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Five Reasons Dental Temp Agencies are Outdated
As a dental practice owner, it’s almost certain you work with dental temp agencies when one of your employees is absent due to illness, vacation or personal reasons. Maybe you use a dental temp agency because it’s what you’ve always done. Or maybe you use one because you don’t think there’s a...  Read More
Dental Hygienist’s Patient Scheduled for a Prophy but NOT a Prophy!
I want to talk about the elephant in the room. Let’s take for example Ronda who is a twenty-year patient of Dr. Curry. Susan is her hygienist of ten years, but Ronda is out sick today. On this particular day the dental hygienists’ patient is schedule for a Prophy but Ronda, the patient, is NOT a...  Read More
End of Year Dental Hygiene Patient Reactivation
It goes without saying that we are now counting down the days until our year (2019) comes to an end.     How many of your patients need a dental hygiene appointment? How many patients have unscheduled dental treatment?   Do you know these numbers? Have you looked at your numbers?   Some choose to...  Read More
Dentaltown Learning Online... It’s Not What You Say it’s How and When You Say it! By Ms. Carrie Ibbetson.
Dentaltown Learning Online is pleased to present....It’s Not What You Say it’s How and When You Say it! By Ms. Carrie Ibbetson. This CE course can be found here... Knowing the science and technology of dental hygiene helps you connect the dots as a practitioner, but it rarely helps you explain...  Read More
1326 Biofilm Prevention with Yoram Ashery, CEO of Nobio : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Yoram Ashery is the CEO of Nobio and a long-time executive in the healthcare industry. He has served in executive management and held commercial responsibilities at several medical technology firms and was involved in bringing to market new technologies and leading startups from early stages to...  Read More
1325 Dr. Gabriel Nussbaum on the Bacteria that Cause Periodontal Disease : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Nussbaum trained and was US board-certified in internal medicine after completing an MD/PhD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He performed post-doctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science, an internationally known research center in Israel. He continues to be actively...  Read More
1324 Prof. Shlomo Matalon of Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Howard travels to the Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine to discuss dental education and dentistry in general with Professor Shlomo Matalon, the school's Director of Dental Clinics. VIDEO - DUwHF #1324 - Shlomo Matalon AUDIO - DUwHF #1324 - Shlomo Matalon Having launched 1,300 (and...  Read More
Episode 99: Boost Your Production Immediately With This Simple Mindset Shift
Patient anxiety is a big part of working in dentistry. But, as Dr. Bryan Laskin and Dave discuss in this episode, it is also one of your biggest opportunities. Listen in as they tackle the familiar subject of anxiety in the dental chair and how you can see it as an asset instead of a pain point. ...  Read More
Periodontal Disease Could Be Killing You
Periodontal disease could be killing you. It is often considered a causal factor for many chronic diseases. But you need to know the complete story – not just part of it. While periodontal disease could be a nidus for chronic systemic inflammation and spread of infection, this is only part of the...  Read More
1321 Superior Teeth Whitening with Dror Kanion : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dror Kanion achieved a cum-laude BSc in Electrical Engineering and a cum-laude MSc in Biomedical Engineering. Dror has over 20 years of experience which includes holding a variety of senior management positions in research and development and marketing for various hi-tech companies including...  Read More
Tips for Maintaining Healthy Gums and Teeth
Maintaining healthy gums and teeth keeps your smile healthy and beautiful. It also encourages overall wellness and reduces the risks of dental diseases. Good oral hygiene is integral in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. It entails simple habits, such as regular dental check-ups and brushing at...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
Are you getting paid for your incredible care?
Excellent patient care often requires doctors to do things not paid for by insurance.  As a dentist, here's how to approach this situation.    Read More
11 “Key Performance Indicators” for a Dental Practice
Key Performance Indicators (or “KPIs”) are a hot topic right now, and for a good reason! In a nutshell, KPIs would be the more important statistics you would keep to gauge the success and expansion potential for your dental practice. Tracking these gives you a complete picture of your practice...  Read More
What is Your Hygiene Department’s Maximum Potential?
Did you know that your Hygiene Department alone should cover your entire practice’s overhead? Yup! It’s not only possible – it’s not hard to achieve. And a large part of this is getting your overdue and inactive patients to come back. In my previous two articles,  I went over how to look at your...  Read More
1302 Silver Fluoride Techniques with Dr. Graham Craig : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Graham Craig AM, MDS, PhD, FRACDS is currently scientific advisor to Dental Outlook. He was formerly Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney and subsequently, Director of the Dental Health Foundation at the University of Sydney. His clinical interests have involved...  Read More
The Importance of the Human Connection in today’s Digital Dental Industry with Dr. Brian Toorani, DDS
Our guest this week Dr. Brian Toorani, DDS sits down with our host Brandon Fetters and shares some tips on how he worked on his depression and anxiety by creating daily tasks that helped him mentally, spiritually and physically.  He shares how you can create a positive workplace culture for both...  Read More
2019 Dental Mission Trip to La Misión, Ica, Perú
Hello members of DentalTown.  My name is William Silverthorn, and together with my wife Lily, we founded a mission in south Peru area of Ica.  Due to a devastating earthquake in this area in 2007, when we retired a few years later, we decided that this was an area we wanted to serve.   We have...  Read More
Are You Losing Patients? Why Your Dental Practice Isn't Growing!
Is your dental practice not growing as quickly as you think it should? If so, there’s a good chance this lack of growth has more to do with patient attrition and failures in your hygiene department than it does with your new patient marketing. As I mentioned in , I’ve lectured to and met with...  Read More
IODINE use in periodontal therapy. IOTECH INTERNATIONAL
LEARN about IODINE in periodontal therapy here are instructions to join an upcoming GO TO MEETING to learn more about IOTECH international. Here are the call/log in instructions for Tuesday evening's call:   New Meeting Tue, Nov 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST Please join my meeting from your...  Read More
1287 Leo Pranitis Talks New Molecular Dry Mouth Treatment : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Leo Pranitis has over 30 years of professional experience in various commercial roles, primarily within the dental industry. He has built and led sales, marketing and R&D teams that have produced award-winning, market-leading products, several of which continue to hold premier market share...  Read More
Categories: Endodontics, Hygiene
7 Ways to Fill Openings in the Doctor’s Schedule
Last minute cancellations are never any fun, regardless of whether you get them on the hygiene or doctor’s schedule. That said, I always found last minute cancellations on the doctor’s schedule to be more problematic – especially with relation to making my production goal. Why? Well, as we know,...  Read More
End of Year Dental Hygiene Patient Reactivation
It goes without saying that we are now counting down the days until our year (2019) comes to an end. How many of your patients need a dental hygiene appointment? How many patients have unscheduled dental treatment? Do you know these numbers? Have you looked at your numbers? Some choose to not look...  Read More
1272 Dr. Porter Jones on Xerostomia and Salivary Flow : Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
Dr. Porter Jones founded and was CEO of Dr. Porto, a chain of medical and dental clinics in Sao Paulo focused on providing high value patient care to the medically underserved.  Prior, Dr. Jones spent 4 years at Hospital Albert Einstein where he managed the oncology department as well as the...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene
Beyond the Medical History: Questions You Must Ask.
During this month of September, I want to dedicate my blogs to my mother Pauline Seidel. In 2002, my mother came in for her hygiene appointment after having her mitral valve replaced. During my periodontal evaluation I discovered a perio/endo abscess and she later had the tooth extracted and a...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Orthodontics
How Your Office Voicemail Will Reduce Last Minute Cancellations
It seems to be pandemic. It’s not just your dental office but dental offices around the world are experience hemorrhaging in their appointment schedule. Years ago, during the economic decline, when our phone rang off the hook with dentists in a panic about the holes in their schedule I created a...  Read More
Categories: Hygiene, Periodontics
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