Archive for 2019

Flossing: Absolutely Necessary!

  Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were […]

Wisdom Teeth Aftercare

Having your impacted wisdom teeth removed is a serious surgical procedure, and post-operative care is extremely important! Read on for instructions on how to care for your sore mouth, and how to minimize unnecessary pain and complications. Immediately Following Surgery: Keep a firm, yet gentle, bite on the gauze packs that have been placed in […]

Building a strong culture in your dental practice

Weak office culture can hinder productivity and can even be sensed by patients. One of the top causes of a weak culture is a divide between leaders and their staff. Leveraging gratitude and appreciation is an easy-to-implement approach for establishing a strong cohesive team. Appreciation is important Feeling that your efforts are appreciated is a […]

Hiring an office manager

Finding an office manager who fits your culture can make a big difference to the success of your practice. Here are some simple tips to help make that happen. It goes without saying that you won’t hire an office manager who doesn’t possess the relevant skill set and work experience to do the job but […]

Opening an additional office

You may be considering opening an additional location to generate greater earnings for your practice. If you have considered expanding your business in this way, here are some tips to keep in mind. Buy vs. build As with opening your first office, you can either build from scratch or purchase an existing practice. Both avenues […]

Tips for handling challenging patients

As a dentist, it’s likely you have to deal with some challenging patients. From patients who writhe in the chair to those that are serial no-shows, and more, problem patients can impact your practice. Here are a few common patient issues and tips for mitigating their negative effect. Doesn’t follow your advice A patient who […]

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant

Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. […]

Successful case presentation

A low rate of treatment acceptance is a common obstacle that prevents an otherwise healthy dental practice from reaching its full potential. Fixing this problem is one of the fastest ways to boost growth. Here are three effective strategies for helping your patients accept necessary treatment, while increasing job satisfaction and further developing your practice. […]

4 simple tips for building patient relationships

The very nature of dental care makes it difficult to naturally build personal relationships with your patients. Sitting in the dentist chair is definitely no trip to the spa! How busy you are or how uncomfortable your patient may be makes it more necessary that you focus on building patient relationships outside of the clinical […]

Why an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a good choice for BOTOX®

BOTOX® and Restylane® have revolutionized the way we fight the signs of aging. Millions of people around the world have used these products to make non-surgical enhancements to their appearance by reducing or eliminating wrinkles­––and you can, too. While these procedures could be done by a dermatologist, there are benefits to having your treatment planned […]