Archive for October, 2017

Advantages of lasers in periodontal care

Lasers are rising in popularity for periodontal care. In this post, we look at the reasons lasers are well suited for periodontal debridement and the common types of lasers available. The purpose of periodontal debridement Hyperactive inflammation at the root and gums can destroy connective tissue and eventually lead to tooth loss. Prevention begins with […]

Mouth guards

Knocked out teeth, cracked teeth and facial fractures are common facial traumas treated by dentists and oral surgeons. While many of these injuries are caused by unpredictable accidents, a significant percentage of dental traumas are suffered while participating in sports. In fact, the link between sports and facial trauma is so strong that it sparked […]

Is your practice ready for chairside CAD/CAM?

While any dentist who is up-to-date on industry trends is surely aware of chairside CAD/CAM technology, a surprisingly low percentage of practices nationwide are using it. It’s one of those changes that often sounds good in theory yet continually gets pushed on to the back burner. Single-visit dentistry is easier to schedule, eliminates the need […]

The benefits of cosmetic facial surgery

Most patients experience significant psychological benefits from cosmetic facial surgery. Being happy with the way we look matters, so it stands to reason that correcting a feature that causes a patient frustration will naturally lead to improved self-esteem. The benefits of opting for cosmetic surgery extend far beyond basic vanity. Greater confidence can lead to […]

How to educate your patients

Many patients suffer from a lack of knowledge that perpetuates their anxiety about a visit to the dentist. Patients who are properly educated on procedures and options are less likely to be fixated on worries about pain or finances and will be more focused on the benefits of treatment. Build a robust website An effective […]

6 advantages of dental implants over dentures

Dealing with missing teeth can be a stressful situation. Losing teeth affects your ability to chew, eat and speak as well as lowering self-confidence and altering your smile. Fortunately, modern dentistry presents more tooth replacement strategies than ever before. While opting for dentures is more affordable in the short term, dental implants offer 6 distinct […]

Dental practice waiting room upgrades

Impressing patients and earning new referrals takes more than simply providing top-notch dental care. Growing your dental practice means keeping your eye on the entirety of your patients’ experience. Face it, few people are thrilled to be next in line to sit in your chair. Some are nervous. Some have small children to contend with. […]

A simple guide to digital record keeping

In 2017, you’d be hard pressed to find a dental office still updating and storing patient records by hand. Electronic record keeping provides better care by enhancing the quantity and quality of information stored, more efficient processing and data recall. But just because dental offices have almost universally upgrades to computerized record keeping doesn’t mean […]

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When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

You may have heard in the past that dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants are a great option for a lot of different situations, but when is getting a dental implant the best option for you? There are a few circumstances where receiving an […]