February, 2023

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CEO’s Know They Cannot Do It All: Getting Into Delegation!

Dental Peers

One of the greatest challenges ALL small business owners face is recognizing what tasks they should do themselves and what tasks they can delegate to team members. Letting go of responsibility is hard – but it is also essential! CEOs recognize that even the smallest of businesses have so many moving parts, all crying out for attention, that it is impossible for any one person to be responsible for all of them.

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Do You Know What’s Happening In Your Market?

Dentistry Today

Once a dental practice becomes established and secures a steady flow of patients, most dentists begin to focus almost exclusively on the day-to-day operations and what goes on within the walls of the office. They stop thinking in terms of the wider market, how it may be changing, and whether competing practices might be gaining more market share or encroaching on their patient base.

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The Benefits of a Comprehensive Marketing Plan from Identity Dental Marketing

Identity Dental

Digital marketing is a crucial aspect of growing and maintaining a successful dental practice. With the majority of consumers turning to the internet for information about local businesses, having a strong online presence is essential. However, managing all the different aspects of digital marketing can be overwhelming and time-consuming. That’s why it’s important to have […] The post The Benefits of a Comprehensive Marketing Plan from Identity Dental Marketing appeared first o

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Current Research on Fluoride Toxicity: 70+ Scientific Studies

Ask The Dentist

This is a current list of every study we’ve found on the safety and efficacy of hydroxyapatite toothpaste. We created this to be a resource for the functional dentist community, so feel free to bookmark it, share it widely with your patients, and email us if you have a study to add. Thank you to Jacqueline Carcaramo, RDH ( @the.flossophy on Instagram) for collaborating on this initiative.

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Fluoride-the-Destroyer: See the Dark Side

Queen of Dental Hygiene

I wanted to believe in the incredibleness of fluoride. I trusted the industry leaders when they said how awesome fluoride was for preventing tooth decay. “They” never ever mentioned its very sinister and dark side effects. From the beginning of dental hygiene school, I learned all about how “wonderful” fluoride was for dental health. How it was the magic bullet to combat decay.

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Problem-Solving vs Listening: When We Get it Wrong

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Julie Kellogg I walked into the treatment room and greeted my patient. He said, “You know that tooth we are going to work on? The gums have gotten really irritated around it.” Hmmm, I thought, that seems odd. It’s not what I would expect. To my patient, I said, “Let’s take a look.” He opened his mouth and revealed red, swollen, and hyperplastic gingiva around the tooth forward of the tooth which I was planning to prep for a crown.

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Relationship of obstructive sleep apnea with periodontal condition and its local and systemic risk factors

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Objective Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and periodontitis share risk factors, such as age, obesity, stress, and cardiovascular events, which have a bidirectional cause-effect relationship through systemic inflammation. Our objective was to determine the relationship between OSA and the periodontal condition and its associated local and systemic risk factors.

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Simple Strategies for Filtering Profanity on Your Business Website

Clicc Media

With technology advancing rapidly, establishing a successful online presence—be it through a website or small business—demands effective filters. In the digital age, profanity filters protect your reputation and prevent any potentially harmful language from being displayed on your site or platform. It’s important to provide a safe and clean online environment, so we offer expert […] The post Simple Strategies for Filtering Profanity on Your Business Website appeared first on Clicc Media In

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Bad Breath: What causes it and how do you cure it?

Ask The Dentist

Let’s get one thing straight before we begin: Bad breath is never something to be ashamed of. Don’t ever let a commercial convince you otherwise. A lot of money is made by corporations convincing people that halitosis is shameful—if you’re ashamed, you’ll never bring it up with your doctor, and you’ll be more inclined to hand over your money for a quick fix.

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What is a SWOT Analysis, and How Can It Help Your Dental Practice?

Oral Health Group

As a dental practice owner or manager, you have many marketing tools at your disposal. One of the most effective is the SWOT analysis, a. more The post What is a SWOT Analysis, and How Can It Help Your Dental Practice? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Ranking the states with the best and worst dental health

Dentistry Gone Digital

Starting children off right with good oral health habits (including proper brushing and flossing) can help ensure they have the best chance of a lifetime of excellent dental health. So which states are doing the best job of helping their children get their lives off on the right foot when it comes to proper oral health? WalletHub has looked at 26 key indicators of dental health in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine which states are making a difference in the oral health of c

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Can natural irrigants replace sodium hypochlorite? A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Published: 18 February 2023 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Context Sodium hypochlorite, a gold standard for irrigation in endodontics, has disadvantages like toxicity and root dentin weakening. Alternatives derived from natural products are being explored. Aims This systematic review was done to understand the clinical benefits of natural irrigants when compared with a standard irrigant, sodium hypochlorite.

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Structo Announces a New Generation of Dental 3D Printers

Dentistry Today

Structo , a dental 3D printing solutions provider, is proud to announce a new line of dental 3D printers releasing later in the year. Powered by Structo’s next-generation proprietary technology, Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) 2.0, the new ST-01 and ST-32 3D printers introduce better efficiency and unit economics for dental and orthodontic laboratories. “Macroeconomic challenges such as the global labour crunch, and supply chain uncertainties from the pandemic have led to increased day

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A Rose May Be More Than Just a Rose

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at Japan’s Tokyo University discovered that the part of the rose that creates its lovely fragrance, β-damascone, a natural immunomodulator, offers anti-inflammatory properties. Authors of the study, which was recently published in the journal Frontiers Nutrition, surmise that β-damascone may be useful as an immunomodulatory drug to help the body fight cancer, infection, and disease.

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What is the safest way to whiten teeth?

Ask The Dentist

I’d like to start by saying there is no perfectly safe way to whiten your teeth. But having said that, there are lots of people (myself included) who want to whiten our teeth! That’s why I always say—your dentist shouldn’t be the one to bring it up. You should be the one bringing up teeth whitening if that’s what you want to do.

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Basics of Dental Branding

Oral Health Group

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Dental Assistant Requirements in New Hampshire

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in New Hampshire to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental assistants, here are the levels, and functions permitted for dental assistants in New Hampshire.

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Comparison of the morphological accuracy of automatic crowns designed by multiple computer-aided design software programs with different levels of dentition information acquisition

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Published: February 18, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Information on the morphological accuracy of crowns automatically produced by different computer-aided design (CAD) software programs for multilevel dentition defects is limited. Purpose The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the morphological accuracy of crowns fabricated using different CAD software programs with different design theories for multilevel dentition defects.

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Colgate Optic White Launches Teeth Whitening Innovations

Dentistry Today

Colgate Optic White, a leader in oral care and teeth whitening, announced two cutting edge teeth whitening products that will transform the teeth whitening journey. The innovations—the Colgate Optic White ComfortFit LED Teeth Whitening Kit and Colgate Optic White Express Teeth Whitening Pen—were developed to improve the user experience, while also delivering fast-acting results.

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Study Shows Strong Ties Between Periodontal and Heart Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at Japan’s Hiroshima University recently explored the connection between periodontitis and atrial fibrosis. Atrial fibrosis results in scarring of the heart’s left atrial appendages (LAA). This can lead to a common type of heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, or Afib. 1 Afib often manifests as an abnormal or erratic heart rate, known as arrhythmia, and is reported to increase the risk for strokes, which can occur when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a blood clot or fat

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Spanish Dentists Pioneering Early Diabetes Detection: A Game-Changer in Healthcare

Ask The Dentist

In a groundbreaking development, dentists in Spain are now equipped to diagnose diabetes in its early stages, marking a significant stride in healthcare innovation. This transformative initiative is part of an innovative agreement designed to analyze the risk of diabetes among individuals visiting dental practitioners. The initiative, spearheaded by a collaborative effort known as “Diabetes and Periodontal Diseases,” brings together professionals from two prominent organizations: the

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Starting Out On The Next Level

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 4 Minute, 51 Second Sometimes a “problem” is really a chance to think big. When it comes to making equipment decisions for a new practice, Patterson Dental territory representatives have the network of resources necessary not only to support anticipated services, but also to demonstrate opportunities to get ahead of the curve.

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Dental Assistant Requirements in New Jersey

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in New Jersey to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental assistants, here are the levels, and functions permitted for dental assistants in New Jersey.

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OnDiem and DPR Partnership

Dental News and Technology

Dental Products Report Announces Strategic Partnership with onDiem February 22, 2023 The partnership expands education and tools for hygienists and dental practices, providing information on the latest technology, compliance and more. CRANBURY, N.J., Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Dental Products Report ® ( DPR ® ), a national industry resource for over 160,000 dental professionals, today announced its partnership with onDiem, a staffing platform that connects dental practices with verified pr

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Oklahoma and Oregon Dental Boards to Require Education Minimums for Dental Implant Surgery

Dentistry Today

In the face of growing public complaints over flawed dental implant surgeries, the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry and the Oregon Board of Dentistry are instituting rule changes for minimal levels of education related to dental implant surgery (not restorative implant prosthetic placement). Unfortunately, most clinical dentists have witnessed cases related to implant surgery and implant case design, which fail to meet the standard of care.

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Addressing Gingival Recession

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Gingival recession is a common patient complaint and comes with a variety of etiologies. Modern dentistry has brought a plethora of treatment options to choose from. This edition of Perio Update focuses on connective tissue grafts and growth factors. Evidence demonstrates the efficacy of connective tissue grafts in the treatment of gingival recession.

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Maintaining Oral Health: Tips for Nighttime Routines

Ask The Dentist

Oral health is an essential aspect of our overall well-being, and the habits we establish can significantly impact the condition of our teeth and gums. While most of us are aware of the basics, such as brushing and flossing, the timing of these routines can make a significant difference. Nighttime routines, in particular, play a crucial role in dental care.

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What Dental Patients Want … & Care About

Patient News

What do patients want in a dentist? Is it rocket science? Not at all. But are you hitting all the marks when it comes to giving the quality patients you want what they want? Ten years ago, I wrote a blog about what dental patients want, and here’s the updated news: people are pretty consistent. Tendencies are tough to change, The post What Dental Patients Want … & Care About appeared first on Patient News.

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Dental Assistant Requirements in New Mexico

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in New Mexico to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental assistants, here are the levels, and functions permitted for dental assistants in New Mexico.

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Tooth Fairy giving continues record pace

Dental News and Technology

Tooth Fairy giving continues record pace Delta Dental celebrates 25 years of its Original Tooth Fairy Poll ® OAK BROOK, Ill. , Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Even the Tooth Fairy can't escape inflation. According to new Delta Dental findings from its 2023 Original Tooth Fairy Poll ® , the average value of a single lost tooth during the past year increased 16% from $5.36 to $6.23.

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Specialized Dental Announces Top Leadership Changes

Dentistry Today

In anticipation of continued growth, Specialized Dental, the holding company of US Endo Partners (USEP) and Specialized Dental Partners (SDP), announced additions and changes to its top leadership team. “This is an exciting time for the Specialized Dental family,” said Scotte Hudsmith, CEO. “These highly competent, well-regarded leaders are integral to the successful future of our company, and we are fortunate they are on our team.” Dr.

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May 11 Marks the End of the National Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States federal government will sunset the national emergency declaration for COVID-19 that has been in place since March 20, 2020. The public health emergency designation will also come to an end. The termination of the emergency statutes means the ability of oral health providers to administer COVID-19 vaccinations may cease, depending on state licensing laws.

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The Key To Confident Diagnoses And Improved Case Acceptance

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 4 Minute, 22 Second All content provided by DEXIS The challenge: If I could see more, I could treat more. Effective treatment depends on detecting problems early. But poor image quality can delay diagnosis, leading to loss of additional tooth structure, endo treatment, retreatments, extractions, or failed implants.

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What to Do When Your Child Has Severe Tooth Decay

Kakar Dental Group

Child Tooth Decay Treatment Options Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems among kids. The good news is that tooth decay is more preventable and treatable today than ever, thanks to advancements in dental hygiene and health care. If your child’s tooth is infected due to tooth decay, then it can be easily treated with an invasive dental treatment such as a pediatric dental filling.

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Dental Assistant Requirements in New York

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA Are you looking to become a dental assistant or are moving as a current dental assistant? Make sure to check the dental assistant requirements in New York to see if you are still qualified in the state to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental assistants, here are the levels, and functions permitted for dental assistants in New York.

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SprintRay Launches World's First 3D Printing Ecosystem for Definitive Ceramic Crown Restorations

Dental News and Technology

SprintRay introduces Ceramic Crown, FDA 510(k) cleared for 3D printing definitive full and partial single crowns and veneers Defines a new class of premium, 'Ceramic Dominant' resin clinically formulated with more than 50% ceramic filler for high-quality, durable dental restorations Part of a fully integrated, streamlined 3D printing chairside workflow optimized for design to delivery in less than 45 minutes LOS ANGELES , Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SprintRay Inc., an industry leader in digita

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Espire Dental Expands Its Footprint With Recent Southern California Dental Practice Acquisition

Dentistry Today

Espire Dental , a fast growing, doctor-led Integrated Dental Organization (IDO), is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of La Costa Dental Group in Encinitas, CA. Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Espire aims to reshape the industry with its 21 practices located throughout Colorado, California, Oklahoma and Wyoming. The company acquires practices with a clinical philosophy that focuses on the patient experience, while placing significant emphasis on elevated, quality