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One in two. Those are the estimated odds that one of your patients will develop periodontal disease if they have not already. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control, almost half of adults 30 years old and older have some type of periodontal disease.
There are lots of ways to make sure your sterilizer is working properly. Some sterilizers, like our DDS 7000, have sophisticated software that won’t let the unit move to the next phase unless specific parameters have been met.
Today, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles. However, many patients choose convenience over quality and opt for mail order dentistry companies over local orthodontic practices. Learn to educate your patients on the 3 common myths they believe about orthodontic treatment.
Dental supply dealers are encouraging many practices to replace traditional ultrasonic cleaning machines with new and different technology. Discover why new cleaning machines are gaining market share, and learn the pros and cons of each to determine the right one for your dental practice.
The average dental practice spends approximately 6 percent to 6.5 percent of its expense budget on dental supplies. That may not sound like much, but if you don’t keep a careful watch over your ordering process, you may find that your practice is above average in a negative way – your supplies’ budget percentage may slowly creep into the double digits.
If that happens continuously, it can damage your practice’s profitability.
You can utilize these five ways to streamline your ordering process.
While it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact time frame for the life of a diamond bur, a study published in the Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics stated that typical diamond burs need to be changed after five teeth preparations. You can’t afford for your diamond burs to lose cutting power after every use. Therefore, it’s vital to invest in high-quality gold diamond burs, sharpen them regularly and follow all maintenance instructions.