Virtual Services

With the use of technology, we have been successful in providing dental offices Virtual Mock Inspections, Consulting, and Compliance Training while still maintaining the highest obtainable results and personalized service. We use a variety of virtual platforms like Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Whereby, GoToMeeting to name a few, selecting the best platform for content delivery, meeting […]

HVE Systems

High Volume Evacuation Systems

The question is, are there dental procedures conducted in the office that produced biohazard aerosols, airborne particles, or splatter? The next question is, can the procedures be modified to eliminate the aerosol risk? An example would be discontinuing the use of a cavitron and replace it with 100% scaling and no prophy. The final question […]

Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene Hands make up for 68% of cross-contamination in a dental office. Washing hands to produce a decontaminated result takes knowledge, time, and skill. However, the hands must be prepared, meaning fingernails length must not be longer than the tips of the fingers. Nails must not be covered with artificial surfaces. Fingers and wrists […]

N95 Mask

Aerosols Risk

Biohazard Aerosols, Airborne Particles, and Splatter The following information I have present to the dental profession for many years. I have revised the contents to accommodate changes based on current issues and developments. Please keep in mind, the information is my recommendation for establishing a higher standard when dealing with biohazard aerosols, airborne particles, and […]

Risky Business – Biohazard Aerosols

A banner was sent to me stating this, “Experts states Dentist have the highest risk of transmitting and contracting COVID-19” Just COVID-19 and just dentist, I asked myself. The fact is dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants are all exposed to everything the patient brings to the office every day. Biohazard aerosols are most common in […]

Coronavirus Safeguards

Basic safeguards against the Coronavirus Coronavirus is a concern with everyone, especially the healthcare profession. When it comes to dentistry, we do not have the screening resources like the medical profession, so it’s a good idea to review the basics. Hand Hygiene Wash hands with soap and water frequently, more than you usually do. When […]

Client Honor Roll

The “Client Honor Roll” is a list of dental offices in Northern California which I had the awesome opportunity to work with. These dental offices didn’t pay to get on the list but the staff did work their butts off to meet my challenge. If you are a patient looking for a dental office that […]

Dental Waterline Water Testing

No matter what waterline water treatment your office is using, testing the water is not an option. Not testing the water is like not seeing a dentist regularly. I highly recommend the Quick Pass Test Kit from ProEdge Dental Water Labs: https://proedgedental.com

Emailing Tom Terry

I encourage communicating with me by email, tom@tomterry.com. Email is a valuable communication tool in any business. However, due to the high volume of emails I receive, I must ask please include a signature containing the following information, Name of business Your first and last name Your office phone number Your email address My email […]

About Burs

Bur Processing – Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use, processing, etc. This is the first step in bur processing. In most cases, you will need to access the manufacturer’s website for the information. Keep in mind, single-use burs are saturating the market, make absolutely sure the burs you are using are reusable or single-use. […]