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3 ways to avoid the biggest crisis in dentistry

Dentistry Gone Digital

All across the country, dental practices are facing a hiring crisis. Teams are being stretched thin because of openings within the staff directory, and it’s putting pressure on everyone in the practice. They feel the strain … and so does dentistry as a whole.

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Parotid abscesses cause rare facial palsy in 2 women

Dr. Bicuspid

Parotid gland abscesses caused unusual facial nerve palsy in two patients, according to a case report published July 30 in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. Only 15 other cases of parotid abscess-induced facial palsy have been reported, the authors noted.

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Mind Your Mouth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

The health of your mouth and brain are so completely intertwined as to be inseparable. I had the opportunity to share my oral wellness information with Dr. Nafisa Sekandari , a clinical psychologist and podcaster.

Care to Lead

Oral Health Group

Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage. Brené Brown Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown.

Is it Time to Write an eBook?

Identity Dental

You are on your way to becoming a key opinion leader, have a groundbreaking take on business management, or are teaching others how to run a great practice. Is it time to write an ebook? Here are tips from the experts on how to create one that sells. Choose a topic.

Prevalence of proximal contact loss between implant-supported prostheses and adjacent natural teeth: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

[link] Published: July 19, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Proximal contact loss between implant-supported prostheses and adjacent natural teeth is a complication that has been reported in clinical practice. However, the prevalence of the condition is unclear.

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Dental Practice Made Simple: New patient scheduling

Dr. Bicuspid

A practice should see a new patient within seven to 10 days of that first phone call, says Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. That's because new patients have a 200% to 300% higher financial value than current active patients in their first 12 months.

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New Dental Software Pricing for YAPI

YapiApp

As the adage goes, you have to have a strong core. Introducing our two new plans, Core and Growth. Why Change? In recent years, our add-on features have become increasingly popular, like automated review requests.

When and How to Refer Out to Your Specialist and Provider Network

Planet DDS

Patient trust has portability. Sounds like a strange idea but it makes sense in the context of when a general dental practice should refer out. Patients trust your expertise. That’s true even when that trust is transferred to your network of trusted specialists.

Diagnostic accuracy of CBCT compared to panoramic radiography in predicting IAN exposure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Objectives The aim of this study is to verify whether the diagnostic accuracy of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is superior to panoramic radiography (PR) in predicting inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) exposure during the lower third molar extraction.

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Long-term value promotes treatment acceptance

Dr. Bicuspid

"Why is dentistry so expensive?" "How How am I going to pay for this?" In his column, Dr. James Anderson offers his advice to help the whole dental team navigate these questions and sell the value of long-term dental health.

ADA Implores All Oral Health Professionals to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While stopping short of recommending a COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the American Dental Association (ADA) is strongly encouraging all oral health professionals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases. ADA President Daniel J.

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Understanding How Tooth Decay Destroys Your Tooth

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Tooth decay is damage to your tooth’s surface, also known as the enamel. When left untreated, it can lead to many dental health issues and even result in your tooth becoming loose or needing to be extracted.

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Solea All-Tissue Laser: A Key Technology for an Airway-Only Treatment Center

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. During his 20-year general dentistry career, Ryan Henrichsen, DDS, MAGD, saw hundreds of patients who were suffering from issues that had more to do with the structure of their mouths and throats than dental problems. “I

Intraoral scanners: An American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators Panel survey

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Aug;152(8):669-670.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.018. adaj.2021.05.018. Abstract Background: Dentists may choose to integrate intraoral scanners (IOSs) into their practices, but there are many different IOS technologies and system generations to choose from, posing a challenge for dentists who want to invest in them.

Top 10 DSOs: Pandemic didn't curb corporate growth

Dr. Bicuspid

The top 10 largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. have grown considerably since we last updated our list in October 2019. Unlike private dental practices, the corporations do not appear to have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.

California Dental Professionals Must Be Fully Vaccinated or Undergo Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The state of California will require all healthcare providers—including oral health professionals and dental office staff—to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing beginning August 9.

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How Much Do Dental Intraoral Sensors Cost?

Planet DDS

Intraoral digital sensor prices can run the gamut. As of the writing of this blog, sensors can start at approximately $2,000 for a Jazz Solo sensor and can cost upwards of $6,000 for a Planmeca sensor and over $11,000 for a Gendex sensor. But that’s not the only cost in owning a dental sensor.

National Fresh Breath Day and the history of halitosis

ASDA Blog

6 is National Fresh Breath Day. Dentists all over would rejoice if this holiday was celebrated every day and not just once a year. Breath smells are something we are all too familiar with, and its remedies are routine parts of our oral hygiene instructions to patients.

Classification of Approximal Caries in Bitewing Radiographs Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Dental News and Technology

Sensors 2021 , 21 (15), 5192; [link] (registering DOI) Received: 11 June 2021 / Revised: 21 July 2021 / Accepted: 22 July 2021 / Published: 31 July 2021 (This article belongs to the Special Issue Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in Dental Medicine ) Download PDF Citation Export Abstract Dental caries is an extremely common problem in dentistry that affects a significant part of the population.

4 ways to increase practice production -- fast!

Dr. Bicuspid

One of the most important business practices is to do the most productive things first. In this column, Dr. Roger P. Levin lays out four specific actions that a practice can take to increase production rapidly. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Why I created Dental Practice Made Simple.

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Healthcare Systems Across the US Require Employees to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With more than 60 medical organizations representing a wide variety of healthcare professionals—from physicians to nurses to pharmacists to physician assistants—formally issuing a statement in support of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare providers, medical systems across the nation are requiring employees to get vaccinated.

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What Are Virtual Consultations And Why Should You Offer Them On Your Website?

My Social Practice

What Are Virtual Consultations And Why Should You Offer Them On Your Website? Welcome to the 21st Century, where consumers invest in fast, convenient, and affordable services. Virtual consultations are an alternative to full consultations and exams in the office.

How You Can Reduce the Impact of an Oral Injury on Your Student Athlete

North Suburban Endodontics

August is the traditional "kickoff" month for football season with student athletes representing the vast majority of players. And, while a new season promises to be exciting for both players and fans, there are risks for potential injury to jaws, teeth and gums.

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First Annual “Canals on Canal” Endodontics CE Event Scheduled for New Orleans

Dental News and Technology

Unique e vent o rganized “ by e ndodontists for e ndodontists ” focus es on emerging topics and trends Houston , TX/7. 27.2021. Dental CE Providers will hold its inaugural continuing education event for endodontic professionals November 18 - 21, 2021 in New Orleans. The event – “Canals on Canal” – w ill feature 10 speakers and offer up to 15 CE credits in a city that is internationally renowned for its food, music and culture.

Second Opinion: Dentistry is essential -- only when it wants to be

Dr. Bicuspid

With personal protective equipment and vaccines on the line, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted dentistry to tout the importance of oral health. But why hasn't the profession always been this vocal? Dr. Caroline Zeller asks the hard questions in this riveting opinion piece.

Effectiveness of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Wanes 6 Months Post-Injection

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness drops to 84% 6 months after the vaccine series is complete, raising the question about whether a booster shot is needed. This revelation came from Pfizer itself as it continues to release data on its vaccine.

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5 Web Based Dental Software Platforms That Can Help Your Practice

The Big Brush

A lot of dental practices choose to use cloud-based dental software, so they can get what works for them and use their time more efficiently. There are a number of products available, and choosing the right one for your practice may take some trial and error. Dental Practice Business Tips

6 Things Every Office Manager Needs to Do Right Now to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Oftentimes, our work takes precedence over everything else in our lives. Our desire to succeed professionally can push us to set aside our own well-being.

Porcelain vs Composite Veneers: Which Veneer Type Is Right For You?

Brookside Dental

While veneers are popular, a variety of types are appearing. You can choose from an array of materials, brands, etc. But is one better than the rest? We can answer that! In this blog, we’ll discuss the differences and similarities between the 2 main types of veneers: composite and porcelain.

Do's and don'ts for patient treatment

Dr. Bicuspid

Your treatment of patients is very important, and I don't just mean administering dental care. To increase patient loyalty, regular visits, and referrals, treat patients in ways that show how much you value them, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.

Delta Variant of COVID-19 Is as Contagious as Chicken Pox

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

An internal report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is just as transmissible as the chicken pox, and is highly likely to cause serious health effects.

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How to Pick the Right Dentist

90210 Dentist

2 Minute Read: . Many people dread visits to the dentist so much that they avoid getting professional dental care altogether. Unfortunately, this can put their dental and overall health in danger.

Dental Performance Reviews: 6 Criteria to Gauge Your Employees' Growth

The Big Brush

As a dental practice owner, one of the areas you'll focus on is the growth of your employees. Dental Practice Business Tips

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The Answer Is NO!

Coaches Corner

In this episode, Dr. Rich talks about a phenomenon he observes at way too many dental practices: “The answer is NO – now what’s the question?” Positive ways to frame potentially negative patient situations are discussed with solutions given.

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Second Opinion: Dental therapists needed for oral health equity

Dr. Bicuspid

In this Second Opinion, Dr. Steven Krauss offers his response to a commentary by dental thought leaders who proposed five strategies for using the Medicaid program to increase oral health equity. Krauss argues that employing dental therapists should also be a solution.

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Focusing on the Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines May Sway Vaccine Doubters

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology indicates focusing on the vaccine’s efficacy may convince adults who are unsure about receiving the COVID-19 vaccines.

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