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Patients First

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments

Using Total Team Training Principles for a Patient-Focused Practice. Dentistry is my family’s business. My grandpa, his brothers, my dad, my uncles, and my sister all chose dentistry as their profession. My mom also worked at our dental practice in Shelby Township, MI, as a bookkeeper, and my other siblings have worked there too. Even […]

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All in the Family

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments

A Mother and Daughter Team Up for a Full Arch Reconstruction. Some people say that they inherited their good teeth from their mothers. Like those people, I definitely got my good teeth from my mother. But I can’t say that genetics played a part. My mother, Aida Byrd, is the Ceramic Assistant Supervisor for Arrowhead […]

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Q and A Explains All About ZirCrowns

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments

A Crown is Not Just a Crown. Aesthetic Dentistry recently spoke with Arrowhead Dental Laboratory’s CAD/CAM manager, Jay Nelson, about monolithic full zirconia restorations, also known as ZirCrowns. Jay and his team developed a unique process that results in a highly aesthetic zirconia restoration. He recently shared his insights about the process with us. AD: […]

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Tackling Tetracycline Stains

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments

A Full Mouth Reconstruction. Tetracycline has been on the market for more than 60 years and is used in the treatment of many gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial infections. If used for children under the age of eight years old, it causes permanent staining of the teeth. Tooth staining/discoloration with tetracycline is influenced by the dosage […]

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Active Leadership

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments

The Secret to a More Productive Practice. Dentists often ask me, “What is the secret to a more productive practice?” This question reminds me of the poem, “The Secret of the Sea,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882). Longfellow wrote: “Wouldst thou,”—so the helmsman answered, “Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery!” The above-referenced stanza is about experience and knowledge, but also about leadership. […]

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Internal Revenue

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments

Providing In-House Solutions for Edentulous Patients. Taking an edentulous patient from start to finish in fewer dental appointments allows dentists to position themselves as providers who can fulfill their patients’ surgical and restorative needs. With the proper training, dental providers can provide extraction, grafting, and implant placement during one appointment at one location. This allows […]

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Mastering Implants

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments

Five Katas That Take Dentists from Beginners to Experts. Today, patients are more aware of implants than ever before. With the availability of online information, and with social networking making communication easier, patients have access to more education about various dental modalities. Many dental practices have noticed that patients across various demographics are asking about […]

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Take Command: Charting a New Course

Nov 17, 2016 No Comments

Celebrating 40 Years at the 2016 Arrowhead World Symposium! Are you in command of your dental practice? Do you feel like the captain of your practice, steering your crew towards success? Or are you drifting along without any specific port or course plotted? The 2016 Arrowhead World Symposium, held in Park City, UT, over two […]

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Tools of the Trade

Nov 16, 2016 No Comments

Increase Precision and Productivity with Surgical Guides. My career in the dental industry started when I worked as a dental assistant for about five years. As a dental assistant, I specialized in implants—I did all the implant surgeries with the dentist. So when I took a job with Arrowhead Dental Lab, it was a natural […]

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The New Dynamic Duo

Nov 16, 2016 No Comments

Total Team Training Launches With Two New Experts! For the past 20 years, many dentists have recognized Tawana Coleman as the expert behind Arrowhead Dental Lab’s Total Team Training (TTT) seminar. During that time, Tawana led hundreds of seminars around the country and traveled extensively to provide in-office coaching to dental practices across North America […]

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