Archive for February, 2020

Ideas for eating after dental implant placement

Some people may want to treat implant surgery as an excuse for eating lots of ice cream, but if you want a healthier option, here are some delicious soft food ideas to make your postop recovery diet good for you, easy to prepare and fun to eat. Vegetable pureed soups Soup is the ultimate soft […]

Best practices for hiring dental practice staff

The learning curve for running your own dental practice can be long. Learning how to hire employees and build a great team is one very important element. Follow these simple guidelines to help with that process. Know what you want Whether you’re looking for administrative help, a hygienist, a dental assistant or an associate dentist, […]

What to do when you’ve chipped a tooth

Tooth enamel is one of the hardest materials in the body but biting into a hard candy or taking a spill on your rollerblades can still chip or crack your teeth. What do you do if this happens? Plan to see your dentist as soon as possible A chipped tooth may not seem like a […]

Getting overhead costs under control

Higher than average overhead costs can cut into your earnings and make it difficult to upgrade equipment, purchase new technology, invest in marketing or save for the future. If you suspect overhead costs are too high at your practice but can’t seem to find the leak, here are five areas to investigate and solutions for […]

When patients won’t confirm their appointments

Patients that don’t confirm their appointments add unwanted stress to your dental practice and might disrupt workflow for an entire day. Here are a few ideas for what to do when emails, phone calls, messages and texts have been ignored. Analyze patient history If the patient in question has been reliable in the past, it’s […]

History of Wisdom Teeth

Most people need their wisdom teeth removed, so why do we have them in the first place? Here’s a quick history lesson of wisdom teeth and the important role they once played! Wisdom teeth were once an extremely valuable asset to our ancestors. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and uncooked meat, third […]