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Top 6 Methods for Managing Gagging Patients

Top 6 Methods for Managing Gagging Patients

Dr. Jeff Lineberry lists his top 6 methods for managing patients who have a hyperactive gag...

| 4 months ago
10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep
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10 Steps to Posterior Crown Prep

Dr. Lineberry teaches 10 essential steps to preparing posterior crowns that can help any dentist make the process quick, predictable, and...

| 5 months ago
Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Why Dental Caries are On the Rise

Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Why Dental Caries are On the Rise

Why are dental caries on the rise? Visiting faculty Dr. Jeff Lineberry discusses the causes behind the increase in decay.

| 6 months ago
When Patients Present With Confusing Pain
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When Patients Present With Confusing Pain

Nine potential causes of pain for patients who don't have an obvious diagnosis.

| 11 months ago
Secrets to Starting New Patient Conversations
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Secrets to Starting New Patient Conversations

Don't let new dental patients walk out the door after their first exam. Prevent departures with strategies to improve the findings conversation and increase...

| 1 year ago
We’re All In This Together, Right?
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We’re All In This Together, Right?

Don't be stressed and overwhelmed about dental practice management during the COVID-19 crisis. Take time for a little gratitude and self-care to ensure...

| 2 years ago
How Dentists Can Cope with Compassion Fatigue

How Dentists Can Cope with Compassion Fatigue

Are you stressed and suffering? It's time for dentists to consider the insidious impact of compassion fatigue.

| 2 years ago
Let’s Be Real: Dentistry is Mentally Challenging 
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Let’s Be Real: Dentistry is Mentally Challenging 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, dentists facing serious personal or workplace stress should consider how 'real' their struggles are and seek...

| 2 years ago
Are Your Dental Patients 'Hearing' You?

Are Your Dental Patients 'Hearing' You?

If you're seeing a lot of your patients walk away without accepting treatment, it may be time to rethink your communication approaches.

| 3 years ago
5 Types of Tooth Fractures: The Silent Epidemic Part II

5 Types of Tooth Fractures: The Silent Epidemic Part II

Discover the five types of cracks in teeth in this second article on the silent epidemic of cracked teeth.

| 3 years ago
Curing Lights 101: Where Are We Today?

Curing Lights 101: Where Are We Today?

Learn more about how curing lights have evolved over time to become what they are today.

| 3 years ago
Just the Basics Please, Part II: Restoring the Single Implant
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Just the Basics Please, Part II: Restoring the Single Implant

In my last segment, I went through the basic parts and pieces of implants to give some insight into what is a mystery for many. As I mentioned in...

| 3 years ago