Henry Schein Dental Center at Temple University

During the 2015 Dental School graduation at Temple University this year, Dean Amid Ismail announced the creation of the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence.  It will be equipped with the latest dental technological innovations such as computer-aided design and manufacturing solutions, digital radiography, and intraoral cameras.  Programs have been slow to adopt newer technologies for … Continue reading Henry Schein Dental Center at Temple University

Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: Before the Appointment and Arrival to the Office

In our practices we all encounter special needs patients.  Patients presenting with MS, ALS, CP, Alzheimer, Parkinson's or other conditions are challenging and many dentists excel in managing them and providing quality care. But what about the special needs patient’s family?  Do we always remember to care for them also?  We should.  Families of special needs patients are … Continue reading Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: Before the Appointment and Arrival to the Office

Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Ultra Fast Periodontal Charting

Let’s just admit that periodontal charting is not the most fun thing to do. Here’s a short list of why: It soaks up valuable clinical time It is done as much for legal reasons as clinical reasons The clinical use of the data is limited Many clinicians only chart pocket depth (PD).  But, unless one notes both … Continue reading Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Ultra Fast Periodontal Charting

Challenges in Special Care Dentistry: IV Sedation

  Here is an interesting article illuminating the challenges for dentists who treat special needs patients. In these tough, yet important cases, use of IV sedation is a great tool, as Dr. Foleck is aware. In the right hands it is reasonably safe and effective.  However, it requires full knowledge of the medical history and pharmacology … Continue reading Challenges in Special Care Dentistry: IV Sedation

ePatient Featured In Burkhart’s Catalyst Magazine!

Burkhart Dental's preeminent industry magazine, Catalyst, has a short article about Dental Symphony's ePatient in their Q3 edition. A couple of highlights: Patient saves critical time—on the phone, collecting patient information, finding drug descriptions, and evaluating medical issues. and “ePatient allows us to streamline appointments and seat new patients within five minutes of arrival,” according … Continue reading ePatient Featured In Burkhart’s Catalyst Magazine!

Pre-Clinical Workup: My Favorite Dental Symphony Feature (This Week!)

Every day I enjoy knowing that dentists across the U.S. are using Dental Symphony. As a practicing dentist, a member of the Clinical Team and lead designer of Dental Symphony, I know we really are determined to provide a service that makes practice easier, faster, and safer. Activity begins on the east coast, as offices … Continue reading Pre-Clinical Workup: My Favorite Dental Symphony Feature (This Week!)