Here’s a big thank you to the rest of the dental blogosphere. You are loved for different reasons, and so those ways are quantified, contemplated, driveled about, or possibly even mocked in this section.
And for everyone else who simply like to read blogs, I think you’ll find a few new ones here that are worth your time. The key below can help you find your favorites.
Clicking on the name of each blog will let you open up that website in a new window.
Dr. Mike Barr is a multi-faceted dentist in Boynton Beach, FL who has been digitally honing his writing skills on colleagues’ backtalk for many years. His ability to get you to feel like you know him personally has translated nicely to this latest project. Mike also loves racing cars, helping dentists with their internet marketing, making you smile, and sharp pointy things.
Here’s a dentist who puts the mouth-body connection first and foremost in his educational style. While Dr. Mark Burhenne’s blog is geared primarily towards the public, you’ll find his entries explore topics with answers that are outside of the boring mainstream.
What’s best about this blog, sponsored by the AGD, is that it offers slice-of-life viewpoints from its many contributing dentists. While the original three dentists are greatly missed in the sense of being able to “keep up” with them, the new format is a well-passed torch.
This blog, sponsored by Lanmark360 (formerly The Lanmark Group) and hosted by its managing partner, Michael McCarthy, offers a fresh tone, Guest Geek articles, and highlights the fun that can be found in dentistry. If you like DentalBuzz you’ll probably like The Dental Geek.
A dental patient care coordinator, Nomi is well-known for her Facebook page, “The Dental Office,” where she posts XtraNormal videos about the perils and passions of dentistry. Favorite challenge she’s put out there so far? If you share the dysfunctions in your office with her, she’ll anonymously publish your blowing-off-steam session.
Dr. McPherson is not only a dentist, but a guest contributor to DentalBuzz as well. He’s got many patient-centric articles about everything from Snap On Smiles to gum chewing, so hopefully you’ll find a little tidbit of new information that you haven’t seen elsewhere.
Dr. Lorne Lavine is a retired periodontist who helps dentists improve their practices through better technology. It’s always a fun to guess what topic he’s covering that day because the titles usually only offer a vague quip of a clue. (“Hot and Heavy”? Hotkeys. “Two Finger Salute?” Multitouch.) Some dental news is offered but mostly he’ll show you some cool stuff that you can use to make your time behind the computer more worthwhile.
Dr. Lawrence Spindel offers really good advice and education from his practice in midtown Manhattan. While the content seems to be geared more towards patients, he does freely share opinions about systems and treatment modalities that he uses regularly. Like writing on a tooth with a Sharpie to block out and preview aesthetics prior to smoothing. As Dr. Spindel says, “measure twice, cut once.” Be sure to also watch this video of Dr. Spindel if you really want to get to know the dentist behind the blog.
How many periodontists do you know that are comfortable enough to publish videos of themselves explaining procedures, techniques and philosophies to their patients? There’s a lot of written information here, too but what makes Dr. Joe Nemeth most endearing is his natural demeanor in front of the camera. That and his whole website design is just plain classy.
Carol Jahn is a dental hygienist, speaker, author, and professional relations manager at WaterPik, Inc. This is her blog about life and how it relates to business, your patients, and the experiences she’s gained through her various careers and volunteer work.
Missy is a practice consultant that is eager to solve your management problems with systems that she freely shares on her website, Next Step Dental Resource. Her tips for getting the most out of your team are not only valuable, they’re inviting and may help you decide to continue asking her for advice.
You won’t find many dental practice administrators or dental assistants who will take time out of their schedules to maintain a blog. Not only does Linda Zdanowicz have experience in both of these fields, she deeply explores character issues and integrity and how they relate to the dental workplace. Linda gives you many reasons to keep coming back, especially if you like real-world examples of situations from the practice where she works.
Because his dental practice is based in Toronto, Hans Skariah’s blog often features intriguing news articles not seen in the US, as well as practice updates to his patients, and even a few choice iPhone videos of patients having treatment performed.
If you like surveys and statistics you will absolutely be impressed with The Wealthy Dentist. Jim DuMolin and Julie Frey cover everything from toothbrush recommendations to more dollar-sense topics such as dental marketing campaign effectiveness and whether or not dentists feel comfortable raising fees. While sometimes controversial, the blog’s content features topics (many with video bonuses) that you’ll be hard-pressed to see explored elsewhere.
Rachel Wall, RDH, BS, is a hygiene consultant and speaker who uses her blog to coach dentists towards the goal of “tapping into hygiene’s profit potential.” You’ll find her posts to be passionate, focused, and challenging, especially if you’re in the mood for changing some things up in your practice. Rachel invites you to hire her for your practice, and you just may, especially after reading this comprehensive interview.
You’ll definitely find an emphasis on the technology here. John Flucke enjoys sharing the latest gadgets – dental or not – with the readers that know him through the lecture circuit, his work as a manufacturing consultant, or simply know him as the guy who is their dentist.
Marty seems to know the news before anyone else, so if you’re looking for the hottest press release from the dental industry, there’s an excellent chance that he’s posted it to his blog. His association with Dr. Flucke and Dr. Paul Feuerstein has created a powerful dental technology triumvirate that covers just about anything that comes out of the dental meetings across the country.
Katie Hess, RDH, started this blog to give hope to hygienists who are struggling with their career choices. Because she is in the eye of the economic crisis hurricane in Michigan she understands this better than most. You’ll find common-sense advice here about getting jobs, keeping them, and what hygienists can to do contribute to their practices.
Hosted by doctors Jason J. Hales, Robert Salehrabi, and Edward H. Carlson, this extreme clinical blog is an insightful look into the deepest parts of our teeth. They seem dismayed by the push towards implants (spoken like true endodontists!) and are determined to educate general dentists to improve positive root canal therapy outcomes. You’ll definitely get better endo results by keeping up with these guys.
If you know of any blogs that were missed, please send us an email so that it can be included here.