Topics: dental provider
According to the ADA, more than 181 million American don’t visit the dentist – this reality led the ADA to create the Action for Dental Health program in 2016. Marked progress has been made to combat the dental health crisis in America since, but there are still standout issues that create barriers between patients and the care they need – particularly patients in underserved populations. How dentists bridge the gap between their office and low income, senior, or disabled patients can be the deciding factor in communities getting adequate access to oral healthcare. Here are three ways dentists can make sure they are doing everything they can to reach the patients who need them most.
While patients might be returning to your door now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, the economic impact the pandemic had on them might not be over. Dental care can be pricey, especially in conjunction with job or insurance loss. So here are 4 things you can do to make the dental procedures your patients need more affordable and accessible.
Some experts state that no-show or last minute cancellation per day can cost dentists up to $30,000 per year. That’s a decent chunk of change, regardless of your office’s yearly revenue. As a healthcare provider and business owner, it’s vital that you assess the causes of this, especially if it occurs often in your office, and come up with a plan to minimize it.
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.
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.
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.
Topics: obesity in young patients
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.
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.
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!