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SOURCE: Phoenix Lazerus, Inc
The emergency tooth preserving kit, Save-A-Tooth®, that is used widely across the United States by dental practices to save knocked out teeth and grow their patient bases, is now being imported by dental practices across the pond, in Spain, to do the same.
Wayne, Pa (PRWEB) March 17, 2013
Many dental groups across the US have found that buying and distributing Save-A-Tooth® kits among their community to local sports teams, schools, and ambulances not only contributes to the overall oral health of their community, but also serves as a way to gain new patients.
The Save-A-Tooth® practice-building program is a multifaceted one that includes a Powerpoint lecture that facilitates interfacing with and educating the general population about treating knocked out teeth. 25% of school children will experience a dental injury before they graduate high school and when dental trauma inevitably occurs, the dentist’s contact information labeled on the Save-A-Tooth® kit leads the victims to their office for treatment. These patients often end up becoming long-term repeat patients.
Dentists who have utilized Save-A-Tooth® for practice building find that it creates a “win-win” situation, positioning their practice as a positive influence in the community while also helping to gain new patients. “Traditionally, dentists have built their practices by advertisements in the Yellow Pages or flyers in Welcome Wagon handouts. The use of the Save-A-Tooth® with a dentist’s name on it provides a new and valuable service to his or her community and a way to promote the high quality of his practice,” adds Dr. Henry Rankow, D.D.S.
This method of practice building is far more cost-effective than conventional forms of marketing and, using multiple methods of practice building to grow a practice are vital, especially in an economy that is weak. The fact that international dental offices such as the Clinica Dental Padinas in Spain, which is distributing hundreds of Save-A-Tooth’s, shows the recognition of the efficacy of the program.
In the US, over 5 million teeth are knocked out every year and they can be saved. However, they must be stored and protected in the optimum solution contained in the Save-A-Tooth® immediately, in order to be have maximal success following reimplantion. “Patients often come in with their knocked out tooth over ice hoping that I can replant it and save their natural tooth,” says Dr. Paul Krasner D.D.S. “However, unless the tooth is preserved and protected in the Save-A-Tooth® solution, there are not enough viable cells preserved to accomplish maximal success following their reimplantation.” If the natural tooth is not reimplanted, the cost of an artificial tooth demands a high price of $4,000 initially, and $40,000 of maintenance costs over a lifetime.
“We are very excited about the spread of the practice building program to the international market,” says Caitlin Krasner, Vice president of new product development. “The success of the practice building program in the United States and the value of it has shown the way for other Countries.”
One of the reasons for the success of the program is that the Save-A-Tooth® is now the standard of care for saving knocked out teeth. It is the only product of its kind that has the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance and is recommended for use by most leading medical and dental organizations.
Dentists should contact Phoenix-Lazerus for more information about how to utilize this program to build their practices and gain new patients.
Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc. manufactures and distributes the Save-A-Tooth® system, the Complete First Aid kit, the Complete First Aid Pro for Dental offices and the Complete Sports First aid kit. It has been in business since 2001 and is dedicated to producing products completely made in the USA with 100% USA-made parts. It is also the tooth transportation system in the Store-A-Tooth system, the leading transporter and cryogenic storage system for dental stem cells.
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