April, 2024

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FOCUS ON: Head and Neck Cancer

Dentistry Today

Former opera singer Kathleen Watt discusses an unexpected diagnosis and her journey back to health. Q: When was your first inkling something required further examination? A: My tumor was discovered during a routine dental exam, as is often the case with serious head and neck conditions. In an idle moment during a laid-back ski vacation one January, I offhandedly asked my partner Evie to help me confirm a funny protrusion in the gumline over my back teeth.

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Life Can Throw You a Curve. Be Prepared by Planning Your Transition Now!

Oral Health Group

I recently had the opportunity to share my perspectives on empowering your practice by thinking like a CEO when I spoke at the annual meeting The post Life Can Throw You a Curve. Be Prepared by Planning Your Transition Now! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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The Queen Speaks

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Please join me as I speak with one of my favorite ladies and podcaster Darcie Purcell of “too cool for midlife” as we geek out on the importance of oral health – my favorite topic. Darcie is as passionate about health as I am and she asked some great questions. I hope you get a chance to listen. Warmly, Barbara (also too cool for midlife!

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The Power of Partnership: Building a Successful Dental Practice (Insights from Dr. Jennifer Bell)

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bell Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH Dr. Jennifer Bell shares her expert advice on finding the right fit for your dental practice and the power of partnership. The Importance of Practicing in Community Dr. Bell’s journey in dentistry took an unconventional turn when she chose to partner with a colleague right out of a residency program after dental school.

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Embracing Online Scheduling: A Must for Modern Dentistry

Identity Dental

Author: Grace Rizza In an era where convenience reigns supreme, why do some dentists still resist the shift to online scheduling? This reluctance often stems from concerns about patient reliability and maintaining control over schedules. However, the benefits of adopting online scheduling far outweigh these apprehensions, making it imperative for dentists to embrace this change […] The post Embracing Online Scheduling: A Must for Modern Dentistry appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Collecting Payment Out of Network

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

How do you collect payment when you are out of network, and the company prohibits patients from assigning benefits to the practice? What are the patient’s payment options? Can the patient use HSA/FSA? The answer is that the patient can use HSA/FSA to pay the practice in full and then reimburse their HSA/FSA when the insurance reimbursement check is received.

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During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, AANA Emphasizes Access to Safe Dental Anesthesia Care

Dentistry Today

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) reminds the public that the best prevention of oral health issues is early detection. However, patients also need to be aware of the critical importance of ensuring access to safe anesthesia care during oral cancer treatments, including surgery. According to the American Cancer Society , approximately 58,450 new cases of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer that develops in the back of the throat) a

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Is Hydroxyapatite FDA Approved?

Ask The Dentist

A common question I get is whether hydroxyapatite is FDA approved. The short answer? No, it’s not. But let’s delve deeper into why that is and what it means for you. Traditional fluoride varnishes, often used in dental offices, have garnered FDA approval as Class II Medical Devices. However, it’s crucial to understand that this approval pertains to their use as cavity liners and tooth desensitizers, not as caries preventive agents.

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Sequencing a Full-Mouth Rehab: Anterior or Posteriors First?

Dentistry Gone Digital

The correct sequence to begin a full-mouth rehab is to begin with the anterior teeth first, particularly the lower anterior teeth. By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com The question is, what would happen if one restored the posterior teeth first as many of us were counseled to do in dental school under the guise that if we did the anteriors first, many patients would not return to finish the posteriors?

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Life Can Throw You a Curve. Be Prepared by Planning Your Transition Now!

Dental Peers

I recently had the opportunity to share my perspectives on empowering your practice by thinking like a CEO when I spoke at the annual meeting of the Academy of Private Dental Practice conference in Fort Lauderdale. It was a great group of dentists and I would encourage you to check them out. During one of the breakout sessions, we engaged in a spirited and informative discussion on when was the best time for dentists to start preparing to transition to retirement.

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Dental Hygiene Visit: It’s Not Just a Cleaning.

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

A dental hygiene visit in our office is not just a cleaning. It’s an important health visit with many important benefits to you: Think of a hygiene visit as the cheapest form of dental insurance. The best way to protect your oral health and avoid major dental problems in the future is to have regular check-ups, including hygiene visits. Hygiene visits help protect your investment in dental treatment.

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Glidewell Unveils New Glidewell HT Implant System

Dentistry Today

Glidewell recently announced a rebrand of its flagship Hahn Tapered Implant System, now known as the Glidewell HT Implant System. Developed in partnership with renowned implant pioneer Dr. Jack Hahn—creator of the NobelReplace implant—the original Hahn Tapered Implant System has been adopted by thousands of doctors due to its simplified surgical protocol, 99.2% success rate and competitive price point.

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The Art of Responding to Patient Reviews and “Why” It Matters

Oral Health Group

Top-rated organizations respond in around one day – there is a direct relationship between response time and overall consumer ratings. The post The Art of Responding to Patient Reviews and “Why” It Matters appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Dental Marketing Veterans Mark Ross and Michael Ventriello Team Up Again to Launch PitchIt DDS, An Investor Presentation Service for Dental Start-Ups

Dental News and Technology

Smithtown, NY – April 22, 2024 – Mark Ross and Michael Ventriello, the veteran dental marketing experts who joined forces in 2023 to launch dentistry’s first virtual focus group platform, The Virtual Dental Team (VDT), recently teamed up again to introduce PitchIt DDS - an investor presentation creation service specifically for dental start-up companies as well as existing healthcare and technology companies planning to enter the oral-care market.

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Buyer Beware: No Team Introduction Equals No Goodwill

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. David Rice Buying a dental practice is multifaceted and as a buyer, you need to navigate through various aspects of potential purchases to make your most informed decision. I want to talk about one of the best lenders like Provide … and one that’s often overlooked … Get to Know the Dental Practice Team Before You Sign! We’re in the relationship business.

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Dental Peers - Untitled Article

Dental Peers

I recently had the opportunity to share my perspectives on empowering your practice by thinking like a CEO when I spoke at the annual meeting of the Academy of Private Dental Practice conference in Fort Lauderdale. It was a great group of dentists and I would encourage you to check them out. During one of the breakout sessions, we engaged in a spirited and informative discussion on when was the best time for dentists to start preparing to transition to retirement.

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Does One Size Really Fit All? How to Utilize Patient Engagement Channels Effectively

Planet DDS

Recently, Planet DDS Product Marketing Director Tony Ouk sat down with Technical Product Manager Stacie Coates , who leads product initiatives for our patient engagement suite of products. She recently did some industry research on the topic and shared some key findings. Tony: Stacie, can you tell us a little about yourself? Stacie: Absolutely!

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DentiMax Launches Groundbreaking 1.5 Open Sensor

Dentistry Today

DentiMax released an all-new 1.5 Open Sensor on April 17, 2024. In terms of size, image quality, and price, DentiMax reports that this new digital x-ray sensor has exceeded their customers’ expectations and is based on years of feedback from dental clinicians. The Open Sensor already received high ratings from the independent testing organization, Clinician’s Report*, which stated that the DentiMax Open Sensor is “competitive with the best systems previously evaluated.

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Boost Your Practice’s “Health” Through Digital Health Strategies

Oral Health Group

In the Canadian Digital Health Survey released by Canada’s largest market research firm, Leger, nearly 12,500 citizens were asked about their experience with and needs for health The post Boost Your Practice’s “Health” Through Digital Health Strategies appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Canadian dentists can bill for federal dental plan patients without signing up for program, government says

Dental News and Technology

The Canadian government announced Wednesday that oral health care providers who provide services to Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) clients can bill the insurance company directly without formally signing up for the program. In its announcement, the federal government also said that more than 5,000 oral health providers have "agreed" to treat CDCP clients.

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Navigating TMD: Exploring Practice Transformation

Dentistry Gone Digital

How Studying and Treating TMD Transformed One Dentist’s Practice for the Better By: Michelle Lee, DDS When Dr. Michelle Lee embarked on her dental career, she felt like there was a missing piece in how she approached dentistry. Discovering the power of TMD ultimately made her work more fulfilling and effective. Dr. Lee relates her journey of achieving professional balance while attending The Pankey Institute , how treating TMD has transformed her practice, and why she believes career fulfillment

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Penn Dental Medicine Researcher Designs Innovative Implant

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Geelsu Hwang, PhD, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, has designed a new type of implant that provides antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit biofilm proliferation. With a background in engineering, Hwang addresses the lack of seal between implant and gum, a common cause of peri-implant infection.

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Does antibiotic prophylaxis reduce endocarditis risk after dental procedures?

The Dental Elf

The study assesses the impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of infective endocarditis following invasive dental procedures, specifically focusing on the risk reduction for high-risk individuals. The post Does antibiotic prophylaxis reduce endocarditis risk after dental procedures? appeared first on National Elf Service.

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ABOMS Highlights the Role of Specialized Surgeons in Head and Neck Cancer Care

Dentistry Today

The Executive Board and Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) recognize Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month in April. Many ABOMS Diplomates are experts in head and neck cancer, which account for about 4 percent of cancer cases in the United States. They see this month as an opportunity to educate the public. The Executive Board and Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) recognize Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month in Apr

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The Aesthetic Meeting 2024: Rosemont Media Set to Exhibit in Vancouver

Rosemont Review

Rosemont Media to exhibit at The Aesthetic Meeting 2024 in Vancouver, showcasing its modern digital marketing services for aesthetic professionals. San Diego, CA – Rosemont Media, a leading plastic surgery marketing firm, is pleased to announce its participation in The Aesthetic Meeting 2024. Hosted by The Aesthetic Society, this premier industry event will take place from May 2-5 in the vibrant city of Vancouver.

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Evidence-based potential of generative artificial intelligence large language models in orthodontics: a comparative study of ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Microsoft Bing

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2024 Apr 13:cjae017. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjae017. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: The increasing utilization of large language models (LLMs) in Generative Artificial Intelligence across various medical and dental fields, and specifically orthodontics, raises questions about their accuracy. Objective: This study aimed to assess and compare the answers offered by four LLMs: Google's Bard, OpenAI's ChatGPT-3.5, and ChatGPT-4, and Microsoft's Bing, in response to clinically re

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Unlock Your Dental Education Potential with The Ivoclar Academy

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Nicola Kowal, Ivoclar Education Manager In the dynamic landscape of dentistry, continuous learning is paramount for professionals striving to deliver top-tier care. Enter The Ivoclar Academy, a trailblazing hub for comprehensive dental education, seamlessly blending traditional in-person learning with cutting-edge virtual resources. Easily Register for The Ivolcar Academy Online Gone are the days of cumbersome registration processes and rigid schedules.

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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In April, the importance of early detection, education, and support is highlighted during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer often goes unnoticed in its early stages, making it a dangerous silent threat. Statistics from the Oral Cancer Foundation reveal that in 2024 alone, around 58,500 Americans will be diagnosed, resulting in more than 8,000 deaths, with a 5-year survival rate of only 43%.

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Reclaim Your Smile with Full Mouth Restoration at Mountain Aire Dentistry

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Unveiling a new smile is akin to a sunrise after a long, dark night—it invigorates your inner light and brightens the path ahead. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we understand the profound impact a smile can have on your wellbeing and your approach to life. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through what full mouth restoration entails , why it’s more than just a cosmetic fix, and why the expertise of the Mountain Aire team can make all the difference.

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Arizona’s Wild West Children’s Dentistry Expands to Nine Locations Statewide

Dentistry Today

Wild West Children’s Dentistry, a local family dentist in Arizona, proudly announces its expansion to nine locations across the state. With offices now in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Glendale, Biltmore, Central Phoenix, Mesa, Phoenix, Buckeye, and Goodyear, our Goodyear and Central Phoenix locations are now seeing patients of all ages. Wild West Children’s Dentistry Wild West Children’s Dentistry and Wild West Family Dentistry clinics aim to serve the dental and orthodontic needs of i

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Smile Like a Superhero: Unpacking the Power of Hydroxyapatit.

The Super Dentists

If you find yourself here, chances are that somebody you know (possibly somebody who’s very “anti-fluoride” has told you about the re-mineralizing benefits of hydroxyapatite (HA for short). Perhaps you. Read More The post Smile Like a Superhero: Unpacking the Power of Hydroxyapatit. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Comparative effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of peri-implantitis: A systematic review with network meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Published: April 16, 2024 DOI: [link] Previous Article Effect of nanomodified 3D printed photopolymerizable … Abstract Statement of problem Extensive research has been carried out on the various aspects of diagnosing and treating peri-implantitis. However, clinical guidelines for the management of peri-implantitis based on high quality evidence are lacking.

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Building a Strong Dental Team: Trusting Your Gut and Learning from Mistakes with Dr. Jennifer Bell

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bell Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH We are back with Dr. Jennifer Bell as we explore the challenges of building a dental team and the importance of trusting your gut. Follow along as Dr. Bell shares her experiences and the valuable lessons she has learned throughout her journey. Trusting Your Gut: The Importance of Intuition One of the biggest mistakes Dr.

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Relationship Between Oral Microbiome and COVID-19 Severity Revealed

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The oral microbiome plays a vital role in immune defense against pathogens such as COVID-19. A recent study by researchers from J. Craig Venter Institute, Ministry of Health in Kuwait, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Tufts School of Dental Medicine, and University of Alberta, explored this relationship. They found that individuals with a more diverse oral microbiome experience milder COVID-19 symptoms, while those with less diversity experience severe symptoms due to a dysregulated immune res

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Are You Vulnerable to Tooth Decay?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Tooth decay, also known as cavities or dental caries , is a common yet largely preventable oral health issue that affects people of all ages. Understanding the risk factors for tooth decay is the first step towards a healthier smile. Here’s a comprehensive guide on recognizing your vulnerability to tooth decay and the proactive strategies you can adopt to prevent it.

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Yapi Leap Adds Cutting-Edge Email Marketing to its Suite of Dental Solutions

Dentistry Today

Yapi, the trusted provider of automation solutions for dental practices, announced a significant addition to its communication capabilities by introducing an email campaigns tool in Yapi Leap. This addition allows dental offices to distribute impactful, curated email campaigns easily, ensuring patients receive timely, relevant information tailored to their needs.

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How Do I Know if I Need Braces?: Child vs Adult

The Super Dentists

Crooked teeth. Crowding. Jaw misalignment. Oh my! These are just some of the clues that you or your child might benefit from dental braces. Let’s go through the most common. Read More The post How Do I Know if I Need Braces?: Child vs Adult appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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