Todd Wizner and Ben Wizner, also known as the “Wiz Dental Guys,” are a father-son duo of Patterson reps with knowledge spanning almost 35 years. Their unwavering commitment to their customers has especially shone through as the COVID-19 crisis has hit the nation. They knew this was going to have a big impact not only on their personal day-to-day jobs, but also on their core customers’ businesses.
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.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of RevenueWell’s customers were mandated to temporarily halt elective treatments and have cut back their schedules to only accept emergency appointments. To meet this demand, RevenueWell recently announced its newest feature, Virtual Visits. Learn about this new teledentistry solution.
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.
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.
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.
CAD/CAM technology has been around for years, and more recently, the digital imaging component has become even more popular. Dr. Sameer Puri, director of CAD/CAM at Spear Education Center, explains the value of adding a CEREC system to your office.
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. […]
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 […]
With the wave of new dental equipment and technology that has exploded into the market in recent years, it’s no surprise that clinicians have at times struggled to keep up not only with understanding the key benefits of each advancement, but how to articulate those […]
Have you used an air polisher lately? For many of you, the answer is sure to be no. Maybe your device is sitting in a cabinet because your patients used to complain about the taste and texture, or perhaps your office doesn’t have one at […]
There is no way to ever be fully “prepared” when a natural disaster strikes. Having a preparedness plan in place for your dental business, however, is a wise course of action. Creating such a plan and communicating it to your team has the added benefit […]
Investments run deep in your practice: the best staff, the most efficient operations, and more advanced technology. If part of this effort involves CEREC, you understand patients aren’t the only beneficiaries of this amazing machine. Capitalizing on the profit potential of CEREC, however, means you’ve […]
Jeremy Stauffer has been in the lab business since graduating high school. It’s what he knows – and what he’s exceptionally good at. And in his time in business, first as a technician and now as co-owner and technician of JacksonFairmont Dental Lab in Fairmont, […]
The change of seasons can prompt us to consider where we are in relation to where we want to be. With October upon us, and the leaves falling from the trees, we may be wondering what old habits or processes we can let go of. […]
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 […]
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 […]
A few years ago, Patterson and Sirona started the 3D Summit program to educate the dental community about cone beam technology and its profound impact on the practice lifestyle and the patient experience. We’ve talked a lot about how this investment will increase the productivity […]
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 […]
As any marketer will tell you, the success of your email or direct mail campaign starts with a clean, well-targeted list of recipients. Simply put, your message, promotion, newsletter or announcement is most effective when you send it to the right people. Don’t send a […]
I attended the Patterson sponsored webinar, Avoid Practice Interruption, with Paul Hinman of DDS Rescue this week. In watching this webinar, I was reminded of a time as an Eaglesoft trainer when I had the task of working with an office to recover their patient […]
Is your office using Post Procedure Notes? If you are wondering what they are or why you would, this post is for you! Using Post Procedure Notes will not only save you time, it will also guarantee a note gets entered into every patient’s chart, […]
I’m proud to give you a sneak peek at one of the great new features from Eaglesoft 17 and Patterson Imaging 17 for release this summer: Dolphin 3D imaging tools will be included as a part of both the Eaglesoft Imaging module and Patterson Imaging software. […]
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 […]
At Patterson, our innovative, practice-changing technologies are head-and-shoulders above anyone else in the industry. In part, that’s because we stand on our experience. Some of that experience comes from our roots in the 1800s, and some of it is from people like Michelle Anderson, technology […]
With an amazing special offer extended through April 26, there is no better time to purchase Schick intraoral imaging products. This promotion is designed to make it more convenient than ever to invest in this difference-making technology. Whether your office is currently digital or still […]