Archive | February, 2014

CAD/CAM Technology…A New Look at the Bottom Line!

By Charles Rodgers, DDS – Vice President of Clinicians for Pacific Dental Services® In this article Dr. Rodgers directly compares two similar dental offices’ use of CEREC by Sirona CAD/CAM technology, and the resulting financials. Quoting from the article: • Both offices opened around the same time. Office 1 opened September of 2002. Office 2 […]

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Conservative Preparation Guidelines for CAD/CAM Restorations

By Dhaval Patel, DDS – PDS®-supported owner dentist at Pleasant Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics in Roseville, CA     Abstract: The advent of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology has enabled clinicians to perform conservative dentistry more predictably. Rapid improvements in technology have spawned several computerized devices that can fabricate ceramic restorations within a matter of […]

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Q&A with Lisa Bradley – Operations Manager at PDS®-supported Rancho Dental Group and Orthodontics

I recently spent some time with an incredible Pacific Dental Services® team member, Lisa Bradley. Lisa is the operations manager at PDS-supported Rancho Dental Group and Orthodontics in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. She has been in the dentistry field for almost 25 years, over six of which have been spent with PDS. Read on below […]

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Office Visit: PDS®-supported Owner Dentist Dr. Miran Ho at Mesa Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics

In this article, Chelsea Knorr interviews PDS-supported owner dentist Dr. Miran Ho of Mesa Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics. Quoting from the piece: Dr. Miran Ho had a humble childhood. At the age of 12, she started to pursue her dream of getting an education. The now-practicing dentist first received her degree in civil and environmental […]

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Five Lessons Learned After Graduation

By Christopher Mazzola, DDS – PDS®-supported Owner Dentist at The Springs Modern Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO This article is written to the recent dental school graduate, and features 5 significant lessons that one clinician learned as an associate dentist and dental practice owner.  Dr. Mazzola’s five lessons are: Evolution, not Revolution; Patient Acceptance vs. Case Acceptance; Creating Financial […]

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Digital vs. analog restorations-what is the true cost of failure?

By Charles Rodgers, DDS – Vice President of Clinicians for Pacific Dental Services®     This article focuses on doing what is best for a patient’s restoration: composite or amalgams? Digital vs. analog? The author asks the question, “Should the patient’s ability to pay affect the recommended treatments?” Dr. Rodgers writes that: To positively impact […]

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Porcelain Onlays and CEREC® CAD/CAM

Technology removes the barriers to indirect restorations By Rami G. Dimitri, DDS, FAGD, FICOI – PDS®-supported Owner Dentist     This article highlights how the use of technology can help remove the barriers to indirect restorations. PDS-supported owner dentist Dr. Rami Dimitri discusses the benefits of porcelain onlays and the barriers of use for practitioners. States […]

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