April, 2022

Fall Forward

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Mohammed Hammoud. There is only one way to know if your purpose aligns with your career , and that is to pursue it. I often pondered beforehand if I was making the right decision in pursuing dentistry.

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Three Social Media Strategies to Give Your Dental Practice an Edge in 2022

Oral Health Group

Before the pandemic, it seemed like everyone was on social media. Now, that perception is very close to reality, with experts predicting that 96 percent of Canadians will be on social media by 2026.

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COVID-19 pandemic ups risk for oral cancer

Dr. Bicuspid

There's been a dramatic increase in the risk for oral cancer due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related changes in lifestyle risk factors coupled with interruptions to dental care and preventive healthcare, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Google Announces the Removal of Google My Business (GMB) App

Identity Dental

As of April 5, 2022, Google has notified users that the Google My business App is going away. This comes after Google recently changed the name of its local business management system “Google My Business” to “Google Business Profile.”

Are You Ready to be Creative?

Dental Peers

I was recently asked by a dentist to look into my crystal ball and tell them what I see for the future of dentistry. We know that when one is trying to predict the future, one must be prepared to be wrong more often than they are right!

Website Redesign SEO Checklist: Tips to Avoid Big Drops in Your Rankings

Clicc Media

It could be time for a redesign if your website isn’t operating as effectively as it should. About 73% of businesses regularly invest in website redesigns to enhance their rankings.

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How to calm patients with dental anxiety

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jamie Finch. If a patient is feeling too anxious before a procedure, it can make the dentist’s job much harder. While it’s important that you calm patients with dental anxiety as much as possible, doing so can be easier said than done.

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Missing teeth linked to Zika-caused congenital syndrome

Dr. Bicuspid

Children with the congenital syndrome caused by the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have multiple missing teeth, according to a study in Brazil published April 23 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology.

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DS WORLD 2022 Laugh It Up with Comedian David Spade!

Dental News and Technology

David Spade - best known for his 5 years on Saturday Night Live and Just Shoot Me - will be performing on opening night of DS World 2022, The Ultimate Experience in Digital Dentistry. Early bird pricing has been extended! Now is the time to register and save $500 off your ticket. Register Today DS

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Game-Changing Marketing Strategies for Oral Surgeons in 2022

Med Rank Interactive

The world of marketing and finding patients has changed vastly over the last several years. No longer is word-of-mouth, referrals from dental practices, or even checking the phone book enough to get new patients and sustain regular practice growth.

[Interview] Local Dental SEO – #1 Most Google Reviewed Practice in the USA

My Social Practice

Child Smiles Family Smiles: #1 Most Google Reviewed Practice in the USA. At the end of 2021 the marketing team at My Social Practice did a study of the practices with the most Google reviews in the largest 100 cities in the USA.

Acquiring a dental practice and some of the pitfalls

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen. Now that the dental school graduate has worked as an associate and feels that an understanding of the workings of a practice is known, he or she may be ready to acquire a dental practice.

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Ideas and Inspiration for Great Dental Posts on Social Media

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post Ideas and Inspiration for Great Dental Posts on Social Media appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Practice management Social media blog Practice Management Social Media

Dental Dose: Don't be married to benzocaine

Dr. Bicuspid

In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares why dental professionals should consider topical anesthetics beyond benzocaine. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Dental Dose: Why prilocaine is arguably the best anesthetic.

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Facial Pain Comes to Light

Dental News and Technology

Neurons that glow under the microscope offer insight into safer pain relief In Brief: Using an imaging technique to visualize pain signals in facial nerves, NIDCR researchers identified a protein that enhances neurons’ responses to painful stimuli.

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5 Things To Consider Before Selling Your Dental Practice

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

By Kyle Francis, CEO and founder Professional Transition Strategies. To many, the dental practice transition process seems daunting, but it doesn’t need to be.

Meet the New ASDA President: Justina Anigbo, Indiana ’23

ASDA Blog

At this year’s Annual Session, Justina Anigbo was elected to serve as ASDA’s president for the 2022-2023 term. Anigbo, a student at Indiana University School of Dentistry, made history with her appointment, becoming the first African American woman to serve in this position.

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What to do as an associate when you feel it is time to move on

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. You’ve been working at an office for a while now and things are just not working out the way you imagined or were promised. What do you do now? First, let’s acknowledge this is never an easy position to be in.

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Get Your Dental Practice Online in 2022 (With Bonus Tips)

Oral Health Group

The dental industry is getting more and more competitive every year; not only is it getting harder to keep your current patients, it is getting difficult to acquire new patients.

FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, which are more frequently used by young people, in the hopes of preventing the next generation from smoking.

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Teledentistry and Digital Imaging Leader MouthWatch Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation and Growth

Dental News and Technology

Metuchen, NJ – April 20 2022 – MouthWatch, LLC, recognized throughout the dental industry as a leader in teledentistry solutions and digital imaging devices, recently marked its 10-year anniversary of innovation and growth.

Patients With Penicillin Allergy More Likely to Experience Implant Failure

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study found that patients reporting a penicillin allergy were more likely to experience implant failure than patients who took amoxicillin, a penicillin antibiotic, before implant surgery and during the healing phase.

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Preventing, diagnosing and treating periodontal disease

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 4 Minute, 14 Second. The prevalence of periodontal disease continues to be one of the most important oral health issues worldwide.

Personal affairs curtailing the potential of the associate

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen. Like much of the general population, dental school graduates also face challenges while ascending to more lucrative and clinically challenging positions in professional dentistry.

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What are the Benefits of Taking a Data-Driven Approach to Running Your Dental Practice?

Oral Health Group

Dentists and hygienists are often busy with day-to-day tasks, including managing patient records, keeping financial information updated, supervising the team, implementing different procedures, and even working on marketing and PR.

Why our ancestors had healthy mouths without flossing

Dr. Bicuspid

Our primal ancestors never brushed their teeth with commercial toothpaste or flossed with string. But they also generally had healthy mouths. Dr. Alvin Danenberg explores the science to help explain why both of these statements can be true.

The Gut’s Role in Oral Bone Health

Dental News and Technology

Gut bacteria trigger loss of tooth-supporting bone in mice In Brief: Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina showed that certain gut bacteria trigger an immune response that leads to loss of the bone that anchors the teeth, akin to the bone loss that can result from periodontal (gum) disease.

Maryland Exempts Oral Hygiene Products From Sales Tax

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In an effort to support families amid rising consumer prices, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill exempting oral hygiene products from sales tax.

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Periodontal treatment and glycaemic control in people with diabetes mellitus

The Dental Elf

This Cochrane review of the effects of periodontal treatment on glycaemic control in people with diabetes mellitus and periodontitis updates the 2015 version. The earlier conclusions have changed and there is now moderate?certainty

4 Promises of Leadership Development That Will Transform Your Dental Career

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Edwin “Mac” McDonald. The development of leadership competencies is about developing yourself. As you look outward with the desire to influence and inspire, consider what you would gain from looking inward instead.

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Green dentistry: Build your practice around sustainability

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 9 Second. Sustainability is, literally, a global concept.

The ADA was hacked. Here's what to do now

Dr. Bicuspid

The ADA was a recent victim of a cyberattack. With these types of events, it may take weeks to determine the depth of the attack, but one cybersecurity expert shared practical steps that you can take now to better protect yourself and your practice.

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Postextraction ridge preservation by using dense PTFE membranes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Published: April 09, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The use of dense polytetrafluoroethylene (dPTFE) membranes in alveolar ridge preservation may help reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and infection, maintaining the soft-tissue anatomy.

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Kennesaw State University Receives Grant to Study Varnish Application

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the Kennesaw State University Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology in Kennesaw, Georgia, received a $424,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate and eliminate barriers to the application of fluoride varnish on children’s teeth by primary care providers.

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[Webinar Recording] Building Patient Loyalty via Social Media & Dental Warranties

My Social Practice

Building Patient Loyalty and Trust Is Essential To Practice Growth. According to a 2020 Gallup Trust in Honesty and Ethics poll, only 61% of Americans say that dentists’ honesty and ethical standards are high. No wonder people have such a hard time finding and choosing a dentist!

How Can Dental Students Save for Their Own Practice?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Ava Guzman. After graduation, dentistry students might immediately want to start working in order to get a return on their educational investment and earn a living. However, between student loans and the money needed to open up a clinic, the costs are steep. Saving Money for Your Dental Practice.

Traumatic dental injuries in primary teeth – prevalence of clinical and radiographic sequalae

The Dental Elf

This review of the prevalence of clinical and radiographic sequelae following traumatic dental injuries to primary teeth included 25 cross-sectional studies.

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