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What Your Dental Office Staff Should NOT Do!

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Mar 10, 2023 4:21:00 PM

Visiting the dentist is stressful for everyone. When dealing with patients that come into your dental office, the key is to make them feel as comfortable as possible. If your patients are happy with how you treated them they are more likely to come back to your office for all of their future needs. It is important that your staff avoid doing certain things that will make the patient feel uncomfortable.

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Topics: best practices, dental insurance tips, dental office practices

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

Patient Recall Rate and the Success of Your Dental Practice

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Oct 3, 2017 10:48:35 AM

You can have state-of-the-art equipment, a beautiful office and waiting room, and the best professional staff, but if patients aren't coming back, you've got a real problem! Barring a personnel problem (e.g., an impolite receptionist), the problem might very well reside in your practice's patient recall rate. How important is your patient recall rate to the success of your dental practice?

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Topics: dental office tips, recall rate, success of dental practice

3 Reasons to Contact Patients

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jul 31, 2017 4:00:00 PM

It’s hard to keep up with all the different ways to contact patients and how you should use each method to communicate with them.

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This Is Not a Drill: No-Drill Dentistry

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Nov 1, 2016 10:14:00 AM

The number is staggering, but nearly all American adults—about 91 percent between ages 20 and 64—have some level of tooth decay. And over a fourth of those cases go untreated. Somewhere between nine and 15 percent of adults avoid the dentist out of fear, perhaps of situations like having their teeth drilled.

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Trick-or-Treat: What do you Give your Patients for Halloween Treats

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Oct 18, 2016 10:30:14 AM

Everyone wants to have a gourd time on Halloween! However, it can be tricky to uphold your dental responsibilities when your patients are excited about all the candy they will get. It’s only natural for me to want to participate. So, what do you give your patients for Halloween? We’ve compiled a list of fun options that stay away from unhealthy treats or potential allergies while still maintaining the Halloween spirit:

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Topics: halloween dental care, halloween oral health,, trick or treat

Smart Contact Lenses that Talk to Phones are on the Way!

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Sep 21, 2016 10:16:56 AM

Technological advancements keep changing the way we approach healthcare. Researchers are saying the next big thing to bring change to eye care are “smart” contact lenses. Your vision patients may have a new option to track diabetes and other health problems. Be prepared to walk them through what this means.

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Topics: provider, contacts, contact lenses, vision care, vision health

How to Improve Your Dental Patient Experience: Starting with Staff

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Aug 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

What comprises a positive dental patient experience? There is much to consider, from quality of service to office décor to staying connected with patients through social media. While these are integral components, don’t overlook the vital practice of employee relations.

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Topics: dental patients, trust, patients

Why are Millennials Flocking to Cosmetic Dentistry?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Jul 27, 2016 2:23:34 PM

Millennials are said to make up the largest numbers of patients who seek minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedures. This includes tooth whitening treatments, veneers, and orthodontics. This generation is a big contributor to the cosmetic dentistry boom. Considering some of these common generational traits, you might find your answer.

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Topics: cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dentist procedures, millenial dental care, millennials

OSHA Guidelines: Is Your Practice Safety Compliant?

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Mar 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM


OSHA is in the process of updating their guidelines. Here’s a quick overview of what’s on the table for improvements to keep your office safety compliant:

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Topics: Dental Information, OSHA, Safety

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