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

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Bridging Dental Care Gap for Seniors

Here is an interesting and timely article about a growing problem for older Americans' accessibility to affordable dental care that caught our eye this past week. We are all aware of the health problems this can create for these people in need. Several of our esteemed Clinical Team members are on staff at Texas A&M University … Continue reading Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Bridging Dental Care Gap for Seniors

Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Patient Packets

Not long ago I went to a car dealership. Before leaving I picked up a beautiful full color, information clad brochure that looked expensive. Very nice and informative. Another day I took my dog to the veterinarian.  During the visit the technician entered information into the patient record and after the doctor finished I was … Continue reading Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Patient Packets

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: Automatic treatment planning!

Imagine that you want to fly to L.A.:  You open your smartphone and click “fly to L.A.”  The app notes your location, driving time to the airport, provides flight options, accesses your award mileage program, rents a car, reserves your favorite hotel and makes dinner reservations in L.A. The software knows your preferences for traveling times, price … Continue reading Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Automatic treatment planning!

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