Archive for March, 2018

How to handle fearful patients

Fearful patients can be problematic for your practice’s bottom line. Cancelled appointments. Refusal of treatment. No shows. But scared patients can actually be good for business. Convert the fearful and they’ll become steadfastly loyal and sing your praises. Here are some tips for handling fearful patients. Identify and investigate Train reception staff to notice signs […]

Warning signs of impacted wisdom teeth

95% of all adults grow a third set of molars between the ages of 17 and 25. If you’re over 18 and wondering where your wisdom teeth are, you might be one of the lucky five percent. Then again, you might be dealing with impacted wisdom teeth and not even know it. It’s important to […]

What happens when you need a tooth extracted?

Whenever possible, your dentist or oral surgeon will do what they can to save your natural teeth. However, sometimes the only treatment option available is to remove a tooth. Having a tooth extracted typically isn’t as traumatic as some may believe. With modern dentistry techniques, you may feel nothing more than a slight discomfort following […]

Developing a mission and vision statement for your practice

Dentistry is competitive, which is why most management consultants recommend crafting a mission and vision statement to guide your practice along the way. It’s not that hard to do and these are very useful tools for keeping you and your team working towards the same goals. What’s the difference between a mission and a vision […]

How do I know if I need a bone graft?

If you’ve been missing one or more teeth for a long time and are considering dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement solution, you’ve probably heard about the possibility of needing a bone graft. Finding out if you need a bone graft is a straightforward, painless procedure but you will need to be examined by […]

Evaluating intraoral scanners

With so many models to choose from, shopping for a new intraoral scanner can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get the right intraoral scanner. A level playing field Technology has advanced to the point that the majority of intraoral scanners are similar in terms of quality and durability. Most well-known scanners […]

How to deal with burnout

Being a dentist can be stressful. Some of the reasons include: working alone, working in a confined area, trying to provide perfect treatment all of the time, dealing with the financial pressures of running a business and being around apprehensive patients. Burnout is a legitimate concern for dentists but it can be prevented using some […]

Are you a good candidate for All-on-4?

The option to replace an entire arch of teeth with All-on-4 dental implants is welcome news to patients who are missing all or a significant number of teeth. Most patients are eligible for the procedure. Here’s how to tell if you’re a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants. A clean bill of health Surgically placing […]

Facts About Bone Grafting

Modern bone grafts can be used to fix a number of dental and facial issues and are often required. Dental implants often cannot be placed without first getting a bone graft. If you are considering getting dental implants or think you’re in need of a bone graft, here are some things you may want to […]