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Things To Remember When Providing Dental Care For People With Dementia

Oral Health Group

People living with dementia—and those taking care of their needs—are bound to face a lot of challenges as the condition progresses. Dementia affects the behavior, thinking, and memory of those diagnosed with it.

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COVID-19 or dental work: What caused man's death from sinus thrombosis?

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging helped diagnose a COVID-19-positive man with cavernous sinus thrombosis, according to a recent case report. The condition may have resulted from his teeth being pulled; however, it could also have been caused by the novel coronavirus, clinicians found.

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What If It’s NOT All Covid’s Fault?

Dental Peers

Have you sat down with your accountant yet to review your 2020 financial statements? Now is the time of year many of you are doing just that! And let’s face it…looking at those numbers after a year of Covid is not likely to help chase away the February Blues…even as we move into March!

Lubricating properties of chewing stimulated whole saliva from patients suffering from xerostomia

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract Objectives The study aimed to quantify the lubricating properties of chewing stimulated whole saliva from healthy controls ( n = 22), from patients suffering from primary Sjögren’s syndrome ( n = 37) and from patients undergoing head-and-neck radiotherapy ( n = 34).

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3 big insurance mistakes dental practices are making

Dentistry Gone Digital

As we dive deeper into 2021, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan of Odyssey Management is seeing three big issues with dental insurance that practices encounter. First , some practices have yet to switch over to the 2019 ADA insurance claim form.

COVID-19 Vaccine: My Take as a “Holistic” Healthcare Practitioner

Ask The Dentist

View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Dr. Mark Burhenne (@askthedentist). “How could you advocate for getting the vaccine? I thought you were a holistic dentist.” I’m getting this question a lot, and the answer is this…? ? I’m a healthcare worker.

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New Case Law Invalidates Employment Contracts in Ontario – Are Your Contracts Up To Snuff?

Oral Health Group

In the Summer of 2020, in the middle of a pandemic that saw many businesses struggling to adapt, shrinking their workforce, and in many cases closing their doors, the Court of Appeal dropped a bomb when they released the Waksdale … The post New Case Law Invalidates Employment Contracts in Ontario – Are Your Contracts Up To Snuff?

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MouthWatch Introduces TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards to Help Mobile Dentistry Programs Rebound Stronger Than Ever

Dental News and Technology

Metuchen, NJ – March 3 , 202 1 – MouthWatch, LLC , a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions , digital case presentation tools, and intraoral imaging devices , today introduced its TeleDent ™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards to help mobile dentistry programs re launch after being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Study Finds Mask Mandates Are Effective at Reducing COVID-19 Spread

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recent study published in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that states with mask mandates fared better when it came to the spread of COVID-19 than those without.

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Planet DDS: Your Partner for Mission Critical Dental Software (Part 4 of the Why Denticon Series)

Planet DDS

Let’s talk about goals for a minute. If you’re a solo practice, what does success as a dentist look like for you? If you manage a DSO, how do you define success for your DSO? Perhaps your goal is steady and sustainable growth for your solo practice. Maybe you’re looking to be acquired by a DSO.

What If It’s NOT All Covid’s Fault?

Oral Health Group

Have you sat down with your accountant yet to review your 2020 financial statements? Now is the time of year many of you are doing just that! And let’s face it…looking at those numbers after a year of Covid is … The post What If It’s NOT All Covid’s Fault? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

Do's and don'ts for the pandemic in 2021

Dr. Bicuspid

Although COVID-19 is still affecting our personal and professional lives, it is important to remember that the pandemic conditions will end. During this transition period, it is beneficial for dentists to focus on strategies that will strengthen the practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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Oral and maxillofacial reconstruction featured in Journal of the California Dental Association

Dental News and Technology

Contact: Alicia Malaby 916.554.5372 alicia.malaby@cda.org Sacramento, Calif. – The March 2021 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association features the latest advances in oral and maxillofacial reconstruction.

Countries With Large Numbers of Overweight Adults Experience Much Higher COVID-19 Death Rates

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The World Obesity Forum released new data showing that countries where more than 50% of adults are overweight have 10 times higher COVID-19 death rates than nations in which more than 50% of adults are not overweight. Of the 2.5 million deaths due to COVID-19 illness across the globe, 2.2

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Why Denticon is Superior to a Paper-Based System

Planet DDS

Something is considered “superior” when it achieves a certain status. As relates to how you store, manage, and access your dental practice data a cloud-based system is superior to paper-based systems.

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What is the Dental Implant Recovery Process Like? 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

A dental implant is a restorative dentistry option that can help patients replace a missing tooth (or teeth) with one that are similar to natural teeth — looking, feeling, and even performing the same way as your real, natural teeth.

95% of opioid prescriptions are for 5 dental procedures

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists wrote about 2.7 million opioid prescriptions to patients during a five-year period, according to a study published on February 23 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. About 95% of these prescriptions were written for five dental procedures.

How Are Dental Implants Placed? The Dental Implant Procedure Explained

Best Dentist in Houston

Dental implant placement a common procedure with over a 95% success rate. Regardless of that, it is useful for people to get acquainted with the entire process in order to be able to organize their finances, time and go through the entire process without stress.

CDC Advises Against Loosening COVID-19 Restrictions After Case Numbers Stall

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With weeks of declining case numbers and increasing pandemic fatigue, many states are loosening COVID-19 restrictions, such as eliminating mask mandates and capacity restrictions.

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5 Ways Smart Dentists Avoid HIPAA Violations on Social Media

My Social Practice

Sharing authentic, engaging social media content that features patients while staying 100% HIPAA-compliant isn’t as complicated as you may think. HIPAA. Even just reading the word may cause dental professionals to feel a little stressed, and understandably so.

Why should your dental practice stay active on Instagram?

Logic Tech Corp

2020 marked a major milestone for Instagram, where they hit 1 billion monthly users , four years sooner than it was forecasted. The platform is predicted to continue growing in 2021, albeit at a slightly slower rate.

Searches for toothaches up during COVID-19 lockdown

Dr. Bicuspid

The COVID-19 lockdown increased online searches for toothaches in Iran, according to a study published on February 15 in BMC Oral Health. Pain is seen as one of the biggest dental complaints around the world.

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How To Fix A Missing Front Tooth

Best Dentist in Houston

Have you lost one or more front teeth?

Study: Bleeding Gums May Indicate Need for More Vitamin C

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study out of the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry suggests patients who experience bleeding gums may have a vitamin C deficiency.

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A New Dental Pain Management Approach Reduces the Need for Narcotics

Cherokee Dental Professionals

Narcotics have long played an important role in easing severe pain caused by disease, trauma or treatment. Healthcare professionals, including dentists, continue to prescribe them as a matter of course.But. Oral Health oral health

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Bleeding Gums Aren’t Normal (Get the Truth!)

Brookside Dental

When you think of a beautiful smile, you probably think about white, straight teeth. Right? But gums are just as important! People with attractive smiles usually have healthy-looking gums. The kind that isn’t red, puffy, or prone to bleeding.

COVID-19 pandemic spurs stress-related dental conditions

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists are seeing an increase in patients experiencing dental conditions associated with stress, such as teeth grinding, cracked teeth, and temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms, according to new poll data released by the ADA on March 2.

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3 Reasons Not to Wait for Dental Insurance to Visit the Dentist

Modern Family Dental

Although many people without insurance put off going to the dentist long term, this can actually harm your health. Waiting until you have insurance can mean ignoring warning signs with your oral health. Over time, small issues can become large ones, and do a great deal of damage.

Crest and Oral-B Help Advance Healthy Oral Care Habits

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Committed to advancing healthy oral hygiene habits, Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) oral care brands Crest and Oral-B are focused on improving access to dental care and oral health products and education to help ensure better healthcare outcomes for all Americans.

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I'm a D1. Does Dental School Get Better?

The Big Brush

As a D1 student, you might be feeling stressed, mentally exhausted and just generally overwhelmed. You likely hope the road ahead gets a bit easier. Learn what you can expect when entering D2 and beyond and how dental school may get better after this stage: Dental School Tips

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Are Dental X-Rays Dangerous?

90210 Dentist

2 Minute Read: . Taking X-rays during your dental checkups is crucial to maintaining a healthy mouth. . Dental X-rays capture images of a patient’s teeth and gums, helping a dentist identify problems like tooth decay, bone loss, and impacted teeth.

School-based program leads to 50% drop in untreated caries

Dr. Bicuspid

A school-based oral health program resulted in a 50% reduction in untreated cavities in a study of 7,000 elementary students in the U.S. The findings were published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: State of U.S.

Marketing a High-Tech Practice

Go Ask Fred

I interview Joseph Field, DDS, FAGD, FAAID, FICOI, DABOI/ID, who has three practices in Los Altos, CA. We discuss marketing high-end dentistry, a range of high-tech treatments, mastering teledentistry, building an unassailable practice culture, and more.

Research Into the Use of Convalescent Plasma for Treatment of COVID-19 Is Discontinued

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The National Institutes of Health has halted research into the use of convalescent plasma (blood plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 illness) to treat patients in the emergency department with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms after initial results showed little effectiveness.

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When Should a Dental Student Consider a Leave of Absence?

The Big Brush

Considering a leave of absence from dental school? While it may seem like a smart way to alleviate stress and take time for other life issues, it might not be appropriate for everyone. In fact, taking a leave of absence now may cause some people additional stress and challenges long-term.

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Hafnium and the Potential Problems on Microsoft Exchange Servers

Denticle

For years we have referred to most of the Internet as The World Wide Web, which in a way was true even in the early days of the online world. However, never has that term been more relevant than it is today.

No one-size-fits-all solution for antibiotic resistance

Dr. Bicuspid

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to tackling antibiotic resistance, according to a commentary published in the International Dental Journal.

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