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.
Keeping your practice and patient information safe requires layers of protection and ongoing vigilance. Here are several steps dental practices should take to protect their business from cyberattacks, plus common misconceptions debunked.
From going paperless to consolidating product orders, here are four ideas you can implement at your practice to reduce your carbon footprint.
Sustainable practices sometimes cost more than traditional ones, but is Going Green good for the bottom line?
Investing in quality equipment that will stand the test of time can greatly reduce dental waste and deliver long-term savings. Here are three high-tech solutions to support green dentistry initiatives.
As the first carbon-neutral general dentistry office in the U.S., Artisan Dental incorporates many individual sustainable efforts into its day-to-day routines, seeking to be not only a successful business, but also a better one for society. Learn how Artisan Dental’s dedication to responsible growth is paying off.
Being able to confidently assess the difficulty of any given endodontic case is essential to making the right decision of when to treat and when to refer to a specialist. Here’s what you need to know.
Andrew Lazaris, DDS, FAGD, recently published a case study for our Patterson LC Monoshade Composite in Dental Product Shopper, noting it’s a “win-win” for both his patients and his practice.
As the first step in the restoration process, cavity preparations are only as successful as the technique and tools used for each application. Here are the steps and tools needed for cavity prep success.
Dr. Jeffery Kahler’s imagination and determination helped him push through numerous obstacles to open his new office during the pandemic. Dr. Kahler could have retired. Instead, with the help of Patterson and his wife, he reinvented his practice and reignited his passion for dentistry.
By taking a holistic approach to oral health, Dr. Carlson offers her patients quite a different experience from your average dental office, leading to continued practice growth.
Proper instrument processing not only extends the lifespan of your valuable investments but also helps ensure the safety of your patients and staff.
Depending on a patient’s oral health, preventive care requires different strategies and treatments. The three levels of prevention – primary, secondary and tertiary – consider the role that age, genetics, social, economic and environmental factors play in caries risk.
A team commitment to infection prevention ensures the health, safety and satisfaction of your patients and staff while protecting your practice from costly repercussions.
Celebrated on March 20 each year, World Oral Health Day highlights the importance of oral health care and its relation to overall health. Here are a few ideas on how you can participate and make a positive impact in your community.
Despite your best efforts, some children may still develop a fear of the dentist. Here are some practical techniques for keeping children calm and engaged during the dental visit.
The ADA advises dentists to be on alert for internet security risks; health leaders call for research and policy changes to improve oral health equality; and a new study builds on previous evidence that oral health can affect heart health.
Maintaining a safe, infection-free practice means avoiding cross-contamination whenever possible. Here are some best practices for proper hand hygiene, instrument processing and surface asepsis prevention.