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Dental Mentoring and Study Clubs for Growth

Dental Mentoring and Study Clubs for Growth

Dental mentoring and study clubs foster personal and professional development. Dr. Steinberg offers insights into finding mentors and engaging in study...

| 2 days ago
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.

| 4 days ago
Rubber Dam Benefits Part 2: Advocating for Cofferdam Integration

Rubber Dam Benefits Part 2: Advocating for Cofferdam Integration

In this follow-up to his last article on the cofferdam, Dr. Jason Smithson offers some tips for overcoming common objections and advocating for its use.

| 1 week ago
The Introduction of the Rubber Dam in Operative Dentistry

The Introduction of the Rubber Dam in Operative Dentistry

Dr. Jason Smithson explores the rubber dam in dentistry, its origins, benefits, and practical tips for placement. Learn why it's crucial for clinical...

| 1 week ago
5 Illegal Dental Billing Practices to Avoid

5 Illegal Dental Billing Practices to Avoid

There are five illegal billing practices you may unintentionally commit when providing estimates, unbundling services, or navigating medical coding. Stay...

| 2 weeks ago
Dental Zirconia: What Type Do I Use?
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Dental Zirconia: What Type Do I Use?

Dental zirconia, widely used but often misunderstood, poses challenges due to varying types. Dr. Bonk offers clarity and guidance for optimal outcomes.

| 2 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...

| 3 weeks ago
Mindfulness Breaks: Transforming Your Lunch Time into a Zen Zone

Mindfulness Breaks: Transforming Your Lunch Time into a Zen Zone

In this post, learn how transforming your lunch hour into a Zen zone with mindfulness breaks isn't just a lofty idea; it's a game changer for your daily...

| 4 weeks ago
Explaining the Benefits of Toothpaste to Fight Dangerous Dental Trends
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Explaining the Benefits of Toothpaste to Fight Dangerous Dental Trends

Explaining the benefits of toothpaste to your patients may seem elementary, but it could help you fight dangerous dental trends. Learn more here.

| 1 month ago
Removing Provisionals for Anterior Teeth Restoration

Removing Provisionals for Anterior Teeth Restoration

Enhance your approach to anterior teeth restoration with this comprehensive guide. Dr. Ledger provides practical and reliable techniques for predictable...

| 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.

| 1 month ago

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