Clash of the Intentions
June, 23, 2018
For the sake of this short piece, we will assume the two state programs through which we provide care are the same. These are Mass Health and Rhode Island Medicaid. They are not the same but since the purpose of this essay is not to compare the two, considering them the same does not undermine my purpose or the integrity, or lack thereof, of the...continue reading ›
75 Reasons Your Dentist Is Running Late
June, 23, 2017
I once had this dentist that charged for novocaine.
I had a tooth pulled one time, the guy was standing on my chest trying to pull it.
I hate the sound of the drill.
Do you know Dr. Smith. He’s such a great guy. He was my dentist growing up.
You know what, you should invent drills that don’t make noise.
I’m going to my country...continue reading ›
Our one-visit crown process
February, 25, 2019
Our crown procedure starts with a diagnosis. Standard diagnostic techniques determine the pre-operative state of the tooth and its influence on the outcome. Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, treatment commences with local anesthesia. In the past as the first step we would administer epinephrine with our anesthetic. Now we commence anesthesia...continue reading ›
Gain More Crown
August, 12, 2018
At Direct Pay Dental Care, we crown teeth.
For our high-risk patients, we have a standard crown protocol. This protocol has helped to prevent the following common problems people have as a result of poor dental care management:
1. Cracked teeth
2. Recurrent decay and repeated restorations
3. Nerve problems (need of root canal therapy)
4. Bone...continue reading ›
February, 26, 2018
This here and past treatment year was an eye-opener in so many ways. We moved into a facility with four large operatories and out of a space of two small operatories and little space to breathe. Four operatories have proven to serve our patient base better in terms of access. Emergency patients are provided same day treatment and care. Complex care...continue reading ›
= Transfer Dental Anxiety
December, 3, 2017
Managing your fear requires the dimunition of one fear that requires increased loads of work into fear that requires less work and has a higher impact on your quality of life.
Two steps are required in accomplishing this management of fear. One is identifying the two fears which occupy the largest quantity of your time. Two is executing the rule. ...continue reading ›
November, 26, 2017
On business websites, the photo is the over-rated. Some favor it since they believe a photo can turn prospective clients into actual customers. That is if the prospect likes the photo. My theory is the photo can only hurt you. If a prospect wants to patronize a business and the business possesses what that prospect wants, then independent of...continue reading ›
October, 1, 2017
Title sounds like your next bad rom-com flick but certainly, intentions should be discussed with your dentist. Today everyone has such a forever increasing load of mental baggage that many times we forget to touch basis. Especially when things matter. Before someone cuts on you, I’d suggest you make sure intentions are mutual.
Teeth...continue reading ›
What is Direct Pay Dental Care?
August, 13, 2017
Literally means dental services paid directly to the provider from patient. However, this common question requires further elaboration. In relation to our practice, it is a concept. The concept is derived from economic and insurance literature. Economists believe insurance is best applied to products if lost result in catastrophic loss and thereby...continue reading ›
Coffee House Decay
March, 28, 2017
First man walks into a bustling coffeehouse filled with baked treats and lots of plaid. He orders a coffee and sits near the large far window located several planks away from the door. First man says to the next, “what the hell is everyone talking about in here”. Sounds like the British Court of Appeal in here for gods sake. Next...continue reading ›