lighting

Point Counter Point: Lighting

Headlamps or track lighting - that's what we're talking about today. We all have our own preferences, and there are noted pros and cons to every option. We've taken a pro-headlamp message board and paired it up with an article on track-lighting benefits. Read both and jump back on the message boards of Dentaltown.com to tell everyone which camp you're in... Learn More

You Can't Use What You Can't Reach

A problem has emerged in our profession over the past two decades. Increasing complexity has resulted in the breakdown of the dental treatment environment. Advances in technology, and with it the range of products needed to provide services, have led to sprawl in operatory setups and equipment deployment (Fig. 1)... Learn More

The Master of Efficiency

What is your practice philosophy?

Ahearn: I taught prosthetics, so I came from an elitist world. You know, "we know how to do incredible things for you." Those are my roots, but more and more I have come to be the servant. The more I become a servant of the practice of my staff and my patients... Learn More

The 8 Keys To Selecting Great Seating For Long-Term Health

The fully seated dental operating position combined with the air turbine handpiece ushered in what has been known as the golden age of dentistry. This increase in capacity, along with the baby boom, launched a rise in dental incomes and formed the foundation for success of the dental profession as we know it. For today's health conscious practitioners... Learn More

Dental Economics

A problem has emerged in our profession over the past two decades. Increasing complexity has resulted in the breakdown of the dental treatment environment. Advances in technology, and with it the range of products needed to provide services, have led to sprawl in operatory setups and equipment deployment (see Fig. 1). Increasing procedural complexity... Learn More

Equipping a No Compromise Practice for Less

Time and time again we hear from practitioners that tell us that they would love the ultimate high tech practice but that they just can't afford to make it happen.

Quite simply - that isn't so.

When we meet a practitioner that perceives this difficulty, we generally uncover one or more of the following problems... Learn More

Is It Time to Consider Electric Handpieces?

This probably qualifies me as an old timer, but when I was a dental student at the University of Michigan way back in the late 70's, I was honored to be chosen as one of the first guinea pigs to test a radical new low speed handpiece - it was air powered... Learn More

Lighting, Sound & Spaciousness - Creating A Staff & Patient Friendly Operatory Environment

In dental office design, perhaps no area is more poorly understood as dental office lighting and its related elements, sound control and spatial sensation. As a result of errors in lighting design, many dental practices suffer from inadequate lighting, which results in eye strain... Learn More