August, 2021

3 Ways to Avoid the Biggest Crisis in Dentistry

Dentistry Gone Digital

All across the country, dental practices are facing a hiring crisis. Teams are being stretched thin because of openings within the staff directory, and it’s putting pressure on everyone in the practice. They feel the strain … and so does dentistry as a whole.

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Why Every DSO Should Centralize With a Cloud-Based Practice Management Solution

Planet DDS

Centralizing non-clinical functions is a common trend among DSOs. And for good reason. By centralizing, DSOs relieve much of the burden of running a practice so that individual offices can focus on patient care.

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Is it Time to Write an eBook?

Identity Dental

You are on your way to becoming a key opinion leader, have a groundbreaking take on business management, or are teaching others how to run a great practice. Is it time to write an ebook? Here are tips from the experts on how to create one that sells. Choose a topic.

Tips to Eliminate Staff Drama in Your Dental Office

Oral Health Group

As a dental practice owner, your primary focus will always be to provide patients the best dental service possible.

Why Production is NOT the Most Important Thing in Your Practice

Delivering Wow

What are your goals for your practice in 2021? Do you want to grow and be more profitable? That tends to be on most dental practice’s goals list. The issue is figuring out the best way to do that. Most dentists believe that by increasing production, they will become more profitable.

Do's and don'ts for retaining staff

Dr. Bicuspid

The No. 1 challenge facing dentistry is staffing. Anyone will tell you that prevention is the best way of dealing with any type of crisis. So, the best way to avoid a shortage of dental staff is to prevent your current staff from leaving, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

Care to Lead

Dental Peers

Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown. She has become a renowned coach and thought leader on the topic of, well, leadership. Her books, such as Dare to Lead, have taught us that leadership is not merely about who delivers the best “rah rah…rally the troops” speech.

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Grow Your Practice With These Smart Tips

Identity Dental

Change is constant, especially in the dental industry. Practices must constantly evaluate their business and innovate in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Top Tips for a Great “About Us” Section on Your Dental Website

Oral Health Group

You want your website’s home page and service page to look fantastic. All too often, everything else is dismissed as unimportant. Yet, over half of website visitors want to see the “About Us” information.

Benefits of Dental SEO & How to Get Started

Carestack

To understand the importance of SEO, just think back to your recent google search. It’s likely that you selected a search result that showed up among the top 5 listings. .

Starting your trajectory from entrepreneur to CEO

Dr. Bicuspid

One of Dr. Roger P. Levin's key insights is that practices typically move through four phases of development. In this first installment of a two-part series, he describes the successes and challenges of the first two phases: the entrepreneur stage and the rapid growth stage.

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The Tooth Fairy continues to instill good oral health habits in children

Dental News and Technology

Delta Dental celebrates 23 years of tracking the Tooth Fairy's U.S. annual giving in the Original Tooth Fairy Poll® OAK BROOK, Ill.,

After dental school: Considerations for joining alternative types of practices

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. Before graduating from dental school, the dental student is inundated with information about joining dental practices from all over the country. It is, of course, in many ways, a life-altering decision.

Should You Get Sealants For Your Child?

Ask The Dentist

When it comes to making dental health decisions for yourself or your children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. There is no absolute right or wrong decision, so it is often about finding the lesser of two evils.

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Is Your Marketing Ready for the “Next Normal”?

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post Is Your Marketing Ready for the “Next Normal”? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

How to Improve Dental Practice Revenue and Profits

Carestack

Profitability is a crucial aspect of effective practice management. Healthy profits better enable a practice to provide cutting-edge services and convenience to their patients. But before we explore the various methods to increase profits, let’s establish how profits are calculated at a practice.

Dental Dose: Carbocaine's greatest strength is also its biggest weakness

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental Dose is back with the continuation of our series on local anesthetics. In this episode, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares what you need to know about mepivacaine -- often better known by the brand name Carbocaine.

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The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry Unveils Dedicated Clinical Training Center for the LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols

Dental News and Technology

CERRITOS, Calif., 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) held the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony announcing its new clinical training center.

Social Media For Dentists: Simple Steps To Finding New Patients

My Social Practice

Your practice’s dental social media presence is an integral part of how new and potential patients get to know you. Social media for dentists is a great way to spark a connection with them online. There’s a good chance they’ll be calling you later for an appointment!

What Is PAP and Is It A Safe Teeth Whitening Method?

Ask The Dentist

This episode is all about one of the most hyped-up topics in dentistry: whitening.

Emerging Ergonomic Risks To Dental Professionals

Oral Health Group

Dentists have always needed to take care of their posture. Many dental procedures and surgeries involve some element where craning the neck, twisting the body, and taking unnatural posture can be encouraged.

Linda Harvey: 3 Common Misperceptions on OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) became effective on June 21, 2021?

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Technology Focus: Crown.AI software for fastdesign.io

Dr. Bicuspid

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology for dentistry has come a long way, and two new features from Glidewell's fastdesign.io software show how smart technologies can save time in the clinic. The Glidewell team showcased Crown.AI and Margin.AI in this Technology Focus interview.

Single implant-supported two-unit cantilever fixed partial dentures in the posterior region: a retrospective case series with a mean follow-up of 6.5 years

Dental News and Technology

International Journal of Implant Dentistry volume 7 , Article number: 78 ( 2021 ) details Abstract Background The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the implant survival, clinical and radiographic outcomes, and patient satisfaction of single implant-supported two-unit cantilever fixed partial dentures in the posterior region.

Ultimate Guide To Dental Marketing

My Social Practice

As a dentist, you know how difficult it can be to stay on top of your dental marketing. It’s one thing to publish content online and another thing entirely to get people to see it. That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide to dental marketing!

What Is Geographic Tongue?

Ask The Dentist

Geographic tongue is a common, easy-to-spot oral condition, where the tongue takes on an atlas-like appearance. There are white borders around patches on the surface of the tongue, and in some cases, the condition can be painful. So, what causes this problem?

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Care to Lead

Oral Health Group

Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage. Brené Brown Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown.

Bridging the gap between health care disparities

ASDA Blog

This summer after my first year of dental school, I had the opportunity to intern at Bridging the Gaps, a community-based summer internship where health care students work with underserved communities in Philadelphia and gain insight into factors that affect health.

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How rules are changing for dental assistants in the U.S.

Dr. Bicuspid

In 2020 and 2021, approximately two dozen states in the U.S. have enacted legislative and regulatory changes related to dental assisting requirements, according to the Dental Assisting National Board's "State of the States" report.

Micro CT pilot evaluation of removability of two endodontic sealers

Dental News and Technology

J Oral Sci. 2021 Aug 17. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.21-0196. Online ahead of print Abstract Purpose: This study compared the removability of AH Plus and EndoSequence BC sealers using in vitro micro-computed tomography. Methods: Ten single-canal, extracted human teeth were cleaned and shaped with ProTaper NEXT rotary files to size X5 (50/0.06) (Dentsply-Sirona). Canals were obturated with a single cone gutta-percha and either AH Plus (Dentsply-Sirona) (Group A) or EndoSequence BC (Brasseler) (Group B).

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Provides More Immunity Than Vaccination

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

An Israeli study has found that the antibodies produced post-SARS-CoV-2 infection offer greater immunity than those generated by the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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8 Ways To Get More New Patients

Patient News

More new patients. When they call us, that’s what almost every dentist says. As one of the leading dental marketing agencies in the industry, getting more new business for our clients and helping their dental practices (and group organizations) grow is our number-one task.

9 Tips for Creating a Patient-Centered Schedule

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. A great deal has been written about patient-centered dental care.

What is YAPI? A Video Explainer in Less Than 5 Minutes

YapiApp

Let’s Get Right To It, What is YAPI? It’s a funny name, but serious software, for dentists! Other healthcare automation and productivity software is one size fits all, but YAPI is uniquely focused on dental.

What links oral surgery infections to penicillin allergy?

Dr. Bicuspid

Oral surgery patients with penicillin allergies who take a certain kind of antibiotic as perioperative prophylaxis face a greater risk of developing surgical site infections, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Factors influencing the esthetic of the smile. An observational study on clinical assessment and patient's perception

Dental News and Technology

Clin Periodontol. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13531. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: To clinically assess the esthetic of the smile and possible influencing factors. Materials and methods: In this explorative study an initial questionnaire on demographic variables and perception of the own quality of the smile (Visual Analogue Scale) was administered by a first examiner. A second blinded assessor examined all patients and recorded clinical data.

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Novel Therapy May Relieve Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

University of Connecticut (UConn) scientists are studying medications called senolytics that are designed to target and kill damaged cells — called senescent cells — that cause inflammation and damage to surrounding healthy cells.