Adding an associate might be the answer to boosting practice growth – if the circumstances are right. Here are a few questions to consider before hiring an associate and how to find the right fit.
Following the death of George Floyd in May of 2020, Chicago Lake Family Dental was destroyed during the resulting civil unrest in Minneapolis. Practice owner, Ali Barbarawi, DDS, knew immediately that he would rebuild in the same location so he could continue serving his patients. His Patterson team and his employees were with him through the entire process.
Viorela Bauer, DDS, went from a team of four in an old 700-square-foot space to a 10-member team in a 3,500-square-foot office in a brand-new three-story medical building. Following her dreams has led to growth of her business; her Patterson team has been supporting her throughout her 18-year journey.
Following the COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020, Dr. Mohamed M. Ali, DDS, decided to take a big leap forward with his Minneapolis practice, Lake Shore Dental. As Dr. Ali embraced Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM technology to provide single-visit dentistry for his patients, his Patterson team was with him every step of the way.
DEXIS Days is a month-long series of free virtual educational events focused on thought leadership, Continuing Education and training across a broad spectrum of digital dental technologies as well as practice strategies.
In honor of Office Manager Appreciation Month, we’ve gathered a list of ways to honor these everyday heroes like the rockstars they are. Plus, we’re giving away a $300 Spafinder Gift Card to one lucky office manager!
As a profession, dentistry includes repetitive reaching, twisting and turning that can lead to chronic back and neck pain. However, a good set of core equipment will enable and encourage comfortable patient positioning and provide excellent access to the patient’s oral cavity. Learn about the ergonomics of dental stools and patient chairs from A-dec.
An estimated 1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth. By understanding the causes, diagnosis, management and prevention of this all-too common condition, you can get to the root of the problem and go beyond suggesting desensitizing toothpaste and discussing oral hygiene habits.
Although COVID-19 still poses threats, much of what dental practices put in place during the early days of the pandemic continue to demonstrate important lessons about infection control and prevention, issues that have become paramount and will continue to be critical moving forward.
Google My Business is being replaced by Google Business Profile. Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice explains how this change makes it easier to keep your Google business listing up-to-date and shares tips on optimizing your listing for improved Google search rankings.
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD, explains how Premier Dental’s Traxodent is an easy, fast and effective tool to help capture impressions.
Successful hygiene handpiece maintenance requires adhering to a strict regimen of cleaning and lubrication, which sometimes can be challenging in a busy dental practice. Fortunately, you can streamline the process to make it more efficient.
Hear how Alan Baughman, DMD, MBA, worked with Patterson Dental to design and build out a “completely digital” comprehensive dental practice in Greeley, Colorado.
Curing lights are an indispensable part of everyday dentistry. Here’s how they work, where current technology stands and how to choose the best curing light to meet the needs of your practice.
Dentsply Sirona World returns to Las Vegas Sept. 15–17, 2022! Join us for three days of clinical education, engaging speakers, award-winning entertainment, networking and the opportunity to see the latest innovations in digital dentistry.
Dental website ownership is a tricky subject. There are parts of your website that you own and others that you do not own. Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice shares his best tips to avoid some of the biggest mistakes regarding website ownership; saving you time, stress and money.
See why independent DPS evaluators rated Patterson Disposable Diamond burs – built for durability and fast, efficient cutting – a 4.6 out of a possible 5-star rating.
As the materials that make single-visit dentistry possible continue to advance, more clinicians offer this service to patients, creating another revenue source for their practice while elevating the patient experience.
Modern 3D printers open up a broad range of new dental treatment options. And with advances in digital light processing, open materials and improvements to both print speed and quality, 3D printing is seen by many as the future of digital dentistry.
The Eaglesoft Insurance Suite simplifies many cumbersome insurance-related tasks, including verifying eligibility and submitting electronic claims. The result? Time saved and faster payments.
A Midwestern architecture firm is helping dentists design practices that reflect their visions and personalities while also addressing patient and team needs.
The goal of National Smile Month is to promote the benefits of having good oral health and the value of a healthy smile. Here are five ways you can get involved and connect with members of your community.
Blogging is one of the best ways to help your website rank high in search engines. It’s also one of the most effective ways to educate patients about what really matters to your practice, their oral health. Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice shares how to get started with dental blogging.
Excellent dental patient communication relies equally on skilled front desk staff and streamlined operations. RevenueWell shares some front desk practices when handling patient communication over the phone or in-person for your dental practice.
The folks at Solutionreach have put together five tips and best practices to help ensure your patients not only get great patient engagement leading up to and after their appointment, but during the in-office visit as well.
Learn the benefits of a summertime dental visit for children, why summer is the best time for a checkup and how to best communicate the importance of the summertime checkup with patients.
With the retention of natural teeth in older adults, dental professionals need to continue to progress to meet the demands that an older population presents. Sonya Dunbar, also known as the “Geriatric Toothfairy,” addresses the issue of periodontal disease within the senior community and how to best prevent and treat it.
In part two of our practice strategy series, we examine how a SWOT analysis might look through the lens of COVID-19, how to apply the learnings of your SWOT analysis and how a TOWS matrix can help you further connect the dots.
A SWOT analysis allows you to look at four key areas of your business environment: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Here’s how to complete a comprehensive analysis so you can see what’s going well at your practice and what needs to be addressed.
A big part of identifying and ultimately treating periodontitis is explaining to patients just how serious the implications can be, not only for their oral health, but also for their overall health. Here are some key talking points.