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Expand Your Practice: Three Simple Steps

In today’s economy, many dentists across the United States are simply trying to keep their practices afloat as demand for cosmetic dentistry has waned in recent years. Of course, dentistry is about much more than money, but it’s hard to do well for others when you yourself are struggling. What you might not know, though,…

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Mastering the Professional Referral, Part 3 – The Right “Calling Card”

In part one of this series we discussed the powerful Psychology of Endorsement. In part two we reviewed Referral Networks. We learned of the powerful positive impact that comes from having another health professional endorse you and essentially ‘pre-sell’ you to their patients. We then learned that every physician (as well as dentist) has a referral network.…

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Professional Dental Cleanings May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Papers were presented at The American Heart Association meeting in Orlando, Florida that heart attack and stroke risk were reduced by professional dental cleanings. These announcements aren’t the first studies to make these conclusions, but they are obviously welcomed with open arms by the oral-systemic healthcare community. On November 13, 2011, researchers released reports of…

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Medicine & Dentistry Working Together: Panel Discussion

Recent and ongoing advances in our understandings relative to medicine and dentistry have created new opportunities for physicians and dentists to work together.  Critical thinkers and thought leaders always enjoy a good discussion and in sharing new and relevant ideas with others of like mind. Drs Ostler, Nabors, Bale Keller & Ms Doneen recently enjoyed…

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Mastering the Professional Referral, Part 6 – Marketing with Risk Factors

Modern marketing practices have evolved dramatically over the past two decades in significant ways. This is no better seen than in the area of marketing health services to healthy people with certain risk factors. Every day on TV there are hundreds of commercials presented by pharmaceutical companies marketing drugs which increasingly target healthy individuals who…

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Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

Across the country kids will be giving up their candy in droves this Halloween as various “Cash for Candy” promotions kick into full gear. Dr. Chris Kammer, AAOSH president and all-around good guy, came up with the idea a few years back and it has spread across the country as hundreds of dental offices are…

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Mastering the Professional Referral, Part 2 – Professional Referral Networks

Establishing professional referral networks is a key ingredient to ongoing practice success. Positioning yourself successfully and differentiating yourself such that your name is the one thought of when a referral is indicated, is the result of effective referral relationship networking. In part one of this series in the last issue entitled “The Psychology of Endorsement”…

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Mastering the Professional Referral – Part 1 – The Psychology of Endorsement

With the emerging science that ties our respective professions together, medicine and dentistry are discovering that there are many reasons why we could and should be working together for the benefit of our patients. This new level of oneness and collegiality brings with it the need for health professionals to work closely together. Professional referrals…

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The Potential Impact of Improved Caries Treatment and Control: A Case for Inclusion in the Oral Systemic Connection

Saving Lives One Tooth at a Time – Caries as a Global Heath Care Issue Dental caries has remained a persistent health problem throughout the world.  With the introduction of fluoride into public water supplies more than a half century ago, a dramatic downturn was seen in both incidence and severity of dental decay.  In fact…

Joint AAOSH/AAPP (Medical/Dental) Interdisciplinary Summit on Private Medicine and Oral Systemic Healthcare

Joint AAOSH/AAPP (Medical/Dental) Interdisciplinary Summit on Private Medicine and Oral Systemic Healthcare

Would you like to know how to use the emerging science to build strong referral networks with physicians and dentists? Meet with and learn from a rapidly growing group of private physicians and forward-thinking dentists who have charted a different course for the future of their practices and their patients.  As a dentist committed to…

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AAOSH Scientific Session – President’s Report

We came; we learned; and we were energized! The first scientific session for the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health is now behind us, and I can truly say it has launched a major movement in the world of health that is never going to go away and will only get stronger and more powerful…

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Perio Protect Orkos Award

“Orkos” is an ancient Greek word associated with the “Hippocratic Oath.” Perio Protect, LLC celebrates those in the dental field who practice effective, minimally invasive oral health care. Dr. Jared Mosley and hygienist Mimi Myers of Fresno CA received the Orkos Award for a case study involving a 35-year old patient who had avoided a…