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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This year’s Patterson Ultimate Education Experience event at Dentsply Sirona World will provide a unique virtual experience and the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations offered by Dentsply Sirona.
If you clearly define your practice vision and goals, and then choose the appropriate technology to help you reach them, you can confidently take the steps needed to move your practice forward. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when investing in dental technology.
As he watched his patient base grow and identified what needs the community had, Steven Freeman, DDS, owner of Elite Smiles in St. Augustine, Fla., began investing in 3D technology, including CAD/CAM, a CBCT and a digital intraoral scanner based on the advice of his Patterson Dental team.
Show your support for your patients affected by breast cancer. Purchase these featured Patterson® brand products. Plus, buy Patterson Brand and back breast cancer research. A portion of the proceeds for every qualifying purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Planning your own remodel or new build can be a daunting task but knowing where to start and working with the right teams can ensure the process is smooth and painless. Join us for the Start-to-Finish Webinar Series to learn strategies that can help you define, refine and achieve your practice goals through effective dental office design principles.
Pam McDonald has spent more than three decades getting to know her patients, but even with strong internal dental processes the team built in place, change inevitably knocked on the door.
When Jeffrey S. Butts, DDS, decided to expand his services to offer oral surgery, implants, IV sedation and same-day dentistry, he turned to Patterson Dental to help with finding a new location, designing the office layout and nearly every other aspect of his new practice.
After holding down the roles of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist in two rock bands, Jeffrey S. Butts, DDS, is now the owner of a thriving dental office in Atlanta. So, how did Butts go from a touring rock star to owning his own practice?
Musculoskeletal injuries can be difficult to overcome for dental professionals. What preventive steps can you take to protect yourself from repetitive and large movement injuries? Start with some education and self-awareness, then integrate tools that will support your musculoskeletal health.
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.
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.
Campers instead of patients, canoes instead of exam chairs, a treehouse instead of a waiting room, and counselors instead of staff. Dr. Raelene Fulford combined her passion for pediatric dentistry with her love of the outdoors to create a one-of-a-kind dentist office.
Evaluating new dental office phone systems can be daunting, thanks to advancements in technology. Here are some terms and features to look for when your practice is in the market for a new phone.
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. […]
The official start of Spring is a few short days away, and there’s just so much to like about the number 8 this season. It’s considered to be lucky ?, it’s the symbol for balance and harmony, we don’t have to worry about it being […]
A funny thing happens when you find a product that offers both supreme comfort and the right fit: safety and peace of mind come right along with it. For parents, this might be that time you found the perfect car seat for your toddler. For […]
Are you still toying with the idea of attending this year’s SIROWORLD Conference? It could very well be the best and most energizing thing you do for your career all year. Interested in current dental industry trends? Check out one of 140+ general sessions. Maybe […]
Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, remains the most prevalent chronic disease among children in the U.S. According to a recent study, 5-10% of U.S. children will experience oral health issues by the age of three. What is even more alarming is […]
Invest in new equipment or technology today and watch your practice revenues and tax benefits multiply. It was announced recently, that Congress has passed a package of tax extenders, including Section 179 that reinstates the ability for small businesses to expense $500,000 in investments in […]
Over the past three months we have written about the newest threats to dental offices servers and patient data. During that brief window of time the most prevalent threat, ransomware, has continued to grow at an alarming rate. The most recent research reports that the […]
Looking for a great deal? November 4-16, 2015, America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation will hold its second annual Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Online Auction. This year, thanks to the support of many generous individuals and companies like Patterson Dental, the auction will feature […]
For Office Manager Cyndi Hanna and the staff at Downtown Dental on 4th in Pasco, Wash., dentistry is about far more than clean teeth and healthy mouths – it’s about people, friends and community. After 29 years working as a dental hygienist, Hanna transitioned to […]