Better Dental Patient Care Goes Beyond Treating Symptoms
Better Dental Patient Care Goes Beyond Treating SymptomsHow often have you felt like your dental practice is becoming a “repair shop?”It’s been a growing concern for us and for many dental practices—when we see our patients, it’s often already too late. Due to a variety of reasons, patients are...  Read More
Who Are Your “Underserved” Patients?
It can be tough getting dental care these days.If you put yourself in the shoes of patients for just one minute, what do you see? For some (the ones with great insurance) there are few worries associated with dental care. For others, you’ll see expensive, inaccessible treatment because...  Read More
Dentaltown Learning Online....."Caring for Patients with Eating Disorders"..... Filmed Live at Townie Meeting by Linda Douglas, RDH
Dentaltown is pleased to present...."Caring for Patients with Eating Disorders"..... Filmed Live at Townie Meeting by Linda Douglas, RDH.This CE course can be found here....Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses, anddentalprofessionals are in an ideal position...  Read More
Red Alert: Uncontrollable Bleeding
As a long time practitioner within this series focused on susceptibility to infection, but this second article will focus on a risk foruncontrolled bleeding.Conditions related to uncontrolled bleeding are well known to clinicians. They usually involve a patient reporting specific medical conditions...  Read More
Complex Medical History=Time & Stress?
My new patient has arrived and presents her medical history. Let’s see….there are checks by these history questions: diabetes, heart disease, heart surgery, angina, bleeding disorder, neurological problems, lung disease and prosthetic joint replacement. She takes nine medications and...  Read More
Pitfalls of Patient Registration Options: Paper, PDF, and Online Registration
The first step for every dental office in treating their patients is the registration process. This is one activity that every single office must do, and doing it well is important for the patient, the practice, and the dentist. There are a number of different methods that people use to register...  Read More
Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families Part 2:The Examination and After Care
In our practices we all encounter special needs patients and their families.Many dentists excel in managing the challenges present in caring for special needs patients, but what about their families?Thisis the second installment (if you missed it,) of a few tips I have learned in more than thirty...  Read More
Long Term Preventive Care: Ensuring Patient Loyalty
Over the past 35 years I have examined thousands of patients after their dental cleaning to check for problems such as decay and periodontitis. Eventually I realized that these standalone exams leave much to be desired. My ability to analyze dental health indicators over time, lacked a mechanism or...  Read More

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