Jan 6, 2020
Past AzDA President Dr. Michael Thompson covers everything from treating family members to corporate dentistry and the danger of using CDT codes as treatment planning tools. Has the doctor-patient relationship changed over time? What should it look like? Dr. Thompson shares his insight.
0:00 – 8:30—Why dentistry? Dr. Thompson's professional background.
8:31 – 12:30—Should you treat your friends, family, etc.?
12:30 – 17:45—Changes and challenges in dentistry
17:46 – 23:45—Doctor patient relations—is there a difference for dentists working in a corporate practice?
23:46 – 25:15—Robotic dentistry
25:16 – 31:27—Dentists interchangeable commodities. Right?
31:28 – 32:45—Beyond the income—the rewards of dentistry
32:46 – 41:20—Dr. Thompson's story of doctor-patient relations. How can I inspire this patient who is depressed and sick of doctors?
41:21 – 46:05—Treating patients free of CDT codes. Thoughts beyond the drill, fill, and bill approach.
46:06 – 47:50—Getting away from using insurance reimbursement as a treatment planning tool
47:51 – 47:50—How did you imagine yourself in dental profession when you first got into it? Has the doctor-patient relationship changed since then?