Educating Patients on the Importance of Oral Health and Routine Dental Care

Making sure patients are well informed of the importance of oral health before they even book their hygiene appointment can help curb anxiety or other barriers that may be preventing them from coming into the dental office. And with staff training on how to communicate key oral health messages with patients, the oral hygiene appointment can be the perfect way to build relationships and trust with patients.

Want to Achieve 90% or Better Case Acceptance?

As dentistry moves towards the medical model of care, statistics and metrics from the practice management software are going to become more important (more on that at another time). Many practices feel that their case acceptance is around 85 – 90% but when the truth from the software is told, it can be 60% or less. Why? There could be many reasons for this, but often the patient is receiving mixed messages from the team.

A Realistic Guide for Talking to Your Patients About Teeth Whitening

Your patients want to look and feel their best – which includes sporting beautiful pearly whites. That’s why offering teeth whitening services at your practice is a no-brainer since every patient is a good candidate for some form of whitening. But how do you break […]

Patients Know They’re “Supposed To” Care About Oral Health…But Do They Know Why?

If your leg is broken, you’re going to make an appointment to see the doctor and you understand perfectly well why: your leg hurts! If you can’t read the PowerPoint presentation at your company’s annual meeting from the front row, you’re going to make an […]

2 Birds, 1 Toothpaste: 2 Benefits to Using Prescription Strength Toothpaste

As a dental professional, you undoubtedly are often asked by your patients, “What’s the best kind of toothpaste to use?” For many patients, any off-the-shelf toothpaste is adequate for daily cleaning, but for some, a stronger solution is needed. These patients may not realize that […]

February (Tooth) Picks: 5 Products to get Kids Hyped About Oral Hygiene

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which we at Patterson couldn’t be happier about! You best believe we’ll take any chance we can get to talk about the importance of children’s oral hygiene. Research has shown time and time again that our health habits […]

Successful first year for Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign

In just its first year the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign is making serious headway in improving children’s oral health habits: More parents are reporting that their children are brushing regularly, according to a survey commissioned by the Ad Council. The campaign targeting parents and caregivers […]