Cliff's Notes

The Business of Dentistry

Arestin Through CVS Pharmacies, Implants 101, Radiation Monitoring

Cliff’s Notes for December 13, 2009
…..E-Blast…..

Cliff Marsh, Henry Schein ……Cell: 201-321-7494……Fax: 201-262-2210…..E-mail cliff.marsh@henryschein.com
http://www.cliffsnotesblog.wordpress.com

“So, you just want to be normal? You’re 21 years old and you have $50M in the bank. If you don’t like the publicity or the pressure, give the money back.”
Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods just prior to Tiger winning his first PGA title.

In This Issue
* Arestin through CVS Pharmacies
* Implants 101
* Emergency Office Repairs
* Radiation Monitoring

Arestin through CVS Pharmacies……………………………………………………………
Let’s say that you have a patient that has perio issues in multiple sites. Arestin would be the answer, however the patients insurance won’t cover it or worst, they don’t have dental insurance. You can now utilize the patient’s medical prescription plan to obtain Arestin and all it would cost the patient is their co-pay. Here’s how it works.

Using the patient’s medical information, you fill out a short form and fax it to OraPharma. This process takes about 5 minutes. You then schedule the patient (min. 7-10 days out) OraPharma then transfers the information to CVS Pharmacies. CVS will contact the patient, process the co-pay and contact your office to confirm the appointment. This part of the process takes about 1 day. CVS will then ship the product to you 2 days prior to the patient’s appointment. There is no cost to you and the Arestin has been paid for in full. You would now charge the patient only for the administration of the medication. That could be $10.00/site.

For more information, please feel free to contact me at any time or you can speak directly to the OraPharma Account Manager in your area.

http://www.myarestin.com

Implants 101……………………………………………………………………………………
If you want to learn about implants, consider looking into this organization. In New Jersey, there is a hands-on class room and surgery can be preformed at the same facility with instructors chairside. There is no affiliation with any one brand of implant so technique is the focus. The course is 2 days and the first session is scheduled for January 29th & 30th.

The 7 night hands-on session in Jamaica is not to be missed. Outside of a modern facility that is maintained by the Jamaican Ministry of Health, the package includes: Hands-on implant session, 7 night luxury resort hotel accommodations, entertainment, tips and more for 2 adults and a child for around $5500.00 plus 35 CE hours.

For more information, log onto http://www.adiseminars.com

Emergency Office Repairs…………………………………………………………………….
Small emergencies arise all the time. Most of the time it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the problem. Little water leaks, air leaks, holes in tunings, if you can see it, you can fix it. DCI International supplies parts for just about any piece of equipment on the market. They have an emergency repair kit (#8071) that contains just about everything you would need to handle any small repair. The kit sells for $50.00 and pays for it’s self the first time you use it. Henry Schein stocks most DCI parts and recognizes the part numbers.

The following link will take you to the DCI Catalog in PDF Format. You will find it in the “service parts” section on page #3 (part #8071). http://www.dcionline.com

Radiation Monitoring………………………………………………………………………….
Radiation in dentistry is not a major hazard as long as we respect it. With new technology, the patient is exposed to no more radiation than if they were standing next to a big screen TV. Although the energy level of big screen is much lower than a dental x-ray, it is potent within several inches, a dental x-ray will disperse after 6 feet. That’s what we need to look at.

Would you allow your child to sit inches from the TV? Well, your staff are moving through the office continuously and in our part of the country, it is easy to pass within 6 feet of an x-ray. Here comes OSHA, don’t you just hate that acronym? I usually get requests for Dosimeter Badges when a staff member finds out that they are pregnant. Question, how pregnant are you? Answer, 10 weeks! Problem, what about the 2 ½ months prior? I call it a liability.

In business, every now and then you need to assume a defensive posture. Any staff member that is of child bearing age needs to have a monitored x-ray dosimeter badge. Please contact me if you require more information or log on to:

http://www.iccare.net or http://www.healthcomplianceteam.com

Monday, December 14, 2009………………………………………………………………….
Please forgive the delay in this week’s Cliff’s Notes. The computer hardware Gods were a little mischievous over the weekend. Have a wonderful week.

Cliff Marsh
Henry Schein Dental
P.O. Box 663, 45 Rt. 46 East, Suite 605
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
tel. 201-321-7494
fax.201-262-2210
e-mail. cliff.marsh@henryschein.com
http://www.cliffsnotesblog.wordpress.com

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