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The Curse of Knowledge: Improving Dental Patient Communication

The Curse of Knowledge: Improving Dental Patient Communication

Dental knowledge can be a curse when trying to communicate with patients effectively. Dr. Mitrani offers some tips for overcoming this challenge.

| 3 weeks ago
Improving the Patient Experience Utilizing Digital Workflows: A Visual Essay

Improving the Patient Experience Utilizing Digital Workflows: A Visual Essay

Using digital workflows in dentistry, dentists can communicate treatment plans and outcomes to patients more efficiently. Dr. Mitrani walks through one...

| 1 month ago
Managing Dentogingival Discrepancies: Orthodontic and Surgical Options

Managing Dentogingival Discrepancies: Orthodontic and Surgical Options

Dr. Mitrani offers insight on surgical and orthodontic treatment in dentogingival discrepancies in this article.

| 1 month ago
The Three Types of Listening: A Guide for Dentists and Their Teams

The Three Types of Listening: A Guide for Dentists and Their Teams

The three types of listening–objective, subjective, and intuitive–can help dentists improve patient relationships. Dr. Mitrani gives an overview here.

| 2 months ago
Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #2: Communication Tips

Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #2: Communication Tips

Dr. Mitrani provides tips to improve communication and the dentist-patient relationship in part 2 of this...

| 3 months ago
Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #1: Overcoming Biases

Building a Better Dental Patient Relationship #1: Overcoming Biases

Dr. Mitrani advises not to overlook bias from the old dental patient relationship when building a new one in part 1 of this 2-part...

| 3 months ago
Embracing Neurodiversity in Dentistry: A Journey of Self-Discovery
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Embracing Neurodiversity in Dentistry: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Embracing neurodiversity in dentistry is a journey of self-discovery and growth. Dr. Ricardo Mitrani shares how neurodiversity is a benefit to the dental...

| 3 months ago
Battling the Dental Overtreatment Tsunami in Today's Market
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Battling the Dental Overtreatment Tsunami in Today's Market

Communication is key to fighting dental overtreatment. Dr. Mitrani explains how to help patients avoid pitfalls through a real-life patient story.

| 4 months 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.

| 4 months 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.

| 5 months ago
Zygomatic Implants vs. Bone Grafting for Full Arch Solutions

Zygomatic Implants vs. Bone Grafting for Full Arch Solutions

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explores the benefits of zygomatic implants vs. bone grafting as a safe and efficient solution for full arch dental restorations.

| 9 months ago
Informed Decision-Making in a Patient’s Buyer’s Journey: The “Bottega Argument”

Informed Decision-Making in a Patient’s Buyer’s Journey: The “Bottega Argument”

Dr. Mitrani shares a strategy for helping to drive informed decision-making in a patient's buyer's journey through what he calls, the 'Bottega Argument.'

| 11 months ago