Archive for A Closer Look

Framing the Picture

Aug 10, 2018 No Comments by

Tips for Tissue Contouring and More. Aesthetic dentistry combines the best of art and science to give patients beautiful and functional smiles. When working on large cases, dentists painstakingly detail the specifics of smile design to create the highest aesthetics. They combine this effort with materials and techniques that result in long-lasting smiles. Elements of […]

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Back to Basics

Feb 21, 2018 No Comments by

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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Patients First

Feb 28, 2017 No Comments by

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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Made for TV: Recovering Bulimic Gets a New Smile

Feb 24, 2016 No Comments

The nationally syndicated television show The Doctors has made it possible for countless people, often in desperate situations, to find hope and a new beginning through various treatments and opportunities. When you work in dentistry on television, you find many people who are in need of help. I am grateful to be included as an […]

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Expedition Snowcaps

Sep 07, 2015 No Comments

DISCOVER THE MULTI-PURPOSE CASE SOLUTION. For more than twenty years, Kent Garrick has been advising dentists on comprehensive case design. As Arrowhead’s Director of Technical Services, he recently talked with Aesthetic Dentistry about Snowcaps—what they are, when they are used, and how they can benefit patients and dentists alike. Here’s a part of that conversation: […]

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The Real Cost of In-Office Milling

May 20, 2014 No Comments

MAKING SURE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY REALLY BENEFITS YOUR PRACTICE. Computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is all the rage these days and with it people can create everything from the simple to the complex: jewelry, tools, machine parts and toys. Considering the widespread utilization of this type of technology, it’s no surprise that CAD/CAM machines are in widespread […]

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Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

TOP TIPS FOR TAKING GREAT DENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but if the picture isn’t properly taken, you have a thousand words saying the wrong thing. In traditional photography, this may not be a big problem. If something doesn’t turn out the way you like, you can simply Photoshop […]

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Waiting Room 2.0

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

“The dental waiting room is where good brands go to die.” That is what I tell the dental practices that I consult for. The reason is simple; waiting without purpose causes anxiety and taints the entire patient experience. A waiting room experience devoid of engagement can dramatically diminish the effectiveness of case presentations and as […]

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A Journey Worth Taking

Nov 17, 2010 No Comments

At an Arrowhead course taught by Dr. Jim Downs, I was introduced to a startling statistic: 75 percent of dentists have never prepped a full arch. I was definitely one who fit into that category. It all changed when a patient, Jeff, came to me for help.

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E.MAX to the Max

Oct 01, 2009 No Comments

Numerous dental materials have come and gone over the past years. Many of their manufacturers have laid claims to a pure nonmetal aesthetic material with superior enamel-like strength. That’s like saying your dental practice provides the best service and the highest quality at the lowest price. The incongruence in that statement says it all. I’d […]

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