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The impact of the Internet and it’s Cost !

8 Jun

BlockbusterWhile no one will dispute the many great things that the internet can offer, few have stopped to examine at what cost this has come. Just take one industry..say video rentals…take one Retailer …say Blockbuster.   Blockbuster was one of,  if not the biggest player in the video rental industry.  It like many other unsuspecting retailers were caught off guard by the impact that the internet was about to have on its business model.   Virtually overnight, Blockbuster Video Rentals, Blu Ray Players, Blu Ray Discs,  …gone !   But if you look closer the impact was much more far reaching.   Keeping with our Blockbuster analogy,  look at the impact on the stores themselves…racking for the product..point of purchase displays..equipment..delivery vans…all  gone ! It is not only Blockbuster that felt the impact of the internet tidal  wave..but all of the Blockbuster suppliers.   Not to mention the affect that the Blockbuster closures had on the strip malls. Our local Blockbuster was replaced by a Bakery.

When you look outside our Blockbuster analogy to the dental industry you see what’s in store. Video streaming is allowing dental professionals to get their continuing education online.  No longer will doctors need to travel to Hotels, sign into a seminar being run in a ballroom.  Seminar ballroom bookings, seminar hotel accommodation..gone !  Even the marketing for these courses  can all be done online..seminar brochures, mailings..gone !  The effect is far reaching !

Web sites are becoming virtual trade show booths, with detailed product descriptions, technique videos, and on line ordering.  Tradeshows are already beginning to feel the effects.   At one time the Chicago Midwinter Meeting was a great venue for introducing new products, today most products have been formally introduced online before they hit the exhibit  floor.

The internet has taken the learning experience, entertainment, shopping, news, to the comfort of our homes.  But there has been a cost , businesses were caught off guard, HMV, Blockbuster, Radio Shack,  Eatons.   The Dental Community is not immune we will be caught off guard as well, no one will travel 2 hours to go to an exhibit hall to see a juggler at the 3M booth.

And while many will argue that the internet is just a natural outgrowth of progress, you do have to ask “how many Cinnabuns can you fit in a Mall”

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Iveri Whitening System (Available through Sure Dental)

17 Jan

Partial Review from Dental Advisor.

Full Review here     https://www.dentaladvisor.com/evaluations/iveri-whitening-system/

The short 20 minute procedure time was considered the best feature of Iveri Whitening System by consultants and patients alike. It requires minimal preparation and chair time. A light-cured gingival barrier is used for the Extra Strength In Office Whitening prior to placing the tray in the patient’s mouth. A Vitamin E Oil is used for the Regular Strength In Office Whitening prior to placing the tray in the patient’s mouth. The pre-filled tray is soft and flexible and fits all patients plus can be used for their at home whitening care. The gel is positioned in the tray to cover the facial surfaces and it is viscous enough so that is does not leak out the edges during treatment. The Iveri light is simple to operate and covers the entire arch. Patients reported that they were comfortable during their whitening procedure, with little to no tooth sensitivity. Consultants reported that effectiveness of the whitening procedure varied and the extra strength gel showed better results. Seventy-five percent of consultants would switch to Iveri Whitening System and 75% would recommend it.

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Dentistry’s Future

23 Aug

It appears dentistry is evolving into fewer single practitioner offices toward more corporate type entities.  It would be interesting to devote resources  to analyze  this trend.  Asking respondents who have transitioned into this type of arrangement whether they felt better off than as a sole practitioner..etc.  It is this trend that will have the greatest impact on dentistry, and on the dental industry. And for this reason I believe it deserves more attention, why is it happening, and will patients, dentistry and the dental industry be better off? (Please see my earlier post The Uniqueness of the Dental Industry Oct 9th)

356 Adhesive Dentistry with John Kanca Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran

9 Apr
Dentaltown Founder Howard Farran interviews Dr. John Kanca  2016

 

 

PDC — March 17-19, 2016

3 Feb

Time certainly flies.  The annual Pacific Dental Conference 2016 is right around the corner. Once again Sure Dental will be exhibiting (Booth # 1547).  I really like this meeting, great spot, and very well run !  I have been to several meetings across North America, and the PDC is a must attend event.    Hope to see you there.  –   Gary

John Kanca’s Lecture Moncton NB. The Atlantic AGD have run an excellent course

28 Nov

John Kanca lecturing in Moncton NB.

25 Sep

Sure Dental is co sponsoring John Kanca’s Adhesive Dentistry seminar in Moncton In November.

Attendees are in for a real treat.

Adhesive Dentistry
Dr. John Kanca
Saturday, November 28, 2015 Delta Beauséjour, Moncton, N

http://www.atlanticagd.ca/education/index.html

More information can be found by contacting The Atlantic Provinces Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Michael Taylor
57 Carleton St.
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 2Z2
Office (506) 634-8455
Fax (506) 633-1322
Home (506) 849-9606
E-mail: drmjt@nbnet.nb.ca