Dental practices that have seen continued growth throughout the COVID-19 pandemic have largely relied on technology. Some have put current technologies to newfound use, while others have invested in new dental technology to bring in extra revenue. Continue reading for three technologies dentists have relied on to keep schedules full and revenues up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Making a significant new investment in your practice is exciting, but it also can be intimidating. With the right approach, advice and assistance, expanding your practice with intelligent technology choices might be less painful than you think.
Steven Freeman, DDS, is the owner of Elite Smiles, a full-service dental office located in St. Augustine, Fla., that provides pediatric dentistry, orthodontics for all ages, Invisalign, implants, general dentistry, sleep apnea treatment and more. With nearly all dental specialties covered, patients rarely get referred to another dental office. But Freeman did not always have the space for all-inclusive dental services.
When Jeffrey S. Butts, DDS, decided to expand his services to offer oral surgery, implants, IV sedation and same-day dentistry, he turned to Patterson Dental to help with finding a new location, designing the office layout and nearly every other aspect of his new practice.
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.
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 […]
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 an educator, one thing I’m always very conscious of is my communication skills. I’m always looking for better ways to get my point across whether it’s in writing blog posts, presenting to a large group of people or one-on-one training. I’m constantly asking myself, […]
Ah reports! Is there any topic more fun than this one? You might think I’m being sarcastic but I’m typing this right now with a huge smile on my face because reports get me super excited! I know that sounds silly, but your reports can […]
In the dental office museum of my mind, I have exhibits of pegboard accounting systems, color-coded appointment books, recall postcard with an index card file by month system, statements with return envelopes waiting to be assembled for mailing by some unsuspecting hygienist, during “down time”, […]
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 the second entry in a two-part series, the first of which […]
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 […]
You have a website. This is good. But, there are questions that need to be considered in order to make sure that your site is doing the very best for your practice. If you haven’t looked over your website with the following tips in mind, […]
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 […]
Your software is an amazing tool that directly contributes to your patient’s experience. My number one goal when I visit an office is to leave the staff energized and comfortable with their software. I’m not just a “trainer”; I’m a “Technology Advisor.” I educate offices […]
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. […]
We’ve discussed online scams before on Off the Cusp, and this author is routinely amazed at the variety, creativity and temerity of the swindles bad guys pull off. Here is another to add to the list: tech support scams. Though most security experts have known […]
There is a good chance that you, reader of Off the Cusp, are accessing this blog from a so-called “smart” device – that is, an Internet-connected mobile phone or portable tablet computer. It is likely that these devices are never far from your reach. It […]
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 […]
Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to provide several Patterson customers with advanced Eaglesoft training. I love interacting with our clients and learning directly from them, what we can do to help their practice grow. Being able to share my tips and tricks while helping the […]
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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 […]
There are two CEREC parameters that impact the occlusal firmness of our CEREC restorations. Understanding and then calibrating Occlusal Offset and Occlusal Contacts Strength will make all the difference in the quality of our occlusal results. Once mastered, it will be a major clinical theater […]
When we opened the Patterson Technology Center (PTC) in Effingham, Ill., late in 2011, we were excited about the possibilities. It opened new doors both for Patterson and the customers of all three of our business units. Now, we have a new reason to be […]
Show season is in full swing and if you attend a local or national dental show you will be inundated with technology choices. These shows are a great way to get a lot of information in a short amount of time. The key is to […]
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 […]
Though I am sure that you didn’t miss it, some readers may be unaware that Data Privacy Day happened back in January. Your intrepid writer celebrated DPD by taking a moment to reflect on the increasing difficulty of maintaining one’s privacy in an increasingly connected […]
With the addition of Line Item Accounting in Eaglesoft 16, and the ability to assign, unassign and reassign credits, the Credit Distribution Audit Trail was added to track these changes. The Credit Distribution Audit Trail report will show all credits that were not only posted and distributed during the selected date range, but also those credits that were redistributed; this is especially important in […]
Nobody wants to believe that s/he is gullible enough to fall for a scam. That said, this writer has heard terrible stories of dental practices being hacked after an employee falls for one of the classic email frauds: phishing. Phish emails have been around for […]