Who Guides Your Patients To Their Destination? with Dr. Michael Goldberg

In my last blog, I discussed the value for, and the tactics involved in trying to discover a patient’s WHY. Recent events and the effect that inflation has, and will continue to have, on all our lives for the foreseeable future, makes this exercise of utmost urgency in your practice. In light of this new reality, I would like to propose that you consider reframing each and every role in the dental practice. If your treatment is not presented in the right light, towards a patient-relevant bene...
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Words of Wisdom from Lee Sheldon DDS

Every patient is different. Overcoming a patient’s obstacles to treatment may take some finesse. The diagnosis and treatment plan are typically the easier task. In this series, Words of Wisdom, we have asked the experts from our Protocol Directory “How would you help your patient overcome their obstacle(s)?” Patient: “But it doesn’t hurt!” Dr. Lee Sheldon: Helping the patient see what might be harming them even though it doesn’t hurt them can be more easily achieved by using a phase co...
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Words of Wisdom from Jeanette Kern DDS

Every patient is different. Overcoming a patient’s obstacles to treatment may take some finesse. The diagnosis and treatment plan are typically the easier task. In this series, Words of Wisdom, we have asked the experts from our Protocol Directory “How would you help your patient overcome their obstacle(s)?” Patient Obstacle: “I just can’t afford it.” When a patient voices an objection to treatment, it is very important for the clinician to realize that it does not necessarily mean a r...
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Why? What? How? with Dr. Michael Goldberg

WHY?…WHAT?…HOW? This is a philosophy that is often taught in dental and hygiene schools: Diagnose, Treatment Plan, then Treat. And yet, immediately after this is taught, a focus is placed on learning treatment, or the HOW. And then upon graduation the focus also becomes on treatment and production. The diagnosis (WHY) and planning (WHAT) become secondary. They’re only an avenue to an end…Production, a means to an end. That’s where the money is. In a nutshell, that’s the problem with...
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Bulletproof Hygiene Podcast

Bulletproof Hygiene is the long-anticipated dental hygiene component of Bulletproof Dental Practice LLC, a dental coaching and partnership organization founded by Craig Spodak, DMD of the Spodak Dental Group, and Peter Boulden, DMD of Atlanta Dental Spa. Since 2018, their respective hygiene team leads, Brittany Simon, CRDH, BASDH and Charissa Wood, RDH, have integrated their aligned passions for the profession of dental hygiene and have compiled the best of their extensive knowledge and unique e...
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The Dawson Academy: Salivary Diagnostics for the Integrative Dental Medicine Practice

Are you interested in learning more about salivary diagnostics and the benefits to your patient base? Do you need a few more CE hours before the end of the year? You're in luck! Join us on December 10th, 2021 at 9:00 EST for a virtual event hosted by The Dawson Academy and Dr. Angie Hedlund. This course will assess the different types of salivary diagnostic testing available, the purpose of each test, and how to use them to improve your patients' overall wellness. Can't make it to the live eve...
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4 Steps to Put Your Practice at the Forefront of Prevention

  How many patients a day do you see with chronic disease or complicated medical histories? Sadly, obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune and heart disease are all too common. What if there was a simple way to utilize the power of your hygiene department to not only improve the physical health of your patients but the financial health of your practice? As dental professionals, we can help our patients detect, manage, and even avoid these and other health risks. We understand the re...
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Links2Success: 3rd Annual Insurance Extravaganza

Everyone would agree health care gets more complicated every year, if not every day. Testing services such as MyPerioPath® help dental offices connect the dots between oral and systemic health. However, sometimes more help is needed especially when coding and fee positioning errors cost dental practices thousands of dollars every year. Join us for the 3rd Insurance Extravaganza! This unforgettable event is packed with many knowledgeable speakers and courses to help you and your practice s...
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Training and Upcoming Events

Continuing your education after graduation is a must. This helps you keep in touch with new discoveries in your field and is generally required to maintain licensure for many health care professionals. A great option for providing additional training for your team is to request an OralDNA® webinar with Clinical Specialist Diane Larson, RDH by emailing support@oraldna.com. The training session is typically about 30 minutes in length and provides valuable information about OralDNA® Labs’ testing s...
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A Physician’s Treasure Trove

My journey into oral systemic health began when a very dear patient suffered a fatal stroke. Following the best evidence-based medical practices was not enough, so I studied hard to learn more. That journey led me to a treasure trove of knowledge from Bradley Bale MD and Amy Doneen DNP, ARNP, founders of the BaleDoneen Method®, and then to the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. More than ever, I can emphatically pronounce that NO cardiovascular prevention program is complete without ...
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