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Permanent link  Touring the exhibit floor with Dr. Cissy Furusho


Dr. Cissy Furusho, who was featured on ABC 7 yesterday morning, let us tag along as she hit the exhibit floor to check out some new products and companies for her pediatric practice. Here she reviews toothbrushes in a catalog with a rep from Procter & Gamble.

Finding old friends and new at the Harry J. Bosworth Company - Dr. Furusho also really liked the flavored topical anesthetics.



And finally, Dr. Furusho reviews a possible new payment option for her patients from CareCredit Healthcare Finance.



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Permanent link  Survey: Dentistry in These Economic Times


The economic crisis is affecting every industry, dentistry included. More than 60 percent of dentists surveyed in the CDS survey of dentists report that their patients are putting off cosmetic procedures. More than half say their patients are putting off needed dental work. Visits for preventative dental care are also on the decline according to more than 40 percent of dentists.

In a survey of over 300 Chicagoans, 22% say someone in their family has dental needs now but are putting off treatment because they can't afford it.

How has your practice been affected? What's your plan for weathering the storm?

(image via J'antiques)


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Thanks for bringing up this kind of issue,the economic crisis is a affecting every industry included dentistry. Just keep up the good work.<br /><br />by: florence

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