Have you ever had a patient in your chair, you're doing a complete exam, you're evaluating the wear, and you notice that the wear on their anterior teeth is more than the posterior teeth? Are you wondering, "Why is this happening?" Well, let's talk about some possibilities that could be causing this.
Do you have a good system in place to present your treatment plan to your patient?
After you have done your part to put together the plan, it's time to lay it out to the patient to ensure they understand what needs to happen now and what can wait. Here are three tips for you to use to help make that process more simplified.
Have you ever wondered how you can implement complete dentistry into your practice? Do you think, "Where do I even start?" Well, here is a few tips for you that I think will help get you on the right path.
Have you ever wondered how you can get the specialist to refer more patients to your practice? Well, here are a few tips that I think can help you. First of all, I want you to call the specialist that you want to work with. Call them up, and set up an appointment to meet with them.
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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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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When you're taking your bite record in centric relation, first of all you want to make sure that the wax is heated thoroughly.
Second of all is, after you've taken the wax out after you've manipulated the patient into the wax, and you're ready to trim it, what I like to do is create a soft line first through the buccal cusp tips, then go back through and go ahead and cut the wax all the way through.
My quick tip is the use of the product called Best Topical Ever.
You can use this product when you are taking impressions for implants, when placing implant restorations, using it on the tissue when you are preparing endodontically-treated teeth. You can also use it for the injection sites before you place your anesthetic.
When restoring anterior teeth, we use our diagnostic wax-up, which is determined by using the
2D and 3D checklist, as our best guess for our provisional restorations. Once the provisionals are fabricated we then need to evaluate the position of the teeth in the patient’s face and oral cavity.
One of the biggest advantages of practicing the Dawson Academy Philosophy is being able to sequence treatment by starting with the end in mind. This allows many of our patients to have the best treatment with the least amount of dentistry, delivered over a longer period of time, which helps patients financially and also allows them to take advantage of their dental benefits.