A dentist recently told me about a new patient he had in his office who was going on and on about her previous dentist, and how much she loved him and how she had gone to him since she was a teenager. The dentist finally asked, "So what happened to him? Did he die, retire, what?" ... "No," the woman said, "he just hadn’t bought any new technology in like ten years, so I left."
Don’t you just hate flippers? I’ve written before about my disdain for flippers and the creative options that we have to use in their place. An acrylic removable partial denture (aka “flipper”) presents some big disadvantages for us and our patients.
I'm sure you've noticed these little black and white bar code squares showing up more and more. If you're wondering what they are, they are codes that someone can read with the camera on their smartphone that will automatically lead them to a website, or they can also be any other information you want going to their phone, like your contact information.
When I started practicing with my own hygiene assistant, I realized how annoying it was having someone stand by the treatment room door trying to rush you along. We all do it; waiting for the doctor's exam is one of the most tortuous things in our day.
Tooth sensitivity can make or break the comfort of our patients' experiences during an appointment. Countless times patients will preface their quest for comfort with MC Hammer's infamous "you can't touch this," making our task even more interesting!