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Make Prevention Profitable

Getting Your Patients To Say YES To Treatment A patient’s resistance to accepting dental treatment can prevent them from getting the care they need.  These barriers often include cost, fear of treatment, lack of dental education and more. Understanding how a patient moves through the treatment decision-making process empowers dental practices to address the patient’s…

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The Clinician’s Responsibility in Internet Research

Editor’s Note When it comes to scientific research these days, it can be difficult to discern the truth. Between media reports taking one finding out of context and widespread misinformation all over the internet, it can seem impossible to get the information you need to provide the best care to your patients. As clinicians and…

medical and dental professionals

Dentistry in Flux

My office is located in a medical building as part of a large local hospital system occupied by many medical physician offices. As I was walking down the hallway, I was glancing at the many physician door signages:  Dr. So-and-So, CARDIOLOGIST, Dr. So-and-So ENDOCRINOLOGIST, Dr. So-and-So DERMATOLOGIST, and so on. As I got to my…

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The US Healthcare Crisis: An Important Opportunity for the Dental Office

A Unique Opportunity The epidemic of heart disease and diabetes in the United States has us all concerned for the future of our society. The lives of our friends, family, neighbors, children, patients—everyone, really—are risk for diseases that are responsible for 1 in 4 American deaths every year. We discussed in the last editorial how…

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Be Crowned as THE Oral Systemic Specialist in Your Community

It’s been a real privilege to be a part of AAOSH and to personally know the amazing people that have carried this incredible community so far in such a short period of time. Belonging to, collaborating with, and forwarding the new normal for optimal care in dentistry and beyond has been fun, challenging, and of…

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The US Healthcare Crisis: It’s Time for Dental Professionals to Step Up

The Crisis The state of the healthcare system in the United States is one that should frighten us all. Medical costs just keep rising, insurance benefits keep getting cut and tens of millions of people—even those with health insurance—find themselves unable to access a dentist or a doctor when they need to. In the U.S.…

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The Complete Health New Patient Marketing Machine

You want to save lives. Your patients don’t even want to save their teeth. You find yourself playing golf on a football gridiron. No matter how good your swing is, there is no hole in the field of play. Ouch! Gaining alignment from the first point of external awareness about your practice – to the point…

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Water Water Everywhere…and Not a Drop to Drink

That’s how 1/3 of Americans feel about tap water. They prefer bottled for a variety of reasons, and many claim they can even taste the difference. Truth is, bottled water is considered less safe than tap and in repeated taste tests, we fail to discern the difference. The Safe Drinking Water Act (of the EPA)…

AAOSH Celebrates the Dental Hygienist this Dental Hygiene Month

In Celebration of the Dental Hygienist!

October, National Dental Hygiene Month, is clearly a time to acknowledge and celebrate the many thousands of dedicated, hard-working, professionally-educated, and technically competent dental hygienists around the world. In celebration of dental hygienists and the important work they do, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health has invited AAOSH board member and registered dental hygienist…

The scary statistics of gum care

Your Gums are a Cesspool of Infection…and Most Dentists Don’t Even Care

Happy National Gum Care Month! However, there is nothing to be happy about when discussing the gum health of the average American. The Surgeon General reports that 80% of adults have gum disease—a fact echoed by nearly every medical and dental organization out there. In fact, there is so much gum disease in the world…