Liking the Dentist Isn't Enough: Find Out Why One-Third of Patients are Switching

November 28, 2017

Patient retention matters. New research on patient satisfaction clarifies why patients are choosing to leave practices. With these facts in hand, you can begin to increase the loyalty among your patients today by understanding what they want—and addressing their needs through a successful patient ...

New Material for CAD/CAM-based Restorative Dentistry

September 21, 2017

Take your restorative practice to the next level with a new generation of CAD/CAM composites offering high flexural strength, better marginal integrity, fast milling, and tooth-resembling esthetics.

Resin-Based Cements: Guidelines for Optimal Adhesion

September 19, 2017

Significant advances have been made lately in resin-based cements. In this informative eBook, Dr. Joseph Kim provides guidelines and tips on successful cement selection and techniques for different clinical situations and materials.

The Implant-Occlusal Connection

August 31, 2017

With implant cases, a thorough understanding of the masticatory system and good occlusal schemes enhances long-term success. The position, angulation, and occlusal forces on the implant must be controlled. Learn more about a step-by-step approach to optimal treatment planning, sequencing, and placin...

Your Techniques, Your Patients: One Adhesive

July 25, 2017

Depending on your opinion of adhesive chemistry and phosphoric acid, you probably use etch-and-rinse (total) or self-etch adhesives. However, if you're like most practitioners you would probably prefer simpler procedures and robust materials. Fortunately, you can now have the best of both worlds by ...

Biologic Approach To Endodontics with 3D Shaping

July 10, 2017

Endodontic treatment approaches have evolved to preserve natural tooth structure. 3D shaping technology is ushering in a new biologic approach in endodontic instrumentation. Learn how its unique design safely, efficiently, and effectively cleans the root canal system while respecting the canal anato...

Back on Schedule: Eliminating Patient No-Shows

June 27, 2017

If you're like most dentists, you worry about cancellations and no-shows, as you should! Financially, one cancellation or no-show in hygiene per day means an estimated $20,000 a year in lost revenue. Fortunately, you can lower the number of lost appointments. Find out how implementing an effective r...

On the Ground with a Dental Mission: How it Works and
Why it Matters

June 16, 2017

For 15 years, Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, has led an experienced network of professionals to central Mexico on an annual mission to provide dental hygiene services to villages and an orphanage. Learn from her experiences to find out how you too can make a difference by becoming involved in your own denta...

The New Standard of Care is Here: Laser Dentistry Comes of Age

May 17, 2017

Patients have come to expect pain-free, anesthesia-free, and technology-based treatment—preferably through one provider. Offering a wide range of minimally invasive, patient-preferred services through laser dentistry is one way to meet this challenge directly. Find out what more you could be doi...

Protecting Patient Data: Demystifying HIPAA-Compliant eCommunications

May 1, 2017

Are you as a provider doing everything possible to comply with HIPAA? If not, the penalties for violations are staggering. Find out how to to prevent electronic messaging-related HIPAA violations through an email system that is HIPAA-compliant.

Impression Precision Starts with Tissue Management

April 21, 2017

The precision of your impressions forms the critical foundation for subsequent procedures. Gingival retraction paste offers significant benefits to a busy practice and greater comfort to patients. Learn more tips and techniques to achieve sharper margins consistently.

4 Keys to Closing Complex Cases: How to Present Comprehensive Treatment Plans

March 28, 2017

In comprehensive cases that require significant time and financial commitment, it is important to create value for each patient in terms that he or she will relate to—and to be prepared to address their concerns completely. Learn insights into skilled presentations from the experts.

Universal Cementation for Today’s Restorative Materials

March 22, 2017

Today’s esthetic indirect restorations present clinicians with many evolving challenges. Simplifying your products and techniques, while maintaining superior outcomes, is possible with new self-etch, self-adhesive, dual cured resin cement systems.

Early Caries Detection: The Key to Tooth Longevity

March 21, 2017

Early detection of caries can have life-long benefits for your patients, but radiographs have limitations when it comes to interproximal decay. Now, NIR Transillumination technology offers a highly accurate diagnostic alternative that supports minimal intervention dentistry.

Tooth Repair the Bioactive Way

January 26, 2017

Bioactive materials—those that interact with or affect biological tissues—such as giomers, are leading a shift from reactive to preventive, conservative care. Learn more about how deleterious conditions can be minimized by bioactive materials with no loss in esthetics or long-term stability.

Practice Growth in the Digital Age

January 23, 2017

Where are your new patients? Staying ahead of practice marketing trends is critical, but not what you were trained for. Instead of chasing patients through the online marketing maze, leverage an all-in-one integrated program solution that helps you reach them where they are today.

3 Steps to Crush Oral Cancer: The Dental Team Approach

Cynthia Blendermann Perone, DDS

January 23, 2017

While other forms of cancer may receive more attention, oral cancer is also a real killer, with an estimated 9,757 deaths per year in the United States—more than one death per hour. Local dental teams can act as frontline defenders, detecting and defeating oral cancer.

Single-Unit Success: Efficiency, Longevity, and Reliability Add Up to Practice Success

January 18, 2017

It’s estimated that 48% of an office’s restorative revenue can be attributed to single-unit crown restorations. By focusing on improving the time, technique, and expenses associated with this procedure, you can make significant steps in maximizing your bottom line.

Mapping Out a High-Profile Implant Practice

January 12, 2017

Once you have invested your time, effort, and money into developing your implant practice, the next step is to establish yourself by doing cases to build your patient base. Learn how to align all aspects of your business toward implants—from marketing to hiring to equipment.

Not All Diode Lasers Are Created Equal

January 9, 2017

Laser dentistry uses less anesthetic, causes less tissue damage, and addresses patient preferences for technologically advanced treatment. Learn how integrating an industrial-strength diode laser can help you deliver more procedures with increased predictability, comfort, and sophistication.

Function and Artistry Optimized in Translucent Zirconia

January 9, 2017

New translucent zirconia materials combine exceptional flexural strength with optimal optical properties to create durable, vital restorations in both the anterior and posterior. Learn more about how this advanced material option can effectively replace many PFM and even full gold applications.

How Universal Bonding Improves Treatment Confidence

December 22, 2016

The durability of many restorative procedures depends on your ability to bond materials to tooth structure. But adhesion dentistry is complex, with no single solution for all clinical situations. Learn more about the latest category of “universal” adhesives and what they mean for your practice.

Intraoral Sensors: Making Sense of Your Options

October 31, 2016

Selecting intraoral digital technology for your practice requires sorting through the various claims by different companies regarding their capabilities. Learn how to prioritize your practice’s imaging needs, select the right partner, and control your digital imaging experience.

Next Generation Minimally Invasive Porcelain Laminate Veneer Preparation Design

Robert R. Winter, DDS

October 24, 2016

Before beginning an indirect restoration, you need to have a clear vision of the desired treatment outcome and an understanding of the complexities of the case. This eBook focuses on facial and incisal edge tooth reduction, using the least invasive design to address the esthetic goals of the case.

A Strong, Esthetic Implant Solution for Narrow Anterior Sites

October 20, 2016

Advances in narrow diameter implants (NDIs) have made them a promising treatment option for patients who were previously unable to receive implants due to space issues. Now patients looking for strong, aesthetic results no longer need to live with missing teeth.

Increasing Case Acceptance with Narrow Diameter Implants

October 17, 2016

Dental practitioners and patients alike are constantly looking for affordable, reliable, and minimally invasive implant solutions. Narrow diameter implants (NDIs) are quickly becoming recognized as one of the best options when patient objections limit access to care. Learn more about how the introdu...

Managing the Pulpal Response with High Performance Materials

Asle T. Klemma, DDS

October 3, 2016

Whether a restorative procedure is simple or complex, the pulpal health of the tooth is essential for long-term success and patient satisfaction. Learn about a new class of material that offers unique features for full pulpal protection.

The Management of Common Endodontic Emergencies

September 6, 2016

With many walk-in patients, general practices must be prepared to diagnose and treat a variety of moderately complicated endodontic emergencies. Learn how to develop an action plan for common emergencies, either to relieve the patient’s pain immediately or complete the endodontics definitively.

Improve Class II Outcomes at Every Stage

August 29, 2016

Class II restorations are one of the most important aspects of practice growth due to the direct role they play in patient satisfaction. This eBook examines material advances that make your posterior composite procedures faster, easier, and more profitable, without compromising clinical outcomes.

Running a Successful Practice in the Digital Age

August 22, 2016

Digital workflow offers you the chance to practice in exciting new ways, but digital dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all system—it’s an array of specialized options that constantly change. Learn how to plan an individual digital pathway that works for you and your practice goals.

Metal Vs. Motion: Examining the State of the Art in Endodontic Instrumentation

August 8, 2016

With an abundance of endodontic options, how do you decide which instruments will serve your practice best? This eBook investigates the state of the art in instrumentation (metallurgy) and evaluates their recommended methods of clinical use (motion).

The New Zirconia Workflow: Single-Visit Chairside Restorations in 90 Minutes or Less

August 8, 2016

In the past, the main disadvantage for dentists who preferred zirconia was the inability to perform single-visit restorations. Learn about a new pre-shaded translucent zirconium oxide and practice-level milling units with capabilities that make single-visit zirconia restorations possible.

Selecting the Right Cement for Restoration Success

June 20, 2016

Two key factors affecting the long-term success of indirect dental restorations are choosing the optimum dental cement for a specific clinical situation, and using it correctly. Understanding your options will allow you to choose the right cement for long-term restoration success.

The Road to Better Patient Care Starts With Total Imaging

Matthew D. Stump, DDS

June 15, 2016

Matthew D. Stump, DDS, explains how his investment in imaging technology allowed him to move his practice further, through better diagnostic capabilities, improved workflow, increased patient satisfaction and case acceptance, and the ability to offer advanced procedures will full confidence.

Clinical Insight Into Predictable Bulk Filling

April 18, 2016

New bulk-fill flowable composites are designed to be effective in 4-mm increments. When at least 2 increments are needed, a material that provides an excellent marginal seal and protects against voids at the vulnerable gingival interface is the better option. Learn more about this unique chemistry.

The Oral-Systemic Link: Connecting Your Practice

Jamie Toop, DDS

April 11, 2016

The concept that oral health may be the “key missing piece to overall health” has received increasing attention by healthcare stakeholders. To communicate these correlations, this eBook provides evidence to support the link between diseases of the oral cavity and chronic systemic diseases.

Water in Your Steri-Center: New Systems that Save You Time and Money

April 4, 2016

From delivery units to the steri-center, quality water is crucial for dental practices. Choosing the right tools for the job can save practices time and money while also protecting equipment and enjoying easy access to high-purity water, on demand.

The New Standard in Cementation: Bioactivity

April 1, 2016

The long-term success of zirconia restorations depends on prep design, retention, durability, and prevention of microleakage and sensitivity. A new bioceramic luting cement addresses these issues by combining clinical ease-of-use with solid retention and the protective mechanism of bioactivity.

Better Imaging, Faster Diagnostics

Lou Graham, DDS

March 14, 2016

How is your practice differentiating itself from other providers? By expanding your diagnostic technologies you will shift the perception of your practice to a consultative, preventive, minimally invasive oral-systemic healthcare provider.

Ortho Cases Any GP Can Help Now

February 17, 2016

Regardless of whether they treat orthodontics, today’s general dentists can develop an understanding of the basic orthodontics so that they can proactively address their patients’ current and developing oral health concerns.

Perspectives on Digital Impressioning

February 2, 2016

Learn from experienced clinicians how digital impressioning really works for their prosthodontic and implantology practices—with improved efficiency, communication, accuracy, and patient outcomes.

Picture Perfect Dentistry: Photography for Today's Dental Team

January 28, 2016

The right camera is a versatile, easily operated tool that can be used by the whole team to enhance practice efficiency, clinical accuracy, and patient acceptance.

7 Ways to Double Your Referrals

December 31, 2015

Is your practice giving referrals the time and resources they deserve? Referrals are the ideal type of patient—learn how to utilize opportunities with referral patients and encourage current patients to refer you to friends and family.

Utility and Versatility: Glass Ionomers in Today’s Practice

December 18, 2015

The goal of restorative dentistry is to provide a long-term waterproof seal, often under less-than-optimal conditions. Glass ionomers are hydrophilic and have the ability to bond to enamel and dentin without surface pretreatment.

Technology, Education, Media, and Artistry: Finding Your Dental Laboratory Resource

November 25, 2015

Due to the rise in the technology industry, the relationship between dental laboratories and dental practices has never been more important. Deliver high-quality restorations quickly and efficiently by partnering with an innovative dental laboratory.

Building Your Practice-Perfect Digital Ecosystem

November 10, 2015

Take advantage of powerful practice workflows and innovative solutions made possible with intraoral scanning that enhances your capabilities.

Power to the Practice: Software that Takes You to the Next Level

October 20, 2015

Learn how Steve McConnell, DDS, leverages the advanced features of management software within his practice to provide a consistent, high-quality experience for patients.

How Buffered Anesthetic is Revolutionizing Dentistry

October 13, 2015

Explore how recent innovations have made buffering local anesthetics easier and more accessible, benefiting both practitioner and patient.

How Lasers Deliver for Your Patients and Your Practice

September 28, 2015

Learn how a new CO2 9.2-µm laser system provides fast, precise, anesthesia- and blood-free operation to improve patient comfort.

Open for Business! 6 Essential Elements of A Flawless Practice Launch

Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS

September 21, 2015

To make a successful practice transition—whether you are starting a new practice or growing an existing one—an organized, multifaceted marketing plan is critical to ROI.

Digital Technology Integration for Efficient Clinical Workflow

By Bill Busch, DMD, MAGD

July 29, 2015

A key advantage to new technologies is how a streamlined, fully digital workflow benefits the productivity of a dental practice. But it’s when you link these technologies together that practices can experience dramatic transformations in how they deliver care.

Promote. Increase Sales. Repeat. 3 Easy Steps to a Successful Marketing Plan.

By C. Ryan Oakley, DDS, FAGD

July 28, 2015

Learn how one active practice successfully implemented customized, professional direct mail marketing and call response analysis to achieve its goals.

Increase Your Case Acceptance Through Patient Financing

June 12, 2015

Would you like to capture every opportunity to welcome new patients and increase case acceptance? Working with a wide range of patient financing companies can allow you to design and present flexible payment options with confidence—and move forward with patient care.

Bioceramics: Redefining Endodontics

By Alex Fleury, DDS, MS

May 26, 2015

With advanced bioceramic materials and their extraordinary capabilities, minimally invasive techniques for endodontic treatment are now possible, ensuring long-term success and transforming treatment philosophies.

Master the Art and Science of Attracting New Patients

May 15, 2015

Is your practice continually losing patients without realizing it? Follow these first steps to develop your highest level of customer service to attract, keep, and leverage new patients. Plus, see how your practice stacks up against the highest-performing practices in North America.

In the Zone: How to Streamline Your Workflow with the Latest Digital Technology

April 29, 2015

You don’t have to be an efficiency expert to recognize the financial and personal benefits of having a smoothly running practice. Check out these ideas for using digital tools to clear the path for better workflow and patient satisfaction.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Dream Office

April 10, 2015

A well-designed facility communicates the care and attention you have invested in your practice and in your patients. Start with these fundamentals.

Regenerative Restorative Materials: New Pulp-Capping Options

By Paul L Child Jr, DMD, CDT

February 27, 2015

Dentists may be able save their patients the time and expense of undergoing costly invasive endodontic treatment by using advanced regenerative materials, when appropriate, for pulp capping.

Grow Your Practice with 3D: Tips from a Pro

By Kaveh Ghaboussi, DMD

January 23, 2015

3D imaging has the potential to make you a better dentist. This technology can help drive better clinical outcomes as well as increased profitability in your daily practice. Learn how.

Understanding the Mechanics of Ceramics

By Gregg A. Helvey, DDS, MAGD

December 5, 2014

Ceramics are popular with patients and clinicians, and the choices are ever expanding. Elevate your ability to select the perfect ceramic material with this helpful guide.

4 Ways Technology Maximizes Patient Engagement

By Naomi Cooper

November 20, 2014

Want a lean and effective technology plan that will keep current patients happy and turn prospects into new patients? This effective, 4–step approach makes the most of your marketing budget.

Tracking Your Practice Productivity

October 1, 2014

Measurement is the key to improvement—whether in your health, your personal goals or your practice productivity. In this eBook, you’ll learn six steps to tracking (and therefore improving) your productivity with Dentrix.

Master the Metrics that Matter

October 1, 2014

Monitoring your key performance indicators and taking action to improve them can help you eliminate waste, optimize production, improve efficiency and drive higher profitability. Mastering the metrics that matter gives your practice a competitive edge.

Going Digital

October 1, 2014

“The paperless practice” or “going digital” are often misunderstood in the dental industry. Learn the three key elements that can ensure success in the process: efficiency, consistency and security.

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