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Bill Brown, DDS
Bill Brown, DDS

Bill Brown is one of the pioneers of relationship-based/health-centered dentistry. He was one of the first students of and became friends with Bob Barkley and Nate Kohn. He applied their teachings in his group dental practice in Des Moines, Iowa. He also was one of the early adopters of ergonomic applications in dentistry (like Dental EZE chairs and Cox equipment).

He has shared many of these experiences in his articles on In a Spirit of Caring (See articles below his bio). He also has contributed many articles to other dental journals like the JADA and JAGD.

He is one of the leading presenters in relationship-based/health-centered dentistry on comprehensive oral health care (COHC). In his presentations, he emphasizes the five components of this kind of practice - therapeutic, biologic, humanistic and diagnostic which are all influenced by the dentist's written philosophy.

His interest in preventive dentistry led him to develop Dental Metrics. Dental Metrics is a charting/infomation system that tracks the health and disease of the periodontium. Bill developed COHC and DM to help dentists develop a relationally based system to deal with the dynamic state of contemporary dental practice.

Bill recently retired from practicing dentistry, but continues to be actively involved by lecturing, mentoring, writing and doing extensive research on the latest technological advances and patient communication skills.

start quoteHe now lives on his farm in southern Iowa which he and his wife, Sibylla are restoring to its pre-settlement oak savanna state.end quote

He now lives on his farm in southern Iowa which he and his wife, Sibylla are restoring to its pre-settlement oak savanna state. He and his wife are nationally known for doing this. They regularly host university groups, biologists and others who are interested in restoring lands to their native state. The Nature Conservancy in Iowa - Rare Woodland Conserved Through Easement in Decatur County

Bill is a co-founder of the Southern Iowa Oak Savanna Alliance (SIOSA), the First Chairman of the Iowa Wine & Grape Development Commission, and a member of the Mid-America Enology & Viticulture Institute Advisory Board. (He was very happy to find research that showed that drinking red wine reduces dental disease.) Drink red wine - prevent decay swish and swallow

For more information on Bill's work on Comprehensive Oral Health Care (COHC) and Dental Metrics, go to his blog at: Dental Intelligence

Difficult and Uncertain Times
Bill Brown DDS
Difficult and Uncertain Times Bill Brown takes a look back and forward at the paradigm changes in dentistry. He gives his take on what dentists can expect and do. "We are living in times of monumental change. How should independent private dentists deal with these disorienting external forces that we seem to have no control over? What are these influences that impact not only practice but also fundamental principles?" . . . keep reading >>
Bill Brown on Nate Kohn and Bob Barkley and the origins of relationship-based dentistry
Bill Brown, DDS
Bill Brown on Nate Kohn and Bob Barkley and the origins of relationship-based dentistry I asked Bill Brown to write this article on his relationship with Bob Barkley and Nate Kohn because he was there at the beginning or the development of relationship-based dentistry. In this article, he fills in many blanks in the history of relationship-based dentistry with enlightening, interesting personal stories about Kohn and Barkley. (LDC) . . . keep reading >>
The Essence of a Relationship-based Dental Practice
A Study by Nathan K. Kohn, Jr. PhD
The Essence of a Relationship-based Dental Practice Bob Barkley, DDS used this "Landmark study by Nathan Kohn, Ph.D" in his workbook The new look in preventive dentistry. The workbook preceded the publication of his Successful Preventive Dental Practices in 1972. Students of Barkley will see the influence that this study and Nathan Kohn, an educational psychologist, had on Barkley's thinking and writing. . . . keep reading >>
The Dentist's Office as a Union Shop.
Bill Brown, DDS
The Dentist's Office as a Union Shop. It seems there is an increasing trend for physicians to become employees instead of self-employed. Dr. David Leffel, practicing physician, affirms this in the January 29, 2013 Wall Street Journal, "This development represents a potentially radical factor in the transformation of health care-the doctor as union worker." Will this happen in dentistry? . . . keep reading >>
How do you meet or exceed your dental patient's expectations? Bill Brown's painful lesson.
Bill Brown, DDS
How do you meet or exceed your dental patient's expectations? Bill Brown's painful lesson. "He asked for the time of day and I was telling him how to make a watch." Bill Brown relates his painful lesson on the importance of listening to and solving a dental patient's felt need or chief concern instead of jumping into a detailed dental examination and explanation of their problems. . . . keep reading >>
Authentic life for a dentist - more relevant today than ever
Bill Brown, DDS
Authentic life for a dentist - more relevant today than ever A Bill Brown article stimulated by Mike Robichaux's article comparing a relationship-based dental practice to a standard or business centered practice. Bill stresses the importance of determining one's own tenets instead of following the tactics of others. This leads dentists to an authentic life. . . . keep reading >>
Early praise for In a Spirit of Caring Revisited
Early praise for In a Spirit of Caring Revisited The early reviews of In a Spirit of Caring Revisited are coming in and they are embarrassingly good. Here are some Snips from the reviews: Bob Frazer, DDS, Austin, Texas. Dr. Lynn Carlisle's book is an absolute must read for the dentist and team who want to distinguish themselves in today's dentistry by creating a successful, high integrity, significant and joyful practice. . . . keep reading >>
The Five Pillars of a Dental Practice
Bill Brown, DDS
The Five Pillars of a Dental Practice The new scientific information and the shift of dental practice from a series of techniques to a process that involves the dental patient and dental team in a human setting required new systems. What evolved was Comprehensive Oral Health Care (COHC). There are Five Pillars to a COHC practice. The first pillar is Humanistic. . . . keep reading >>
The behavioral origins of the Co-Diagnosis, New Patient Dental Examination Experience.
Bill Brown, DDS
Nathan Kohn, Jr. PhD was one of Bob Barkley DDS's three primary mentors. Barkley integrated his recommendations on using behaviorally sound approaches in the New Person Co-diagnosis Experience. Bill Brown, DDS reflects on Kohn's influences on this process, the selection and training of dental auxiliaries and the development of a written philosophy of dental practice. . . . keep reading >>
Bill Brown, DDS joins the ISOC advisory board
Bill Brown, DDS joins the ISOC advisory board Bill is one of the pioneers of relationship-based/health-centered dentistry. He was one of the first students of and became friends with Bob Barkley and Nate Kohn. He applied their teachings in his group dental practice in Des Moines, Iowa. He is one of the leading presenters in dentistry on comprehensive oral health care . . . keep reading >>
Thoughts on Bob Barkley's article, "On Becoming a Humanistic Dentist"
William T. Brown, DDS 10/16/2009
Thoughts on Bob Barkley's article, "On Becoming a Humanistic Dentist" An up close and personal account of Bob Barkley by Bill Brown. Bill was blessed to be an early student of Bob Barkley. "Bob Barkley was the most powerful, positive and life-changing person in my professional life. In my opinion, Bob Barkley transformed dentistry in more profound ways than any one individual." . . . keep reading >>
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