January, 2021

New Patient Forms Help Reduce Contact So Offices Can Practice Safely

Dental News and Technology

ATLANTA— Even though many practices have reopened, reducing contact between team members and patients, managing appointment workflow and even looking for opportunities to operate virtually will continue to play an important role in a full recovery.

7 Ways to Increase Dental Office Productivity

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. As the new year gets underway, many practice owners may be wondering how they can improve the overall efficiency and productivity of their office.

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Future-Proof Your Dental Practice with Future-Ready Initiatives

Planet DDS

The future is unpredictable. You can speculate, but that’s only one way to consider how to future-proof your dental practice. Dental Trends

4 Most Common Types of Cybersecurity Threats

Oral Health Group

There’s every indication that the pandemic is changing the nature of cybersecurity. Online threats are evolving to match our new remote-work paradigm, with 91% of businesses reporting an increase in cyberattacks during the coronavirus outbreak.

The More Things Change, The More They Should NOT Remain the Same!

Dental Peers

Welcome to 2021! I hope that you and your loved ones have managed to remain healthy and safe throughout the Holiday Season! Every year at this time, we have likely just finished reflecting on the year that was and are still thinking about the year ahead. .

What we told this dental assistant about drama in the practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

So often, I get emails from dental assistants with questions about their career paths. I’ve spoken to dental assistants around the world for the last 15 years, and so many stories have been told to me by these amazing team members through the years.

Do's and don'ts for keeping production on track

Dr. Bicuspid

In a crisis, dental practices must refocus on production because production leads to revenue, cash, and income. When basic practice systems are properly executed, production will be sufficient and revenue, cash, and income are almost always assured, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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The direct digital workflow in fixed implant prosthodontics: a narrative review

Dental News and Technology

Published: 21 January 2021 BMC Oral Health volume 21 , Article number: 37 ( 2021 Abstract Background The purpose of this narrative review was to examine the applicability of IOS procedures regarding single and multiple fixed implant restorations.

How Podcasting Can Boost Your Dental Marketing

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post How Podcasting Can Boost Your Dental Marketing appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Practice management blog marketing Podcasting Practice Management

Med Rank Interactive’s 2020 Year in Review

Med Rank Interactive

2020 was quite a year, and not one anyone will soon forget. Amid a global pandemic and stay-at-home orders, the year brought a rollercoaster of emotions, events, and challenges. . However, with it came bright moments as well.

The one thing that dental team members want more than anything else

Dentistry Gone Digital

According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report , 94 percent of employees say that they would stay at a company longer if it simply invested in helping them learn. This interest in learning and development is particularly strong among younger workers.

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Do's and don'ts for patient interaction

Dr. Bicuspid

When you first started your practice, you may have thought that dealing with patients would be easy. They're people too, right? Well, of course they are, but it's not that simple.

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The Need to Simplify Practice Management

Carestack

“NO TIME” is the most common buzzword at the practice. Be it the provider, assistant, or the front desk staff, there is always so much to be done and so little time.

Effect of adjuvant bisphosphonates on treatment of periodontitis: Systematic review with meta-analyses

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research Available online 21 January 2021 Abstract Background Previous systematic reviews showed additional benefit of adjuvant bisphosphonates (BP) in the treatment of periodontitis.

Signs You’re Working With A Good Dental Hygienist

Oral Health Group

What do you think makes for a good dental hygienist? If you are one or are planning to become one, what qualities should you possess?

Here’s to a Healthier, Happy 2021

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene… yawn. Clean your teeth. Floss, floss. Nag, nag… Eye roll… But what if, my friends, it was the link to a healthy body and your first line of defense in the fight to address the viral infections and heal during this time of crisis?

Treating pediatric patients in underserved areas: Q&A with Dr. Jessica Meeske

ASDA Blog

“I always knew I would have a career [where I] worked with kids with high needs. My mom was a school nurse, so I grew up in a home where I saw her helping underserved kids.”. These are the words of Dr. Jessica Meeske, senior partner at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Greater Nebraska.

How to respond when a patient refuses radiographs

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients will often express a number of concerns about having radiographs taken. When you, as a dental professional, know how important they are to a patient's oral health, how do you respond when a patient declines them?

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CDC Adjusts Recommendations on Timing of Second Doses for COVID-19 Vaccines

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On January 21, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed its guidelines for when the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines need to be administered.

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Dental Practices Rebound as U.S. Dentists Look Forward to COVID-19 Vaccine

Dental News and Technology

Full article click here WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- The coronavirus pandemic hit dental practices hard early in 2020, as COVID-19 fears kept millions of Americans from seeking routine oral health care.

The More Things Change, The More They Should NOT Remain the Same!

Oral Health Group

Welcome to 2021! I hope that you and your loved ones have managed to remain healthy and safe throughout the Holiday Season! Every year at this time, we have likely just finished reflecting on the year that was and are … The post The More Things Change, The More They Should NOT Remain the Same!

Most Powerful Denticon Features for DSOs and Group Practices — Part 1 of the “Why Denticon?” Series

Planet DDS

In this multi-part series, we will be answering some of your most burning questions about Denticon. If you’re in the market for a new dental practice management solution for your DSO or group practice, you might be wondering the same things. Practice Management Software Denticon

How Smart Dental Practices Are Using Social Media In 2021

My Social Practice

How Smart Dental Practices Are Using Social Media In 2021. Here’s something you hear a lot: “You need to be using dental social media marketing in your practice.”. What does that really mean? Why do dentists rely so much on dental digital marketing?

TMJ disorders: Examining the role of the dentist, chiropractor, and physical therapist

Dr. Bicuspid

There is no question that COVID-19 and the changes it has brought have caused stress. Chiropractor Brent Wells believes that such stress can often result in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, which can be dealt with through a dental-medical collaboration.

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Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results on J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Released Soon

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) may publish data from its COVID-19 vaccine’s Phase 3 clinical trial as early as the end of January. The 45,000 subject study began on December 17, 2020.

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Dental News and Technology

ATLANTA— Carestream Dental’s most recent scanner acquisition software update, CS ScanFlow v1.0.3,

Eco-ing Our Way to a Greener Dental Future

Oral Health Group

The eco-friendly dental practice is an important consideration that every dentist can make when it comes to protecting our environment. With an increasing trend in global warming, the dental office also plays a role in the destruction of nature.

A Hygienist’s Dream to build her own Studio becomes a Reality

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. This is an update to a previous story on Irene Iancu. Irene Iancu had a clear vision from the start—to build her own hygienist-run dental practice with a strong voice on social media.

Top 5 Dental Website Design Tips 2021

Patient News

What do you really want? Here we are … 2021. Hope the door doesn’t hit 2020 on the way out! Let’s bring some positivity into 2021 with these awesome design tips and tricks for dental websites. In this blog, I am going to cover 5 new dental website design trends and why they are important.

Routine dental care may reduce stroke risk

Dr. Bicuspid

Periodontal disease appears to be associated with atrial fibrillation, and an irregular heart rate may be the mediator between the serious gum infection and stroke, according to a study published on January 24 in the American Heart Journal.

CDC Asserts Oral Health Professionals Should Have First-Tier Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that oral health professionals are included with other healthcare providers in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, according to the American Dental Association.

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Untreated caries among US working-aged adults and association with reporting need for oral health care

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Jan;152(1):55-64. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2020.09.019. adaj.2020.09.019. Abstract Background: National data indicate that working-aged adults (20-64 years) are more likely to report financial barriers to receiving needed oral health care relative to other age groups.

Attract New Patients in the New Year: 5-Plus Ways to Improve Your Website’s Bounce Rate

Oral Health Group

As we enthusiastically jump into a new and better year, there is no better time to take a closer look at your office’s online “home”—its website.

How to Successfully Bill Medical Insurance for Dental Treatment: An Interview with Laurie Owens of Devdent

Planet DDS

We recently hosted Laurie Owens, the Director of Medical Billing at Devdent for an online webinar. Her discussion about how dentists can utilize medical billing was so impressive that we decided to revisit the topic with her for our blog.

Reflections on Overcoming 2020 and Moving into a New Beginning

ASDA Blog

I believe that most of us were eagerly anticipating the turn of the page leading into 2021.

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Do's and don'ts for welcoming patients

Dr. Bicuspid

Now more than ever, people need to feel good. And what could make your patients feel better than a warm welcome when they enter the office? Infection control protocols can make it harder to show how you feel, but if you go the extra mile, you can make your patients' day, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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California Dentists Can Now Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

California’s Department of Consumer Affairs authorized a public health emergency waiver to allow licensed dentists to provide COVID-19 vaccinations on January 4.

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