Dental Office Technology Tips
In our blog last week, “Is Your Dental Office Keeping Up with the Times?” we shared quotes from Gordon Christiansen DDS, the father of dentistry, in a two-day dental conference in Vegas.
As promised, we are providing more tidbits that made my staff and I feel we are definitely keeping up with dental office technology. In future columns, I will cover each topic in greater detail.
- “To avoid an extremely painful complication following the removal of a tooth called Dry Socket, place Collaplug (made from bovine tendon) into the extraction site, and suture over it with an “X”-pattern of dissolving sutures.”
- “For bad breath, use doctor prescribed Tooth and Gum Tonic from the Dental Herb Company, plus a tongue scraper.”
- “To prevent decay on patients who have had: chemo or radiation, dry mouth from medications, drink lots of Coke, have taken narcotics, smoke, haves GERD, bulimia, eat sweets, use inhalers for respiratory disease, use meth or heroin or have dental work on most of their teeth, make custom fluoride trays to use for five minutes every day with Prevident 5000.”
- “Never use black silk sutures; they trap bacteria like a sponge in the Ganges; use Redisorb; which will dissolve in two to three weeks.
- “Almost all migraine headache sufferers can be treated with strategically placed Botox shots given by the dentist and the fabrication of an oral appliance to where at night to stop clenching and grinding.”
Are you ready for part III about dental office technology tips next week?! See you then…
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices Implant, Cosmetic and General Dentistry with an emphasis on implants, porcelain veneers, and complex crown and bridge treatment. He is on staff at JFK Medical Center and is a Faculty Advisory Board member at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry. He completed his residency at Manhattan’s Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital.