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9 questions and 2 solutions for sensitive, sore gums

Dr. Bicuspid

A new patient visited a well-trained biological dentist who struggled to identify the cause of her sensitive, inflamed, and sore gums. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares the nine questions and two solutions that helped the dentist identify -- and treat -- the patient's problem.

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Let’s Get Real: 5-Plus Ways to Inject Authenticity Into Your Practice and Attract Loyal Patients

Oral Health Group

“Authenticity,” as defined by Merriam-Webster, is about being “true to one’s personality, spirit, and character.” The daily onslaught of information has naturally led to consumers craving authenticity now more than ever before.

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The new dentist’s job and the learning curve

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. After the search is over and the new job has begun, it is time to make sure that learning is occurring with a timeline that is acceptable to both the dentist who was hired and to the owner who is hopefully mentoring the new associate.

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Teaching Your Dental Staff How to Get Your Patients to Come Back

Delivering Wow

Working at a dental practice entails a lot, so we often stray from focusing on ensuring our patients keep coming back. This can be the mistake that prevents your practice from growing and reaching its full potential.

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Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study

Dental News and Technology

Tualzik T, Chopra R, Gupta SJ, Sharma N, Khare M, Gulati L. Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2021;25:422-6 Objective: Photobiomodulation (PBM) using diode laser is regarded an effective modality for the repair of tissues and control of pain. Ozone, owing to its biocompatibility, healing, and antimicrobial properties, is used in dentistry as well.

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Want to appear more popular? Whiten your teeth

Dr. Bicuspid

In a recent study on tooth color, participants ranked models with white teeth as more popular, friendly, intelligent, and confident. Participants also deemed models with whitened teeth to be younger and better educated.

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Dangerous Oral Health TikTok Trends

Oral Health Group

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms of our time, with over half a billion active monthly users worldwide.

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5 Types of Emails Dentists Can Use to Help Keep Their Patients Happy

The Big Brush

Email marketing may be a very effective way to drive engagement for your dental practice and keep your patients happy.

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Straumann Group and Aspen Dental Management, Inc., partner to offer dental implants and prosthetic solutions to over 1,000 locations across the U.S.

Dental News and Technology

Agreement expands access to innovative products, integrated digital workflows and education for Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Straumann Group, a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence, announces a strategic partnership with Aspen Dental Management, Inc.,

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Do you know how to care for your patients with MS?

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at greater risk of developing periodontal disease and caries due to difficulties they may have performing oral care and accessing a dentist, according to a clinical paper published in the British Dental Journal.

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ADHA Updates its Return to Work Guidance

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On September 16, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) released a new update to its “Interim Guidance on Returning to Work,” which was initially published in May 2020.

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Harnessing the Power of Eaglesoft to Fuel Practice Growth

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Practices learn the basics of Eaglesoft by having certified Software Technology Advisors review various aspects of the practice management, clinical and imaging modules.

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Improve Dental Insurance Verification With Online Scheduling

YapiApp

Verify a Patient’s Dental Insurance with The Ease of Patient Online Scheduling. An online booking platform that streamlines dental insurance verification can make your job easier and improve the patient experience.

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic studies of proximal surface caries

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Aim This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy and reliability of commonly used caries detection methods for proximal caries diagnostics. Visual examination (VE), bitewing radiography (BWR), laser fluorescence (LF), and fibre-optic transillumination (FOTI) were considered in detail.

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Do's and don'ts for organization

Dr. Bicuspid

If you're not organized (you're forgetting daily tasks, always running behind, etc.), your office will always be in chaos. Well-organized practices are more efficient, less stressed, and highly productive, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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National Institutes of Health Initiates Major Study on Long-Haul COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A certain segment of those who recover from COVID-19 experience lingering symptoms such as breathing difficulty, fatigue, post-exertional malaise, brain fog, and headache.

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Celebrating 20 Years in Endodontics

Phoenix Endodontist

This month, the entire country paused to reflect on the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shook us all in September 2001. What also occurred in September 2001 was Dr Jacqueline Allen opening her own endodontic specialty practice in Phoenix, AZ.

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SmartAssist: The New Interactive “Smart” Checklist in Denticon

Planet DDS

SmartAssist is the new Denticon feature that will change the way you work. Included free with a Denticon subscription, this “smart” checklist reminds you and your staff of incomplete tasks for patient appointments and lets you track and check them off in real-time.

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The impact of dental Medicaid reform on dental care provider activity and market penetration of dental support organizations

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Aug 25;S0002-8177(21)00301-9. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.007. adaj.2021.05.007. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: Medicaid state dental programs have experienced changes related to provider practice settings with the increased growth of dental support organizations (DSOs). The authors conducted this study to assess the impact of state Medicaid reform on the dental practice environment by examining provider activity and practice setting.

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Oral health facts your patients don't know

Dr. Bicuspid

How much do your patients know about oral health? Market research platform DentaVox asked 5,551 people how their lifestyle affected their oral health. The responses weren't always accurate, especially when it came to alcohol and smoking.

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Consensus on Whether COVID-19 Boosters Are Necessary Remains Elusive

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While booster shots to the COVID-19 vaccination are recommended for those who are immunocompromised, whether healthy, previously vaccinated individuals need a booster remains an unanswered question.

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Dental Industry News: Latest CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Dental care is health care, and that is reflected in the CDC’s latest COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance for health care settings , updated Sept 10, 2021.

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World Patient Safety Day and increasing awareness about dental quacking

ASDA Blog

While visiting the dentist can be uncomfortable, it is important that our patients are well-informed when choosing a provider. Ahead of World Patient Safety Day on Sept.17, we want to raise awareness about an issue that many may not have heard of: dental quacking.

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Prognosis of vital pulp therapy on permanent dentition: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Dental News and Technology

Published: August 31, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract: Introduction The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the existing randomized controlled trials (RCT) on the safety and efficacy of vital pulp therapy (VPT) and to analyze the outcomes of VPT performed with a variety of pulp capping materials and techniques. Methods Medline (PubMed), Embase, Cochrane Library, and grey literature were searched (January 2000 to March 2021). Study selection and data extraction were performed in duplicate.

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Let's talk about Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

Dr. Bicuspid

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the importance of infection control and prevention. What better time to talk about the topic than Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, which takes place in September.

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ADA Requires Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test to Attend Annual Meeting

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

All oral health professionals, exhibitors, guests, and staff members who wish to attend the annual meeting, SmileCon, of the American Dental Association (ADA) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result. The meeting will be held in Las Vegas October 11 to 13, 2021.

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What Makes a Great Dental Website?

My Social Practice

What makes a great dental website? You aren’t going to believe the advice I am about to give you. Ready for it? Don’t spend money on custom design; invest in great photography. I know that about every dental office website company out there will ridicule me for saying this.

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Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Era with Remote Access to Your Dental Practice Data

Planet DDS

Your capability to access data remotely is no longer an either/or decision in the ongoing post-pandemic dental practice environment. The question is, how can remote access help your practice refine processes like billing and back-office workflows? . Why it’s more than either/or .

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Dental Implant Care Beyond the Chair

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Even implant patients who are diligent about keeping maintenance appointments may run into trouble with peri-implant disease if they don’t practice good daily oral hygiene at home.

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Earliest proof of caries found in 54-million-year-old mammal

Dr. Bicuspid

The oldest known evidence of caries in a mammal was found in the fossils of a monkeylike animal that lived 54 million years ago. A shift to higher-sugar foods likely caused the tooth decay, according to a study published on September 9 in Scientific Reports.

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FDA Says No to COVID-19 Booster Shots for All

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On September 17, the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccine Advisory Committee voted against recommending a third shot, or booster, for vaccinated individuals older than 16. The vote applies to both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Top 5 Best Smile Makeover Procedures in Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

A smile is such a thing that can add elegance to your personality. A beautiful smile increases your charm and makes you more beautiful. If you have a beautiful smile, you are lucky.

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7 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Creekview Dental

Oral health is an important part of your overall health and wellness. When you think about oral health, you most likely think about your teeth. But the health of your teeth is only part of oral health. Gum health is also important, as the teeth and gums must work together.

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Building Your Dental Practice’s 2022 Marketing Plan: How to Get New Dental Patients

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

Our most recent article, “Building Your Dental Practice’s 2022 Marketing Plan: Managing Attrition” , focused on how you can manage attrition rates in your practice.

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Clinicians in Japan use navigation system for TMJ surgery

Dr. Bicuspid

Clinicians in Japan successfully performed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis surgery on a pediatric patient using a computer-assisted navigation system, according to details published on September 10 in the Journal of Medical Case Reports.

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COVID-19 Is Deadliest Pandemic in United States History

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While the Spanish flu of 1918 has held the record as the deadliest disease event in the nation’s history with 675,000 deaths, it is clear that COVID-19, with 674,000 deaths and rising, will soon bypass this number. The global death rate due to SARS-CoV-2 infection is more than 4.7 million.

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Stop Gingivitis With These 5 Steps

Gilreath Dental

Gingivitis may be a dental term you are already aware of. It is a condition that is marked by red, bleeding and puffy gums. As many as half of American adults suffer from this initial stage of gum disease. While gingivitis is common, it doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly. What is Gingivitis?

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