Archive for August, 2021

Understanding tooth extraction for orthodontics

Some patients require tooth extractions prior to getting braces. In this post, we’ll cover which situations necessitate tooth extractions and answer some of the most commonly asked questions related to extractions and orthodontics. When is tooth extraction necessary? The following issues are the most common reasons to extract teeth as part of your orthodontic treatment: […]

Four signs it may be time for implants

Living with missing teeth is no fun. You might feel like you need to hide the gaps in your smile when you speak or laugh. Even once you’ve learned to deal with the challenges and adapt, you can’t deny the impact missing teeth have on your life. If you’ve wondered if dental implants were right […]

Should I go to an oral surgeon to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common oral surgical procedures and for many people, the only oral surgery they will ever need. Many patients ask why it’s necessary to visit an oral surgeon for this procedure. “Can’t my dentist extract teeth?” In some cases, your dentist can extract wisdom teeth but there are […]

Preparing for your oral surgery consultation

If you’ve never been to an oral surgeon before, you might be nervous about your initial consultation. To help you be better prepared and more relaxed for your appointment, follow these simple steps. Be ready to explain your situation Even when the reason for your visit to the oral surgeon is clear, the doctor will […]

Should I ask patients if they’ve received a COVID vaccine?

Now that COVID vaccines have been readily available for all age groups for some time, you might be wondering if it’s a good idea to ask patients about their vaccination status. Are you allowed to ask patients if they’ve received a COVID vaccine? The question doesn’t break any rules but it may not be a […]

The state of teledentistry

Virtual healthcare was in the works long before the pandemic threw virtual “everything” into overdrive but can virtual dentistry really be viable? After-hours emergency support One of the most valuable benefits of teledentistry is giving patients access to round-the-clock emergency consultations, from any location. Whether a patient is experiencing an issue in the middle of […]

How to manage your team during challenging times

The pandemic may be the biggest industry upheaval you’ll experience in your career as a dentist but ups and downs are a usual part of running a practice. So how can you keep your team happy when the going gets tough? Nurturing a team environment Fostering an environment where everyone feels like they are part […]

Setting up a membership plan at your practice

A membership plan could be an attractive alternative, or supplement, to traditional dental insurance, both for your practice and the wellbeing of your patients. Discount versus prepaid plans Most membership plans can be categorized into one of two types: Discount plan: Patients pay a small one-time fee for a membership that provides a set discount […]

Tips for choosing the right oral surgeon

Choosing the right oral surgeon can make all the difference when looking for a positive experience. Be sure to take the following into consideration. Get referrals from people you trust Most of the time patients are referred to an oral surgeon by their dentist, but this isn’t always the case. If you’d like to find […]

What are soft tissue injuries?

Facial trauma from sports collisions, vehicle accidents and falls can cause damage to the lips, cheeks, gums and tongue. Known as soft tissue injuries, severe cases may require oral surgery for both medical and aesthetic reasons. Types of soft tissue injuries Almost all soft tissue injuries of the face can be categorized as cuts, punctures, […]