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Is it time to invest in 3D printing?

Is it time to add a 3D printer to your repertoire of in-house tools? Here are some points to consider. Start with the end in mind Start your analysis by asking “What do you plan on using the printer for?” Dental models? Surgical guides? Clear aligners? Dentures? Avoid buying a 3D printer that can’t do […]

Tips for dental social media photography

Creating authentic content for your practice’s social media pages doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for making impromptu shots taken with your smartphone look great. Light and bright Keep the mood positive and cheery by only posting photos taken in well-lit areas. Natural light is best but artificial lighting is fine […]

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Why is local SEO important for dentists?

Optimizing your website to capture as much free organic search traffic as possible is a great way to keep your practice marketing working 24/7. What is local SEO? SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a set of strategies used to boost page ranking with Google, Bing and other search engines. Local SEO includes techniques that […]

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Grow your practice with teledentistry

Teledentistry rose in popularity during the pandemic and it looks like virtual appointments are here to stay. Teledentistry offers benefits to patients and doctors alike, even when you’re not doing it for social distancing. Get more out of in-person visits Teledentistry provides a quick way to touch base with your patients and determine whether an […]

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The four types of impacted wisdom teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth are caused when the third row of molars fail to emerge all the way through the gum line. When teeth are impacted, they are trapped between the gum tissue and jawbone and must be extracted in order to prevent damage, discomfort or other health concerns. In this post, we’ll explain the four […]

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Why is wisdom teeth extraction so common?

For many people, wisdom tooth extraction is the first and only oral surgery they experience in their life. Why is it the most common oral surgery? In this post, we’ll explain. The average mouth is too small to fit a new row of molars There are many theories for why humans have an extra row […]

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Habits to avoid when you have implants

Investing in dental implants can be a great decision for your oral health. Protect your investment by avoiding these six habits that can damage your implants and your existing teeth. Using tobacco Tobacco consumption in any form is detrimental to your oral health, including your implants, natural teeth, gums and all soft tissues of the […]

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How long until I’m back to normal after implant surgery?

Permanently renewing your smile with dental implants is a great way to return your mouth to its full, natural working condition, but just like any other surgery, you’ll need to give your body a little time to recuperate. Recovery time will vary from patient to patient, but here’s a rough idea of what to expect […]

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Tips for dealing with a dental industry labor shortage

Many areas around the country are experiencing a tight labor market for dental professionals. If you’re finding it hard to hire the staff you need, here are some potential solutions. Innovate in your workflows Now is the perfect time to seek out any inefficiencies in workflows in your practice and to look for opportunities to […]

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How to build trust with patients you inherit from another dentist

Whether you’ve purchased a practice from a retiring dentist or are taking over from an associate, inheriting new patients can be an exciting and challenging proposition. Understand what you’re stepping into Put yourself in the shoes of your new patients. Many could have been seeing their old dentist for years or decades. You’re a new […]