December, 2023

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The Art of Endearing (Not Off-putting) Photos that Showcase Your Best Dental Work!

Oral Health Group

We all know how a smile speaks 1,000 words without its “wearer” saying a word. So, it stands to reason that one of the most The post The Art of Endearing (Not Off-putting) Photos that Showcase Your Best Dental Work! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Help! My Dental Assistant Talks Too Much

Dentistry Gone Digital

Talking too much can inadvertently cause discomfort to some patients and the schedule. Embrace the challenge of becoming a better listener. By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was able to effectively mold me into their dream dental assistant.

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How You Can Help the Opioid Crisis in Dentistry?

Dentistry Today

Embracing a Drug-Free Approach: The Role of Dentistry in Opioid-Free Practices The ongoing opioid crisis has cast a shadow over the entire healthcare landscape, prompting a reassessment of prescribing practices across various medical fields, including dentistry. Dental professionals play a crucial role in the broader healthcare system, and their significance in addressing the opioid crisis cannot be overstated.

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The Most Common Mistake When Purchasing a Dental Office

Identity Dental

Considering the service mix is crucial when purchasing a practice for several reasons: In summary, considering the service mix when purchasing a practice is critical to ensure patient retention, maintain a good reputation, achieve a smooth transition, and ensure the practice’s financial viability and compliance with regulations. It’s a key factor in the success of […] The post The Most Common Mistake When Purchasing a Dental Office appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Antimicrobial efficacy of sodium hypochlorite and hyper-pure chlorine dioxide in the depth of dentin tubules in vitro

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 23 , Article number: 930 ( 2023 ) C Abstract Objectives The study aimed to compare the antibacterial effect of a novel disinfectant, hyper-pure chlorine dioxide (hClO 2 ) to sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in various depths of dentin tubules. Materials and methods The distal root of the extracted lower molars was infected artificially with Enterococcus faecalis.

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Articaine-adverse effects in paediatric dental patients

The Dental Elf

This review of the effects and adverse reactions between articaine and lidocaine in paediatric dental procedures included 8 RCTS. Three of the included studies were at high risk of bias 2 at low risk and 3 at unclear risk. The findings suggested no difference in adverse effects between the two anaesthetics with the certainty of evidence being assessed as moderate.

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Planning for a Successful 2024

Oral Health Group

”Can you believe the year is almost over?” This is the question we always ask ourselves as we make our way to the final weeks The post Planning for a Successful 2024 appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Regular Toothbrushing Linked to Reduced Pneumonia Rates

Dentistry Today

Researchers have unveiled a cost-effective strategy with the potential to diminish pneumonia rates in hospitalized patients—daily toothbrushing. A recent investigation led by experts from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute delved into the impact of routine toothbrushing on hospital-acquired pneumonia and its associated outcomes.

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Reflecting on 2023: Dental Start Up Success Depends on Mindset more than Marketing

Identity Dental

Author: Grace Rizza, CEO Identity Dental Marketing In the realm of dental practice growth, the year 2023 proved to be an invaluable learning experience for me. Our rapid ascent in the startup space was primarily driven by word-of-mouth referrals, a testament to the stellar reputation that Identity Dental Marketing has cultivated over the years. Historically, […] The post Reflecting on 2023: Dental Start Up Success Depends on Mindset more than Marketing appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Factors influencing success rate of ceramic veneers on endodontically treated anterior teeth: A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Open Access Published: November 28, 2023 DOI: [link] Previous Article A clinical comparison of sagittal condylar inclination and … ABSTRACT Statement of problem More conservative restorative approaches have been advocated for nonvital anterior teeth as an alternative to complete coverage crowns to maximize the preservation of tooth structure.

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Former NFL Player Died Due to Dental Infection

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Mike Williams, a former football star at Syracuse University and a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, died after suffering a workplace injury in which a steel beam fell onto his head at a Hillsborough County, Florida construction site in September. The initial head injury was not fatal, and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner released the results of his autopsy on December 21.

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Think Like a Startup to Grow Your Practice at Any Stage

Oral Health Group

New practice owners and seasoned ones alike should assess and act on these fundamentals. The post Think Like a Startup to Grow Your Practice at Any Stage appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Splint Therapy: Time Is On Our Side

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Will Kelly DMD Article Originally Appeared on PankeyGram.org My experience with splint therapy was like most dentists prior to developing the skills taught at Pankey. In fact, my appliance was not really therapy at all. Perhaps just a shot in the dark “helmet” that protected teeth against collisions with very little intention. Throughout the years there have been many facets of my experience I value greatly in guiding patients to health using plastic.

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Emerging Autoimmune Syndrome Disrupts the Formation of Tooth Enamel

Dentistry Today

The latest research from the Weizmann Institute of Science unveils a newly identified autoimmune disorder affecting tooth enamel development, providing valuable insights into the mysteries surrounding enamel irregularities. Headed by Professor Jakub Abramson, the study investigates a rare genetic syndrome named APS-1 and its correlation with impaired enamel production.

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Staying Ahead By Staying Informed in New Optimization Opportunities

Identity Dental

Dental Marketing Agencies need to stay up to date with the latest advancements in technology and online marketing is crucial for businesses looking to thrive. Google, being the dominant player in the search engine market, continually introduces new features and options to help businesses connect with their customers. One such feature that has gained significance […] The post Staying Ahead By Staying Informed in New Optimization Opportunities appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Alveolar bone loss and tooth loss contribute to increase in cancer mortality among older patients

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 23 , Article number: 1023 ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Background Both cancer and periodontitis are more prevalent with age. Information on their relationship in older patients is limited. This study aims to examine whether periodontitis is associated with increased risk of cancer mortality with a ≥ 75-year age group cohort.

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Digital v conventional impressions for implant-supported fixed complete arch prostheses

The Dental Elf

This review comparing digital scans and conventional impressions for complete arch implant-supported fixed prostheses included 6 RCTs. The findings suggest that digital scans significantly reduce the the time required compared with conventional impressions for complete arch implant-supported prostheses. However, there are only a small number of small studies available with only one of the six included being at low risk of bias.

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Mindful Dentistry: Navigating the Challenges of Holiday Burnout

Oral Health Group

If you work in dentistry, you want to be busy during the holiday season. A fully booked schedule shows that the folks in your area The post Mindful Dentistry: Navigating the Challenges of Holiday Burnout appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Unmasking the Middle of Dentistry: Advice from Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

Dentistry Gone Digital

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a renowned dentist and educator. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shared valuable insights and advice for dentists at all stages of their careers. In this article, we will explore the key themes discussed in the podcast and analyze their implications for the dental industry.

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Fine Orthodontics Launches FineLine, A Breakthrough Clear Aligner System

Dentistry Today

The Fine Orthodontics team, led by the experienced specialist orthodontist, Dr. Martin Fine, is excited to announce the launch of its exclusive clear aligner system , FineLine. The new system has been designed to meet the growing demand for highly efficient, aesthetic, and cost-effective clear aligner treatment. ‘Next-Gen’ Clear Aligners In the conventional model of clear aligner treatment, practitioners typically rely on external companies to supply the aligners.

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Two Paths to Success for Dental Start-Up Businesses

Identity Dental

Starting a dental practice is an exciting venture that offers the promise of helping patients while building a profitable business. However, success in the competitive field of dentistry requires careful planning and strategic decision-making. Depending on your budget and marketing capabilities, there are two distinct paths to success that you can consider when launching your […] The post Two Paths to Success for Dental Start-Up Businesses appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Surface microhardness of nanohybrid and microhybrid composite resins light cured at different distances

Dental News and Technology

10.22038/jdmt.2023.74098.1581 Abstract Objective: This study aimed to compare the surface microhardness of a nanohybrid and a microhybrid resin composite light-cured at two different distances. Methods: A total of 40 disc specimens were prepared for this in vitro experiment; 20 from a nano-hybrid composite resin (P60) and 20 from a microhybrid composite resin (Z250).

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University of Utah Strives to Attract Oral Health Professionals to High-Need Areas

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The state of Utah faces a paradoxical challenge in dental care despite having a high number of dentists per capita. Eighteen out of 29 counties in Utah are designated as dental health professional shortage areas, with 35 high-needs clinics desperately requiring oral health providers. This maldistribution disproportionately affects rural, Tribal, and minority communities, resulting in poorer health outcomes due to limited access.

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Patient-Centric Care: A Fading Ideal?

Oral Health Group

Introduction In the labyrinth of healthcare, a concerning shift has begun to surface – a shift from the noble pursuit of quality care to a The post Patient-Centric Care: A Fading Ideal? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Embracing Clinical Mistakes, Excellence, and Growth in the Dental World with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

Dentistry Gone Digital

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a board-certified prosthodontist with a dental practice located in Salem, Massachusetts Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shares her journey from dental hygiene to prosthodontics and discusses the clinical mistakes she has made and how she has overcome them.

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Forgoing Healing at the Expense of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

Dentistry Today

THE THIEF OF JOY We are now acknowledging, in our era and within the realm of dentistry, that comparison is among the most destructive forces we succumb to. This force, ingrained in our human evolution and genetic programming, clings to us and holds us hostage. In evolutionary terms, comparison may have played a role in our worldly advancement, not entirely about superiority but more focused on gathering information for making educated choices on living locations, cultivating food, and determini

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Strengthening Professional Relationships: A Dentist’s Guide to Gift Giving for Referring Doctors

Identity Dental

As a specialist dentist, building and maintaining strong relationships with referring doctors is essential for the success of your practice. One effective way to show your appreciation and foster these relationships is through thoughtful gift-giving. In this blog post, we will discuss when the best time to give gifts is, offer some gift ideas, and […] The post Strengthening Professional Relationships: A Dentist’s Guide to Gift Giving for Referring Doctors appeared first on Dental Mar

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Bold action or slow decay? The state of NHS dentistry and future policy actions

Dental News and Technology

Nuffield Trust - This analysis of routine and publicly available data on funding, activity, access and staffing finds that the pandemic, austerity and the cost of living crisis have affected NHS dentistry. It concludes that the service is at its most perilous point in its 75-year history and radical action will be needed to prevent its further decline: either through further means testing, extensive reforms to dental contracts combined with a huge boost in staffing, or a large injection of funds

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Most popular Dental Elf Blogs Apr – Jun 2023

The Dental Elf

Between April and July our most popular blogs looked at chewing gum for orthodontic pain, mouthwashes to promote gingival healing and the impact of malocclusion on quality of life. The post Most popular Dental Elf Blogs Apr – Jun 2023 appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Utah Town Votes to Keep Community Water Fluoridation by a Landslide

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In a recent special election in Brigham City, Utah, residents voted overwhelmingly to retain fluoride in their water supply. Proposition 3, which aimed to remove fluoride from the drinking water of the 20,000-strong community, was defeated. The proposal, initially considered as a way to cut costs, became a focal point for community activism. The coalition supporting fluoride included professionals from academia, Utah Dental Association, and various community members.

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Why Staying An Associate Is A Big Financial Loss

Dentistry Gone Digital

In the realm of personal finance, understanding the nuances of take-home pay is crucial for individuals striving to maximize their earnings, manage their financial well-being, and avoid a big financial loss. By: Dr. David Rice This article delves into the significant differences between the take-home pay of a W-2 employed dental associate earning $200,000 annually and a business owner with a similar income.

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Pearl Wins Multiple Industry Awards Recognizing Excellence in Dental AI Technology

Dentistry Today

Pearl announced three prestigious industry awards recognizing the company as a leader in technological excellence in both the US and UK dental markets. The recent accolades celebrate Pearl’s advancement of AI in dentistry, further solidifying the company’s position at the forefront of the global dental AI revolution. Recent honors include: 2023 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards: Cellerant Consulting Group selected Pearl’s Second Opinion, its chairside AI software that helps dentists det

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Dental Office Holiday Party Ideas

Identity Dental

Identity Dental Marketing Do you have a team of 5-10 and are you seeking fun holiday party ideas? Here are some games that can make this year’s celebration one to remember! Remember to consider the preferences and comfort levels of your group when choosing games and activities. Enjoy your corporate holiday party! Merry Christmas! Grace […] The post Dental Office Holiday Party Ideas appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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American Association of Orthodontists Issues Guidance to SmileDirectClub Patients Following Abrupt Closure Offers Warning about Mail-Order Orthodontics

Dental News and Technology

T. LOUIS , Dec. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is offering guidance to patients impacted by the recent closure of SmileDirectClub and patients being approached by other "mail-order" teeth straightening companies. Given SmileDirectClub's abrupt shut down, patients have been left with questions and concerns about their ongoing orthodontic treatment.

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Self-adhesive flowable composite resins v flowable composite resin for occlusal cavities in permanent teeth

The Dental Elf

This review of the clinical performance of self-adhesive flowable composites and flowable composites for occlusal cavities in permanent teeth included 5 RCTs. While the review found no significant differences between SAFCs and FCs in terms of retention, secondary caries, marginal discoloration, and postoperative sensitivity outcomes the limited number and quality of the small number of available studies mean the findings should be viewed cautiously.

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Dentistry Mourns the Loss of Harold C. Slavkin, DDS

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dr. Harold C. Slavkin Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, a tremendous contributor to dental education, dental research, and oral health promotion, passed away on December 22, 2023. A professor emeritus and dean emeritus at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, he was also the former director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

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So You’ve Been Waitlisted, Now What?

Dentistry Gone Digital

“The reality is, that not everyone will get into dental school, some will be waitlisted, but that doesn’t mean it will NEVER happen.” By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi friends! I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I’m a General Dentist living and practicing in Saint Louis, Missouri. I’ve had a pretty unique journey into, through, and after graduating dental school and my goal is to share those experiences to help you avoid my pitfalls.

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