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Entries from May 2009

CADapalooza – See Big Names in Dentistry: Christensen, McLaren, Hansen, Culp, and Others!

May 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

CADapalooza™ ‘09: August 6-8, 2009 at the Beautiful Fontainebleau Miami Beach! Dallas, TX – (May 10, 2009) – The lineup for CADapalooza ’09 has just been announced! Join Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dr. Ed McLaren, Dr. Curtis Jansen, Lee Culp CDT and others at this blockbuster event highlighting the newest innovations in CAD CAM Dentistry for […]

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Tags: Continuing Education

Press Release: CareCredit’s Free CD for Dental Practice Growth

May 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

FREE AUDIO PROGRAM HELPS DENTAL TEAMS GROW THEIR PRACTICES – EVEN IN A CHALLENGING ECONOMY COSTA MESA, CA., MAY 2009 — CareCredit, the nation’s leading patient payment program is offering a FREE one-hour educational audio CD, Three Steps to Grow Your Practice Starting Today!, featuring Gary Kadi, founder of NextLevel Practice. Kadi is a recognized […]

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Tags: Administrative

The Pressure’s On for Finding Better Dental Impression Materials

May 12th, 2009 · No Comments

This month, in a Dental Products Report Web Exclusive, Dr. Gary Radz reviews the benefits and downfalls of various impression materials. His quest for the perfect impression material leads him through polyvinyl silicone (PVS), polyether (PE), alginate alternatives (AA), and on to digital impressions. Dr. Radz calls digital impressions “fairly simple and seamless.” He’s used […]

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Tags: Clinical · Dental Materials

DB Column – Two Sides of the Management Coin

May 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

No-Shows and Failed Appointments Staff Viewpoint by Linda Miles – Doctor’s Viewpoint by Dr. Rhonda Savage STAFF VIEWPOINT (Linda Miles) The Dental team members in some practices have no idea that their compensation is very closely associated with effective use of the dental chair time during the workday. It is no mystery to me why […]

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Tags: Two Sides of the Management Coin by Linda Miles and Dr. Rhonda Savage

TruRx Digital Denture Prescription

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments

This innovative case planning tool doubles as a clinical tool and paitent education tool. The process starts by uploading a digital photo of the patient. Calibration tools are included in every kit. TruRx(TM) software determines appropriate measuarements and clinical data based on the photo and your input.

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Tags: Clinical

The Dentist – Patient Relationship

May 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

When asked, “What makes your practice different?” most dentists respond, “I build relationships with my patients.” But what does that mean?At, “relationship” is defined as “a connection, association, or involvement” between two people. Your barista at Starbucks interacts with you, and so does your barber. Is that the kind of relationship you build with […]

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Tags: Administrative

Tracking Dental Website Conversion: Turning Visitors into Patients

May 6th, 2009 · No Comments

You’ve invested in a custom website that makes your dental practice look sensational online. That’s great. But how can you know that the site is actually bringing in new business? If you have a solid SEO strategy, your site should rank well organically (in the search engine results pages or SRPs). You can also supplement with pay-per-click advertising from Google Adwords. Adding a blog is always a great idea for SEO.

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Tags: Tips from TNT: Dental Websites & Internet Marketing

Sleep Apnea Dentistry

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, occurs when a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or longer, repeatedly during a sleep session. This form of sleep apnea is often accompanied by snoring because the obstructing tissues tend to vibrate as air enters the body. Research and media attention have made some of the effects of sleep […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Keeping You Plugged In: Dr. Larry Emmott on Dentrix

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Dr. Larry Emmott, DentalBlogs’ tech guru, attended the Dentrix conference and will be posting tips and info on his blog, Dentrix, a Henry Schein company, offers an integrative practice management system that can significantly impact the way a dental office runs. From patient education and file managment to insurance and treatment planning, Dentrix is […]

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Tags: Keeping You Plugged In: Dr. Larry Emmott

Dental Websites: Search Engine Spiders Feed on Words

May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

What makes you like a website? The colors, photos, look and feel of the site? The motion, the videos, or a fancy opening page? The things that appeal to humans do not appeal to search engine spiders.

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Tags: Search Engines · Websites & Internet