Successful implant home care depends on educating patients about how infection risks for implants are different than for natural teeth and encouraging them to develop an effective routine for plaque removal that they can practice two or three times a day.
With dental emergencies – in particular cracked teeth – on the rise, we decided to ask David Rice, DDS, founder of igniteDDS to share his best approach for squeezing in dental emergencies during regular office hours and how to convert those emergencies into comprehensive care patients.
With most dental practices in the U.S. open for emergency care only, it can be easy to stress about the future of your practice. Amid the uncertainty, it’s important to remain optimistic and think of ways to turn the negatives into a positive. Imtiaz Manji, the co-founder and chairman of Spear Education, recently shared his ideas on how to navigate the coronavirus crisis and how dental practices can use this tough situation to improve their business and come back stronger.
Patients who are engaged with their providers value dentistry more and are more willing to commit to case acceptance. With engagement and education, patients begin to see the importance of oral health. Here are a few tools for improving patient engagement.
The beginning of a new school year can get crazy, as your lazy summer mornings turn into mad dashes to the bus stop. In the hustle and bustle of back to school days, healthy mouth habits can fall by the wayside. It’s easy to forget […]
It’s easy to understand why patients facing a tooth implant can be confused. There are so many things to consider. How is the implant placed? What are alternative treatments? How many appointments will I need? Things can seem to get complicated rather quickly. Patients need […]
All successful oral surgeries require an equilibrium of effort between practitioner and patient: excellent dentistry on your part, and an adherence to postoperative care instructions on the part of the patient. It’s likely you feel confident about your role in this equation … but how […]
In today’s busy dental practices, where general dentists are doing more complex treatment cases, it is more important than ever that dental teams are aware of how the practice makes treatment not only affordable but as comfortable as possible for the patient. In order to […]
If you’re an endodontist, you already have a big challenge facing you – patient anxiety. For a patient, when they hear the words “root canal”, a pang of fear may run through their body as they run through how awful and painful the experience could […]
Do you offer teeth whitening at your office? Of course you do; most dental offices do. But how much whitening do you actually perform every month? If you’re like most practices, probably not much. The main reason for this is you’re likely not proactive about […]
When it comes to ensuring that a customer understands the value of an important investment in any business, oftentimes seeing is believing. Wise consumers like to educate themselves before proceeding with accepting goods or services, especially those that might be outside of their comfort zones. […]
Have you ever taken your car in for an oil change for $29.00 and when you pick up your car the cost is actually over $100.00? You discover they rotated your tires and added all your fluids. This can be very frustrating and you may […]
As a dental professional, you know and understand the importance of good oral hygiene. You know the details of dental procedures and the importance of post-op care. Unfortunately, you and your team can not be with your patients 24/7 to see that they follow your […]
Eaglesoft allows you to store, view and present patient images and X-rays quickly and effortlessly, thus enhancing the patient’s experience in your office. One truly great feature for patient education is the Example Images group, which allows you to save your favorite example images to […]
Most dentists will tell you that 30%-40% of their patients would benefit from wearing a nightguard, but less than 5% actually do. What’s the reason for this significant difference in need and treatment? In my practice I find it boils down to two things: education […]
Visiting the dentist can be a stressful situation for some patients and as a dentist or hygienist, it’s important to have the capabilities to educate patients, keeping them at ease during the visit. A big challenge that many dental offices face is finding ways to […]
This year marks the 100th year of the dental hygienist. When I look at the profession today, vs. what the profession was when I graduated from Northwestern University School of Dental Hygiene in 1976, I can hardly believe all the changes. White caps, white uniforms […]
We have another exciting update to CAESY Cloud – including a much requested new feature! Along with updated navigation and search features, you can now email presentations directly from CAESY Cloud to your patients. By simply clicking on the Link icon (seen below)you can select the […]
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 […]
Is Facebook marketing beneficial for specialists as well? Absolutely. Specialty practices will often ask what they should post about … the answer is a blend of dental and social posts. Remember this is “social” marketing. As with any type of business in social media, it’s […]