OnTarget Highlight: Preventing and Treating Peri-Implantitis
3 ways to build stronger relationships with your patients
Building a relationship with hundreds of patients can be difficult when you only see most of them a few times a year. Our partners at Dental Intelligence share three quick tips on how you can build trust and stronger relationships with your patients.
7 tried-and-true tactics to curb revenue-crippling no-shows
Potentially one of your practice’s biggest challenges, no-show rates can take a sizable bite out of your revenue. Our partners at Solutionreach share their best tips for reducing no-show rates at your dental practice.
3D printing: Added services, higher productivity, increased patient satisfaction
With recent advances in technology, design and materials, 3D printers are not only available in most dental labs but are now becoming a popular tool for individual practices thanks to its versatility, ease of use and ability to bring more services in house. Here we look at the latest 3D printers available for dental practices.
Online dental marketing: Staying HIPAA compliant in 2023
Staying HIPAA compliant requires knowledge of HIPAA regulations and changes or updates to the Privacy Rule. Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice shares some of the common digital marketing strategies for dental practices and how they should be evaluated for HIPAA compliance.
Brush up on hand hygiene for Global Handwashing Day
Proper hand hygiene is the most important step dental practices can take in the name of infection control and prevention. For Global Handwashing Day, we examine the history, challenges and best practices for hand hygiene in the dental setting.
Candy sweet swap: A fun Halloween dental marketing campaign
Running a Halloween candy sweet swap campaign is a simple and effective way to create social media content, connect with your patients and community, and establish yourself as an oral health leader. In this blog post from Adrian Lefler of My Social Practice, you’ll learn everything you need to run an effective candy swap campaign.
5 ways to celebrate National Brush Day
A campaign from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, National Brush Day is meant to “reinforce the importance of children’s oral health and promote good tooth-brushing habits recommended by dental experts.” Here are a few ways you can participate and help get the word out.
3D printing in dentistry: Resins and applications
Applications for 3D printing continue to expand. From nightguards and bonding trays to permanent crowns and denture teeth, 3D printers are changing the way dental practices deliver care by making essential items accessible, affordable, and, most especially, on the spot.
The fastest way to access safety information in an emergency and stay OSHA compliant
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are required for all hazardous chemicals used in a dental practice or research facility. However, an SDS is only an effective tool if it can be readily accessed.
The 3 E’s to dental patient retention and treatment acceptance
When patients leave your chair, do you wonder when – or if – they’ll be back? With estimates that most general dental practices have an average recall time of 11 months, a new patient retention rate of 40% and an average of $1 million in unscheduled treatment plans, you’re not alone.
3D-printed model with ditched dies for anterior tooth renewal
Mike Skramstad, DDS, shares how Primeprint fits within his existing digital workflow to produce a 3D-printed wax-up and Primeprint Model resin to show the patient what the finished procedure would look like while also creating guides, temporaries and a Biocopy for final restorations.
Go with the flow: Adding an associate dentist for practice growth
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.
Rebuilding a dental practice after tragedy
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.
Success story: In pursuit of ideal esthetics and excellent dental health
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.
Dental technology success story: From zero patients to full capacity in two years
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 here: Month-long series of free virtual educational events begins Sept. 6
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.
5 ways to show your office manager they’re a rockstar
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!
Ergonomic dental chairs and stools: Key features for pain-free dentistry
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.
Teeth sensitivity: Understand the causes and how to address them to build patient trust
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.
A look back at COVID-19: Lessons learned from the height of the pandemic
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.
Dental SEO quiz: What does GMB have in common with GBP?
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.
Tissue management: The nexus for crown and bridge procedure
Jason H. Goodchild, DMD, explains how Premier Dental’s Traxodent is an easy, fast and effective tool to help capture impressions.
Hygiene handpiece maintenance tips for increased safety and longevity
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.
Building out a fully digital dream office with help from Patterson
Hear how Alan Baughman, DMD, MBA, worked with Patterson Dental to design and build out a “completely digital” comprehensive dental practice in Greeley, Colorado.
Everything you need to know about dental curing lights
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 Caesar’s Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas
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 vs. control: Know this before you spend a dime on a new website
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.