December, 2021

Understanding Occupational Stress Among Oral Health Practitioners

Oral Health Group

Oral health practitioners experience a significant amount of occupational stress from the time they start studying towards their chosen qualifications.

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Dental Assistant Requirements for New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

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Plant-heavy diets may be linked to lower risk of periodontitis

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients who follow diets rich in plant-based foods but restrict refined grains and added sugars may be less likely to experience periodontitis, according to a study published recently in Nutrients. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: COVID-19 testing kits can measure oral microbiome.

Identity Dental Marketing Provides Free Marketing Resources

Identity Dental

TAMPA, Fla., December 23, 2021/PRNewswire/ — Identity Dental Marketing’s CEO Grace Rizza provides free marketing resources through her Facebook Group, Podcast and individual strategy sessions. The Facebook group, Dentistry’s Growing With Grace, has a network of over 5,000 dental professionals.

Oral appliance-generated malocclusion traits during the long-term management of obstructive sleep apnea in adults

Dental News and Technology

Angle Orthod. 2021 Dec 20. doi: 10.2319/041921-316.1. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: To identify malocclusion characteristics generated after using oral appliances (OAs) for at least 5 years for the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults.

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Having a Vision DOES Matter!

Dental Peers

Welcome to December and my final blog for 2021! It has been a great honour to share some of my thoughts with you again this year and I look forward to continuing to do so in 2022! My most recent blogs have focused on the importance of proper onboarding to increase your rate of employee retention.

CTR – What it is and What it Says About Your Dental Website Performance

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post CTR – What it is and What it Says About Your Dental Website Performance appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Practice management Websites blog Practice Management websites

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It may be time to urge patients to use powered toothbrushes

Dr. Bicuspid

Do you want patients to clean their teeth better? Then it may be time to recommend switching from a manual toothbrush to a powered toothbrush, according to a review article published on December 7 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

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Identity Dental Marketing Embraces Unconventional Hiring and Employment Strategy for Exceptional Client Experience

Identity Dental

NEWS PROVIDED BY Identity Dental Marketing Dec 17, 2021 TAMPA, Fla., 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Identity Dental Marketing has hired experienced dental clinicians and office managers bringing unprecedented dental knowledge to their written content and client experience.

Comparison of two resilient attachment systems for implant-/mucosa-supported overdentures with a PEKK framework: a clinical pilot study

Dental News and Technology

Original Article Published: 21 December 2021 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Objectives The aim of the study was to determine differences between Locator and CM LOC attachment systems regarding patient satisfaction and wear of the abutments and their inserts.

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Nineteen Nuggets of New Information for You, for a Fabulous 2021 and 22

Queen of Dental Hygiene

HELLO my fabulous readers. I have so many dental “tidbits” that I thought I would share these nuggets of new information (and a little review) with you. Sometimes you just need news you can use right away. Period. Skip the lengthy wordsy stuff and get to the meat of the matter.

Why TikTok Matters and How You Can Use It To Promote Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

TikTok is a short-form, video-sharing app that allows users to create and publish 3- minutes videos (up from 15 seconds originally) on any desired topic.

Playing defense with teeth

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sable A Muntean, DMD, MHSA. On a recent Friday afternoon, this 18-year-old female presented as a new patient to my office. She had fallen off her scooter the day prior, fracturing both #8 and 9, as seen in Figure 1 below. FIGURE 1.

Report calls for renewed investment in oral healthcare

Dr. Bicuspid

Oral healthcare needs to be prioritized and addressed, with renewed initiatives and investments in research that focus on oral healthcare equity, urged a commentary published on December 21 in the Lancet. The commentary accompanies the recently released update to the U.S.

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How to overcome fear and conquer the dental school application

ASDA Blog

During my time in undergrad, my biggest obstacle was fear — fear that even if I tried hard, I still might not achieve what I wanted. For a while, this fear prevented me from giving serious thought to what I wanted to do after graduation.

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The effect of various fluoride products on dentine lesions during pH-cycling

Dental News and Technology

Caries Research Research Article Early View (accepted, unedited manuscript) [link] Abstract This study compared the effect of topically applied fluoride products on dentine lesions in an in vitro experiment.

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The 3 Most Important Ages for Kids to Visit the Dentist

The Super Dentists

When do kids start going to the dentist? It’s a great question – and one we hear frequently here at The Super Dentists. We’re the #1 pediatric dentistry in the. Read More. The post The 3 Most Important Ages for Kids to Visit the Dentist appeared first on The Super Dentists. Patient Education

Having a Vision DOES Matter!

Oral Health Group

Welcome to December and my final blog for 2021! It has been a great honour to share some of my thoughts with you again this year and I look forward to continuing to do so in 2022! My most recent … The post Having a Vision DOES Matter! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

Buying a dental practice for those having the stamina and intensity level to do so

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen, CPA/CVA. Now that the dental school graduate has gone from new hire/associate to a somewhat more experienced dentist, he or she may feel ready to buy a dental practice, either an existing office or to “start up” a new one.

Top 10 DrBicuspid stories for 2021

Dr. Bicuspid

The pandemic may not have dominated our lives like it did in 2020, but it still influenced many of DrBicuspid.com 's top stories for 2021. More than half of our 10 most-popular stories, based on member views, had a COVID-19 hook.

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ADHA Continues Its Advocacy Efforts

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) continues to advocate for its dental hygienist members as well as to improve the oral health of all Americans.

Dental Patient Stops Armed Robbers

Dental News and Technology

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Components of a Dental Practice Tech Stack

The Big Brush

There are a number of ways to automate processes at your dental practice, including payroll, ordering supplies, and more — but first, you have to build your tech stack. Dental Practice Business Tips Grow Patient List Tips

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3 Steps to Conquer Dentistry’s Staffing Problem

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Easy question: what is dentistry’s No. 1 problem today? If your practice is like most, it’s finding and keeping great team members! Challenging question: what’s the No. 1 reason for this dental staffing issue?

Top 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes

Dentistry Gone Digital

Dental school is a hard, lengthy process, but worth it. You want to make sure that you set your self up for sucess right out of the gate. 5 Dental Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid. Here are the top 5 mistakes that Dental Students make regardding their loans: Borrowing more than you need.

Carestream to sell scanner business to Envista for $600M

Dr. Bicuspid

Carestream Dental has entered into an agreement to sell its intraoral scanning technology business to dental products company Envista Holdings Corporation for $600 million. The transaction includes Carestream's flagship CS3600, CS3700, and CS3800 intraoral scanner line and related software.

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Male Fertility Temporarily Hindered by COVID-19 Infection

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers in Belgium discovered that some men who had recovered from COVID-19 experienced lower sperm counts and reduced sperm motility up to 3 months after the infection had resolved. The semen itself, however, did not carry any risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2.

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Risk analysis of factors in clinical anxiety among undergraduate and postgraduate students in dentistry

Dental News and Technology

2021 Dec 15. doi: 10.3233/WOR-205093. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: When anxiety is persistent among dental students, the consequence could be poor academic performance, ill health, lack of empathy, and exhaustion.

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[Webinar Recording] How To Create & Showcase a Culture That Attracts New Team Members

My Social Practice

Finding great employees through the pandemic has been a struggle for thousands of dental practices across the country. Changing demographics, requests for higher pay, Covid health risks, lack of career development, unsatisfactory unemployment benefits have all been factors.

What to Expect at a Kid’s First Dental Appointment

The Super Dentists

Like their first haircut, a child’s first dental appointment is cause for excitement and, for many parents, a little anxiety as well! The Super Dentists, San Diego’s most trusted pediatric. Read More. The post What to Expect at a Kid’s First Dental Appointment appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Dental Assistant Requirements for Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and South Dakota

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

How dentistry really spends the holidays

Dr. Bicuspid

During this time of year, you can feel like you're doing too much. On any given day, you could be hunting for the perfect gift, preparing for your kids to return home, making plans for New Year's, or tying up loose ends at work.

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Clinical Study Evaluates Naproxen Sodium Versus an Opioid Combination in Acute Postsurgical Dental Pain

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Ted Wong, DDS, MHA. New clinical research has shown that a single 440 mg dose of over-the-counter naproxen sodium (NapS) is as effective, lasts longer, and is better tolerated than a single dose of a commonly prescribed opioid for managing acute postsurgical dental pain.

PPO PROFITS ACQUIRES DENTAL PERFORMANCE EXPERTS AND LAUNCHES THE RCM PROFITS DIVISION TO OFFER DENTAL CLAIMS PROCESSING

Dental News and Technology

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PPO Profits acquires Dental Performance Experts (DPE), an elite PPO claims processing and accounts receivables firm serving PPO based dental offices nationwide (terms not disclosed).

5 Preschooler Books Perfect for Pediatric Dentists

The Big Brush

You may notice some of the younger patients coming into your practice are nervous. They may be apprehensive about noises they’re hearing, potential pain, or simply meeting with strangers. Dental Practice Business Tips Grow Patient List Tips

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Vacaville Dental Resolutions for the New Year

Vacaville Dental Professionals

Great oral care can help you keep your smile healthy for life. And it isn’t as hard as you think!

Free dental CE courses: transatlantic edition

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Maysa Hattab. Revisiting the perennial, occasionally contentious subject of free (or almost free) continuing dental education from a wintry northwest England by way of Ignite HQ, this time for those practicing in the UK, or anyone considering a move here. What’s the difference?