DB Dental Operations Manager Nikki Cox understands the challenges of work-life balance with a family from her own experience. With the trend to more female than male dentists, flexible working hours are essential to retain female dentists. Nikki says opportunity for training and advancement is available for everyone at DB Dental, whatever their field.
As part of Dental Assistants Appreciation Week (March 3-9), we are reflecting on the contribution these team members make each day.
Start the new year with a new smile plan – you will find it much easier to get an appointment in January. And if you have extras insurance, you can plan for a year’s worth of treatments to make the most of your benefits. DB Dental’s payment plans can help if you don’t have insurance, so start working on your new smile style now.
Once you’ve decided on extras insurance, don’t just set and forget. You should get the best return for your money by making sure your dental work is up to date. Just because you’ve been busy with chiropractics and contact lenses, don’t forget your teeth.
Your money has paid for all those extras and teeth should be high-priority for attention. A problem dental issue is easier to sort if it’s picked up sooner rather than later. Make sure you get your money’s worth from your insurance.
Who has time for extra appointments when you’re already too busy? It would be nice to have straighter teeth, but how will you fit it in between work and family things? And you don’t want to have to change your diet or have tricky cleaning routines.
The big advantage of Invisalign is more time because it’s a new orthodontic treatment. You don’t need to be at the orthodontist’s every couple of weeks. You clean your teeth the usual way. You can get on with life while Invisalign is sorting your new smile.
If you never liked your smile because your teeth are crooked, you might have thought about doing something. Or you might have started with braces when you were younger but hated them.
Invisalign is a game-changer for crooked teeth. Instead of a metal mouth, you use custom-fitted clear aligners. They’re almost invisible and you don’t need to change your diet, either.
Here is the ABC for getting started with Invisalign.
The great beauties of history would struggle to be noticed today. What’s beautiful changes with time and history. While women could be laced into tight corsets under sweeping gowns in the Victorian era, practical clothing and hair came to the fore after World War I.
For centuries tanned skin was the sign of a peasant who worked outdoors every day. Then the industrial revolution kept workers shut inside six days a week. When Coco Chanel caught some sunshine on the French Riviera a century ago, her tan started a trend. Sunshine was for the wealthy who could holiday in the sun. We still love a spray tan today.
For thousands of years people have wanted straighter teeth. Some ancient writings suggested that you apply pressure on baby teeth to make sure they would be straight. Rumours said Cleopatra used gold wires to straighten her teeth. By the 18th century more ‘scientific’ methods were being investigated.
But nothing really worked until metal braces were invented early last century. The cost came down and technology improved, but you still had a mouth full of metal.
There was no other way until the high-tech Invisalign process was developed.