The Truth About Vaping

Hygiene Productivity

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) ...

Is Your Periodontal Policy Putting You at Risk?

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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 ideal Periodontal services ratio would be for their patients. The numbers …

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.” …