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The Road to Mastery – Your Hands and Your Head are Not Enough

by Dr. Scott Cairns – PDS®-supported owner dentist at Fountain Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics in Fountain, CO In his book, “A Philosophy of the Practice of Dentistry”, by L.D. Pankey and William J. Davis, Dr. Pankey describes a ladder or hierarchy of dentistry and the road to mastery. As is true in any endeavor created by […]

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Meet PDS®-Supported Owner Dentist Dr. Lance Rygg

The latest entry in our continuing series introducing you to some of the best and brightest PDS®-supported clinicians Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with a true legend in dentistry, Dr. Lance Rygg. Dr. Rygg is a Pacific Dental Services®-supported multiple-office owner dentist, currently working at PDS-supported Mission Valley Dentists in San Diego, CA. […]

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Root Canal Awareness Week 2014

Changing the negative perception of root canal therapy into something positive with the Perfect Patient Experience® By Hamid Abedi DDS, MS 93 percent of general dentists agree that endodontists are important partners in delivering quality dental care. Within a PDS®-supported office, endodontists have the opportunity to partner with general dentists to take care of patients […]

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Get to Know a PDS®-Supported Dentist – Q&A with Dr. Frederick Lee

The latest entry in our continuing series introducing you to some of the best and brightest PDS®-supported clinicians Dr. Frederick Lee recently agree to be interviewed for our question and answer series, shedding light on what it’s like to be a PDS-supported owner dentist. Dr. Lee is an accomplished clinician and writer, recently having an […]

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Digital Impressions with Sirona’s CEREC® Omnicam

Reducing costs and increasing patient satisfaction By Frederick Lee, DMD – PDS®-supported owner dentist at Hemet Dental Group and Orthodontics in Hemet, CA Dr. Frederick Lee is an early adopter of modern technology in the dental office setting. In this article, Dr. Lee discusses the new CEREC Omnicam, which shoots video instead of just taking still capture images. This […]

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Digital Dentistry Has Arrived!

By Katie McCann, DDS – PDS®-supported multi-office owner dentist Dr. McCann details the difference that CEREC® by Sirona CAD/CAM technology can make in the dental office setting. Dr. McCann has been able to positively change the lives of her patients thanks to digital dentistry. Quoting from the article: With CAD/CAM, I can complete a quick mockup of […]

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Dental Assistant’s Recognition Week 2014

Every year, we take a week to recognize the amazing work done by all the talented dental assistants (DAs) working at PDS®-supported dental offices. From March 2-8, 2014, we would like to bring awareness to the pivotal role that DAs play at PDS-supported offices. Pacific Dental Services® prides itself on finding and cultivating the best […]

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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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