February, 2024

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The Opioid Epidemic and the NOPAIN Act

Dentistry Today

What it Means to the Dental Community… The NOPAIN Act , formally known as the “Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act,” is a crucial piece of legislation that aims to address the opioid epidemic in the United States. Signed into law on December 28, 2022, it focuses on promoting alternative pain management methods and reducing the reliance on opioid medications, which have been a major contributor to the widespread addiction crisis.

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How to Scale Your WordPress and WooCommerce Startup: Tips for Growth and Expansion

Clicc Media

Are you ready to take your WordPress and WooCommerce startup to the next level? Scaling your business for growth and expansion can seem daunting, but with the right tips and strategies, it becomes doable. In this guide, we’ll break down some easy-to-follow advice to help you ramp up your business and reach new heights. Whether […] The post How to Scale Your WordPress and WooCommerce Startup: Tips for Growth and Expansion appeared first on Clicc Media Inc.

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Dentistry is hard.

Identity Dental

Author: Grace Rizza, Identity Dental Marketing I started my dental journey March 3, 2008 when I started my a position as a marketing director in a 2 location practice based in the Chicagoland area. I remember the distinct challenges of working on a dental team. The definition of hard includes “not easily broken” and “with […] The post Dentistry is hard. appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Not Bringing Work Home With You

Dentistry Gone Digital

You have a long career ahead of you, setting limits on how much work you bring home with you can prevent you from burning out. By: Savannah Craig Arguably most people entered the dental profession to help people and to make a difference in the lives of those around us, particularly our patients. As members of a caregiving profession, we are trained and praised for taking on the problems of our patients and working to find a solutions for them.

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Dental CEO’s and Crossing the Great Divide

Oral Health Group

Building momentum within your team is one of the greatest challenges you will face as a dental CEO. You will not achieve the success you The post Dental CEO’s and Crossing the Great Divide appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Children Get Gum Disease Too

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Parents always ask me, “Does my child have any cavities?” What I also want parents to wonder and ask; “Does my child have gum disease?” People – parents – don’t know what they don’t know! Too often, we dismiss a “little bleeding” or tartar buildup in children (never mind adults) as poor oral hygiene and admonish them to brush and floss. Yet, this build up of plaque and bleeding are actually signs of infection and inflammation which cannot resolve on its own with more brushing or different toothp

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Dental Expert Reveals the Worst Pancake Toppings for Your Teeth

Dentistry Today

With Pancake Day approaching, dental expert Dr Ferakh Hamid from Aesthetique Dental Care provides expert commentary on the worst pancake toppings for your teeth and how to prevent potential dental issues. Pancake Toppings “Being mindful of the toppings we choose on Pancake Day is crucial for maintaining optimal dental health. High sugar content in toppings like fruit jam, treacle, and caramel can contribute to tooth decay and cavities, emphasising the need for informed choices.” R

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Boosting Your Business: The Power of Sponsoring Local Sports Teams

Identity Dental

Should a dentist sponsor local sports teams? Hey there, fellow entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts! Today, I want to talk about a marketing strategy that might seem small-scale but packs a powerful punch: sponsoring local sports teams. Picture this: your logo emblazoned on the jerseys of a little league baseball team or prominently displayed on the […] The post Boosting Your Business: The Power of Sponsoring Local Sports Teams appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Help…My Dental Assistant Wants More Money!

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was able to effectively mold me into their dream dental assistant. My Mindset When Asking for a Pay Raise Once upon a time, I asked for a pay raise.

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Are You Listening? Yes, There is a Place for Dentists in the Popular Podcasting Space

Oral Health Group

On this blog, we often discuss the importance of consistently dynamic content. That is varied content that incorporates the diverse forms of media available to The post Are You Listening? Yes, There is a Place for Dentists in the Popular Podcasting Space appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Dropping Insurance Plans: The Agony and the Ecstasy

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

There is an old joke among entrepreneurs: “I lose money on every transaction, but I make it up in volume.” There are times when this principle applies to dental insurance reimbursement. The insurance companies are actually making it easier for dentists to decide to drop insurance plans because reimbursement rates are low, especially in light of cumulative double-digit inflation over the last two years, which makes the cost of delivering services higher than ever.

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Dr. Paul Feuerstein Interviews Dr. Pat Cassidy About Net32

Dentistry Today

Our editor-in-chief, Dr. Paul Feuerstein, was able to talk with Dr. Pat Cassidy about the benefits and savings that come from using Net32 to purchase supplies for your dental practice. Net32 is an online marketplace that connects dental vendors with dentists. Net32’s mission is to help dentists save money and improve their practices by providing them with access to a wide variety of dental products and services at competitive prices.

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Influence of glazing and aging on the marginal, axial, axio-occlusal, and occlusal fit of 3-unit monolithic zirconia restorations fabricated using additive and subtractive techniques

Dental News and Technology

Published: February 10, 2024 DOI: [link] ABSTRACT Statement of problem Studies are sparse on how glazing and aging influence the fit of additively fabricated monolithic zirconia restorations. Purpose The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess the effect of glazing and aging on the fit of 3-unit monolithic zirconia restorations fabricated using different techniques.

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Beware of Facebook Messenger Scams: How to Spot and Report Phishing Messages

Identity Dental

In today’s digital age, scams and phishing attempts have become increasingly sophisticated, preying on unsuspecting individuals who may not be aware of the telltale signs of fraudulent activity. One such avenue for scammers is Facebook Messenger, where users can receive messages that appear to be from legitimate sources, but are actually attempts to steal personal […] The post Beware of Facebook Messenger Scams: How to Spot and Report Phishing Messages appeared first on Dental Market

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Dentists: Why Should You Load Test the TMJs?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Properly loading the joints tells you several things about the root cause of some patients’ problems. This will also determine how functionally stable the patient is. Let’s start with the first item. 1. Indicate if the Joint is Healthy You’re going to determine whether you’re dealing with a healthy joint.

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The New Face of Healthcare: Adapting to a Competitive Landscape

Oral Health Group

Introduction: In today’s healthcare industry, patients have access to a wide range of medical practitioners and facilities to choose from. This abundance of options brings The post The New Face of Healthcare: Adapting to a Competitive Landscape appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Unveiling the Hidden Struggles: Lived Experience, impact and coping amongst children of parents who use substances

The Social Care Elf

Introduction This paper, from Muir and colleagues (2023), details a systematic review exploring the lived experiences of children and young people whose parents use substances. We know from a wide range of research and policy, that parental drug and alcohol use has wide ranging impacts on young people throughout their lives, and this study, which includes the [read the full story.

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CDA Presents Returns to Anaheim

Dentistry Today

Experience CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry from May 16 to May 18. Attend 1, 2, or all 3 days of the California Dental Association’s next convention. Gain fresh insights on trending practice management and clinical topics, including dedicated tracks for hygiene, the dental team, and early career dentists. Earn CE at your choice of 200-plus hands-on workshops and lectures, get inspired by more than 130 leading speakers, and explore demos and deals from more than 450 exhibitors.

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Do we recognize oral cancer? Primary professional delay in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma

Dental News and Technology

Keinänen, A., Uittamo, J. & Snäll, J. Do we recognize oral cancer? Primary professional delay in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Oral Invest 28 , 131 (2024). [link] Abstract Objectives The occurrence and causes of primary professional delay in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) were examined. Materials and methods Factors related to initial diagnosis or malignancy suspicion were evaluated in patients with primary OSCC.

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Identity Dental Marketing Revolutionizes Client Experience with Advanced Technology for Custom Website Development

Identity Dental

[Tampa, FL, 2/20/24] – Identity Dental Marketing, a leading provider of marketing solutions for dental practices, proudly announces a significant investment in innovative technology designed to streamline the website development process for its clients. This modern advancement promises to save clients valuable time and energy while enhancing collaboration and communication throughout the development phase.

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The Secrets to Success: Advice from Dental Assistant Ronda Holman

Dentistry Gone Digital

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Ronda Holman Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH In this interview, dental assistant Ronda Holman shares invaluable insights on the often-overlooked power of patience and communication in the dental office. The Importance of Patience In the dynamic realm of dentistry, Ronda Holman underscores the significance of patience for both dental assistants and dentists.

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The Benefits Of Automatic Mouthwash Dispensers in Maintaining Hygiene

Oral Health Group

While a lot of people see hygiene as a top priority, for others, the method of achieving it needs to be convenient enough to actually The post The Benefits Of Automatic Mouthwash Dispensers in Maintaining Hygiene appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Denticon Patient Communication: A Tech-Forward Way to Stay in Touch with Patients

Planet DDS

People are now in constant communication, whether it’s by text messages, email, or phone. However, everyone has a preferred way of communicating, which even extends to how someone communicates with a dental provider. As the dental industry becomes more competitive, meeting patients’ expectations in the way they prefer to be contacted can make the difference in attracting new patients or retaining existing ones.

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FOCUS ON: Well-Being in Dentistry

Dentistry Today

Alex Barrera, DDS, talks about the importance of self-care for dentists and how it reduces stress, prevents burnout, and facilitates a fulfilling career. ESB Professional /Shutterstock.com Q: You are both a yoga instructor and a dentist. What led to you becoming a yoga instructor, and how has that changed the way you practice dentistry? A: I first discovered yoga as a stressed-out dental student.

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Efficacy of acupuncture and laser acupuncture in temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 24 , Article number: 174 ( 2024 ) Abstract Objective The aim of this study is to perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the scientific literature regarding the use of acupuncture and laser acupuncture in the treatment of pain associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The aim of this article was to assess the clinical evidence for acupuncture and laser acupuncture therapies as treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

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The Benefits of Rich Results in Plastic Surgery SEO

Rosemont Review

Rich results are a special type of Google result that shows additional details about a website. Designed to make the SERPs more interactive, these results often highlight business details, FAQs, cost numbers, images, and more. A study of 1.4 million search results by Perficient Digital found that the inclusion of rich answers has increased significantly over the years.

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Changing Vertical Dimension: When is it Safe?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com If you follow The Dawson Academy protocols, altering the vertical dimension is going to be the exception rather than the rule. We can work with the vast majority of patients vertical dimension and still fulfill the five requirements for occlusal stability and get a beautiful esthetic result.

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Endear Don’t Alienate with Authentic Visual Content – The Case for Savvy Images

Oral Health Group

Algorithms reward visual-rich content, ranking them higher in search terms like “best smile makeover in [insert city here].” A visual-rich website and online presence accounts The post Endear Don’t Alienate with Authentic Visual Content – The Case for Savvy Images appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Unlock Dental Patient Engagement to Reach More New Patients

Planet DDS

Relying on inefficient solutions in patient engagement and marketing can have a large consequence on a dental practice’s overall business. A study showed that the average dental practice in North America misses 20% of their new-patient inbound calls; of the 80% that are answered, less than half are converted to a first appointment ( Dentists stand to gain $150,000 in profits with phone call data , Dentistry IQ).

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Revolutionizing the Dental Landscape: The Super Generalist

Dentistry Today

The history of dentistry, much like an intricate tapestry, weaves together a story of evolution, innovation, and relentless pursuit of excellence. Casting our gaze back to the mid-1980s, dentistry was a discipline where mastery encompassed an array of facets—cosmetics, full-mouth reconstruction, and intricate periodontal treatments. This era was defined by an insatiable hunger for greatness, typified by the pursuit of prestigious programs such as the postgraduate program I attended in an advance

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Automatic caries detection in bitewing radiographs—Part II: experimental comparison

Dental News and Technology

Tichý, A., Kunt, L., Nagyová, V. et al. Automatic caries detection in bitewing radiographs—Part II: experimental comparison. Clin Oral Invest 28 , 133 (2024). [link] Abstract Objective The objective of this study was to compare the detection of caries in bitewing radiographs by multiple dentists with an automatic method and to evaluate the detection performance in the absence of a reliable ground truth.

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Kentucky Dentist Runs Mobile Practice to Care for the Underserved

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Kwane Watson, DMD, who graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, became starkly aware of the lack of dental providers in Kentucky serving disadvantaged populations when he served as the state dental director for Community Dental of Kentucky. In 2017, he opened Kare Mobile, a mobile dental practice that provides dental services to low-income communities, aiming to eliminate dental deserts regardless of patients’ backgrounds.

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Buyer Beware: Numbers Can Lie in Dental Practice Acquisitions

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. David Rice In the world of dental practice acquisitions, potential buyers often find themselves navigating through a sea of financial data and performance metrics. The numbers presented can be a powerful tool in decision-making, but they can also be deceiving. As a new dentist buyer, it’s crucial to understand the web of factors behind the numbers that can significantly impact the true value and what you should actually be willing to pay.

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ChatGPT and Dental Marketing: Pros and Cons

Rosemont Review

Since its industry-shaking debut in late 2022, the effects of ChatGPT have been felt in practically every realm — from business and technology to academia and healthcare. Short for “Generative Pre-Trained Transformer,” ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI. Essentially, it’s an AI chatbot that uses machine learning and pre-existing data to generate human-like text on a conversational interface.

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Expert Advice for Practices Impacted by the RCM Outage

Planet DDS

Click here to skip the content and watch the video. Denticon users appreciate our integration with DentalXChange for eligibility verification and digital claim processing, which protected them from the February 22, 2024 RCM outage. Thousands of practices were not so fortunate. If your practice was affected, watch this brief video featuring insurance expert Teresa Duncan and DentalXChange CEO Paul Kaiser to discover what steps your practice may need to take to be able to process claims and collec

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7 Essential Tips for Parents to Manage the Oral Health of Their Children

Dentistry Today

Alpine Dental of Rockwall celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month this February by providing parents with vital information on best caring for their children’s oral health. As part of their commitment to the community, Dr. Anish Reddy and his team are presenting at Nebbie Williams Elementary School, Howard Dobbs Elementary School, and Billie Stevenson Elementary, conducting educational presentations with interactive games, and providing free take-home whitening kits to the

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Is cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) an alternative to plain radiography in assessments of dental disease? A study of method agreement in a medically compromised patient population

Dental News and Technology

Is cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) an alternative to plain radiography in assessments of dental disease? A study of method agreement in a medically compromised patLindfors, N., Ekestubbe, A., Frisk, F. et al. Is cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) an alternative to plain radiography in assessments of dental disease? A study of method agreement in a medically compromised patient population.

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