DARW is organized by the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and is meant to recognize dental assistants for the key role they play in dental practices throughout the year. Here are 10 ways to show your appreciation for the dental assistants at your office.
The myths of who and what constitute a great leader are so powerful that many in dentistry simply steer clear of leadership all together. David Rice, DDS, shares several ways practice owners can effectively lead their teams, even during uncertain times.
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.
As dental care in the age of COVID-19 starts to feel routine again, many practice owners are looking for new ways to cut costs and run their offices more efficiently. In a new webinar series, you’ll learn how marketing and communication software solutions like Solutionreach and OperaDDS can help you kickstart your schedule and boost your patients’ return appointments with convenient, automated and measurable patient outreach tools.
What if you could restore teeth by regrowing dentin and enamel? Although that technology remains the province of science fiction for now, bioactive restorative materials that do more than just take up space already do exist, and have for more than 40 years.
As practices reopen and prepare for the next stage, planning, patient communication and marketing will be more critical than ever. In a new four-part webinar series, we will share insights, best practices and action steps to support you on your reopen and restore journey.
Ever thought about what gets in your way? What keeps you or your dental office team from doing your best work or having extraordinary relationships? Do you avoid dealing with the difficult aspects of managing people because you are overwhelmed or don’t even know where […]
As a pre-law student and tennis player, Irene Iancu never initially planned to go into dentistry. Getting hurt on the tennis court, combined with other life changes, led her to the field of dental hygiene and she became a hygienist in 2007. Her work ethic […]
How many times did you step on your breaks this morning on your way into work? Did you put laundry soap in the wash load? Close the garage door? When you picked up an ink pen to write a note, which hand did you pick […]
I am blessed that through my profession, I am presented with lots of opportunities to speak to so many amazing dental assistants. But, many times, speaking with them makes me sad. Why? Because I hear things like, “I’m discouraged.” “I need to find a better […]
September 30th is International Podcast Day, and we’re celebrating by sharing with you a list of 15 dental industry podcasts worth lending an ear to. Podcasts as a whole have experienced a surge in popularity over the last few years (nearly 70 million Americans listen […]
It’s 2018 and technology is quite literally all around us. In fact, it seems you can automate just about anything these days, from adjusting your belt to accommodate post-meal bloating to dispensing a perfectly portioned glass of wine or a segment of dental floss. While some […]
Welcome back to Patterson Profiles, a series where we sit down with a Patterson Dental VIP for an in-depth chat about their personal involvement with a philanthropic or professional development organization. These individuals pursue their passions with purpose, and personify Patterson’s commitment to community! Previous installments have detailed […]
So much to do…so little time! Dentsply Sirona World 2017 offers some pretty cool options for networking, learning and all-around fun. Interested in an educational session that focuses on a specialized service like implantology? Check. How about hanging out with a celebrity? Check again. Want […]
From dental assisting to office administration, Amy Scoggins has incredible dental and customer service knowledge. Her dedication to her work, colleagues, and patients earned her a 2016 scholarship to the AADOM Conference as well as the prestigious Patterson Dental Diamond Scholar award. This is Amy’s […]
Have you ever been in a conversation and felt that you weren’t being heard? What a frustrating feeling! Now, imagine how a patient would feel if they experienced this during an appointment. If a patient expresses her oral health concerns but doesn’t feel you care […]
After decades of publication, Patterson Today has undergone a complete overhaul, including a brand-new name… Becoming Best Practice In late-winter 2017, Patterson Dental turned the page on its established technology and equipment publication. Since the 1990s, Patterson Today has been a showpiece for industry […]
Does your practice struggle to attract, recruit, and keep top Millennial talent? With the Millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, that means adapting to this new generation isn’t really an option – it’s vital to the success […]
Maybe you’re new to the dental field and looking for an opportunity to leverage your skills and launch a promising career. Or, perhaps you’ve worked in the dental field for several years and you’re ready for a new challenge. Whatever reason has you searching the […]
Cheers to a successful 2016! You welcomed numerous new patients to your practice, performed countless restorations, and feel great about the beautiful smiles you’ve created. There’s no arguing that dentistry is an admirable profession that changes peoples’ lives for the better. But, as you (and […]
One of the most magical elements of the holiday season is that it offers a time for reflecting upon, and expressing gratitude for, the most cherished aspects of our lives. For many of us, that includes our careers! The dental industry in particular offers a […]
Are you looking to grow your dental practice without spending a fortune? According to research by acclaimed marketing and sales platform Hubspot, 92% of marketers in 2014 claimed that social media marketing was important for their business, with 80% indicating that their efforts increased traffic […]
Are you still toying with the idea of attending this year’s SIROWORLD Conference? It could very well be the best and most energizing thing you do for your career all year. Interested in current dental industry trends? Check out one of 140+ general sessions. Maybe […]
This year’s inaugural SIROWORLD conference is the not only the most anticipated dental event of the year – it has been dubbed the Ultimate Dental Meeting. Just what is it that makes it so “ultimate?” For starters, groundbreaking general sessions, 11 different education tracks, and […]
“There is nothing better than a successful associateship in a thriving private practice, especially if there is an opportunity for ownership down the road.” -Andrew Darke, MBA, National Practice Transitions Manager at Patterson Dental There are loads of reasons you may have interest in […]
What’s the perfect gift for the office team that has everything? Education AND a charitable donation to a worthy cause! Through “A Future to Smile About,” Patterson Dental and the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) are working together to support Oral Health America’s […]
Dr. Todd Engel is the founder of Engel Institute, a private teaching entity specializing in hands-on live-surgery implant training. A diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Engel maintains a private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, treating complex restorative and implant cases. In […]
Over the past four weeks, we’ve been talking about important lease clauses for dental practices to understand, and so far they’ve all had one thing in common – they’ve all been lease clauses that are desirable to have in a contract. For our final tip, […]
Practice growth – isn’t that what every dentist wants for their practice? With practice growth, though, comes a need for your practice space to grow. This is where an expansion lease clause can come into play. If you’re planning on any aggressive practice growth, you […]
For part three of our five-part series about the most important lease clauses for dentists to understand, we’re going to talk about termination/restoration clauses. This is particularly important for any dentists who think they may need to terminate their lease early. If your practice expects […]