By remaining open for emergency cases, dentists are helping to keep patients out of emergency rooms (ER) – reducing the burden on critical health care facilities that are overwhelmed amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the #DentalER social media movement gains traction, read on for some some dental emergency stats to put things in perspective.
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.
Many dental practices across the country have postponed all elective procedures or are closed completely due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s important to remain positive, stay informed and look for opportunities to help you and your practice grow.
With the coronavirus outbreak affecting dental practices all over the country, RevenueWell has highlighted six tools for communicating with patients to minimize the impact of the pandemic to your practice.
Recognizing a need for growth, the first instinct for Drs. Michael Mefford and Keith Ellis was to add on to the existing building. However, the “big picture” told them otherwise. Now in a new location with a 6,700-square-foot space, they’ve been able to expand their dental hygiene team, hire an associate dentist and invest in new equipment and technology.
“I knew for a long time that I wanted to open a practice in my hometown,” says Dr. Carla Thomas. “I’m so passionate about this community and I want to give back.” Dr. Thomas didn’t cut any corners when designing her practice. She wanted to build something that the people of Inglewood would be proud of by investing in the newest technology, buying CEREC equipment and purchasing products that would allow her and her staff to perform the latest techniques.
As the world moves toward digital operations, it’s time to start considering what life in paperless dental offices will look like. Be it electronic forms or a patient portal, dental practices are finding more ways to engage with patients, sans-paper.
More than 28,000 dental industry professionals attended this year’s Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Among the more than 660 exhibitors in attendance, the Patterson Dental booth stood out as the place to be to see the latest dental technology offerings in action. One such product was the new CEREC Primemill.
Complimentary beverages, relaxing playlists and new patient office tours are all easy ways to improve patient comfort. But what about scent branding? Tapping into the sense of smell can elevate the quality of an interaction and the possibility of creating a loyal patient.
When planning to relocate and build out a larger office, Dr. Ricky L. Farmer trusted Patterson Dental to help him see his vision through. At nearly 8,000-square-feet, Lake Pointe Dental Care is now at 10 operational operatories with the capacity to go to 16, and the staff has more than doubled.
Whether right before patients come in for an appointment, while in the waiting room, when they’re in the chair, just after their appointment or in between visits, you should always be communicating.
Dr. Ricky L. Farmer’s practice in Somerset, Ky., was successful, but patients couldn’t always be accommodated immediately in the 2,500-square-foot space. His vision was to transition to a larger group practice aligned with his philosophy of “contemporary, comprehensive, compassionate care.”
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.
Patients who are engaged with their providers value dentistry more and are more willing to commit to case acceptance. With engagement and education, patients begin to see the importance of oral health. Here are a few tools for improving patient engagement.
Campers instead of patients, canoes instead of exam chairs, a treehouse instead of a waiting room, and counselors instead of staff. Dr. Raelene Fulford combined her passion for pediatric dentistry with her love of the outdoors to create a one-of-a-kind dentist 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.
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 […]
We have four generations in the workplace today! Dentists have never before had to manage such a diverse set of beliefs, values and communication styles all at once. But if we take steps to bridge the gaps, we can leverage the best attributes of every […]
Dentistry is a business devoted to helping patients achieve better oral and systemic health. Yet many dental teams often do not consider the important business aspects of running a practice, or even know where to begin to review. Each person plays an important role in […]
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. […]
Have you ever hired the wrong person? We’ve all been there. Bringing on a team member that is the wrong fit wastes time and energy, and impacts your bottom line. Most of all, it robs your patients of their best possible experience and your team […]
Have you been thinking about bringing new technology and equipment into your practice? Most of the latest dental tech can help practices perform quality dentistry more efﬁciently. And it can be a great marketing feature for your practice. But have you also taken a serious […]
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 […]
As practices embrace diverse administrative roles, compliance becomes increasingly important. Teams need to be aware of the importance of maintaining compliance, whether staying up to date on labor laws, OSHA and HIPAA regulations, documentation standards or other compliance-related issues. But how does a practice keep […]
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 […]
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 […]
Patterson Dental’s “Wiz Guys” are a Father-Son Duo That Focuses on Trust, Expertise, and Fun. When people talk about Patterson Dental, they regularly talk about how we feel like family. But for Todd and Ben Wizner, Patterson truly is a family affair. The father-son duo […]
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 […]
As a vibrant local business, your dental office has the distinct opportunity to be a leader amongst the other businesses on your street and in your city. There are numerous ways to contribute locally, from charitable donations like sponsoring a local team to volunteerism – […]
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 […]