How much external marketing you do will depend on your dental practice and the area in which you live. One of my experiences is that no matter how a potential patient hears about you, the first thing they do is go to the internet and look you up. Finding your website used to be a focus for this, but today I am finding that Google reviews have an incredible
Being able to access the head of the screw in a dental implant is critical to it being retrievable. For years I protected the screw head with cotton, and dealt with the challenge of pulling it back out when the time came. Then years ago I started to use teflon tape to do this job and it was an incredible improvement. Many people know this trick, but recently
Most of the dentists I know who have found success did it with the help of a significant mentor. I have been extremely lucky that my mentor, my dental hero, is also my dad. There are also many other dentists who would list my dad as their mentor, and recently he was honored by The Pankey Institute for 30 years of teaching and supporting world class dental
Why do we care about the joints and how do they effect the dentistry that we do? In this video I will look at three reasons that for me, doing a TMJ exam on every new patient is an absolute must. From a single operative procedure where you are wanting predictability to having an interest in doing larger aesthetic and restorative cases, a joint exam is
Recently I was having trouble with my digital images being out of focus even though they looked right to me through the viewfinder. I called Photomed as I thought my camera needed to go in for repair. They shared a great little tip on setting the diopter adjustment. This can be very important especially in a dental office where the camera is shared amongst
In this last piece in my series about lab communication, I'll explain how I communicate surface morphology. I will share the importance of this piece of information and different ways that I believe work and don't work.
There is so much focus on dental insurance today, that it sometimes feels like that is the foundation of our relationships with patients. For me this does not feel like a solid foundation. When this is the basis of our relationship, the moment the plan changes there goes our relationship and they look for a new dental office. We have so many other choices of
Over the years figuring out how to prevent the mirrors we use for photos from fogging has been a challenge. I am not a big fan of blowing air on the mirror as it means capturing photos requires two people. Warming them in water leaves you with the problem of drying the water marks. In this video I will discuss both my previous solution to this issue and my