Working On Weekends


Doctors who are ambitious and driven take more CE than all the rest combined. They go to Kois, Spear, LVI, Misch, Pankey, etc. They sometimes attend CE on weekends or travel on a weekend day to get there. On a recent weekend, I met to have dinner with a group of doctors driven to help more patients with the All-on-X technique.  They were in Miami to attend a course at one of the best AOX surgical trainers in the country. Yes, to help more patients sometimes requires working on a weekend for them and me. The Best Docs Help the Best [...]

Working On Weekends2023-05-24T12:03:02-04:00

Why I Love Young Oral Surgeons and Periodontists


Younger oral surgeons and periodontists get it! (Occasionally, older ones get wise and also get it!) In a second, we'll cover what "it" is all about. Professions are slow to change. On the whole, this is a good thing. The most change embracing group in dentistry has traditionally been the GP, especially in dental implants, but that's no longer the case.  There are some specialists who are now surpassing the GPs with embracing how they can go to the public as the biggest local expert and help far more patients in an ethical manner with full arch implant care. In [...]

Why I Love Young Oral Surgeons and Periodontists2023-05-24T12:03:39-04:00

When To NOT Use Nobel Biocare Implants for All-on-X Cases


With dental implants, there is a time to use premium and there is a time to not use premium implants. As a business owner and clinician there is a balancing act between cutting supply costs just for the sake of cutting costs versus ensuring you deliver a clinically predictable long-term result.  Too often clinicians look at implant fixtures as completely interchangeable and then simply go to a lowest cost solution. Clinicians complain about patients doing this to them and then the clinician does the same thing when it comes to applying "cheap" to things that aren’t exactly the same! Often [...]

When To NOT Use Nobel Biocare Implants for All-on-X Cases2023-05-24T12:04:17-04:00

Why There’s No Such Thing As Franchise All-on-X


There are a few entities out there claiming to be "franchisors" of the All-on-X procedure as a business model. How many dental franchises can you name and point to as resoundingly successful in the profession? Different Models for Different Businesses Think of the biggest national clinic names you know: First up. ClearChoice - 100% corporate owned (now owned by Aspen). Definitely not a franchise. There is Aspen dental which owns its locations 100%. Again not a franchise. Then there is Heartland which buys practices and hires back the owners for a period. Also not a franchise. Then there are a myriad [...]

Why There’s No Such Thing As Franchise All-on-X2023-05-24T12:05:01-04:00
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