Wed.Sep 15, 2021

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.

How 3D printing can support remote education in dentistry

Dr. Bicuspid

3D printing became an invaluable tool that enabled dental students at one university to train from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Elisa Praderi writes why the situation proves 3D printing has been underutilized in education -- until now.


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How Does Oral Microbiome Affect Gum Health?

Ask The Dentist

One of the most flattering things is knowing that there are fellow functional dentists who listen to the show. Today’s question is from an aspiring functional dentist, and Dr. B dives into the oral microbiome.


Medicare dental benefits are inevitable: A response

Dr. Bicuspid

In his recent article, Dr. Marc Cooper painted his vision for why Medicare dental benefits are inevitable. In this response, Dr. Fred S. Ferguson continues the conversation, arguing that a value-based system can benefit patients, payers, and dentistry, too.


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.

Dental Practice Made Simple: Where to schedule big cases

Dr. Bicuspid

Where should you schedule big cases? Have you considered your day off? In the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin shares why he gives this sometimes controversial recommendation.


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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World Patient Safety Day and increasing awareness about dental quacking


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.

Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Generate More Referrals Without Begging, Pleading, and Sounding Desperate!

Coaches Corner

Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Generate More Referrals Without Begging, Pleading, and Sounding Desperate! It’s an old adage that referred patients are the best patients. And it’s also true!


Do’s and Don’ts for Oral Surgery Recovery

Modern Family Dental

While many oral surgeries are routine everyday procedures for your dentist, the recovery period isn’t something you should take lightly. From dental implant placement to wisdom teeth extractions , oral procedures require a delicate touch during recovery.

Dental Health, Money, & Digital “Seniors”

Patient News

Boomers, Gen X – What’s a senior?! Google commissioned a research study to collect qualitative and quantitative data on the digital habits of boomers and “seniors.” According to WHO, most developed countries characterize old age starting at 60. Boomers, Seniors, and Gen X. This data is important to dentists because these generations have historically been the patients that contribute the. The post Dental Health, Money, & Digital “Seniors” appeared first on Patient News.

Brush or Floss First? Here's What You Need to Know to Decide

Jeannie Chung DDS

If you like conundrums like "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?", then you may enjoy this one: "Which should you do first, brush or floss?" Both of these oral hygiene tasks are equally important for removing dental plaque, a thin bacterial film that forms on teeth after eating.

Clinical Case: Self-adhesive Cementation of a 6-unit Anterior Zirconia Bridge


The post Clinical Case: Self-adhesive Cementation of a 6-unit Anterior Zirconia Bridge appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Clinical Cases North America (ONLY


Dental Care and Dental Equipment See Strong Growth from Pandemic Lows


Last year was a poor year for dentistry. In order to try and preserve PPE and also to help slow the spread of Covid-19, dentistry was shut down for most of the spring. my practice closed on March 18th and didn't reopen until May 18th. I was in the office, working without an assistant and handling emergencies 2 mornings a week, but that was all that was done. Basically dental offices were closed for around 60 days.