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BLOGS & PODCASTS

As the world of endodontics changes and progresses, here are some links to information that might be useful to growing your practice or simply keeping up with the latest in our industry. I have also written blogs that might be useful to you.

A PLACE TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS

Like you, I’m always learning and researching in order to expand my mind and my business.  In these blogs, I share my philosophy and perspectives with you – ideas that may inspire you as they have me.  Please check back to see new subjects.

IS YOUR ENDODONTIC PRACTICE IN A RUT?

Connecting with as many Endos as I do, I’ve observed that so many have lost the passion for their profession. They often come to me looking for a magic answer to being as excited as when they started practicing.   I don’t have a magic answer but I do have a few thoughts to

Does efficiency just mean working harder?

It’s been my experience, when observing anyone who is particularly efficient at anything, that there is a certain grace, confidence and trust of others involved.  Every chef has a sous chef to prep the ingredients so the process of preparing even a complex dinner goes smoothly.  Everyone knows their role in that kitchen –

A PLACE TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS

Like you, I’m always learning and researching in order to expand my mind and my business.  In these blogs, I share my philosophy and perspectives with you – ideas that may inspire you as they have me.  Please check back to see new subjects.

IS YOUR ENDODONTIC PRACTICE IN A RUT?

Connecting with as many Endos as I do, I’ve observed that so many have lost the passion for their profession. They often come to me looking for a magic answer to being as excited as when they started practicing.   I don’t have a magic answer but I do have a few thoughts to

Does efficiency just mean working harder?

It’s been my experience, when observing anyone who is particularly efficient at anything, that there is a certain grace, confidence and trust of others involved.  Every chef has a sous chef to prep the ingredients so the process of preparing even a complex dinner goes smoothly.  Everyone knows their role in that kitchen –

Are you expecting your work to satisfy too many of your needs?

There are those who spend their careers so engaged in their work that it defines their very essence Retired Endodontist, Dr. Robert Fleisher is a wonderful writer who says about retirement “your mind and soul must be ready.” What I say is that the mind and soul needs tending to for all your years. Living

TOOTH NUMBING AS AN ARTFORM – An Interview with Kat Levien

Kat is a dental hygienist who is a specialist in root canal anesthesia at North Sound Root Canal Specialists.  We sat down with her to better understand her unique and very successful methods. Q: Why did you decide to become a specialist in numbing patients for root canals. A: For root canals, it is

Are you expecting your work to satisfy too many of your needs?

There are those who spend their careers so engaged in their work that it defines their very essence Retired Endodontist, Dr. Robert Fleisher is a wonderful writer who says about retirement “your mind and soul must be ready.” What I say is that the mind and soul needs tending to for all your years. Living

TOOTH NUMBING AS AN ARTFORM – An Interview with Kat Levien

Kat is a dental hygienist who is a specialist in root canal anesthesia at North Sound Root Canal Specialists.  We sat down with her to better understand her unique and very successful methods. Q: Why did you decide to become a specialist in numbing patients for root canals. A: For root canals, it is

DON’T MARKET YOUR ENDO PRACTICE. BUILD AWARENESS AND REPUTATION

By Joan Fodor, Medical Marketing Strategist If the word “marketing” makes you squirm a little, there’s good reason.  You are a healer, “a tooth saver,” not a salesman.  And yet, without building awareness in your community, you most likely will not have a vibrant, successful practice. Traditional forms of advertising do not pertain to

FEELING ‘STUCK’ IN THE STATUS QUO? How I learned to accept change and love life

When I googled, ‘how to accept change,’ I got 5,890,000,000 links. Obviously, there’s an epidemic out there of people yearning for change yet scared they’ll make a mistake or shake things up too much.  Often, they’re waiting for some magic to happen to uplift them. So, do I have something new to add to

MAKE HAPPINESS YOUR BUSINESS MODEL

What if, instead of setting a projected income level as your objective, you instead, made feeling fulfilled, abundant and joyful the goal? That goes for everyone’s happiness – your patients, staff and YOU. I’ll understand if you’re rolling your eyes right now but please stick with me a few more minutes. Increasing evidence from

HOW EFFICIENT IS YOUR SCHEDULING SYSTEM? Here are my “Top 7 Scheduling Tips”

A TED talk I heard recently that was given by an ER physician made a point that pertains to every endodontist’s office too.  “Everybody has to be ready for whatever comes through the door.”  But how can we accommodate emergencies efficiently without causing stress, confusion and unproductive hours in the day? Once I tamed

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If you want to spend less time in the office and
increase your revenue, let’s talk.

My Endo2Endo Coaching Program addresses the key aspects of your practice: clinical efficiency and scheduling — elements that could be keeping you from having the practice you imagined when you first opened your doors. A few simple shifts can help improve the way your office runs, while allowing more free time for the activities you love.

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What’s the difference between a general dentist and an endodontist?

General dentists are essential practitioners who keep teeth healthy by performing a wide variety of treatments from fillings to crowns to extractions, bridges, cleanings and much more. In the field of dentistry, there are several specialists including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic services, periodontics, teeth restoration, oral-maxillofacial surgery and much more.

ENDODONTISTS ARE SPECIALISTS IN SAVING TEETH.

Just like a specialized doctor in any other field (heart specialists, oncologists, pediatricians, etc.), endodontists are specialists at diagnosing tooth pain and root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment.

ENDODONTISTS MUST COMPLETE MORE TRAINING. Along with two to three years of advanced training beyond dental school, endodontists must have incredible precision and hand-eye coordination, making them highly skilled at performing complex treatments.

ENDODONTISTS DO AN AVERAGE OF 25 ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS A WEEK, WHILE GENERAL DENTISTS TYPICALLY DO 2. Endodontists are skilled specialists in finding the cause of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnosis.

ENDODONTISTS ARE EXPERTS IN PAIN MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENTS THAT ARE LESS INVASIVE. They use specialized techniques to ensure comfort during their treatments AND they are adept at minimizing tooth pain after their root canal procedure when the pulp infection or inflammation heals.

ENDODONTISTS USE CUTTING-EDGE SPECIALTY TECHNOLOGIES. Endodontists use the most advanced materials and equipment designed specifically to treat tooth pain, perform root canal treatment and make the experience more comfortable and successful. Some examples of technology: Digital radiographs and 3-D imaging allow endodontists to take detailed pictures of tiny tooth anatomy to better see the root canals and any related infections. Endodontists use dental operating microscopes to better see inside the root canals to thoroughly treat them.

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