Recently, I was asked by Six Month Smiles to try PreVu cosmetic simulation software in my practice. The company – PreVu Software in Ft. Lauderdale, FL –was filming a new corporate video in my area the following week and searching for a provider to offer real-life feedback. Being a Six Month Smiles mentor and open to evaluating tools that could potentially increase case acceptance, I said “Yes.” However, up until that point, I had no interest in using dental treatment simulations in my practice.
Topics: Dental Practice Tips
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Getting new prophy patients in your office is good, but acquiring a steady stream of high-value cases is even better for dental practices looking for a boost in their bottom line. To earn these high-value patients, “marketing experts” typically say that you need to spend large amounts of money on their particular solution. These “experts” highlight their unique ability to identify these clients, drive them to your practice and ultimately turn your practice into the highest-grossing practice in the history of dentistry: “Just sign here, pay up-front for the first year, and watch the clients flock to your practice”.
If we hear one more person say “smile, it’s a beautiful day!”, we’re just going to explode. How can they be so happy? And what’s a smile got to do with it? If this is part of that “positive thinking” stuff that’s going around, we just don’t get it. On the other hand, what if they’re right? What if a smile can change your attitude, well being and mental health? Does the whole world really smile back? Not only does the world smile back, but the smile on your face changes everything, beginning with your mental and physical health.
Summer, and particularly the 4th of July, is filled with fun, family, friends, and barbecue. The 4th of July is a time when most Americans light fireworks and fire up the grill for a delicious way to celebrate our independence. Like many people with braces, you may wonder what the best foods are for you to enjoy and if there are any foods that you should avoid. But don't worry, you won't need to skip out on all the fun and food.
If you're like most people, the first thing you notice about someone is their smile. There's nothing like a bright, friendly smile to catch the eye. Of course, a beautiful smile isn't something that happens accidentally. Taking care of your teeth and gums is the key to maintaining your fresh, white smile.
It is important not to underestimate the power of a healthy, beautiful smile. When you take good care of your teeth, this can provide you with a wide array of benefits such as improving your self-esteem and your overall health. This is why many people see spending money on their teeth as a wise investment in themselves. Here are a few of the ways in which investing in your teeth can prove to be a good long-term investment.
Topics: For Patients
For many people, creating an online dating profile is something they enjoy. Many people love being able to look for love from the comfort of their own home. The first thing people notice on a dating profile is the photo. Men and women of different ages love snapping photos of themselves that they will post online.
A majority of the photos that we see on dating profiles or social media websites are selfies. Many people will spend up to ten minutes (or way more!) trying to capture the perfect photo before the picture is actually posted. Preparing for a selfie involves a variety of things, including making sure your hair looks nice, finding the perfect location, and of course, making sure you have the perfect smile.
Oral appliance therapy, a practice focused on the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, is a growing dental specialty that is quickly becoming widely accepted as an effective treatment option for patients, particularly those who cannot - or will not - tolerate a CPAP machine. Dental professionals around the country have adopted dental sleep medicine into their practices as a way of addressing a need for their patients, as well as expanding their revenue generating potential.
If you’re already a Six Month Smiles provider, oral appliance therapy is a perfect complement to enhance your services. Consider these five reasons for incorporating it into your practice:
You’re excited! You have a new revenue stream with your Six Month Smile offering. But...you are not getting any new cases. Fear not. Continue reading and you’ll be on your way to securing more short term ortho cases.