Archive for June, 2018

JADA Article Published: Radiolucent lesion of the anterior maxilla

We enjoy sharing the solutions we uncover to complex patient needs with our fellow professionals to allow others to provide better care in the future. We are proud to announce that Dr. Vincent Novelli of Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery was published in May by the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) for his […]

5 reasons to replace missing teeth

More than just aesthetics are at stake when deciding to fill the gaps in your teeth. Your teeth are tools for eating but they also play a crucial role in shaping your face, stimulating bone growth in the lower third of your head and defining how you present yourself to the outside world. 1.   Protect […]

How much money do I need to start my own dental practice?

Starting your own practice is daunting, but dental practice startup costs might not be quite as bad as you think. You generally don’t need a million dollars to open your own office and given the high success rate in the dental industry, it’s relatively straightforward and easy to secure a loan if you’ve got good […]

Most common causes of dental implant failure

Fortunately, over 95% of dental implants are successful. But what causes the rare failures that can occur? Implant related gum disease (peri-implantitis) The soft and hard tissues surrounding an implant are susceptible to a form of inflammation known as peri-implantitis. This can lead to bone loss and infection which could result in the loss of […]

7 ideas for reducing no-shows at your dental practice

Late cancellations and no-shows are a thorn in the side of any dental practice. They can cause a major disruption in your workflow and are a significant source of lost profits. These 7 tips can reduce no-shows and protect your bottom line. 1.    Utilize automated reminders No-shows are more often a function of forgetfulness than […]

When is tooth extraction absolutely necessary?

If you suffer from one of the following conditions, your dentist or oral surgeon may suggest a tooth extraction. Don’t worry, with proper care having a tooth extracted is not painful and there are a number of treatment options to replace your missing tooth. Extreme decay that is not repairable with a filling or crown […]

Offering patients flexible payment and financing options

If problems with billing have proven to be a barrier to growth at your dental practice office, it could be that a review of your payment and financing options is overdue. The future is digital Processing a bill from start to finish using old school paper methods is a slow and laborious process that may […]

What to expect when you need a bone graft

Patients who have been wearing dentures or missing teeth for a long period of time may experience jaw bone deterioration or bone loss. With no roots to transfer pressure to the jaw through the teeth while chewing, the bone is not stimulated to maintain its volume. This can lead to a patient’s jaw bone being […]

When do You Need a Bone Graft?

Bone grafts are essential for replacing missing or damaged bone in your jaw. Whether a cavity has reduced your tooth to an empty, gummy space after an extraction, or gum disease has caused loose teeth, a bone graft can repair and rebuild the damaged bone needed to support a dental implant. Surrounding teeth can also […]