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You are the Educational Elite
Dear Doctor,Did you know that as a dentist you are in the top 2.94% of educated people in the country? As we get further along in our practice lives, it is very common to forget all of the hard work and sacrifice that it took to get those three letters after our names.For most of us, our DDS or DMD...  Read More
"WHY" do CAMBRA? An Interview with Dr. Doug Young
Q: What is your "Why"?A: The simple answer would be- why don’t you treat all patients theway you want to be treated? If you know drilling teeth alone is doingnothing to solve the disease, then anything you do to treat disease isbetter than doing nothing. To me there is a lot we can do now;...  Read More
Spring Cleaning Tips for a Greener Dental Office
Looking tospring clean your dental practice? These simple tips will have youon your way toa cleaner, greener office in no time!1. Use an eco-friendly cleaning service:Find a service that uses non-toxic or biodegradable products and reusable methods, like cloth rags that can be washed and used again...  Read More
Solutionreach appointments, now with Google Now support
With smartphones out numbering feature phones, patients are expecting better integration into the technologies they use most in their lives! Today we continue our pioneering efforts in patient engagement technologies by announcing the ability for patients to receive appointment reminders in Google...  Read More
Game Changer – ADA approves 3 New CAMBRA CDT Codes
Big changes are coming for dental practices performing CAriesManagement By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA). After extensive review by theAmerican Dental Association and the CDT (Current Dental Terminology)Code Committee, 3 new CAMBRA codes will be introduced in the 2014codebook!Once these codes become...  Read More
Dr. John Featherstone is offering a free massive open online course on CAMBRA through UCSF!! Check it out!
UCSF Dentistry Dean John D.B. Featherstone, MSc, PhD, leads a newCAMBRA-themed MOOC (massive open online course) on Coursera, offeringdental professionals and non-professionals alike access tothe"scientific basis for caries (dental decay) risk assessment andpractice interventions," acccording to...  Read More
Consultant Tip: Go for Your Dreams
Dentists go to great lengths to try and build their practices.They invest a tremendous amount of time and money to become dentists and set up a practice by getting through college, dental school, and continuing education courses. They invest heavily in office space, dental equipment, office...  Read More
Actions and Words of the Dental Team Can Increase Cancellations or Prevent Them-Tip #4
Tip #4- Don't Break Agreements With Patients.AsI share how actions and words of the dental team may increase or prevent cancellations, Ican’t leave out thisone on breaking agreements with patients.I see practices calling patients to move up their appointments as they try to fill open time on...  Read More
Speech Therapy vs Laser Frenectomy for Tongue-Tied Dental Patient
Ankyloglossia or Tongue-Tied is a condition that is present in some newborns, where the frenum, a thickened band of tissue under the tongue, is shortened and attached to the end of the tongue. This can cause decreased mobility in the tongue, and can affect feeding, speech and oral hygiene.The...  Read More
Potential Hiring Red Flags for Dental Practices
We interview thousands of dentists and dental office staff applicants each year, and we look through at least three times as many resumes. Many have glaring red flags and some are so subtle that asking more questions or investigating is required.Here is a list of job candidate red flags....  Read More
Behind the Scenes Q&A with Dr. Jack Stellpflug on his Caries Management Program
Tooth decay is out of control. We are not okay with that. This series:CAMBRA Behind the Scenesismeant to provide a clearer and more comprehensive view of how CAMBRAoperates day to day all over the country. Each snapshot will highlightboth the logistical processes of CAMBRA as well as the motivation...  Read More
The Toothcop Weighs In On the Tulsa Dentist Story- A Must Read for Every Dentist!
I waited to write about this story for a long time. I didn't want to jump on the hype band wagon. Every dental blogger out there is writing about this story. Then I realized, I have a different take. This is the real story that needs to be told. This is long, so print it out and read it at your...  Read More

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