Restorative Dentistry Blog

5 tips for improving patient referrals

It’s no secret that word of mouth is the ultimate marketing tool for a dental practice. Even in today’s digital age, growing your business through referrals is a solid strategy. Here are 5 tips to help keep referrals rolling in.

5 easy promotions to run at your dental practice

It’s easy to let dental practice marketing slip to the bottom of your to-do list but ignoring new patient acquisition for too long could leave your practice in a hole. Here are five promotional ideas that can give a gentle boost to your appointments.

A simple guide to raising fees at your practice

Increasing prices can be a delicate subject at your dental practice, but as overhead costs rise, you’re left with very little choice but to pass the expense on to your patients. It’s just the nature of the business. Here are a few signs that your current fee structure may need to be reviewed.

5 pitfalls to avoid in your dental practice

Learning from your mistakes is part of running a successful business. But wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to just learn from the mistakes of others, instead? In this post, we’ll cover 5 common dental practice pitfalls and make suggestions on what you can do to avoid them.

3 equipment upgrades to consider

It’s not always easy to know when it’s time to upgrade expensive dental equipment at your practice. The real return on investment can be difficult to calculate and technology moves so fast that it’s hard to stay ahead of the curve. Here are three situations where the expenditure typically pays off.

Making your dental practice unique

Patients have many options when it comes to choosing a dentist. Make your dental practice unique and positive results will follow. Consider the following strategies to get the job done.

Endodontic spotlight: negative pressure irrigation

Success in endodontic therapy relies on the ability to effectively remove debris and bacteria from the canal system via irrigation. Traditionally, positive pressure with a syringe or irrigation needle has been the technique for cleansing and sterilizing the canal. However, bacteria can remain in the final apical third, creating the need for an alternate irrigation […]

Eye safety in your dental practice

Preventing eye infections or other eye-related injuries is an important aspect of any dental office’s safety protocol. Patients, clinicians and assistants should be protected against common eye hazards. As a refresher to eye safety in your dental practice, here are a few pointers to ensure you, your staff and your patients stay safe.

3 reasons to hire a consultant for your dental practice

A dentist is also the CEO, CFO, hiring manager, director of sales and marketing and human resources staff of their practice. When business is soft, it’s often difficult to pinpoint which area needs attention. Have you thought about bringing in an industry expert to light the way? Hiring a consultant might be the best course […]

How to handle fearful patients

Fearful patients can be problematic for your practice’s bottom line. Cancelled appointments. Refusal of treatment. No shows. But scared patients can actually be good for business. Convert the fearful and they’ll become steadfastly loyal and sing your praises. Here are some tips for handling fearful patients.