Studies show regenerative power of
dental stem cells and
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Acupuncture is the procedure of
inserting and manipulating filiform needles into various points on
the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. The word
acupuncture comes from the Latin acus, "needle", and pungere, "to
prick". In Standard Chinese, acupuncture is called 针砭 (zhēnbiān), or
a related word, 针灸 (zhēnjiǔ), which refers to acupuncture together
with moxibustion. According to traditional Chinese medicine,
acupuncture points are situated on meridians along which qi (a "life
"For gum swelling and
pain, moxa Tai Xi (Ki 3) 3 cones. Needle He Gu (LI 4) 4 fen and
retain and twist for 3 minutes. Needle Jia Che (St 6) 3 fen and
retain and twist for 2 minutes. Needle Nei Ting (St 44) 3 fen and
retain and twist for 2 minutes" - said the famous Dr. Cheng Dan-an
in his manual on acupunture written in the early part of 20th
Dentistry and Acupunture off late has gained a
lot of importance especially after the concept of the holistic
approach to dental treatment for a better treatment delivery .
Further Dr. Cheng Dan-an mentioned in his manual .The spleen opens
in the portal of the mouth. If the mouth is dry or if there is
excessive oral thirst, this mostly pertains to spleen/stomach heat.
If the mouth is clenched and does not open, this pertains to vacuity
with evils taking advantage of this loophole and raiding the foot
yang ming channel. treatment for dry, parched mouth, needle Chi Ze
(Lu 5) 4 fen and retain and twist for 1 minute. Needle Qu Ze (Per 3)
3 fen and retain and twist for 1 minute. Needle Da Ling (Per 7) 3
fen and retain and twist for 2 minutes. Needle Er Jian (LI 2) 2 fen
and retain and twist for half a minute. Prick both Shao Shang (Lu
11) and Shang Yang (LI 1) to exit blood. Needle Fu Liu (Ki 7) 3 fen
and retain and twist for half a minute.
Dentistry is an art and science . I hope if we are
well equipped with the various arts of treating dental ailments , we
would be able to deliver better oral health care services . Acting as an
acupuncture needle , month after month to eliminate unknown ignorance
and making your practice less painful is Dental follicle.
Patient: Doctor, what does the X-ray of my head show?
Doctor: Absolutely nothing!
By Dr.Bhavna Doshi. BDS (Lon).
Dr Bhavna Doshiis an international lecturer, who has worked
extensively with the National Media including Extreme
Makeover UK. She is the CEO of Dental WEALTH
Builder, which primarily focuses on Practice
Productivity, Cost-Effective Marketing and Growth
Most dentists want a successful thriving and profitable
dental practice. But we all know that there are not enough
of them around. The problem lies in the fact that when you
feel like things are going your way, suddenly you face
difficulties of more than one nature. Suddenly the number of
new patients entering your door reduces or patients fail to
continue with your recommended treatment. Why?
answer lies hidden in the way we interpret success. Most
people think in the now, and inevitably they will achieve
the revenue they desire – in the short term! However a truly
successful practice must not only be generating short term
increased revenues but also have established strategies for
long term future growth. The reason for this is the false
security we give ourselves when the going is good. We tell
ourselves it will always be good and so we don’t plan for
the “rainy” days. And these “rainy” days inevitably come.
main purpose of any business whether it is a general dental
practice, a cosmetic practice or a business in any other
industry, is to create and keep a customer/patient.
Only too often dentists are preoccupied with the
basic functioning of a dental business, so much so that they
forget to plan for their success.All functions of the practice should be designed to
either create patients (i.e. new patient acquisition) or to
keep patients (so they don’t take their custom elsewhere).
Any other requirements, such as increasing revenues, will
easily be met if the main purpose is obtained and secured.
After all, if there are no patients “buying”
dentistry, then there will be no practice to buy
from. So if a dental business fails to attract and keep a
sufficient number of customers, it will begin to experience
losses and eventually die.
diagnostic approach to a malodor patient starts with a
thorough questioning about the medical history. Asking about
all the relevant pathologies for breath.
A practice remains stagnant and all other businesses
within the industry take over. Consequential slow or
rapid death of the business. Growing, growing
The practice utilises definite strategies to grow the
business because it is the desire of the leader to do
so. Consequential optimisation and expansion of the
business. Growing, growing, successful!
Fundamentals of Practice Growth
you were to look at all the important functions within a
dental practice that are necessary for the practice to
survive, they can be concentrated down to four main aspects:
This requires having a vision to be successful and setting
yourself goals to acquire that vision. Without this strategy
in place you may find yourself easily swayed from your
mission and you may drift into oblivion. You need to know
exactly where you are aiming, how you intend to get there
and what kind of assistance you are going to need to reach
is vital to have a good management structure in place to
motivate, organise and monitor your team to be able to
achieve practice growth. This involves creating
an excellent motivated and inspired team.
Requirements of a great team:
provide the best customer service to your patients.
build relationships with your patients by listening and
understanding their needs.
understand all the facets of helping patients to decide to
accept recommended treatment.
assist in the functioning of the practice systems so that
the business has maximum growth and optimal revenues.
can often be the intervention of a team member which could
become the influencing stimulus for any patient to accept
recommended dentistry. This is often because our team
members are usually the first point of contact any patient
has prior to experiencing how good a dentist you may be. In
fact, it is extremely difficult for anyone to know
exactly how good you are until after they have
decided to go ahead with your recommendations. So patients
use other information to help them decide if you are the
right establishment for them.
That information often includes how good you make them feel
whilst they are in your care i.e. how good your customer
service is. And only your team can create that high level of
Customer satisfaction means future custom and
referrals of other patients to your practice who
already know how good you are.
major way of developing a growing thriving practice, is by
the introduction of new innovations and breakthroughs. The
dental world is continuously bringing out new technologies
to benefit either the dentist or the patients.
one of these technologies could be used to market your
practice as a provider of the benefits of that technology.
This will assist you in developing a unique selling
advantage to other dentists in your locality. A simple idea
would be to organise a cheese and wine evening to
publicise the new technology or to have an article
created for you in the local newspaper.
Examples of these innovations include: laser technology; a
new away of providing pain-free anaesthesia or a spa type
environment with associated beauty treatments. The list is
endless. All these innovations can be successfully marketed
to help patients accept dentistry. This method can allow you
to attract new patients or keep existing ones and generate
increased revenues because you are seen to be different.
Marketing is a critical element in the success of any
practice or business. No practice would be able to survive
for long without a correct marketing agenda on how to
accomplish the aims of a flourishing business. Successful
marketing will attract new patients to your practice hence
keep the life line of your business intact; and also it will
maximise the treatment accepted by your existing patients,
thus maximising your potential growth capacity.
order to optimise your ability to acquire new patients and
maintain your existing ones, you need to set into place
carefully worked out strategies and plans for both
internal and external marketing media.
only do you require a plan of action but also on how and
when you will execute each step of the plan and thereafter
you will need monitoring systems. Monitoring your plans is
vital to provide you with information on whether something
is working or not, so you can make better decisions.
Also you need to plan to make maximum use of your marketing
budgets. This is so you can have the maximum exposure to
your marketing message as possible using the correct
the above four areas were to be maximised and optimised to
their full potential then it would not be difficult to
ensure a successful growing dental practice. Most practices
concentrate on linear growth and so only achieve
improvements in certain areas. This will often be in an area
which is the hot topic of the time or what everybody else in
the industry is doing i.e. the most fashionable
thing to do. This way a practice will only achieve marginal
improvements over a short time period. Eventually, budgets
may not allow for further growth in this area; you may have
reached your full capacity to grow in that area or you will
have expended so much energy that you will simply give up
For example, team motivation alone may not be sufficient
for all your patients to go ahead with your recommended
treatment. You need to work at all areas of
your practice to become a flourishing business; this also
includes personal development in continually acquiring
these fundamental areas of business growth were to be
divided into their corresponding subdivisions and worked
down to their final systems, you will begin to understand
the areas of your practice which either need improving or a
change of strategy. This exercise alone will give you
phenomenal insights into what you should do to obtain
3-dimensional growth. This type of growth allows you to
explode your business in all dimensions.
order to achieve 3-dimensional growth you need to adopt a
mindset of an entrepreneur as well as a scientist. Growth
and development of a business is like that of life, it is a
continuous and dynamic process. Those who understand this
and action their desires will ultimately realise success.
Remember good things come to those that plan for it.
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Studies show regenerative power
of dental stem cells and tissues
Extraceted Deciduos teeth can be
used to harvest stem cells , that
could perhaps make a breakthrough in
Dentistry. A Study was conducted by
Dr. George Huang & team, Chair of
Endodontics at the Boston University
Henry M. Goldman School of Dental
“Our team found for the first
team that we can reprogram dental
stem cells into human embryonic-like
cells called induced pluripotent
stem (iPS) cells, which may be an
unlimited source of cells for tissue
regeneration,” Dr. Huang says
Using tissue engineering, researchers saw empty root canal
space fill with pulp-like tissue with ample blood supplies.
Dentin-like tissue regrew on the dentinal wall.This as we
all know could be a breakthrough research