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The Importance of Staff Retention in Dental Offices: Why It Matters

Oral Health Group

The number one concern for most dental practices in North America is keeping the office staffed with quality employees. Staffing is quickly becoming a national. more The post The Importance of Staff Retention in Dental Offices: Why It Matters appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Communication Strategies to Build Your Best Brand Ambassadors…Your Patients

Oral Health Group

The post Communication Strategies to Build Your Best Brand Ambassadors…Your Patients appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Favorite Excuses of Dentists

Coaches Corner

Dentists are great at a lot of things, including making excuses when things don’t go the way they planned. In this edition of The Dental Practice Fixers dental podcast for dentists, Dr. Rich reveals some of his favorites. And then, speaking of excuses, there is NO excuse for what happened during the mystery shopper calls!! Listen and enjoy. Got a question?

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The Whole Tooth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Group Smiles are the best! Today’s post is about some teeth “basics” What their functions are, what they are made of, and their inner workings. For most, this may be just a review, but important information because the next few articles will be about tooth sensitivity: its causes, and how to help stop or at least reduce it. For that, you need this basic information first.

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Vitana Pediatric & Orthodontic Partners Expands Into Louisiana

Dentistry Today

Vitana Pediatric & Orthodontic Partners (Vitana) , a dentist-led dental partnership organization (DPO) focused exclusively on elite Pediatric Dental and Orthodontic practices with operations in Florida , Alabama , Pennsylvania, and New Jersey , is excited to announce its expansion into Louisiana. We are proud to introduce Dr. Daniel Crawford , Dr.

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Facebook Scammers & How to Be Aware of Their Tricks

Identity Dental

A new scam has hit Facebook Messenger and its a hard one to detect. The goal of the scammer is to get you to click a link. The scams look to be a message or warning from Facebook / Meta itself. However, at a closer look, it’s simply a page or profile someone intentionally named […] The post Facebook Scammers & How to Be Aware of Their Tricks appeared first on Identity Dental Marketing.

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DDS or MRS: Changing Your Name When You Get Married

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig There are seemingly one million different questions to answer and decisions to be made while planning a wedding. You have to make a decision on everything from what types of flowers you want, to who will be invited. As a dentist, doctor, or someone who holds a professional license or publication you have one more decision to make about whether to change your name following your wedding.

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University of Texas Introduces New Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Program

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post University of Texas Introduces New Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Program appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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Are Patient Reviews That Important?

Patient News

After analyzing, designing, creating, and managing hundreds and hundreds of successful dental websites, it’s clear that having a healthy flow of patient reviews is a powerful tool that boosts the overall web presence of a dental practice. Attracting new patients is critical for practice growth, not only to mitigate naturally occurring attrition and related production loss but to also add.

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She was Called a B**ch Before She was Called a Leader

Dentistry Today

SHE’S ALL THAT In 1998, during my junior year in college, I had my first mental breakdown. I was hospitalized and under care for months, resulting in lost time to study and take the Dental Aptitude Test, traditionally submitted in the third year. Although I was still able to graduate on time, I couldn’t make up the hours necessary to review the science and practice for the Perceptual Ability (PAT) part of the exam.

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4 Ways to Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day at Your Practice

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 1 Minute, 47 Second Not every medical specialty is lucky enough to have a tradition like the Tooth Fairy to draw on. But dentistry does, and that means you can embrace the idea of this positive pixie to engage kids and their parents in oral health. According to a poll conducted by Delta Dental, 81% of homes in the United States with children ages 6 to 12 experienced a “visit from the Tooth Fairy” in the past year, and about one-third of parents say

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From Overwhelmed to Empowered: Conquer the Challenges of Buying + Owning a Dental Practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

With the Dental Business Mastermind Course: Learn How to Conquer the Challenges of Buying + Owning a Dental Practice By: Dr. David Rice Are you a young dentist looking to take the leap from being an associate to becoming a successful practice owner? Buying a practice is tough. It takes most new dentists months simply to figure out who to speak to. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find AMAZING mentors that guide you on the path to practice ownership AND go through the process with a small t

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Regenerative Endodontics versus MTA Apexification

Dental News and Technology

JDR Clin Trans Res. 2023 Aug 9;23800844231191515. doi: 10.1177/23800844231191515. Online ahead of print. Abstract Introduction: With the introduction of stem cell engineering in dentistry, regenerative endodontics has emerged as a potential alternative to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) apexification in the management of necrotic immature permanent teeth.

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University of Louisville Receives Grant to Further Understanding of the Oral Microbiome

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the University of Louisville in Kentucky have secured an $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a 5-year study on microorganisms present throughout the body, including the oral cavity. Their findings hold the potential to significantly advance the knowledge base and treatment options for various chronic conditions.

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Why Should I Go To YOUR Dental Practice?

Coaches Corner

Would a patient drive past twenty other dental offices to go to your practice? Would they regret it if they had to transfer to another office? Can you and your team quickly spout out a bunch of reasons why a patient would choose you over all of the others? Hopefully you can answer all of these questions with a big YES! So let’s find out why on this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers podcast for dentists.

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BroadcastMed Expands Relationship with the American Dental Association

Dentistry Today

BroadcastMed, the foremost healthcare marketplace providing reliable clinical content, robust engagement, and industry insights to healthcare professionals, medical institutions, manufacturers, service providers, and pharmaceutical companies, is excited to announce the expansion of its partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA). This strategic collaboration aims to utilize BroadcastMed’s cutting-edge audience engagement platform and robust medical publishing infrastructure to a

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Planet DDS Introduces Denticon Pay: The New Payment Acceptance Solution for Dental Practices and DSOs

Planet DDS

In an era where technological advancements have enhanced various industries, the field of dentistry is no exception. DSOs (Dental Service Organizations) are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations, improve patient experiences, and enhance overall efficiency. Responding to this demand, Planet DDS, a leader in cloud-based dental software solutions, has unveiled its latest innovation – Denticon Pay- a comprehensive payment acceptance solution designed specifically for dental pr

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Cultivate Leadership within Your Dental Team

Dentistry Gone Digital

Cultivating Leadership in Your Dental Team: Empowerment Strategies for Practice Success By: Dawn Patrick A successful dental practice is built upon more than just clinical expertise; it thrives when every member of the team embraces leadership qualities. Transforming your dental team into a group of empowered leaders can foster a dynamic environment, enhance patient experiences, and drive practice growth.

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Detection of the pathological exposure of pulp using an artificial intelligence tool: a multicentric study over periapical radiographs

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 23 , Article number: 553 ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Background Introducing artificial intelligence (AI) into the medical field proved beneficial in automating tasks and streamlining the practitioners’ lives. Hence, this study was conducted to design and evaluate an AI tool called Make Sure Caries Detector and Classifier (MSc) for detecting pathological exposure of pulp on digital periapical radiographs and to compare its performance with dentists.

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Pennsylvania Considers Dentist/Dental Hygienist Licensure Compact

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A proposed bill, Senate Bill 895, aims to ease the licensing process for out-of-state dentists and dental hygienists seeking to practice in Pennsylvania. This bill seeks to grant the governor’s office the authority to join the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact, a multi-state agreement allowing professionals to transfer their licenses across states without reapplying.

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The Diagnostic Power of 3D Imaging

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 5 Minute, 13 Second Case Background A 45-year-old male patient has previously presented to our office in 2015 with the chief complaint of having a hole in the back of his right maxillary central incisor (Figure A). The patient stated he had trauma to the tooth at age 18 and that the tooth was repositioned by a dentist.

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Digital Dentistry and CAD/CAM Technology Fuel Demand for Dental Putty

Dentistry Today

The “Dental Putty Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2023 to 2031” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This comprehensive report provides valuable insights into the global Dental Putty market, including market analysis, growth trends, and key players’ strategies.

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Clinical Case: Bioclear™ Class II on Lower Molar

3M

Using Bioclear™ Evolve Matrix Height Indicator, Bioclear™ Blue Evolve Matrix, 3M™ Filtek™ Supreme Flowable Restorative, 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive,

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Choosing the Right Color Palette for Your Dental Office

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: A-dec With design, we surround ourselves with color that affects mood, energy, and mindfulness. And design trends continually transform. In 2023, we see a return to moody tones that represent strength, earthiness, positivity, and biophilic design, which brings the awe of our planet into our spaces and connects us with the natural environment. Biophilic environments use nature-inspired tones in finishes such as statement wallpapers, natural materials, plants, flora pops of color, and natural

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2nd person dies from TB linked with bone matrix lot

Dental News and Technology

LEADING THE NEWS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a second person has died as a result of tuberculosis associated with FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix manufactured by Aziyo Biologics. Thirty-six people had dental or medical procedures that used this product lot, and CDC and Food and Drug Administration officials are working with health agencies and affected medical facilities to help ensure patients are evaluated and treated.

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Clinical Practice Guideline on Pain Relief in Children Is Released

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new clinical practice guideline developed by the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute (ADASRI), University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine recommends acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as first-line treatments for short-term dental pain in children younger than 12.

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Bruxism in Down Syndrome patients

The Dental Elf

This review to assess the prevalence in bruxism in patients with Down Syndrome included 8 small studies. The studies were hetrogeneous with a pooled prevalence of 33% (95% CI: 22 to 45%). The post Bruxism in Down Syndrome patients appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Neoss Group Signs Agreement with Apex-Material e Equipamento Médico, Lda

Dentistry Today

Neoss Group, a prominent provider of dental implant solutions , is delighted to announce the formalization of a distributor agreement with Apex-Material e Equipamento Médico, Lda, situated in Porto, Portugal. This collaboration signifies a noteworthy achievement in Neoss Group’s strategic expansion plan and will facilitate the widespread distribution of Neoss products and solutions across the Portuguese market.

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How to Optimize Your Instagram Reels and TikToks as a Plastic Surgeon or Dentist

Rosemont Review

Short-form video content has been a major trend in the social media landscape over the last few years, with platforms like TikTok and features like YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels experiencing rapid growth in usership—especially with Millenial and Gen Z audiences. Indeed, demographic data reports indicate that TikTok has roughly 150 million users in the United States, with roughly 80% of the user base being between the ages of 16 and 44.

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Understanding How Potential Patients Use Keywords To Find A New Dentist

My Social Practice

Attracting New Local Patients by Optimizing for the Correct Keywords A huge piece of your marketing strategy is finding new patients, but sometimes that involves casting a pretty wide net. Targeting local patients with SEO tactics like keyword optimization will help narrow your audience and attract quality leads. As we look at using keywords to attract new patients, remember: your content should use these keywords regularly and naturally in order to push your website up the Google search result

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Metabolomic profiles of obesity and subgingival microbiome in periodontally healthy individuals: A cross-sectional study

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2023 Aug 3. Abstract Aim: Since blood metabolomic profiles of obese individuals are known to be altered, our objective was to examine the association between obesity-related metabolic patterns and subgingival microbial compositions in obese and non-obese periodontally healthy individuals. Materials and methods: Thirty-nine periodontally healthy subjects were enrolled.

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Dental Assistant Loses Her Job After TikTok Video Goes Viral

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Both customers and workers were surprised when a dental assistant began yelling at the drive-through clerk at a McDonald’s in Fresno, California. The dental assistant was displeased with her order, and, according to customers, was “degrading” the worker. One customer asked the dental assistant to stop treating the worker so poorly, when she responded with a racial slur and obscene gesture.

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What Causes Gingivitis in Kids? What to Know About Periodont.

The Super Dentists

If you have ever noticed your child’s teeth bleeding during brushing or flossing or their gums are swollen or painful, your child may have gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage. Read More The post What Causes Gingivitis in Kids? What to Know About Periodont. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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NSK Acquires DCI International

Dentistry Today

NSK has reached a definitive agreement to indirectly purchase 51% of the membership interests of DCI International, LLC (“DCI”). As a result of this transaction, 100% of DCI’s membership interests will be held by NSK. This strategic combination unlocks further growth potential of NSK and DCI to serve customers better and compete in the dental industry, especially in the U.S. market.

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6 Content Marketing Myths

Rosemont Review

In today’s age of digital marketing, content is king. However, as you probably know, not just any content can rule the search engine results pages (SERPs)—content marketing involves a very specific way of writing that takes the “rules” of SEO into consideration while still prioritizing the reader. Unfortunately, these “rules” aren’t always very clear, which can lead to some common misconceptions.

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Introducing Instagram Threads: Will Meta’s New App Knock-Out Twitter?

My Social Practice

Twitter may Get KO’d by Instagram Threads If you haven’t heard, yet another social media app has launched in an effort to replace Twitter. Only this time, social media giant Meta has thrown its hat into the ring. Instagram ’s Threads app hit the scene officially on Jul 5, 2023 and saw 30 million downloads in its first 24 hours. With Instagram’s established reputation, Threads could become a realistic replacement for Twitter, especially as users continue to see a barrage of changes to Twitt

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The Use of a Soft Tissue Substitute at Immediate Postextractive Implants to Reduce Tissue Shrinkage: One-Year Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Dental News and Technology

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2023 Jul-Aug;43(4):463-469. doi: 10.11607/prd.5620. Abstract The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to evaluate whether placement of a soft tissue graft substitute (STGS) could decrease peri-implant tissue shrinkage at immediate postextractive implants. Twenty patients with one missing tooth between two adjacent healthy teeth in esthetic areas and at least 4 mm of bone apical to the tooth apex were randomly allocated (after tooth extraction) to