Ergonomic dental chairs and stools: Key features for pain-free dentistry

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. However, a good set of core equipment (patient chair, dental light, delivery system and dental team seating) will enable and encourage comfortable patient positioning and provide excellent access to the patient’s oral cavity.

Dental Care and Dental Equipment See Strong Growth from Pandemic Lows


Basically dental offices were closed for around 60 days. According to an article on, patients are returning to dental offices again. This increase in patient visits also means that sales for dental suppliers are increasing as well. With the shut down of dental offices, supplies were not purchased either. Last year was a poor year for dentistry.


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Maximize Practice Productivity and Conserve PPE with the Solea Laser

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Every dental practice strives to get the most out of scheduling and clinical workflows to maximize productivity and patient care each day; every minute of the schedule and procedure counts. Patterson Equipment Specialist Mark Plancon.

3 Things Hygienists Should Consider When Investing in Instruments and Equipment

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. According to recent surveys, more dental hygienists are interested in being able to select and, in some cases, purchase their own equipment. American Dental Association. Share. Tweet. Share.

Dental Unit Waterline and Evacuation System Safety

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. In July 1963, a paper published by Blake in the British Medical Journal detailed high concentrations of bacteria in dental unit waterlines (DUWLs). Three steps to dental unit waterline safety. Dental water line safety: How you can begin.

How Laser Cavity Detection Benefits You

Gilreath Dental

General Dentistry Cavity Detection State-Of-The-Art Dental EquipmentIn the past, a dentist could only detect a cavity through x-rays or by probing and catching a sticky pit in the reachable grooves of your teeth.

The Power of Using CBCT With CAD/CAM Solutions To Elevate Implant Procedures

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. By using a dental mill or 3D printer as part of a full CAD/CAM solution, you can take the information from the scanner and CBCT and create a guide for implant surgeries that is highly accurate while saving on lab costs.

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

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. 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

Improving Practice Health and Wellness with Ergonomic Equipment from A-dec

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. You can help improve the health and safety of your entire dental team by creating a culture of wellness that addresses physical health through proper ergonomics. Keep reading to see how you can incorporate ergonomics into your dental practice.

How a Fully-Integrated CAD/CAM Solution Can Fuel Dental Practice Growth

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. For a dental practice considering an initial investment into CAD/CAM technology, digital impressions are the foundation to building a fully digital workflow; leading to same-day dentistry that patients love. Share. Tweet. Share.

Tech Insights: 3 Winning Technologies for Dentists During COVID-19

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. The pandemic has brought many challenges to the dental world, but along with those challenges have come huge improvements to patient care, practice workflow, patient safety and new efficiencies. Share. Tweet. Share.

Invest in Dental Technology with an Eye on the Future

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. However, advancements in technology and increased competition in the marketplace have made pricing and financing more competitive, and dental practices can now receive the education and support needed to help them get the most from their investments.

Zest Dental Solutions Protects LOCATOR® With Court Ruling

Dental News and Technology

July 21, 2022 ( - Zest Dental Solutions, the only manufacturer of the Zest LOCATOR® Family of Abutment Systems, including the LOCATOR ® Overdenture Implant System, announces a significant legal victory which solidifies and reinforces the legitimacy of its LOCATOR ® product line.

How Can Dental Students Save for Their Own Practice?

Dentistry Gone Digital

Saving Money for Your Dental Practice. The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that an initial cost of $500,000 is required to start a career as a dentist. According to the same ADA report above, you need $120,000 to $270,000 to graduate from a public dental school.

These People Love Dentists…

Coaches Corner

Yes, commercial landlords who lease space for dental offices love us! Dental equipment salespeople. I remember walking the floor at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting a few years ago with a non-dental friend.

Having an Infection Control Coordinator can save you money!

Dentistry Gone Digital

We already know that infection control is paramount for creating safe dental visits by ensuring the safety of patients and staff. An ICC will ensure the maintenance of all equipment and instruments. Safe dental visits will likely lead to an increase in patient referrals.

Is Sleep Dentistry Safe for you? Does it really work?

Healthy Smiles

A large number of people, both children, and adults find dental visits to be stressful. With the usage of sleep dentistry, patients can undergo any type of dental procedure without experiencing excessive pain or discomfort. In this state, the dental procedures become painless and easy.

Simply Implants Institute™ and Carestream Dental™ Create Premier Strategic Partnership

Dental News and Technology

26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Implants Institute™ and Carestream Dental™ have entered into a long term premier strategic relationship to offer full mouth dentistry CE courses in conjunction with Carestream's™ award-winning digital dental radiography equipment, software and services.

Managing Aerosols in the Dental Office is Not a New Idea!

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Currently, the mitigation of aerosols and minimizing of aerosol-generating procedures within the dental office are a priority. 2) The source of potentially infectious material include the dental treatment site and dental unit water lines. (3).

Preparing Your Operatory to Ensure Safe Practice

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Not all states require infection control continuing education for dental personnel, therefore, each oral health professional must strive to implement recommendations that represent current evidence and best practices. Consider reading more about this important facet of dental hygiene care.

Dental continuing education: 10 websites where dentists can earn free CE

Dentistry Gone Digital

Not only due to the ever-changing nature of dentistry, but every state dental board has continuing education requirements to renew your license each renewal period. Benco Dental. Benco Dental is a dental supply company and equipment distributor. Dental CE Academy.

Managing Your Clinic’s Holiday Schedule

Logic Tech Corp

You can use Paradigm Clinical to keep track of your upcoming dental appointments. Encode each one in your dental management system, and it will automatically send your patients reminders that you can set as early as three days before or on the day of their appointments.

Creating a community of smiles


ASDA believes giving back to our communities is a key part of the dental student experience and as future dental practitioners. Over the next three weeks, we’re going to explore how dental students are making a significant impact in their local communities.

Filling a Grave Need

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Says Tucker, “I chose dental hygiene because I believed it would allow me to not only aid in improving the overall health of Arkansans but to build authentic relationships with my patients.”. As a dental hygiene student, I knew my ultimate goal was to teach dental hygiene.

How to Communicate Safety to Patients in Your Marketing


Patients will be paying close attention to what dentists are communicating about their practice, making dental marketing more valuable than ever. . Cleaning and disinfecting all reusable dental equipment. Dental Marketing Strategies New Patient Marketing

Dental office design: An architect’s perspective

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Something interesting is happening at some North Dakota dental practices. We’ve done a number of things throughout the upper Midwest using buildings that are super unique and worth saving; Arch Dental was one of them. Designing Arch Dental.

What is Dental Anxiety and How Can You Overcome it?

Healthy Smiles

How do you find yourself feeling when you walk in a dental clinic? These symptoms suggest that you might be suffering from dental anxiety. What is dental anxiety? If left unaddressed, it can also convert into a more severe form known as dental phobia.

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene While Fighting Against COVID19

Healthy Smiles

How does Healthy Smiles Dental Group ensure safety from coronavirus? Our heedful dentists at Healthy Smiles Dental Group are making sure that patients get the most hygienic environment at our Blackburn dental clinic. When to Visit an Emergency Dental Clinic.

Journal Articles And Dental Lecturers Are BANNED From Saying This…

Coaches Corner

Journal Articles and Dental Lecturers are BANNED from Saying This… Hey there – we love the “throwaway journals” as much as anyone. And we also have a great appreciation for all of the fantastic dental lecturers – or these days, the “webinar circuit.”

Extending the Life of a Dental Handpiece: Maintenance Tips and More

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Dental handpieces are among the most important and versatile tools used in dental practices today. According to Reports and Data , the dental handpiece market is forecast to reach $2.14 Dental Economics. Patterson Dental.

The 18 Best Cause-Related Dental Marketing Opportunities

My Social Practice

Cause-Related Dental Marketing Opportunities. Step Up Your Dental Marketing With Charities That Change Lives. One of the best dental marketing strategies is to invest your time and energy into cause related projects. Dental Lifeline Network (ADA). Dental Marketing.

Can You Get A Root Canal With Veneers in Blackburn?

Healthy Smiles

Because dental veneers are a thin layer of material that are placed on the top of your teeth, your stained tooth may show through your veneer. Depending on your condition, a dental crown may be the preferred treatment to protect your tooth from damage following a root canal.

Dental Assistant Requirements for New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma

Dentistry Gone Digital

One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines. With over fifty designations of dental assistants nationwide, no two designations are alike, nor are the requirements for becoming a dental assistant.

Oral Health Professionals Can Answer the Call to Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Carolyn Patenaude, MSEd, BSRDH, CDA —a faculty member at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut—is blogging for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene about COVID-19. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association provides links to each states’ specific certification criteria.

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. Generosity dental marketing creates local awareness, increased new patients, an authentic team culture, tons of social media content , and it’s fun.

KaVo and A-Dec Announce a Collaborative Effort to Improve Dentistry


A-dec and KaVo, two of the most respected names in the dental industry, announced a new collaboration to deliver premier products and world-class service to dental professionals worldwide – Excellence Amplified. This information is pretty much "hot off the press".

Beata A. Carlson, DDS: Dentistry focused on whole health

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Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Carlson, DDS, takes a nontraditional approach to dentistry and offers her patients quite a different experience from your average dental office. I became a chem major, so I saw the toxicity of mercury and other dental treatments firsthand.

Henry Schein Reports Record Third-Quarter 2021 Financial Results From Continuing Operations


The pandemic forced closures of dental offices and mandated lockdowns kept everyone at home and the only dental treatment being done was on emergency patients. This helped keep folks with dental problems out of crowded emergency rooms giving hospitals more time for treatment of Covid-19 patients as well as keeping those dental patients from being exposed to the SARS-Cov-2 virus that might have been present in the hospitals.