David Rice

David Rice

Founder of the nation’s largest student and new-dentist community, igniteDDS, David R. Rice, DDS, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He is the editorial director of DentistryIQ and leads a team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 27 years of practice in the books, Dr. Rice is trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks.

looking at the wrong practice

Buyer Beware: 7 Warnings You’re Looking at the Wrong Practice to Buy

Here’s Why You Should Not Ignore the Red Flags By: Dr. David Rice So you want to…

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natural color palette for your dental office

Choosing the Right Color Palette for Your Dental Office

By: A-dec With design, we surround ourselves with color that affects mood, energy, and mindfulness. And design…

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Connected Dentistry

How to Bring Connected Dentistry into Your Operatory    

By: A-dec Connected products are virtually everywhere you look: from fitness trackers to digital doorbells to smart refrigerators….

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From Overwhelmed to Empowered: Conquer the Challenges of Buying + Owning a Dental Practice

With the Dental Business Mastermind Course:Learn How to Conquer the Challenges of Buying + Owning a Dental…

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dental flippers

Dental Flippers: The Young Dentist’s Guide

Exploring Innovative Alternatives to Dental Flippers for Optimal Patient Smiles! By: Dr. David Rice Trauma, emergency extraction(s)…

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Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia

Crown Wars: Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia

By: Dr. David Rice Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia? When it comes to selecting the best material for…

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dentist using dental cement

Dental Cement: When to Use & What to Use

By: Dr. David Rice Dental cement – with all our indirect material options today-understanding the decision tree…

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cracked tooth

Cracked Tooth? Causes, Treatment & Repair

By: Dr. David Rice When it comes to cracked teeth, is there any truth to the old…

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dental bonding

Dental Bonding: How It Can Improve Your Smile

By: Dr. David Rice When it comes to improving your smile, dental bonding is more popular today…

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digital dentistry

Digital Dentistry: Bringing The Digital World into Your Dental Practice

By: Dr. David Rice Digital dentistry has entirely transformed the way dental procedures are performed today. From…

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dental school to residency

Dear New Resident: Tips to Transitioning from Dental School to Residency

By Savanah Craig | July 3, 2023

By: Savannah Craig Deciding to pursue a residency program is a big decision and there are a lot of reasons why someone would choose to pursue a residency program. Spending a year as a resident was truly the best decision I’ve ever made, but like anything, there are ups and downs.  The Transition from Dental…

dental fuel

Dental Fuel Episode 5: Clinical Mistake with Dr. Emma Guzman-Vizcarrondo

By Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS | June 30, 2023

On Dental Fuel episode 5, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Emma Guzman-Vizcarrondo! Dr. Emma Guzman is a General and Cosmetic Dentist, practicing in New York City. She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and was a general practice resident at Bronx Care in the…

dental seo

Dental SEO: Your Guide to Conquering Google

By Sean Hamel | June 27, 2023

By: Sean Hamel What is Dental SEO? Dental SEO, or dental search engine optimization, is the process of optimizing your dental practice’s website to improve its visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs). By implementing effective SEO strategies, you can ensure that your website ranks higher in search results when potential patients search for dental…

dental patient communication

Dental Patient Communication: Tips for a Successful Outcome

By Dawn Patrick | June 26, 2023

By: Dawn Patrick In the realm of dental care, effective communication between dental teams and patients plays a pivotal role in establishing trust, improving treatment outcomes, and fostering a positive dental experience. Beyond technical expertise, the ability to communicate with empathy, clarity, and transparency is essential for creating a comfortable and supportive environment for patients….

operating a dental practice

Knowledge of Operating a Dental Practice: Job Options Abound

By Bruce Bryen | June 20, 2023

By: Bruce Bryen Dental school is over as is the training as an associate dentist working for a local, single-owner office. Was the education as an associate enough to take on the responsibilities of being the top person at a dental practice where you are the owner? Think about what you have absorbed and what…

dentist making dental house calls

Consider the Freedom of a Dental House Call Practice

By Ashleigh Robinson | June 19, 2023

By: Ashleigh Robinson Before you start or acquire a traditional dental practice, consider an alternative practice model designed to meet the needs of patients who struggle to receive care by making dental house calls. This model could offer major benefits to you as well. If you have been looking to delve into practice ownership, you…

building relationships with patients

The Key to Building Relationships with Patients & Practice Growth

By Dawn Patrick | June 12, 2023

By: Dawn Patrick In the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, one thing remains constant: the importance of building relationships with patients. While providing quality dental care is essential, fostering a connection with patients goes beyond clinical expertise. A relationship-based dental practice cultivates patient loyalty and paves the way for practice growth and success. In this blog…

searching for your first dental job

Searching For Your First Dental Job

By Savanah Craig | June 6, 2023

By: Savannah Craig Dentistry is a great career because there are so many ways to practice. There are dentists who focus on esthetics, some who prefer surgery, and others who are successful by sticking to fillings and crowns. Some offices are open long hours and weekends, other dentists only work 2 days a week. The…

you want to be a dentist, now what

So You Want to Be a Dentist, Now What!?

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | June 6, 2023

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Last month, I introduced my untraditional path into Dentistry with you and this month I want to chat about prepping for dental school as far as: I remember being so confused. My undergrad didn’t have a Pre-Dental Advisor, only Pre-Med and I don’t remember them being very helpful. He was a…

choosing a dental cement

What Dental Cement Should I Use?

By Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D | May 31, 2023

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Have a patient and you need to decide which type of dental cement you should use? Here’s how I dealt with it: