The profession of dentistry is experiencing an unprecedented period of change, driven by emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionize the delivery of care. Henry Schein Horizons is dedicated to exploring the latest topics, trends, and technologies shaping the future of oral health and the practice of dentistry.
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As dental professionals increasingly invest in 3D cone beam technology, the ability to quickly review the scans for normalcy or pathology is more important than ever. To feel confident about what you are seeing (or missing), check out this video with Dr. Heidi Kohltfarber, a leading oral maxillofacial radiologist, as she presents the basics of reviewing 3D images chairside and determining when to treat, refer, or consult for more comprehensive patient care.
Click here to watch Dr. Kohltfarber. (30 minutes)
You're thinking of adding 3D printing to your practice, but you don't know where to start. Let Dr. Sully Sullivan show you the way. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Sullivan reviews the most common 3D printing applications, how to optimize your workflow, and how 3D translates into a healthier bottom line.
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Hear from Bennett Napier, M.S, CAE, and Chief Staff Executive of the National Association of Dental Laboratories, for NADL's projections about the future of 3D printing in dentistry and more technology insights, in an exclusive conversation with Henry Schein's Andrew Kissin.
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Molecular diagnostics, additive printing, robotics, customized medicine—these are just some of the exciting advances in endodontics we can expect in the years ahead, says leading endodontic thought-leader Dr. Allen Ali Nasseh.
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How does the American Rescue Plan help your practice? Watch this video from renowned dental employment attorney Ali Oromchian, who dives deep into everything you need to know about FFCRA extension updates, tax credits, small business relief, and more, courtesy of the new Henry Schein Dental Business Institute On Demand.
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You've made it through 2020, but 2021 is no walk in the park. The pandemic persists, and the heightened attention paid last year to all things financial remains in place this year. So what should a financially responsible dental practice do? Our partners at U.S. Bank, one of the leading lenders to the dental profession, have provided this handy checklist to help you develop a comprehensive financial approach to 2021.
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Start the year with a Henry Schein Financial Services webinar at 8 pm ET tonight featuring dental practice financial expert Bob Gray. A member of the Academy of Dental CPAs, the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants, and a Henry Schein Dental Business Institute faculty member, Bob will provide insight into the stimulus payments emerging from the new COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill as well as the second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Click here to register for Bob's live webinar and replay (1-hour)
Achieving a high standard of care with implants requires excellence in three key categories: Efficient, predictable placements; faster and fewer visits; and effective healing. Henry Schein's BioHorizons team provides their perspective about three key technologies necessary to deliver the care that implant patients expects.
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No needles, no drill, no noise, no complaints. Hear from Dr. Usa Bunnag in this video about the cutting-edge advantages of employing an all-tissue laser for the benefit of her practice and patients.
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Check out new design approaches for pediatric and orthodontic practices that offer broader lessons to all dental practices committed to a patient-centered experience. By applying a patient-centric design approach, you can create engaging spaces for all to enjoy and streamline workflows, according to Jennifer Rhode and Robyn Connors from the Henry Schein Integrated Design Studio and Henry Schein Dental Equipment Specialist Ben Oliver.
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Pediatric dentist Dr. Tyler Hanks provides a behind-the-scenes look at Happy Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, his newly opened practice in Salt Lake City. Watch how Dr. Hanks centered his office design on the patient experience, with a particular emphasis on creating a happy start for every patient visit.
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When Dr. Robert D. Wood II decided to launch a practice in his new home city of Columbus, he combined his passion for promoting preventive health care with his interest in fine art.
Watch this video to see how Dr. Wood built his 4th Street Dental Studio to blend art with the artistry of dentistry. (11.5 minutes)
When Brandon Complete Dental Care (Brandon, FL) built a new practice, the team moved from windowless operatories to big windows and bright sunshine. It was one of many improvements 10 years in the making by the father and son duo of Drs. Richard Assing and Brenton Assing.
Watch this video to see how Brandon Complete Dental Care modernized and digitized their practice for the benefit of the staff and their patients. (4.5 minutes)
Watch this 4.5-minute video of the practice's grand opening in Valley City, ND, to see how Drs. Caron Berg and Tessa Lagein created a modern setting that includes a dedicated meeting space for local community organizations. Curious about how others are using design to advance the practice?
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Since COVID-19 shuttered dental practices in early 2020, dentists have reopened with new protocols and equipment to improve safety and better protect the health of staff and patients. Take a quick look at a reimagined office focused on infection control with Jennifer Rhode, Manager of Design for Henry Schein's Integrated Design Studio, who shares her insights on what a dentist may consider when designing a dental practice for today.
Click here for Jennifer's thoughts on office design (5-minute video)
Thinking about introducing clear aligners into your practice? Watch this 1-minute video of Dr. Mario Chorak discussing his success treating patients with Reveal® Clear Aligners from Henry Schein Orthodontics. And because patients really care about clarity, check out Broadway actor Kyle Selig asking visitors to New York City's Times Square which aligners they would choose.
Looking to simplify complex orthodontic cases with a "minimum-touch" approach that can deliver more predictable and reliable results—and shorter treatment times? Check out the following video—"Comprehensive Treatments with Minimum-Touch Technologies and Appliances: A Clinical and Radiographic Perspective"—featuring Dr. Francisco Eraso, a certified orthodontist and oral & maxillofacial radiologist who demonstrates how to standardize and simplify complex cases using a minimum-touch approach.
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Looking to add new patients? Hoping to turn patients into advocates? Need to enhance patient safety? Check out the video highlights from Henry Schein One's Patient Marketing for Profitability Virtual Event, featuring guest speakers Doug Sligting, Founder and CEO, Ascent Practice Growth Strategies; Dayna Johnson, Founder and CEO, Novonee; and Dr. Anissa Holmes, Founder and CEO, Delivering WOW.
Click here to access the highlights of the event (8 minutes)
Ever wonder where your deliveries come from? Here's a two-minute peak inside our Indianapolis distribution center—one of six DCs serving our customers in the United States—brought to you by NBC-affiliate WTHR.
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Digital technology is racing ahead, raising questions about the role of practitioners in a world of artificial intelligence, 3D, and other technological advances. Drs. Jonathan Levine and Naif Sinada discuss how the human connection between patient and practitioners will always remain paramount and how digital technology actually serves to deepen that connection.
Click here for a 30-second excerpt of Dr. Sinada as well as the full 20-minute conversation between these two leading prosthodontists.
As the dental industry embraces the latest digital tools, Milos Markovic, CDT, and Director of CAD/CAM at Aurora Digital Technology Center, shares his insight about the future of dental technology from the perspective of one of the nation's fastest-growing dental laboratory outsourcing and technology centers.
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Here's a glimpse of the future from Prof. Dr. Irena Sailer, a prosthodontist with the Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry and the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Sailer was among a group of global dental leaders who recently presented at Dentology 2021, Henry Schein's two-day immersive online experience that gathered technology innovators to discuss the future of digital dentistry and more.
Click here to see Dr. Sailer's full keynote speech and more from Dentology 2021.
Curious about the role artificial intelligence might play in your practice today and in the future? Henry Schein's Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Bruce Lieberthal helps sort out science fiction from fact in this short presentation, providing insights on how AI can contribute to dental practice efficiency and success.
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In celebration of Women's History Month, let's hear from pioneering dental educator Dr. Linda Niessen, Founding Dean of the Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, in an exclusive conversation with Henry Schein's Steve Kess.
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Chief Consulting Officer, eAssist Dental Solutions
"My clients are finding creative ways to recruit team members since the onset of the pandemic. 1: Write a creative ad. Don't write the 'wanted Dead or Alive' help wanted ad. If you want to recruit a rock star team member, write the ad in this manner. 2: Hire for attitude and train for skill. Unless the team member needs a license to perform their job, hire for personality."
President, Compliance Training Partners
"One thing that is consistent with all of our clients across the United States is the difficulty they are presently having recruiting staff. We have had several doctors tell us that they have decided to drop participation in several of their low-reimbursing PPO plans because they do not have adequate numbers of staff. To their delight, the bottom line has improved as they focus on patients with insurance that does not create large write-offs! Other clients have shown creativity by developing in-office training programs for dental assistants, allowing them to hire quality individuals who may not have any dental experience, creating a larger pool of potential applicants."
Partner, Gray Pilgrim and Associates, LLC
"Throw Money At It—That's How You Solve The Problem!! Many clients say that they are struggling to recruit team members and have had to offer much more money to new hires. But money is not the only factor a new hire will consider when job shopping. Be creative with benefits like gifts! The tax-free value is limited to $1,600 for all awards to one employee in a year. Gifts awarded for length of service are not taxable, so long as they are not cash or gift cards. Create a practice where staff members actually want to come to work!!"
Founder, Aligned Advisors
"Many dental offices are looking outside of dental for hiring. Look for people with great people skills who may not have as much dental experience but are personable and trainable. It's easier to train the dental skills. Consider promoting from within. If you're having a hard time finding assistants, perhaps a front office employee can move to the back. Incentivize your staff for referring potential hires. Have your Hygienists join a HYG Facebook group and look for Hygienists there. Reach out to past employees who you would hire again and see if they're available. Always be looking for top talent."
Dental & Medical Counsel, PC, HR for Health
"The first step to successful hiring is the job posting. It's important you have strong job descriptions as your foundation, outlining your expectations clearly. The job posting is a great place to include information regarding your mission and values. What makes your practice unique? Why should a candidate work there? With how competitive the market is, now is a great time to re-evaluate your wage and benefit offerings. Are your competitors offering more than you? Are you losing quality employees to other practices that are offering more? Check out the tools you need to be successful in our Hiring Toolkit."
Owner & Chief Communications Officer, Jameson Consulting
"At Jameson, we live by the mantra 'hire slow and hire right.' This remains our mantra for our clients, even in times of limited team and limited recruiting options. Cross-training, communication and adaptability with your team is imperative. When your entire team understands the overall systems of the practice, you can adapt to maximize your day. Regardless of the urgency, once a great candidate is found, onboarding and training MUST be prioritized. If you want to find yourself back on track quickly, taking the time to intentionally set new employees up for success through training is an important investment of time."
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