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Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?
May 1, 2020 Feature Dental practice transitionNew dentistsOral Health OfficePractice ManagementPractice Operations

Is This Really the Best Time to Buy a Practice?

by Jackie Joachim, ROI Corporation

ABSOLUTELY!!! And here is why. If your ultimate goal is to own your own practice, then do not pass on a good office because of the times we are currently in. An economic crisis can be the best possible time

COVID-19 lessons
May 1, 2020 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice Management

The Lessons That I Didn’t Learn at School

by Hunter Soll

I never thought the day would come where I would be writing for Oral Health, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. My name is Hunter Soll, daughter of co-chairman of the editorial board of Oral Health, Dr.

April 20, 2020 Feature

April 2020 Digital Edition

by Oral Health
April 7, 2020 Feature Data Driven DentistryOffice ManagementPractice management

Making the Initial Phone Call Count

by Oral Health

Despite the digital advancements of email, websites and social media, the importance of phone calls remains. When first contacting a dental office, our data shows nearly 75% of patients would prefer doing so by phone. Therefore, you must make sure

motivating factor
April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryEditorialOral Health

What Motivates You?

by Les Rykiss, DMD, Dip. ABAD, FASDA, FIADFE

As I write this editorial I certainly feel how time has flown by. Sitting in front of my computer, I realized that my 30th anniversary of graduating from dental school is approaching in May. I thought to myself, “Wow that’s

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Four Team Members, One Goal: A Transformation Story

by Jordan Soll DDS; Yair Lenga, Dip. Perio.; Emily Singer, Dip. Ortho.; Steve Somerville, RDT

ABSTRACT Quite often patients have the desire to improve their oral care and appearance but don’t know where to start. Compounding the problem is that when the patient is seeking solutions, they are often turned away or trivialized because their

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

A Multidisciplinary Case for Smile Enhancement

by Ross W. Nash, DDS; Mark Allen, DDS

A patient presented for orthodontic care with a chief complaint to straighten her front teeth, eliminate her overjet, and balance her lip eversion. Her dental history included annual dental cleanings and root canal therapy on #9. Due to the skeletal

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Case Study: The Missing Canine – A Puzzle with Functional and Esthetic Pieces

by W. Johnston Rowe, Jr., DDS, AACD

Introduction Few restorative situations provide more stress for a functionally driven esthetic dentist than one involving a missing canine. A missing cuspid creates not only an esthetic issue, but a functional complication, as well. While group function may be viewed

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

When is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

by Jack D. Griffin Jr., DMD

“I always do the best for the patient”. That is noble, we’ve all said it and absolutely should practice that way. However, our ability to deliver on this is often limited by many factors including patient desires, ability to afford

Cosmetic Dentistry
April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Selfie Culture Driving More Cosmetic Dentistry: A Case Report of Conservative, Responsible Veneers: Delivering the Smile

by Susan McMahon, DMD; Joseph Zwickel

Social media has arguably become a global obsession. For teenagers and young adults, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have become the most common form of communication. Teens are increasingly posting photos of themselves and friends. Beauty standards have changed significantly

SMILE DESIGN
April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Principles of Smile Design Treatment Planning

by Jeffery W. Lineberry, DDS, FAGD, ICOI, AACD, AAID

Introduction When it comes to re-creating a patient’s smile, it is not as simple as placing veneers or crowns on teeth that are whiter and brighter than the patient’s existing dentition (Figs. 1 & 2). The smile is an important

single tooth
April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

The “Single Tooth” Dilemma

by Sunny Virdi, DMD

When it comes to aesthetic dentistry, many clinicians would agree that the “Single Central” cases are the ones that can be the most difficult. Trying to restore a single central brings up many discussion points: Direct or Indirect? Full coverage

April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticCosmetic DentistryOral Health

Resin Infiltration as Treatment for an Anterior Tooth Discoloration of Developmental Origin

by Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD; Celin Arce, DDS, MS, FACP

Resin infiltration is a technique that has been available as a commercial product since 2010. The procedure consists of etching the tooth with a 15% hydrochloric acid, drying with an ethanol solution, and applying a TEGDMA-based resin infiltrant. The product

new technology
April 7, 2020 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental TechnologyOral Health

Inspiration, Innovation and Successful Implementation: Four Steps to Ensure New Technology Lives Up to its Potential

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

Inspiration can get a bad wrap. Whether in school or conferences, inspiration can get the short shrift, coded as soft skill that is nice to have, but not a leadership essential. My experience as a clinician, businessman and consultant proves

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health Office

A Letter from dentalcorp

by dentalcorp

Dear Dental Community, In recent weeks, Canadians have had to come to grips with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the profound impact it has and will have on our country.Advertisement As an organization dentalcorp recognizes that in this crisis we

management tools
April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

10 Top Management Tools for a Successful Practice

by Lois Banta, CEO and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc.

In dental practice management…it takes a “total team” to run a “practice”. This article will reveal the 10 key management tools for running a successful dental practice. There is a domino effect that takes place in running a practice. I

patient retention
April 3, 2020 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice Management

It’s Not Just About New Patients – Tips for Increasing Retention

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Not everyone will come back. It’s a simple fact that every business owner must come to terms with, but the percentage for dental practices is higher than many industries. According to some reports, an attrition rate above 201 percent is

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

3 Ways LinkedIn Can Be a Marketing Tool for Dentists

by Frank Hamilton

Although LinkedIn might not have caught on as quickly as other platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest, in recent times, it has experienced significant growth, with a broad user demographic. With over 675 million users worldwide, of which 16

Data Security and Your Dental Practice
April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Data Security and Your Dental Practice

by Sandro Persia, Logic Tech Corp

The amount of data generated from humans and computers continues to grow each day, and with it, the number of data breaches. This holds true for the healthcare industry, including dental practices, which is why having a solid data security

April 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

After Selling – Finding a New Life Rhythm

by Alex Zlatin, MaxiDent

3/3 The Experienced Dentist Pocketbook — A Three Part Series It is done, you’ve gone through due diligence, you are done with all lawyers, accountants and consultants. You have inked the agreement and a sigh of relief is noticeable. Welcome