Dental practices can take several steps to shift the patient experience toward a more convenient model, but one proven method is deploying the latest tools and technologies to offer more services in fewer appointments. Here are three technologies well worth the investment.
A main goal behind the latest CDC COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance for health care settings is to streamline and group guidance for health care settings in one place.
Successful implant home care depends on educating patients about how infection risks for implants are different than for natural teeth and encouraging them to develop an effective routine for plaque removal that they can practice two or three times a day.
SnapShot, MoneyFinder, Intellicare and report filtering are all aspects of Eaglesoft that practices and teams can use to improve overall productivity, profitability and patient acceptance. Here’s how to use these to help your practice grow and provide exceptional patient care.
Any fears you may have about ransomware attacks aren’t unfounded with health care being the No. 1 industry affected. The good news is, there are simple ways to protect your practice. Steve White, vice president and partner of DDS Rescue, lays out three steps for keeping your practice safe.
In the world of so many generations of materials and multiple clinical approaches, how to properly seat a restoration for clinical success and longevity can be quite a dilemma. Choosing the proper cement for each application has become a much more complicated process. Here’s what to look for in a resin-modified glass ionomer cement.
The rapid increase in demand of gloves spurred by the pandemic has created a challenge to provide quality hand protection. Glove manufacturers are increasing capacity, but much of the new supply coming online is of substandard quality, driven by two primary factors: inexperienced new entrants and low-grade raw material. Here’s what you need to know.
One way to promote health and safety in the dental setting is through sound office design and the right equipment. A-dec has the ergonomic equipment dental practices need to provide a safe and healthy work environment.
The patient schedule is a focal point when creating and managing a patient-centered practice. If you want to create a strong, productive patient base that understands the urgency and value of their appointment, consider these nine tips when creating your patient-centered schedule.
Compliance consultant Linda Harvey shares three common misperceptions regarding OSHA’s recently issued ETS for protecting health care workers from the coronavirus.
Creating a harmonious work-life balance can be challenging but it is essential to improve our physical, emotional and mental well-being. Here are six things you can start doing right now to achieve a better work-life balance.
As a partner at Gentling Dental Care in Rochester, Minn., Ryan Henrichsen, DDS, MAGD, found himself building many mandibular advancement devices, treating TMJ issues and focusing more on the airway component of these conditions. Henrichsen eventually opened Respira – Airway, Snoring, & TMJ in January 2021.
Performing beautiful, lifelike restorations requires a tremendous amount of skill, expertise and attention to detail. See how Artisan by Kerr can help you achieve radiant results that last.
Join us in Las Vegas Sept. 23-25, 2021, at the all new Caesar’s Forum Conference Center for Dentsply Sirona World. The Patterson Ultimate Education Experience offers a unique opportunity to engage with everything Dentsply Sirona has to offer. Learn about the CAD/CAM and 3D Imaging continuing education tracks.
GreenLight is a comprehensive, all-in-one resource to proactively prepare and maintain best practices and compliant protocols for infection prevention. Here are five ways it can benefit your practice.
Today, many general practice dentists are placing their own implants along with specialists as a way to provide better solutions for patients, increase revenue and more. Learn about the two keys to profitability in implant dentistry: efficiency and keeping costs down.
The ability to add treatment options, grow your practice and meet state licensure requirements all hinge on your responsibility as an oral health professional to continue learning throughout your career. Here are a few virtual and in-person CE courses for dentists and their staff offered by A-dec.
Dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) and evacuation systems are an invaluable asset in the dental operatory. But evacuation lines can become a source of cross-contamination because they serve as ideal breeding grounds for biofilm. To ensure safe DUWL use, dental professionals must adopt a three-pronged approach to battle biofilm at its source.
When investing in cloud-based software, it’s important to determine your specific needs through a self-assessment. When you’re ready to speak with vendors on solutions, keep these questions in mind to help determine which cloud-based practice management solution is right for your practice.
By allowing hygienists to select and purchase products, a practice can take advantage of their hygienist’s professional expertise, answering important questions about what equipment is needed and how these choices will work best to treat patients. Here are three key considerations to make when selecting hygiene equipment.
Dental handpieces are hard-working tools with very delicate internal parts, which is why proper ongoing maintenance can make for the best possible performance and longevity. Here are a few ways to keep your handpieces in tip-top shape.
Air quality has been a hot topic for a long time and COVID-19 has further illuminated the focus on aerosols in the dental setting. This video from Linda Harvey, RDH, dives into what you can do to be safe and achieve higher quality air in your practice.
See how April Mills, a new co-owner of a Columbia, S.C., dental practice, used Eaglesoft to help her find efficiencies and fill up the schedule at her new practice.
Dental hygienists account for, on average, 30% of a practice’s revenue and are an integral part of any practice. Here are four tips for ensuring a practice is making the most of its dental hygiene service.
The simplest way to prevent aerosol generation in the dental office is to use equipment that does not generate aerosols. For dental hygienists, during the COVID-19 pandemic this has meant little to no use of ultrasonic scaling equipment, a greater reliance on hand scaling and an increased risk of hand and wrist fatigue. The AeroPro Cordless Prophy Handpiece System is one solution.
The dental profession can play an important role in controlling the environmental impact of the practice of dentistry, and individual practices can contribute on a grassroots level. Here are a few ways dental practices can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
One of the challenges the pandemic posed was increased cancellations due to illness or exposure to COVID-19. Solutionreach allowed for a fluid schedule the practice needed. Electronic intake forms, patient text messages and remote access all worked together to keep the practice running smoothly.
Kerr’s Simplicity line has proven to be the ideal solution to alleviating restoration inventory headaches. Simplicity significantly simplifies the number of brands needed to perform virtually any type of restoration to just three.
Make the claims and collections process more efficient and help alleviate patient frustration by creating workflows that include software tools, hiring insurance negotiators and working with patients to address their needs.
After trying several different patient engagement solutions, West Lakes Family Dentistry turned to OperaDDS software to meet its needs, experiencing ease and efficiency in the process.