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Do's & don'ts for handling staff conflict

Dr. Bicuspid

Staff conflict is one of the most challenging practice management concerns for dentists. It's also inevitable that disagreements among team members will arise at some point, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Do's & don'ts for building your practice's value.

Oral appliances reduce masticatory muscle activity-sleep bruxism metrics independently of changes in heart rate variability

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives Sleep bruxism (SB) is associated with physiological activities including sympathetic autonomic system dominance and sleep micro-arousal. While oral appliances (OA) are used to prevent SB harmful effects, the influence of OAs physiological mechanisms during sleep is unknown.

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Dental Patient Communication: Learning to meet your patients where they are

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. One of the biggest challenges I face while beginning my career in dentistry is patient communication. I have spent the last 4 years learning a whole new language of technical jargon to be able to communicate with my colleagues and read research articles.

What is a Good Social Engagement Rate in 2022?

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post What is a Good Social Engagement Rate in 2022? appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Social media blog marketing Practice Management Social Media

SmartMouth Continues to Innovate Oral Care with Launch of Mouth Sore Activated Mouthwash

Dental News and Technology

New offering is the only mouth sore rinse that can soothe oral irritation and prevent bad breath for 24 hours with just two rinses a day ST.

Obstructive sleep apnea: What we know and how to treat it

ASDA Blog

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a global prevalence of 9-38%, with cases in the United States estimated at around 54 million. Surprisingly, about 80% of OSA cases remain undiagnosed.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Dental School

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. Before “Day in the Life” Instagram posts, there wasn’t a lot of information about what being in Dental School was like. I had spent many hours shadowing dentists for my application, but none of them ever talked about their four years of school.

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Is Dental Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Dental care is an important part of overall health, and it’s especially important during pregnancy. Many women are concerned about the safety of dental care during pregnancy, but as long as you take a few precautions, dental care can be safe and beneficial for both you and your baby.

Intrabony periodontal defects measurement

The Dental Elf

This review of the accuracy of clinical and radiographic measurements of infrabony periodontal defects inclded 10 studies reporting on 17 comparisons.

New Research to Investigate Etiology of Early Childhood Caries Among Underrepresented Groups

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester in New York has received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study the factors behind early childhood caries in minority groups.

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How 3D-printed resins stack up against traditional ones

Dr. Bicuspid

Occlusal splints made with 3D-printed resins appear to show similar biocompatibility to resins created using conventional methods, according to a new study published May 14 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Southern Calif. surgeons give patients jaw in a day.

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How Do You Get Google Dental Reviews?

YapiApp

Want Better Online Visibility? Get Google Dental Reviews. Getting positive dental reviews can improve your online visibility—a critical achievement in an increasingly competitive dental environment. ……… Having good online visibility is a powerful tool for your dental practice.

The efficacy of probiotics in the management of intra-oral halitosis: a systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives To evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in reducing halitosis of dental origin. Methods MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were searched up to and including June 2020. Randomised placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trials in systemically healthy adult patients who were given any form of probiotics to manage halitosis of dental origin were included.

Multimedia for recruitment in adolescent orthodontic research

The Dental Elf

Aoife McDougall and Carly Ross look at this trail comparing multimedia websites & printed information for their quality,ease of understanding, and impact on decision making in adolescents.

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Private Practice Reveal Longevity of Root Canal Treatment

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Research from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry that included data from more than 46,000 electronic health records found that 11 years is the average survival rate for teeth post-root canal treatment.

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Ultrasound gel: A slick way to keep surgery hair-free

Dr. Bicuspid

Applying ultrasound gel to a patient's hair prior to craniofacial or maxillofacial surgery can contain tresses and prevent hair from invading a surgical site, according to a short communication published on May 15 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

US News & Report: Best Teeth Whiteners Which Option is.

The Super Dentists

OTC Whiteners vs. In-Office Whitening Treatments Over-the-counter products like Crest Whitestrips are different from the whitening products used during an office visit with a dentist, in several ways, with a big. Read More. The post US News & Report: Best Teeth Whiteners Which Option is.

Dentrix System Maintenance on Friday, May 20

Dental News and Technology

Dear Henry Schein One Customer, We will be doing system maintenance Friday May 20, between 8pm-10pm MDT , and system checks that same night at 10pm - 2am MDT Saturday Morning. During this time, some applications may be unavailable. A list of possibly affected applications are listed below. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. QuickBill Statements • eClaims • Insurance Manager • Kiosk • Eligibility Verifications Sincerely, Henry Schein One

Additives to lidocaine and the success of the inferior alveolar nerve block

The Dental Elf

This review of the effect of additives incorporated into lidocaine solution on the success of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) included 12 RCTs. The findings suggest that additives did not improve the success rate of IANB but the evidence is of low to very low certainty.

The Number of COVID-19-Related Deaths in the US Surpasses 1 Million

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

After 2½ years of grappling with a global pandemic, the United States has reached a sobering milestone: more than 1 million Americans are dead due to COVID-19. The 1 million mark was reached on May 16. Of those deaths, 75% were Americans age 65 and older.

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Possible COVID-19 exposures at CDA Presents

Dr. Bicuspid

Attendees at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting, which was held May 12-14 in Anaheim, CA, may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to a notice dated May 17 from the CDA.

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Things To Consider Before Your teenager Receives Porcelain Veneers in Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Many teenagers are self-conscious of their smiles to the point where they are considering porcelain veneers for a smile makeover.

On the biocompatibility of endodontic sealers

Dental News and Technology

Swiss Dent J. 2022 May 9; Abstract Periapical tissue may be exposed to root canal filling materials in consequence of root canal therapy. There is scant scientific data about the biocompatibility of root canal filling materials of various chemistry on the periapical area. This study aimed to investigate the effects of different root canal sealers and their eluates on human alveolar osteoblasts in terms of cell proliferation, adhesion, morphology and gene expression in vitro.

SEO Dental Tip: How To Choose Your Primary Category In GMB

My Social Practice

Important SEO Dental Tip: How To Choose Your Primary Category & Service Areas. One of the most effective ways to increase your new patient phone calls is through SEO for dentists. Local SEO will help your Google listing rank higher in the Google map.

Dental Hygiene Program Partners With Resettlement Agency to Help Afghan Refugees

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Department of Dental Hygiene at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts, has partnered with the International Institute of New England to provide dental care to 32 children from Afghanistan.

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NY hygienists can give nitrous oxide, local anesthesia

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental hygienists in New York now can administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide to patients while assisting dentists with all dental procedures, thanks to a bill that was recently signed into law.

5 Real Opportunities for AI-Enabled Software in Your Dental Practice

Planet DDS

Technology creates many ways for us to differentiate our brands and offer patients the best experience in healthcare. Artificial intelligence (AI) won’t replace our skills in the operatory, but it’s guaranteed to increase our effectiveness.

Root canal narrowing patterns of mandibular first premolars on panoramic radiographs according to the number of root canals diagnosed on cone beam computed tomographic images

Dental News and Technology

Odontology ( 2022) details Abstract Understanding the variations in root canal morphology is important for successful endodontic treatment. Mandibular first premolars have a single root in 98% of cases, and multiple root canals are found in approximately 20% of cases. However, the details of these characteristic findings in panoramic radiography and their diagnostic accuracy are unknown.

How To Get FIVE-STAR Practice Reviews Online – and LOTS of Them!!

Coaches Corner

How to Get FIVE-STAR Practice Reviews Online – and LOTS of Them!! When potential patients search for a dentist online, whether they were referred to you or just looking for “dentist near me,” the first thing they will look at is your reviews.

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Nerves That Facilitate Taste Also Open the Door to SARS-CoV-2

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Research from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research found that the nerve fibers that pass information from the brain to the tongue, mouth, and throat also provide a port of entry for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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How important is your team?

Dr. Bicuspid

How important is your team? They are the single most important factor in the success of most dental practices, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. But the formula for a winning team and practice has changed dramatically in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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[PODCAST] You’re 9x more likely to die of disease if you d.

The Super Dentists

[link] Did you know that you’re 9x more likely to die of Covid if you have gum disease. And half the population actually has gum disease they just don’t know. Read More. The post [PODCAST] You’re 9x more likely to die of disease if you d. appeared first on The Super Dentists. In The News

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LIGHTFORCE BRINGS ON FRANK QUINN AS CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Dental News and Technology

Former Align Executive Joins LightForce as CRO to Accelerate the Orthodontic Industry’s Transition to Fully Digital and Customization BURLINGTON, Mass. May 16, 2022) – LightForce, makers of the world’s only fully customizable 3D printed braces system, announced that Frank Quinn, former Vice President and General Manager of US Commercial at Align Technology, has joined the LightForce team as their Chief Revenue Officer.

Oral Cancer Screening: Why Is It Necessary?

Gilreath Dental

Over 60,000 American get diagnosed with oral cancer in a year & over 12,000 are estimated to die from this preventable condition. Oral cancer affects the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat and can quickly spread to other body parts.

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Pediatric Radiographic Assessment Depends on Age and Provider Type

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study that analyzed more than 6 million pediatric dental insurance claims from 2005 to 2015 found that patient age and provider type greatly impacted the number of radiographs captured during an appointment.

Digital workflow speeds up implant-supported crowns

Dr. Bicuspid

Implant-supported crowns can be made in both fully and partially digital workflows. The occlusal adjustment and total adjustment times of the fully digital workflow, however, are significantly shorter than the partially digital workflow, according to a study in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Award-winning innovation: 3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement and 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive

3M

This webinar will provide an overview of Scotchbond Universal Plus adhesive – the world’s first radiopaque universal adhesive – and RelyX Universal resin cement. A two-component universal system for the cementation of all indirect materials.

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