July, 2023

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Adding a Virtual Assistant to the Dental Team: Yay or Nay?

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Undeniably, one result of the COVID-19 pandemic is that a significant number of Americans worked from home, often experiencing remote work for the first time. This switch in employment patterns has created a cadre of individuals with strong communication and organizational skills who are now working as virtual assistants. These employees can offer a variety of services, including scheduling appointments, answering calls and emails, and administrative tasks.

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Strategies for Dental Practice Marketing Success in 2023

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sean Hamel The world of marketing is an ever-evolving adventure, especially in the digital realm. To ensure your dental practice thrives, you need to stay ahead of the game and embrace cutting-edge strategies. Let’s take a look at 5 ways to skyrocket your dental practice’s marketing efforts this year. Get ready to embark on a journey of success, fun, and diversity as we explore these exciting strategies that will take your practice to new heights!

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Dental School Graduate: Now What!?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson So, you’ve just graduated from dental school, now what? First, of all, congratulations, you have done it; you’ve graduated dental school or maybe you’ve graduated and you have your final clinical boards to pass. Regardless, you did it, which is a feat in and of itself! Taking Your Final Clinical Boards I want to start off just talking about clinical boards.

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Freedom Dental Partners Named Among Largest DSOs

Dentistry Today

The first thing Steve Albert wants to talk to you about is the new addition to his family—his infant son and third child, James. But the second thing he will mention is the growth of Freedom Dental Partners. “It’s an incredible ride and it is just getting started,” says a smiling Steve. Freedom Dental Partners named among largest DSOs in annual report Albert, a dentist by trade, has recently taken on the title of “Deal Captain” on the Freedom Dental Partners team an

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Day 30: Journey to Oral Health

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Health and Healing Thank you my fabulous reader for joining me on my quest to write a daily blog post for the month of June. This journey has been so fun as we got to explore all the things that need to be included in wha itt takes to have a healthy mouth and thus a healthy body. Oral health includes not only toothbrushing and cleaning inbetween the teeth, but also tongue cleaning, nasal breathing, saliva, deep restful sleep, colorful food, drinking water, a healthy gut, and feeding the microbio

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Securing Genuine Gains with Artificial Intelligence!

Oral Health Group

The post Securing Genuine Gains with Artificial Intelligence! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Digitization accuracy and scannability of different prosthodontic materials: An in vitro trial

Dental News and Technology

Published: July 18, 2023 DOI: [link] ABSTRACT Statement of problem Digital scanning of different prosthodontic materials is commonplace in contemporary practice. However, the scannability of prosthodontic materials has not been thoroughly investigated. Purpose The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the scanning accuracy and measure the unscanned area in a preset time limit of commonly used framework materials.

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Dear New Resident: Tips to Transitioning from Dental School to Residency

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig Deciding to pursue a residency program is a big decision and there are a lot of reasons why someone would choose to pursue a residency program. Spending a year as a resident was truly the best decision I’ve ever made, but like anything, there are ups and downs. The Transition from Dental School to Residency The transition from dental school to residency can be overwhelming at first.

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Rahma Samow Appointed CEO of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers

Dentistry Today

Rahma Samow, a seasoned executive in the dental industry , has been named chief executive officer of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, a TAG company. Rahma Samow, CEO of ClearChoice Under her leadership, Samow will continue to capitalize on the company’s momentum by providing industry-leading products and services to its patients while expanding its presence into new markets.

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Why Teeth Grinding and Stress Are Related

Batchelor-Dentistry

Undoubtedly, stress has a massive impact on our physical bodies. From headaches and insomnia to nausea, stress can take a toll on our physical health in a number of ways. One of stress's most common physical symptoms is muscle tension, especially in the jaw. This type of stress-induced facial tension often leads to teeth grinding, which subsequently contributes to a number of oral health problems.

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Exploring Diverse Career Paths for Dental Assistants in Healthcare

Oral Health Group

The healthcare field is a vast and ever-evolving landscape, offering many opportunities for professionals to contribute to the well-being of patients and communities. Among the. more The post Exploring Diverse Career Paths for Dental Assistants in Healthcare appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Dentistry responding in domestic violence and abuse (DRiDVA) feasibility study: a qualitative evaluation of the implementation experiences of dental professionals

Dental News and Technology

Dentistry responding in domestic violence and abuse (DRiDVA) feasibility study: a qualitative evaluation of the implementation experiences of dental professionals Citation Femi-Ajao O, Doughty J, Evans MA, Johnson M, Howell A, Robinson PG, Armitage CJ, Feder G, Coulthard P. BMC Oral Health 2023; 23(1): e475. Copyright (Copyright © 2023, Holtzbrinck Springer Nature Publishing Group - BMC) DOI 10.1186/s12903-023-03059-y PMID 37438748 Abstract BACKGROUND: Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) is a pers

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Tennessee to Adopt Interstate Compact

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Tennessee is making strides toward becoming one of the pioneer states to adopt the Dental and Dental Hygienist Interstate Compact. This landmark agreement would enable dental professionals with licenses from member states to practice in other participating states without requiring a new license. An essential provision of this compact is that all member states must adhere to uniform licensing requirements.

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Crown Wars: Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. David Rice Lithium Disilicate vs Zirconia? When it comes to selecting the best material for your patient’s crown, you have options. The question is, which option is best, when, and why. Lithium Disilicate: Advantages Strength At 550 MPa and excellent fracture toughness , Lithium Disilicate weighs in well. Although I prefer to bond it, per ISO standards , you and I can bond – or lute E.max.

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Envista Schedules Second Quarter 2023 Earnings Call

Dentistry Today

Envista Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NVST) (“Envista”) will report financial results for its second quarter 2023 on Wednesday, August 2, 2023. Envista will discuss these results on a conference call on the same day beginning at 2:00 PM PT and lasting approximately one hour. The call and the accompanying slide presentation will be webcast on the “Investors” section of Envista’s website, www.envistaco.com.

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Five of the TOP Dental Practice Issues

Coaches Corner

There are five issues that just about every dental practice experiences, and on this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers podcast for dentists you can hear what they are along with some solutions. Then on our mystery shopper calls, a potential patient with stinky breath calls some practices for advice. Did they try to appoint him or were their responses just as stinky as the caller?

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Digital Dentistry Technologies and their Impact on Insurance Coverage: Exploring the Benefits and Limitations

Oral Health Group

Imagine being at the forefront of a revolution, where science meets technology to reshape an entire industry. You’re not in a Silicon Valley startup or. more The post Digital Dentistry Technologies and their Impact on Insurance Coverage: Exploring the Benefits and Limitations appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Augmented Reality and 3-dimensional Dynamic Navigation System Integration for Osteotomy and Root-end Resection

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Endodontics Published: July 13, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Introduction Augmented reality superimposes high-definition computer-generated virtual content onto the existing environment, providing users with an enhanced perception of reality. This study investigates the feasibility of integrating an augmented reality head-mounted device (AR) into a 3-dimensional dynamic navigation system (3D-DNS) for osteotomy and root-end resection (RER).

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California Launches Statewide Sealant Program

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While California has seen improvement over the past several years when it comes to missed school days due to dental problems —446,000 in 2018 to 270,000 in 2021— the state wants to continue to see that number drop. As such, Smile, California, an effort by the California Department of Health Care Services, recently introduced Sealants for a Healthy Smile, a statewide campaign to encourage parents and guardians to protect their children’s teeth by promoting the application of sealants as a prevent

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Is Fluoride Varnish Enough?

Dentistry Gone Digital

Discover the Benefits of Fluoride Varnish: A Powerful Dental Treatment for Stronger Teeth & Enhanced Oral Health By: Candy Velez – CRDY, BSDH As a clinical dental hygienist with a decade of experience, I have rarely heard patients ask the question, “Is Fluoride Varnish enough to protect my teeth?” Instead, patients often ask questions like: “Do I really need a fluoride treatment?

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The Inner Circle Acknowledges Ralph Cook as a Top Pinnacle Professional

Dentistry Today

Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Ralph Cook is acknowledged as a Top Pinnacle Professional for his contributions to the fields of dentistry and dental laboratories. The Inner Circle Acknowledges Ralph Cook as a Top Pinnacle Professional Mr. Cook entered into the dentistry and dental laboratory services after completing an apprenticeship with the Brown Dental Laboratory and a program to become a Certified Dental Technician (CDT) in 1974.

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Improve Your Dental Practice With ‘Marginal Gains!’

Coaches Corner

Sometimes it’s a little overwhelming to make dental practice improvements through huge changes. But the good news is, you may not have to! You can improve your dental practice marginal gains. In this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers podcast for dentists, we show how small changes can get HUGE results! Then of course there are the mystery shopper calls.

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How to Choose the Right Handpiece

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 2 Minute, 42 Second A good handpiece is practically an extension of a dentist’s hand, and there is no piece of dental equipment used as often as handpieces. The quality of the work a dentist can produce depends, in large part, on the quality and capability of the handpiece they use. If you’re in the market for a new handpiece, how do you decide which one is right for you?

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MB2 Dental Reports Record Mid-Year Growth; Adds 73 Practices to Its Network, Bringing Total to 575

Dental News and Technology

Expansion Brings Total Doctors Supported to More Than 1,100 DALLAS--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- MB2 Dental , the first and largest dental partnership organization (DPO) nationwide, announced today its record growth and expansion for the first half of 2023. During the first six months of 2023, MB2 Dental, or the Company, added 73 new practices to its network.

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

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Dental Flippers: The Young Dentist’s Guide

Dentistry Gone Digital

Exploring Innovative Alternatives to Dental Flippers for Optimal Patient Smiles! By: Dr. David Rice Trauma, emergency extraction(s) due to pain or infection, future dental implant, or simply missing a tooth, patients present in a variety of ways, for a variety of reasons. Dentistry has a variety of ways to fill the gap. Once upon a time, the best we had in dentistry was an interim partial denture, known as the very aptly named, flipper.

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Wayne Dental Care Announces New Affiliation with The Smilist Dental

Dentistry Today

Wayne Dental Care, a leading dental practice in Wayne, Pennsylvania, is delighted to announce a new affiliation with The Smilist Dental. The move was facilitated through a partnership with Freedom Dental Partners, a respected dental support group specializing in helping practitioners find the best fit for the future of their practices. Dr. Brian Handel, of Wayne Dental Care, expressed his satisfaction with the successful transaction, stating, “I have been working with Dr.

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How to Use Long-Tail Keywords for SEO

Rosemont Review

When it comes to SEO , make sure you’re working smarter, not harder. This is especially true as you determine which keywords to optimize for throughout your website. In the past, short-tail keywords — also referred to as “head terms” — were accepted as the best way to rank in the SERPs. Terms like “facelift,” for example, were used to appeal in a more general way to the many searches people were conducting.

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Garrison Dental Strata-G Matrix System: A Review

Denticle

The Garrison Dental Strata-G Matrix System is a sectional matrix system that is designed to provide reliable, tight contacts and easier, more predictable contours in posterior restorations. The system consists of three main components: • Strata-G Matrix Rings: These rings are made of a nickel titanium alloy that is both strong and easy to open. They are also reinforced with PEEK, which makes them even more durable. • Strata-G Wedges: These wedges are made of a soft, silicone material that is des

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DIY Dental Care — Safe or Dangerous?

Dental News and Technology

The report, compiled from data from the State of Oral Health Equity in America survey, shares additional insights into home remedies used by consumers, including: Those who had not had a dental visit in the last two years were 10% more likely to use dangerous home remedies than those who had a dental visit more recently. Those who smoke used one or more dangerous home remedies twice as often as those who do not smoke.

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Parents Play a Crucial Role in Establishing Good Oral Health Habits

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

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Strategies for Dental Practice Marketing Success in 2023

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sean Hamel The world of marketing is an ever-evolving adventure, especially in the digital realm. To ensure your dental practice thrives, you need to stay ahead of the game and embrace cutting-edge strategies. Let’s take a look at 5 ways to skyrocket your dental practice’s marketing efforts this year. Get ready to embark on a journey of success, fun, and diversity as we explore these exciting strategies that will take your practice to new heights!

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Innovative Air2Zed Device to be Distributed by Good Doctors, USA

Dentistry Today

Good Doctors, USA (GdDr’s USA) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Zinnovi, Inc., a technology firm based in Schaumburg, Illinois, to distribute its flagship product, Air2Zed. Air2Zed is an innovative wireless X-ray technology, along with other dental products, through the nationwide network of Good Dr’s USA authorized dealers.

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Fast Action Steps to Follow When Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

A knocked out tooth is a dental emergency no parent wants to experience. But if you find yourself in this stressful situation, it’s important to know the fast action steps for how to react and what to do if your child knocks out a tooth. Read on for all the details so you can be prepared and informed in case of an emergency. Fast Action Steps to Follow When Your Child Knocks Out a Tooth If your child has knocked out a tooth, the first step is to stay calm.

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How Often Should I Update My Website?

Rosemont Review

When it comes to your practice’s website, it’s always a good idea to regularly add fresh content , but how often should you consider a complete website redesign and/or rebuild? To determine the answer, here are a some questions to consider: Is your website easy to navigate? Top-quality dental and medical sites prioritize user-friendliness. When an individual visits your website, information should be readily available and easily accessible, and all links should be functional and going to the cor

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Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Crown Reattachment as Treatment for Complicated Crown-Root Fractures: A Retrospective Study Xin Zhang, Liang Xue, Weiwei Zhou, Lili Zhang, Zhenhua Gao, Songlin Wang

Dental News and Technology

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2023 Jul 12;1-7. Online ahead of print. Abstract This retrospective study evaluated the clinical outcomes of surgical crown reattachment in the treatment of complicated crown-root fractures in permanent teeth of 35 patients. Treatments were defined as follows: surgical crown reattachment combined with internal fixation with a fiber-reinforced core post, ostectomy, and reattachment of the original crown fragment.

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Medication for Tooth Regrowth Could Soon Become a Reality

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

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