Archive for September, 2018

A simple guide to making wisdom tooth extraction as easy as possible

Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a rite of passage few look forward to. But why not take control and do everything you can to make the procedure go as smoothly as possible? Here are a few tips to get you started. Find an oral surgeon that you trust Feeling comfortable with the person who […]

Designing a disaster recovery plan for your practice

It is said that you cannot plan for the unexpected but this is not an excuse for ignoring risk management at your dental practice. Prepare for potential issues with a written plan that can minimize the damage to your business. Write it down, review it annually A disaster plan is worthless if it’s not written […]

Thinking of becoming a dental educator?

Switching gears to a dental education career can be a rewarding decision. Engaging in academics is an excellent way to give back to the dental community. Here are five benefits to a position in dental education. Networking and camaraderie Working as a solo practitioner can become isolating. In academia, you’ll regularly interact with junior and […]

Are you a candidate for jaw surgery?

Dealing with a misaligned jaw or misaligned teeth can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Along with potential self-esteem issues related to the way your jawline or smile looks, legitimate medical concerns with chewing, speaking or TMJ pain can also exist. While any given patient’s candidacy for jaw (“orthognathic”) surgery must be discussed in detail with an […]


What Exactly is a Dental Implant?

Missing teeth? No problem. A dental implant is a way to replace an empty void that may be leaving you self-conscious about your smile. Whether the vacant spot is due to a sports injury, facial trauma, periodontal complication, or bad oral hygiene, it can fill the vacancy permanently and give you a boost of confidence. […]

Does your dental practice need a YouTube channel?

After Google, YouTube is the second most-visited website on the Internet. People love watching videos. It’s a favored method for consuming content, and amounts to half of all smartphone usage. If your practice isn’t on YouTube, you might want to think about starting a channel. What to post Videos should either provide valuable information to […]

When should you schedule your child’s first dental visit?

A baby’s first dentist appointment should be scheduled within six months after their first teeth arrive and no later than their first birthday. Here’s what to expect and how to prepare for your child’s initial consultation. Why so early? Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities from the moment they break through the gums. While your […]