Assess, scale, polish. Assess, scale, polish. Dental hygienists have treated patients in this order for decades. While this approach is sufficient to remove local deposits on teeth, it does not address biofilm. Oral biofilm has been implicated in numerous systemic conditions and dental professionals have a unique opportunity to effectively and efficiently remove biofilm. This promotes a positive impact on oral health and mitigates the oral contribution to the exacerbation of systemic health conditions. Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) has revolutionized preventive care and hygiene department productivity. This webinar will describe GBT, implementation and the clinical and practice management outcomes of integrating this into clinical practice.
Baby Tooth Dilemma
Special Report 12
‘Instant Ortho’ Expediency vs Long-Term Preservation of Tooth Structure
40-Year Perspective on Esthetic Full Mouth Rehabilitations
Restorative legend Dr Gerry Chiche’s Symposium 2020 presentation is a veritable cornucopia of information on full mouth rehabilitations.
Hopeless but Still Useful Primary Lateral Incisors in the Preservation of Vertical and Buccolingual Bone Dimension
What Comes First? Treating TMJ Pain or Esthetics?
This 43-year-old woman presented for a consultation regarding pain in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and esthetic concerns about short anterior teeth. She had pain in the right and left TMJs, with the pain being greater in the left joint.
Special Report 11
This Special Report showcases the high esthetics that can be achieved with a zirconia-based material in the hands of superior clinicians and lab technicians.
Allowing the Patient to Come to Comprehensive Care
Welcome to Our New Normal
Determining and documenting the new procedures and protocols that should be followed as dentists and staff head back to work in the post-pandemic environment is no easy task. As a good friend to Seattle Study Club, Dr Ariel Raigrodski was gracious enough to allow us to publish his manual, which includes both his original material and contributions from others.
Club Life: Dr Anita Madhav
As a little girl growing up in an extended Indian family in the African nation of Zambia (formerly Rhodesia), Dr Anita Madhav learned the importance of sharing and caring from her father. The oldest of several siblings, her dad always looked after his family and friends and passed on the same values to his children.
Club Life: Dr Jason Warner
Growing up in a small neighborhood in Trinidad, Dr Jason Warner found himself initially drawn to dentistry following his childhood orthodontic experience. Local dental school, followed by a stint in Manchester, England to earn his master’s degree, were all steps on the path toward home, where he opened his endodontics practice 12 years ago.
Taking the Mystery Out of Management: Five Timeless Principles
Here are five management principles that take some of the mystery out of management.
The Dental Assistant’s Role in Case Acceptance
There is no question in my mind that the dental assistant is a key part of any dental practice’s case acceptance successes or failures.
Doing Dentistry Together
For many years my reply to strangers asking “What is Seattle Study Club?” was to say, “we teach oral surgeons and periodontists how to run continuing dental education programs in their home towns for the general dentists they work with.”
End of Year Tax Reminders
While tax planning strategies should be implemented throughout the year, please be sure to consider the following before December 31 to help minimize your tax liability for 2019 and to proactively plan for 2020.
Rebuilding Lives — A Path to Happiness
Here’s an inspiring and moving presentation about Dr Marco Brindis’ patient Gregory Bright, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 1975 based on false testimony and spent almost 28 years in prison before he was exonerated. Watch how Dr Brindis restored Gregory’s smile, using Dr Coachman’s DSD methodology. The spectacular result gave Gregory the confidence to tell his story through the Innocence Project.
Increasing Practice Profitability with Large Cases
To get ahead and increase practice profitability, you need to increase your average case fee (by doing more large cases) and therefore raise your per-hour production rate.
Fly Me to the Noom
We caught up with Jane recently to ask how she has managed to achieve her new physique. Turns out Jane has spent the last 12 months using the weight loss app “Noom.” Here’s what we learned.
Back in Practice
We sat down, virtually these days, of course, to talk with a group of Seattle Study Club members, directors and advisors about the process, experience and surprises they’ve encountered in reopening their practices. The conversation touched on communication tools and strategies, maintaining patient experience, changes to patient flow, and unexpected gifts of mandated quarantine. We ended the conversation by asking each of them to share a piece of advice, trusting you’ll find a tool, approach or philosophy you can implement in your own revised process and delivery of patient care.
Contributors: Dr Tara Brindis, Dr Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, Dr Chad Duplantis, Dr Charlie Regalado, Dr Jason Stoner
Club Life: Dr Paresh Shah
Dentistry had never appeared on his radar as a career option, but Dr Paresh Shah tells us about getting a nudge toward the profession from his family. And this many years later, drawing on a strong study club network and the wisdom shared by invaluable mentors, Paresh has built an incredible team, bested his professional Kryptonite, and established a solid work/life balance.
Talk About Anchorage!
Retracing My Roots: The Wellness Benefits of Heritage Travel
I grew up opening all my presents on Christmas Eve and making pierogies at family get-togethers. I knew these traditions came from the Polish side of my family, but the knowledge ended there. My great-great-grandmother immigrated to the United States as a teenager, and she didn’t like to talk about the past. Her husband, my great-great-grandfather, also came from Poland, and they met somewhere in this country. But where, when and how—and exactly where they came from—has always been a mystery.