Burkhart's Specialty Dentistry Promo Guide – July/September 2019
Burkhart’s Specialty Dentistry Promo Guide 2019
This Specialty Dentistry Promo Guide curates promotions for merchandise and equipment for specialty dental procedures like endodontic dentistry, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, orthodontic dentistry, and periodontic dentistry.
Changing with the Times
Change is everywhere and seems to be occurring faster and faster with each passing year. The roles and symbiotic relationships between dental specialists and general practitioners (GPs) offer a great example. While these relationships continue to evolve and grow, they are being reviewed and re-invented to maintain and further build this important partnership so it remains successful for both parties.
Currently over 70% of endodontic treatments are done by general dentists. Within the next 10 years, over 50% of dental treatments involving extractions and implants are projected to be performed by general dentists according to Dentistry IQ. Clear aligners are making it easier for GPs to provide effective basic orthodontic treatments in their practices. As imaging technology has improved, and better treatment tools, procedures, as well as clinical education opportunities have been developed, general dentists have shown a growing confidence to tackle many routine specialty treatment needs. This comes at a good time with overall patient traffic being relatively flat to declining in recent years according to ADA statistics. Expanding their treatment repertoire has proven to be a viable way for GPs to maintain or increase their practice traffic and income in such an environment.
Where does this leave dental specialists? Specialists are and will continue to be the “go-to” for complex cases. Their highly developed skills and focus will enable them to produce successful outcomes even in challenging situations. A key to success here is growing and leveraging the network of referring GPs that feed these cases to specialists they trust. Having the latest technology and a documented track record of successful clinical outcomes, as well as delighted patient testimonials, can help build that critical trust and confidence in the eyes of more referring GPs.
Whether you are a GP contemplating addition of specialty dental services or you are a dental specialist wanting to enhance your diagnostic and treatment abilities as well as your patients’ experiences with the latest technology, your Burkhart Account Manager can help by providing the latest insights, best practices, and guidance on the latest technologies and treatment tools.
Endodontic Dentistry – According to the American Association of Endodontists, Endodontists perform 25 root canals each week compared General Dentists who perform only 2 root canals a week . 89% of patients reported they were satisfied after having a root canal by a Endodontist.
Pediatric Dentistry – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. ages 5-11 have at least 1 untreated decayed tooth. That’s about 20% of children in America! Tooth decay (e.g. cavities) is the most common chronic condition of childhood in the U.S.
Orthodontic Dentistry – According to the American Association of Orthodontists, nearly 4.3 million patients 17 years old and younger were treated in North America in 2016. That’s a 66% increase since 1989!
Oral Surgery – According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million Americans have dental implants. Did you know that approximately 500,000 more people get dental implants every year?
Periodontic Dentistry – Did you know that periodontal disease increases with age? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease and by 65 years or older, 70% of adults will have periodontal disease.