Women in Dentistry History Spotlight

Posted by Astrid Graterol on Mar 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM

For International Women’s Month, we want to shine light on the women who made it possible for other women to pursue a career in dentistry. In the 1800s, dentistry was inaccessible to women, with most dental schools refusing to admit female students. Below we list the women who fought to work alongside their male peers, refusing to take no for an answer.

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Topics: dentistry history, women in dentistry, international womens month

How to Know When Your Front Desk Staff Needs Improvement

Posted by Astrid Graterol on Mar 8, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Making a good first impression is an important part of being at the front desk of the dental practice. Your front desk is the face of your practice. Proper front desk etiquette is very important, yet many practices skip formal training.

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Topics: customer experience, front desk manners, dental staff, customer retention

Dentists Can Screen Young Patients for Childhood Obesity

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Feb 28, 2021 3:00:00 PM

To say that obesity is a serious issue that’s impacting children across this nation is an understatement. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over the past 30 years, the incidence of childhood obesity among kids ages 6 to 11 years old has doubled; it has quadrupled in teens ages 12 to 19. In fact, per the CDC, one in six children and adolescents in the United States are obese.

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Topics: obesity in young patients

Summer is Coming: Is Your Dental Office Ready for Kids?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Feb 22, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Is your dental office ready for kids? The summer months are the perfect time for many families to catch up on dental visits. There's no school schedule to plan around and summer activities are more flexible, so it can be easier to fit in dental appointments. As a result, your dental office should start preparing for an influx of kids.

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Topics: pediatric dental care, dental office management

Pediatric Dentists: The Art of Patience and Care

Posted by Kate Ranta on Feb 8, 2021 7:00:00 PM

As a pediatric dentist you are entering a field that is very rewarding. You also have the responsibility of introducing children to the experience of going to the dentist. If you provide a positive experience, children will not be nervous about going to the dentist as they go into adulthood. This means they will be more likely to continue to seek dental care as adults. Consider the following tips for pediatric dentists in the art of patience and care.

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Topics: dental visits, children's dental health, pediatric dental care, visiting the dentist with kids

Manual and Mechanical Dental Instruments: Which are Better?

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jan 27, 2021 11:00:00 AM

If your dental office is reviewing its productivity and you are thinking about pivoting to mechanical devices, or if you are planning to open a new dental practice and wondering whether to rely on manual instruments or mechanical devices, there is good news. Research has shown both manual and mechanical dental instruments to be effective scaling devices. So, which do you choose? Let's look at each and go over which one might be the pick for your office! 

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Top 5 Dental Chairside Manners to Keep Patients Returning

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jan 25, 2021 9:04:00 AM

Dental patients often have to overcome feelings of fear and anxiety to make their appointments to see a dentist. Your chairside manner can go a long way towards assisting patients to feel welcome and even comfortable.

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Topics: dentist chairside manners, dentist patient retention, dentist office management

Effective Dental Staff Meetings, Key to a Successful Dental Practice

Posted by Astrid Graterol on Jan 22, 2021 11:33:00 AM

Reaching a balance between being a great dentist and an effective small business owner can be a challenge. While the patients and their dental issues may come as no surprise to you, the issues that arise from trying to effectively manage a dental office staff can. It gets stressful, dealing daily with staffing challenges arising from high staff turnover, frustrations due to mistakes, stemming from employees being unaware of office processes, or dealing with a negative work environment.  

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Topics: dental office tips, dental staff meetings, managing your business, dental staff

Five gift ideas for your employees this holiday season

Posted by Erica Laceria on Dec 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM

It’s the busiest time of the year – and like most dentists, we’re pretty sure you haven’t had much time on your hands to think about what to give a very important group of people – your employees! These individuals deserve something special this holiday season and we have a few gift ideas that we’re positive they’ll love!

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Topics: best managment practices, holiday gift ideas, employee gifts, employee appreciation

4 Ways to Thank Your Patients This Thanksgiving Season

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 20, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Thanksgiving will be different this year but it is still a time to truly be thankful. It's a moment to reflect and remember everyone who has helped us get through this tough year, and for dentists, that means finding ways to say "thank you" to your patients who keep you open for business. Here are some simple but thoughtful ways to give back to your patients during the Thanksgiving season.

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Topics: ways to thank patients, thank you ideas for dentist, how to say thank you to patients

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