Archive for July, 2018

How oral health care changes with age

Caring for senior patients presents a number of unique challenges. Here are some tips to help you develop a treatment strategy that works for an older age group. Educate patients on the importance of continuing care Many seniors presume that tooth loss is an inevitable part of aging. Inform your patients how diligent brushing and […]

The importance of telephone training for reception staff

As the initial point of contact for your dental practice, how your front office staff answer the phone makes a real impact on patient relations. In order to make the best possible first impression, staff must be trained in telephone best practices. Here are a few basics. Training Everyone needs training. Even those with years […]

Tips for reducing sugar intake

It’s no secret that sugar is a leading cause of tooth decay and other dental problems. Kicking the habit is no easy task, but with a little willpower and some proven sugar reduction techniques, you can make a serious dent in the amount of sugar you consume on a daily basis. Here are some easy […]

Go green! Making your practice environmentally friendly

A typical dental practice features a variety of disposable plastics, sterilization chemicals and some high energy usage. By working to make your office as green as possible you can do your part to make the world a little cleaner and appeal to a growing market of environmentally-conscious patients. According to the Eco-Dentistry Association, reducing the […]

What are mini dental implants?

While your dentist or oral surgeon will usually recommend traditional dental implants, there are certain circumstances where mini implants are the preferred–or only possible option. In this post, we’ll discuss the difference between the two techniques and cover when mini dental implants could be right for you. Strength, size and installation Mini implants measure approximately […]

Effective ads for your dental practice

Many dental practice ads are ineffective for one reason: They are written by dentists FOR dentists but dentists aren’t your target market, patients are. Here are a few simple guidelines to help you write better ads. Alternatively, invest in the services of a professional copywriter or agency. Grab their attention The most important element of […]

Common Dental Implant Myths

Insecure about a missing tooth? Don’t be. With dental implants (link), you can get your smile back to looking perfect. For many, dental implants provide the feeling of having their natural teeth back again. This is because instead of being a removable type of device, such as a dental flipper, dental implants are permanently embedded […]