Many dental practices across the country have postponed all elective procedures or are closed completely due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s important to remain positive, stay informed and look for opportunities to help you and your practice grow.
Recognizing a need for growth, the first instinct for Drs. Michael Mefford and Keith Ellis was to add on to the existing building. However, the “big picture” told them otherwise. Now in a new location with a 6,700-square-foot space, they’ve been able to expand their dental hygiene team, hire an associate dentist and invest in new equipment and technology.
“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.
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.
Staying on the same page with your team isn’t something that just happens. If there is no effort and attention to detail in this aspect of your practice, your path to success will be slow and miserable. Getting on the same page and staying there […]
The ADA Annual Meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from Thurs., Nov. 5 – Sat., Nov. 7 and is sure to be packed with industry information, updates on cutting-edge technology and opportunities to connect with other dental […]
Dr. Todd Engel is the founder of Engel Institute, a private teaching entity specializing in hands-on live-surgery implant training. A diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Engel maintains a private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, treating complex restorative and implant cases. In […]
You did it! You found yourself working in a profession that you love! Congratulations! Welcome to the journey of extreme satisfaction and the possibility of pain and suffering you never knew existed. I started my dental career early. Wanting to be a dentist was a […]
Have you ever gone to a professional sporting event? The organization of the event and the staff working it are usually quite impressive. There are ushers to welcome you and show you to your seat in the most efficient way so you aren’t stepping over […]
When Laura Hatch and her husband, dentist Anthony Hatch, opened the doors at their Maryland practice in 2003, they chose a rock and roll theme that has carried over to their new practice in San Diego – Scripps Rock Dental, which they opened in 2008. […]
It has been over 40 years since direct posterior composite resins were introduced as an alternative to metallic restorations, most specifically amalgams. During that time, they have been met with doubt and skepticism, which was borne out by myriad shortcomings such as poor wear resistance, […]
For Peter J. Repole, DMD, and his wife, Mary, the coastal town of Eastport, Maine became a beloved vacation destination because of its breathtaking natural beauty and small town atmosphere. The couple visited frequently from their home in northern Virginia, where they owned a successful […]
We view technology differently at Patterson Dental. We partner with the industry’s leaders to keep the practices we serve on the cutting edge of advanced technology and equipment because we believe this is the future of dentistry and of your practice. Because we want you […]
When Mark W. Heidebrecht, DDS, started his practice, Gentility Dentistry in Wichita, Kan., he wanted to create an atmosphere that supports good dentistry. “I really want to do what’s best – to have the best technology and give my patients the best care possible,” he […]
Most dentists aim to exceed a patient’s expectations, and good ones do. Of all the expectations a patient might have, the one that is the most standard is the expectation that proper sterilization techniques are used. Dentists need to follow proper sterilization procedures for the […]
“I love doing restorative and cosmetic dentistry, but I just don’t seem to be doing very much of it. How can I build this part of my practice?” Have you made this statement? Is this a concern of yours? Developing the restorative and cosmetic aspect […]
Every endodontist has two words working against them before a patient even sets foot in the dental practice: “root canal”. With a patient base that is often unfamiliar with him and nearly always apprehensive about the work he’ll perform, endodontist Dr. Garrett Morris has his […]
With the ability to mill your abutments and implant crowns chairside (CEREC SW 4.2), it is imperative that you are organized. There are many parts and part numbers that go with everything in implants, and they can easily be forgotten, mislabeled, and lost. I suggest […]
Three times a year, we release a new edition of Patterson Today, our office design, equipment and technology magazine. In each new edition we share the stories of doctors from around the country who have partnered with their local Patterson team to build a new […]
In just its first year the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign is making serious headway in improving children’s oral health habits: More parents are reporting that their children are brushing regularly, according to a survey commissioned by the Ad Council. The campaign targeting parents and caregivers […]
Has your social media engagement dwindled lately? Your content could be the reason. Times have changed and what would have been a great Facebook post a year ago, may not go over well today. Facebook users in particular have become more finicky about what they […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]