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COVID-19 AND DENTAL INFECTION-CONTROL PRODUCTS February 20, 2020 – Posted in: Uncategorized

The recent Covid-19 outbreak has required safer infection-control standards in dental practices. Dental patient awareness, anxiety and practice liability has never been higher. Dental practices are taking full measure to protect the health of patients during treatments. As dentists explore new methods to improve the safety of patients and themselves, its also an opportunity to build trust and patient loyalty by consistently demonstrating infection-control best practices. One area of infection-control that dentists often overlook is…

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY CAN BE A PAIN IN THE NECK – LITERALLY! February 13, 2020 – Posted in: Uncategorized

When treating small kids, consider the risk to your muscular safety and health. If you are modifying your dental ergonomic posture by stretching or bending to gain access to the oral cavity, you are placing yourself at a high-risk for musculoskeletal injury to the neck, shoulders and lower back. Maintain your posture and work safer with a child booster seat by MediPosture. The child booster helps to position the child closer to the headrest of…

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A DENTAL COMFORT SOLUTION CAN SAVE TIME September 17, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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 August 23, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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 August 22, 2019 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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 – Posted in: Uncategorized

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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