In today’s economy, dentists are learning new tech- niques and procedures as a way to increase production in their offices, and to reduce open time in their schedules. Others are increasing marketing spending to help drive new patients to their practices. Given this scenario, dentists today should consider removable prosthodontics as a viable source of both new patients and income to their practices. There are many common misconceptions about denture patients. Dentists would be wise to unlearn myths regarding how denture patients feel and think about their existing dentures.
An independent survey of denture wearers was con- ducted from December 2013 to June 2014 by Cornerstone Research and Marketing. The results of this survey should help dentists realize the potential in removable prosthodontics, the areas of focus to meet their patients’ needs, communication points, and products available to improve results in the prosthodontic services they provide.