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Billion Dollar Smile: A Complete Guide to Your Extreme Smile Makeover Paperback – September 19, 2006

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About the Author

Bill Dorfman has made dentistry cool. He is the celebrity dentist and dentist to celebrities who is featured on Extreme Makeover every week.



Paul Lombardi is an award-winning writer and entertainment reporter who has appeared on, CNN, E! News Live, and other programs. His work has been published in The New York Times. He has been a voter for Broadway's Tony Awards and a judge for the Miss USA Pageant. Paul writes screenplays with his brother Tom and is currently an on-air reporter for CBS News.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (September 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401602495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401602499
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By T.P. on November 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
FYI Dorfman owns Discus dental (Zoom whitening) which he repeatedly mentions in his book. He claims that the Zoom laser provides a 26 percent improvement for in office bleaching. This is entirely untrue. Numerous studies have shown that any laser (be it zoom, sapphire etc) does not have a substantial increase in the efficacy of bleaching. It was previously thought that the light would heat up the peroxide and the heated peroxide would have increased bleaching power. However the light has the side effect of heating up your teeth and increasing the likelyhood of sensitivity. In office bleaching is harsh enough and light only increases the sensitivity. Unless someone is strapped for time, I would suggest custom trays over in office. If you choose in office, I would stay away from the laser. Most of the statements in his book are accurate, however some (including this one and more) aren't entirely true. However, the average reader would never know it...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sandys mom on July 25, 2007
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OK EVERYONE LISTEN TO ME IT'S IMPORTANT. TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH. I THOUGHT I HAD BUT, IF A SINGLE TOOTH NEEDS TO BE PULLED, PLEASE PLEASE GET A SECOND OPINION PLEASE. THIS BOOK "BILLION DOLLAR SMILE" OFFERED SO MANY SOULUTIONS TO MY DENTURE PROBLEM AND OPTIONS WHICH MY DENTIST NEVER OFFERED. THE AUTHOR IS DIRECT AND SO KEEN TO NOT ONLY YOUR SMILE, BUT FUNCTION AND THE EMOTIONAL SIDE. I HAVE SUFFERED FOR 2 YEARS NEVER KNOWING I HAD AND HAVE ALTERNATIVES!!! IF YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING ELSE TODAY FLOSS! IF YOU ARE HAVING A PROCEDURE DONE = READ THE BOOK BY DR. DORFMAN FIRST. PLEASE. I HOPE YOU KNOW FUNCTION IS BETTER THAN LOOK AND HEALTHIER BUT DR. DORFMAN DOES IT ALL. IF I WIN LOTTO? I WILL FIND HIM AND ASK HIM TO PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME. I HAVENT EATEN SOLID FOODS IN 2 YEARS. THANK YOU FOR READING THIS SOME DAY YOU JUST MAY THANK ME. SINCERELY KAREN IN FULLERTON
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jon D. Celino on January 9, 2007
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This book written by the Extreme Makeover Dentist himself, Dr. Bill Dorfman, is awesome from front to back. I am a dentist and I have them in my treatment rooms for patients to read. Many of my patients expressed how awesome this book is. I recommend it to everyone in my field as well as the patient who wants great information on what their smile can look like with a smile makeover. Dr. Dorfman's book is a 5 Star!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Field on October 2, 2006
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I am a third year dental student at the University of Southern California and this book is a great resource for me. It has a very straight forward no nonsense approach that simplifies all the information out there about cosmetic dental procedures. I found the cases to be very interesting and informative plus I can use the information to help educate the patients I see about what options they have. With all the mixed messages out there about cosmetic dentistry it is great to have a resource that is so straightforward and helpful. Plus the price, are you kidding me?!? What a bargain! And the proceeds go to charity, if you are a dentist or a potential patient at all interested in cosmetic procedures then there is no reason not to buy this book.

On a side note, the only negative feedback seems to come from a very embittered person. I wouldn't put any stock into what that individual said, but that is just my two-cents.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Debra Gray King on October 2, 2006
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This book is great! I have sent copies of it to my friends and patients and have one in my office reception room! It is a wonderful guide to learn about cosmetic smile makeovers. I highly recommend it!

- Dr. Debra King
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You can have any kind of smile you want!

The first thing I noticed about the book is its weight! Nearly every page has a color picture and it's almost like a coffee table book.

I like how the book guides you to select the type of smile you want. It shows you over 20 celebrity's smiles and explains which might be right for you. It then explains the techniques your dentist can take to improve your smile for the better.

The book also tells you what you need to know about bad breath, preventing dental problems, how to deal with fear of dentists, how to select a good dentist and a lot more. The before-after pictures and the interesting stories were my favorite parts.
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Whether you are a patient wondering more about how to enhance your smile, a dental student learning how to treatment plan aesthetic procedures, or a seasoned clinician looking for patient education, look no further. Dr. Dorfman's explanations of cosmetic procedures is both simplistic and to the polnt. I'm in dental school and saw Dr. Dorfman speak at my school and purchased this book so my patients could browse through it during our long appointment times and everyone really enjoys the read. A couple of patients "accidentally" tried to take it home with them then I told them to buy it from Amazon :)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gary Takacs on December 31, 2006
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This book is an excellent consumers guide to help eduate patients about how they can achieve the beautiful, healthy smile of their dreams. Dr. Dorfman does an outstanding job of simplifying what can be a complex and confusing subject for the public. It is clear that Dr. Dorfman is passionate about helping patients and that tone is evident throughout this book. A 'must read' for anyone interested in how modern dentistry can help them look and feel their best.
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