3 Tips to Create Relationships With Physicians?

OSA, MAD, MAS, MRD, PLMD, ODI, RDI, RERA... gibberish?  Or something I've come to realize is my second language?  Isn't immersion the best way to learn a new language?   Let me explain. The potential

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Dental Sleep Medicine: Seize The Opportunity!

What’s holding you back? Why are YOU not screening for sleep apnea? Why are YOU not treating it? It’s so much more than taking two alginates and making a “snoreguard.” Your patients need you because

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Moving to the Right – Your Dental Journey

I got a day off today and I sat down and thought about how I've 'reinvented' myself many times over the past 15 years.  Whether it's as a dental educator or as a practicing dentist.

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Dr. Erin Elliott Talks Dental Sleep Medicine with the ‘Hacks’

My good friend and workshop leader for our dental sleep apnea implementation program at 3D Dentists, Dr. Erin Elliott, was recently interviewed on DentalHacks podcast. She did a wonderful job of talking about implementing sleep

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If Your Hygienists Aren’t Doing This, You’re Cheating Your Practice and Patients

Ok.  I am going to make a bold statement.  Well, it's not really that bold. My hygieniests are the lifeblood of my general practice. I use the term 'general' practice very intentionally in that statement.

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Are You Staying ‘Top of Mind’ With Your Patients?

I'm slowly coming to a realization.  In most 'metro' markets there is an abundance of dentists and we are all going after the same patients.  This means that growing our practice through new patients will

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A Simple Trick You’re Likely Not Using to Make Anterior Restorations More Predictable

The hardest thing in dentistry is the anterior porcelain restoration.  There are literally so many things you have to get right. shade value characterization length surface texture contour and so much more So how can

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What A Dentist and an Olympic Wrestler Have In Common

I've always struggled with my weight and general fitness.  It is by far the area of my life that I simply haven't been able to win at.  Like everything else it goes in spurts.  Right

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I Love Treating Sleep Apnea – But I Hate Medical Insurance

You've attended a sleep apnea lecture -something that inspires you.  It gives you insight to the power of helping patients and the benefit this can have for your practice. You are pumped!  You are charged

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Does Guided Surgery Cost You Money or Save You Money?

If there is one thing I simply don't understand is why more dentists aren't utilizing guided surgery for implant placement.  There are two main reasons that I consistently hear: I don't need guided surgery as

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The Challenge of the Lower Anterior Implant Bridge

I've been very fortunate to have tackled quite a few complex implant cases.  For me, the hardest of these is the patient missing the lower anterior incisors.  This situation presents some unique challenges. Combination Defect.

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Standout from the Crowd. The Digital Smile Makeover.

From my perspective one of the more difficult clinical procedures to manage is the smile makeover.  It's not they are hard technically, but instead that you REALLY have to manage the patient expectations. In the

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7 Business Lessons for Dentists from Mad Men

One of my favorite shows of this decade has been Mad Men.  It is the story of an ‘ad man’ - Don Draper - set in the 1960s. The show was about both the ad

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Don’t Skip Steps – True Prosthetic Based Implant Planning

The world has changed.  We are digital and that is now extending into dentistry in a big way.  Just as digital has changed the way we live our lives, it is dramatically changing the way

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Choosing Where to Get Started with Dental Sleep Apnea

It's an unbelievable honor to be asked to speak to your peers on any topic.  Last week I was speaking at the Star of the South meeting in Houston, Texas.  I was afforded a three

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