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Celebrity Dentist Creates The “Skilling Filling” To Honor Legendary WGN Meteorologist

Dentistry Today

Celebrity dentist, Dr. Chiann Fan Gibson of Naperville, Illinois, has announced that she has created the “Skilling Filling” in honor of legendary Chicago weatherman, Tom Skilling , who retired after a 50 year career on Wednesday, February 28th. Dr. Chiann Fan Gibson – Smiles By Dr. Gibson Naperville IL (PRNewsfoto/Dr. Chiann Fan Gibson) (PRNewsfoto/Dr.

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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should 

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Savannah Craig In today’s fast-paced society, everyone is looking for one-stop shopping and dental patients are no exception. One of the reasons I chose to pursue a residency program after dental school, was to have a wider breadth of treatments that I felt comfortable offering my patients. Patients like being able to receive as much treatment as possible in the same office and I am proud to be able to offer a lot of treatment to my patients.

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How to Scale Your WordPress and WooCommerce Startup: Tips for Growth and Expansion

Clicc Media

Are you ready to take your WordPress and WooCommerce startup to the next level? Scaling your business for growth and expansion can seem daunting, but with the right tips and strategies, it becomes doable. In this guide, we’ll break down some easy-to-follow advice to help you ramp up your business and reach new heights. Whether […] The post How to Scale Your WordPress and WooCommerce Startup: Tips for Growth and Expansion appeared first on Clicc Media Inc.

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How Do You Know If You Achieved Centric Relation?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Learn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com When we talk about utilizing bimanual manipulation as a way to get centric relation, one of the biggest misunderstandings we see is the tendency for dentists to think CR is achieved by forcing the jaw back to seat the condyles.

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Recognizing a Major Patient Education Problem–Illiteracy

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old–about 130 million people–lack proficiency in literacy. These individuals have a reading aptitude below the sixth-grade level. There are numerous reasons for this shocking statistic: poor education, learning difficulties, learning English as a second language, or simply lack of exposure to English.

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The New Face of Healthcare: Adapting to a Competitive Landscape

Oral Health Group

Introduction: In today’s healthcare industry, patients have access to a wide range of medical practitioners and facilities to choose from. This abundance of options brings The post The New Face of Healthcare: Adapting to a Competitive Landscape appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Master Minimally Invasive Adhesive Dentistry, Learn From the Leaders

Dentistry Today

For close to 25 years, The Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry & Ruiz Dental Seminars have been the premier source of advanced adhesive dentistry clinical workshops on a variety of restorative and cosmetic subjects, teaching a healthier approach to restorative dentistry while offering great value in continuing hands-on education. Here’s what makes the company unique: An extremely practical, easy-to-reproduce, scientifically based approach.

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Artificial intelligence for radiographic imaging detection of caries lesions: a systematic review

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 24 , Article number: 274 ( 2024 Abstract Background The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) models designed for the detection of caries lesion (CL). Materials and methods An electronic literature search was conducted on PubMed, Web of Science, SCOPUS, LILACS and Embase databases for retrospective, prospective and cross-sectional studies published until January 2023, using the following keywords: artificial

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The Hard Conversations Around Accountability: (Spoiler) They Do NOT Have to be as Hard as You Think!

Oral Health Group

One of the hardest aspects of being the CEO of your practice is holding your team accountable when their performance is not measuring up. Let’s The post The Hard Conversations Around Accountability: (Spoiler) They Do NOT Have to be as Hard as You Think! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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MB2 Dental Enters West Virginia

Dentistry Today

New Dental Practice Partnership Marks 40th State in Which it Operates MB2 Dental, the first and largest dental partnership organization (DPO) nationwide, announced its entry into West Virginia with the forging of a dental partnership with two locations in the state. This marks the 40th state in which MB2 Dental now operates. The practice, Drs. Daniel K.

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Beware of Facebook Messenger Scams: How to Spot and Report Phishing Messages

Identity Dental

In today’s digital age, scams and phishing attempts have become increasingly sophisticated, preying on unsuspecting individuals who may not be aware of the telltale signs of fraudulent activity. One such avenue for scammers is Facebook Messenger, where users can receive messages that appear to be from legitimate sources, but are actually attempts to steal personal […] The post Beware of Facebook Messenger Scams: How to Spot and Report Phishing Messages appeared first on Dental Market

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Help…My Dental Assistant Wants More Money!

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was able to effectively mold me into their dream dental assistant. My Mindset When Asking for a Pay Raise Once upon a time, I asked for a pay raise.

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Convolutional neural networks combined with classification algorithms for the diagnosis of periodontitis

Dental News and Technology

Dai, F., Liu, Q., Guo, Y. et al. Convolutional neural networks combined with classification algorithms for the diagnosis of periodontitis. Oral Radiol (2024). [link] Abstract Objectives We aim to develop a deep learning model based on a convolutional neural network (CNN) combined with a classification algorithm (CA) to assist dentists in quickly and accurately diagnosing the stage of periodontitis.

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The Benefits Of Automatic Mouthwash Dispensers in Maintaining Hygiene

Oral Health Group

While a lot of people see hygiene as a top priority, for others, the method of achieving it needs to be convenient enough to actually The post The Benefits Of Automatic Mouthwash Dispensers in Maintaining Hygiene appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Smile180 Foundation and Tennessee PBS KIDS Stations Launch “Healthy Smiles” Educational Campaign

Dentistry Today

Delta Dental of Tennessee’s charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation, today announced the launch of a statewide oral health education campaign in partnership with PBS KIDS stations across Tennessee. The year-long “Healthy Smiles” campaign features a series of public service announcements (PSAs), local community events, and new educational materials designed to teach children about oral health and encourage healthy habits.

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Expert Advice for Practices Impacted by the RCM Outage

Planet DDS

Click here to skip the content and watch the video. Denticon users appreciate our integration with DentalXChange for eligibility verification and digital claim processing, which protected them from the February 22, 2024 RCM outage. Thousands of practices were not so fortunate. If your practice was affected, watch this brief video featuring insurance expert Teresa Duncan and DentalXChange CEO Paul Kaiser to discover what steps your practice may need to take to be able to process claims and collec

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The Benefits of Rich Results in Plastic Surgery SEO

Rosemont Review

Rich results are a special type of Google result that shows additional details about a website. Designed to make the SERPs more interactive, these results often highlight business details, FAQs, cost numbers, images, and more. A study of 1.4 million search results by Perficient Digital found that the inclusion of rich answers has increased significantly over the years.

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Sports Diet and Oral Health in Athletes: A Comprehensive Review

Dental News and Technology

Medicina (Kaunas). 2024 Feb 13;60(2):319. doi: 10.3390/medicina60020319. Abstract Food and fluid supply is fundamental for optimal athletic performance but can also be a risk factor for caries, dental erosion, and periodontal diseases, which in turn can impair athletic performance. Many studies have reported a high prevalence of oral diseases in elite athletes, notably dental caries 20-84%, dental erosion 42-59%, gingivitis 58-77%, and periodontal disease 15-41%, caused by frequent consumption o

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Kentucky Dentist Runs Mobile Practice to Care for the Underserved

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Kwane Watson, DMD, who graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, became starkly aware of the lack of dental providers in Kentucky serving disadvantaged populations when he served as the state dental director for Community Dental of Kentucky. In 2017, he opened Kare Mobile, a mobile dental practice that provides dental services to low-income communities, aiming to eliminate dental deserts regardless of patients’ backgrounds.

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Chamlion and 3DRPD Forge Collaboration for Dental 3D Production Center

Dentistry Today

LAB DAY Chicago 2024 witnessed a new collaboration announcement between Chamlion, a global leader in integrated dental 3D printing solutions, and 3DRPD, a renowned pioneer of 3D printed RPDs. The highlight is the announcement of their collaboration in establishing a cutting-edge production center in Las Vegas, NV, in 2024. This facility will be dedicated to the local manufacturing of revolutionary dental products, featuring 3D printed Titanium partial frameworks and hybrid 3D printed ALL-ON-X br

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AI in Dentistry: A Closer Look at Caries Detection

The Dental Elf

Key points Artificial intelligence (AI) models show promise for detecting cavities, but their accuracy varies depending on the method used. AI may be better at detecting early cavities than advanced ones. Professional and dental cameras provide better results than smartphone cameras. Background Dental caries is a widespread problem, and early detection is crucial.

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Elevating Your Smile: Exploring Cosmetic Dentistry with a Dentist in Marietta

Gilreath Dental

A radiant smile can transform not just your appearance but also your confidence and self-esteem. In Marietta, residents have access to a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services aimed at enhancing the aesthetics of their smiles. Let’s delve into the world of cosmetic dentistry and uncover the facts behind these transformative procedures. Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry:… The post Elevating Your Smile: Exploring Cosmetic Dentistry with a Dentist in Marietta appeared first on Gilreat

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Low and high hydrogen peroxide concentrations of in-office dental bleaching associated with violet light: an in vitro study

Dental News and Technology

Vardasca, I.S., Favoreto, M.W., de Araujo Regis, M. et al. Low and high hydrogen peroxide concentrations of in-office dental bleaching associated with violet light: an in vitro study. Clin Oral Invest 28 , 171 (2024). [link] Abstract Objectives This study aims to assess hydrogen peroxide (HP) penetration within the pulp chamber, color change (CC), physical–chemical properties, and temperature using in-office different concentration bleaching gels with or without violet light.

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Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors May Be Risky in California

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The classification of workers in California faces further complexity with the introduction of a United States Department of Labor rule effective March 11, requiring employers nationwide to use a detailed multifactor analysis for determining employee or independent contractor status. Although the California Dental Association secured exemptions under Assembly Bill 5 for dentists, the definition of an independent contractor remains ambiguous.

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Sonendo to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results on March 11

Dentistry Today

Sonendo, Inc. (“Sonendo”) (OTCQX: SONX) announced that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2023 after the market close on Monday, March 11th, 2024. Management will host a conference call beginning at 1:30 PM Pacific Time / 4:30 PM Eastern Time to discuss its financial results. Investors interested in listening to the conference call may do so by dialing (833) 470-1428 for domestic callers or (404) 975-4839 for international callers, using access code: 426330.

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Are Porcelain Veneers Strong?

Hardin Dental

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option known for their ability to enhance the appearance of teeth and create stunning smiles. However, there are common misconceptions about the strength and durability of porcelain veneers. At Hardin Advanced Dentisty , we love diving into topics like this to better help our patients make decisions for their overall wellness.

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Are Dental Implants Worth The Investment?

Phoenix Endodontist

When making a major investment, it’s always wise to do some research. No one wants to commit funds to something not a trusted, proven solution – especially when facing a painful dental condition demanding attention. Dental implants financially benefit recipients in many ways. Some of the financial benefits are clear, such as a long-lasting return on your investment in preserving your smile.

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Do mouthwashes affect the optical properties of resin cement?

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 24 , Article number: 275 ( 2024 ) Abstract Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of mouthwashes on the optical properties of resin cement. Materials and methods One hundred and 60 resin cement discs (6x2mm) were produced from 4 different brands of resin cement (Panavia V5, Estecem II, RelyX Veneer, NX3) with the help of a Teflon mould.

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‘Artificial Tongue’ May Ease Dental Diagnoses

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers have developed a solution for diagnosing and treating oral bacterial infections using a chemical sensor array, dubbed an “artificial tongue.” Published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces , the study introduces a cost-effective alternative to traditional identification methods. The research, conducted in China, focuses on nanozyme-coated iron oxide particles, which, when combined with hydrogen peroxide and an indicator, produce a distinct color change.

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Patterson Dental and Vyne Dental Join Forces to Expedite Insurance Claim Processing

Dentistry Today

The collaboration between Vyne Dental, a leading provider of dental revenue technologies, claims processing, and electronic health information exchange for all-sized dental practices, and Patterson Dental comes at a critical time, with the primary objective of ensuring uninterrupted operations and continued high-quality patient care for dental practices nationwide.

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Denticon Patient Communication: A Tech-Forward Way to Stay in Touch with Patients

Planet DDS

People are now in constant communication, whether it’s by text messages, email, or phone. However, everyone has a preferred way of communicating, which even extends to how someone communicates with a dental provider. As the dental industry becomes more competitive, meeting patients’ expectations in the way they prefer to be contacted can make the difference in attracting new patients or retaining existing ones.

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Sealants

Aerni Dental

Keeping teeth clear of the plaque that causes tooth decay can be challenging, especially given the surfaces of molars often have tiny crevices where sugar or food can become trapped. A toothbrush can have trouble reaching these areas, making it a challenge for adults, much less children who have yet to master proper brushing technique. There’s a simple preventative measure our practice offers which can help: dental sealants.

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Durability of infiltrated resin application on white spot lesions after different challenges: An ex vivo study

Dental News and Technology

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Volume 131, ISSUE 3 , P500-507, March 2024 Abstract Statement of problem Infiltrated resin has been widely used as a minimally invasive approach to masking white spot lesions and reinforcing demineralized enamel. Recent evidence confirms its satisfactory effect in the short term, but studies focusing on its long-term performance are lacking.

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Golden Smiles: Celebrating 50 Years Of Dental Lifeline Network

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

50 Years of Service This year we celebrate our 50th Anniversary reflecting on the many contributions made to oral health , and the countless lives that have been changed over the years. We are also celebrat ing th e thousands of individuals, corporations, foundations and labs who have helped us along the way. Since its inception, DLN has helped over 166,000 individuals get the life-changing care they deserve – with dignity.

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dentalcorp Announces Leadership Changes

Dentistry Today

dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “company”) has announced that its president, Guy Amini, is stepping down effective immediately. Mr. Amini’s day-to-day responsibilities will be assumed by dentalcorp’s chief executive officer and chairman, Graham Rosenberg, and chief financial officer, Nate Tchaplia. “On behalf of everyone at dentalcorp, I want to thank Guy for his leadership and dedication in his various roles with dentalcorp over the past 10 years.

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Unlock Dental Patient Engagement to Reach More New Patients

Planet DDS

Relying on inefficient solutions in patient engagement and marketing can have a large consequence on a dental practice’s overall business. A study showed that the average dental practice in North America misses 20% of their new-patient inbound calls; of the 80% that are answered, less than half are converted to a first appointment ( Dentists stand to gain $150,000 in profits with phone call data , Dentistry IQ).

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Unlocking the Secrets of Sleep Dentistry: A Comprehensive Guide

Healthy Smiles

There is a large percentage of people all over the globe who experience dental anxiety. For some, this fear may have stemmed from an unpleasant dental experience; for others, it may be the pain of needles in general, PTSD, depression, previous trauma, etc. However, we understand oral health is important for maintaining good overall health; hence, we must get the required dental care.