2016

It’s (almost) always about money

The Blogging Dentist

I want you to think about the worst patient problem in your practice. When you peel back the layers, it’s almost certainly about money. If you think I’m wrong, let’s do a thought exercise. Think of the patient problem that’s been occupying your mind the most lately. It may be lack of case acceptance (the obvious one) or patient dissatisfaction (bad Yelp review anyone?). Hold that problem in your mind. Concentrate on it. Feel it.

100
100

Team Meeting at the Dental Office

Nomi Says

A video parody about life working in a dysfunctional dental office… Stories

40
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How do you floss under a retainer?

Dental Buzz

It used to be such a dread, seeing patients with fixed lingual retainers. I mean, they’re great because they keep your teeth from shifting after you’ve had braces, but GAWRSH, do they have to be so difficult to floss around? Not any more. Thanks to the talented hygienists over at Hygiene Edge we now can […]. Operative Dentistry Preventive Care dental hygiene tricks floss threaders Flossing under retainer

40

Webinar for Young Dentists entitled “Stepping Stones”

Reena Wadia

It’s a Pathway for a Positive start in General Practice. When: Next Monday, 7pm To sign up: [link]. Looking forward to seeing some of you then! The post Webinar for Young Dentists entitled “Stepping Stones” appeared first on Reena Wadia. Young Dentists

40

Nabu Watch Forged Edition

Denticle

We've gone through an interesting change in fashion trends in the last few years. It seems like watches really went out of style for a while.

Meet them or bring them?

The Blogging Dentist

I’ve been told ever since dental school that if I just use the right words I can get any patient to accept any treatment. At the very core of this narrative is that patients can afford the treatment that we propose, but they choose not to. They’d prefer to buy cell phones, new cars and cable. But if we’re good enough (and if we take their course) we can motivate them to forgo these luxuries for the glories of comprehensive dental care.

100
100

This One is for the Team Members

Nomi Says

As moderator for the Dental Marketing Project, I receive a lot of private Facebook messages and emails from Doctors/Office Managers from all over the country asking advice or questions, sometimes just venting. Recently, I had an newly promoted office manager ask me what I know about team appreciation.

More Trending

Maxcem Elite Chroma

Denticle

During the past 2 years or so, I was made aware of a new concept from Kerr. One of the problems we have faced over the years in dentistry is curing and the precision involved in getting it right.

52

Impressions from the Chicago MidWinter Meeting

Denticle

Happy Leap Day! It doesn't seem possible that another winter is almost over. heck even in Chicago this past week/weekend the temperature was in the 50's one day.

52

The Chicago MidWinter Meeting is Starting

Denticle

The Chicago MidWinter meeting is about to begin. I'm already in The Windy City gearing up for what promises to be a very impressive & productive meeting.

52

Dreammapper for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Denticle

I've been learning quite a bit about Obstructive Sleep Apnea lately. I had the staff take a cone beam scan on me & I ran the airway analysis on my scan utilizing the Anatomage Treatment Studio Software.

52

US Military Requiring Mouthguards

Denticle

Back in the days before pro football players wore facemasks and mouthguards, injuries to the face and mouth were 40% of all football related injuries. After facemasks and mouthguards, that stat dropped to 5%. Similar stats exist with US Army soldiers.

52

Ransomeware Attack on a US Hospital

Denticle

I've been bringing this topic up from time to time for a while now. It's a pretty good racket. Somehow, either by convincing someone to click on an infected link, open an infected file, or by breaking in over the Internet, the bad guys manage to encrypt an owner's hard drive.

52

Oravital Inc. Launching its BiofilmDNA® Oral Microbial Salivary Test During its Chicago Midwinter Meeting Debut

Denticle

New Diagnostic Test Provides a Whole-Mouth Picture of Patient’s Oral Health Toronto, CA – February 8, 2016 – Oravital Inc.,

ZEST Anchors Expands Dental Portfolio with Acquisition of Danville Materials

Denticle

ESCONDIDO, Calif. , 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEST Anchors, Inc.

Super Security for Super Bowl 50

Denticle

Every year security at the Super Bowl becomes a bigger and bigger deal. Let's face it in the world today, there are a lot of bad guys out there who would love nothing more than to make a point at one of America's biggest events.

52

The Drobo 5N is Online

Denticle

I've been a Drobo user for several years now. In fact, I was lucky enough to be an original beta tester in something like 2007 or so. The device was the first multiple hard drive external solution I had ever run across.

52

How Wearable Technology is Changing

Denticle

The photo above (in case you are a non-techie type) is Google Glass. It's Google's prototype wearable that projects an image into your eye from the small projector located over the right temple. The development of the product has been pulled back some.

52

Vincent The Cat and his Custom Implant Legs.

Denticle

This is a great story. As you can see from the picture above, Vincent the cat was severely injured as a kitten. Normally an animal this damaged might be euthanized or given a cart with wheels to support his back end and make him slightly mobile.

The Worst Passwords of 2015

Denticle

Every year, the good people at Splashdata publish the worst passwords of the year. Take a look & make sure you are using an appropriately difficult password. If you are using any of these listed, prepare for a security breach. If I can find these, the hackers already have

52

Kerr Restoratives Launches Maxcem Elite Chroma

Denticle

The first Self-Etch/Self-Adhesive resin cement to offer a Color Cleanup Indicator. December 14, 2015.

FDA Looks at Banning Powdered Gloves.

Denticle

Several years ago we went to Nitrile gloves in my office. We had a staff member with a latex allergy as well as more and more patients marking "latex allergy" on their health histories. Due to those 2 factors, we just did away with using them in my office. It seemed a prudent decision at the time, now over 8 years ago. Today I read from the Washington Post that the FDA is considering banning powdered gloves completely. If you are interested in the story, you can read it here

40

Hunting Medicaid Fraud.

Denticle

A short post today because it's all in the story. Medicaid is *scammed* for $60 billion (that's with a big B) per year. Stunned by that? I sure was. There is a great story on Wired.com that outlines how one guy is trying to track them down. It's a great read

40

Sirona Introduces SICAT Air and OPTISLEEP: the First 3D Solution for the Analysis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Denticle

Charlotte, NC (February 25, 2016) – Sirona Dental Inc., the pioneer of digital dentistry, recently unveiled SICAT Air at this year’s Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting. Available in the spring of 2016, SICAT Air is a complete digital solution for the appliance-based treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and eliminates the need for conventional impressions and stone models.

40

DENTSPLY International Introduces the CELTRA® DUO Zirconia-Reinforced Lithium Silicate (ZLS) Block

Denticle

State-of-the-Art Milling Block Provides Exquisite Aesthetics, Exceptional Strength and Freedom of Processing for Complete Clinician Control York, PA (February 25, 2016) – DENTSPLY International Inc., a worldwide leader in dental products, is pleased to offer the new CELTRA ® DUO (ZLS) high-strength glass ceramic milling block.

Registration Soon to Close for Sirona’s 7th inLab® Summit

Denticle

Two Day inLab ® Summit Jam-Packed with Educational Programs and Hands-On Training Sessions for Practical Experience Charlotte, NC (March 7, 2016) – Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company, is pleased to announce its 7 th inLab ® Summit. The inLab Summit will take place at Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel on April 15 th and 16 th and includes two days of powerful educational sessions and hands-on courses presented by laboratory professionals that translate directly to your lab.

40

American Dental Association and Sikka Software Introduce the ADA Benefit Plan Analyzer

Denticle

Media Contact: Erin Foster / Lanmark360 efoster@lanmark360.com 732-389-4500 ext.

Maxcem Elite ChromaTM Makes Debut at 151st Chicago Midwinter Meeting

Denticle

Chroma Color ChallengeTM offers dentists the chance to see its Color Cleanup Indicator in action. February 24, 2016. The 151st Chicago Midwinter Meeting — held at McCormick Place West, Feb. 25-27 — is primed to, once again, be a platform to showcase the latest innovations in dental technology and materials. This year, Kerr Restoratives’ Maxcem Elite Chroma will be among the new and noteworthy.

Kerr Launches Maxcem Elite Chroma

Denticle

The first Self-Etch/Self-Adhesive resin cement to offer a Color Cleanup Indicator. Kerr is proud to announce the launch of Maxcem Elite Chroma, the first Self-Etch / Self-Adhesive resin cement offering a Color Cleanup Indicator, making it the smartest cement available on the market today. Maxcem Elite Chroma begins with a pink color that fades at the gel state, indicating the optimal time to cleanup excess cement.

AMD LASERS Announces Free Global Dental Laser Certification Program

Denticle

- Because of the rising use of lasers in modern day dental practices, AMD LASERS, the global leader in affordable dental lasers and dental laser education, recently announced it is making its dental laser certification program FREE for all dentists, universities and clients. The program was exclusively for only AMD's clients and paid for by all others is now free to all.

40