Archive for December, 2017

Dental practice accounting tip: Get a grip on receivables

Learning to run your dental practice like a business can be an obstacle for dentists who have recently taken the plunge and purchased or opened their own office. If your accounts receivables list looks like it belongs to a loan officer, it might be time to revamp your collection process. Changing your mindset There’s a […]

How to find a dentist when you’re new in town

Moving to a new area can be an exciting proposition, but comes with the necessity of finding a mechanic you can trust, a dry cleaner who gets the stains out and medical professionals who take care of you and your family. With so many dentists to choose from, how can you be sure that you’ve […]

5 ways to raise capital to expand your practice

Managing the business side of your dental practice means dealing with capital expenditures, including figuring out where the capital will come from. In this post, we outline five ways to secure capital. 1. Bank or SBA loan Taking out a traditional loan is the most common strategy for funding the expansion of your practice. In […]

The pros and cons of full-arch dentures

For a long time, full-arch dentures were the only treatment option for patients missing all or almost all of their upper or lower teeth. Today alternatives such as All-on-4 have given many patients a better long-term solution but in some cases dentures may still make sense. This post gives an overview of some of the […]

Is assisted hygiene right for your dental practice?

Assisted hygiene is a popular buzzword in the dental care industry. You may even be considering hiring a hygiene assistant for your practice. In this article, we’ll give an overview of the pros and cons of assisted hygiene. Freeing up time Just as hiring a dental hygienist frees up time for the dentist to see […]

Auto accidents and facial surgery

Recovering from an auto accident can be a traumatic experience in a person’s life, particularly if they’ve suffered structural damage to their face. Facial trauma is not just painful; it can lead to low self-esteem or even depression. What is the first step in considering facial reconstructive surgery? The first step in considering reconstructive surgery […]

5 things to consider before taking a business loan

Staying competitive in a rapidly evolving field like dentistry can be challenging. Whether you’re interested in upgrading your equipment, renovating your office or moving into a bigger space, sometimes the only available choice for footing the bill is a loan. Here are 5 things to consider taking a loan. 1. Define a specific purpose for […]

What are facial implants made of?

A growing trend in cosmetic surgery is the insertion of facial implants to enhance the patient’s appearance. Facial implants can be used on the upper face, cheek, nose and lips, chin or jaw. Naturally, one of the primary concerns of patients considering implant treatment is what the implants are made of. While a wide variety […]

woman smiling holding a dental implant

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone grafting and dental implants typically go hand-in-hand, as the loss of a tooth can wear down the surrounding jawbone structure and a dental implant is a common procedure to replace lost teeth. As soon as a person loses a tooth, bone loss begins. In order to place a sturdy, reliable dental implant, a bone […]

Alternative techniques for treating maxillo-mandibular atrophy

Maxillary and mandibular bone atrophy presents a challenge for implants. Traditionally, bone grafting has been the dentist’s primary tool when facing severe atrophy. A more recent approach is to forego grafting with the use of zygomatic implants or short large-diameter implants. While these techniques require a greater level of surgical skill than oral rehabilitation and […]