Archive for June, 2019

The role of orthodontics in implant treatment

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth that can restore your smile and provide nearly the same functionality as natural teeth–but if you’ve been missing one or more teeth for a long time, you might require additional treatments before your jaw is ready for implants. In this article, we’ll discuss how orthodontics can […]

Acquiring a practice

Purchasing an existing practice from a retiring dentist is often a good way to get into business but how can you find the right opportunity for you? Here are some areas to consider. Outline your lifestyle Brainstorm some ideas about the type of life you hope to lead. Are you looking to maximize earnings? Work […]

Simple versus surgical tooth extraction

There are several situations in which your dentist may recommend one of your teeth be extracted. Some examples include severe tooth decay, irreparable damage to your tooth, a serious infection or crowding of the mouth. In this post, we’ll explain the difference between “simple” and surgical extractions and when each type is needed. No incision […]

Eight phone apps to consider

With all the technology available in a modern operatory, you may forget that one of the most powerful tools for running your practice is your smartphone. Here are eight smartphone/tablet apps that may be worth evaluating. 1.   Rhinogram Need a HIPAA-compliant messaging app to safely send and receive X-rays, PDFs, photos and other sensitive documents? […]

How to prepare your team for the sale of your practice

Whether you’re heading into retirement or starting a new adventure, negotiating the sale of your practice could be quite an exciting event in your life. But for the people who work for you, the opposite might be true. Many employees prefer stability, and a sudden shift that’s out of their control could potentially lead to […]

When Should You Consider Dental Implants?

Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to replace […]

What is an apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is a treatment typically performed on patients with a failed root canal. If you are suffering from a failed root canal, it’s possible that an apicoectomy can save your tooth from extraction. In this article, we’ll cover why root canals fail, who is a good candidate for an apicoectomy, and what to expect […]