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Get to the Front of the Line

Feb 26, 2018 No Comments by

Recently, as I was reflecting on my high school days, I was surprised at how many times in those early years my experiences taught me to look beyond expectations and find a better way. Reminiscing about those formative years affirmed my long-held belief that it’s important to look at the world differently, or else you […]

Editor's Commentary, Winter 2018 Read more

Lending a Helping Hand

Feb 25, 2018 No Comments by

A Full Mouth Reconstruction for a Lifelong Friend. Performing life-changing dentistry is always a joy, but it is especially gratifying when it involves helping out a lifelong friend. That’s exactly what happened in the spring of 2014, with a case that I worked on as part of the Clinical Hands-On course with the Dr. Dick […]

Case Analysis, Winter 2018 Read more

The Dr. Dick Barnes Structure

Feb 24, 2018 No Comments by

3 Steps That Move You Forward. If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. This saying is applicable to many things in life—especially dental practices. It means that there’s no such thing as simply maintaining the status quo. If you aren’t actively moving forward, then by definition you are going backward, because everything […]

Best Practices, Winter 2018 Read more

The Doctor as Patient

Feb 22, 2018 No Comments

Lessons Learned From a Full Arch Reconstruction. Not every dentist experiences what it feels like to be on the other side of the drill, but a few years ago, that’s exactly what happened to me. My journey to a full upper arch reconstruction wasn’t the result of a single diagnosis or experience, but rather the […]

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Q & A: Simplifying Removables

Feb 22, 2018 No Comments

A Discussion with Dr. Brian Britton about a Systematic Approach to Removables. Aesthetic Dentistry recently spoke with comprehensive dentist Dr. Brian Britton, from Arlington, TX, about making removables a simpler and more profitable process. Dr. Britton will teach a simplified system to other dentists during an upcoming new course with the Dr. Dick Barnes Group […]

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Beyond Drill-and-Fill

Feb 22, 2018 No Comments

Discover the Potential of your Dentistry. When Amazon launched in Seattle, WA, in 1995, the online venture only sold books. But according to an April 2017 article in Business Insider magazine, founder Jeff Bezos “knew from the very beginning, he wanted Amazon to be ‘an everything store.’” Traditional bookstores, adhering to an old model of […]

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Back to Basics

Feb 21, 2018 No Comments

Optimizing Basic Skills for Advanced Results. For the past several years, I’ve taught seminars with the Dr. Dick Barnes Group (DDBG). The overall goal for this group is to help dentists become better and more productive. I keep that philosophy in mind with every course that I teach—whether it’s a Full Arch Reconstruction course, a […]

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

Feb 21, 2018 No Comments

Illuminate Your Dental Practice Performance with KPIs. Is your dental practice as busy as you’d like it to be? Do you feel like your practice is getting busier and busier, but at the end of each month you barely have enough revenue to keep the lights on? The lights may be on, but unless you […]

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Taking the Lead

Nov 17, 2017 No Comments

Ignite Your Passion Through Dentistry. “Follow your passion” is a tidy cliché that for many has become a foundational ingredient for finding success and fulfillment. The phrase isn’t just a harmless, bumper-sticker philosophy, however; it’s actually really bad advice. Throughout my career, I have met struggling dentists who attribute dissatisfaction in their professional lives to […]

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Q & A: New Options for Removable Partial Dentures

Nov 16, 2017 No Comments

A Discussion with the Team at Solvay Dental 360™ and LaMont Carpenter at Arrowhead Dental Laboratory about Ultaire™ AKP. Aesthetic Dentistry recently spoke with Albert Garza, Head of Customer Engagement, and Michael Larsson, Business Development Manager, West Region, from Solvay Dental 360, and LaMont Carpenter, Arrowhead’s Technical Consultant, to learn about a unique new material, […]

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