BY ROBERT KREYER, CDT With “Returning-to-Work” presented to us, the primary concern has turned towards the implementation of infection control protocols to prevent cross-contamination. Cross-contamination is two-fold, both between dental health care personnel, and between operatory and laboratory personnel. We must understand CDC Universal Precautions in our unique dental settings, along with updated OSHA and…Details
We are pleased to inform you that where the “shelter-in-place orders” have been lifted, our labs are ready to accept all of your dental laboratory cases. Our team wants to remind you that we are here to support you and your patients’ restorative needs. We are prepared and excited to collaborate with you and look…Details
The Navy Seals have a unique way of surviving the most difficult situations, conditions, and experiences. They train at the highest level, prepare for contingencies and have the best equipment known to mankind. At this time in our history, dentistry is faced with so many challenges that would have been impossible to predict; incredible educational debt, reimbursement declines, manpower shortages and now, COVID-19.Details
While current challenges continue to evolve, the health and safety of our employees, customers, and your patients remain our primary focus. Our teams meet daily to assess how to comply with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
We are also taking additional and necessary measures to support everyone’s well-being responsibly. Furthermore, we want to inform our dental community that our MicroDental laboratories remain operational for your emergency and essential needs throughout the US and Canada.Details
When it’s easy, complacency can set in. When success is everywhere, we often just celebrate. But what about those challenging days, weeks and months? When reimbursements decline, patients cancel or a key team member leaves for seemingly no reason at all what should we do? Call in the Special Forces!Details
Getting patients to ‘YES’ is a challenge, sometimes because we are so forward with telling them what they ‘NEED’ instead of waiting until they ‘WANT’. One technique I have personally used and coached hundreds of others with remarkable success is, to “play hard to get”. Let me explain.Details
Helping patients have healthier mouths, doing more of the dentistry that is fulfilling and making more money as a result, are admirable goals that most practices have. I have written a couple times about techniques that help us improve case acceptance; creating curiosity and co-discovery, listening, the learning ladder and more. This brief construct is…Details
There are several reasons that you can buy filet mignon at your grocery store or butcher for anywhere from $10.99-$25.00 per pound. Forget the fact that Authentic Japanese Wagyu Filets will set you back $214.50 per pound, and that’s at Costco!
One reason is the cost they paid and profit margin they add, the other is the grade of the beef. Good, Better and Best cuts of meat, each have a different price when you go shopping.Details