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Dr. Rick Mars, an award-winning educator, brings his passion for patient care to life in the pages of The Big Smile. This humor-filled take on the modern practice is a must-read for every dentist and patient who wishes to optimize their dental care experience.

Joe Hogan

President/CEO of Align Technology

About the Book

There has always been a metaphorical curtain that prevents patients and doctors from communicating with each other effectively. What is it that dentists need to understand to put patients first? And what should patients know when looking for a dentist who satisfies their needs? Dr. Rick Mars answers these questions and many more in The Big Smile: The Principles of Modern Dentistry – For Dentists and Patients.

Dr. Mars draws on his 30-plus years of experience both behind the chair with patients and on the stage training and speaking to dentists to provide actionable insights in this unique book that’s written for both practitioner and patient. Dentists will learn how to modernize their practice, why they are the unsung heroes of healthcare, and what it means to truly put their patients’ needs first. Patients will learn what to expect of their dentist, how to get an honest second opinion, and how to best choose a dentist (hint: don’t go by internet reviews alone). 

Full of real-life stories, humor, and warmth, The Big Smile is an indispensable guide for everyone who wants to get the most out of the dentist-patient relationship.