July, 2021

Tech Neck is Even More Pronounced in Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture

Oral Health Group

Tech neck, a layman’s term for the onset of muscular pain and disorders stemming from modern smart device and computer usage, is a big problem for dental professionals.

Dental Practice Made Simple: Raising Your Fees

Dr. Bicuspid

Have you raised your fees lately? If not, now is the time, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. A small increase can help your practice keep up with inflation for materials, technology, and staffing.

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The Do’s & Dont’s for Effective Patient Communication

Carestack

Compassionate communication with patients should be considered as part of the cure and plays an important role in practice success. . With dental anxiety being one of the top reasons impacting dental visitations, excellent patient communication becomes crucial. .

How to Create an Effective Drip Email Campaign

Identity Dental

As a dentist or dental office manager, it is difficult to keep track of patient interactions and market your services. Emails can be an effective way to accomplish all these elements. In particular, a drip email campaign communicates the right message to the right audience at the right time.

You NEED to be the Ideal Employer

Dental Peers

“ Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to!” – Sir Richard Branson. At a time of incredible labour shortages for so many dental positions, the ability to attract and keep top level talent is proving to be as challenging as it is critical.

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021

Dental News and Technology

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021 Washington, DC; July 21 , 2021 – Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program. Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class T echnology A wards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry, ” said Melissa Turner, Chief Hygiene Officer at Cellerant. “We We will now expand the program to focus on the dental hygiene community as well.” “We

Common Things Dentists Forget When Planning Their Retirement

Oral Health Group

It is important to thoroughly plan for retirement; any mistakes can mean you run out of money in what should be a peaceful, carefree time.

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Eliminating No-Shows and Cancellations at Dental Office

Carestack

Reducing patient no-shows and cancellations begins by accepting that it’s impossible to guarantee that your patients will always keep their appointments.

What Are The Dangers of Fluoride Ingestion?

Ask The Dentist

Today we dive into a question that has been a sensitive topic for a long time. We are talking about the dangers of fluoride and providing some advice for the best practices for parents wondering about steps to take to prevent their children from ingesting the chemical.

Mind Your Mouth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

The health of your mouth and brain are so completely intertwined as to be inseparable. I had the opportunity to share my oral wellness information with Dr. Nafisa Sekandari , a clinical psychologist and podcaster.

Prevalence of proximal contact loss between implant-supported prostheses and adjacent natural teeth: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

[link] Published: July 19, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Proximal contact loss between implant-supported prostheses and adjacent natural teeth is a complication that has been reported in clinical practice. However, the prevalence of the condition is unclear.

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How to Assess Your Dental Website Quality with Google Lighthouse

Oral Health Group

You know that every dental practice needs a good website, and yours looks fantastic. Yet, appearances can be deceiving.

Tooth loss is a risk factor for dementia

Dr. Bicuspid

Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a meta-analysis published on July 8 in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. What's worse, the risk of cognitive decline increases with each lost tooth.

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Dental Practice Automation: 4 Ways to Improve Practice Efficiency

Carestack

Cloud-based practice management software lead the technology wave in dentistry and bring with it the benefits of automation. Dental practices can achieve new levels of self-reliance and productivity with automation and provide great value for their patients.

What is Sjögren’s Syndrome?

Ask The Dentist

Sjögren’s is an autoimmune disease that wreaks havoc on your immune system. One of the major symptoms of the disease is a dry mouth, the result of attacks on your saliva glands. As saliva plays a pivotal role in speaking, swallowing, and eating, having a dry mouth can be highly problematic.

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Avoiding pitfalls in your next dental office lease negotiation

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Dan Gleissner, CARR. More than 80% of healthcare practices lease their office space. The location and impression their office makes on patients is a huge determining factor in patient referrals and return visits, especially in a competitive market.

Diagnostic accuracy of CBCT compared to panoramic radiography in predicting IAN exposure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Objectives The aim of this study is to verify whether the diagnostic accuracy of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is superior to panoramic radiography (PR) in predicting inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) exposure during the lower third molar extraction.

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5 Reasons Why Your Dental Practice Needs to Engage in Social Media

Oral Health Group

Social media started as a platform for meeting and connecting people, but it has evolved to become so much more. Nowadays, social media is a commercial force with enough influence to make or break a business — including dental practices.

Now is the time to prepare for the student rush

Dr. Bicuspid

What we used to think of as typical returning dates for college students is not true anymore. As the mother of two college students, Lynne Leggett breaks down why now is the time to make sure you have your students scheduled for their regular checkups.

Scaling Sustainably With the Cloud

Carestack

Increasing consolidation by Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) and group practices, is reshaping the dental industry. As DSOs and multi-location group practices continue to grow, they have to rely on technology solutions that let them scale sustainably. What is sustainable scaling?

The Hard Truth: 5 Reasons Aspiring Dental KOLs Fail to Make a Memorable Impression

Identity Dental

Many dentists, dental speakers, and consultants are determined to achieve personal brand recognition as key opinion leaders. They may be charismatic figures with truly groundbreaking ideas, but don’t make the grade when it comes to building and leveraging a following on social media.

Dental memes: The 10 best we’ve seen so far this year

Dentistry Gone Digital

When it comes to dental patients and their relationship with their dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, or anyone at the front associated with dental insurance, there are plenty of times where a picture (and a few words along with it) can say 1,000 words.

Association between vaping and untreated caries: A cross-sectional study of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017-2018 data

Dental News and Technology

J AM Dent Assoc. 2021 Jul 14;S0002-8177(21)00245-2. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.04.014. adaj.2021.04.014. Online ahead of print.

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Improve Your Dental SEO with Backlinks

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post Improve Your Dental SEO with Backlinks appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Search engine Social networking Websites blog marketing SEO website

Create a more realistic morning huddle

Dr. Bicuspid

During the week, we spend more time with our coworkers than our families. Lynne Leggett offers a morning huddle tip to help everyone share how they are doing personally. This brings the team closer together and ensures patients are getting the best from the team at each appointment.

What Is The Best Toothpaste?

Ask The Dentist

The majority of consumers take it as a given that all kinds of toothpaste from major brands are safe and effective. But as Dr. B will attest in today’s episode, this is not necessarily the case. Most toothpaste brands use harsh surfactants and chemicals to keep their manufactured batches homogenous.

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The Secret to Making Must-Watch Videos for Social Media

Identity Dental

Video posts are the future of social media. They imprint your brand on your intended audience and generate more engagement than other types of content. Twitter reports its video posts get ten times more engagement than text alone or text and images.

Tooth Decay Care

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Cavity after cavity, and you’re brushing, and flossing, you swear! I believe you. It is time to find the source, or more decay is inevitable. Here’s a game plan for tooth decay care and prevention.

Residual periodontal pocket treatment with Er:YAG laser-assisted comprehensive periodontal pocket therapy: a retrospective study

Dental News and Technology

Original Article Published: 19 July 2021 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Objectives Recently, the application of erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser has been increasing in periodontal therapy.

You NEED to be the Ideal Employer

Oral Health Group

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to!” – Sir Richard Branson.

Second Opinion: Dental therapists needed for oral health equity

Dr. Bicuspid

In this Second Opinion, Dr. Steven Krauss offers his response to a commentary by dental thought leaders who proposed five strategies for using the Medicaid program to increase oral health equity. Krauss argues that employing dental therapists should also be a solution.

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What Are The Best Prescription Toothpaste Alternatives?

Ask The Dentist

If you have ever been prescribed toothpaste such as PreviDent 5000, you might have wondered how they work and whether there are any non-fluoride alternatives. The good news is there are, and they are extremely safe to use.

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SEO for Dentists – 6 Tips for Local Dental SEO

My Social Practice

Great SEO for dentists typically focuses on localized dental marketing efforts. The word ‘local’ simply means that the SEO tactics being used are focused on the geographical area of where the practice is located. So, don’t get confused when a marketing expert says ‘You need to focus on SEO.’

Perfecting the Art of Radiant, Long-Lasting Restorations

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. More than a just another dental procedure, restorations are an artform. Performing beautiful, lifelike restorations requires a tremendous amount of skill, expertise and attention to detail.

exocad Announces Its Largest Ever Presence At The International Dental Show (IDS) 2021

Dental News and Technology

Presentation of exocad's latest software innovations at the world's leading dental trade show DARMSTADT, Germany, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc.

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Need a Better Workflow? Why Real-Time Syncing is a Game Changer

YapiApp

Protect the Integrity of Dental Patient Data with Real-time Syncing. Seamless integration matters. Say ‘goodbye’ to manual data entry with smart technology that syncs to your PMS in real-time! .

Dental visits lag for publicly insured patients

Dr. Bicuspid

By August 2020, privately insured patients were visiting the dentist at about the same rate as before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. But dental utilization still lagged by 7.5% for patients with public insurance.