Stat!: Delaying Dentistry

Percentage of American adults who have delayed or will delay dental care due to economic concerns: 36 Percentage who say they know this will cost them more money in the long-run: 80 So why do they do it anyway? There are plenty of reasons to go around, but one other item from this Aspen Dental […]

KTH Flashback: From “Patient” to “Consumer”

Originally posted April 8, 2011 One of the most interesting changes in how Americans think about healthcare has been the transformation of “patients” into “consumers.” As a result, more people are also becoming self-advocates. Thanks to the Internet, we have more access than ever to information on health problems and treatments, physicians, and current medical […]

How to Save Money on Dental Care

Originally posted 11 February 2011 One of the most common complaints about dental care is the expense – costs that many people have to pay out of pocket for lack of insurance. But usually, as we’ve written before, dental work only gets really expensive when you avoid seeing your dentist until something goes wrong. Then, […]

From “Patient” to “Consumer”

One of the most interesting changes in how Americans think about healthcare has been the transformation of “patients” into “consumers.” As a result, more people are also becoming self-advocates. Thanks to the Internet, we have more access than ever to information on health problems and treatments, physicians, and current medical research. As a result, we […]

How to Save Money on Dental Care

One of the most common complaints about dental care is the expense – costs that many people have to pay out of pocket for lack of insurance. But usually, as we’ve written before, dental work only gets really expensive when you avoid seeing your dentist until something goes wrong. Then, yes, you could be looking […]

Dental Care Lowers Women’s Heart Disease Risk & Other News of Note

Dental Care Reduces Risk of Heart Disease in Women (Medical News Today) A new study led by a University of California, Berkeley, researcher could give women a little extra motivation to visit their dentist more regularly. The study suggests that women who get dental care reduce their risk of heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular […]

The Need for Clear, Honest Communication

Gosh (via the Hillsboro Argus): According to reports, 39-year-old Jeffrey Dean Pettijohn was arrested after he physically attacked a dentist he believed was being too rough with his pregnant girlfriend, who was having a tooth pulled. Police say Pettijohn became irate when his girlfriend Jennie Arnholz left the appointment just after noon and told him […]

The Cost of Dental Work – and the Cost of Avoiding It

A few months ago, one of our dental team members was out shopping when a store manager, not knowing her occupation, asked if she had any good tips for dealing with a toothache. One of his employees had a broken root canal tooth and was in severe pain. Indeed, the employee – a young man […]

How Do You Know How to Get There If You Don’t Know Where There Is?

alasdairnicol/Flickr   Imagine sitting down to play a game of chess. Though you have a basic idea of the rules, you don’t know your objective. You can move your pieces around the board. If you’re lucky, you may capture a pawn or two. But you’re not very likely to win the game. After all, you […]