With the advancement of pulpal regenerative therapies, we have come to appreciate and respect the healing capacity of the pulp. While MTA and new bioceramic materials are allowing us to create better coronal seals, we now have new treatment options to replace the traditional apexification and apexigenesis procedures. While pulpal regenerative procedures were first [...] ... [Read article]Sep 12, 2015 09:50 PM
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In a tight economy, should a staff bonus system be out of the question? Many dentists think so, due to flat or decreasing production over the last two years. But that’s exactly why they should consider a well-structured bonus plan — it can motivate a team to increase productivity and production, two signs of a growing practice! A bonus system will not magically make a sluggish economy disappear, but it can light a fire under a team to do everything in its power to reach challenging practice goals. However, before implementing an effective bonus structure, the practice’s systems — especially scheduling, collections, and case presentation — must be evaluated and updated. High-performance systems allow the team to function at its potential.
…a dental insurance company, giving connected toothbrushes to policy holders makes all the sense in the world. Knowing that your policyholders brush their teeth on the regular means they are less likely to develop cavities and other issues associated with high claims. The insurer might even be able to promote more brushing or even flossing [...] ... [Read article]Aug 18, 2015 10:38 AM
When I first started Invisalign, the time when I would finally be wearing retainers seemed like such a distant prospect that I barely even allowed myself to give it a second thought. In my imagination, a day when I would have good teeth was a day that I dreamt about, but not one that I [...] ... [Read article]Jul 5, 2015 09:21 PM
So I have previously written about how sports and energy drinks can cause permanent tooth damage. See the post http://blog.teethremoval.com/sports-and-energy-drinks-can-cause-permanent-tooth-damage/ where it is mentioned that the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth enamel. Similar sentiments are echoed in a more recent article titled “Three-dimensional profilometric assessment of early enamel erosion simulating gastric regurgitation,” [...] ... [Read article]May 6, 2015 02:32 PM