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Open Wide and Say Uh-oh
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | June 22, 2010 | Sarah Jorgenson
I had been delaying this visit for awhile now in hope that whatever was growing under my tongue would heal itself. I'd already exhausted visits with a dentist and a physician assistant, but an oral surgeon just sounded so intense for what I presumed was not that big of a deal.

Selling Dental Services Like Chevrolets
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | June 27, 2012 | Trudy Lieberman
Mailers from a New York City dentist piqued my interest last week offering zero percent financing ' the same come-on that car manufacturers have used for years to entice you to buy Chevys and Toyotas.

Prepared Patient: Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? Oral Health Starts Early
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | June 28, 2012 | Health Behavior News Service
Many of us have vivid memories of tying a thread to a loose tooth and wiggling it back and forth with our tongue all the time hoping for a profitable visit from the Tooth Fairy. Facebook is full of school and family photos of kids with cute, gap-toothed smiles. But increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities. There are a number of reasons kids and adults don't make it to the dentist regularly. For some parents, it's a lack of understanding about the importance of oral health, even at an early age.

In the Medical Market Place—Another Way to Pay for Dental Care
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | July 30, 2012 | Trudy Lieberman
Across the country some 200 dentists have begun selling a package of basic dental services with a membership plan similar to those offered by big retailers like Costco and Sam's Club.

100 Million Without Dental Care
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | November 12, 2012 | Trudy Lieberman
Every year, over 100 million Americans don’t go to the dentist because they can’t afford it, leaving many in pain. How can people pay for dental care?