Archive for May, 2021

Why did my dentist send me to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction?

Your dentist can perform most simple tooth extractions but there are some situations where the specialty knowledge, experience, and care of an Oral Surgeon is required. If your dentist has referred you to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction, it’s probably for one of the following reasons. Your tooth is impacted Extracting an impacted […]

What to do in the event of an oral emergency

For many oral emergencies, prompt care is vital for achieving the best treatment results. Don’t hesitate to contact your dentist or oral surgeon’s helpline to discuss your situation Knocked out tooth If an adult tooth is knocked out completely, try to carefully place the tooth back into the socket and seek help immediately. If you […]

How to drive patients back to your practice

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely be the single biggest cause of patient cancellations over the course of your entire dental career. Today, well over a year since the virus began to spread, you probably have many patients who are still behind on cleanings, checkups and treatments. Here are a few tips to help remind patients […]

How to market the patient experience

It’s common for dentists who are new to marketing their own practice is to rely too heavily on clinical skills, experience and education. While all this stuff looks impressive on a résumé, it’s just not what most patients consider when making their final decision. In this post, we’ll explain how you can create a more […]

Understanding the process of getting an implant

If you’ve been considering getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, you might be curious about the process. Here’s what you can expect to get your smile back again! Initial consultation and examination The first step is to schedule an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for an implant. During […]

What is a surgical extraction?

There are many reasons why your dentist or oral surgeon might recommend a tooth extraction, for both medical and cosmetic results. In this post, we’ll explain how a surgical extraction works and what you can expect from the procedure. Simple versus surgical extraction When the tooth that needs to be removed is fully exposed in […]

Dental practice succession planning

Proper succession planning is a vital step for securing your financial future and protecting your legacy when the time comes to sell your practice. Don’t wait until the last minute to start thinking about what’s next. Most dental practice attorneys recommend you begin working on your plan at least five years before retirement, if not […]

Best practices for dental staff meetings

Staff meetings are a valuable tool to keep everyone informed and up to date and foster a stronger team environment through feedback, the sharing of ideas and an opportunity to ask questions. Here are some tips to get the most out of staff meetings at your practice. Meetings should be brief but frequent Don’t wait […]