Dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) and evacuation systems are an invaluable asset in the dental operatory. But evacuation lines can become a source of cross-contamination because they serve as ideal breeding grounds for biofilm. To ensure safe DUWL use, dental professionals must adopt a three-pronged approach to battle biofilm at its source.
By allowing hygienists to select and purchase products, a practice can take advantage of their hygienist’s professional expertise, answering important questions about what equipment is needed and how these choices will work best to treat patients. Here are three key considerations to make when selecting hygiene equipment.
The Solea all-tissue dental laser opens up a new level of productivity for your practice. From workflow to scheduling, the Solea laser helps your practice achieve more each day while also conserving personal protective equipment (PPE) in the process.
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.
A growing number of states are allowing businesses, including dental practices, to reopen. Is your practice ready to resume routine patient care? Linda Harvey, RDH, shares several compliance factors to consider as part of your reopening process.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Recent blog posts have covered the history of sterilization, how to design a sterilization space and how to choose the right sterilization equipment. Once you have the right sterilization equipment, proper use is extremely important. The high-speed handpiece is one of the most essential pieces […]
As product manager at Sirona, Joe Goldstone is responsible for knowing all the ins and outs of all of their platforms. Recently, he took the time to discuss the Schick 33 sensor. This is a two-part series, the second of which will be appearing on […]
One of the new tools in the 4.2 software is the new Incisal Variation tool. Not only can we get great looking anterior proposals with the 4.2 software, we also have the ability to enhance the facials of the software. I was playing around with […]
I’m often asked by new and seasoned CEREC users how to decrease their appointment times for a simple crown procedure. This question has a number of different solutions depending on the individual office, but let me offer a couple of helpful hints that may guide […]
Dental sterilization has never been more important. It’s a responsibility based on trust that patients put in their dentist every time they step into their practice. And all of us know there is no greater trust than trusting someone with their personal and family’s health. […]
It’s always easy to go to the International Dental Show in Germany and it’s often hard to leave. That disparity was even greater this year. The biennial show features more than 2,000 exhibitors from throughout the world, a staggering amount of attendees and a peek […]
At this year’s 101st Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, there will be an unprecedented opportunity to hear from two dynamic thought leaders in the world of dental CAD/CAM and dental education. On the morning of March 22, 2013, Mr. Imtiaz Manji, founder and […]
The revolutionary Omnicam from Sirona is the best intraoral scanning device in dentistry today. Its simplicity and ergonomic shape allow the user to easily scan throughout the mouth. This renders a three-dimensional, full color model that can be used for fabricating any dental material. One […]
Sometimes, seeing really is believing. When it comes to A-dec equipment, we find that’s often the case. A-dec’s reputation for high-quality, reliable products is no secret. But its remarkable culture, idyllic setting in the Pacific Northwest and amazing range of equipment is. That’s why we […]
If you’ve ever spoken with me, you know how passionate I am about CEREC. I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to find someone as excited about CEREC as me, but I’ve met my match in Adam Quade, Patterson’s new CEREC product manager. Adam […]
Every other year for the past 90 years, dental suppliers and manufacturers from across the globe have gathered in Cologne, Germany, for the International Dental Show (IDS). The IDS is the world’s largest dental trade show, showcasing the latest products and technological developments in the […]
Join us in March for the following events! Arizona 3/8: Phoenix – Equipment Maintenance Seminar California 3/6: El Segundo – Surgical Esthetics Course 3/7: Sunnyvale – Equipment Maintenance Event 3/15: Santa Barbara – Sirona Cone Beam Event 3/22: Santa Cruz – Eaglesoft User Group Florida […]
Our local teams make it their business to know your business. When a tornado struck the town of Cullman, Ala. in 2011, our folks were immediately there to help Dr. Echols and others pick up the pieces. Patterson Territory Representative Joe Cooper and Equipment Specialist […]
You can’t be slow and still keep up with rapidly advancing technologies in the dental industry. That’s why Steven Compau is the perfect fit as Patterson Dental’s digital imaging marketing manager. Steven recently started in the role, which includes managing the marketing of ever-improving digital […]
With a new tax season come new possibilities, and we at Patterson are excited to offer you new opportunities to improve your practice with cutting-edge equipment in 2013. Whether it’s the latest from CEREC or a sterilizer you’ve had your eye on for months, tax […]
So when you see the title of my blog today do you think it would make a great title for a novel about the English settlers? Well, I’m not ready to trade in my current career for one of writing novels. No, instead I want to share […]
Last year, we added a multitalented new team member to our Equipment Marketing Department. That’s not his formal title, of course. Devin Firl is our newest marketing specialist, equipment. In his role, Devin works with vendors to create promotions, marketing pieces and awareness for their […]
One of the most vital, if basic, elements of operating a successful practice is effective infection control. Infection control is right up there with “doors” in level of necessity to your practice. Each year, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) holds an infection […]
If you’ve been following the blog this week, you know that we’ve been sharing our field experience and showing you how it relates to what Patterson Dental can bring to you and your practice. I’ve worked in dentistry for more than 20 years and was […]
When you envision the practice of your dreams, what do you see? If it’s happy patients, a satisfied staff and the lifestyle you’ve always wanted, then you’ve come to the right place. At Patterson, we are all committed to helping you achieve those goals. As […]
Remember the song that those lyrics come from? Bryan Adams sang it … It was the theme song for the movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” starring Kevin Costner … Have you guessed it yet? Well, if Patterson had a theme song, “(Everything I Do) […]