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August 2010 Blog Posts (12)

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Added by Kevin Henry on August 31, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

pilot piezo

Hey Guys,

What about the pilot piezo by Vista? Any feedback and what about their tips.

Thanks

Added by Michele Roberts on August 25, 2010 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

Four out of five patients trust you ... but can you trust them?

Eighty percent of Angie’s List members responding to a recent poll have a high level of trust in their dentists, and they’re not shying away from telling the world about it. But that doesn’t mean they’re actually following the

directions their dentists give them.…
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Added by Kevin Henry on August 24, 2010 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

Lois Banta purchases The Speaking Consulting Network from Linda Miles

After the 15th annual conference of The Speaking Consulting Network, Linda Miles, founder of SCN, is proud to announce the sale of SCN to Lois Banta of Banta Consulting, Inc.



Lois and Linda will be partnering the growth of SCN by expanding to other healthcare professionals for the 2011 Dallas conference and beyond.



The Anaheim conference drew attendees from 28 states, Canada and Australia. The May 20-22, 2011, Dallas conference goal is 300 speakers, consultants, authors,…

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Added by Kevin Henry on August 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

What is a relevant product data source in your mind?

3M ESPE's Keith Haig, the company's director of marketing and professional relations, wrote an interesting blog post on which is more important to the dental consumer -- marketing or data? A company like 3M ESPE spends a great deal of money each year on research, but in the end, does that solid research truly resonate with dental professionals?


Take a look at the blog and see what you think...…


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Added by Kevin Henry on August 20, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

The ABCs of Advertising

Advertising is a profession, and if you’ve heard me speak or read my book, you know that I always suggest hiring a professional to create your advertising.

However, while it’s better to leave the design and creation of your ads to the pros, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know some basic advertising tips. After all, without an understanding of what makes an ad effective, you’ll have no way of evaluating whether your advertising material should be sent out into the…

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Added by Fred Joyal on August 16, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

Reviews on the Symmetry IQ 4000 Piezo Generator and Pro-Select Platinum Piezo

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could give me information on the Symmetry IQ 4000 Piezo Generator and the Pro-Select Platinum. The pros and the cons please.

Thank you

Added by Michele Roberts on August 16, 2010 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

What if the bad guys won?

I'll admit that I'm one of "those people" who root for the bad guys in films.



Batman or the Joker? Give me Heath Ledger or Jack Nicholson any day (Cesar Romero will work as well).



I want the Road Runner to catch the Coyote.



I pull for Plankton to finally get the Krabby Patty formula on SpongeBob Squarepants.



I think that, if she'd just give him a chance, Gaston would win Belle's heart in Beauty & The Beast.



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Added by Kevin Henry on August 15, 2010 at 11:44am — 6 Comments

A generous outreach from the folks at Salvin Dental Specialties

My friend Teresa Duncan recently forward me a link to an article from the Charlotte Observer that discusses the back-to-school program established by Salvin Dental Specialties. In uncertain economic times, it's nice to see a company not only maintain a program, but actually add to it. It reminded me once again how lucky I am to be a part of such a great industry.


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Added by Kevin Henry on August 12, 2010 at 8:32am — No Comments

A dentist pays the ultimate price in Afghanistan

If you weren't already aware, one of the 10 medical team volunteers who were victims of the Taliban massacre over the weekend in Afghanistan was a dentist who gave up his practice in Colorado to give children free dental care in Afghanistan and Nepal. Dr. Thomas Grams was 51.


To read the article from Yahoo, click here.


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Added by Kevin Henry on August 9, 2010 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Axis Dental creates comedy out of chaos in office organization video contest ... enter today!

Axis Dental invites dental offices and office assistants to release their inner Spielberg’s in an office organization makeover video contest! From now until October 31, 2010, dental offices are encouraged to submit videos, music mashups or show in other creative ways why their office deserves an organization makeover with a chance to win $8,400 in prizes. Office personnel that upload a video to www.burchaosbites.com… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on August 3, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Bisphenol A (BPA) turns up yet again

Many in the dental field are aware of the concern over Bisphenol A, or BPA, which is a component of certain resin-based dental materials. The concern is that it is among a group of chemicals that act like estrogen in the body, called pseudo-estrogens. Further, BPA is a carcinogen. (Disclaimer: The carcinogenic properties of any substance depends on the dose and frequency of exposure.)


If the inclusion of BPA in dental materials weren't enough to raise (a little) alarm,…
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Added by Ted Anibal on August 1, 2010 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

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