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Bookkeeping For Dentists

Note from Bookkeeping for Dentists: Below is a guest post from the founder of ARTS, Gunther Heyder. He is the dentist of our Senior Accounting Associate, Terri Nomm. Terri has had so many nice things to say about Dr. Heyder and the foundation he started so we wanted to help spread the word. A Reason to Smile (ARTS) is more than our name. It's a mantra.

Those Pesky Perio Problems

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Recently, on Facebook, a hygienist posted a question to the group: “What mouthrinse should I have my patient use to help with a bleeding gum, moderate tartar build up and a bad breath problem?” ” Ah, were it that easy; a simple mouth rinse switch could wash all those problems down the drain. Rather than try to answer that question in one of those little bubbles on Facebook, I decided to give her and you, my wonderful readers, an answer here. Pesky perio problems are everywhere.


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Start 2019 By Telling Me What You See!

Dental Peers

When you look around your office, tell me what you see. We all know that first impressions matter and creating a positive patient experience can start with the first impressions created by visual cues from our surroundings. So it is important to take the challenging step of seeing the impression your office creates not only through your eyes…but also through the eyes of your patients. Trying to see things through the eyes of others is never an easy task.

2020 Foresight: Three Ways to Increase Profitability

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

The year 2020 is not only a new year but a new decade. Here are three ways to increase profitability in your dental practice. Commit to larger cases. Demographic trends portend more older patients with increasing dental needs.

What is this $&!% on my toothbrush?

Dental Buzz

This morning I threw my toothbrush into the toilet. That’s where it belongs, apparently, since I can’t seem to do the right thing to keep germs off of it. See, a few years ago there was a big news story about the aerosols that are created with every toilet flush. I call this phenomenon “Fecal […]. Featured Products intellident Toothbrush cover


Using Email to Market Your Dental Practice

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

When you think of your practice, what is your most valuable asset? Hint: your patient base). So, what are you doing to get an ROI on existing patients?

Can You Eat Normally with Dental Implants?

Bander Dental Group

The implant (bottom), abutment (middle), and crown (top) work together to give you the appearance and function of a natural tooth. Did you recently lose a tooth? If so, you may be a candidate for dental implants so you can continue eating your favorite foods.

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Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

Brookside Dental

Finally! There’s a way to replace missing teeth, or loose dentures, with teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth. But what’s the fine print? And more importantly, can anyone get dental implants ? To find out if you meet the requirements for dental implants, we’ll outline everything you need to know about dental implants in this article. What are dental implants? Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that support one or more artificial teeth.


Dentistry Blog

Full and partial dentures are still a popular way to restore wholly or partially edentulous patients who do not wish to have dental implants or who are unsuitable for treatment. An accurate denture impression can ensure your restoration will achieve three critical factors: Dental Techniques

Beverly Hills: Holiday Snacking That Isn’t Bad for Your Teeth

Secure Smiles

We know, holiday sweets are irresistible… but they’re also often not so great for your teeth. Those gingerbread lattes and slices of pecan pie aren’t doing your mouth any favors, even if they are festive.


Good Oral Health in Expectant Mothers is Important

Polkadot Dental

Alpharetta, GA – If you want to give your children a head start on the path to good oral health , you need to maintain good oral health during pregnancy, according to Perinatal Oral Health Practice Guidelines. Believe it or not, pregnancy dental care is extremely important. .

Exciting Times, They Are a-Happening

Queen of Dental Hygiene

This month I received an exciting phone call! Michelle Braerman, American Dental Hygiene Association President, called me personally to announce I’d won a very prestigious award. The Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician Award. Honors a clinical hygienist who shows outstanding expertise in relating the interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance. I am humbled, and very excited, to receive and to be recognized for this top honor.

Great Events Remind Us of the Importance of Great Generosity

Dental Peers

It was an exhausting couple of days, but reflecting back on the recently completed Annual Spring Meeting, I am left with the feeling that it was a resounding success. For many, myself included, the focus was on networking and business development. . The vast array of wonderful continuing education opportunities was also not to be missed, as top notch, international speakers descended on Toronto to share their wealth of experience.

Finding a Local Dentist – Best way to Find Best Dentists Search Online Blog

Dental Chat

Are you looking for a dentist? Do you have a tooth problem or tooth pain problem that needs immediate dental care at a local dentist’s office?


Lead Aprons feel so good! Here’s why.

Dental Buzz

Ever since you were a kid, you’ve known this: there’s a comfort that settles through you right before getting dental x-rays. You notice when the heavy shield gets draped over your shoulders and tummy that it’s a bit easier to relax, to open your mouth and let the dental professional twist things in your mouth […]. Featured Products deep touch pressure dental anxiety dental fear weighted blankets x-ray vests


Invisalign®: The Next Evolution of Braces

90210 Dentist

3 Min Read. The Ancient Egyptians were among t he first to experiment and use metal braces to try to straighten crooked teeth. The Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans soon followed. The method has since evolved into what we know as traditional orthodontics.

What is the Process for Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Bander Dental Group

Did you know it’s possible to whiten your teeth by up to 8 shades in ONE appointment? Ask our teeth whitening dentists in Grand Rapids if you’re a candidate for Zoom. Unlike other types of teeth whitening, Zoom gives you noticeably whiter teeth in one visit to our office.

Is My Dentist Just Checking for Cavities During a Dental Exam?

Aerni Dental

Seeing the dentist for a dental exam is not solely about inspecting for those dreaded cavities. There are good reasons why dentists suggest that we have a dental exam twice a year. Undoubtedly, checkups are important for having a beautiful smile and keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Do Genetics Influence Oral Health?

Brookside Dental

We’ve all heard about growing scientific evidence of the effects our genetic makeup may have on a predisposition for certain diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. But what about dental diseases? Have you inherited a genetic inclination for cavities, periodontal disease, crooked teeth, or oral cancer? You might be surprised to learn what the latest studies have to say about the connection between your genes and your oral health.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Denton Dental Center

Over 500,000 people per year are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth because they are the most reliable option. In fact, they have over a 95% success rate, and they can last for decades with the right aftercare. Unfortunately, dental implants can fail.

Can Children Develop Gum Disease?

ADK Perio

The biggest threat to your child’s smile is tooth decay, but that isn’t the only danger lingering in their mouth. They are also at risk for gum disease. Although it’s thought to only affect adults, children can develop the infection as well.

Roswell Events to Kick Off the New Year

Polkadot Dental

The new decade is about to begin! Do you have your plans set to kick off the new year in Roswell? The last decade has probably been a rollercoaster! So much can happen in a span of 10 years, and there are always so many life lessons learned.

To Louisville and Back

Queen of Dental Hygiene

What a summer! I so enjoyed my fabulous trip to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the American Dental Hygiene Association’s annual conference. I was honored to be awarded the Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician award. I attended many interesting and educational continuing education courses and had lots of fun after hours meeting interesting dental hygienists. As I take these classes, I am always thinking about how I can immediately implement what I hear and learn as well as share with you!

Don’t Allow The Bully Into Your Workplace

Dental Peers

Picture working in this environment: Your entire team, led by the office manager, has conspired against you. At lunch time, there is never a chair at the table for you. Sometimes, the lunch you have prepared has been thrown out and you are left hungry for the rest of the day! When team social events are planned, not only are you not invited…you are specifically TOLD you are not welcome. You hope your owner-dentist will intervene and protect you. After all, he is aware of the situation.

Posting emergency dentist questions online @ Dental Chat

Dental Chat

Many people wonder what we do @ Dental Chat? What is the story or reason why DentalChat was created? The reason behind it is quite simple. DentalChat was created to help people with their dental care questions and to make their online dental search experience better.


These identical twins can both be your dentist

Dental Buzz

The novelty of seeing someone’s face repeated on another human creates a positive moment of surprise that will be instantly apparent on your own face. Do you feel genuine happiness when you encounter the miracle of identical twins? Well, maybe there’s a dental practice in your area that will engage that joy, one that […]. Anecdotes Featured Fun dental practices identical twins


Will Getting Dental Implants Hurt? Beverly Hills Implant Dentistry

Secure Smiles

The idea of having dental implants placed into your gum tissue and jawbone probably sounds painful. You may even be avoiding the procedure altogether for fear of how much it will hurt. Believe it or not, the entire dental implant process is surprisingly comfortable. Gum disease, tooth decay, and infection all cause more pain than this best replacement teeth option. Our Beverly Hills dental implant dentist , Dr. Shlosberg, will ensure you are comfortable and relaxed in his care.

3 Myths About Natural Teeth Whitening

Bander Dental Group

Don’t believe everything you see on social media. Most types of “natural” teeth whitening can wear away your enamel and haven’t been approved by the American Dental Association.

Free Dental Apps That Help Teeth Brushing

Aerni Dental

Dental professionals agree—the beginning of one’s life is a vital time for establishing good dental care habits. This helps enable a person to have proper dental care throughout their life. Children need to be taught the importance of brushing and the correct way to floss. Encouraging children to adopt these practices can be a difficult task, but there are things you can do to make it easier. Summarized below are some ideas that may help! A very persuasive tool is technology.

Wisdom Teeth Problems: Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Brookside Dental

Whether you are an adolescent, parent, or grown adult, you’ve probably heard someone tell you about getting wisdom teeth removed. And, we get it… hearing about a dental procedure is never fun or exciting. Well…except to us. But that’s beside the point. If you haven’t had your wisdom teeth removed yet, you’re probably wondering: Do I really need my wisdom teeth removed?

Will Cavities Ever Go Away Naturally?

Dental Studio 121

If you have a cavity, you might be holding out hope that it will heal naturally. But for the sake of your oral health, think again! Here, we’ll discuss what cavities are, what causes them, how they must be treated, and what you can do to help prevent them. What Are Cavities? Also known as caries, cavities are permanent tooth decay. Enamel is the hard outer shell of your teeth that protects the inner sensitive layers, like the nerves, blood vessels, and pulp, from bacteria.


Meet Dr. Caitlin Batchelor


Where are you from? I was born and raised in the D.C. area of Northern Virginia. I’ve actually spent most of my life in the Commonwealth, between going to school in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia (Go ‘Hoos!) and completing dental school in Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University , formerly known as the Medical College of Virginia. I also spent a lot of time in Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties before settling in here in Harrisonburg. So, how’d you end up in Harrisonburg?

Events in Johns Creek

Polkadot Dental

At Polkadot Dental, we’re not just proud to serve the good people of Alpharetta and Johns Creek GA, we’re also proud to be a part of the community.

Hear One, Hear ALL – Making the Big(ger) Time!

Queen of Dental Hygiene

EP.22: Oral Health is the Crux of Overall Health. What a fun year 2019 has been! First, heading to Louisville, the award and the ADHA meeting, and now an interview with Pierre Gallant on his podcast show “When Would You Want to Know?” ” Click on the link above and take a listen! Forty three minutes so grab a cuppa and enjoy! Hope you learn something new. People really do want to be healthy. I am seeing it in all my patients at Green City Dental.


Leading the Path Forward in Change

Dental Peers

As my blogs always come out on the first Monday of the month, there is a good chance I am still enjoying myself in the warm sunshine of a Caribbean cruise as you read this. But it is not just any cruise I am on. I am on the third annual Golden Girls of Dentistry Cruise. Yes… I am a male… the lone male… on the Golden Girls of Dentistry Cruise!

Cosmetic Dentistry Blogging about Dental Veneers

Dental Chat

Many people are seeking cosmetic dental care to make their teeth look whiter and to have a nicer smile line. In this Dental Blog – We will be doing Cosmetic Dentistry Blogging about Dental Veneers & Dental Crown Chatting Online. What is a Dental Crown?

How to trick kids into brushing their teeth

Dental Buzz

It’s a no-brainer. Dental hygiene, specifically brushing your teeth, is important. But, if you’re a parent with little kids, it’s not always easy. Kids can be stubborn – especially when every aspect of their life is controlled by their parents. This can quickly turn a two-minute task, like brushing your teeth, into a difficult ordeal […]. Preventive Care Uncategorized pediatric dentistry toothbrushing