Dentistry Gone Digital

Dentistry Gone Digital

patients who have more pain after wearing a b-splint

Q&A with Dr. Hess: Patients Who Have More Pain After Wearing a B-Splint

April 12, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Question: What can I do with a patient who has more pain after wearing a B-Splint? Answer: The first thing is, take it out. You knew that already. The point is – the pain got worse. Now I don’t know…

Read More
tax season for dentists

Navigating Tax Season for Dental Owners & Associates

April 10, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP Tax season can be a stressful time for both dental owners and associates. However, with careful planning and strategic decision-making, you can significantly reduce your tax burden and keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. 4 Ways to Lower Your Taxes & Improve Your Financial Situation Here are four…

Read More
occlusal muscle

How to Discover Occlusal Muscle Disorders

March 29, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the key components of a complete exam is the palpation of the masticatory muscles. During this part of the exam, we are looking for signs of muscle tenderness or pain. This pain is an indication of…

Read More
financial planning for dentists

Importance of Financial Planning for Dentists: 3 Mistakes to Avoid

March 27, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP As dental professionals, you dedicate your lives to ensuring the oral health and well-being of your patients. However, amidst the rigors of running a successful practice, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of sound financial planning. Unfortunately, many dentists fall into common traps that can hinder their long-term financial success.…

Read More
help your dental assistant be on time

Help…My Dental Assistant is Always Late!

March 25, 2024

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was…

Read More
Fixed-Implant-Bridge

Considerations of Treatment Planning a Maxillary Implant Prosthesis

March 15, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com When we have patients with an existing maxillary denture who want to transition to some type of implant prosthesis, there are many things to consider when we are treatment planning these types of cases. The number…

Read More
stabilize the joints

How to Stabilize the Joints

March 8, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com If we have a symptomatic TMD patient and are trying to figure out, can we make this patient better or comfortable? How can we stabilize the joints? Go Back to the Complete Examination What does the examination…

Read More
financial industry

Are You a “dentist” or a “Dentist”?

March 6, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP When patients come to your office, they know who they think you are. They assume you not only have an undergrad degree but continued your education for another four years and graduated from an accredited dental school. You might have even continued further to a GPR or residency program. You have…

Read More
centric relation

How Do You Know If You Achieved Centric Relation?

March 1, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com When we talk about utilizing bimanual manipulation as a way to get centric relation, one of the biggest misunderstandings we see is the tendency for dentists to think CR is achieved by forcing the jaw back…

Read More
dental assistant thinking about how to earn more money

Help…My Dental Assistant Wants More Money!

February 26, 2024

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was…

Read More