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.
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.
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.
A recent episode of Sesame Street is all about dentists. Watch the full episode with your young ones to learn about the importance of oral hygiene and what to expect when visiting the dentist.
Resilience—the ability to overcome obstacles, leverage consistency and respond to change with agility—has long been a key component of how well a business thrives – and occasionally even survives.
Eaglesoft 21.20 is now available to download and install. Here are the new features that will help you maximize the efficiency of your practice, keep your Eaglesoft security protocols up to date and continue to address HIPAA compliance requirements.
The fundamentals of brushing and flossing are nothing new. So when educating children about the importance of good oral hygiene, the challenge is to find a new way of providing familiar information. In this post, we list some common causes and types of pediatric periodontal disease.
Learn about some of the most common types of dental handpieces and how they’re being used today.
Creating a positive experience for a child’s first dental visit is important in setting the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Here’s how to keep children comfortable in the chair.
The survey cites our large selection of products and services, and our commitment to education and special financing, as well as three specific areas where we excel.
There are many considerations when evaluating a practice’s annual goals for the new business year. Here are five opportunities for growth appropriate for any dental practice.
Ensuring proper dental handpiece maintenance is important for maximizing performance and in extending the life of these important tools. Here are some tips and best practices to extend the life of dental handpieces.