New Beginnings

The Time for Quality Dentistry is Now. Mechanical watches have always fascinated me. The precision, the craftsmanship, the innovation, and the artistry in fine timepieces are inspiring. In many ways, I based my approach to...

Designing the Dream

Ergonomics Helps Dentists Reach Their Potential. "Go buy 12 white shirts and 12 new silk ties.” As a new dentist seeking to grow my practice, I called Dr. Dick Barnes in the 1990s and...

You Can Count on Me

Building Relationships of Low Fear and High Trust. Dr. Dick Barnes has often said, “People do business with people they like and trust.” In terms of dentistry, building relationships of low fear and high...

The Importance of First Impressions

Don't Ignore the Details that Can Differentiate Your Practice. You’ve probably heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When it comes to a dental practice, a visitor’s...

Patients First

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...

All in the Family

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...

Q and A Explains All About ZirCrowns

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...

Tackling Tetracycline Stains

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...

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