October, 2022

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Tips for Successful Networking with Your Dental Colleagues

Oral Health Group

Staying connected with peers has always been a way for humans to thrive in their chosen professions while improving their social lives. In the digital technologies and online operations age, networking with peer groups has gained importance like never before. … The post Tips for Successful Networking with Your Dental Colleagues appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Why Site Speed Optimization Matters and Tools to Help You

Clicc Media

Don’t Turn Away Your Visitors With a Slow Loading Website Consumers both in the real world and online, expect instant results. With internet speeds at an all-time high, we can access limitless information with just a click of a button and within seconds. To satisfy customers, site speed optimization is no longer an option; it […]. The post Why Site Speed Optimization Matters and Tools to Help You appeared first on Clicc Media Inc.

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Mind Your Mouth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Dental health is about so much more than just what toothbrush and toothpaste to use. Oral wellness is THE key to how healthy you are going to be into your senior years. Today’s post is dear to my heart. I want to review how oral diseases are directly connected to dementia, and what you can do NOW to change the possible trajectory of your future.

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Neoss® Group brings you Integrate 2022 Online 24H: 24 hours of continuous Education

Dental News and Technology

ZURICH, Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2022, over 600 dental professionals came together to Integrate, Educate, Celebrate at Neoss Integrate 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Now it is time for a new Neoss Integrate, this time 100% online to make sure you can take part wherever you are located, and participation is FREE. Neoss® Group brings you Integrate 2022 Online 24H: 24 hours of continuous Education.

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Periodontal Infection: Case Study

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD. Have you ever had a patient with a periodontal infection? Here is a case study of my experience with it. The post Periodontal Infection: Case Study appeared first on igniteDDS.

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Are You Truly Happy in Dentistry?

Dental Peers

In last month’s blog, I asked the crucial question whether you can still be happy in private practice. I believe you can and how you achieve it is something I will explore in upcoming blogs. However, before we move into that realm, there is an even more fundamental question that dentists should consider. Namely, are you truly happy in dentistry? Many of you may consider this a silly question.

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Are You Truly Happy in Dentistry?

Oral Health Group

In last month’s blog, I asked the crucial question whether you can still be happy in private practice. I believe you can and how you achieve it is something I will explore in upcoming blogs. However, before we move into … The post Are You Truly Happy in Dentistry? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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A dental quest among the Lakota

ASDA Blog

A little-known but admirable outreach program for dentists, hygienists and dental students is the St. Francis Mission Among The Lakota Dental Clinic in South Dakota. Situated just inside the western border of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, the clinic offers free dental care to the Lakota people. For nine years, the clinic has been serving those in high need of dental care.

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iCoreConnect Integrates with Carestream Dental’s Practice Management Software Used by More Than 15,000 Customers

Dental News and Technology

Ocoee, FL, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- iCoreConnect Inc., (OTCQB: ICCT), a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology provider for enterprise and healthcare workflow, is pleased to announce its latest integration and partnership with Carestream Dental. Carestream Dental’s brand of practice and patient solutions, Sensei, offers best-in-class operating software and services for general practitioners and specialists.

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Physical Fitness and Dentistry 

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. When I started dental school we had one lecture on ergonomics and that was it. I was still trying to figure out where to fulcrum to get my bur on the tooth I was working on. I didn’t have time to think about where my knees were positioned or how the focal distance of my loupes was set. I experienced a lot of back and neck pain throughout dental school.

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Why Patients Love To Be Led!

Coaches Corner

Want your patients to accept more treatment, get adult fluoride, and all that other good stuff? In this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers dental podcast for dentists, Dr. Richard Madow shares how an experience at a hotel led him to realize an extremely important step in influencing our patients. It will help you become a better leader as well!! Want your patients to accept more treatment, get adult fluoride, and all that other good stuff?

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5 Factors that Reflect the Quality of Your Orthodontic Practice

Oral Health Group

Dental issues don’t forgive anyone. Almost everyone suffers from some dental problem or another at least once in their life. This means a visit to an orthodontist is inevitable for orthodontic treatment. So, you must make the patients’ experience as … The post 5 Factors that Reflect the Quality of Your Orthodontic Practice appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Improving License Portability

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As a dental hygienist, if you have ever moved across state lines or tried to work in a different state than the one in which you reside, you well know the challenges this poses for clinicians and their families. The difficulty associated with moving out of state also affects military families and military spouses, as they are often required to relocate every few years.

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The show goes on

ASDA Blog

Dear readers, Every piece of media has its lifespan, and the ASDA Blog is no exception. This entry is the final ASDA Blog post. The ASDA Editorial Board will now solely focus on Contour magazine. When I was in high school, I used to listen to The Bugle podcast hosted by Andy Zalzman and John Oliver. When Oliver’s HBO show Last Week Tonight blew up, episodes of The Bugle grew increasingly scarce, until one day they announced they would discontinue the show.

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Adults, children make oral care a priority according to Delta Dental survey

Dental News and Technology

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --In recognition of National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental shares encouraging findings from its 2022 survey showing U.S. adults and parents are doing their part to practice diligent oral care at home. In recognition of National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental shares findings from its 2022 survey showing U.S. adults and children make oral care a priority.

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Fractured Tooth: Case Study

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. Have you ever had a patient with a fractured tooth? Here is a case study of my experience with it. Fractured Tooth: Patient Information. 73-year-old female Healthy Extensive dental work in the past, numerous restorations, hx of trigeminal neuralgia controlled by oxcarbazepine CC: I feel I broke a tooth on the lower right, and it is very irritating to my tongue and cheek.

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3D printing: Added services, higher productivity, increased patient satisfaction

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 3 Minute, 31 Second. As we have previously written, 3D printing is the future of digital dentistry. With recent advances in technology, design and materials, 3D printers are not only available in most dental labs but are now becoming a popular tool for individual practices thanks to their versatility, ease of use and ability to bring more services in house.

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Prioritizing Mental Health Could Improve Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

Were you aware that 75% of Canadians want their employers to address workplace mental health? There’s no doubt that the world’s views on mental illness have come a long way, but the general workforce still thinks that organizations have further … The post Prioritizing Mental Health Could Improve Your Dental Practice appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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The Case for a Medicare Dental Benefit

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Older adults may not know it, but they were incredibly close to having Medicare cover comprehensive dental benefits for the first time in the program’s 57-year history. Support for enhancing Medicare by adding dental coverage was strong, but, ultimately, the benefit was not included by lawmakers in the pared-down legislative package passed by Congress.

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Middlesex College Adopts MouthWatch TeleDent for Classroom Instruction and Community Outreach

Denticle

This is a nice way to start the week. For the past 3 years or so I have been hoping to see that dentistry starts having a greater focus on remote data gathering. Even before the 2020 shutdown from Covid-19, I had been in some skilled nursing facilities and was witness to an incredible need the ability for doctors to remotely evaluate dental problems.

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"My Heartland" Documentary Captures Uplifting Story of the People Who Helped the Company Become the Nation's Leading DSO

Dental News and Technology

EFFINGHAM, Ill., Oct. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Dental, the nation's leading dental support organization (DSO), today released the two-minute trailer for its upcoming documentary, entitled My Heartland. What began as a passion project to capture Heartland Dental's rich company history, soon turned into an inspirational film that tells the story of the true American dream.

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Dental Assistant Requirements in Georgia

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 Georgia 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 Georgia.

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Online dental marketing: Staying HIPAA compliant in 2023

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 6 Minute, 6 Second. Most dental practices are actively engaged in some strategy of digital marketing. It could be sending out patient emails, writing blog posts, website SEO, social media marketing or paid advertising. The HIPAA Privacy Rule states that patients have specific controls over whether their protected health information (PHI) is used for marketing purposes.

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Blueprint To Getting More Calls For Your Dental Business

Oral Health Group

If you’re not getting enough calls for your dental business, it’s time to take a step back and re-evaluate your marketing strategy. There are several strategies that can be used to attract more callers, like hiring dental digital marketing companies. … The post Blueprint To Getting More Calls For Your Dental Business appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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National Dental Therapy Coalition Publishes Model Rule

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental therapists have been authorized to practice in 14 states, and are currently working in about half of those, helping increase access to dental care for underserved communities. But several dental boards in the remaining states have yet to complete the lengthy, technical, and politically difficult process of issuing rules to license and regulate these providers.

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4 Conditions That Dental Crowns Can Help With

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental procedures available. They can be used to address a variety of dental issues, from restoring a tooth that has been damaged by decay to covering a dental implant. In this blog post, we will discuss four conditions that dental crowns can help with. If you are experiencing any of these issues, then you should consider scheduling an appointment with Mountain Aire Dentistry to see if a dental crown is right for you!

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Local interventions for the management of alveolar osteitis (dry socket)

Dental News and Technology

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022 Sep 26;9(9):CD006968. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006968. Abstract Background: Alveolar osteitis (dry socket) is a complication of dental extractions more often involving mandibular molar teeth. It is associated with severe pain developing 2 to 3 days postoperatively with or without halitosis, a socket that may be partially or totally devoid of a blood clot, and increased postoperative visits.

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Dental Assistant Requirements in Washington, D.C.

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 Washington, D.C. to see if you are still qualified to practice. Each state has different requirements for dental assistants, here are the levels, and functions permitted for dental assistants in Washington D.C.

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How to reduce cancellations and increase case acceptance with patient engagement

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 4 Minute, 1 Second. It’s no secret that building meaningful relationships with your patients can be challenging. Many patients only come in for appointments a couple of times each year, and for some patients, it’s even less often. In addition, experts estimate that practice attrition rates can be as high as 15-25% each year.

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3 Things To Consider When Seeking to Grow Your Practice

Oral Health Group

Many dentists look to grow their practices much like any other small business owner might seek to expand their customer base and reach beyond their current revenue stream. Although dentists have the ability to provide quality care, they often lack … The post 3 Things To Consider When Seeking to Grow Your Practice appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Addressing Dental Hygienists’ Workforce Issues

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

COVID-19 has impacted every facet of daily living from family structure, education, income, safety, and healthcare. For almost 3 years, society has had to adapt to this virus and its variants. Likewise, oral healthcare and oral health professionals have been significantly affected by the pandemic modifying infection control practices, implementing national guidance protocols, and adding immunization procedures to their skill sets.

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3 (un) popular opinions by dental practices on digital marketing

Patient News

As part of the ‘Fast Forecasts’ list of 2023 by Quantumrun, a consulting and research firm that uses long-range strategic foresight to help corporations thrive, 80% of people on earth will have a digital presence by 2023 and 90% of the global population will have a supercomputer in their pocket. It’s 2022 and we’re two months away from 2023. The. The post 3 (un) popular opinions by dental practices on digital marketing appeared first on Patient News.

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Innovative Patented Appliances Allow Oral Care for NIV Patients without Mask Removal

Dental News and Technology

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ReddyPort, a NIV-focused medical technology company, announced today that US Patent No 11,324,910 has been issued by the US Patent Office covering Positive Pressure Ventilation Appliance Modules and Related Systems and Methods. ReddyPortÒ products promote NIV success by empowering clinicians with efficient access to provide standardized oral care without removing the mask or loss of therapeutic pressures.

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Dental Assistant Requirements in Florida

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 Florida 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 Florida.

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7 tried-and-true tactics to curb revenue-crippling no-shows

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 6 Minute, 23 Second. Dunnnn dun, dunnnn dunn, dunn dun, dunn dun, dun dun, dun dun … Just when you thought your schedule was safe, recent sightings of an all-too-familiar threat lurking in the vicinity of dental practices’ front offices have surfaced. But it’s not any kind of Hollywood mechanical shark but the very real-world phenomenon of no-show rates—a threat that can take a sizable bite out of your practice’s revenue.

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Top 3 Dental Market Trends You Need to Know in 2022

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post Top 3 Dental Market Trends You Need to Know in 2022 appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Supporting the Oral Health of Kids With Cancer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Jenell Robins, BSDH, RDH, has been in clinical practice for more than 21 years. Recently, she has also taken on the role of oral health educator at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston working to advance their oral care program in the cancer center. Robins is passionate about educating patients and other health professionals about the oral-systemic link.