While patient safety has long been paramount to modern dentistry, the newest challenges posed by COVID-19 have inspired many practices to review their policies and procedures. To help promote patient safety, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has created a list of recommendations.
National Children’s Dental Health Month is a great time to remind yourself and your patients why pediatric dental care is so important and revisit the steps that can help ensure a lifetime of good oral health.
The WHO recently recommended the delay of routine dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19. In a written response, the ADA said it “respectfully yet strongly disagrees” with the WHO’s recommendation. Roger P. Levin, DDS, shared a video outlining a scripted response dental practices can use to address patient concerns. Dr. Levin also offers three signs that may signal patients are opting out of routine dental care due to this news.
Although every patient who enters a dental office should be treated as if they could have an infectious disease; times like these help us pause, take a step back and make sure we’re compliant with current guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here are some ways to make sure your dental office is OSHA compliant.
The fact of the matter is this: medical emergencies are a frequent occurrence in dental offices, and being prepared to handle such an emergency properly and efficiently is of paramount importance both for your patients and your practice. By being prepared, we don’t mean merely […]
On paper, the difference between clean water and clean waterlines may only be 5 letters. In reality, however, the divide is major. Knowing that there is a difference, why the distinction is so important, what the ADA standards for both are, and how to ensure […]
The ADA Annual Meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from Thurs., Nov. 5 – Sat., Nov. 7 and is sure to be packed with industry information, updates on cutting-edge technology and opportunities to connect with other dental […]
This week the American Dental Association released their new book, The Practical Guide to Internet Marketing. I was flattered that they asked me to author one of its chapters. The publication’s purpose is to familiarize dental professionals with the many facets of Internet marketing. Partial […]
In today’s world, we rely on our technology products to make every aspect of our lives easier and more productive. When a new technology is released, we can’t wait to hear all about it and determine how it will help us. And that is why […]
The ADA in San Francisco is where it’s happening in dentistry this week, and our team has been showing off the all new CEREC AC with Omnicam to an excited crowd. Riding high on the CEREC 27 and a half wave of enthusiasm, doctors and […]
We had so much fun last year at ADA in Las Vegas, as well as throughout the year, with our Real Deal game that we decided to bring a little bit of Las Vegas to San Francisco. For those of you who may have missed […]
We are happy to welcome two vendors new to the Patterson booths at this year’s ADA Annual Session. We’ll be sharing the space in our main booth (#716) with SheerVision. We’ve recently formed an exclusive partnership with SheerVision, offering the latest high performance loupe optics […]
I’m looking forward to the upcoming American Dental Association annual conference in San Francisco October 18-20, 2012. There is little doubt that this year’s ADA will be one to remember due to the launch of several groundbreaking technologies by our exclusive partner, Sirona Dental Systems. […]