Category Archives: Dental Product Reviews

Designs for Vision Micro EF 4.5x – A Gear Review

I needed more (optical) power, Scotty! I recently wrote a review about my new Designs for Vision headlight (my old one broke after over 10 years of service).  But, since I was on a roll, I decided to upgrade my … Continue reading

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See the Light – Be a Better Dentist!

Designs for Vision LED DayLite HDi Review I have previously written about the value of using magnification and a headlight.  It’s a good time to revisit the idea, as I had to recently replace my headlight. I’ve been using my … Continue reading

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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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