DPR Friday: Prevent failures, impress patients

July 20, 2012

This week's episode of DPR Friday features Dr. Leonard Hess's column on preventing clinical failures. Getting it right the first time is just one of the Dawson Academy team member's tips. The three major forms of failure that Dr. Hess will explain are bacteria, force management and esthetics and patient comfort.

This week's episode of DPR Friday features Dr. Leonard Hess's column on preventing clinical failures. Getting it right the first time is just one of the Dawson Academy team member's tips. The three major forms of failure that Dr. Hess will explain are bacteria, force management and esthetics and patient comfort.

This episode also features a special patient perspective on the E4D Dentist System from D4D Technologies from Jim Tobolski. Tobolski was a patient of Dr. Edmond Suh’s from Supremia Dentistry in Wake Forest, NC. He had this to say about his experience after receiving two crowns in just one visit.

“It’s not only impressive but that’s the way to go,” he said. “Let’s cut to the chase. Who wants to come back multiple times? I would encourage anyone to do this. It’s a painless procedure.”

“There’s a lot of time involved going back and forth to appointments, not only for me the patient but the practice itself,” Jim said. “This is amazing, it really is. Here I was slam bam, I was done. I was really impressed with the technology.

You'll find the full transcript after the video...

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Welcome to this week’s episode of DPR Friday. I’m Thais Carter, Director of Content for Advanstar Dental Media.

The editorial team at DPR is thrilled that the second half of this year has marked the beginning of a new column, “The Complete Dentistry Curriculum,” authored by some of the leading minds of The Dawson Academy. This month, Dr. Leonard Hess discusses the simple steps general dentists can take to prevent failures. His most shocking secret to success: Do it right the first time. Don't worry, it's not all tongue-in-cheek.

To better understand the three major forms of clinical failure - bacterial, force management, and esthetics and patient comfort - and how to avoid them, pick up the July issue of DPR or go to dentalproductsreport.com.

Next… I don’t know how many of you have taken a liking to this year’s new feature in DPR, the Patient Perspective, but it has been a treat to put together. Getting a patient’s voice into the stories we tell is something we’re very proud of. This month, Jim Tobolski, a patient of Dr. Edmond Suh, explains how CAD/CAM technology opened his eyes and transformed his smile. Here’s what he had to say:

“This is the way to go. Not only have it done quickly but to have it done correctly. They concentrate on the bite and there is no pain. It was really a pleasant experience. The fact that it could all be done in one day is impressive. But it’s also a benefit to me because you don’t have to put in a temporary…in the past there always seemed to be a problem with the temp but you just lived with it because you knew you’d be getting the real thing in 2-3 weeks. Here you are ready to rock and roll right away.”

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