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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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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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Effects of probiotics on the oral health of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2023 Aug 8;cjad046. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjad046. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background and objective: The effect of probiotics on oral health maintenance in orthodontic patients remains controversial. The aim of the study is to systematically review and assess the effects of probiotics on the oral health and microbiome of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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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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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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Global Dental Consumables Market Projected to Reach USD 57.7 Billion by 2030

Dentistry Today

The “Dental Consumables Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Dental Implants, Crowns & Bridges, Dental Biomaterials, Orthodontic Materials), By End-use (Hospitals, Dental Clinics), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023-2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global dental consumables market is poised to witness substantial growth in the coming years, with a projected value of USD 57.7 billion by 2030, according to a

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Patient Dies

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

An 81-year-old woman presented to an Oxford, Connecticut dental practice to have four teeth extracted and four implants placed. She died during the procedure. Her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit citing carelessness and negligence as causing the patient’s death. In accordance with Connecticut state law, the plaintiff submitted a letter from a dentist unrelated to the case who reviewed the patient’s records and found the following reasons for her death: The patient’s primary care provide

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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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Expert tips and tricks for veneer cementation

3M

Explore how to approach the challenge of veneer cementation with confidence. Walk through the procedure step by step with an expert!

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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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Stress of root canal treatment in patients and dentists

The Dental Elf

This review to determine whether root canal treatment causes greater stress than other dental treatments, especially extractions, in patients and providers of dental treatment included 23 studies. The findings suggest that root canal treatment was more psychologically stressful for patients than routine restorative or cleaning procedures however a majority of the included studies (52%) were at high risk of bias.

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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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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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Strategies to Help You Conquer Canker Sores and Improve Your Dental Health

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Are you tired of dealing with painful and embarrassing canker sores? Do you need help improving your dental health? If so, don’t despair! With the right strategies, conquering canker sores and maintaining good dental health is within reach. In this blog post, we’ll discuss ways to beat those bothersome canker sores and give tips on how to achieve better overall oral hygiene.

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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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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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Tilted implants to support fixed partial dentures

The Dental Elf

This review of marginal bone loss and implant survival rate of tilted implants compared with those of axial implants for implant-supported fixed partial dentures (ISFPDs) included 9 studies. The findings suggest no different in survival rates between the two implant types but the possibility of more marginal bone loss with tilted implants.The quality of evidence is low.

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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

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Americans Love Their Sweets

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Results from a recent survey, conducted by OnePoll for Crumbl Cookies — a nationwide bakery chain that focuses on gourmet cookies baked from scratch daily — found that one in six Americans eats dessert every day. The survey included 100 participants from every state. Tennesseans were the most likely to say they enjoyed a daily sweet treat followed by residents of Colorado, Louisiana, and North Carolina (22% each).

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