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Eight-year clinical evaluation of two types of resin composite in non-carious cervical lesions

Dental News and Technology

Published: 25 June 2022 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives In this clinical study, the 8-year clinical performances of a flowable resin composite was compared with that of a conventional resin composite.

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Restoration accuracy hinges on preparation design

Dr. Bicuspid

When it comes to the accuracy of digital scans for complete onlay restorations, preparation design and the type of intraoral scanner used to capture the images matter, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

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The Complete Guide to Sugar

Ask The Dentist

We are programmed to love sugar, yet with quantities in the modern diet, sugar has become toxic. Here’s everything you need to know about sugar and sweeteners to indulge safely. As a dentist, I get asked a lot about sugar.

7 Ways to Streamline Dental Insurance Claims Processing

Oral Health Group

Processing dental insurance claims can be a complex and confusing task. But if you can identify your bottlenecks and redundancies while automating certain manual tasks, you can speed up claims processing and reduce costs.

Misconceptions about Dental Insurance

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Teresa Duncan. One of the big issues that new dentists face is learning the ins and outs of insurance — it’s a lot of paperwork! A lot of dentists find themselves confused fighting a mountain of red tape. 4 Common Dental Insurance Misconceptions.

The Pankey Institute Announces the Induction of Dr. Lee Ann Brady as a Pankey Master

Dental News and Technology

Recognition as a Pankey Master is the organization's highest honor with the recipient's portrait permanently displayed in the Institute's Master's Hall. KEY BISCAYNE, Fla.

HPI: Dental hygienists, assistants get pay hikes of up to 6%

Dr. Bicuspid

Approximately eight out of 10 dentists recently have given pay raises -- commonly in the range of 4-6% -- to dental hygienists and assistants, according to poll results released in June by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI).

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NYU College of Dentistry Receives Federal Funds to Reach the Underserved

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry with a $1.5 million grant to prepare dental and dental hygienists to better serve disadvantaged populations, including those with disabilities and pregnant women.

How to Best Work with Patients on Clear Aligners

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Allison Lacoursiere. Clear aligners have made themselves incredibly important to our industry in a very short span of time. Knowing how to work transparently with patients, make them aware of the benefits of orthodontics, and secure a buy-in is essential for today’s dentists.

Fatigue and failure analysis of restored endodontically treated maxillary incisors without a dowel or ferrule

Dental News and Technology

Published: June 12, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Information on the survival and mode of failure of endodontically treated incisors without a ferrule and restored without dowels is lacking.

5 ways to make your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly

Dr. Bicuspid

Healthcare utilization is lower among the LGBTQ+ community, but there are simple steps dental practices can take to make their practices welcoming for all patients, according to diversity and inclusion advocates Drs. Marita Inglehart and Scott Schwartz.

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Sinus Drainage & Pain After a Root Canal Procedure

Ask The Dentist

Root Canal Question: I had a root canal last Monday. Shortly after I returned home from the dentist, I leaned over and had a sudden gush of watery substance drain from my left nostril. It smelled just like the sodium hypochlorite that the dentist used to flush my roots. The drainage continued several times that evening. The following day, nearly 24 hours later, I was bending over and moving boxes and it happened again, this time yellow. The drainage amounted to about a teaspoon.

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My Gums Bleed When I Brush My Teeth… is it Gum Disease?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Most people think that bleeding gums are just a minor annoyance, but in reality, they can be a sign of much bigger problems. In fact, bleeding gums is one of the most common symptoms of gum disease.

NC to Decide Between Fee-for-Service and Managed Care for Medicaid Dental Benefits

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In North Carolina, dental benefits included in the state’s Medicaid program are managed by the state, not by private insurers. This is in contrast to the medical side of the state’s Medicaid program, which has moved from fee-for-service to managed care.

The effectiveness of adjunctive measures in managing peri-implant mucositis: an umbrella review

Dental News and Technology

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Pediatric dentists may need to improve their image interpretation

Dr. Bicuspid

Some pediatric dentists didn’t perform very well when they tried to identify and detect traumatic dental injuries and problems on patients’ images, according to a small explorative study published June 20 in BMC Oral Health.

3D printing: The future of digital dentistry

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 4 Minute, 7 Second. As the world moves in an increasingly digital direction, so too does dentistry.

Third molar surgery and antibiotics to prevent infection

The Dental Elf

This review and infection of dry socket after third molar surgery identified 58 RCTs of whihc 34 contributed to a meta-analyses. The findings indicated that metronidazle and amoxicillin did reduce infection but the findings were of low certainty.

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More Women, Minorities Enter Dental School

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

After reviewing results of the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s Survey of Dental Education, the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute (ADA HPI) announced that 56% of first-year dental students were women in the fall of 2021.

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Do children get dry socket?—The incidence and pattern of presentation of alveolar osteitis in children and adolescents following dental extractions

Dental News and Technology

First published: 28 May 2022 [link] Abstract Background Alveolar osteitis (AO) is widely reported as the most common post-operative complication following surgical and non-surgical exodontia.

Do's & don'ts for no-shows and late cancellations

Dr. Bicuspid

No-shows and last-minute cancellations create serious scheduling and production problems, but there are some techniques to minimize these occurrences, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Do's & don'ts for internal marketing.

How Much Should a Dental Practice Spend on Marketing?

YapiApp

How Much Should I Be Spending on Dental Marketing? With the right systems and strategies in place, you may not need to spend as much as you’d think on your dental practice marketing. ……… Losing a patient is costly for dental practices.

San Diego Moms: What I Learned About My Kid’s Teeth

The Super Dentists

I’ve always thought teeth were high-maintenance. The process of brushing, flossing and gargling while ensuring you do your twice-a-year check-ups can be exhausting. Then, you have children and the work. Read More.

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What to Know About Life Insurance for Practice Loans

The Big Brush

Starting a dental practice has many associated costs, such as rent or mortgage, purchasing equipment, and hiring employees. If you’ve started your own dental practice, you likely took out loans to cover some or all of these costs. Life Insurance Dental Practice Business Tips insurance

Monkeypox Gains Pandemic Status

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The World Health Network—a group of scientists and citizens from around the globe focused on promoting health—has deemed monkeypox a pandemic. Thus far, more than 3,400 cases of monkeypox have been reported throughout 58 countries.

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What to do when violence spills into the dental practice

Dr. Bicuspid

Unless you avoid the daily news, television, and social media, you are aware of the increasing number of violent crimes occurring in the U.S. Dr. James V. Anderson shares considerations for handling potentially violent situations as well as tips on how to dismiss a potentially violent patient.

Integrating CAD/CAM dentistry into your practice with advanced materials

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 21 Second. In the early days of CAD/CAM dentistry, there weren’t many material choices, limiting what clinicians could do with the technology.

Iron deficiency anaemia and early childhood caries

The Dental Elf

This review assessing a potential association between early childhood caries (ECC) and iron deficiency anaemia(IDA) included 14 studies.

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10 Key Points from EuroPerio10

Reena Wadia

HALITOSIS: The two biggest causes of halitosis are gum disease and a tongue coating. The tongue surface area makes up almost a quarter of the surface area of the mouth – it’s equivalent to the surface area of an ipad mini – so that’s a lot of space for bacteria to hide in!

Russian Dentists Struggle to Adapt Their Practice in Response to Sanctions

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Russian dental providers rely almost entirely on imported dental materials from the United States and Europe to treat their patients.

The ADA is focused on diversity and inclusion: Here's why

Dr. Bicuspid

In recognition of World Refugee Day, Juneteenth, and Pride Month taking place in June, ADA President Dr. Cesar Sabates shared with DrBicuspid.com why he's prioritizing efforts for dentistry to become more diverse and inclusive.

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6 Unit Canine To Canine Bridge Cost

Best Dentist in Houston

If you’re missing your front teeth or some of your front teeth need to be extracted, you may be looking into getting a dental bridge. Your dental team may have recommended a canine-to-canine bridge known as a six-unit bridge for your front teeth.

The 15 Best Dental Marketing Charity Opportunities

My Social Practice

15 Dental Marketing Charity Ideas You Should Know About. Step Up Your Dental Marketing With Charities That Change Lives. One of the best and most successful dental marketing strategies is to invest your energy into cause-related projects that benefit underserved communities and individuals in need.

Does a Cracked Tooth Need a Root Canal Before a Crown?

Phoenix Endodontist

Fixing a cracked tooth can be like figuring out the damage after a car accident. If you don’t have a professional check things out, what looks like a surface dent can actually turn out to be really serious.

Colorado Bill Creates Assistance Fund for Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill creating a peer assistance program for dental hygienists into law on June 8. The bill, SB22-058, was passed with 39 ayes; 24 congress members voted no.

3 factors that influence dentist opioid prescriptions

Dr. Bicuspid

A prescription for antibiotics, the use of sedation, and even whether a dental student was involved in the procedure are just some of the factors that influence whether a prescription for opioids was given after a tooth extraction, reports a study published on June 9 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Allergy awareness in patient care

ASDA Blog

Allergies are one of the most common conditions in the United States. They are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness with more than 50 million people experiencing a form of allergic reaction every year.

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