Following the death of George Floyd in May of 2020, Chicago Lake Family Dental was destroyed during the resulting civil unrest in Minneapolis. Practice owner, Ali Barbarawi, DDS, knew immediately that he would rebuild in the same location so he could continue serving his patients. His Patterson team and his employees were with him through the entire process.
Success story: In pursuit of ideal esthetics and excellent dental health
Viorela Bauer, DDS, went from a team of four in an old 700-square-foot space to a 10-member team in a 3,500-square-foot office in a brand-new three-story medical building. Following her dreams has led to growth of her business; her Patterson team has been supporting her throughout her 18-year journey.
Dental technology success story: From zero patients to full capacity in two years
Following the COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020, Dr. Mohamed M. Ali, DDS, decided to take a big leap forward with his Minneapolis practice, Lake Shore Dental. As Dr. Ali embraced Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM technology to provide single-visit dentistry for his patients, his Patterson team was with him every step of the way.
Building out a fully digital dream office with help from Patterson
Hear how Alan Baughman, DMD, MBA, worked with Patterson Dental to design and build out a “completely digital” comprehensive dental practice in Greeley, Colorado.
Dental Product Shopper evaluation: Patterson Disposable Diamond Burs
See why independent DPS evaluators rated Patterson Disposable Diamond burs – built for durability and fast, efficient cutting – a 4.6 out of a possible 5-star rating.
Integrating CAD/CAM dentistry into your practice with advanced materials
As the materials that make single-visit dentistry possible continue to advance, more clinicians offer this service to patients, creating another revenue source for their practice while elevating the patient experience.
Preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease
A big part of identifying and ultimately treating periodontitis is explaining to patients just how serious the implications can be, not only for their oral health, but also for their overall health. Here are some key talking points.
Dental Product Shopper case study: Patterson LC Monoshade Composite
Andrew Lazaris, DDS, FAGD, recently published a case study for our Patterson LC Monoshade Composite in Dental Product Shopper, noting it’s a “win-win” for both his patients and his practice.
Preparing for success: Cavity preps and the best tools for long-lasting restorations
As the first step in the restoration process, cavity preparations are only as successful as the technique and tools used for each application. Here are the steps and tools needed for cavity prep success.
Jeffery S. Kahler, DDS: Making a dream practice come true through difficult times
Dr. Jeffery Kahler’s imagination and determination helped him push through numerous obstacles to open his new office during the pandemic. Dr. Kahler could have retired. Instead, with the help of Patterson and his wife, he reinvented his practice and reignited his passion for dentistry.
Beata A. Carlson, DDS: Dentistry focused on whole health
By taking a holistic approach to oral health, Dr. Carlson offers her patients quite a different experience from your average dental office, leading to continued practice growth.
Creating a culture of safety at your dental practice
A team commitment to infection prevention ensures the health, safety and satisfaction of your patients and staff while protecting your practice from costly repercussions.
Verywell Health names Patterson Dental ‘Best Overall Dental Supply Company’
The survey cites our large selection of products and services, and our commitment to education and special financing, as well as three specific areas where we excel.
Green dentistry: Safeguarding the environment through sustainable practice
Your office has taken many steps to protect its patients and staff, but is it doing its part to protect the planet?
Cosmetic Dentistry: Why More Patients Are Investing in Oral Health Esthetics
There are many reasons why cosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity. Knowing why patients are seeking cosmetic treatment is just as important as the treatment itself. Here’s what dental practices need to know.
How a fully-integrated CAD/CAM solution can fuel dental practice growth
For the dentist, a fully-integrated CAD/CAM solution means a practice can perform a wide variety of procedures in a more accurate, fast and easy way. Hear from some of the top dentists in the country who credit their investment in CAD/CAM technology as a main reason for practice growth.
JADA+ COVID-19 Monograph: Documenting the Impact of COVID-19 on Dentistry
Dental practices across the country have been affected by COVID-19 and have their own unique stories to share. To meet this need, the ADA recently launched the JADA+ COVID-19 Monograph, a community-sourced archive, documenting the impact of COVID-19 on dentistry.
Gear Up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Patterson Pink Products
Patterson will donate a portion of all qualifying sales of our Patterson Brand pink products throughout the month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Dental Industry News: Latest CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control
A main goal behind the latest CDC COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance for health care settings is to streamline and group guidance for health care settings in one place.
Dental Implant Care Beyond the Chair
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.
Harnessing the Power of Eaglesoft to Fuel Practice Growth
SnapShot, MoneyFinder, Intellicare and report filtering are all aspects of Eaglesoft that practices and teams can use to improve overall productivity, profitability and patient acceptance. Here’s how to use these to help your practice grow and provide exceptional patient care.
The Keys to Profitability in Implant Dentistry
Today, many general practice dentists are placing their own implants along with specialists as a way to provide better solutions for patients, increase revenue and more. Learn about the two keys to profitability in implant dentistry: efficiency and keeping costs down.
Dental Practice Inventory: 7 Tips to Finding the Right Balance
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.
Cheat Sheet: Making PPE More Comfortable
Wearing PPE is one of the most tangible ways healthcare workers can protect themselves from increased risks of COVID-19 infection. But due to the extended use and extra precautions taken, PPE can become uncomfortable.
Pediatric Safety: Protecting Both Oral and Overall Health
Almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced public awareness of PPE, disinfection practices and social distancing, even those who were previously compliant with biannual dental visits may think that unless something is noticeably wrong, in-office dental care can be postponed indefinitely. But reassuring adults is only one challenge, another highly important task is conveying to parents what efforts your practice is making to maintain a child-safe environment.
Dentistry and COVID-19: The New Normal Is Here
Given our still-developing understanding of the coronavirus, it is clear changes to our daily life are here to stay. What we are experiencing is “the new normal.” For practices and patients to thrive, we must learn to accept and adapt.
Oral Health Professionals: Meeting the Risks of COVID-19
After the initial outbreak of COVID-19 shut down almost 200,000 dental practices in the United States in early 2020, the industry needed to quickly develop an effective response that would not only allow practices to reopen safely but also ensure that patients could access the oral care they needed.
The Routine Dental Exam: The First Line of Defense Against Oral Disease
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.
Keeping up With Demand: A New Practice Faces Questions About the Future
For many new and longtime dental practices, the thought of expansion can be daunting. Questions persist about how to take on more patients in an existing space and whether the adoption of newer technology will help dentists deliver services faster. But with the help of Patterson Dental educator Kathy Brodal, a new practice in North Dakota reached its goals in less than six years.
A Conservative and Esthetic Approach to Anterior Restorations
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.