Colleen M. Olson, RDH, BBA, reviews OraCoat XyliMelts saliva-stimulating discs by OraHealth Corp. and Colgate Sensitive Pre-Procedural Desensitizing Paste.
When you're up against a dental insurance carrier who is repeatedly denying claims, it can feel hopeless—but it's not. It is possible to fight back. Here's how.
According to Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD, sectional matrix systems offer a number of advantages over traditional matrix bands such as the Tofflemire. In this article, he explains why he likes the Waterpik ClearView sectional matrix system.
My practice is in a suburb of a large city, and my practice management program tells me I have about 1,300 active patients. I employ two full-time hygienists, but we're finding it difficult to keep their schedules full. What should I do?
Dianne presents responses from her dental professional readers to this question: 'What is the one thing you would like for your dentist boss to purchase that would improve your work life in the dental practice?'
Many dentists today don't realize that an inefficient, or worse, an uncoordinated hygiene department can break their practices. Kevin Wilson explains how to make the most of your dental hygiene department.
The hygiene department is one of your highest producing areas. What are some of the performance indicators you need to watch for to make sure your department is successful? We ask two experts the same question on a complex issue.
Whether you as a dentist do exceptionally well in your dental hygiene department or not, there are likely a few things that could be done to either strengthen your successful actions or improve your weak areas.
You have a hygiene department even if you employ only one hygienist. And if you're in the minority of dentists who do their own hygiene, then this issue is really for you.
If work sits on one end of the scale and life sits on the other, you should be sitting somewhere in the middle.