As states lift stay-at-home orders and dental offices welcome back patients, it is essential to keep patient comfort and safety at the forefront while maximizing appointment efficiencies. The Solea laser is one way your practice can introduce an anesthesia-free appointment that reduces aerosols and allows you to get more work done with each appointment.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many dentists have turned to teledentistry to stay connected with patients while practicing social distancing; providing consultation, evaluation and next step actions. But as with any new technology, teledentistry brings about new questions. Healthcare risk management and compliance expert, Linda Harvey, RDH, shares her expertise in assuring the teledentistry technology you choose for your practice is compliant with HIPAA rules and keeps the privacy and security of your patients intact.
With most dental practices in the U.S. open for emergency care only, it can be easy to stress about the future of your practice. Amid the uncertainty, it’s important to remain optimistic and think of ways to turn the negatives into a positive. Imtiaz Manji, the co-founder and chairman of Spear Education, recently shared his ideas on how to navigate the coronavirus crisis and how dental practices can use this tough situation to improve their business and come back stronger.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has thrust teledentistry into the spotlight as the “must have” technology to care for dental patients while maintaining social distancing. Bryan Laskin, DDS, explains how teledentistry is a great way to increase efficiency, wow patients, and bring in revenue.
CAD/CAM technology has been around for years, and more recently, the digital imaging component has become even more popular. Dr. Sameer Puri, director of CAD/CAM at Spear Education Center, explains the value of adding a CEREC system to your office.
Evaluating new dental office phone systems can be daunting, thanks to advancements in technology. Here are some terms and features to look for when your practice is in the market for a new phone.
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 every equipment specialist at Patterson Dental, there’s an endless stream of work to do and people to see. But that’s how they like it. Each takes the role of mentor and guide, actively listening to customers to help set the entire practice up for […]
As a Technology Advisor for Patterson Dental, I visit a variety of practices each week. Each practice has its own unique struggles and successes. Remember to celebrate your successes! Yet, there is one constant struggle that I see in most practices, and that is the […]
After a fire destroyed much of his practice, Dr. Safwan Joseph Nano was up and running just two weeks later. On the night of December 30, 2018, most people across the country were settling in for the evening, perhaps anticipating their upcoming New Years’ Eve […]
You know the list. Those things within your dental office that take entirely too much of your valuable time. Determining what patients are eligible from an insurance standpoint, for example. Or, what about communicating with patients and reminding them of upcoming appointments. Even backing up […]
You just bought new practice management software for your dental office. You’re excited! This is going to help you in so many ways, you think. It’s going to transform the way you care for your patients. You get your team trained on the new software. […]
Switching software platforms. Just the idea of changing your dental practice management software system can give you the cold sweats. After all, changing anything in your practice is hard. But, changing software systems—the key clinical and communication system in your practice? That can be a […]
Dr. Tarun Agarwal knows a thing or two about dental technology. The son of an Indian immigrant dentist, he has built several cutting-edge, successful practices, leveraging everything from digital impressions, lasers, and intraoral cameras to 3D imaging as key components to maximizing profit and enriching […]
As technology continues to play a bigger and bigger role in modern dentistry, it’s more important than ever to select a confident, capable partner that will fully support your practice in choosing, installing, onboarding, and continuing to maximize the investments you make in technology. In […]
In honor of “wedding season,” we have a very important invitation for you…We formally invite you to save the dat(a), and keep your practice and patient data protected! Information security is a challenge for businesses of all sizes, which makes many people hesitant to take […]
With the wave of new dental equipment and technology that has exploded into the market in recent years, it’s no surprise that clinicians have at times struggled to keep up not only with understanding the key benefits of each advancement, but how to articulate those […]
Duplicated data entry. Bogged down systems running multiple practice management software sessions. Hours of time wasted running reports. Let’s face it. The dental industry is tired of inefficiency. But, that’s exactly what many dental practices face with today’s practice management software options. However, recently there’s […]
“The customer is king.” “The customer is always right.” “When the customer comes first, the customer will last.” Every dental practice knows that putting the customer first is essential to both current success and future growth. But “putting the customer first” isn’t merely a task […]
Let’s face it: Choosing practice management software is a daunting task. There are many options and at the end of the process, you’re greeted by a software installation with plenty of question marks. Choosing the right software doesn’t have to be difficult, though. By closely […]
Let’s face it – the internet has changed the way we do business. According to the Pew Research Center, 9 in 10 American adults (including potential new patients!) use the internet to shop online, scan Facebook, or perform research. Even more startling? About 90% of […]
You might know about the Patterson Technology Center (PTC), our state-of-the-art support center located in Effingham, Illinois. You might know that it employs the industry’s most knowledgeable and skilled support specialists. You might even be one of the 100,000 customers we currently service. (Hayyy! ?) […]
As consumers, more and more of the data we rely on in our everyday lives resides in the cloud – and it’s easy to see why. The cloud empowers us to access our data anywhere, anytime, with the push of a button. The associated quality […]
According to recent projections released by Grand View Research Inc., virtual and augmented reality in the health care market will swell to become a $5.1 billion industry by the year 2025. There are a rapidly-growing number of applications for this exciting technology in healthcare as […]
In the words of National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, “You can’t win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield. You’re only as good as the team you have behind you.” Just like baseball, the overall success of a dental business depends […]
They say it’s key. They say it’s the most attractive quality you can have. They say it goes with everything. They even say it’s contagious! What is this all-powerful epidemic? Confidence, of course! As a practicing dental professional, you already have loads. You have confidence in […]
The official start of Spring is a few short days away, and there’s just so much to like about the number 8 this season. It’s considered to be lucky ?, it’s the symbol for balance and harmony, we don’t have to worry about it being […]
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 […]
Have you used an air polisher lately? For many of you, the answer is sure to be no. Maybe your device is sitting in a cabinet because your patients used to complain about the taste and texture, or perhaps your office doesn’t have one at […]
Did you know that Hazard Communication violations were the second most frequently cited violation in 2015? Besides being plentiful, these violations are also expensive! On August 2, 2016 OSHA increased its penalties for all violations, including those related to Hazard Communication Standards. What once was […]