November, 2023

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Dental Offices Can Help Kids Access Dental Care Through Scrap-4-Smiles Campaign

Dentistry Today

Millions of children across the United States face challenges in accessing the necessary dental services for maintaining good health, resulting in a higher prevalence of tooth decay and potentially serious infections with long-term consequences. A child receives dental services at school from Children’s Dental Services, a nonprofit clinic that increases access to dental care for thousands of children living in under-resourced communities throughout Minnesota with support from America’s ToothFair

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Did You Just Prescribe a Teenager’s Death?

Dentistry Today

In my years of practice and teaching residents at one of the busiest residency programs in the country, I have encountered over 20 doctors who have struggled with opioid addiction. Among them, ten faced license suspensions or revocations, and two served time in prison. Most tragically, two have succumbed to lethal overdoses. In my opinion, it’s crucial to bear in mind that, apart from our career paths, there is fundamentally no difference between our patients and ourselves.

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18 Best Practices for Online Patient Form Design

Oral Health Group

Learn more about the best practices for designing digital patient forms. The post 18 Best Practices for Online Patient Form Design appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Associations Between Temporomandibular Pain and Biobehavioral Variables in Dental Students in Response to an External Stressor

Dental News and Technology

J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2023 Nov 17;37(3):167-176. doi: 10.11607/ofph.3239. Abstract Aims: To assess changes in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and multiple biobehavioral variables relevant to TMDs in response to an external stressor. Methods: Self-reported data using online DC/TMD questionnaires were collected from volunteer dentistry graduate students.

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Navigating Dental Excellence with Jonathan Miller

Dentistry Gone Digital

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Jonathan Miller Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental Fuel, where we unlock the keys to dental success. In this episode, we explore pivotal concepts that will reshape your dental journey. Discover the art of effective delegation, empowering your team for unparalleled efficiency, and the transformative impact of unwavering focus.

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The Truths About Fluoride

Queen of Dental Hygiene

This blog has been a little quiet of late. I have been invited to give a two-hour presentation to the San Joaquin Valley Dental Hygienists’ Association on the controversies surrounding fluoride. It has taken time to unearth the real, hidden truths surrounding the most used tool in dental hygiene. The information I will be sharing may shock you.

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A Crucial Social Media Tip: Link Your Practice Social Profiles to Your Google Map Listing

My Social Practice

A Crucial Social Media Tip: Link Your Practice Social Profiles to Your Google Map Listing This year, Google announced a new feature that will be a game-changer for dental marketing : the ability to add social media profiles to your Google Business Profile. For a lot of prospective patients, your GBP is the first impression they’ll get of your practice, and having an extra outlet like social media included will help with their decision-making process.

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The Significance of Good Posture in TMJ Care

Oral Health Group

Maintaining good posture is a fundamental aspect of self-care for individuals dealing with Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders, as well as for healthcare professionals and the The post The Significance of Good Posture in TMJ Care appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Owandy Launches Ground-Breaking Intraoral Scanner During GNYDM 2023

Dental News and Technology

The AI -Enhanced Owandy-IOS is Affordable , Precise and Robust Roslyn, NY – November 20 , 20 2 3 – Owandy Radiology Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of dental radiology hardware and imaging software , will be launching its AI- enhanced digital intraoral scanner, Owandy-IOS during the 2023 Greater New York Dental Meeting in b ooth # 4015. The Owandy-IOS was designed to reshape dentistry’s digital imaging landscape.

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Swishing to Wellness: Oil Pulling for Oral Radiance

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. David Rice In the quest for natural and holistic oral care, you might have come across the ancient practice of oil pulling. This age-old technique, rooted in Ayurvedic traditions, involves swishing oil in the mouth for several minutes – as you’ll see below – several being an understatement. Let’s delve into the details, exploring what oil pulling is, its potential benefits, and weighing the pros and cons for a balanced understanding.

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Study Investigates Antibiotic Resistance Patterns of P. Gingivalis

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study out of Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia evaluated the antibiotic resistance patterns of Porphyromonas gingivalis , a major pathogen in periodontal disease. The research highlighted several key findings. Conducted over 20 years, the study revealed a significant increase in antibiotic resistance among P. gingivalis in the United States.

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3 Reasons Responding To Google Reviews is Crucial: Guest Post by Lisa Copeland

My Social Practice

Patient Care Continues Online: Why You Should be Responding to Google Reviews In today’s digital age, online reviews hold significant sway over consumer decisions. Whether you’re searching for a restaurant, a vacation spot, or even a dentist, it has become second nature to consult Google reviews before making a choice. As a dentist, your online reputation can make or break your practice.

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Overhead is Your Enemy

Dentistry Today

This is not breaking news. Dentists have long understood that overhead is the enemy of profit and, therefore, the practice. However, overhead needs to be addressed more seriously and immediately than ever before. Here is the background. For the past two years, practice production has been relatively flat. While it would be preferable if practice production were increasing, the fact that it has not declined in the face of the current and recent past economy might actually be a positive aspect.

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Make the Most of Your Existing Patient Base

Oral Health Group

Structured loyalty programmes in four ways The post Make the Most of Your Existing Patient Base appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Crestal strain of two-implant mandibular overdentures with implants placed at different positions: An in vitro 3D printed simulation study

Dental News and Technology

Published: November 18, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The 2-implant mandibular overdenture (2IMO) is a popular treatment for patients with mandibular edentulism. However, information on the influence of implant positions on crestal strain is lacking. Purpose The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the crestal strain around 2 implants to support mandibular overdentures when placed at different positions.

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My Favorite Occlusal Deprogrammers

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Deprogramming of the lateral pterygoid muscle is generally done by placing something in the anterior that eliminates posterior occlusal contact. I have two “go-to” deprogrammers. One is a leaf gauge or what is often referred to as a Lucia jig, and the other is a little device developed by Dr. Keith Thornton, who invented the TAP appliance.

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Dental Assistant Apprenticeship Programs Initiated to Address Workforce Shortages

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental organizations nationwide are addressing workforce shortages by introducing dental assisting training and apprenticeships. Charter Apprenticeships has gained state-level approval in Montana and Utah. The dental profession has witnessed disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a 30% decline in first-year students in dental assisting programs from 2018 to 2023.

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Mastering Your Year-End Finances: 11 Must-Do Steps for Dentists

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 8 Minute, 14 Second As the year draws to a close, it’s not just your patients’ oral health that deserves your attention – your financial well-being requires a checkup, too. Dentists have unique financial considerations that demand careful planning. Whether you’re a dentist in the early stages of your career, building wealth for the future or contemplating retirement, there are several action items you should consider completing by

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The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Welcomes New President for 2023-2024

Dentistry Today

The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) recognizes the service of immediate past president, Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS, and welcomes president Pushkar Mehra , DMD, MS, FACS, to the head of the organization. ABOMS recognizes the significant contributions of immediate past president, Dr. Bernard Costello (right), and welcomes new president, Dr.

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Leveraging Reviews to Stand Out in a Competitive Market

Firegang

In the ever-evolving world of dentistry , your reputation reigns supreme. Exceptional skills aren’t enough; it's how you're perceived by the public that truly matters. Furthermore, in today's digital age, your online image is just as critical as your offline one. Nowadays, prospective patients rely on the internet for research before making decisions.

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The effectiveness of Carie-Care™, chemomechanical caries removal technique in primary teeth: randomized controlled clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 23 , Article number: 882 ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Background Chemomechanical techniques for caries removal have been introduced to overcome the shortcomings of the conventional rotatory instruments. This study aimed to clinically evaluate the effectiveness of the chemomechanical method of caries removal (Carie-Care™) over mechanical caries removal through the Atraumatic Restorative Technique in pediatric patients.

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Boost Your Credit & Build a Savings Cushion Before Practice Ownership

Dentistry Gone Digital

Tips to Build Credit & Savings for a Thriving Future of Dental Practice Ownership By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Improving your credit and saving money before buying a practice are important steps in your financial journey. Here are some tips for both. Tips for Improving Your Credit Before Buying a Practice Here are essential tips to help improve your credit on your path to dental practice ownership. 1.

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Extensive Array of Public Health Organizations Support Ban on Flavored Cigarettes

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Heart Association and 79 other national public health groups have united in support of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rules to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. These organizations, which included the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research, and American Dental Association, placed a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post , emphasizing the critical importance of these regulations.

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Coronectomy for lower third molar surgery

The Dental Elf

This review of coronectomy versus extraction of third molars in patients at increased risk of inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injuries included 42 observational studies. The findings indicate lower a reduction in the odds of IAN sensory loss in favour of coronectomy and an increase in the odds of surgical reintervention. The post Coronectomy for lower third molar surgery appeared first on National Elf Service.

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7 Principles for Attracting Premium Patients

Dentistry Today

As a dental marketing expert, I see so many dentists who get caught up in a cycle of “busyness” that does not necessarily translate into revenue growth. Inflation, salary expense, supply costs, and reimbursement challenges create a pressure to see more patients and extend working hours. To make matters worse, most patients make their dental care decisions based on insurance coverage, forcing the practice to prioritize volume over quality care.

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Expert tips and tricks for veneer cementation

3M

Wondering where to find performance data for new dental materials? Look for practice-based evaluations carried out under real-life conditions.

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Citric acid conditioning as an alternative to EDTA for growth factors release and stem cell response in regenerative endodontics: A systematic review of in vitro studies

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Endodontics Published: November 18, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Introduction Citric acid (CA) conditioning may be a promising alternative to ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs), as reported to improve growth factors’ release from dentin. This review systematically investigated the effect of CA conditioning on the growth factors release from dentin and cell behavior compared to EDTA conditioning.

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Mastering Dental Practice Financing with Jonathan Miller

Dentistry Gone Digital

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Jonathan Miller Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental Fuel, your compass in the intricate world of dentistry! In our previous article, we delved into the startup and acquisition intricacies , focusing on the pivotal juncture of engaging with banks. Today, we’re honored to have Jonathan Miller, an expert in dental practice financing, guiding us through the common mistakes dentists often make after securing that coveted ba

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New Drug May Treat Periodontal Diseases and Support Wound Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Twenty years ago, Ellen Heber-Katz, PhD, accidentally discovered super-healing mice in the midst of an experiment. Ever since she has been working on possible applications in dentistry and wound care. Initially stumbling upon mice with extraordinary regenerative abilities due to a laboratory-bred autoimmune disease, Heber-Katz decoded the genetic quirks responsible for this phenomenon.

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Plaque accumulation with clear aligners and fixed orthodontic appliances

The Dental Elf

This review comparing plaque accumulation in orthodontic patients undergoing clear aligner (CA) and conventional fixed appliance treatment included 14 studies. The findings suggested less plaque accumulation with CA but all the included studies were at moderate to high risk of bias. The post Plaque accumulation with clear aligners and fixed orthodontic appliances appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Oral Cancer Action Month – Babylon Dental Care Offers Complimentary Screening With Checkup

Dentistry Today

November is Oral Cancer Action Month, and Babylon Dental Care wants to emphasize the importance of early detection to treat these diseases effectively. We are committed to the health and well-being of our patients, which is why we always provide a complimentary oral cancer screening with every hygiene checkup—not just this month but every month. Jaclyn Cooper , Babylon Dental Care’s clinical director, highlights the gravity of the situation, stating, “Most cases of oral cancer start

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Best Social Media Platforms for Plastic Surgeons

Rosemont Review

Social media plays a key role in many of our social and interpersonal lives, but the ways in which some of the most popular platforms have become integral to our business needs as well can be a little surprising. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), major search engines like Google are even promoting searches based on social media presence to a greater degree than other factors, such as training, memberships, or educational background.

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Dental Offices Can Help Kids Access Dental Care Through Scrap-4-Smiles Campaign

Dental News and Technology

A child receives dental services at school from Children’s Dental Services, a nonprofit clinic that increases access to dental care for thousands of children living in under-resourced communities throughout Minnesota with support from America’s ToothFairy. (Charlotte, NC, November 14, 2023) – Millions of children across the United States have difficulty accessing the dental services they need to be healthy, leading to a higher incidence of tooth decay and risky infections that can bring life-lon

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When Your Occlusal Clearance Disappears

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD It can be an incredibly frustrating clinical situation when you have been meticulous about preparing a posterior tooth, (most commonly a molar) for a crown and things aren’t predictable. Using your burs you created depth cuts to ensure adequate occlusal clearance. After the impression you allow your assistant to fabricate the temporary only to have them come get you.

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Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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Recurrent aphthous stomatitis – topical medications

The Dental Elf

This review of different topical medications for the management of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) included 43 RCTs. No significant differences were found for any if the treatments assessed and a majority of the included RCTs (76%) were considered to be at high risk of bias. The post Recurrent aphthous stomatitis – topical medications appeared first on National Elf Service.

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1-800-DENTIST Founders Appointed to the MentalHealth.com Venture Advisory Team

Dentistry Today

Leading patient-first health technology company MentalHealth.com proudly announces the appointment of two prominent health technology leaders, Fred Joyal and Gary Saint-Denis, founders of 1-800-DENTIST, to its venture advisory team. MentalHealth.com is a patient-first health technology company driven by its mission to make optimal mental health attainable for everyone.

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