There is no doubt that being a dentist brings you into contact with new people and experiences each day. Mrs. Gump would have appreciated the variety ("life's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get..."). For the child tasting her first few chocolates, as for the new dentist and her first few patients, … Continue reading Your First Day in Practice: Patient #3
The first step for every dental office in treating their patients is the registration process. This is one activity that every single office must do, and doing it well is important for the patient, the practice, and the dentist. There are a number of different methods that people use to register patients, and some are … Continue reading Pitfalls of Patient Registration Options: Paper, PDF and Online Portal
A common dental challenge that I face, and hear about from my colleagues, is keeping up with the medical and pharmacology histories of each patient. When my patient first registers they fill out a health questionnaire. But their information can quickly change, and as you can imagine keeping up a paper record is cumbersome. While … Continue reading Medical History’s Impact on Dental Care: How to manage the information!