Archive for November, 2021

What are the warning signs of TMJ?

If you’ve been experiencing jaw discomfort or you have noticed a popping or clicking sound when you open your mouth, it is possible you are dealing with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. In this post, we’ll cover the most common symptoms and warning signs of TMJ, provide at-home care options for relief and let you […]

Wisdom tooth extraction and pregnancy

In this post, we’ll cover what you need to know about pregnancy and wisdom tooth extraction. Weighing the risks of extracting now or waiting Is getting your wisdom teeth extracted while pregnant a good idea? It depends on several factors, including the trimester you are in, the condition of your teeth and the risk of […]

What is a patient-centric schedule?

Focused on being respectful and responsive to patient preferences, values and needs, a patient-centered practice is one where the patient’s perspective guides all clinical decisions. It’s an approach that requires a shift in mindset and work culture for both the dentist and their team. In this post, we’ll talk about building a patient-centric schedule and […]

How to handle childcare issues for parents on your team

Keeping your practice fully staffed and running smoothly can be challenging when one or more of your team members is struggling with childcare concerns. Grow your team The easiest way to alleviate scheduling concerns is to add another name to the schedule. Even part-time help can make a big difference. While putting another employee on […]

What exactly is oral surgery?

Many people don’t know what an oral surgeon really does until they need to have their wisdom teeth taken out. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of which procedures qualify as oral surgery and how an oral surgeon differs from your dentist. Related to the mouth, jaw, face and neck Oral and maxillofacial surgeons […]

The benefits of investing in your oral health

Taking care of your teeth and mouth is more important than some people realize and can have a serious impact on your overall health. Here are some of the benefits of investing in your oral health. Less discomfort and better functionality Instead of “getting used to” having missing teeth or other dental issues, investing in […]

Do you need an oral pathology screening?

A professional oral pathology screening can diagnose conditions early, allowing for easier treatment options and a much higher success rate. While your dentist and oral surgeon will provide routine checks, it’s a good idea to schedule an oral pathology screening appointment when potential signs of oral cancer are present. Areas of the oral cavity to […]

What to expect when recovering from implants

You might be wondering how long it will take you to recover from your implant surgery. This brief guide will give you a better idea of what you can expect, along with easy things you can do to speed up recovery. Prepare for your appointment Although implant surgery is generally a simple procedure, you can […]

How to compete as a solo practice

As the number of DSOs grows and the dental practice landscape shifts, you might start wondering how you’re going to succeed as a solo practice. Here are some ideas to differentiate yourself from large corporate offices. Compete on your terms Big corporations have the scale, capital, systems and processes to run highly efficient businesses and […]

Risk management in your practice

Protecting your practice against risks requires a multi-dimensional strategy that covers your patients and employees, cybersecurity, tax liabilities, legal situations, insurance, HIPAA, OSHA, malpractice and more. Avoid getting overwhelmed and take risk management at your practice one step at a time. Get expert advice Specialist knowledge is important when it comes to protecting your practice. […]