[/caption] Many years ago in a lecture by Dr. Frank Spear I learned about the six photos he takes on every hygiene patient and it transformed my practice. Over the years I have come to depend on Read More
Custom Athletic Mouth Guards
[/caption] As the mom of three teenagers, all of whom are active in sports, I understand athletic mouth guards. Wearing a mouth guard is a critical piece of protective equipment. In addition to Read More
Why Do We Watch Disease?
During my presentation last Friday I showed the group a radiograph with a class two lesion and asked them to choose “Fill it or Watch It?” It’s a fun exercise to experience the thought process behind Read More
The Future Of Dental Continuing Education
This Thanksgiving weekend I am in New York, and today I am speaking at The Greater New York Dental Meeting. Dental Education has been a critical component of my professional and personal life. I know Read More
The Patient Forgot To Take Antibiotic Pre-Med
[/caption] Although the recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis have changed over the years, there are still numerous patients that require coverage prior to a dental appointment following the Read More
Cosmetic Botox in The Dental Office
The dialogue about whether or not dentists should be treating patients with cosmetic BOTOX and fillers has been going on now for years. I have been peripheral to it, and have never really had a Read More
Switching To A New Lab
I learned a very interesting statistic today: 68% of the time when a dentist switches laboratories it is because of inconsistent clinical results from their current lab. When I heard this, I wasn’t Read More
New Patient Emergency Visits
How do you handle new patients who call with a dental emergency? Are you accommodating and get everyone in? Maybe you have pre-blocked a certain number of emergency appointments that you save and only Read More
FMX or Panorex?
Life seems to go in trends, like the day that you work on tooth #19 on every patient. Last week the trend was to discuss why I recommend a full mouth series of radiographs or a Panorex. The first time Read More
Vision or Mission??
I met today for a coffee with a dentist that asked my assistance as he works to transform his practice. Our conversation today turned to the role and involvement of his team during this process. I Read More
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