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June 2010 Blog Posts (12)

The comment I couldn't believe I heard a sales rep say

Recently, I was invited to be a part of a very nice function here in PennWell's hometown of Tulsa, Okla. It was one of those events where dentists, team members, sales representatives, and invited guests milled together and exchanged pleasantries while tasting food and sipping beverages. Yes, it was your typical cocktail party scene.

Since I'm from Tulsa (and I've lived here my entire life), I knew several of the long-time Tulsa dentists who were in attendance at the…

Added by Kevin Henry on June 25, 2010 at 1:12pm — 5 Comments

Words of wisdom from an autistic salutatorian

This is one of those feel-good stories ... and it's also a very simple reminder on the importance of a smile. I appreciate my friend Angie Currans for sharing it with me.

Eric Duquette recently gave the commencement address as the salutatorian of Smithfield High School in Rhode Island. It was an accomplishment because Duquette has battled autism throughout his life. He didn't speak until he was 5, yet the amazing support of his parents, teachers, and classmates…

Added by Kevin Henry on June 21, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

5 Easy Ways to Use the i-pad in your Dental Practice

The i-pad has been on my mind a lot lately. Not just because I was just in the store playing with one, or in the first month… Continue

Added by Sarah Nelson on June 20, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Dental Labs

I would like imput on what the key factor is that would make a Dr.

choose one dental lab over another?

Do you have issues with the products you are receiving from your lab?

Our lab puts quality and customer satisfactions first. Not mass production.

Wishing you all a great day! -Sonya

Added by Sonya L Gabel on June 19, 2010 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

Way to go, Maine!

I will be the first to admit that I love spending time in Maine. Not only do I have some very close friends there, but it is also one of the most scenic places on Earth (my two cents, for what it's worth). I recently wrote an article about some of the challenges facing the people of Maine when it comes to dental care (…


Added by Kevin Henry on June 17, 2010 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Social Media: The New Web

You may have noticed that I’ve been talking a lot about social media lately. Last year, I released a new edition of Everything is Marketing that includes strategies for using social media in your marketing and I recently uploaded a new whitepaper on the subject on It may seem like a lot of attention for one topic, but it’s for a very good reason: I believe social media is one of the most important marketing tools to emerge since the creation of the…


Added by Fred Joyal on June 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Scheduling appointment time from dental emergency telephone calls

Are any doctors challenged with training staff to schedule appointment times from dental "emergency" telephone calls? Or are any staff frustrated with the scheduling of dental emergency call-ins? Any systems that work out there?

Added by Donald A Crumb, DDS on June 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments


Does anyone know of any unbiased comparisons of scanners for the dental office? I am thinking of purchasing a PreXion but am unable to find much information out there.

Added by Mark N. Jacobson on June 9, 2010 at 9:29pm — 4 Comments

Haiti: Out of sight, out of mind ... but not out of trouble

We're very much a society of caring about "what's hot" then moving on when something else grabs our attention. When a natural disaster strikes, we keep up with what has happened in the region through various news sources, but when they leave, we leave as well. However, for the folks affected in these regions, they can't escape the day-to-day reality of the situation. Such is the case in Haiti.

Recently, Dr. Tobias Bauer of Singen,…

Added by Kevin Henry on June 7, 2010 at 9:03am — No Comments

The need to consider what is happening under the surface

I think it is safe to say that we have all seen the following clinical scenario. Two patients, same gender and roughly the same age, both present with perio disease of about the same extent and severity. Let's say they have two sites in each quadrant with pockets of 5-6mm. We treatment plan for non-surgical therapy, including SRP with irrigation, locally applied antibiotics such as Arestin and perhaps some systemic antibiotics as well. Both patients return for re-eval, one gets excellent…


Added by Richard H. Nagelberg on June 6, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Dental Sales Gets A Black Eye!

Back when "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" first started, I watched these shows. I found it fascinating someone would go on national TV to find love and expose the always awkward dating process. I was also curious to see if these relationships would last. As anyone who has watched these shows know, 99 percent do not.

They evolved quickly to what was obviously very scripted television shows attracting people who wanted their 15 minutes of fame. All the women seem…

Added by Penny Anderson on June 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Future of Dentistry — Today

In my last blog, we discussed how to change the commonly held perception of dentistry, but this time around, I’d like to talk about how modern technology is changing the reality of what dentistry can be. Our world is becoming a far different place than it was even 10 years ago. The tools used for performing dentistry are changing, and now’s the time to make certain that your practice is changing with them. …


Added by Fred Joyal on June 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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