April is National Cancer Control Month. It is dedicated to raising awareness for cancer prevention and treatment throughout the US. As a dental provider you can take a vital role with your patients in raising awareness and encouraging treatment.
Having difficult conversations with patients is part of the job. You may have to discuss the need for a treatment like a root canal, crowns, or implants. There’s anxiety and cost associated with them. Now, telling a patient that they need an oral cancer screening is a whole different type of conversation.
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Social media for your dental practice is essential. Whether for marketing or sharing information, social media can provide an affordable way to reach your target audience. There are various types of social media platforms in which your dental practice can engage to maintain patient relationships and attract new business. But as you might have already found, merely creating social profiles for your dental practice won’t bring you much success. There are additional steps you must take to gain attention and get the most out of your social media efforts.
Getting involved in the community may sound obvious to those who run local businesses. There is, of course, more to it than that. If you develop a plan for community involvement, you will be able to further contribute to people in the area you service and increase your practice's market exposure. Ultimately this allows your business to grow. Here are some ways you can take your dental practice to the next level through community involvement.
Seniors are at risk and underserved in the oral health arena, according to a recent article in the Journal of American Dental Association. Working with and providing information for caregivers can help you boost your patients' health.
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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!
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.
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.
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.