumers will be watching more local video than ever before.

As this trend continues to explode, The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if Internet video is currently a component of their overall dental marketing strategy.

Surprisingly, 63% of the dentist respondents answered that they are not currently using video as part of their dental marketing strategy, but are open to trying it. 

32% are currently using video marketing, while  5% don’t use video — and have no desire to do so in the near future.

Dentists Utilizing Internet Video for Dental Marketing

A Michigan dental office worker reported, “We’ve gotten a lot of great patient testimonials that we have put on YouTube and Facebook!”

A prosthodontest professed to using video, “We recently produced a web video and added a QR code on our Valpak ad that directs the public to our practice’s welcome video on the web.”

The majority of dentists utilizing Internet video for their dental marketing were urban.

The Internet Dental Alliance provides informational videos that dentists can optionally include in their New Patient Portals.

These professional videos educate current and prospective patients on dental topics like cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, braces, dental implants, and more.

Stop by the IDA Dental Video Marketing Opportunities page and read all about Internet video marketing.

Dentist Feels the ADA Has Become the Enemy of the General Dentist (video)

ADA has Become the Enemy of the General DentistThe American Dental Association is dentistry’s largest professional organization, but not all dentists feel that the ADA represents their interests.

One Missouri dentist declared, “The ADA has actually become the enemy of the general dentist!”

The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if the ADA is dominated by specialists who are trying to promote their own agenda over the welfare of the general dentist.

Almost two thirds of the respondents felt specialists are using the ADA so that they can make money at the expense of  general dentists.

Watch the video below to hear more of what both dentists and specialists have to say about the ADA –

General dentists were eight times more likely to criticize the ADA over specialists.

How do you feel about the ADA?

1 in 4 General Dentists Remove Wisdom Teeth (video)

1 in 4 General Dentists Remove Wisdom Teeth (video)General dentists can do wisdom teeth extractions, except when they can’t and need to refer the patient to an oral surgeon.

Some dentists prefer to do these procedures themselves, whereas others still refer the patient out whenever possible.

Said one dentist who refers out all removals, “That’s what oral surgeons are for!” Another general dentist said, “I am glad oral surgeons are there, but most surgical wisdom teeth are very easy.”

The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists what percentage of wisdom teeth removal they refer out to an oral surgeonWatch the following video to hear the results of the survey and what other dentists had to say on the subject —

How do you handle wisdom tooth removal?
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