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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.