May, 2023

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Hidden Pitfalls of Googling Yourself: Dentists & the SEO Performance Mirage

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sean Hamel In this digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for any business, including dental practices. Search engine optimization (SEO) plays a vital role in improving a dentist’s visibility in search engine results and attracting potential patients. While it’s natural for dentists to want to assess the effectiveness of their SEO strategies, relying solely on Googling yourself may lead to misconceptions and inaccurate assessments of performance.

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Working With Your Leadership Team

Oral Health Group

In last month’s journey to developing your inner-CEO, we referenced the importance of working with a leadership team. Working more efficiently will mean delegating some. more The post Working With Your Leadership Team appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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What Dental Cement Should I Use?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Have a patient and you need to decide which type of dental cement you should use? Here’s how I dealt with it: The post What Dental Cement Should I Use? appeared first on igniteDDS.

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Smoking is a Risk to Oral Health – All Forms of Tobacco Are Equally Harmful

Dentistry Today

Smoking is one of the biggest threats to public health, killing more than 8 million people annually. Tobacco’s nicotine is also a significant risk to oral health, making it difficult to treat and detect serious gum diseases at their early stages. All forms of tobacco are equally harmful to health, says Marja Juselius , an oral hygienist who has worked with young patients in Finland for many years.

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Autonomous robotic surgery for zygomatic implant placement and immediately loaded implant-supported full-arch prosthesis: a preliminary research

Dental News and Technology

Published: 19 May 2023 International Journal of Implant Dentistry volume 9 , Article number: 12 ( 2023 ) C Abstract Objectives A patient with extensive atrophy of the alveolar ridge in the posterior portion of the maxilla was selected to complete an experimental and clinical case of the robotic zygomatic implant to investigate the viability of an implant robotic system in clinical use.

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No More Deer in the Headlights:  Speaking Confidently About Fees Chairside

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

Most dental team training programs have a glaring omission: clinical team members are often not trained to answer patients’ questions regarding fees. Administrative team members at the front deal with these questions every day, and many are quite adept at explaining value for the dollar with regard to proposed treatment. However, when patients turn to an assistant or a hygienist chairside and express concern about dental fees, the clinical staff are often unprepared.

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What Are Mandibular Tori?

Ask The Dentist

Have you ever noticed bony growths on the floor of your mouth, just beneath your tongue? If so, you may be experiencing mandibular tori. While these growths are not harmful, they can be quite bothersome and disruptive to your daily life. Whether you were born with them or developed them later on, understanding mandibular tori and how to manage them is crucial for your comfort and well-being.

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10 Key Performance Indicators Your Dental Practice Should Track

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dawn Patrick Measure, monitor, and make go right, but what should you measure? As a dentist, it’s crucial to regularly track your dental practice’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These metrics provide valuable insights into the health and success of your business, enabling you to make informed decisions and drive improvements. Top 10 Key Performance Indicators Every Dentist Should Measure Here are the top 10 KPIs every dentist should measure monthly to ensure optimal performa

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Glidewell Partners With LuxCreo to Launch the fastprint.io 3D Printing Solution

Dentistry Today

Glidewell, the nation’s largest dental lab and a leader in dental technology, announced a new partnership with LuxCreo, a leading 3D printing company in dental appliances based in San Francisco, to introduce the fastprint.io 3D Printing Solution. This co-branded dental 3D printing solution is part of Glidewell’s rapidly growing glidewell.io in-office solution platform and expands Glidewell’s portfolio of digital solutions that bring the world’s most innovative dental lab

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Application of Real-Time Augmented Reality-Guided Osteotomy and Apex Location in Endodontic Microsurgery: A Surgical Simulation Study Based on 3D-Printed Alveolar Bone Model

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Endodontics Published: May 19, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Introduction Augmented reality (AR) is a novel visualization technique in which pre-generated virtual 3D content is superimposed on surgical sites. This study aimed to validate the viability of AR-guided endodontic microsurgery (ARG) and compare the changes in objective and subjective outcomes of surgical simulation using ARG and freehand endodontic microsurgery (FH) on customized 3D-printed models.

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Texas to Allow Dental Hygienists to Administer Local Anesthesia

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Only two states —Texas and Delaware — do not include the administration of local anesthesia in the scope of practice for dental hygienists. Now, Delaware is very close to being the only one, as the Texas state legislature passed a bill, HB 3824, enabling dental hygienists to administer local infiltration anesthesia under the direct supervision of a dentist in patients over 18.

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Mandibular Tori: What Is It, Is It Serious, and FAQ Explained by a Dentist

Ask The Dentist

Have you ever noticed bony growths on the floor of your mouth, just beneath your tongue? If so, you may be experiencing mandibular tori. While these growths are not harmful, they can be quite bothersome and disruptive to your daily life. Whether you were born with them or developed them later on, understanding mandibular tori and how to manage them is crucial for your comfort and well-being.

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Are Cavities Genetic? Here’s Everything to Know

The Super Dentists

The risk of developing cavities and tooth decay is genetic. Your genes can affect how your teeth develop, meaning that the development of your teeth can be why you are. Read More The post Are Cavities Genetic? Here’s Everything to Know appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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This Should Be An Easy One…

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D Ever have a case that you are sure should be an easy one to handle, then turns out it really isn’t? Here is my experience with just that! The post This Should Be An Easy One… appeared first on igniteDDS.

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The Power of Omnichannel Marketing: Uniting Direct Mail and Digital Advertising for Dental Practice Success

Dentistry Today

In today’s digital age, it may seem surprising to consider traditional methods like direct mail as part of your dental practice’s marketing strategy. However, direct mail is a powerful tool to engage with your target audience, whether alone or when combined with digital advertising. Let’s explore the concept of omnichannel marketing and the unique benefits and synergies of integrating direct mail and digital advertising strategies.

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Photobiomodulation in dental extraction therapy: Postsurgical pain reduction and wound healing

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2023 May 18;S0002-8177(23)00139-3. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2023.03.004. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: This scoping review and analysis were designed to assess the amount of time spent delivering photobiomodulation (PBM) light therapy after dental extraction to improve postoperative pain and wound healing. Types of studies reviewed: The scoping review was performed according to the Cochrane Collaboration and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Anal

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Thriving in the Microbiome

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Through an intricate organization of unique molecular co-aggregation, Porphyromonas gingivalis persists within the host by coupling with other microbes and storing portions of the energy-consuming systems discarded by other microbes, subsequently serving the entire bacterial community’s function and growth. P. gingivalis releases gingipains to mediate interactions between complement receptors and to create a nutrient-rich but oxygen-deficient environment as a protective safeguard from the host i

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Putting the Emphasis on Care

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 12 Minute, 5 Second What does it mean to put an emphasis on care? For Woodbury Dental Care , it meant moving their practice 3 miles away to give their patients the best care possible. Introducing Dr. Michael Pelke Dr. Michael Pelke Michael Pelke, DDS, born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota, has always loved science.

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How to Become a Paperless Dental Office?

YapiApp

Dental offices must go paperless to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and stay up-to-date with the latest compliance needs. Additionally, a paperless office helps minimize patient wait times and allows you to deliver a better patient experience. According to Wendy Aldhamen of Forever Green Consulting , dental practices can save up to $10,000 annually by going paperless.

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With Dental Implants, Can I Have A Biocompatible New Smile?

Perio Perio

Dental implants in Gainesville, VA are considered to be the gold standard tooth replacement option. One of the main reasons dental implants are a gold standard tooth replacement option is because they give patients a biocompatible smile. With biocompatible dental implants, patients will have a permanent and reliable new smile. Here is more on how dental implants can give patients biocompatible new smiles.

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The Power of Telling Your Story Through Video

Dentistry Today

Part of marketing your practice is telling your story to the people you are trying to reach, so they feel like they know you before they ever come through the doors. One of the best and most powerful ways to do that is through video, and these days, there is a wide variety of video styles to choose from. It is easier than ever for a dental practice to take advantage of the video + social media combination to boost the effectiveness of its marketing.

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Survey: 21% of US adults skip dental care due to cost

Dental News and Technology

The Federal Reserve's Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2022 survey found 28% of US adults did not receive some type of medical care in 2022 due to cost, compared with 24% in 2021 and 32% in 2013. The survey found dental care was most often skipped -- at 21% -- along with physician visits, prescription medicine, follow-up care and mental health visits.

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Porphyromonas Gingivalis: A Microbe Enigma

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Despite the presence of more than 500 bacterial species in human subgingival biofilm, extensive study has shown that Porphyromonas gingivalis is the predominant etiologic bacterium contributing to chronic periodontitis. 1,2 P. gingivalis is rightly termed the “keystone pathogen” because of its ability to use various deliberate mechanisms to resist, weaken, or manipulate host immune responses. 3–5 P. gingivalis depends on the presence of other biofilm bacteria and the bacterial dysbiosis it initi

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What DSO Leaders Should Know About 3D Imaging

Planet DDS

As a dental service organization (DSO) leader, you understand the importance of staying on top of the latest advancements in dentistry. One of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the emergence of 3D dental imaging technology. With 3D imaging, dental professionals can view the teeth, jaw, and other structures in 3D, providing more accurate and detailed information than ever before.

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From Writing to Ranking: How Content Shows Up in Search Results

Rosemont Review

After you’ve finally launched your website to serve as the perfect encapsulation of your practice and overall expertise, your next thought may be something along the lines of: Where will my site end up in Google’s rankings? If you’re wondering how or why a webpage earns a spot on Google’s coveted list of relevant search results, you’re not alone. The ways in which the search engine giant organizes the endless assemblage of information on the web is a source of fascination (and potentially headac

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Mystery Shopper Calls Plus The Number One Enemy of a Great Practice!

Coaches Corner

What’s the number one enemy of a great practice? In this episode, Dr. Richard Madow explores a possible candidate. Then, the mystery shopper calls are, well, pretty amazing. Tune in to the The Dental Practice Fixers Dental Podcast for Dentists to listen now!! What's the number one enemy of a great practice? In this episode, Dr. Richard Madow explores a possible candidate.

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Envista Announces Participation in Stifel 2023 Jaws & Paws Conference

Dentistry Today

Envista Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NVST) (“Envista”) announced that the company will participate in Stifel 2023 Jaws & Paws Conference on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 8:00 – 8:30 AM EDT in New York, New York. Investors will be able to access any applicable recordings for up to one year through Envista’s investor relations website under the subheading events and presentations.

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Increased risk of periodontitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A nationwide register study in Norway

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodonto. 2023 May 18. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13826. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: To investigate the risk of periodontitis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients in a nationwide register-based study. Materials and methods: Patients and controls were defined using ICD-10 codes registered in the Norwegian Patient Registry (NPR), from 2011 to 2017.

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Role of Porphyromonas Gingivalis in Periodontal Diseases

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Acknowledged as one of the most important bacteria in the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases, Porphyromonas gingivalis continues to be extensively studied, not only in periodontal diseases, but also in many systemic diseases based on its ability to infect distant tissues and organs. 1–5 It is a highly destructive oral pathogen, and, together with Treponema denticola and Tannerella forsythia, it comprises the “red complex” bacteria associated with severe periodontitis. 6 Although a

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Parents’ Guide to the Transition From Baby Teeth to Permanent Teeth

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

As a parent, you know that nothing is more important than the health and wellbeing of your child. That’s why it’s essential to be well informed when it comes to major milestones, like the transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth. In this comprehensive guide, we will cover all the key elements parents need to know to ensure their child’s healthy development during the transition period.

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Landing Pages: Are They Just for Ads?

Rosemont Review

If you’re a frequent reader of our humble blog, you know we have a few favorite topics in the realm of digital marketing. For example, we love discussing landing pages – and that’s not just because we enjoy making them! The traditional purpose of a landing page is to direct viewers to a site after they’ve clicked on an ad. In other words, these informative virtual “storefronts” work like information kiosks for people popping over to your site.

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Is Your Dental Practice Clinically Calibrated?

Coaches Corner

Does everyone in your dental practice truly understand why certain clinical decisions are made? Your practice needs to be “Clinically Calibrated” – find out why and how on this edition of The Dental Practice Fixers Podcast for dentists. For example, why would we do a crown instead of a two or three surface restoration? Scaling and root planing instead of a prophy?

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Are You Using AI in Your Dental Marketing?

Dentistry Today

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or spending an excessive amount of time binge-watching Netflix, you know that artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. It’s being used to read your digital x-rays, create your patient’s clear aligners, and even diagnose your treatment plans for you. Are You Using AI in Your Dental Marketing? It kind of makes you wonder why you spent all that time in dental school.

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Prolonged breastfeeding and dental caries in preschool children

Dental News and Technology

Acta Odontol Scand. 2023 May 21;1-6. Online ahead of print. Abstract Purpose: To explore breastfeeding from 6 to 18 months of age and to study the association between breastfeeding and caries prevalence at 5 years of age. Methods: The study included 1088 children from one Norwegian county and was based on the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).

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Nevada to Provide Dental Care for Residents With Disabilities

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The state of Nevada’s Medicaid program has received $2.5 million to provide dental care to residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who often struggle to access professional oral healthcare services. The funds will enable the state’s Medicaid program to offer endodontic therapy, preventive care, restorative treatment, prophylaxes, and sedation.

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Mouthwashes and gingival healing after surgical procedures

The Dental Elf

This review of the effect of different mouthwashes on gingival healing used after oral surgery in adults included 13 RCTs. The trials assessed 12 different products and concentrations and only one RCTs was considered to be at low risk of bias so the findings should be interpreted cautiously. The post Mouthwashes and gingival healing after surgical procedures appeared first on National Elf Service.

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How to Recognize Scams on Social Media

Rosemont Review

In this day and age, maintaining an active social media presence is an important part of any comprehensive marketing plan for plastic surgeons and dentists. Indeed, in addition to helping raise brand awareness and attract new patients, there is even evidence that social media can positively affect SEO. However, while social media marketing is a valuable tool for promoting your practice, it is also important to maintain good account security habits.