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Dr. Landon Blatter received his undergraduate degree from BYU and received his dental degree in 2004 from Harvard Dental School. As Founder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Dental Partners (RMDP), a premier private dental group office, Dr. Blatter has built a thriving practice based on his vision of combining personal attention, patient service and the use of advanced dental technology, ultimately empowering his dentists to provide the best dentistry care available. Listed as 5280’s Top Dentist 3 years in a row, Dr. Blatter has also received recognition for his ongoing adoption and use of dental technology, including receiving the Perry and Young Technological Pioneer Award. As a strong believer in continuing education, Dr. Blatter has continued his interest in comprehensive dentistry with The Dawson Academy, where he is currently Associate Faculty and leads the Denver Dawson Study Club to further the education of local dentists. Dr. Blatter is also an active member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metro Denver Dental Society, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. Based in Denver, CO, Dr. Blatter enjoys spending time with his four children, practicing archery, playing baseball and enjoying the great outdoors with all Colorado has to offer.

Recent Posts

Quick Tip: Implementing an Office Tour

One thing that I have introduced lately into my office is an office tour. And it has been fantastic for the excitement in the office.

We have a front desk girl that is very bubbly, and excited, and fun to be around, and so she will greet the new patients as they walk in the door. And she will walk and greet them with a handshake and just say, "Hey. Let me show you around the office. Let me give you a tour." And she starts in the waiting area and just gives a little brief description of what is going on there, offers them a water or a coffee if they would like. And then she will bring them in the back.

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Why You Should Implement a New Patient Gift

 

So one quick tip that I've implemented into my office that had been successful is implementing a patient gift when they walk in for the first time.

These can be super simple and not very expensive, but I've found it to be very successful for the patient feeling welcomed to our office and feeling a part of our team. And that's the new patient gift.

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Dawson Quick Tips: Immediate Non-Occlusal Load Temporaries

So my quick tip is about immediate non-occlusal load temporaries for implant restorations.

I love doing INOL temporaries.

I just think it's a great value for patients, but what I found was that there's a lot of chair time involved in doing these. I've done many of them in my office and the patient would come over from the surgeon's office, implant was placed that morning. They come to me. I have my stent ready. I fabricate the INOL temporary and it looked great, but it took me an hour or an hour and a half to do it. And there's a lot of bleeding involved, and tissue involvement that just becomes very frustrating to work with when you are trying to deal with a temporary material.

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