Category Archives: Dental Product Reviews

Closing a Diastema – With Bioclear Matrices

Just a quick and dirty case presentation. A new patient came to me last week for a consultation about “bonding” a space between her teeth. She had been to a another dentist who had closed the space with “bonding.”  It … Continue reading

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NPI’s Concierge Online Appointments – A Review

One of the factors that lit the fire under me to update my old website with New Patients Inc was so that I could add some advanced features.  One of them was online scheduling for patients.  This is a concept … Continue reading

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My New Website Design by New Patients Inc – A Review

This article is a bit long.  However, I urge you to read it.  Today, your website represents your practice to the world.  Accordingly, the decision to have a website and choosing the right marketing firm to help you create it … Continue reading

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Habit #7 of Highly Effective Dentists: Sharpen Your Explorer!

In Stephen Covey’s seminal book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” the seventh habit is described as “Sharpen the Saw.”  In the book, “sharpen the saw” is a metaphor for self-improvement.  In the case of your professional development, and … Continue reading

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I Never Use Retraction Cord

Except when I do… I rarely use retraction cord for crown preps, as I try to keep my margins equigingival or supragingival.  If I need retraction, I’ll usually reach for my Picasso Lite diode laser first.  Or, I may use … Continue reading

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New PMS! No… Not That Kind!

We all have a long “to do” list, both at home and the office.  One item that’s been on my list at the office has been to upgrade the computer and Practice Management Software (PMS). I’ve delayed doing it for … Continue reading

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Tokuyama Sofreliner Tough – Product Review

A while back, I posted a review of Tokuyama’s chairside hard reline material.  I was very impressed with the material.  Tokuyama thanked me by sending me a sample of their soft reline material.  And, until last week, it sat in … Continue reading

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Great Customer Service Is Alive and Well in the Dental Industry

I just wanted to post a quick note about two companies I recently contacted for help with their dental products. Designs for Vision The temple piece on my 3.5x surgical telescopes broke at the hinge.  There is an optical place … Continue reading

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Optragate – So Many Uses

I’ve written about the Optragate before:  Optragate for Full Arch Prep & Impression The Optragate (by Ivoclar) is a nifty disposable item that effectively retracts lips and cheeks exposing both dental arches for easy access. I use it mostly when … Continue reading

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