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Take a Closer Look

When I began my dental career, dental implants were not as common as they are today.   As a consequence, we had limited knowledge on the best maintenance protocols for these implants.  One message was clear…do not scratch, harm, or alter the implant surface.  The intense concern that we might damage the implant and doom …

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Three Reasons You Haven’t Used that Laser

There is a palpable excitement during laser trainings. The enthusiasm shows with discussion of how they will incorporate this new service into the day to day practice.  Many leave with a solid plan for patient selection, verbiage for patient understanding and cost and billing strategies.  They also leave with a full understanding of how lasers …

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The Right Questions to Ask

‘Which laser should I buy?’  This is invariably the most common question I am asked.  Although it seems like a straight-forward question with an easy answer, it is not.  This question is an important one to answer, but the answer comes from diving deeper into what you want to do with the laser and how …

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Time to Dust off that Laser!

The pandemic has turned our dental world upside down!  That is an understatement.  We are all under stress and feeling out of control.  So many of our patients stop taking care of themselves during times of stress and that can include their home care. Combine that with a delay in maintenance care, we’re finding patients …

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The Dental Performer’s Paradox

You’ve just completed an exam on a new patient. As you seat the patient up and remove your mask, your thoughts race. How you should present your findings and recommend treatment? This particular patient is new to the practice only because she moved to a new state and had to leave her beloved dental office.  She has expressed …