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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

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

Expand Your Practice: Botox and Dermal Fillers

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 10, 2020 10:25:00 AM

Many dental practices are adding aesthetic services for their clients, including teeth whitening and straightening. According to Common Sense Dentistry, about 17 percent of dentists in North America are currently offering Botox and dermal fillers, and the numbers are growing. Because Botox and dermal fillers don't require investment in equipment, a bit of proper technique training makes them a natural extension to the skills you've already mastered.

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Importance of CE Credits for Dentists

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 9, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Providing the best possible dental care for your patients is one of many things you're responsible for as a dentist. In addition to all your responsibilities, you need to stay current and up to date with the best practices and techniques in oral health and for your dental practice. Continuing Education (CE) is an essential element in helping dentists maintain high standards and credentials.

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Topics: dental provider, dentist tips, Dental office, dentists, CE credits, dentist blog, dentistry

Benefit Your Dental Practice by Starting a Blog

Posted by Kate Ranta on Aug 3, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Without a doubt, your life as a dentist is a busy one. You have a lot on your plate running your practice, seeing patients and a million other things to do. But there’s one more task you'll want to make time for: blogging. Yes, blogging. Why would you want to start a dentist blog, you ask?

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Topics: dental provider, expand dental practice, success of dental practice, blogging, dentist blog

Navigating Through Compromising Positions with Patients

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jul 14, 2020 10:37:21 AM

As a dentist, you may find yourself in awkward or uncomfortable situations with patients during your career. It can be difficult to remain professional when you have patients who:

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Topics: handling rude patients, upset patients, dental office management

The Future of the Dental Industry Lies in Migration to the Cloud

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jul 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The rapid rise of cloud computing has spawned an IT renaissance for dental practitioners. Imagine a future free of the aggravation of constant upgrades and growing IT expenditures. Imagine a world where all your data is both secure, and fully HIPAA compliant, yet available to you 24/7. This is the future that cloud computing can bring to life for your practice.

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Dentist Demographic Shifts: Baby Boomers, Meet the Millennials

Posted by Kate Ranta on Jul 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

On a day in 1985, a young woman made an appointment with a highly-recommended dentist. She was in her 20s; the dentist, at 35, was a few years older than his patient. Over the next 30 years, the woman trusted her dental health to the dentist. With his professional skill, he kept her teeth and gums healthy; provided her with fillings; installed a couple of crowns; and deftly and painlessly completed a root canal.

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