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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 […]

Questions to ask before getting implants

Whether you’ve recently lost a tooth or have been missing teeth for quite some time, dental implants can be a great solution for reliable permanent tooth replacement. When meeting with your dentist or oral surgeon, here are some common questions that you may want to discuss. How do I know if I am a good […]

Five ideas to improve practice marketing

While most dentists like acquiring new patients, not all enjoy all the legwork that goes into marketing their practice. Here are five simple tips to improve your marketing efforts that don’t require a substantial commitment of money or time. 1. Encourage patients to engage on your social media pages An interactive social media page is […]

Oral Health: Get Your Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is the time to be proactive and get yourself […]

What are impacted canines?

While many patients have heard of impacted wisdom teeth, they’re not the only teeth that can become impacted. Other teeth can also remain stuck under the surface of your gums due to crowding or having a small mouth. Upper cuspid teeth, or canines, are the “I” teeth on the corners of the mouth. They are […]

Tips for hiring a digital marketing agency

Marketing a dental practice these days requires quite a different skill set than it used to. While traditional marketing techniques still have a place in your marketing plan, digital approaches are quickly becoming key to driving new patients through your doors. For many practices, hiring a digital marketing agency is a quick and easy way […]