A Team Effort, Part 2

Nov 21, 2018 No Comments

Noninvasive Soft Tissue Advancement in Conjunction with Aesthetic Dentistry. Part 2: Anterior Restoration When Abby first presented at our office, the main goal was to treat the symptoms she was having. Her chief complaint was headaches and her bite not feeling “right.” Patients often think they are suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), but most […]

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Course Correction

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments

What I Learned After a Brain Tumor Diagnosis. I was recently at a continuing education dental seminar with the Dr. Dick Barnes Group when the conversation shifted to course corrections—the events that have the power to change the direction of your entire life. ‘Yes, I know what that means,’ I thought. In my life, I’ve […]

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A Reason to Smile

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments

A Musician Sings a New Tune After a Full Arch Reconstruction. For most of my life, I’ve had problems with my teeth. Growing up, I had crooked teeth that were prominent in front (one was longer than the other), and one of my incisors was set back from my other teeth with a noticeable canine. […]

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Finding the Money

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments

Part 1: Helping Patients Pay for Treatment. When a patient accepts the treatment that a doctor has recommended, it’s an exciting time! It’s exciting for the patient because he or she has caught the vision of improved dental health. It’s exciting for the dentist because he or she has effectively communicated to the patient the […]

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Trading In for a New Model

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments

Restoring the Smile of an Auto Shop Instructor. Beau Nicoll, a mechanic and auto shop teacher, visited my dental practice in Logan, UT, after he married Jordan, one of my dental assistants. Jordan encouraged Beau to visit our office because Beau was self-conscious about his teeth and needed dental care. Jordan had encouraged Beau to […]

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Membership Has Benefits

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments

Create and Grow a Successful In-House Membership Program. Most dental practices would jump at the opportunity to reduce dependence on PPOs and build a loyal patient base. It can be done! The best way to do both is by utilizing an in-house dental membership program. It is a business model that can transform dental practices. […]

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Communication for Implant Success

Nov 14, 2018 No Comments

Strategic Planning for Implant Cases. Ray LeGendre, part of Arrowhead Dental Laboratory’s technical support team, recently talked with Aesthetic Dentistry about communication between dental labs and dentists—particularly with regards to implant cases. Ray emphasized the importance of effective communication for the overall success of implant cases and gave several tips for doctors when submitting them. […]

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Getting Hip with HIPAA

Aug 10, 2018 No Comments

Four Areas for Front Office Team Members to Know. HIPAA, formally known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, was signed into law in 1996. According to the California Department of Health Care Services, HIPAA’s main function is the following: Provide the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American […]

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The Power of Introspection

Aug 10, 2018 No Comments

Discovering Why We Do Things the Way We Do. One of the biggest obstacles to becoming a truly productive dentist is failing to ever question the way you do your work. As a dentist, it’s critical to analyze how and why you perform your dentistry in a certain way—from the way you run your offices […]

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Framing the Picture

Aug 10, 2018 No Comments

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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