Archive for May, 2019

Dealing with common staffing issues

Building a successful practice is a team effort. Just as a strong team can help propel your business forward, a weak team can hold you back. It’s imperative to identify staffing issues before they manifest into serious complications. Here are a few surefire signs to keep an eye out for. Training An employee who seems […]

Socket preservation

Your dentist or oral surgeon may have explained to you the benefits of having a dental implant installed immediately following tooth extraction. However, if you’re not ready to commit to a dental implant yet, you might want to consider socket preservation. In this post, we’ll explain what socket preservation is and how it can lead […]

The best freebies to give dental patients

A cornerstone of any successful dental practice is a strong network of loyal patients who return for additional treatment and recommend your services to others. Along with providing top-notch and pain-free care, the little things you do as a practice can go a long way towards creating a positive experience for your patients. Here are […]

Diabetes and dental implants

Are you hoping to get dental implants but worried that your diabetes may prevent you from being eligible for treatment? While a disease such as diabetes does present possible issues, having diabetes does not automatically disqualify you from the best permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. How does diabetes affect dental implants? It’s important to […]

Five low cost ways to hone your skills

A career in dentistry requires lifelong learning but not every self-improvement effort needs to cost an arm and a leg. Here are five cheap and easy ways to hone your craft without significant investment. 1. Listen to podcasts There are dozens of dentistry-related podcasts and hundreds if you expand your focus to include general business […]

Postop expectations following corrective jaw surgery

Undergoing corrective jaw surgery (called orthognathic surgery) can be a life-changing event for many patients–but it’s important to prepare yourself for the healing process. Dealing with soreness and discomfort Most patients want to know how sore they will be following their surgery. While every patient and every case is different, you should expect some swelling […]

Five mistakes to avoid on the way to retirement

No matter how much you love your job, you should have a solid retirement plan in place. Avoid these five common mistakes to insure your retirement funds are adequate when the time comes. 1. Counting on your practice to make up the bulk of your nest egg You invest a lot of time and money […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene is important. Those who practice good oral habits reap the benefits, while the latter… not so much. Most of us have a great deal of control over whether or not we keep our teeth as we age. Those who don’t follow a proper routine, end up losing their teeth, thus requiring the need […]

What is bruxism and how do I treat it?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding and includes gnashing or clenching your teeth. You can suffer from the condition unconsciously during the day (awake bruxism) or while you sleep (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep disorder and is often coupled with similar disorders such as sleep apnea or snoring. Awake bruxism […]

Finding the right practice to join

Whether you’re fresh out of dental school and looking for your first job or are deep into your career and feel like you need a change, finding the right dental practice to fit your goals and needs is a big career decision. Here are some ideas on how to select the right practice to join. […]