A DENTAL COMFORT SOLUTION CAN SAVE TIME

Ever wonder if a dental comfort solution could save time? Imagine your patient is saying that reclining “all the way back” in your dental chair hurts their neck. This creates a dilemma – either you treat them in a more upright position, at a risk to your personal safety; or you find a dental comfort solution that allows them to tolerate full recline. Behind the friendly smile, you can feel the mounting pressure. The tight…

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IMPROVING COMFORT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS IN DENTAL CHAIRS

Are you a dental professional seeking a safe and more comfortable dental chair strategy to accommodate special needs and special care dental patients? Typically, these patients are described as pediatric, adult or geriatric dental patients requiring special medical, physical or psychiatric considerations during treatment. For special needs or care patients, dental chairs often fall short to adequately support chronic spinal conditions, soothe anxieties, stabilize or accurately position patients for comfort during treatments. Too often patient…

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LAST IMPRESSIONS MIGHT BE WHAT YOUR DENTAL PATIENTS REMEMBER MOST

Want to grow your dental practice? Talk with any dental practice growth consultant and they’ll strongly emphasize the lasting value of creating a truly remarkable patient experience. That effort becomes your professional image and what patients ultimately remember.  The dental patient experience has a direct impact on their compliance to schedule 6-month dental checkups, retention, referrals and their enthusiasm to post amazing online reviews! Increased patient participation in any or several of these areas will…

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THE HIDDEN COST OF CHRONIC NECK PAIN IN DENTISTRY

Business savvy dental professionals might want to consider that according to research conducted by the American College of Rheumatology, chronic neck pain is a condition “ …affecting 30 –50% of adults in the general population in any given year.” Logically, we can then reason that half of all dental patients and dental professionals would be prone to, or are presently enduring chronic neck pain. ​How might chronic neck pain affect the profitability of a dental practice? First, a…

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A GUIDE FOR DENTAL PATIENT COMFORT PRODUCTS

Sit back in your dental chair and let’s talk about comfort. In fact, if you’ve been working along side your dental chair for years, now might be the perfect time to put yourself back in the patient’s spot and do some reflection.  ​How does your neck feel?Patient neck strain is the leading source of discomfort in a dental chair. Neck strain results when patients are reclined without adequate support to the arch of the cervical…

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IMPROVE PATIENT BACK COMFORT IN DENTAL CHAIRS

It’s estimated that over 80% of Americans will suffer from an episode of lower back pain during their lifetime. For many dental professionals, providing comfort to patients with chronic back pain can be challenging. The simple fact is that dental chairs are designed for ergonomic benefit for the dentist – not the patient. So how do dental professionals reconcile the comfort-related shortcomings of their dental chairs to their compassionate mission to practice the “Gentle Dental”…

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CHOOSE A QUALITY DENTAL NECK PILLOW FOR DENTAL ERGONOMICS

Does patient neck strain in the dental chair have you considering a dental neck pillow? The issue of patient neck discomfort is common with articulating dental chairs. This is because proper head-positioning requires setting the occlusal plane at 15-20 degrees. This backward tilt can leave the arch of the cervical spine unsupported, resulting in painful neck strain. Dental neck pillows, sometimes called dental headrests are often seen as an efficient solution to providing comfortable neck…

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RELAXED PATIENTS – IT’S A PRACTICE GROWTH STRATEGY

Have you deeply considered the financial impact that dental patient anxiety has on your dental practice? It’s estimated that up to 40 million people in the United States may suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. People who suffer from dental anxiety often hesitate to schedule appointments, or delay 6-month check-ups. The absence of these patients not only directly affects their oral health, but also impacts the ability to plan and schedule preventative treatments. Low-Cost Strategies…

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AVOID PATIENT NECK AND BACK STRAIN IN DENTAL CHAIRS

To help improve patient neck support in dental chairs, memory foam dental headrests or dental patient neck pillows are one of the best dental cushion purchases a dentist can make toward improving patient comfort in the dental chair. Clenched fists, tight mouths, head-turning, arched backs and knees pulled up are tell-tale indicators that patients are not comfortable in your dental chair. Many dental patients will quietly suffer from neck and back strain in the dental chair. Recognizing the signs…

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DENTAL PATIENT COMFORT SHOULDN’T SLOW YOU DOWN

Are you a dental operator who spends extra-time with patients to make them comfortable?  If this sounds familiar, then you understand the efficiency lost to folding towels, covering fuzzy store-bought pillows. MediPosture dental cushions maximize efficiency! Dental cushions by MediPosture are designed to improve the comfort of patients and while helping maintain chair side ergonomic work angles. Infection-Control is fast! Anti-Microbial coverings are featured on MediPosture products. That means a “no-fuss” barrier that can be…

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