About Kathy Rotramel, Sr. Writer

Kathy Rotramel, senior writer, has decades of writing experience with a strong focus on creating compelling content that resonates with readers. Rotramel has written many articles for the dental industry on topics including ergonomics, practice planning, efficiency, and dental office design.

A-dec & UTHealth Houston School Of Dentistry: 130,000 miles and countless healthy smiles!

In 2002, the first UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry Mobile Dental Van hit the road, with A-dec® donated equipment onboard. After 130,000 miles and 20 years of service, the school retired this maiden van and replaced it with a new one featuring three state-of-the-art operatories and a wheelchair lift. A-dec is honored for the opportunity [...]

By |2023-10-25T11:23:09-07:00October 25th, 2023|General|

This New Color Palette is a Natural

With design, we surround ourselves in color that affects mood, energy and mindfulness. And design trends continually transform. In 2023, we see a return to moody tones that represent strength, earthiness and positivity, and biophilic design, which brings the awe of our planet into our spaces and connects us with the natural environment. Biophilic environments [...]

An Uplifting and Dynamic Duo for 2021

You may have read about the Pantone Color Institute™ color of the year in the past. Based on global culture, mood and attitude, the choices influence future product development and purchasing decisions in many consumer-oriented industries including interior, industrial and graphic design, home furnishings, fashion, and product packaging. This year, the much-awaited announcement gave [...]

By |2021-02-19T00:47:00-07:00February 19th, 2021|Dental Office Design|

When was the Last Time You Replaced Your Water Bottle?

Water bottles are an integral part of the delivery system. It’s also a piece of equipment that’s susceptible to breaking down. Like other plastics, water bottles deteriorate over time due to factors such as heat, UV light, and chemicals. Daily exposure to these harsh conditions affects both the bottle’s integrity and lifespan, leading to [...]

By |2019-11-18T22:12:54-07:00November 18th, 2019|Dental Equipment|

The Anxiety Antidote

It’s not a pill. It’s not a best-selling book. It’s not a secluded wellness retreat in St. Lucia. The antidote to anxiety is peace of mind. That intangible feeling of safety, protection and reliability. Like the air, you don’t see it, but with every inhale and exhale, you breathe it. It’s the absence of [...]

By |2019-08-20T22:24:54-07:00August 20th, 2019|Dental Equipment|

Dentists Talk about the New A-dec 500

Sometimes it’s helpful to hear equipment and handpiece evaluations straight from your colleagues. In this case, two doctors share their thoughts about the new A-dec 500 chair and delivery system, and Advanced Air handpiece. Listen to the Dental Talk podcast, hosted by Dr. Phil Klein, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or the Viva Learning™ website. [...]

By |2019-07-08T17:40:52-07:00July 8th, 2019|Dental Equipment, Dental Handpieces|