When COVID-19 limited dental care in the midwestern state to emergencies only, Megan Beuckens, DDS, knew she had to find new ways to extend her skills beyond the reach of her operatory.
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.
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.
Dr. Tarun Agarwal knows a thing or two about dental technology. The son of an Indian immigrant dentist, he has built several cutting-edge, successful practices, leveraging everything from digital impressions, lasers, and intraoral cameras to 3D imaging as key components to maximizing profit and enriching […]
As technology continues to play a bigger and bigger role in modern dentistry, it’s more important than ever to select a confident, capable partner that will fully support your practice in choosing, installing, onboarding, and continuing to maximize the investments you make in technology. In […]
In the words of National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, “You can’t win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield. You’re only as good as the team you have behind you.” Just like baseball, the overall success of a dental business depends […]
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 […]
It’s true. Your patients look forward to that squeaky clean feeling after a professional dental cleaning. But as dental professionals, we know it’s not just about helping patients’ smiles look bright and fresh. Cleanings remove bacterial plaque and tartar not only from the visible portions […]
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 […]
Being an endodontist is no easy task, especially when you consider that one of the big challenges is breaking down the perception that a lot of patients have of what their visit is going to be like. As Dr. Garrett Morris, endodontist in Metairie, La., explains […]
Looking to invest in state-of-the-art technology to improve patient care and increase production? Fearful of how your practice can afford it? Take heart! Using proper training and great communication skills, front office team members can speak to patients knowledgeably and help practices quickly see a […]
Think back to the last time you bought a new techie gadget, like a smartphone, tablet or TV. How did you go about figuring out what product would work best for you? For a lot of us, this discovery process starts with a lot of […]
“I’m a big rock and roll fan and have been since I was young,” said Anthony Hatch, DDS, who has decked out his San Diego practice with rock and roll memorabilia. “My first concert was Ratt, who I went to see when I was 15.” […]
Have you noticed the bright orange icon in the upper left-hand corner of your Eaglesoft 17 screen? This is an RSS Feed that we are calling our Eaglesoft News Center. You might be asking yourself “What is RSS and why is it useful?” I’ve seen […]
Every practice has to grow and change to keep up with the demands of an ever-evolving dental marketplace. One challenge we have as practice administrators is how to implement this change without team members putting up emotional roadblocks. This is the so-called “Yeah but”. We […]
In the business world, the words “problem” and “opportunity” are often used interchangeably. “Boy, we have a huge growth opportunity in this market” is often just a positive way of saying “Wow, OK, we haven’t done well here so far.” What often defines which word […]
When Dr. William Shattuck graduated from the dental program at the University of Texas at Houston in 2012, he had narrowed his practice search down to three criteria. He wanted to work with staff members who had the knowledge and drive to make the treatment […]
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 […]
There are always tools, apps and software to assist you with your day-to-day tasks and events. I have an app that tracks my spending and sends me notifications of where I’m at with my accounts and my spending trends. One specific tool in Eaglesoft is […]
The image recycle bin is a feature in both Eaglesoft and Patterson Imaging software that allows you to remove an image without deleting it, so it doesn’t appear in the patient’s file. If you’ve ever deleted an image by mistake and wished you had the […]
Next week, we’re excited to share with you the story of Dr. Jeff Just, a third-generation orthodontist serving patients in the communities of Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Green Bay, Wisc. The challenges of orthodontics are similar in many ways to general dentistry – patient compliance, staff […]
In an era of dentistry with rapidly changing technologies, Patterson Dental now features an exclusive line of the aptly named Pioneer Lasers. Lasers today are valuable tools in the dental practice, and more and more dentists are discovering laser technology. The laser can perform minor […]
As an educator, one thing I’m always very conscious of is my communication skills. I’m always looking for better ways to get my point across whether it’s in writing blog posts, presenting to a large group of people or one-on-one training. I’m constantly asking myself, […]
It may be true that there’s no free lunch; but as a member of Patterson Advantage®, there is free money. As a member of the program, you’ll earn Advantage Dollars on everyday purchases. These dollars can be used to invest in technology or equipment that […]
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 […]
The successful implementation of technology in the dental office has been a game changer for many dental office administrators including myself. Our office is a fully digital (chartless) office, run effortlessly with our Eaglesoft “brain”, which greatly reduces administrative time spent dealing with paper charts. […]
In the dental office museum of my mind, I have exhibits of pegboard accounting systems, color-coded appointment books, recall postcard with an index card file by month system, statements with return envelopes waiting to be assembled for mailing by some unsuspecting hygienist, during “down time”, […]