Archive for Fall 2015

Trust Is a Must

Sep 09, 2015 No Comments by

EMPOWERING YOUR DENTAL TEAM. Over the years, I’ve visited with thousands of dentists about the importance of making the dental office “dream team” a reality. Often, dentists mistakenly think that going to the right school, developing the right clinical skills and opening a practice in the right town are the fundamental aspects of building a […]

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Finally Pain Free!

Sep 08, 2015 No Comments by

A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION ELIMINATES A LIFETIME OF PAIN. For as long as I can remember, I have suffered from daily headaches. They started in my early childhood and as I grew older, they intensified. In my mid-to-late twenties, the pain was almost unbearable by the end of a workday. A background headache usually lingered […]

Cover Story, Fall 2015 Read more

Expedition Snowcaps

Sep 07, 2015 No Comments by

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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Is Your Practice Anti-Social?

Sep 06, 2015 No Comments

INTERNET MARKETING, PART 2: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DENTAL PRACTICES. In the previous issue of Aesthetic Dentistry, we discussed the impact of websites, mobile technology, and search engines on a dental practice’s visibility and reputation. Much of that article revolved around the content and structure of your website, mobile compatibility, response to reviews, blogging, and search […]

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The Curious Question

Sep 05, 2015 No Comments

HELP PATIENTS FIND LIFE-CHANGING DENTISTRY. Curiosity may be dangerous to cats, but it can be a lifesaver for the dentist/patient relationship. Simply put, curiosity can inspire questions that have the potential to transform your practice from an ordinary one into an extraordinary one. In the 37-plus years that I have been going to the dentist, […]

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Hire Ground

Sep 04, 2015 No Comments

ACHIEVE NEW HEIGHTS WITH BETTER HIRING PRACTICES. If you’ve ever hired the wrong person, you know how stressful, awkward, and costly that mistake can be. As a practice development trainer, I have visited with thousands of dentists over the years and I can say without hesitation that hiring the right person is a universal challenge. […]

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Triumph Over TMD

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments

A COMPREHENSIVE, FULL ARCH APPROACH. When I met Jenny Kelley more than fourteen years ago, I knew she would be a great dental assistant. Years later, I asked her to join my team in Lawrence, KS. What I didn’t know was that in addition to being a great dental assistant, she would also be a […]

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Form and Function

Sep 02, 2015 No Comments

THE BENEFITS OF USING AN AESTHETIC RELEASE. Whether in digital or print, all dentists are required to keep a certain amount of paperwork. As a dentist, you already know the various requirements for mandatory dental records, including a dental history, a medical history, treatment records, a notice/acknowledgement of privacy practices (HIPAA), informed consent forms, financial […]

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I Object!

Sep 01, 2015 No Comments

GETTING PATIENTS TO SAY YES TO TREATMENT. You know the drill. A patient a comes into the office after an absence of several years. After the hygienist works on the patient, he or she sees multiple issues. You do a comprehensive exam, consult with the patient, and the inevitable happens—the patient needs a full arch […]

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