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February 15, 2017 News BlogsPatient ManagementTreatment planning

3 Steps to Lead You Towards Case Acceptance

by TGNA

The success of a dental practice is completely dependent on how effective the team is in influencing patients to say “yes” to recommended care.  It doesn’t matter how excellent all other aspects of the practice are, if the patient doesn’t

June 28, 2016 News Dental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsTreatment planning

Antibiotic Use in Dentistry Is Growing!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association shows that dentistry’s share of antibiotic use in healthcare has grown significantly. In 1996, dentistry accounted for 6.7% of antibiotic use. By 2013, its share was 11.3%. This results

October 7, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsInsuranceMedical newsOverall HealthTreatment PlanTreatment planning

Does My Insurance Cover It?

by Kahaliah Richards

The number one reason patients do not accept treatment plans is lack of perceived value; how the dental treatment plan or recommendations will relate to them or their individual health goals. The lack of value is often expressed by patients

September 10, 2015 News Dental CareGeneral NewsManagementPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient CareTreatment planning

What Your Older Patients Are Thinking & Wanting

by Kahaliah Richards

When I was surveying adults in the waiting rooms of dental practices in the UK some time ago, I wondered if these patients wanted to participate in the assessment of their future oral health. So I added a question to

November 25, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral NewsOffice ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareTreatment planning

3 Time-Saving PR Tips for the Busy Dentist

by Kahaliah Richards

The digital revolution has ensured that most of the public relations activities are carried out online. It increases the reach dramatically and reduces the costs of a PR exercise to nearly zilch. However, PR activities can still be time-consuming, and

April 19, 2013 News Dental industryDental researchGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsTreatment planning

Listen to your community

by Kahaliah Richards

In my community, the press has reported about a difficult situation for many dental practices. Seems there is an over-supply and an under-demand for these services. Of course, readers of this blog will know that this isn’t a phenomenon isolated

March 24, 2012 News ClinicalCloud computingTreatment planningTrends in Dental EducationTrends in DentistryWomen in dentistry

The Relationship School – the future of virtual faculty, real time hands-on training

by ken

First you need to read this! Double clickez-vous – what would I do without David Brooks? I’ve been privileged to learn online since the late 90’s. The focus was on my particular specialty, but it morphed into all areas of

January 28, 2012 News APPsNew gradsNew productsNew TechnologiesSocial mediaSocial networkingTeam motivationTechnologyTradeshowsTreatment planningTrends in Dental EducationTrends in DentistryWebinarsWebsitesYouTube

Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday

by ken

Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices–again–when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.  Take a walk through it’s two year history – read article. From the iPHONE,

December 15, 2011 News CAD/CAMComputer softwareCone beam computed tomographyConnectivityContinuing EducationDental LaboratoriesImplantologyTechnologyTreatment planning

Treatment Planning and Placement of Dental Implants Continues to Change with Computer Guided Dentistry

by ken

From Cosmetic News Traditionally, the placement of dental implants has been an intuitive process. However, recent advancements in three-dimensional diagnostic and treatment technologies, has substantially changed the approach of clinicians to the treatment planning and placement of dental implants. Improvements

November 25, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryPhotographyTreatment planning

Incoming AACD President, Dr. Ron Goodlin, featured on Labome.org and PubMed for his work, “Photographic-assisted diagnosis and treatment planning”

by ken

Good on ya Ronnie G: Dr. Goodlin’s paper–excerpted from his contribution to the textbook, Dental Clinics of North America, Vol 55 #2 entitled, “Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for Modern Dental Practice“–describes recommended digital dental photographic equipment, how to produce the

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

October 27, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantologyTreatment planning

Eh, what’s yer treatment plan doc?

by ken

Not going to say a word about this case, the images speak for themselves……….what I’d really like is to have the comments reflect treatment considerations……..if you’re having trouble with Moveable Type and the blog on www.oralhealthjournal.com – kendo@endosolns.com, I’ll post

October 23, 2011 News Continuing EducationDental ethicsInnovations in dentistryNew dentistsNew gradsNew TechnologiesTeam motivationTreatment planningTrends in Dental EducationTrends in Dentistry

Introducing Dental Students to Evidence-Based Decisions in Dental Care

by ken

How do we move beyond basic technical fundamentals which are the mainstay of salesforce based education into more purposeful and relevant self-directed learning……….I plan on approaching the author of this paper with the hope that he will contribute to this

October 20, 2011 News BotoxComprehensive reasoningElearningEndodonticsTeam motivationTreatment planning

Teach your children well to “bridge the gap”

by ken

I have a fervent and long held belief in the power of the Internet for collegial mentorship. A recent email blast from the JCDA indicated that the editor wishes to create a collegial panel and forum for Canadian dentists to

July 26, 2011 News Social networkingTreatment planningTrends in Dental EducationTrends in DentistryWebsites

Whistle down the “Goin’ Mobile” Wind

by ken

It’s continuing unabated and it will radically change the dental landscape in marketing, practice management and dental education. You don’t need to be an IT expert, you can hire those, but you need to have the vision and to see

July 18, 2011 News ImplantologyPeriodontologyTreatment planning

Dem bones, dem bones

by ken

Dem dry bones………. Histological Comparison of Healing Following Tooth Extraction With Ridge Preservation Using Mineralized vs. Demineralized Freeze Dried Bone Allograft Robert A. Wood D.M.D, M.S.,* Brian L. Mealey D.D.S., M.S.* *Department of Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center

July 2, 2011 News APPsComprehensive reasoningTreatment planning

The geeks to war – it’s the IT spring or summer

by ken

There’s something almost ribald and Bacchanalian about watching the tech companies go after each other for the next killer APP and market share. With a soupcon of painting outside the lines, your dental practice will benefit…….no sooner does Google release