One of the hardest challenges in dentistry is moving from room to room and being able to refocus and give each patient your full and undivided attention. In this video I will share a little trick I do to increase my presence as I move between rooms and patients.
A simple $25 tool is an incredible clinical resource in my dental practice. In this video I will share how I use a leaf gauge in routine practice and share a recent clinical situation where it was invaluable.
As I am trying to get systems in place at the new dental practice I recently acquired, I have been reviewing goal setting. In this process I will share how I use goal setting to increase implementation and putting systems in pace to accomplish these goals.
A common question I get from other dentists is about my choice of temporary cement. The rest of the question is "...so that the temps actually stay on". In this video I'll share the temporary cement I use and how I make sure temps stay on by verifying the excursive movements.
In this video I will share one of the tricks I learned to help me begin diagnosing a dental patient's occlusion without having a set of mounted models. The process begins using the photos I took, and was useful to help determine what occlusal changes I might make before going through the trouble of taking models.
I was recently asked during a hands-on program what my favorite polishing system is for indirect ceramics. There are many different options on the market. In this video I will share about OptraGloss, my favorite and why!
Sometimes we can learn valuable life lessons from a simple conversation. My 18 year old son helped me see the wisdom of how to develop confidence two simple ways that he is applying to his golf game, but can be applied to all facets of life.
Dental office schedules are a system that needs periodic review and evaluation. This may be even more important now since many have returned to practice with a different patient mix. In this video I will share a system I had in place which utilizes my entire team to manage our schedule for optimal efficiency and effectiveness.
In dental school most of us learned to use the same two sizes and lengths of dental anesthetic needles. Once I got out into practice and started to experiment with different sizes and lengths, I changed my protocol. In this video I will share what I use, and the clinical applications and advantages that lead me to these choices.
Sometimes the questions we ask our dental patients aren't structured to get us the information we are hoping for. Our clinical and planning decisions are based on the information we gather from patients. If we gather inaccurate impressions from their responses to our questions, we go down the wrong path clinically. Asking more powerful, well-crafted