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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Why Not Being Able to do Orthodontics Can Cost Your Practice

Do you hate orthodontics?  Did you not get enough (or any) training on ortho in dental school?   That was exactly my situation. Early in my career, my idea of orthodontics was 'instant orthodontics' utilizing

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7 Reasons You’re Hesitating To Register for a 3D Dentists Workshop

Each year I open my office and ‘peel back the curtains’  four times for the Ultimate 3D Hands-On Workshop.  In this hands-on workshop I share the secrets and workflows that have helped make our office

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Changing A Smile is Amazing, Saving A Life is PRICELESS

One of the most common questions I hear is "Is it worth it to treat sleep apnea?"  The common excuses I am given area: I don't feel like dealing with medical insurance. I don't feel

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Helping Patients Say YES – Utilizing Medical Benefits

When patients suffer trauma, it is often possible for medical insurance to assist in paying for dental treatment.

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Sirona3D Quick Tip – Multiple Teeth SSI

Here's a quick tip on how to create a SSI file with multiple teeth are present.

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The Most Underutilized Feature in CEREC

CEREC can be so many things.  The possibilities and capabilities are endless these days.  But at the end of the day it is important to keep in mind the 90%. By 90% I am referring

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Creating Multiple Implant Plans in Galaxis (Sirona Implant Software)

One challenge is the ability to visually show patients the different options when multiple implant scenarios exist.  Most implant planning softwares should allow you the ability to create multiple implant plans. In this tutorial I

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“PPO Dentist” Solution to Matching Anterior Teeth – Chairside Customization

The biggest challenge I face in practice is the anterior indirect restoration.  Plain and simple they are very difficult.  It is only complicated when you are a ‘PPO Dentist’ tied by network fees. This leaves

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Organic Practice Growth in 2016

Like most of you I use this time of year to sit down and reflect on the year past and dream for the year coming.  But here’s the sad truth - very few of us

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CEREC Does It Again – CEREC Guide 2

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Sirona to do it again - they did.  Their CEREC software update 4.4 provides what I think is a BIG GAME CHANGER when it comes to implantology

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Your Digital Implant Impression Options

A common question I often receive revolves around digital implant impressions.  In this post I want to dissect the digital implant impression process. The Digital Impression This part is pretty straight forward.  Just like any

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Why I Love Digital Implant Restorative Workflow

There are three main reasons why I absolutely love the digital workflow.  First and foremost is the patient experience, secondly is the clinical outcomes, and finally is the economic benefits.  Many quickly dismiss CEREC as

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Don’t Give ‘Them’ Ammunition

Turf wars have been going on in the world since the very beginning.  In recent years they have really become heated in dentistry - especially when it comes to dental implants.  Dental implants have long

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Implant Emergence Contours – It Matters

An area often overlooked when it comes to implant restorations is the sub gingival emergence contour.  This case illustrates quite nicely why and how this matters. As you can see the original restoration looks nice

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