Archive for February, 2018

Is sharing dental office space right for you?

Sharing office space is a common strategy for driving down overhead and improving a practice’s bottom line. In this post, we’ll cover the pros and cons of dentists sharing office space. Shared costs for equipment Purchasing new equipment can be an expensive investment, especially for machines only used for part of the day. Sharing space […]

Root canal or extract the tooth?

In the case that a severely decayed or infected tooth cannot be repaired with a filling alone, patients are generally given a choice between a root canal or a tooth extraction. Before deciding, it’s important to understand the consequences of both procedures. Steer towards saving the tooth Natural teeth look, feel and function better than […]

Examining zirconia milled prostheses

The benefits of full-arch implant restoration over traditional dentures are well-documented, but not every prosthetic installation is created equally. One option is milling the prosthesis from 100% monolithic zirconia instead of hybrid dentures built on a titanium framework. A more durable prosthesis Screw supported titanium dentures have provided excellent stability and functionality for years. Acrylic […]

A walkthrough of the cosmetic surgery process

Many patients find it helps with anxiety to gain a better understanding of the surgery process. In this post, we’ll give an overview of the cosmetic surgery timeline from initial consultation to full recovery. The initial consultation The first step in the process is to sit down with the surgeon to discuss your goals. The […]

How much should your practice be spending on marketing?

Marketing your dental practice is an ongoing process. Even for the busiest of offices, growth is the name of the game Here, we walk through the basics of determining your marketing spend. What are your goals? The age and growth cycle of your practice play a significant role in your need to invest in advertising. […]

A simple guide to implant-supported bridges

Dental bridges have long been an effective strategy for replacing missing teeth. By attaching one or more artificial teeth (“pontics”) to adjacent crowns (“abutments”) cemented on healthy teeth, dentists can fill in the gaps in your smile. But what if a patient doesn’t have enough healthy teeth to support crown abutments? In these cases, a […]

How to let someone go from your dental practice

As the owner of a dental practice, you may be required to let a member of your team go who isn’t working out. It’s natural to try and avoid this stressful situation, but keeping a staff member on board that is not a good fit can have substantial consequences for your business. No surprises An […]


Smoking and Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a cancer that develops within the mouth or oral cavity. But it doesn’t just affect the mouth, it can involve the lips, tongue, throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx and sinuses. There are many factors that can cause oral cancer, but smoking is one of the biggest lifestyle choices that can increase the […]