Archive for August, 2017

What to expect from a tooth extraction

Getting ready for a tooth extraction can be a nerve wracking experience for a first timer but understanding the ins and outs of what to expect ahead of time can help put you at ease. Having a tooth pulled is a very common dental procedure used to treat damaged, broken, heavily decayed or infected teeth. […]

Email Marketing for Dentists

Training patients to consistently schedule a 6-month checkup or annual cleaning is no easy task. Going to the dentist just isn’t at the forefront of most people’s worries! But one trick can keep the idea fresh in their mind: email marketing. In this post, we’ll teach you how to craft the perfect newsletter. Soon, your […]

Which Facial Features are Eligible for Implants?

Facial implant surgery can be an effective strategy for achieving more natural facial symmetry or adding proportion to the structural appearance of your face. If you are troubled by a weak jaw, small chin or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery may be right for you. Theoretically, almost any area on your face can be […]

How to Make Patients Feel More Welcome in Your Dental Office

In a business where referrals and word-of-mouth mean everything, going the extra mile to help patients feel at ease in your office is an investment that pays real dividends. Nobody looks forward to a visit to the dentist, but you should at least make the experience as pleasant as possible. Detailed Parking Instructions If your […]

Are Cosmetic Facial Surgery Procedures Covered by Insurance?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery can be an expensive proposition, especially if your insurance company denies coverage for the procedure. It’s important to know how much you can expect to pay out-of-pocket in order to avoid costly post-op surprises. Patients often ask whether cosmetic facial surgery will be covered by their policy—and the answer is “it […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Dental Practice’s Online Reputation

Whether you like it or not, your patients are leaving reviews about your dental practice online. You can either stick your head in the sand and imagine it isn’t happening or take an active approach to managing reviews. It doesn’t take a lot of time to take control of your online reputation. Just follow this […]

What to Do When a Tooth’s Been Knocked Out

Few dental conditions are considered an emergency but one exception is when a tooth has been completely removed from its socket. A tooth that’s been knocked out must be treated within 30 to 60 minutes. Picking Up the Tooth Always pick up the tooth by the crown and not the roots. Improper handling can lead […]

Making the Jump to Digital Imaging

Making decisions surrounding the purchase of new equipment is a part of dentistry seldom talked about. It’s not until you own your own practice that the business side of the profession truly becomes relevant. Knowing which new technologies to adopt and when are vital components to running a successful practice. It’s not always easy to […]

Dental Implants: The Recovery

The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary, but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and the individual and how well they manage their recovery. Luckily, the science and technology behind dental implants has improved drastically over the last few years, […]