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Digital ecosystem: The future is not in five years, the future is now

February 5, 2020

At a time when venerable institutions in numerous countries, such as the UK’s National Health Service, are already setting up their own digital ecosystems and when not only companies but also private households are increasingly becoming almost paperless, it is certainly not too early to take an interest in the digitisation of our own dental practices. Many practices are already equipped with digital devices that replace or complete some steps of the traditional dental procedure in the daily practice. However, what I would like to highlight in this article is the potential that those clinicians who are willing to fully engage in the digitisation of their practices and to create their own digital ecosystems can realise.

Scan perfectly with CEREC Primescan and gain time for what is really important: your patients

July 24, 2019

At a practice in which digital technologies have been prioritised right from the start, new devices are a real pleasure rather than a duty. That’s why Dr Bernhild-Elke Stamnitz, from Langen in Germany, was delighted to be one of the first dentists to be able to use CEREC Prime scan, the new intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona, for her daily work. As a CEREC coach, she is very familiar with digital impressioning, but she is convinced from her first experiences with the device that CEREC Primescan represents a great advance in quality.

Successful communication in your daily practice

January 30, 2019

My dear readers, be cordially welcomed again to the series “Successful communication in your daily practice”. I am Dr Anna Maria Yiannikos, and I am in the happy position to present you the 4th part of this series filled with helpful communication protocols. This series includes the most popular and challenging scenarios that might occur at your dental practice, and how you can deal with them so that your patients always leave your practice feeling: “My dentist is THE BEST!”

Digitising your implant practice

May 3, 2018

Undoubtedly, digital dentistry is the current topic. Over the last five years, the entire digital workflow has progressed in leaps and bounds. There are so many different digital applications that it is sometimes difficult to keep up with all the advances. Many dentists are excited about the advantages of new technologies, but there are an equal number who doubt that the improved clinical workflow justifies the expense.

Successful communication in your daily practice Part I: Grumbling patients

February 14, 2018

Imagine getting to your clinic every day and feeling confident that whatever happens to you, you will be able to resolve it. Resolve a problem easily—in a way that not only you will feel happy with yourself but also your patients and staff will stay loyal to you, because they will also be happy with the service and solutions you provide them!

Facebook & Co.: Could 2018 be the death of digital advertising?

January 4, 2018

In an article by business author Jaron Lanier in the Jan/Feb 2018 edition of Wired UK magazine, he reminds us that Facebook and Google now account for 75 per cent of online advertising spend, globally. In the same article, there is also a fascinating quote about the current problems with the Internet.

Creating a five-star dental practice

May 22, 2017

Dentists are not only health care professionals but also health care professional service providers. The word "service" is important to remember because it changes our perspective to focus on the needs of our patients as we treat them. Our education at dental school teaches us to take care of our patients' oral health needs; however, patients have other physical and psychological needs too that we cannot overlook.

Eleven tips for success in your dental clinic Part II: CAPS & CLIMB

February 15, 2017

Today, I will share with you the knowledge I have gained within the past 25 years of managing and evolving my clinic so you can always be one step ahead and avoid mistakes I have made in the past. The third very important tip that I am going to share with you today in order to be and remain successful at your clinics is how to regain your power.


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