May, 2022

What to do the summer before dental school

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Congratulations on your acceptance to dental school! What an incredible accomplishment! You’ve put in the time and effort, and finally, it has paid off with an offer letter from a dental school.

What is a Good Social Engagement Rate in 2022?

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post What is a Good Social Engagement Rate in 2022? appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Social media blog marketing Practice Management Social Media

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U.S. adults don't know conditions linked to oral health

Dr. Bicuspid

Though most adults in the U.S. consider oral health to be important to overall health, too many don't know which conditions are linked to poor oral health, according to a report published May 5 by Delta Dental Plans Association.

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Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

Dental Peers

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry.

Heartland Dental Releases Year to Date Growth Results

Dental News and Technology

Heartland Dental today supports more than 2,400 doctors in more than 1,600 offices across 38 states -- Nation's Largest Dental Support Organization Continues to Expand and Diversify Portfolio of Supported Practices through its DeNovo and Affiliation programs EFFINGHAM, Ill. ,

Using Online Scheduling in Your Dental Practice Marketing [Guest Contributor]

Med Rank Interactive

In a word, it’s all about convenience. . Patients want to schedule their own medical and dental appointments. But don’t just take our word for it. .

Dental Patient Communication: Learning to meet your patients where they are

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. One of the biggest challenges I face while beginning my career in dentistry is patient communication. I have spent the last 4 years learning a whole new language of technical jargon to be able to communicate with my colleagues and read research articles.

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What factors contribute to halitosis in elderly patients?

Dr. Bicuspid

Older adults are more susceptible to chronic oral health concerns, including caries, periodontal disease, and halitosis.

Make a Dental Habit Stick Like Glue!

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Making Healthy Habits Happen. A few of my favorite things. We all know what we “should” do- brush, floss, eat right, exercise, take vitamins, and on and on. We promise our healthcare provider we’ll change our (evil, lazy, unhealthy, you call it) ways.

National Dentex Officially Opens the Doors to New Headquarters, State-of-the-Art Lab and Premier Education Center in Jupiter

Dental News and Technology

Jupiter, Fla. , May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- National Dentex Labs ("NDX"), the largest network of fully-owned dental labs in North America, today announced the grand opening of its new corporate headquarters in Jupiter, Florida.

Kellogg Fights Back Against England’s Regulations on High-Sugar Products

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Regulations to curtail the promotion of food products containing high levels of sugar, fat, or salt went into effect in England this past April.

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How much should you pay for malpractice insurance? $4,000? $5,000?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Luke Shapiro. I just got off the phone with my insurance sales rep and they informed me that it would now cost me almost $11,000 to have malpractice insurance in New York City! What?! I thought I misunderstood. Is it even legal to increase malpractice by this much? Turns out it is.

How is Dental Insurance Verification Helpful in Validating Patient Benefits?

Oral Health Group

Insurance is an intimidating concept for most patients. Understanding what their plan offers, how much it offers, and what it covers in terms of treatments and care services could be really hard for them.

Do's & don'ts for presenting elective dentistry

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients want to look their best, even in a down economy. Weddings and other life events continue taking place, and it's important for people to have confidence in their smiles, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Do's & don'ts for handling staff conflict.

Know Your Numbers

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Time for a little talk about some very important numbers. Can we please talk about your blood pressure? Do you know your numbers? May is National High Blood Pressure Education month so today’s post couldn’t be timed better.

SmileFast is coming to the US

Dental News and Technology

6 Composite Veneers in 60 minutes The Revolution in Composite Veneers has begun!! The sensational new system has swept the UK and Australia by storm and has finally reached the USA and Canada “The most exciting concept and system to hit dentistry in the last 15 years.

Community Water Fluoridation Gets an Upgrade

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noting community water fluoridation as one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements in the 20 th century, many regions would like to offer this caries-reducing approach to their residents.

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Advice for Applying to a GPR / AEGD Program

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Applying for dental residency programs is similar to applying to dental school in many ways. First, you need to narrow down your list of programs. Then, you need to begin your application on a centralized portal (ADEA-PASS) and collect your application materials.

Seven Signs Your Dental Website is Outdated (and Five Redesign Pitfalls to Avoid)

Oral Health Group

The chances are that your first step in marketing your practice was creating a fantastic website. It was beautiful, modern, optimized, and functioned perfectly. Now ask yourself, how many years ago was that?

Top 10 DSOs: The largest companies keep growing

Dr. Bicuspid

Of the 10 largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the U.S., Heartland Dental continues to hold first place. Though it held the top spot since our last updated list in 2021, it's not the only DSO to add new affiliates.

How to Brush Your Teeth the Right Way: Tips for a Clean and Healthy Smile

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Do you know how to properly brush your teeth? Brushing your teeth the right way is important for having a clean and healthy smile. If you’re not brushing your teeth correctly, you could be doing more harm than good.

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SmartMouth Continues to Innovate Oral Care with Launch of Mouth Sore Activated Mouthwash

Dental News and Technology

New offering is the only mouth sore rinse that can soothe oral irritation and prevent bad breath for 24 hours with just two rinses a day ST.

Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers of Dental Scams

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With rising inflation, it’s no wonder Americans are looking for a good deal on everything, including dental care. Unfortunately, nefarious scammers are ready to take advantage of bargain hunters.

Why You Might Consider a General Dentistry Residency Program

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Pursuing a one- or two-year GPR or AEGD program following graduation from dental school is just one of many options available to new dentists. Should You Pursue a Dental Residency Program? There are many reasons to choose to do a residency program.

Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

Oral Health Group

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry.

Will Supreme Court review hygienist’s marijuana case?

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is imploring the U.S. Supreme Court not to review decisions denying workers’ compensation reimbursement for medical marijuana for job-related injuries, including one involving a Minnesota dental hygienist. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: La.

Dental SEO Marketing: 3 Easy Tips For Dental SEO Copy

My Social Practice

Dental SEO Marketing – 3 Important Tips For Copywriting. There’s no secret that the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing update their rankings algorithms as often as they can.

Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities

Dental News and Technology

[link] News – 9 May 2022 A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. We have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.

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Oral Vitamin D Supplements May Help Tooth Remineralization

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study that investigated the impact of oral vitamin D supplementation on the remineralization of teeth found that maintaining adequate levels of this important nutrient improved surface microhardness and mineral content, effectively supporting the remineralization process.

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Imposter Syndrome as a Dental Student

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. Imposter syndrome is an experience of believing you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. Imposter syndrome is common in high-achievers, and dental students are no exception.

When To Take Away the Pacifier

Polkadot Dental

Alpharetta, GA – If your child is over the age of two and still using a pacifier, it’s time to start thinking about taking it away. Pacifier use and thumb sucking are natural coping methods for babies and young children.

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Off The Cusp: Marc Gordon on getting better reimbursement

Dr. Bicuspid

Off The Cusp is a new video series featuring dental industry leaders. In the first edition, president of Henry Schein's Commercial Development Group - Dental, Marc Gordon shares what staffing shortages mean for insurance reimbursements and the biggest business mistake many practices make.

Is Dental Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Dental care is an important part of overall health, and it’s especially important during pregnancy. Many women are concerned about the safety of dental care during pregnancy, but as long as you take a few precautions, dental care can be safe and beneficial for both you and your baby.

New Delta Dental report finds many are unaware of connection between poor oral health and serious medical conditions (but 9 in 10 want to learn more)

Dental News and Technology

OAK BROOK, Ill. , May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delta Dental released the 2022 State of America's Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S.

Saving Teeth and Lives

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Jennifer L. Prince, EdD. Following her service in the United States Navy as a dental hygienist, Jennifer L. Prince, EdD, was treating a patient who clearly was in emotional distress. As she reached out to help the patient, she realized that a profession in mental health was what she was meant to do.

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Dental School

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. Before “Day in the Life” Instagram posts, there wasn’t a lot of information about what being in Dental School was like. I had spent many hours shadowing dentists for my application, but none of them ever talked about their four years of school.

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Obstructive sleep apnea: What we know and how to treat it

ASDA Blog

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a global prevalence of 9-38%, with cases in the United States estimated at around 54 million. Surprisingly, about 80% of OSA cases remain undiagnosed.

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