March 23, 2016
For more than 40 years, dental implants have been the most reliable, versatile and longest lasting form of tooth replacement available. Long considered the gold-standard in the replacement of missing teeth, implants look, feel and function more like natural teeth.
Over 30 million Americans are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. 3 million Americans already have at least one dental implant, and that number is growing by over a half a million each year. One of the reasons why implant dentistry is growing quickly is because implants are arguably one of the most predictable restorative dental procedures available today. With a success rate of 98%, patients can expect that their dental implant will last them the rest of their lives, when cared for properly.
March 17, 2016
What you eat following wisdom teeth extraction can have a big impact on how you feel during your recovery. While you can expect to be sore and maybe swollen following oral surgery, most patients do not experience high levels of pain after their extractions. Your doctor provides detailed instructions about dietary restrictions and foods to avoid during your recovery period in order to help you follow the smoothest, most comfortable post- operative course possible.
March 9, 2016
In today’s dental business environment, going it alone in private practice is a bigger risk than ever. There are more dentists, more group practices, and more corporate dental companies competing for the same patients. Dental insurance companies dictate treatment for patients, and reimbursements continue to decline, while the cost of doing business increases.
February 25, 2016
Is the traditional single provider dental practice dying? The answer is ‘no’, but it is evolving.
Now, more than ever, single provider practices find themselves competing for new patients as well as patient loyalty in a marketplace increasingly driven by dental insurance, corporate dental groups and the increasing availability of a wider range of services.
If you are a general dentist in solo practice, you have surely felt pressure to expand upon the services offered in your practice and to offer more services “in-house” instead of referring patients to a specialist. You have probably found yourself utilizing more resources to attract and keep new patients in your practice.
January 28, 2016
“In times of change, it is the learners who inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists”.
Dentistry is certainly an ever-changing profession. Technology and innovation has made it possible for General Dentists to offer their patients more of what they want, all in one location.