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Technological enhancements help practices in towns of every size

Posted On: Saturday, July 14th 2012 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management, Dental Practice Technology
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Dr. Michael Wing has a practice in the small town of Eagle, Colorado, but he has solidified his standing in the community, as well as ensured his long-term financial stability, by providing cutting edge technology. For instance, four years after investing in an E4D, Dr. Wing calculates he has performed more than 3,000 restorations that […]

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Research a vital component of upgrading to digital X-rays

Posted On: Saturday, July 7th 2012 by

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Sticker shock often stops dentists from purchasing new dental technology, such as digital X-ray machines, that could actually, in the long run, save them money and improve the services they offer patients. As Pride Institute president Lou Shuman notes, though, dentists could avoid such short-sighted and costly decisions by researching how much their current X-ray […]

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Rudolph makes going to the dentist fun for kids

Posted On: Sunday, June 24th 2012 by

Categories: Dental Office Design
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A trip to the dentist can be an intimidating proposition for anyone, especially a young child. But by designing an inviting office and playing up her kid-friendly last name, Dr. Lesley Rudolph has turned South Tampa Pediatric Dentistry into a place children are happy to visit. With images of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer placed throughout […]

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El Dorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery opens new office

Posted On: Friday, June 15th 2012 by

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Dr. Jason Straw further solidified his role in the El Dorado, CA community by taking advantage of prime real estate and a need for a local oral surgeon. Straw recently opened his second office, a 2,424-square foot facility that is the only one in the area providing OMS services. Straw worked with Henry Schein Dental […]

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“Implantology” the way to go for dental implant patients

Posted On: Wednesday, June 13th 2012 by

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With technology advancing at a rapid rate, it was only a matter of time before dental implants became a technological procedure. And so it is that “implantology” has become a standard part of offerings at offices around the country. Most technologically placed dental implants are done so in a single day and will last longer […]

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Mississippi practice learns the E4D Dentist pays for itself—and then some

Posted On: Friday, May 4th 2012 by

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Even dentists who are eager to upgrade their equipment often experience “sticker shock” upon seeing what such purchases will cost. But as Henry Schein digital technology specialist James Kinney learned when he visited a Mississippi-based dentist, explaining how upgrades often pay for themselves almost immediately can soothe the nerves of a dentist and encourage him […]

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Dentists must emphasize “oral systematic connection” with patients

Posted On: Friday, May 4th 2012 by

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The most important thing dentists can do for their patients is explain the “oral systematic connection,” i.e. how dental health indelibly impacts their overall health. With that in mind, dentists should emphasize a “total wellness” program with patients so that they can not only diagnose, treat and hopefully prevent periodontal disease—which is linked to a […]

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Convergence leads patients to expect “all-in-one” treatment from dentists

Posted On: Friday, May 4th 2012 by

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Technology has not only made it possible for people to have all the information they need in their lives one touch away on a single device but to expect such convenience out of everyone they encounter—including dentists, who need to take advantage of the cloud movement and have everything a patient needs ready for him […]

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Dentrix, DEXIS and Guru make treatment planning much easier for dentists and patients

Posted On: Friday, May 4th 2012 by

Categories: Dental Practice Management
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Back in the old days, when managing a dental practice meant juggling a bunch of files per patient and developing X-rays was a complicated and extended process, coming up with a treatment plan involved a lot of guesswork and even amateur psychology by the dentist, who often had to read body language to understand how […]

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