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Does Your Practice Need a Sterilization Tech?

Does Your Practice Need a Sterilization Tech?

Does your office need a sterilization tech? If dental patient volume is up, but efficiency is down, it may be time to consider one.

| 4 days ago
The Diagnosis First Approach to Occlusal Splints
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The Diagnosis First Approach to Occlusal Splints

Occlusal splints are a crucial aspect of dental care. In Dr. Curt Ringhofer's post, delve into their diverse benefits for patients with airway-disordered...

| 6 days ago
Conflict Management for Dental Practice Team Members

Conflict Management for Dental Practice Team Members

Conflict management in a dental practice is crucial for staff morale and productivity. Here's what you need to know about handling interpersonal conflicts...

| 1 week ago
The Single Central Checklist in Anterior Tooth Restoration

The Single Central Checklist in Anterior Tooth Restoration

Meeting patient expectations with anterior tooth restoration is indeed a significant challenge. After all, these procedures involve not just restoring...

| 2 weeks ago
Dental Website Design for the Best User Experience

Dental Website Design for the Best User Experience

Advanced dental website features reduce barriers and enhance patient experiences. Treat sites as operational extensions to streamline tasks as you empower...

| 2 weeks ago
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...

| 3 weeks 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.

| 3 weeks 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 month 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 month 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...

| 1 month 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.

| 1 month 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

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