April, 2021

As a Dentist, Here’s What I Learned During the Pandemic

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Dr. Bill Simon. A career in dentistry can certainly offer up its share of challenges. Some may feel like little bumps in the road, some like speedbumps, and some, hopefully very few, will feel like the road has disappeared. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the road to disappear.

A Quick Guide to Creating Interactive Dental Content

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post A Quick Guide to Creating Interactive Dental Content appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Practice management Websites

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Online Trends That Are Damaging to Oral Health

Oral Health Group

Trends are a familiar part of life and most are typically harmless. However, with the rise of social media apps such as TikTok and Twitter, there has also been a concerning rise in dangerous behaviors.

Good-looking teeth are in fashion thanks to Zoom

Dr. Bicuspid

Having the best-looking teeth is now fashionable thanks to a spike in virtual meetings, the rise of online dental influencers, and high-end oral care products, according to a recent article from the Guardian. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: COVID-19 gives cosmetic dentistry a boost.

Taking the Technology Step

Dental Peers

It was right around this time in 2018, I presented before a group of dentists and office managers in Ottawa. Most of them were 45 years of age and older. The topic: technology that many experts predicted would become commonplace in dental offices by 2020.

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Why Do Some of Us Get More Plaque than Others?

Ask The Dentist

If you have ever been in a situation where your partner or a friend, who is not as careful with their oral health as you are, comes back with a clean report while you’re struggling with cavities, you know how frustrating this can be. So, why do some people get more plaque than others?

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Let’s talk Michael Strahan and smile design in your dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

Michael Strahan’s snap-on, social media frenzy got me thinking, “What if he sat in my treatment room? What would I say?” More importantly, what could I do in today’s dental technology world to show him what’s possible? What could you?

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Uniting as a Team to Overcome Challenges During a Pandemic

Oral Health Group

Running an efficient dental practice while keeping up with the advances of delivery of care during a pandemic can be an area that overwhelms many dental professionals.

What's your leadership style?

Dr. Bicuspid

When Rosa Pasquantonio set out to be an office manager, she didn't think about her leadership style. But through time and experience, she's learned her day-to-day role often requires a mix of leadership skills. She breaks down three real-life scenarios where each leadership style shined.

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Dental News and Technology - Untitled Article

Dental News and Technology

Published: April 22, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Monolithic zirconia restorations have become popular because of their excellent mechanical properties and acceptable esthetics.

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Why Isn’t Tongue-Tie Release Surgery For Adults Talked About More?

Ask The Dentist

There is an apparent dearth of literature and conversation on the topic of tongue-tie surgery for adults and today’s listener question asks why that is.

Lit leadership lessons: Embracing failure to adopt everyday innovation

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Amisha Singh, DDS. I recently re-read an article in the Harvard Business Review about how to incorporate “everyday innovation” into business to help reach consumers and decrease bottlenecks.

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How to Get Your Dental Patients TO KEEP COMING BACK For Life

Delivering Wow

Many practices often prioritize getting new patients instead of focusing on their existing patients. While it is always a good idea to get new patients, if you don’t focus on the ones you already have, you’ll lose them and end up treading water, at best.

How Oral Health and Severity of COVID-19 Complications Might Be Linked

Oral Health Group

Right at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was made clear that older people infected with the coronavirus were most at risk of developing serious illnesses.

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Burnout making dental students think twice about dentistry

Dr. Bicuspid

Students training for dental professions are at increased risk for poor mental health that could lead them to leave their programs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Optimizing Your Facebook Audience | Dental Advertising

Identity Dental

How to Target Your Ideal Facebook Ads Audience The Facebook ads dashboard makes it possible to narrow down potential audiences by broad demographic information, such as gender, age range, interests, and location. What it can’t tell you is whether you have targeted the right audience for your service.

Craze Lines and Fractures

Ask The Dentist

Welcome to the first episode of Ask the Dentist, hosted by Dr. Mark Burhenne. The premise of this show is the same as that of askthedentist.com : to help patients inform themselves so that they can play an active role in the maintenance of their oral health.

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Social Media vs. Digital Marketing for Doctors

Med Rank Interactive

A Guide to Understanding Why Doctors Need Both Healthcare Marketing Strategies. Social media is a part of our everyday lives. The prevalence and number of sites and platforms has made social media an important part of healthcare digital marketing strategies.

The Best Way to Plan for a Profitable Next Quarter

Delivering Wow

As we are coming to the end of the quarter, we are starting to think about next quarter, what we're going to be doing for both our practice and personal lives. This is important because, while many people plan in their practice, we must alo plan in our personal lives to achieve success.

How To Manage Dental Patients Dealing With Poor Mental Health

Oral Health Group

The last year has been chaotic for a myriad of reasons, and there can’t be many people around who haven’t suffered as a result. The most common damage, of course, is psychological.

Core values and hiring the right fit for the right job

Dr. Bicuspid

What are core values? If you haven't given this question much thought, now is the time, writes Dr. James Anderson. In this column, he defines core values and explains why they can help you move toward creating the best possible team scenario.

Comparison of the efficacy of parental brushing using powered versus manual tooth brush: A randomized, four-period, two-treatment, single-blinded crossover study.

Dental News and Technology

J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2021;39:95-100 Background: Children <5 years of age need parental assistance with tooth brushing. Purpose: The aim is to compare the efficacy of manual and powered toothbrushes for plaque removal when used by parents to brush their children's teeth.

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Sleep Bruxism: Thinking About this Problem Differently

Ask The Dentist

Grinding your teeth at night, or sleep bruxism, is a common problem, and dentists have typically taken a teeth-protection first approach through night guards or TMJ splints. As research emerges around the topic of sleep bruxism, findings show that there is a link between sleep and nighttime grinding.

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How to Build an Effective Website

Identity Dental

With the popularity of social media, it is easy to forget the importance of a strong website. However, when someone is looking for a new dentist, the first place they will look is Google; the second is their website.

How dentistry helped solve an ancient murder

Dentistry Gone Digital

It’s the stuff that you love to watch on Netflix with the lights turned down. It revolves around a murder mystery from long ago that there were plenty of ideas about, but no concrete proof of exactly what happened and why.

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Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

Oral Health Group

With vaccination rollouts now going strong and workers in the dental field being prioritized for vaccines, we are getting daily calls from dentists asking, “Should I make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for my staff?” ” My lawyer answer is, “it depends”.

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Decades-old baby teeth may hold the key to cognitive decline

Dr. Bicuspid

A cache of donated baby teeth -- leftovers from a famous radiation exposure study from the 1950s -- that had been hidden away in an old ammunition bunker at a university until about 20 years ago will now be used to study cognitive decline in older age.

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Does a pretreatment with a dentine hypersensitivity mouth-rinse compensate the pain caused by professional mechanical plaque removal? A single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Original Article Open Access Published: 23 October 2020 Clinical Oral Investigations volume 25 , pages 3151–3160( 2021 )Abstract Objectives Pain is affecting acceptance of supportive periodontal therapy and primary periodontitis prevention.

The Oral Microbiome

Ask The Dentist

There is a rising body of knowledge about the importance of the oral microbiome for the maintenance of oral health, but we are still a long way off from understanding things in their entirety.

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Should You Name Your Business After Yourself?

Identity Dental

If you are starting a new dental practice or business, your first step is to name it. The most obvious choice is to name it after yourself, especially if you are a solo practitioner; but it’s a good idea to slow down and contemplate Shakespeare’s timeless question, What’s in a name?

Maximize your profitability through dental real estate, part 2

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Ken Jorgenson, CARR. In part 2 of this series (you can read part 1 here , and it will open in a new window so you don’t lose your place), we will continue discussing how to maximize your profitability through dental real estate.

Heading Off the Orthodontics DIYers

Oral Health Group

There will always be people who will try to go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, even when it comes to their teeth. And there’s no shortage of companies willing to take advantage of that fact.

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Reduce patient dissatisfaction and increase patient retention

Dr. Bicuspid

Do you ever consider the promises you make to your patients and whether you keep them? People form opinions based on how they are treated, which becomes how you are defined in the community, writes Dr. James Anderson. His latest column focuses on how to build your reputation.

Brushing away oral health disparities in America's rural children

Dental News and Technology

Children living in rural America are less likely to receive preventive dental care than their urban counterparts, according to a study from investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina.

The Frenum Attachment

Ask The Dentist

Today on the show Dr. B gets a question from a listener about whether it is necessary to do surgery on a one-year-old due to the formation of their frenum attachment. The frenum, in simple terms, is the web-like skin tag that connects the upper lip to the upper gum.

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Hear Grace on the Deals for Dentist Podcast

Identity Dental

Eric Block interviews Grace Rizza on Deals for Dentist Podcast. The post Hear Grace on the Deals for Dentist Podcast appeared first on Dental Marketing. dental marketing

Why dental practices need to know about zero click searches

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Sean Hamel. A Zero click search is a search completed on search engines like Google, Bing, or Yahoo! that do not send you to another website to get results. The “results” or relevant answers and information appear at the top or inline on the Search Engine Results Page (SERP).