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How and Why the Dental Profession is Pandemic Proof

Oral Health Group

2020 did not work out as any of us planned. So many had great expectations which quickly came to a grinding halt. The world changed and so has the way we do business. Some changes will become permanent. As difficult … The post How and Why the Dental Profession is Pandemic Proof appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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How to Get More Patient Referrals to Your Dental Practice

Delivering Wow

If there’s one thing every dental practice needs to grow, it’s patients in the chair. Some need more patients. Others need patients in need of higher-fee dentistry. And others need more fee-for-service patients. If you’re worried about where your next patient is going to come from, rest assured that you are likely just one or two referral strategies away from growth.

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The Leadership Lesson of 2020

Dental Peers

As we find ourselves in the final month of 2020, I am sure many of us would rather just turn the page to 2021 rather than look back on this crazy year. However, looking back can provide an incredible perspective. We learn what we did well so we can duplicate it. More importantly, we learn what areas we may need to focus on to improve going forward. .

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Mercury Fillings Dangers, Who Is At Risk & Removal Checklist

Ask The Dentist

Are they still used? How much mercury they contain. 34 dangers. Why are they still used? Health agency positions. Who is at risk? Should you have them removed? Mercury fillings are used to fill cavities. They are made up of various metals, but typically contain 50% mercury by weight. These amalgam fillings release mercury that is not only bad for your oral health but may be absorbed into your brain, kidneys, liver, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract.

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A Complete Guide To Teledentistry: The Future of Virtual Dental Care

Carestack

For more than 10 years, Teledentistry has been used by many dentists across the world to spread out the accessibility of their dental practices, reducing the oral health disparities between urban and rural communities. Fast-forwarding to 2020, teledentistry has made the entire dental care delivery model more safe and convenient, along with lowering the overall cost of dentistry.

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Why this study should be a wake-up call to dentistry

Dentistry Gone Digital

If you haven’t heard already, a report has come out that says that six-month recall appointments aren’t necessarily that conducive to keeping your patients’ oral health in line. In fact, maybe, just maybe, patients don’t have to come into the dental practice twice a year. Now, on the surface, I know what you’re thinking.

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The Components of an Effective Landing Page

Identity Dental

If you’re in the process of building ads for a service, event, or product, you’ll likely discover that ads that lead to pages designed to turn an interested viewer into a lead or customer are an important component of an effective campaign. Like any marketing component, the design and writing matter. Without a clean, focused […].

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Tooth Decay: Hard Facts About Soft Teeth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Moms are incredible. Moms want answers to help their children be healthy. When they do not know where to turn, they turn to the internet. In this case, Facebook. My oldest daughter is a new mom, and in her new mom group came the question: what can be done to help a youngster who has tooth decay under stainless steel crowns and needs root canals. So, this one is for you Moms!

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How COVID-19 impacted Harvard dental students

ASDA Blog

The United States declared a nationwide state of emergency mid-March as a result of the global pandemic that still affects us today. Businesses, schools and travel shuttered as mandates and guidelines were put in place to help contain COVID-19. Dental schools across the country were forced to adapt on the fly. Massachusetts quickly became a hotbed for the virus, overwhelming the usually robust health care system.

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California Includes Oral Health Professionals in First Phase of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The state of California is set to receive 327,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week, and oral health professionals are included in Phase 1a, which puts healthcare providers and long-term care residents at the front of the vaccine line. The California Dental Association lobbied to have oral health professionals included in Phase 1a, noting the care they provide is essential.

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Treating Patients with Dental Phobias

Oral Health Group

So many suffer from dental phobias and the anxiety they suffer with can be a huge barrier to care. Some may go years without seeing a dental hygienist or a dentist. As a dental hygienist, I have seen how dental … The post Treating Patients with Dental Phobias appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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3 Ways to Train Your Dental Team to Collect Payments Well

Delivering Wow

While a dental practice is a business, dental school doesn’t teach us much about collecting payments and managing operations. That’s what continuing education is for. And that’s what Delivering WOW is here for, too. We have helped thousands of dentists strengthen their practices while delivering WOW experience to each of their patients. But we want to continue to be able to deliver WOW, we need to ensure our businesses are financially strong, too.

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Fear: It May Be a GREAT Motivator…But it Seldom Motivates You Toward Greatness!

Dental Peers

We see it in our daily news coverage…particularly now! We see it in many of our regular, commercial advertisements to purchase this product or that service or something bad will happen. We see it in our daily news coverage…particularly now! . We see it in many of our regular, commercial advertisements to purchase this product or that service or something bad will happen.

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Diet Matters More than Brushing for Strong Teeth. Here’s Why.

Ask The Dentist

Ancient vs. modern diets. What’s missing? The role of saliva. Why is brushing important? Bottom line. Brush, floss, mouthwash, and go to the dentist. That’s what we’re often told is the “key” to oral health. If you want fewer cavities, just follow that prescription… Right? Sadly, modern dentistry has invented many ways to work around a problem that makes cavities the #1 preventable chronic disease in the world.

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Online Reputation Management For Dental Practices

Carestack

Reputation is the face of any business, be it a greenhorn or a seasoned master. For a dental practice, reputation is the power to attract new clients and retain the existing clients providing them a constant sense of value and quality. This, in turn, means the business goes where its clients go. So in today’s era when the most number of clients are looking for dental solutions online (a whopping 77%), one can easily assume that business reputation is no more on the billboard stilts but on the di

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Do You Know The Average Lifetime Value Of Your Dental Patients?

Firegang

Your patients are your most valuable asset. But it’s not just the number of new patients your dentistry practice brings in that matters—it’s the total profit that those patients deliver over time that can make or break your business. In order to start a successful dental marketing campaign, you need to know the average lifetime value of a dental patient specifically for your practice.

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Don’t Let Covid Kill Your Morale

Identity Dental

Author: Grace Rizza, CEO, Identity Dental Marketing We’ve been in this new “Covid World” now for many months. Whether your business has been in high-demand or you’re struggling to stay operational, you’ve likely been affected. Covid swept into our lives, took our sense of normalcy, security and for some, our sanity. It took our business […].

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Dental Practice Success: 4 Tips To Close Out the Year Strong

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. It’s crazy to think this whirlwind of a year is now coming to a close, but with that brings new lists, goals and ways to creatively end the year on a high note. Connecting with patients who have unfinished treatment, getting ready for the mad rush between Christmas and New Year’s and finding ways to celebrate your staff will help close this year out on a positive note.

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6 Strategies To Fill Gaps In Your Dental Schedule

My Social Practice

If there is one thing that we know for sure, it’s that social media is influencing the decisions of dental patients immensely. In this article, we are going to talk through 6 social media action items that you can use right now to attract new patients using the principles of persuasion. . The principles of influence and persuasion play an enormous role in the success of marketing for dental practices.

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Embracing art as a dental student

ASDA Blog

Dentistry is an art form. The mouth is the canvas, the dental tools are the paintbrush, and the materials are your paint. Put all these together, and you can create some beautiful dental work. The skills needed in dentistry involve more than using your hands. In order to create a beautiful symphony — a beautiful smile — you need a blend of art and science.

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IADR/AADR Define Essential Oral Healthcare During COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic was marked by the closure of American dental practices except for emergency care. Their subsequent reopening for the full range of dental services and seemingly low rate of COVID-19 transmission beg the question, “What is essential oral healthcare?” The International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/American Association for Dental Research (AADR) attempt to address this important query in a new paper “Pandemic Considerations on Essential Oral Healthcare.

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5 Common Mistakes Dental Practices Should Avoid

Oral Health Group

Running a dental practice isn’t all about how good you are at performing a wide array of dental procedures. While being renowned for your expertise will always be great, there are other things you need to consider to ensure your … The post 5 Common Mistakes Dental Practices Should Avoid appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Training Dental Team Members Who Are Not Good With Patients

Delivering Wow

Have you ever had a team member who was afraid to talk to patients or was not outgoing or building connections with your patients? I have had several team members like that throughout the years. Unfortunately, many team members who aren’t naturally outgoing or warm assume they have a disadvantage. However, the truth is introverted team members and team members who struggle to make connections can excel in the dental practice if you give them the right training, tasks, and direction.

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Part 2: Trends in Dentistry for 2021 That Could Shape the Industry’s Landscape

Planet DDS

Trend forecasting in 2020 (for 2021) might seem a bit skewed given the COVID-19 pandemic shake-up. But there are 2021 trends in dentistry that are shaping the industry landscape.

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Fluoride For Kids & Cavities: The Myths & The Science [Parent’s Guide]

Ask The Dentist

Recent fluoride news. Fluoride sources. Does it prevent cavities? In toothpaste vs. water. Varnish pros & cons. Questions to discuss with your dentist. Fluoride toxicity. Fluoride myths. Bottom line. You don’t need fluoride in your toothpaste, or in your water, or in your mouthwash. Yes, fluoride helps fight cavities (sometimes called “ tooth decay ” or “dental caries”).

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Smile

Gilreath Dental

If you are like many Americans, you are finding relief that a new year is just around the corner. A new year is the best time to begin a journey to a better you. Did you know that taking steps to protect and improve your smile in 2021 can make a dramatic difference in your… The post New Year’s Resolutions for Your Smile appeared first on Gilreath Family Dentistry.

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6 Secrets for Reducing No Show Patients & Cancellations

Firegang

Scheduling is one of those aspects of dentistry that can be considered ‘make or break’. You either do a good job scheduling appointments (and getting patients to keep them) and your business prospers, or you struggle with scheduling and your practice begins to decline (along with your revenue). Even if you’re great at scheduling, but you’re constantly faced with no show patients, or patients who show up late or cancel, it’s clear something must be done.

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Online Marketing Tactics to Grow Your Practice

We Speak Dental

Digital Marketing Strategies to Expand Your Practice. Your guide to strengthening your marketing. You’ve invested in a professional dental website and strategic search engine optimization campaign, but what can you do to get more new patients now? What does it take to tailor your online presence and marketing strategy to truly grow your dental practice?

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Oral Health Professionals: Meeting the Risks of COVID-19

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. After the initial outbreak of COVID-19 shut down almost 200,000 dental practices in the United States in early 2020, the industry needed to quickly develop an effective response that would not only allow practices to reopen safely but also ensure that patients could access the oral care they needed.

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5 Ways To Reach New Dental Patients Using The Internet

My Social Practice

If you are not using digital media and the Internet to grow and build your dental practice, it’s time to bring your marketing strategy up to speed. Don’t worry if your dental website is nothing fancy and your dental Facebook page has a small number of fans. Your dental marketing efforts are headed in the right direction. It’s no surprise that dental digital marketing is becoming the most powerful way to grow your dental practice.

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Top wellness blog posts for 2020

ASDA Blog

In case you need some inspiration to help get you through the end of the year, check out ASDA Blog’s top wellness blog posts for this year. A message for you, on ‘that day’ of dental school by Grace Eichler. Impostor syndrome in dental students by Christina Espinosa. Here’s how dental students are staying well during the COVID-19 pandemic by Callista Schulenburg.

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U-M Engineers Help Dental Clinic Practice Safely During the Pandemic

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

High-speed imaging of particle aerosolization at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s dental clinic. Photo courtesy of Joseph Xu, University of Michigan College of Engineering. The risk of COVID-19 transmission via dental aerosols is a conundrum faced by dental practices across the United States. The dental clinic at the University of Michigan (U-M) School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor is no exception.

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5 Website Features Every Dental Practice Needs

Oral Health Group

Whether you’re building out your dental practice’s website for the first time or undergoing a redesign, there are certain things you should keep in mind before you hit “Publish.” From elements on your homepage to your blog content, this article … The post 5 Website Features Every Dental Practice Needs appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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How to Create an Automated Dental Practice

Delivering Wow

As dentists, we’re visionaries , and if having an automated dental practice is something you’ve dreamed of for your practice, you might be surprised to learn it’s not very difficult to put in place. If you want to create an automated dental practice, you only need a few pieces in place. After all, a vision alone won’t help you achieve your goal. You also must take action and hold yourself accountable as you pursue your goal.

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Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Healthy Smiles

You might have heard a lot of terrifying stories of root canal treatment. But do you think they are so painful? Root Canal Treatment Overview. Several people undergo root canal treatment every year. Endodontics or popularly known as root canal treatment, refers to the dental procedure that is used to treat tooth and gum infection that occurs at the center of a tooth.

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Breastfeeding & Jaw Development: How to Prevent Braces

Ask The Dentist

Breastfeeding & jaw development. Science review. How long? Common problems & solutions. Other ways to prevent braces. Takeaway. Somewhere between 25-50% of children require braces or other orthodontic treatment during childhood. But did you know that you may be able to prevent the need for orthodontics by breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is a habit most parents know is good for baby’s development — it supports a healthy immune system, may protect against obesity, among other benefits.

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Happy Holiday from Logic Tech Corp!

Logic Tech Corp

We know 2020 has been easy for many, which is why this holiday season we were determined to support our local community where it’s most needed. After entering the COVID-19 pandemic, food bank use has increased significantly and are in need of our support more than ever. We made a donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank , one of Canada’s largest food banks, in hopes to support their critical role this holiday season.

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