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You Only Treat What You See - Again

Here we go again… This 68-year-old gentleman recently entered my practice – he came in because he wanted his teeth bleached. He is retired, of...

| 6 years ago
11

Now, this is interesting!

This patient was referred to me by a local periodontist for a restorative consultation. He had recently moved to Scottsdale from another city. He...

| 4 years ago
10

Four Keys to Implementing Digital Photography in Your Practice

For a long time I used to naively reason that I don't take clinical pictures as often as I should because I need to invest in product 'X.' I thought when I...

| 3 years ago
8

The 'Smart Practice' Solution

You can always spot the dentists who have truly internalized a modern approach to dentistry. They're the ones who use technology in an integrated way...

| 3 years ago
8

A Tooth Wear Case

In this tooth wear case study, we look at overcoming the fear and frustration of treating worn dentition by using Facially Generated Treatment Planning.

| 10 months ago
7

Photo Tips

Those blasted buccal shots! Hard to see and hard to be sure that the correct alignment and framing are in the image. Most of the time, I believe that...

| 5 years ago
7

The Problem With Being a Really Good Dentist

You get a new patient in the chair (always an exciting time) and you provide a comprehensive examination and diagnosis to the best of your abilities—skills you...

| 4 years ago
6

CHECKLISTS

I'm planning for a patient appointment shortly after New Year's, and part of my preparation is putting together the appropriate checklist. Do you...

| 4 years ago
6

Setting Fees Based on Your Expertise

A high-tech, high-volume power plant suffers a breakdown that grinds everything to a halt. All the engineers and maintenance people on the team do everything...

| 3 years ago
6

The First Thing to Say When a Patient Says No

What do you do when a patient says no to the dental problems you have shown them? If you're like many dentists, you consider your job done, accept their...

| 3 years ago
6

Interdisciplinary Management of Traumatic Fractures

Using a case presentation, Dr. Gregg Kinzer breaks down the steps of proper treatment planning.

| 1 year ago
4

HUDDLE UP: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CARE AND CARING IN A DENTAL PRACTICE

It's a difference worth noting. Patients aren't really in a position to judge the quality of the clinical care you provide. Don't get me wrong –...

| 4 years ago