3 Critical Issues Facing Dental Hygienists

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Dental hygienists are an integral part of any dental practice. They see most patients and perform a large majority of the daily cleanings that account for a good portion of revenue for facilities. Like any position, they have their own set of issues and challenges that come with their profession. This Dental Hygienist Week, we are looking at some of […]

Easy Ways to Clean and Disinfect Dental Facilities

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While healthcare facilities and professionals — including dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons — have long understood the importance of keeping their facilities clean, nationwide awareness and current events have shown a spotlight on this important facility management issue. Now more than ever, it’s important for dental care professionals to focus on keeping their facilities clean and ensuring their patients are safe from harmful […]

How to Position and Treat Dental Patients with Disabilities

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Treating patients with physical and development disabilities is a challenge for any dental practice. Every dental patient is different, this is especially true for patients with special needs. Some will have physical limitations that prevent them from being positioned in certain ways, which can make treating them difficult and uncomfortable. Other patients will have development […]

How to Work with Dental Patients Who Don’t Confirm Appointments

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Even dental offices that have no problem getting and retaining new patients struggle with one thing: the everlasting problem of patients who schedule appointments and then fail to show up. It’s a problem that not only wastes the time of dental staff, it also prevents other (paying) patients from getting treatment. There’s another albeit smaller […]

Tips for Avoiding Dental Malpractice Claims

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Every dental practice works hard to treat their patients properly, but every one of them also knows there malpractice complaints are always a possibility. That’s why it’s essential ensure the standard for care is always met or exceeded. Some of the common situations that lead to dental malpractice claims include: Mistakes with treatment or misdiagnosis. […]