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  • Julie Schmitt

    When was the last time you looked around and took note of the lobby or interior of a dental office? Anxious and fearful dental patients comprise approximately 80% of Americans according to the American Association of Endodontists. So, doesn’t it make sense that a warm and inviting décor creates a big difference in the patient’s comfort level?...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    We all know that a dog is man's best friend, but this Wisconsin dentist brings her 'best friend' to work with her to help calm patients. Bailey, a 65-pound goldendoodle, acts as Dr. Tammy Boudry’s ‘assistant’ while he sits with uptight children (or adults) who are having dental work done. “It’s usually a mom who requests Bailey as a way to help...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Bring your practice into the limelight by giving patients what they want – flexibility and convenience – while maximizing your productivity. Patients don’t always want to call your office during business hours to schedule an appointment. They want to get it done when it’s convenient for them, whether that’s at 10:00 at night or on a Sunday...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Dental Product Shopper talked with one of the “green” dentists seeking certification by the Eco Dentistry Association, Dr. Benjamin Farrow, from Monroe Street Family Dental in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Farrow’s practice is set up to use environmentally friendly methods and materials wherever possible, while minimizing waste and energy. In fact,...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Dental Product Shopper recently spoke with Tim Rogan, Vice President of Marketing, Merchandise at Patterson Dental about the problem of gray market and black market products within dentistry. He offers some real insight and useful tips. DPS: What’s the difference between a gray market and a black market product? Which is most prevalent within...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Believe it or not, my kids have always loved going to the dentist. I suspect it has something to do with the fabulous prize they get to choose at the end of the appointment. Before her last dentist appointment, my daughter actually told me “I can’t wait to go to the dentist!” I had to feel her forehead to make sure she wasn’t running a fever. ...

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