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Public Relations – Patient Care

April 15, 2019 News BlogsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Obstacles and Solutions in Delivering Dental Care to LTC Patients

by Parmar Dental

As we age our natural teeth and gums are more susceptible to dental caries, gingival recession, demineralisation, fungal infections, and periodontal disease. Regular hygiene and dental care is important but is often neglected, especially by those who require long-term care.

New Patient Exam
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient Care

A Structured Approach to the New Patient Exam in Pediatric Dentistry

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

When a child is scheduled to be seen by a dentist, it is important to remember that this visit will likely involve at least two individuals: the child and his or her parents. Today, parents want to play an active

November 13, 2018 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health OfficePublic Relations - Patient Care

Sentiment Analysis as a Unique ‘Smile Improvement’ Technology for Dentists

by Dr. Steffany Mohan

For dentists, advanced technology means using the latest treatment tools, such as digital X-rays, diode lasers, CAD/CAM, etc., but something like Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a practice assistant, I bet most of us never gave much thought to the idea.

Dental Hygiene abuse
September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

Dental Hygiene Care for Survivors of Childhood Abuse

by Linda M. Douglas, RDH, BSc

We have all been mystified and even exasperated by our more challenging clients, for example: those with inadequate self-care despite having sufficient manual dexterity; and people who attend irregularly for dental care, or fail to show up for scheduled appointments.

September 17, 2018 News BlogsCustomer servicePublic Relations - Patient Care

Tips for Dentists on Treating Anxious Patients

by Amanda McIntyre, Dental Studio 101
July 19, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Patient Concern Over Dental X-Rays – Are They Safe?

by Catherine Saint Louis, The New York Times News Service

Question My new dentist gave me 22 X-rays yesterday (bite-wing and full mouth) plus a panoramic. He says he does this to all patients. This seemed ridiculously unnecessary and dangerous. Could you give me info on this? To view the

July 4, 2017 News NewsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Unnecessary Dental Procedures Being Done for Bonuses

by Paddy Manning for Background Briefing

Dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called “drill and fill” dentistry, according to industry insiders. And some dentists say the situation is leading to unnecessary dental work, or over-servicing.

June 19, 2017 News BlogsDental CarePublic Relations - Patient Care

Providing Dental Care for Special Needs Patients

by Dr. Jonathan Everett, Kirkland Family Dentistry

As healthcare professionals, we all want to provide the best possible care for each and every patient we serve. With some patients, this is a walk in the park, but for others, it can be more difficult to give them

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit.Advertisement But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

February 13, 2017 News BlogsMarketing strategiesPublic Relations - Patient Care

Survey Reveals Why Your Dental Practice Needs a Reviews Strategy

by Jackson Hadley, My Social Practice

Online reviews are taking an even more prominent role in how new patients will find your dental practice in 2017. Survey results show that reviews must be positive AND recent to build trust, so it’s essential that your practice has

February 6, 2017 News BlogsOffice ManagementPublic Relations - Patient Care

How to Engage With a New Patient at Your Dental Office

by Naren Arulrajah with Vikas Vij

Sometimes a new patient may decide to make an exploratory visit to your dental office for an initial consultation. This is more likely to happen when you have a robust online presence through your website and social media, and enjoy

September 9, 2016 News Dental CareOffice ManagementPatient ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient Care

How To Turn New Patients Into Return Patients

by Oral Health
August 9, 2016 News Customer serviceMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial Networking

Millennial Marketing – Connecting with the Digital Generation

by Oral Health
July 12, 2016 News Dental practice transitionGeneral NewsManagementPatient educationPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareTeam motivation

How Relevant Are You in Changing Times?

by Oral Health

Change is everywhere and especially in dentistry.  How are you adapting to the changes and using them to be more relevant to your patients? Technology, as we all know, is revolutionizing what the dentist is able to accomplish in the

July 11, 2016 News Community Dental CareCommunity outreachConnectivityGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsManagementOffice ManagementPatient educationPatient ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial networkingWebsites

Addressing Changing Patient Preferences & Expectations

by Kahaliah Richards

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June 21, 2016 News Community Dental CareCommunity outreachDental CareGeneral NewsPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingWebsites

Have You Aligned Your Dental Website with Facebook?

by Kahaliah Richards

The sustained popularity of Facebook as the leading social media network can be effectively leveraged to promote your dental website. In a highly competitive online environment, you need more than just website promotion and internal SEO to reach your target

June 21, 2016 News BlogsDental CareDental industryGeneral NewsMarketing strategiesOffice ManagementPatient ManagementPublic Relations - Patient Care

Reducing Cancellations & No Shows

by Kahaliah Richards

DOWNTIME: What happens when patients cancel or just fail to show up? This is especially a problem in hygiene (which patients often skip because, after all to them, “It’s just a cleaning”), but it affects the whole practice. Think of

May 13, 2016 News Customer serviceDental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsPatient educationPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaWebsites

Changing The Model of Dental Customer Care

by Kahaliah Richards

The traditional model of “dental customer care” has been in place for a long time, and it has seen little real change. It goes like this: modernize the dental office, promote expensive surgical procedures (e.g. implants and smile makeovers), put

April 11, 2016 News BlogsComputer softwareDental CareElearningPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial networkingWebsites

How To Improve User Experience for Your Dental Practice Website

by Kahaliah Richards
April 7, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseCommunity Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral NewsOverall HealthPatient ManagementPreventive DentistryPublic Relations - Patient Care

Where is dentistry going? A chain of prevention practices.

by Kahaliah Richards

Three news items crossed my desk in the past month. All seem to point to a future for dentistry which features more specialization around managing the cause of poor oral health. One news item was a video interview with a