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That's not a typo. Refractory gingivitis is not a concept, it is a clinical condition we see every day in our offices. The definition of refractory is: resistant to treatment or cure, How does repetitive gingivitis not fit this definition? Of course it does, but we don't recognize it as such. Why is the term refractory reserved only for periodontitis? By the time a patient gets to refractory periodontitis they are at the end of a losing battle, not all the time, but certainly not…Continue
Note from Kevin Henry: I recently had the chance to speak with Dr. Raymond Hellickson, one of the dentists at Advanced Dental Group in St. Anthony Village, between Minneapolis and St. Paul. His Web site can be found by clicking here, and I wanted to ask him about some of the ways he and his practice use the…Continue
Added by mariani banito on March 25, 2010 at 3:56am — No Comments
Note from Kevin Henry: I recently had the chance to talk to Dr. Marc Reissner, who founded Professional Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Denver. His Web site is…
We all know that a Facebook business page is a great marketing tool for any practice. A call to action is also an important part of any online presence. I always suggest adding a "Make an appointment now" link to any website.
Added by Jason Lipscomb on March 19, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments
A philosophy is a deeply held set of beliefs, values, and attitudes that guide your everyday life.
Everyone has a philosophy, although they may or may not realize it. But we all have a…Continue
Added by Stewart Gandolf on March 16, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments
March 27, 2010
Dental Sedation Permit Renewal Course Miami, FL
This is a comprehensive continuing education course on the administration of conscious sedation and is appropriate for non-anesthesia dental providers who currently hold sedation permits in the state of Florida.
This course meets the requirements of The Florida Board of Dentistry Chapter 64B-14.004 (6) Which states: Each anesthesia permit holder must complete at least…Continue
Added by Randy Pigg on March 16, 2010 at 11:07am — No Comments
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I'm sitting at McCarran International Airport here in Las Vegas, listening to the hum of the slot machines and thinking back on the symposium I just attended at the Green Valley Ranch, sponsored by the Appliance Therapy Practitioners Association (ATPA). I was in Vegas for a little more than 24 hours, with the majority of that time spent at the symposium or with people who had attended the meetings.
The biggest thought I took away from this meeting is the growing potential for…Continue
Over the past year Jameson has provided a “mystery patient” service to our clients. In a nutshell, we call in as a prospective new patient and participate in a new patient call with the business administrator. Throughout the call we are evaluating the level of customer service, whether they are implementing communication skills taught to them by their Jameson coach and if they are gathering the appropriate information – and are able to lead that caller to the optimal end result – scheduling…Continue
I have been reading many posts about social media lately, and most of them have been very positive. However some prove that the may be a bit of a social media meltdown occurring. I think doctors are being bombarded with “Social Media” and it may be too much for some people. These are the same people who are probably wondering why they can’t get the web address they want. The fact is, any dentist who wants to be found on the Internet needs…Continue
Added by Jason Lipscomb on March 11, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments
I recently completed a 48 hour intensive training course in the theories, clinical applications and therapeutic techinques of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Temporomandibluar Muscle Dysfunction.
I am proud to announce that I just accepted a position with Xlear as their new West Coast Regional Sales Manager. I am excited to join the Xlear team and look forward to promoting their products.
Added by Darrell Pruitt on March 3, 2010 at 7:51am — No Comments