Dental practices can take several steps to shift the patient experience toward a more convenient model, but one proven method is deploying the latest tools and technologies to offer more services in fewer appointments. Here are three technologies well worth the investment.
Join us in Las Vegas Sept. 23-25, 2021, at the all new Caesar’s Forum Conference Center for Dentsply Sirona World. The Patterson Ultimate Education Experience offers a unique opportunity to engage with everything Dentsply Sirona has to offer. Learn about the CAD/CAM and 3D Imaging continuing education tracks.
When choosing a CEREC block to work with, given all the choices on the table, it’s important to carefully assess each characteristic of the material in relation to how those attributes will best serve you, your team, and of course, your patients.
This year’s Patterson Ultimate Education Experience event at Dentsply Sirona World will provide a unique virtual experience and the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations offered by Dentsply Sirona.
When we invited Mona Patel, DDS, to do a full takeover of our Instagram account during Dentsply Sirona World 2019 in Las Vegas, we didn’t quite know what to expect. What we did know is that whatever she came up with, it would be awesome. […]
For the past few weeks you’ve been hearing from us about the virtues of Section 179, a portion of the tax code that allows you to write off an equipment purchase. The federal government is betting big on small businesses by offering a full deduction […]
CEREC technology is all about integration and convenience, and with CEREC AI and CEREC AF, added flexibility and mobility make using this advanced technology even easier. Both the AI and AF units feature a monitor, a keyboard and PC, a CEREC Omnicam with cradle, and […]
Same day, same appointment dentistry. Once something patients (and dentists!) could only dream of, now a reality. Need proof? Dr. Daniel Vasquez of Oceanside, California swears by his CEREC technology, and is featured in a newly released 6-minute video. The video shows how Vasquez is […]
Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Sirona to do it again – they did. Their CEREC software update 4.4 provides what I think is a BIG GAME CHANGER when it comes to implantology – CEREC Guide 2. What Is CEREC Guide 2? CEREC […]
Think back to the last time you bought a new techie gadget, like a smartphone, tablet or TV. How did you go about figuring out what product would work best for you? For a lot of us, this discovery process starts with a lot of […]
Every practice has to grow and change to keep up with the demands of an ever-evolving dental marketplace. One challenge we have as practice administrators is how to implement this change without team members putting up emotional roadblocks. This is the so-called “Yeah but”. We […]
So you have the CEREC® single visit crown technology. Now what? In our experience, most people don’t know that a service that provides a crown in a single visit even exists, and when told how it works, are very impressed. What can you do to […]
Technology is certainly a hot-button topic for many dentists. There are those who embrace technology. These doctors look for ways in which a new gadget, technique or product can improve not only the lives of their patients, but can also help them and their staff. […]
There are a lot of exciting things going on in the CEREC world. The CEREC Omnicam, CEREC 4.2 and the upcoming e.max abutment block are all very exciting things. But as an Implantologist, I am still in awe of the whole concept of CEREC Guide. […]
With the ability to mill your abutments and implant crowns chairside (CEREC SW 4.2), it is imperative that you are organized. There are many parts and part numbers that go with everything in implants, and they can easily be forgotten, mislabeled, and lost. I suggest […]
One of the popular techniques from the old days of CEREC is the design technique Biogeneric Copy.While it’s not used as much today because of the ability to have great proposals with Biogeneric Individual, Biocopy is still popular when you want to copy a preexisting […]
One of the new tools in the 4.2 software is the new Incisal Variation tool. Not only can we get great looking anterior proposals with the 4.2 software, we also have the ability to enhance the facials of the software. I was playing around with […]
Registration for the annual American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) conference on September 19-20 in Orlando, Fla., is almost filled up! If you’ve been sitting on the fence about whether or not to attend, or you aren’t familiar with it, consider that this is […]
A few years ago, Patterson and Sirona started the 3D Summit program to educate the dental community about cone beam technology and its profound impact on the practice lifestyle and the patient experience. We’ve talked a lot about how this investment will increase the productivity […]
I’m often asked by new and seasoned CEREC users how to decrease their appointment times for a simple crown procedure. This question has a number of different solutions depending on the individual office, but let me offer a couple of helpful hints that may guide […]
At this year’s 101st Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, there will be an unprecedented opportunity to hear from two dynamic thought leaders in the world of dental CAD/CAM and dental education. On the morning of March 22, 2013, Mr. Imtiaz Manji, founder and […]
The revolutionary Omnicam from Sirona is the best intraoral scanning device in dentistry today. Its simplicity and ergonomic shape allow the user to easily scan throughout the mouth. This renders a three-dimensional, full color model that can be used for fabricating any dental material. One […]
If you’ve ever spoken with me, you know how passionate I am about CEREC. I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to find someone as excited about CEREC as me, but I’ve met my match in Adam Quade, Patterson’s new CEREC product manager. Adam […]
Join us in March for the following events! Arizona 3/8: Phoenix – Equipment Maintenance Seminar California 3/6: El Segundo – Surgical Esthetics Course 3/7: Sunnyvale – Equipment Maintenance Event 3/15: Santa Barbara – Sirona Cone Beam Event 3/22: Santa Cruz – Eaglesoft User Group Florida […]
Our local teams make it their business to know your business. When a tornado struck the town of Cullman, Ala. in 2011, our folks were immediately there to help Dr. Echols and others pick up the pieces. Patterson Territory Representative Joe Cooper and Equipment Specialist […]
There are two CEREC parameters that impact the occlusal firmness of our CEREC restorations. Understanding and then calibrating Occlusal Offset and Occlusal Contacts Strength will make all the difference in the quality of our occlusal results. Once mastered, it will be a major clinical theater […]
New users sometimes get confused as to how to prep a full crown for a CEREC restoration. Frankly, if you follow these simple rules, you can just prep as you have always prepped your crowns: Avoid undercuts in your preps Avoid knife edge or beveled […]
The dental industry is evolving faster than ever. Everything from the materials and tools we use to the way we operate and market our dental practices is changing. There has never been a more exciting time to practice dentistry. I’m really looking forward to what […]
If you’ve been following the blog this week, you know that we’ve been sharing our field experience and showing you how it relates to what Patterson Dental can bring to you and your practice. I’ve worked in dentistry for more than 20 years and was […]
Do you still have the song, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” stuck in your head from Paul’s post yesterday? I hope so – because it’s true. Everything we do at Patterson is designed to help you elevate the patient experience and practice […]