A Dentist's Perspective on Retainer Wear Time

A Dentist’s Perspective on Retainer Wear Time

April 5, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic Originally Appeared on PankeyGram.org Patients tend to want to spend as little time as possible in their retainers after orthodontic treatment. It’s common in my practice for patients to ask me how long they have to wear them, with the implicit understanding that an extended time period is undesirable. As…

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optragate by ivoclar

Unlocking Precision and Comfort: The Optragate by Ivoclar

April 1, 2024

By: Tara Aboumahboub, DMD In the realm of modern dentistry, precision, and patient comfort are paramount. Among the myriad innovations aiming to enhance these aspects, the Optragate by Ivoclar stands out as a true game-changer. This ingenious device, developed by Ivoclar, has created a streamlined approach to access any tooth in the mouth, making it…

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Scariest Clinical Mistake with Dr. Jennifer Bell

March 24, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jennifer Bell, a full-time practicing dentist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Bell is known for her involvement in organized dentistry and as a co-host on the podcast “Dentists IN the Know.“ We discuss her…

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Financial Mistake of Chasing Tax Breaks with Dr. Bell

March 18, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH Today, we speak with Dr. Jennifer Bell, who candidly discusses a financial mistake she made in her career and how it relates to taxes. Join us as we explore the often-overlooked aspects of dental finances and their implications on a dentist’s practice and…

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Navigating Dental Practice Ownership: Rural vs. Urban Opportunities

March 12, 2024

By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Are you a dental professional considering taking the leap into practice ownership? One of the critical decisions you’ll face is choosing between a rural or urban area for your practice location. Each option comes with its own set of advantages and challenges. Exploring the pros and cons of buying a dental…

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Direct Restorative Workflow Kit from Ivoclar

Systems & Simplicity: Two Words that Come to Mind When Working with the Direct Restorative Workflow Kit from Ivoclar

March 11, 2024

By: Dr. James Wanamaker I have been a fan of Ivoclar products since I was a student at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. I vividly remember touring their American headquarters in Amherst, NY as a third year and how impressed I was with their testing facility. Fast forward almost ten years later,…

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because you can doesn't mean you should - when to refer your patients

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should 

March 4, 2024

By: Dr. Savannah Craig In today’s fast-paced society, everyone is looking for one-stop shopping and dental patients are no exception. One of the reasons I chose to pursue a residency program after dental school, was to have a wider breadth of treatments that I felt comfortable offering my patients. Patients like being able to receive…

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The Secrets to Success: Advice from Dental Assistant Ronda Holman

February 19, 2024

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH In this interview, dental assistant Ronda Holman shares invaluable insights on the often-overlooked power of patience and communication in the dental office. The Importance of Patience In the dynamic realm of dentistry, Ronda Holman underscores the significance of patience for both dental…

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buyer beware numbers can lie in a dental practice acquisition

Buyer Beware: Numbers Can Lie in Dental Practice Acquisitions

February 13, 2024

By: Dr. David Rice In the world of dental practice acquisitions, potential buyers often find themselves navigating through a sea of financial data and performance metrics. The numbers presented can be a powerful tool in decision-making, but they can also be deceiving. As a new dentist buyer, it’s crucial to understand the web of factors…

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Reducing the Tax Burden When Selling a Dental Practice

Reducing the Tax Burden When Selling a Dental Practice

February 12, 2024

An innovative approach to reducing the tax burden for the buyer and seller when a dental practice is sold that has used conventional financing for its acquisition. By: Bruce Bryen When the principal payments on the loan are paid by the buyer of a dental practice, they become subject to tax. The seller knows that…

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