Laura Dorr is the former executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network and a regular contributing author.
All They Don’t Know: Dealing With Knowledge Gaps Among Younger Dentists
Dentists right out of school might have a hard time adjusting to the way a dental lab works. Here are a few ways to bridge this knowledge gap and create streamlined workflows.
Adding It All Up: The Real Costs in Money and Time When Opening Your Own Practice
Opening a new dental practice is a significant investment in both time and money, but proper planning and preparation can make it all worthwhile.
Know When to Grow Your Practice
The metric prerequisites for dentists thinking about expanding to a new location.
Getting Back on Track: How to Recover from the Financial Impact of a HIPAA Breach
The best way to recover from the financial impact of a violation is to prevent it from happening in the first place, but when it does occur there are actions that can help mitigate the problems and assist in the recovery.
Business Deal Red Flags for Dentists
How to avoid getting stuck in a bad contract or signing up for something you can’t use.
Understanding Antimicrobial Dental Materials
As dental materials with antimicrobial properties become more common it’s important to be educated about how they work and the benefits and risks they can provide patients.
Understanding Color: How Materials Get Their Looks
We take a deep dive into the science behind the colors of restorative materials, expanding on why they perform as they do and how to optimize them for esthetics that patients desire.
Long-term Thinking Key for Clinicians
What strategies help dentists earn the most over the course of a career?
Making Things Easier With Endodontic Accessories
With the advent of new technologies, endodontic procedures become easier and more effective with a variety of tools and techniques. Here are a few of the key accessories behind cutting-edge endodontics.
Understand the Differences Among Clear Aligner Materials
Clear aligners are booming in the market, but what are they
made of and how do these materials differ from one another?
Put It In Writing: Best Practices for Associate Contracts
Associate employment contracts can have many far-reaching implications, so it’s important to know as much as possible about the agreements and to consider bringing in an expert to help review.
The Rise of Digital Design Services and What It Means for Chairside Digital Dentistry
Digital dentistry is a fast-expanding aspect of dentistry, and some dental practices and labs may want to consider their myriad options if they wish to stay ahead of the curve.
Show and Sell: Dealing With the Challenges of Being Asked to Sell Products and Services to Patients
Dental hygienists are in a unique position in their dental practice and are sometimes asked to sell products and services to their patients. We look at how to navigate these tricky situations.
Artificial Intelligence: Data Matter
The dental industry needs to find solutions for transparency, standardization, and ethical data collection for AI to reach its full potential.
The High Cost of a Dental Education
Dental professionals face many challenges in repaying student loans, but there are strategies and programs available to help.
Customized Brackets for Patients With Braces
3D printing and CAD technology have enabled LightForce to customize brackets in the same way that clear aligners are printed to fit each patient.
How AI is Changing the Face of Diagnostics
AI-powered diagnostic systems can improve the effectiveness of identifying caries on radiographs.
Hygiene's Role in Expanding Oral Care Access
Over 100 years after the field was created, dental hygienists remain on the front lines of disease prevention as they create more direct access opportunities for patients.
The Proactive Approach: Salivary Testing for Preventive Care
This new system allows practitioners to test patient saliva in just 5 minutes and catch issues before they become too serious.
The Inexorability of Artificial Intelligence: Where, Why, and How AI Is Being Embraced By the Dental Industry
AI is becoming a mainstay in dentistry. Because its adoption has led to new workflows, dental professionals may want to keep an eye on it.
Types of Artificial Intelligence, Explained
No longer just science fiction, artificial intelligence is an evolving technology that is making its way into the dental practice.
Envisioning the AI-run Dental Practice of the Future
What does a dental practice powered by artificial intelligence look like? Key industry insights may set the tone for AI moving forward?
Stay Looped In: Following-up With Patients You Refer Out
In the end, regardless of which platform or method of tracking referrals you use, good communication between the practices, and between the practices and the patient, is critical.
Identifying Patients for Ortho Treatment
Dentists should educate the public about the different treatments available, and the improved outcomes.
Bringing the Dental Industry Into Your Hands
This free virtual Rolodex keeps dental professionals in touch with industry representatives for products, education, and connections.
Orthodontic Options in GP Settings
Aligner support companies and the variety of clear aligner options allow clinicians to bring orthodontics into the practice, making ortho care more accessible.
Deep Dive: Financing That’s Good for the Patient and Practice
Sunbit can offer more patients financing for their dental treatment by using artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.
Smart Savings: Practice Investment Strategies That Retain the Most Value
By making sustainable, calculated investments, you can increase your revenue, practice value, your retirement nest egg, and more.
More Than a Membership Platform: 4 Ways to Gain a Competitive Advantage
(Sponsored) Learn how to leverage your practice's membership plan to stay ahead of the competition.
Tech to Grow and Manage Your Multi-Location Membership Plan
(Sponsored) Understanding the types of technology and services that can help growing dental practice groups continue to thrive.
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