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Connection between Dentistry and Sleep-Breathing Problems

Posted by Kate Ranta on Apr 7, 2016 11:40:49 AM

It is estimated that 100 million or more Americans snore and about a quarter of them suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA causes both physical and emotional issues that go beyond just the patient, but impact the entire family. Symptoms that are experienced as a result of OSA and Sleep Disordered Breathing Syndromes (SDB) include:

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Topics: dentistry, sleep apnea, dentistry and sleeping

Let Your Patients Know the Importance of Vision Care

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 24, 2016 9:16:45 AM

Which of the five senses do people worry about losing the most? Vision. When talking with your patients, it’s important to remind them about taking good care of their vision. Without vision, life becomes infinitely more challenging. In addition to the loss of independence, vision loss can also lead to:

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Topics: vision issues and driving, vision benefits, eye health awareness, vision

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, which is a time to raise awareness about standard eye safety protocols, review training for employees that involves eye safety in the workplace and double check that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements are being met by places of work. As an eye care provider, this is a good time to talk with your patients about keeping their eyes safe at work.

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Preparing for Patient Safety Awareness Week

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 14, 2016 10:40:24 AM

Patient Safety Awareness Week, a campaign of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), is March 13-19, 2016.  The goal of the program is to increase awareness of patient safety among healthcare professionals and the general public.  What can your office do to support a safety-first experience?

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Provide Patients with Vision Literacy

Posted by Kate Ranta on Mar 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As an eye care provider, you are very knowledgeable about diseases, diagnoses, and treatments. Your patients, however, may never have even heard of the names of eye diseases before. To patients, the names may sound quite scary. Vision literacy allows your patients to stay informed and ensure they fully understand their options. Keep in mind the following tips for providing your patients with vision literacy.

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Topics: provider tips, vision

Accepting Insurance: Does it Hurt or Help Your Practice?

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 30, 2015 11:11:18 AM

As a dental provider, it's important to have as much of an all-inclusive policy as possible regarding patients. It's good to try to help all of those who need it. The problem that dentists run into when trying to accommodate everyone, however, is financial availability and insurance. In order to help everyone, patients who don't have insurance need to be accepted, as well as those who do have access to it. The question is does accepting insurance hurt or help your practice?

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Providing the Best Care for Patients with Disabilities

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 20, 2015 11:36:02 AM

Ensuring the comfort of patients with disabilities when they come in for treatment is a goal for dentists. Here are ways to make a visit to the dentist as easy as possible for those with disabilities.

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Training your Dental Hygienists to Handle Challenging Patients

Posted by Kate Ranta on Nov 4, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Some patients are easier to communicate with than others. Whether you or your staff is at fault or not, there are several ways for your dental hygienists to successfully handle patients who have a complaint.

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5 Qualities Dentists Should Look for in a Dental Hygienist

Posted by Kate Ranta on Oct 12, 2015 1:27:00 PM

If a dentist is the head of a dental office, then the dental hygienist is the face. Of all the employees in your office, your hygienist spends more time with your patients than anyone, including yourself. A good hygienist can attract, retain and multiply your patients. A bad one can wreck your practice. This is why choosing the right hygienist is crucial.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Waiting Room Moving

Posted by Kate Ranta on Sep 17, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Have you designed your dental office waiting room to meet the standards of your patients? Contrary to popular belief, a waiting room that's active tests the longevity of your office and how the office meets the demands of diverse patients. Booking appointments doesn't necessarily show how successful your office is during opening hours. The fact that patients keep their appointments truly illustrates how responsive you are to their needs. There are many tricks and tips to keep your waiting room moving. These tips are practical and produce long-term results that direct your revenue.

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