February, 2022

Cancel Your Staff Meeting – Have a Team Huddle Instead!

Oral Health Group

Organizing the Organization A team that performs well is a team that is organized. In a busy dental office, is there time to organize the organization? Professional and personal lives alike, one must make the time.

Use of narrow-diameter implants in the posterior segments of the jaws: A retrospective observational study of 2 to 11 years

Dental News and Technology

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Published: February 18, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The placement of narrow-diameter implants (NDIs) in the posterior region is still debated in view of the high biomechanical risks in these areas.

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HIPAA in 2022: What’s on the horizon?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Linda Harvey , MS, RDH. Note to Reader: This blog is an excerpt of an article originally published on DentistryIQ. In case you weren’t aware, there are a number of HIPAA updates on the horizon.

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What you need to know about bruxism and vitamin D

Dr. Bicuspid

The severity of tooth clenching and grinding that patients experience may be associated with their vitamin D levels, according to a study published February 6 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research.

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Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

Dental Peers

We know the pandemic has had a profound impact on the dental profession. Hygiene, in particular, has been hit hard, with a number of hygienists seeing it as a sign to change careers.

The Going Rate for the Tooth Fairy in Each State

Ask The Dentist

How much does the tooth fairy pay these days? We decided to run a tooth fairy poll of over 1,700 parents in the United States to find out what the average going rate is for the tooth fairy in each of the 50 states. Here’s what we found. State Average Payout Alabama 3.08 Alaska 3.83 Arizona 2.97

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Where to Find an Audience and Build Your Dental Brand

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post Where to Find an Audience and Build Your Dental Brand appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Practice management blog Dental Brand marketing Practice Management

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Having an Infection Control Coordinator can save you money!

Dentistry Gone Digital

We already know that infection control is paramount for creating safe dental visits by ensuring the safety of patients and staff. Both OSHA and the CDC also support the role of the ICC, with recommendations that every office should have one on-site.

Tooth protein prevents bone loss in mice

Dr. Bicuspid

A research team found that a small enamel protein can promote bone formation and prevent bone loss in mice. The results, published in the journal PLOS One , suggest potential interventions for conditions marked by bone loss, such as advanced gum disease and osteoporosis.

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Grow Your Practice with Dental Intelligence

Med Rank Interactive

As you go through dental school, your dreams of opening your own dental practice probably don’t include the tiny, yet crucial, details of practice management, marketing, and running a business.

Debunking Common Dental Myths

The Super Dentists

Our mouth is arguably one of the most important parts of our entire body as it is responsible for allowing us to eat, drink, speak and sing. But often our. Read More. The post Debunking Common Dental Myths appeared first on The Super Dentists. Dental Health

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Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

Oral Health Group

We know the pandemic has had a profound impact on the dental profession. Hygiene, in particular, has been hit hard, with a number of hygienists seeing it as a sign to change careers. The resulting labour market has seen dentists … The post Do You Really Want to Give Up on Hygiene?

Tooth Fairy sets new record high for value of a lost tooth

Dental News and Technology

OAK BROOK, Ill. , 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delta Dental released new findings from its 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® that show the Tooth Fairy's average cash gift reached $5.36 per tooth, a record high in the 24-year history of the poll.

Infection Control Coordinator Training

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH. There has been a great deal of development in the subject of infection control (IC) over the last century as we have grown to understand the concept. We know how it affects the quality of treatment and overall dental office safety.

How dentists can help victims of human trafficking

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental injuries or diseases can sometimes be red flags for human trafficking, which is why dentists should know which patients are at risk and how to intervene, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA on February 23.

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IMPLANT RETAINED VERSUS IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES

Dentistry Blog

Edentulous patients frequently find conventional dentures uncomfortable and unsatisfactory. Because of this, using dental implants to retain or support ill-fitting dentures is becoming increasingly popular. Dental Technology Tips & Tricks Dental Implants

Early Signs of Tooth Decay in Children

The Super Dentists

Tooth decay, especially in children, can turn into long-term oral health issues. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regards tooth decay in children as a widespread (though. Read More. The post Early Signs of Tooth Decay in Children appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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An Idiot’s Guide to Occlusion

Oral Health Group

Dawson has 5 requirements for occlusal stability. The first is that there are stable contacts on all teeth of equal intensity in centric relation. So what is centric relation.

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Midmark and Bien-Air Announce Partnership

Dental News and Technology

Midmark and Bien-Air will partner up to combine Midmark’s care delivery units with Bien-Air’s micromotor and contra-angle handpieces. Midmark and Bien-Air Announce Partnership Midmark has announced a new strategic partnership with Bien-Air Dental SA.

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Let 2022 be the year of the Infection Control Coordinator

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH. Infection control (IC) is vital to protect the health and well-being of both patients and staff in any successful dental practice. It should be a priority to appoint at least one infection control coordinator (ICC) responsible for the safe delivery of care.

Desirable lifestyle increasingly out of reach for dental grads

Dr. Bicuspid

It is increasingly difficult for young dentists to achieve desirable career, lifestyle, and financial outcomes, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The reason? High student debt.

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What are the 3 Types of Dental Implants?

Phoenix Endodontist

When you are missing or have failing natural teeth, you may wonder if your only option is to live with this condition. You could get dentures, but maybe you worry they won’t be compatible with your lifestyle, or take too much effort.

Parent’s Guide to Their Children’s Oral Health

The Super Dentists

For parents, oral hygiene for kids is paramount. However, helping your child brush, floss and develop a clean, healthy smile can be difficult, particularly for parents who lack insights into. Read More.

Motivating the Next Generation to Choose Dentistry as a Professional Career

Oral Health Group

Dentistry as a career choice has often been overlooked by younger generations. On the other hand, however, dentistry is one of the top 10 career options in the US, according to the 2021 US News and World Report.

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Effect of tapered-end and round-end bristles on the abrasive dentine wear applying increasing brushing forces

Dental News and Technology

Acta Odontol Scand. 2022 Feb 11;1-5. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2022.2035816. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objective: To investigate the effect of toothbrush bristles end configuration on the abrasive dentine wear at different brushing forces.

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This Will Supercharge Your Impact In Dentistry – It Did Mine!

Dentistry Gone Digital

This post originally appeared on Dew.life. By: Julie Friesen. What does making an impact in dentistry look like to you? Who do you want to influence the most? How can you make a difference in the work that you do?

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How to treat dental patients who use marijuana

Dr. Bicuspid

CHICAGO - Smoking or ingesting marijuana can wreak havoc on the oral cavity, exacerbating gum disease and causing dry mouth, and can be life-threatening when mixed with some anesthetics, according to a presenter at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

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First-year dental students: How to network and build leadership skills

ASDA Blog

Networking is an integral part of dental school. We often carry the connections we build in school with us throughout our careers. Our current classmates are our future colleagues. Our current faculty could be our future colleagues. Networking starts with conversations.

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Need to Get Through to Your Pediatric Patients? Try the Oreo Test

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Michael Burrell / iStock / Getty Images Plus. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and there’s no better time to shine a spotlight on caries, which is one of the most prevalent childhood diseases in the United States. Caries can severely impact childhood development in multiple ways.

10-Questions to Ask BEFORE You Sign a Marketing Contract

Oral Health Group

Have you ever regretted signing a contract? If so, you probably found yourself thinking, “if only I had known about that in advance.”

Implant survival rate and marginal bone loss with the all-on-4 immediate-loading strategy: A clinical retrospective study with 1 to 4 years of follow-up

Dental News and Technology

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“Google it”

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Katie Klaes. Once a company’s name becomes a verb, you know they have made a huge impact on daily life and culture. Google receives about 3 million applications per year with an acceptance rate somewhere in the 0.2% to 0.67% range.

Do's and don'ts for dental insurance

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental insurance is a complex issue for many dental practices. Due to the number of plans, contract variations, and patient questions, your team can find it challenging to provide accurate information and customer service to patients, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

New Sesame Street episode highlights importance of children’s oral health

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 1 Minute, 21 Second. The importance of oral hygiene and what to expect when visiting the dentist were the focus of a recent episode of Sesame Street, available in full on YouTube.

Keeping All the Balls in the Air

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Olivia Morzenti, BS, RDH, CDHC, MS(c). Olivia Morzenti, BS, RDH, CDHC, MS(c), does not have time to waste.

Building a Result-Oriented Content Marketing Strategy for Dentists

Oral Health Group

We all know how important dental hygiene is—but we don’t always know which clinic is best suited for us. So what do we do?

PATTERSON DENTAL CONTINUES DIAMOND LEVEL SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Dental News and Technology

Red Bank, NJ February 1, 2022 - The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is proud to announce continued support and sponsorship by Patterson Dental.