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.
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.
“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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I’m happy to share with you today that Patterson Dental has acquired Holt Dental Supply, a full service dental distributor based in Waukesha, Wis. With great pleasure, we welcome Holt Dental employees to the Patterson family as we blend operations into our Patterson Dental Milwaukee […]
Sometimes, attitudes can build monuments. My job is to help doctors and their staff members improve their dental practices. In the past 15 years I have visited well over a thousand dental offices, which has helped me to understand what works and what doesn’t. There […]
Registration for the annual American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) conference on September 19-20 in Orlando, Fla., is almost filled up! If you’ve been sitting on the fence about whether or not to attend, or you aren’t familiar with it, consider that this is […]
What is your mother’s maiden name? What is the name of your favorite pet? In what city were you born? What is your favorite sports team? You have likely been asked these questions before – and you willingly answer them without giving a thought to […]
Have your patients posted reviews about your practice? A recent American Express Global Customer Service Barometer survey found that customers are telling more people about their service experiences – both good and bad. On average, people tell 15 others about their good experiences (up from 9 […]
Did I get your attention with that blog headline? We at Patterson have heard your feedback and know saving you time is an important part of your day-to-day routine. Which leads me into today’s post – what if we could take something off your plate […]
By now, dental practitioners are likely aware that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued long-awaited changes to the Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. The Omnibus Rule was announced on January 17 and has been the “hot topic” for folks in […]
Is your reception area preventing patients from saying yes to treatment? Increase case acceptance in your practice by starting every patient experience off on the right foot. Make a strong first impression and use your space to further educate your patients. Below are six barriers […]
Keeping all patients, clinical and nonclinical personnel, and the community safe from harm has never been more important, or more in focus. Before, during and after treatment, patients trust their dentist and dental hygienist to provide care in a safe manner. That’s where infection control […]
What is the main reason you got on board with social media? Social media has mainly been seen as a marketing tool – a way to attract new patients. However, social media plays a much more important role for practices. Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics, […]
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Charlene White’s article “Activate Practice Proaction to Prevent a Panicked Reaction” in the current edition of The Wave. Read the full article in that publication. Don’t have it? Contact a Patterson representative to find out how you […]
Have you ever heard the phrase “You can hear a smile”? These five words can play a big part in our telephone skills, especially when the day is not going so well. When we are face to face, it is easy to paint on a […]
Join us in May for the following events! California 5/9: Beverly Hills – Dr. LaSage Live CEREC Demo 5/10: Petaluma – Eaglesoft User Group Meeting 5/10: Valencia – Cone Beam Discovery Event 5/23: Concord – AADOM Study Club 5/31: San Diego – Doctor Treatment Presentations […]
When your Patterson Dental representative stops in for their next visit, he or she likely will be carrying a small but savings-packed piece of paper. The What’s Hot Flyer contains discounts, free items and more on some of the top selling items we carry. The […]
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 […]
If you’ve been to a trade show you know the organized chaos they can be; there is simply so much to do and see it can be impossible to fit it all in. That’s why during this past year we’ve rewarded the few that have […]
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. […]
Lately I have seen many questions on message boards about how to measure marketing. Why is it difficult to measure? Why won’t anybody give straight answers as to expected results? What will my ROI be on X marketing investment? The answer is that there are […]
Believe it or not, the difference between your team and a dream team is not far off. The key is perspective. With a few tweaks to your team huddle approach you can turn that bah humbug attitude into an innovative effort. The choice is yours. […]
At RevenueWell, we’re huge on helping our customers deliver a world-class patient experience every day. “Why,” you’d ask, “isn’t RevenueWell in the practice marketing business?” Yes, indeed. And as marketers, we believe that delighting your patients every chance you get is the best marketing you’ll […]
Now launched and in full toothbrush-championing mode, the 2min2x campaign is spreading the word about children’s oral health. A campaign put together by the combined efforts of the Dental Trade Alliance, The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and the Ad Council, the campaign pushes […]
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 […]