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Recipe for Practice Success

Posted by Michael Schuster on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 12:05 PM

Guest blog article written by Dr. Mike Schuster, Director of the Schuster Center, author, well-known speaker and coach to thousands of dentists.

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Practice Effectiveness

Why I Love Dentistry

Posted by Michael Schuster on Fri, May 05, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

Guest blog article written by Dr. Mike Schuster, Director of the Schuster Center, author, well-known speaker and coach to thousands of dentists.

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Practice Effectiveness

The Triad Algorithm

Posted by Stuart Harman on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 13:10 PM

Dr. Michael Racich is the author of a three book Basic Rules series that explains the basic rules of Oral Rehabilitation, Occlusion and Facially Generated Treatment Planning, and authored the following article on his systematic treatment approach he describes as The Triad Algorithm.

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Treatment Planning

The Answer to Gaining Patient Acceptance - Around the Globe

Posted by Doug Brown on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 16:12 PM

Recently picked up on a post by Joan Forrest of the Dawson Academy in which Joan was reviewing common challenges from dentists around the world. Worth a read if you have a minute (link at the end of this post).

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Treatment Acceptance

Lasting Dental Restorations – A Dental Technician Reveals the Secret

Posted by Steve Killian on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 @ 10:07 AM

Highly experienced dental technician Steve Killian shares the simple formula he has observed to be the foundation for lasting dental restorations.

For those that don’t know me I first need to let you know that throughout my career as a dental technician occlusion has been one of my strong points. I have had to learn all the past and current philosophies whether it be Pankey-Dawson, LVI Myotronics, Bio-Esthetic, you name it. If my dentist

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Dental Technique

Dental Hygienist Sees Tooth Mobility, Starts Occlusion Awareness

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 18:05 PM

(Taken from a BiteFX forum post by Fred Peck DDS)

When the hygienist is charting pocket depth, tooth mobility should also be recorded. Explain to the patient what the tooth mobility means and that you will show them a visual animation at the end of the appointment. Upon completion of the visit, have your hygienist show the patient the BiteFX animation showing tooth mobility.

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 1: Three Behavioral Hotspots for BiteFX Use

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

In working with only joint based occlusion practices for a very long time, I'm a raving fan of BiteFX - a sophisticated replacement for the Denar tutor I have frequently seen collecting dust on many a doctor's shelf.  I've encouraged the use of BiteFX in ways beyond the case presentation and teaching staff; strongly agreeing with other forum posts there is

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 4: Hygienists Trigger Movement

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

3.    Hygienists trigger movement

Understandably reluctant to press, sell or strong arm, hygienists struggle with what to do.  He/she can trigger conversation and change with BiteFX and let BiteFX do the talking.  EG: She observes cracks.  (It's especially helpful if interferences are charted so she can see the correlation quickly.) She/he captures an image of the crack, the

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 3: Weaving BiteFX into the First Visits

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

2.    Weaving BiteFX into the first visits

  • Before leaving the pre-clinical interview: Run a simple sequence of animations; EG: Open/closed comparison 
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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 2: Dental Appliances Not Being Used

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

  1. Appliances in drawers

How many patients complied with the recommendation for an orthotic (a term I prefer over splint), wore it for a while and then eventually found it's way to the drawer instead of nightly use as “recommended”?   So much for prevention!  Those who experience symptoms may demonstrate more adherance.   In the interest of clarity; compliance is

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

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