The rapid increase in demand of gloves spurred by the pandemic has created a challenge to provide quality hand protection. Glove manufacturers are increasing capacity, but much of the new supply coming online is of substandard quality, driven by two primary factors: inexperienced new entrants and low-grade raw material. Here’s what you need to know.
The dental profession can play an important role in controlling the environmental impact of the practice of dentistry, and individual practices can contribute on a grassroots level. Here are a few ways dental practices can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Dr. Rice discusses four areas of your practice to improve on to increase productivity.
Keeping an appropriately stocked inventory of materials and instruments is a bit of a balancing act. You have limited space, but you have a busy practice. You don’t want to be short of a material in the middle of an emergency procedure, but you also don’t want to keep whitening gel past its expiration date because you ordered too much.
Whether you’re new to digital dentistry or a seasoned expert, you’ll be able to provide the best treatment to patients by making sure you have options at every stage of the CAD/CAM process.
Regular comprehensive dental exams provide patients the best chance at improving their health and quality of life while allowing practitioners to deliver a higher standard of care. This OnTarget article discusses oral health screening guidance for clinicians before and during the exam, the importance of oral cancer screening, and recommended products for dental exam and prophylaxis.
A break in the “normal” routine has presented clinicians with an opportunity to revisit common elective procedures that patients will request upon their return. If there’s a less invasive way to achieve highly esthetic results in the anterior, now is an ideal time to explore those techniques and revamp your material armamentarium.
Did you know that nearly 20 percent of children ages 4 and 5 have tooth decay, and that 50 percent develop tooth decay by the third grade, and 86 percent by age 17? Preventing tooth decay begins with good oral health habits such as regular […]
As dentistry has evolved over the years, we at Patterson Dental have grown to support it. Today’s dental patients have an expectation that technology like digital X-ray will play a role in their treatment. But few know of the combination of technology and artistry that […]