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Dr. John Flucke
Dr. John Flucke is in private practice in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He also serves as technology editor for Dental Products Report magazine and keeps an active blog filled with thoughts and tidbits on the world of technology at
Handpiece evolution

We’ve continued to see the evolution of the dental handpiece in the last few years. First it was the arrival of ProDrive and the turbine replacement system that uses a triangular chuck and a triangular bur shank to increase efficiency of the cut as well as the quality of the marginal preparation.

Beyond the big brands

As doctors we are responsible for a myriad of things. Our professional lives are frequently divided between providing the best care possible, continuing education, staff management, facilities management, payroll, and don’t forget managing our practices as a business.

Seeing is believing

One of the major situations we face in performing treatment to the best of our ability is gathering data. Let’s face it, getting as much information together as possible before you start treatment just makes things easier and more predictable.

Technology Evangelist: Getting it done without doing anything

I think if you asked 100 dentists to make a list of their biggest problems and concerns they have for their practices, “staffing” and “scheduling” would be ranked pretty close to the top. Finding and keeping good employees has traditionally been difficult in dentistry and the current economic conditions have created problems from a scheduling standpoint for many offices.

Teaming up to advance composite placement

I’m always on the lookout for a better mousetrap. Whether it be a laser, a smartphone or some other amazing piece of equipment that will change my life, I’m driven to find the “next great thing.” The wonderful part of being the Technology Editor here at Dental Products Report is that when I find these things, they not only change my life for the better, but I get the chance to share them with you!

Endodontic advancements

I love endo! To some of you that may seem like a statement of lunacy, but I really do find it fascinating.