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November 2013 Blog Posts (4)

How sealants can give your teeth extra protection

Sealants are made from plastic material applied to the back teeth to protect the enamel from plaque and acids.

The plastic bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – premolars and molars.
Although thorough brushing and flossing can help remove…
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Added by Errol Fife on November 25, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments

How to Drop a Dental PPO Plan

Have you been thinking about dropping one of your PPO plans because you just can't take their reduced fee schedule any longer?

There is a way to handle this properly. You want to let your patients know about your decision - and you want to help them understand why you're dropping their plan. You want to extend the opportunity to continue their dental care in your practice…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 22, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Do you know who Bob Barkley is?

I was inspired by a dentist this morning who shared his vision of dental wellness - and he reminded me of Bob Barkley. Amazing man. Talk about inspiring!

If you know Bob Barkley



Then count yourself as lucky. And, if beyond just knowing of this dentist and his work, you also agree with his ideas and approach, then you are rare indeed. Have you implemented his ideas into your…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 15, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

What can a hygienist do when her schedule falls apart?

In most dental practices, if the hygiene schedule is open, the hygienist doesn't work. This is the trade-off for hygienists being the highest-paid members of the staff – they can only be paid when the schedule is full. So, how does your practice handle it when the hygiene schedule falls apart?

The wrong things to do

It makes me crazy…

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Added by Jill Nesbitt on November 1, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

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