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Hosted by Teresa Duncan and Kevin Henry

Dec 23, 2020

Smile Direct Club’s success has shown us that cosmetic dentistry is mostly pandemic proof. People hanging out on webcams all day are suddenly noticing their gummy smiles and shade D2 choppers. The acquisitions and mergers also continue and we talk about Smile Brands’ action in the market. And what do we foresee for 2021? Listen in and let us know if we’re crazy or not! 



Episode 10 Highlights

  • Smile Direct Club
  • Zoom Boom
  • Smile Brands
  • Why Dental Professionals want to work for DSOs
  • ADA Requests Letter 
  • Predictions for 2021
  • DA to PA

 

Quotes

  

  • "I was surprised to learn that dentists were actually paying to be a part of Smile Direct Club."
  • "This year with everything that has gone on, one thing that has not changed is cosmetic dentistry and the demand for clear aligner therapy." 
  • "You're not getting crowded out yet, but what is that going to look like 10-15 years from now." 
  • "Covid-19 has accelerated dentists tapping out and DSO's are taking advantage."
  • "One of the best dental assistants that I knew...is now a barista at Starbucks, and she is happier, getting paid more and receiving benefits."
  • "This letter was really a summary of their advocacy efforts."
  • "I think the ADA doesn't get enough credit for what it does." 
  • "This is such a great product, and they tell me it will never be in the United States." 
  • "If you did this in the interest of public health why are you not doing it for dental devices that would be in the interest of public health?" 

 

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