Screening our patients for airway and breathing issues is becoming a standard in dentistry. One of the things we have started to use in our practice are Mallampati scores as a quick, easy visual screening process. If you are not familiar with them, it will be a tool you will want to implement.
Ever heard the phrase "Unstated expectations are resentments waiting to happen"? I've actually been saying it for years...and only recently started asking myself how to better apply this concept in my day to day world. As easy as it may seem to ask for what you really want, most of us are so busy being stuck in our own long term patterns that it simply
If I had to give you one piece of advice for creating a rewarding career in dentistry it is to keep learning. Learning has been the key for me in accomplishing almost everything that I have set out to achieve in dentistry.
It is very challenging to get high quality occlusal and buccal retracted images when trying to hold dental photography mirrors with your fingers. Retracting is difficult and getting your fingers out of the image is another challenge. In this video I'll discuss mirrors with handles from PhotoMed.
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