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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 (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #744,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Dr. Dorfman has contributed to dentistry enormously.
Dr. Wade Pilling, Idaho Cosmetic Dentist WWW.LOVEYOURSMILEIDAHO.COM
It is clear that Dr. Dorfman is passionate about helping patients and that tone is evident throughout this book.
Gary Takacs
If I were a dentist, I would have this book in my waiting room.
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37 of 44 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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14 of 21 people found the following review helpful By java on September 30, 2006
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This book sucks. Its mostly unrelated drivel clumped together in a pile with a price tag. First there is the just self-congratulatory drivel. It must be a dozen times that tells us "im not that famous" or "how can I be that famous" time after time. There is the just jaw dropping story about when Cindy Crawford recognized him... and there was that boy who recognized him, not the famous person he was working on...and we get to find out about what famous person wanted to date him. He tries to tell us a funny story where he made sexual jokes at Jessica simpson. (made her a badge that says "I was jessicas first- then in small letters "root canal") not that its creepy, its just not funny. Then he goes into his volenteer work. there isn't much room left to do any dental educaton, but what education there is in there is focused on showing you how to use the products that he sells. So the good advice is peppered in there between the self promotion/advertising for Discus Dental as well. If you want to learn unbiased dentistry, look into "a consumer guide to dentistry"
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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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Dolson on October 6, 2006
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I recently ordered SEVERAL copies of this book and in our next monthly newsletter I am mentioning that any patient who would like a FREE copy of it should just call our office and request one. This is the most consumer-friendly guide to cosmetic dentistry I have ever seen. and for only 11.99??? This can be a great resource for a dental practice if you leverage it!
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