Taking radiographs is a routine activity in a dental practice, and so is reading those films and sharing what we see with our patients. What isn't so common is chart notes that reflect the actual Read More
The New Patient Tour
This afternoon we had one of our routine team meetings. We try and get together as a group every 6-8 weeks for an afternoon in addition to our other meetings.At the last meeting I asked the team to Read More
Orthodontic Retention: Part 2
Dr. Cheryl DeWood continues her discussion about how long orthodontic retention should last. 2. When does the orthodontist’s responsibility for retention end? This can vary a lot. As I said above, Read More
How Do I Get My Numbers Up?
Sheri Kay from ACT Dental Practice Coaching shares one of the most common questions she is asked. It seems as though every conversation I had this week was about one thing: “how do we bring our Read More
Office Systems: Why and How?
I spent time yesterday finishing my presentation on systems for the Cerec 27.5 meeting in Las Vegas. As I put my head to the concept of systems I thought about the countless hours that I spend Read More
Allergic Reaction To A Dental Cleaning?
Sometimes we encounter situations int he practice of dentistry that are unique. The first response can be to dismiss it as an anomaly or even the patient's imagination. On the other hand a little Read More
To Track or Not To Track?
During a bike ride this weekend my cycle-computer decided to stop working. What that meant to me was that I could no longer track all of the vital statistics that are important to my performance. Read More
Post-Op Instructions: How Do You Give Them To Patients?
I had a patient in the office today for an adjustment of his anterior bite plane appliance. When I came in and asked how he was doing he said "great, but I think I melted my mouthguard". Curious I Read More
Dynamic Job Descriptions
I am in the process of creating an updated office manual over the next few months. One of the key pieces will be the job descriptions for each of the employees on the team. I have had the opportunity Read More
Hygiene Salaries, What’s Your Percentage?
So in previous posts both Dr. Mark Kleive and I have discussed the concept of a productive and profitable hygiene department. The first step in achieving this is to analyze your hygiene practice Read More
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