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CoverDoc®: Amanda Canto, DDS

CoverDoc®: Amanda Canto, DDS

Cosmetic Dentists of Houston By Bonnie Hixson   |   Photography by Grant T. Cussans A Houston dentist is changing the way patients feel about going to the dentist. Her patients don’t miss their appointments; they look forward to them with anticipation.  They aren’t afraid of coming to see her; they relish the time for themselves and to be well cared for. Oftentimes, they come bearing gifts as a thank you for the difference she and her team have made in their lives. Dr. Amanda Canto is a woman with a mission – several of them, actually. She is at once masterful

Make Digital Impressions and CAD/CAM Fit Your Practice, Not Run Your Practice

Make Digital Impressions and CAD/CAM Fit Your Practice, Not Run Your Practice

By Paresh Shah, DMD Digital technology has always been intriguing to those wanting to stay on the leading edge. Years ago, it was moving to computerized records, then digital radiographs and now we have CAD/CAM and cone beam technology. Yes, there will always be smaller, faster, more powerful versions but how long does one have to wait before jumping in and embracing what’s here to stay? If you wish to differentiate your practice based on current technological advances, you already may be too late. I still recall my very first desktop computer – a large IBM with a floppy

What is My Body Trying to Tell Me?

What is My Body Trying to Tell Me?

An Introduction to Functional Medicine. By Lori Arnold, PHARMD, FAARM Here are a few questions for you to ponder... if you have the time: When was the last time YOU slowed down long enough to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee and the morning newspaper with your spouse? When was the last time YOU sat in silence, with your eyes closed, completely dialed in to your breath and surroundings? Do you eat on the run with one hand holding a slice of pizza and the other on the keyboard of your computer or smartphone? When was the last time you

Are Your Patients Active, Inactive or Just Reluctant?

Are Your Patients Active, Inactive or Just Reluctant?

Redefining Patient Classification By Adele Reische, Synergy Practice Management As far back as I can remember, the dental industry has classified patients into two different categories, ACTIVE and INACTIVE. The industry standard categorizes these by how long it has been since a patient has been in your office. Active Patients come in at least every 18 months, and in “transient” population areas (with seasonal workers or “snowbirds”) every 12 months. So for most practices, if a patient has not been seen in your office in the past year and a half, they are considered inactive! That does just not sit

The Happy Side Effect of High Level Care

The Happy Side Effect of High Level Care

By Rachel Wall, RDH, BS There’s a happy side effect that occurs 90% of the time when you and your team are committed to delivering high-level care to your patients — thriving hygiene department.  What are the side effects? Profitability It seems simplistic and cliché, but it’s true.  Quality equals quantity.  The higher the level of care you deliver, the more productive you will be.  Not to mention the larger effect of healthier patients and a happier team. If we take a look at hygiene specifically, there is an industry standard that for a hygiene department to be





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Should Specialists Market With Social Media?

Should Specialists Market With Social Media?

    By Rita Zamora, BDS with Eric Barnes, DDS & Emmanuel Ngoh, DDS - I spoke with a specialist recently who told me social media didn’t really matter to him. The specialist said that long term …

Bring Your Practice to Life With Instagram

Bring Your Practice to Life With Instagram

By Rita Zamora, BDS, and Larry Dougherty, DDS ~  One of the things I love most about social media is the opportunity to meet new people. While that might sound cliché, social media is exactly how I’ve met and grown …

Evidence Based Dental Marketing – Part 3

Evidence Based Dental Marketing – Part 3

By Mark Dilatush & Howie Horrocks -  If you are reading Part 3 without the background of Parts 1 and 2, or if it’s been a while since you read the preludes to this article, you may end up somewhere between …