Friday Dental News Roundup

Welcome roundup readers. We are happy to have you with us again. This week is all about the mobile age and how you and your practice can adapt to this ever-evolving technology. Our first article for the week gives advice on how your practice’s website can adapt to survive mobile technology. Our second article has six different ways you can use apps to help educate your patients. Take a moment out of your busy day to read these articles and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.

Will your dental practice’s website survive Mobilegeddon?
Earlier this year, Google released a new algorithm that gives mobile-friendly websites, or websites that run on mobile devices, better visibility in mobile search results. What does this mean for your practice? Your website could drop drastically in search rankings. Also, traffic to your website could decrease if Google deems your practice’s website as mobile-unfriendly. Not mobile-friendly? It’s time to go mobile ASAP for the success of you and your practice. Continue reading

Is it Time for Your Practice’s Technology ‘Check-Up’?

The technology behind the tools and equipment that dentists use on a daily basis is rapidly evolving. A perfect example is the transition from 2D to 3D imaging and, more recently, the move to digital impressions. These advances took place just within the last 10 years; it’s demanding to keep up with it all while efficiently managing a practice and treating patients.

That’s why, even dental practices need to be diagnosed sometimes—for out-dated or broken equipment, that is. And, since it’s said that doctors make the worst patients, it’s important to consider having an outside representative visit your practice for a technology consultation. Continue reading

Friday Dental News Roundup

Happy Friday roundup readers—we look forward to sharing the latest dental industry news with you. Starting off this week, we have a detailed article about the No. 1 question to ask on your practice surveys or evaluations. Next up, we have an article that explores what women want from their dental employers. Our last article for the week takes a look at the dangerous trend of do-it-yourself braces. Take some time and take a look and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.

The most important question in dentistry
A satisfaction survey can be a great way to find out what is going well and what needs an improvement in your practice, however the longer the survey, the less likely a patient is going to take time to complete it. Recent research has found that there is a single question that can tell a practice owner more than all the other questions combined, which is “what is the likelihood that you would recommend our practice to a friend or colleague?” Read on to see how this one question can help you and your practice. Continue reading

Friday Dental News Roundup

Hooray it’s Friday and our first news roundup in August! As you prepare your kids for back to school, take a second from your shopping and busy schedules to read the trending dental news for this week. First up, we have a dental lab’s complete guide to better communication. Our second article, from The Economist, gives an in-depth analysis on how the abrasives in toothpaste are affecting our environment. Our final article takes a look at how you can celebrate your patients’ milestones in life. Don’t forget to let us know what you think!

The Dental Lab’s Complete Guide to Better Lab-Dentist Communication
Dentistry IQ takes the time to outline exactly what dental lab owners need to do to nurture better relationships with their dentists. According to the article, there are three types of dentists labs deal with including new, current and distanced and each type of dentist requires a different communicative approach. Take a look at these approaches and see which one best describes your relationships. Continue reading

The Use of CBCT in Identifying Endodontic Lesions

Editor’s note – We recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Jeffery B. Price, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, regarding his work in co-authoring the first chapter of Clinical Applications of Digital Dental Technology. Featuring CBCT scans captured by the CS 9300 system, we asked Dr. Price to explain a little more about the clinical case behind the images.

CBCT image of the posterior left mandible scanned on a CS 9300 unit

CBCT image of the posterior left mandible scanned on a CS 9300 unit.
Images courtesy of Dr. Price from Clinical Applications of Digital Dental Technology

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