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Dental Articles on Occlusion, Centric Relation, Restorative Dentistry & More

How to Market to Specialists

Today what we're going to talk about is how do we market to the specialists?

As Dawson dentists, Dr. Dawson will always tell us that we really need to surround ourself with excellent specialists that understand the philosophy and care of how we want to treat our patients, both functionally and esthetically. How do we go about doing this?

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Tips for Communicating With Your Orthodontist

 

As we deal with our functional interdisciplinary team, one of the most important and probably difficult specialists for you is going to be your orthodontist, and communicating with the orthodontist can be a bit of a problem.

First off, if you can find an orthodontist that actually believes in function and joint position, you're ahead of the game because it makes it much easier for you.

Unfortunately, for most of us, we're not going to have an orthodontist that believes in those principles, so we're going to have to kind of do some of the work for them.

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Quick Tip- Tips for Communicating With Your Periodontist

Today we're going to talk about tips for working with your periodontist.

When you have that anterior restorative case where you need to change the gingival contours so you have nice symmetry to create a nice picture frame for the beautiful restorations that you're going to place, here's some tips on how to work with the periodontist.

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Questions you should be asking your specialists and lab technicians.

As general dentists, we methodically work through a patient’s problem list, taking patient specific wants and needs into consideration, to create a roadmap for optimum oral health.  Together with the help of our patient and our team, we strive to create a masterpiece that, once completed, restores our patient back to health—physically and emotionally.  

As dentists, we are always striving to better our clinical skills and our ability to deliver high quality care through hours of continuing dental education. Yet, for many of us, we do not spend enough time nurturing our team relationships.  I am not speaking of only our staff, but also our lab technicians and referring specialists.  

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5 Essential Skills for Interdisciplinary Treatment

It is such a great time to be a dentist. We are so lucky to have such wonderful specialists that are available to us, to be able to deliver complete dentistry to all of our patients. But, we should be a specialist in our own right, to have the ability to lead those around us, delivering complete predictable treatment plans and sequencing the proper treatment with all of our specialists.
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The Big Win: Interdisciplinary Teams Using Complete Dentistry

By Dr. Neeraj Khanna, DDS

One of the greatest rewards about practicing “complete dentistry” is that we have the ability to take “complete” control of our patient’s care from start to finish. Complete dentistry requires us to examine our patient’s masticatory system as a functioning unit. This is much like a quarterback who looks at the entire field before making the right play for his/her team. The end goal is to score a touchdown or in our world a touchdown for our patient’s care.
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