Dr. Gordon Christensen Joins Dr. John Meis and Wendy Briggs to Discuss Infection Control and PPE after COVID-19

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John:                            All right. Good morning everybody and welcome to the Blue Diamond Retreat. This is a thrill of a lifetime for me to be here with Wendy and to, with her introduce Dr. Gordon Christensen. I’ve been in dentistry since I was about nine years old and for the last half of that I have been following and studying Dr. …

The Truth About Vaping

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As Dental Professionals, we need to know the risks facing our patients today. We have known about the risks of smoking but the EXPLOSION of vaping, especially in teenagers has now become an epidemic. According to the Perio-Implant Advisory “The problem is that vaping is thought to be a safer alternative to traditional tobacco products, but can be just as …

Changes to Periodontal Classifications

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You may or may not be aware of some changes to the classification of periodontal disease.For those that have attended our periodontal explosion program, or have had coaches in your office, you may remember in our scientific section, we talk about how in November of 2012 the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) collaborated with the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) …

The Profitability Formula

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One of my favorite things to do, is to work with Doctors to increase their profitability. So many want to increase profitability, yet so many don’t understand where profitability comes from. You have heard it from your account, maybe your CPA, maybe from numbers thrown around at dental meetings, but do you really know what effects the profitability of a …

4 Ways to Increase New Patients With No Additional Costs

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Many dentists reach out to me seeking ideas to grow their New Patient numbers. Some of these practices are strapped for cash, insurance companies are squeezing us and denying more claims than ever before. Marketing has become more competitive, which means the Cost of Acquisition keeps rising, therefore more and more dentists are complaining of not getting a big enough ...

Is Your Periodontal Policy Putting You at Risk?

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Periodontal care has become a serious liability risk for dental practices. This one serious untreated condition is responsible for lawyers ruining more dentists’ lives than any other… I am often asked to review practices and highlight areas of opportunity. An area that is almost always predictably low is Periodontal Services. Prior to the review, each doctor is asked what their ...

Facilitating Patient Behavior

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I saw this quote from Dr. Donald Berwick, the Director of Medicaid and Medicare and it really made me think. He said, “Healthcare is broken. We have set up a delivery system that is fragmented, unsafe, not patient-centered, full of waste, and unreliable. Despite the effort of the providers, we built it wrong. It is not built for modern times." ...