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Dental Terms in Spanish to Help You Connect with Patients

Dental Terms in Spanish to Help You Connect with Patients

earning basic dental terms in Spanish can help close communication gaps with patients, but you shouldn't stop there. Consider adding cultural development,...

| 8 hours ago
Self-Awareness:  An Essential Trait of Contemporary Teambuilding

Self-Awareness: An Essential Trait of Contemporary Teambuilding

Spear's Dr. Ricardo Mitrani, discusses the benefits of using self-awareness in teambuilding to create healthier and happier relationships.

| 2 days ago
6 Ways to Improve Dental Case Acceptance

6 Ways to Improve Dental Case Acceptance

To enhance dental case acceptance, dentists must prioritize driving value for patients by offering comprehensive and personalized care. Here are six tips...

| 6 days ago
Customizing a Custom Abutment: When a Custom Abutment Is Not Custom Enough
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Customizing a Custom Abutment: When a Custom Abutment Is Not Custom Enough

Dr. John Carson walks through a case where a custom abutment needs to be further customized.

| 1 week ago
Dental Tools and Equipment: Tips for Lifecycle Management

Dental Tools and Equipment: Tips for Lifecycle Management

Managing dental tools and equipment throughout their lifecycle – from procurement to disposal – enhances efficiency and safeguards staff...

| 1 week ago
Back to Basics #2: Applying 2018’s Periodontitis Diagnosis Criteria

Back to Basics #2: Applying 2018’s Periodontitis Diagnosis Criteria

The 2018 periodontal classification changed the process for diagnosing periodontitis. In part two of this two-part series, Dr. Du Toit put these...

| 2 weeks ago
Back to Basics #1: Diagnosing Periodontitis with 2018’s Classification

Back to Basics #1: Diagnosing Periodontitis with 2018’s Classification

The 2018 periodontal classification changed the process for diagnosing periodontitis. In part one of this two-part series, Dr. Du Toit examines the...

| 2 weeks ago
Overcoming Failure in Dentistry:  Analyzing Interdisciplinary Collateral Damage

Overcoming Failure in Dentistry: Analyzing Interdisciplinary Collateral Damage

Addressing failure in dentistry involves probing root causes. Here, Dr. Mitrani explores interdisciplinary communication, planning, and execution barriers.

| 3 weeks ago
Optimizing Your Dental Office Communication Systems

Optimizing Your Dental Office Communication Systems

Unlock the potential of your dental office communication system. From role assignments to empowering patients, learn strategies for seamless care coordination.

| 4 weeks ago
Review of Findings (ROF) Part 3: The Why

Review of Findings (ROF) Part 3: The Why

Dr. Margaret Frankel explains the philosophy behind the 'review of findings' consultation and why it can be adapted for specific kinds of patients.

| 4 weeks ago
Review of Findings (ROF) Part 2: The How

Review of Findings (ROF) Part 2: The How

Dr. Margaret Frankel describes the details of how to conduct an effective review of findings (ROF) consultation with a patient.

| 1 month ago
Best Practices for Dental Records Retention

Best Practices for Dental Records Retention

Dental records retention is complex due to varying laws and requirements. Learn essential best practices to streamline compliance and safeguard patient...

| 1 month ago

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