Archive for April, 2008

Dr. Rene Piedra Asks: Do You Fear The Dentist?

“It is all really about the people not the teeth,” concludes Dr. Piedra. “Out of all of the patients whom initially got treatment under sedation, more than 90% of them are now able to receive dental care without it! It is always our goal to get the patient past their fear of the dentist.”

Greg Winteregg, DDS – Questions to Answer Before Adding an Associate

When should you get an new dental associate? How do you structure their pay? What are the important points to cover when interviewing a Dental Associate? Thirteen years in private practice and close to as many as a trainer/consultant at MGE ( have taught me one hardbound rule: there is definitely a right and wrong way to go about this associate business. This two-part article covers specifics on the right way to go about getting a Dental Associate for your practice.

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  • It used to be said that the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. Add that picture your friend took of you last week and posted it on MySpace! It’ll be there forever. –Laura Betterly

  • There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. Brendan Behan

  • Publicity is the life of this culture – in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive – and at the same time publicity is its dream. John Berger

  • Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them. Lily Tomlin

  • Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay. Benjamin Disraeli

  • Of course I’m a publicity hound. Aren’t all crusaders? How can you accomplish anything unless people know what you are trying to do? Vivien Kellems