June, 2023

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Dental Patient Communication: Tips for a Successful Outcome

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dawn Patrick In the realm of dental care, effective communication between dental teams and patients plays a pivotal role in establishing trust, improving treatment outcomes, and fostering a positive dental experience. Beyond technical expertise, the ability to communicate with empathy, clarity, and transparency is essential for creating a comfortable and supportive environment for patients.

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Identifying and Saving Sex Trafficking Victims: A Step-By-Step Guide for the Dental Community

Dentistry Today

Several years ago, one of our oral surgery assistants was treating a new patient and noticed some mouth scarring that could have been a warning sign of sex trafficking. As it turns out, there was a good explanation for the patient’s condition, who was not, in fact, being trafficked. But the experience made us realize something important: as oral health professionals, we’re in an ideal position to see warning signs in a way that the general public isn’t.

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The Key to Building Relationships with Patients & Practice Growth

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dawn Patrick In the ever-evolving landscape of dentistry, one thing remains constant: the importance of building relationships with patients. While providing quality dental care is essential, fostering a connection with patients goes beyond clinical expertise. A relationship-based dental practice cultivates patient loyalty and paves the way for practice growth and success.

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Amalgam Fillings and Your Brain

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Amalgams Fillings are 50%, Mercury Mercury-silver fillings, also called “amalgams,” have been the standard of dental care since the 1800s. These fillings are still done in many dental offices today. Mercury is damaging and toxic to our brains. Amalgam fillings are made up of silver, mercury, copper, zinc, tin, and other trace metals. Mercury makes up 50% of the filling.

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Aspen Dental Expands its Involvement in Top University Dental Externship Programs

Dental News and Technology

The programs at UCLA, University of Michigan and University of Washington enhance students' real-world clinical education while increasing access to quality care for patients CHICAGO , June 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Washington is the most recent university to tap doctors in the Aspen Dental network to serve as adjunct faculty and mentoring clinicians in its clinical externship rotation for the fall 2023 semester.

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The Deceptive Practices of Listing Presence Auditing: Unveiling the Sales Scam

Identity Dental

Introduction In the digital age, online marketing has become crucial for businesses to establish a strong online presence and reach their target audience effectively. However, this landscape has also given rise to certain deceptive practices employed by some marketing agencies. One such practice is the auditing of listing presence, which claims to help businesses improve […] The post The Deceptive Practices of Listing Presence Auditing: Unveiling the Sales Scam appeared first on Identity D

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The Benefits GA4 Can Bring to Your Dental Practice’s Digital Marketing Effort

Oral Health Group

Analytics is the foundation of every dental digital marketing strategy. Harnessing data-driven insights can help you make informed decisions leading to the growth of your. more The post The Benefits GA4 Can Bring to Your Dental Practice’s Digital Marketing Effort appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Dental SEO: Your Guide to Conquering Google

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sean Hamel What is Dental SEO? Dental SEO, or dental search engine optimization, is the process of optimizing your dental practice’s website to improve its visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs). By implementing effective SEO strategies, you can ensure that your website ranks higher in search results when potential patients search for dental services in your area.

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Fluoride and the Brain

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Fluoride Fluoride is a hot topic – I have written extensively on this subject. The bottom line for me, EVEN if it stopped tooth decay 100% – (EVEN IF- which it does not- fluoride only reduces decay by 25% per our own CDC government’s data) – I would still not recommend it because of the damage it does to the brain. The government was trying to hide this research.

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Restoring black triangle with bioclear matrix versus conventional celluloid matrix method: a randomized clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Published: 17 June 2023 BMC Oral Health volume 23 , Article number: 402 ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Background Open gingival embrasures form complex aesthetic and functional problems. This clinical trial assessed the bioclear matrix using injection molding technique against conventional celluloid matrix technique in management of black triangle.

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Identity Dental Marketing Raises the Bar in Analytics and Reporting

Identity Dental

[Tampa, FL] – Identity Dental Marketing, the leading provider of marketing solutions for dental practices, is revolutionizing the way dental professionals understand and optimize their marketing efforts. With their comprehensive tracking and reporting tools, they empower dental practices to measure their marketing return on investment (ROI), identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven decisions for […] The post Identity Dental Marketing Raises the Bar in Analytics and Reporting ap

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Knowledge Is Power

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

By increasing the knowledge base of how the most virulent periodontal pathogens work, hopefully new strategies can be implemented to reduce their damage on oral health. The secretion system of a cell plays a significant role in its ability to proliferate within a particular ecological niche by enabling nutrition storage, communicating between cells, defending against antagonists, and inducing virulence factors. 25 The first Gram-negative bacterium’s secretion system was discovered in the 1970s,

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Gingi-Pak Launches Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel

Dentistry Today

Gingi-Pak is proud to announce the launch of Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel. The introduction of Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel expands Gingi-Pak’s growing preventive portfolio, further solidifying Gingi-Pak as a leading force in the dental industry. Gingi-Pak’s Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel helps eliminate infection causing bacteria and intra-oral wounds commonly associated with periodontitis and gingivitis when used with per

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GPs and Specialists Should Help Each Other!

Coaches Corner

The relationship between general practitioner dentists and specialists should be one that is not only good for the patients but good for both practices. On today’s Dental Practice Fixers dental podcast we talk about some easy ways to make that happen. Then on to the mystery shopper calls where the theme continues. If you do Invisalign but aren’t getting many cases, you’re about to find out a possible reason!

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Day 27: Ozone Magic

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Ozone makes the sky blue Ozone is my magical secret weapon against oral disease. It deserves a full-on, long and detailed write up, but in keeping (or trying to keep) to my goal of ” tidbits of new news you can use” for the month of June (but I admit most have still been full on meals), I will give you a teaser of all the cool and unique things ozone can do for you.

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Recent infective endocarditis research findings suggest dentists prescribe prophylactic antibiotics for patients having a bicuspid aortic valve or mitral valve prolapse

Dental News and Technology

Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Buca. 2023 Jun 18;25984. doi: 10.4317/medoral.25984. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: The scientific validity of the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) infective endocarditis (IE) guidelines limiting provision of prophylactic antibiotics (AP) only to patients having cardiac anomalies (e.g., prosthetic valves) believed to place them at "high risk" of adverse events when undergoing high risk dental procedures (HRDP) is unclear.

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From On-Premises to Cloud: Embracing the Power of Cloud-Based Dental Software

Planet DDS

In the past, dental practices were limited to using on-premises practice management software. This software was installed on the practice’s own computers and servers, and it required regular maintenance and updates. As a result, many practices found it difficult and time-consuming to keep their software up to date. In recent years, the adoption of cloud-based practice management software has been on the rise, and for good reason.

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Timing of Toothbrushing Makes a Difference When it Comes to Heart Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In a study of 1,675 patients, researchers found that those who brushed their teeth before bed had a decreased risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event than those who brushed their teeth only in the morning or not at all. The study was composed of those age 20 and older who were inpatients at a university hospital in Japan. Researchers suspect that the bacterial load within the oral cavity proliferates overnight due to a reduced salivary flow during sleep.

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Should I Drop That Insurance Plan?

Dentistry Today

A frequent topic of discussion on social media these days is whether to drop out of dental insurance plans. In the most recent Levin Group national dental survey, we found that only 10% of practices stated that they were completely fee-for-service. This number has been stable for some time, remaining relatively the same even during and after the pandemic.

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How Can Your Paperless Dental Office Stay Compliant?

YapiApp

Dental practices must comply with specific regulations regarding their operations, handling of patient records, and maintaining sensitive data. When transitioning to a paperless dental office, you must comply with all applicable data privacy laws. In addition, you must look at laws like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) , employment laws, and other international privacy laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Day 6: Breathe – Do it Right

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Belly Breathing is Proper Breathing Today’s post is an interactive one. Place one hand on your chest, and the other on your belly. Close your eyes and breathe. Which hand moves? The one on your chest or the one on your belly? Are your shoulders rising up as you breathe? Are you trying to hold in your gut? (And of course, you are using your nose ???

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DSO TECH SOLUTIONS PROVIDES TRANSFORMATIONAL GROWTH THROUGH DSO RELATIONSHIPS

Dental News and Technology

Two industry leaders join forces to offer strategic collaboration and growth for DSOs. WASHINGTON, D.C. – DSO Tech Solutions, a new division of Cellerant Consulting Group is connecting DSOs with leading dental technology companies to deliver growth for both parties. Cellerant formed this new platform in partnership with The DSO Project, an industry leader in DSO consulting and advisory services.

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3 Simple Email Marketing Tips

Rosemont Review

Email marketing can be an excellent tool for keeping patients informed about the happenings of your medical or dental practice. By sending an email blast, you can kick off specials and targeted promotions, introduce a new treatment or procedure, announce your latest awards and recognitions, and broadcast much, much more. However, the key to a successful campaign lies not only in getting people to open your emails , but also in ensuring your message is received well.

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Dentist Faces Life in Prison for Illegally Prescribing Opioids

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A Kentucky dentist was found guilty of distribution of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death in federal court. The dentist prescribed serious opioid medications to patients following routine dental procedure, which goes against the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s evidence-based guidelines on opioid prescription protocol.

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Stabili-Teeth and ROE Dental Labs Partner

Dentistry Today

Stabili-Teeth is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with ROE Dental Laboratory, enabling Stabili-Teeth licensees to benefit from ROE’s best-in-class prosthetic solution to complement Stabili-Teeth’s innovative full-mouth restoration process. Through the partnership, Stabili-Teeth practitioners have access to a simple yet state-of-the-art digital engagement with ROE that allows dental practitioners to quickly help their patients benefit from a long-term, stable set of teeth a

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Smoking and the incidence of peri-implantitis

The Dental Elf

This review of the influence of smoking on the incidence of peri-implantitis included 6 prospective cohort studies involving a total of 762 patients. The findings suggest an increased patient-level risk of peri-implantitis in smokers risk ratio = 2.08 (95%CI; 1.17 to 3.71. The post Smoking and the incidence of peri-implantitis appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Brains and Bugs

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Do your gums bleed? Have they “always bled” when you had a dental cleaning? What would you do if I told you that gum disease increases your risk for dementia? And IF they have been infected for over 10 years your chance of having Alzheimer’s dementia increases by 70%. Yes, 70% – Would that motivate you to see your wonderful brain health dental hygienist?

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Do orthodontic movements of traumatized teeth induce dental pulp necrosis? A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigation Published: 19 June 2023 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Introduction Usually, orthodontic movements encompass children and young adult patients, which are more susceptible to the occurrence of traumatic dental injuries. It is necessary to understand whether the effects of orthodontic movements on traumatized teeth could induce pulp necrosis.

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Clinical Case: Minimally Invasive Caries Management

3M

Using 3M™ Vitrebond Plus Light Cure Glass Ionomer Liner/Base, 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Etchant, 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive, and 3M™.

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Nevada Passes Legislation Expanding Functions for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo signed Senate Bill 310 into law on June 15, 2023. The legislation enables the licensure of expanded function dental assistants (EFDAs) and the practice of restorative dental therapy and prescribing capabilities by dental hygienists. Eligible dental assistants who meet certain requirements will be able to perform “educational, preventive, therapeutic, palliative, and restorative treatment of intraoral or extraoral procedures” as EFDAs while under the supervision of a

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Insights 2024 Returns to Palma De Mallorca

Dentistry Today

exocad, an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD/CAM software provider, today announced that Insights 2024, the company’s fourth global gathering for dental labs and dentists, will be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, May 9–10, 2024, under the motto “Network. Innovate. Lead.” Held every second year, the upcoming edition of Insights will include a full, two-day program of lectures from top-tier dental speakers, break-out learning sessions, new product launches, a comprehensive p

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Get the Facts on Tonsil Stones and Dental Health

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths , can raise a lot of questions when it comes to dental health – are they considered a problem or simply an annoyance? To better understand the impact of tonsil stones on oral health, it’s important to understand what exactly they are and how their presence might be affecting your oral hygiene. Let’s explore the connection between tonsil stones and dental health – after all, no one wants any surprises in their mouth!

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The Trouble with Sippy Cups, Pacifiers, and Bottles

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Happy Healthy and Developing Properly Do you want your child to be healthy? Really healthy, as in have a beautiful healthy face and broad, gorgeous smile?? If so, then it’s time to talk about their baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers and thumbs. Yes, something so simple could be the root cause of a lot of health problems such as crooked teeth, bed wetting, sleep apnea as well as gum disease and cavities.

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Florida Dental Hygiene Students receive $18,000 in Scholarships from Heartland Dental

Dental News and Technology

Leading Dental Support Organization Announces Scholarship Winners in Dental Hygiene EFFINGHAM, Ill. , June 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Dental is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Heartland Dental Hygiene Scholarship, a prestigious awards package totaling $18,000. The scholarship was established with the aim of assisting future dental hygienists in Florida in their journey to provide exceptional care and positive patient experiences.

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How to Protect Patient Privacy on Social Media

Rosemont Review

As a medical professional, you probably already know social media is a great way to get your name out there and connect with prospective patients. Even if you’re not interested in becoming an “influencer,” per say, using sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to post about your practice can go a long way in building trust. As you share content like before-and-after photos, patient testimonials, and educational posts, however, it’s vital that you remember one thing: respecting patient privac

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$200,000 Grant Awarded to Virginia Dental Clinics to Address Dentist Shortages

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Virginia is one of the few states to offer dental benefits to adults covered by Medicaid; however, a shortage of dentists means that many Medicaid enrollees go without professional dental services. One of the most significant issues is recruiting dentists to work in clinics that provide care to the underserved. Many dentists graduate with large amounts of student debt, which makes private practice more attractive.

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There’s More to an Offer from a DSO Than Just the Purchase Price

Dentistry Today

Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) as buyers have exploded within the dental market over the past several years. Throughout this boom, Choice Transitions has been involved in the sale of numerous, larger dental offices to many different DSOs. Our business model is a seller-driven one, whereby we work solely on behalf of the selling dentists. Therefore, we are often entrenched in negotiating the many provisions that go into making a good transaction into a great one.