Web Exclusives

4 tips that will help you build the dental practice of your dreams

After a tornado ripped through his small southern town, Dr. Jonathan Echols decided to rebuild in the same spot, focusing on building the practice of his dreams – and even expanding.

4 ways to enhance cosmetic dentistry opportunities

Cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever. If you’re a general practitioner looking to add cosmetic dentistry or increase you cosmetic dentistry services, consider our tips.

Confessions of a dental dinosaur in a digital dental world

First, let me come clean: I am celebrating 30 years in dentistry this year and although I may refer to myself as a “dental dinosaur,” I’m not calling my fellow dental friends old. But, let’s face it: if we think about the treatment modalities, materials and technology we have today in dentistry, you may agree with my analogy.

The 5 crucial components of a HIPAA contingency plan

Of all the HIPAA rules and regulations, having a contingency plan is easily the most critical. In dentistry, we use various terms like data backup, disaster recovery and practice continuity, but they all mean the same thing: you need to have a solid backup of your critical practice data.

Lucy Hobbs Project bestows honors on six women leading the dental industry

As part of its ongoing commitment to women in dentistry, KaVo Kerr Group recently helped sponsor the Lucy Hobbs Project 3rd Annual Celebration. A number of KaVo Kerr Group associates — representing Pelton & Crane, KaVo, and KaVo Kerr Group Imaging — participated in the Baltimore event.

Why now is the perfect time for your dental practice to examine its fees

As we cross the midway point of the year, now is an excellent time for a dental practice to examine its fee structure and see what needs to be updated and improved, said Teresa Duncan, DPR’s insurance editor and a noted practice management consultant.

4 ways to grow your practice with online communities

With the digital age taking over, online communities have become a large resource to every hometown dental practice.

How to repair porcelain restorations instead of replacing themUsing composite resin, this case illustrates an efficient, reliable intraoral repair of fractured porcelain. These elements of esthetic dentistry can be very frustrating for both patient and practitioner especially in the case of an anterior tooth, yet most of these inherent problems with porcelain can be immediately and predictably repaired chairside with the use of composite resin.
Hourly and annual salary numbers for dental laboratory technicians

Whether the millions of people who sit in a dentists’ chair each year know it or not, dental technicians are a key part of the workflow that gets restorations into their mouths. There are over 100,000 dentists in the United States—and yet, all of those implants, crowns, bridges, dentures and more come from only 35,320 dental technicians.

Study finds increased prescription drug abuse in communities with greater access to dentists

A recent study by researchers at the Indiana University – Purdue University Department of Health Policy and Management found that access to health care – in particular dentists and pharmacists – increases the availability and subsequent abuse of prescription opioids.