I think we often take for granted the things we use everyday in our dental practice that make our lives much easier and help us deliver the best possible results to our patients. In my video I want to discuss 3 things that are my favorites, and that I would not want to practice without.
Presented by Mark Kleive, DDS, with Lee Ann Brady, DMD The topic of wealth accumulation creates fear, confusion and/or frustration for many people - including dentists. These behaviors derail our short-term and long-term plans for a flourishing retirement. This webinar will identify and explore the 5 hurdles to wealth accumulation with simple ideas
Getting ready for my program at the California Dental Association I was thinking about how I help patients understand the value of an organized occlusion. Over the years the most powerful way has been to work with them on an anatomic appliance and allow them to experience the difference. This video shows how I work with a patient to get them to identify the
Financial freedom is learning to live on less then you make, which means that you are saving some of the money you earn. Financial Independence is when the return on the money you have invested is large enough that it can replace the money you earn with your hands. For much of my career the idea of achieving financial independence seemed totally unreachable.
So I had a unique opportunity this week to learn about learning. I was helping out with a construction project at my office. An unfortunate mistake on my part resulted in my breaking the windshield of the bobcat. A powerful reminder came when I told the owner of the bobcat what had happened. He reminded me when mistakes happen it means you are learning. So
Formulas a great way to figure things out, including the dynamics of how your team works together. E-R=C is a formula I use in my office to look at the interpersonal relationships. E stands for expectations. R stand for Reality. C stands for conflict. It's a basic human construct that when Reality does not meet expectations conflict or negative emotions is
Are there members of the team, maybe even a dentist, that aren't engaged? Have you ever wondered why some of the people on the team are highly engaged, and others seem to simply show up to work? Questions like this got me to start thinking about engagement and a book from the Gallup organization that looks at what are the ingredients of engagement and how
In this video my dental assistant Tara, will take a basic series of images that we take during our new patient exams. Being able to have team members capture the images with ease, while creating a pleasant experience for the patient is the key to implementation. So many of us understand the value of the images for patient communication and treatment
In this video Dr. Mark Kleive explains and demonstrates the crow's foot pattern created during excursive and protrusive movements of the mandible. Understanding this pattern is integral in adjusting the occlusion on an anatomic appliance.
Dr. Mark Kleive demonstrates fabrication of an acrylic shell for an anatomic (Tanner) appliance. In this video, the acrylic is now ready to remove from the former and be moved to the articulator. Once placed over the lower model, it is important to trim and shape the acrylic to minimize adjustment after it is set. It is also imperative to imprint the acrylic