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Will You Leave Dentistry A Millionaire?

Dentistry is perpetually ranked as one of the best, if not the best, professions in the country. It scores very high on income, work-life balance, and growth prospects. Given those advantages, it’s a wonder that every dentist doesn’t retire a millionaire. All too often, though, dentists leave dentistry with not nearly enough money to fund a comfortable retirement. That shouldn’t happen, but the reasons why dentists retire broke are obvious to the informed observer. However, in almost all cases, those reasons aren’t what you would think. Wrong Approach, Wrong ...

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Is Retirement a Fading Prospect for Dentists?

Right now, the United States is enjoying a long period of economic growth. Weak, anemic growth by historical standards, but still growth. With that in mind, it might seem naive to ask whether dentists’ retirement prospects are threatened. But history teaches that every period of economic expansion is followed by a contraction. There’s no reason to think that the current, mildly favorable, conditions will continue indefinitely. Economic contractions can wipe out years of dental practice growth. The most recent major example of a contraction, the Great Recession of 2007- 2009, cost ...

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Why Your Dental Marketing is Failing You

As a group, dentists keep abreast of the latest developments in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental issues. As a group, they tend to be a little tardy in adopting best practices when it comes to their dental marketing. Most dentists today still market like the dentists of 15 years ago, with the exception of having a website. There’s not anything wrong with that approach, per se, except that dentists overwhelmingly still use the same value propositions in their marketing. How’s It Look From the Bottom? If you’re advertising on the basis of price, specials, and ...

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Why You’re Losing Dental Prospects

There’s no doubt that dentists are very intelligent, dedicated, and talented group of people. There’s also no doubt that dentists are as different as everyone else – different beliefs, different pastimes, different interests. But when it comes to the one thing that matters to your dental prospects, there’s no difference between dentists. Dentists today are assumed to be competent. That comes with the credential. But when it comes to the nuances between dentists, what makes a dentist more suitable for certain patients or conditions than others, your prospects are basically ...

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When Dentists Need to Take Drastic Steps

You may know of Mike Napoli, formerly first baseman for the Red Sox and now a free agent. What you may not know about is his years-long struggle to sleep. Mike had severe sleep apnea. He was waking 50 to 100 times or more a night and as a result, never getting into REM sleep. Unrefreshed every morning, he was basically sleepwalking through eight years of his professional career. Napoli tried the usual remedies – a CPAP machine, medication, and dental mouthpiece, alone and in combination. Nothing worked. Finally, he agreed to a drastic step – bimaxillary reconstruction ...

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