Stay curious

October 15, 2012
Renee Knight
Issue 10

The dental field is constantly changing. There are so many new products and technologies that hit the market every year that it can be difficult to keep up. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by it all and to just stick with what you know. But if you do that, you’re doing your practice and your patients a disservice.

The dental field is constantly changing. There are so many new products and technologies that hit the market every year that it can be difficult to keep up. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by it all and to just stick with what you know. But if you do that, you’re doing your practice and your patients a disservice.

Do your best to keep up-to-date on the latest products and technologies to make their way onto the scene. Find out what they offer and if they’re right for your practice and your patients. Talk with colleagues, read trade articles and look at what your colleagues are saying on social media.

Of course, not every product is right for your practice. Don’t buy something just because it’s new; buy it because you see how it can help you improve patient care. Keep learning, and take the opportunities tradeshows like the upcoming ADA Annual Session offer to do some research. If you’re attending, talk to a manufacturer about a product you might not know much about, or attend a CE session that focuses on a technology you’re not comfortable with. You just might find something that will change the way you practice for the better.

Your patients are your practice. Without them, where would you be? You have to know the best ways to attract them to your practice, get them to accept treatment and make them happy, life-long patients.

That’s where we can help. Check back regularly for tips on how to keep your patients happy, healthy and loyal.

The DPR Patient Tip of the Day is sponsored by Instrumentarium Dental, manufacturer of high-end systems and solutions for dental and maxillofacial imaging. Visit Instrumentariumdental.com to learn about the company’s full line of imaging solutions, including the ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH®OP300.