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May 2024

Dentistry Today

Resolving Long-Standing Problems in a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Case Dr. Dimple Desai shares a restorative approach to an older patient who had all but given up on addressing her primary complaint of jaw pain after a variety of treatment modalities meant to treat it had failed. The use of diagnostic modalities and careful use of prosthetics created a successful result.

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The Link Between Oral Health And Overall Wellness: Exploring The Latest Research

Oral Health Group

Although dental care typically aims to keep teeth and gums healthy, current research continues to show a deep connection between oral health and overall wellness. The post The Link Between Oral Health And Overall Wellness: Exploring The Latest Research appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Help…My Dental Assistant is Messy!

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Ronda Holman In a bustling dental clinic in a small town, a young dental assistant named Lisa had just joined the team. Eager to learn and help, Lisa had one glaring flaw—she was an incredibly messy dental assistant. She didn’t organize the instruments properly, neglected sterilization throughout the day, and left rooms in disarray after cleaning.

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Boosting New Patient Conversion: Practical Tips for Dental Practices

Identity Dental

As a dental practice owner or manager, one of your primary goals is likely to convert new patient inquiries into actual appointments. While this process can sometimes feel like a challenge, implementing a few key strategies can significantly increase your conversion rates. Here are five actionable tips to help you maximize conversions and grow your […] The post Boosting New Patient Conversion: Practical Tips for Dental Practices appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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The Power of a Simple Smile

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Say “Cheese”! May is National Smile Month. Let’s celebrate smiles and learn more them. The simple act of smiling is so powerful. It has the potential to change your entire outlook on life. Join me and learn more about something we take for granted- “The Smile” Fun Happy Smile A Smile History Lesson Did you know that in the “olden days” people did not smile in portraits or old photos because at that time, smiles were equated with madness, insanity, drun

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Advanced digital planning approach using a 3D-printed mock-up. A case report

Dental News and Technology

Int J Esthet Dent. 2024 May 10;19(2):186-194. Abstract Objective: A diagnostic mock-up is a key tool that allows a preview of the outcome of an esthetic restoration. With recent developments in CAD/CAM technology, it is important to understand the pros and cons of chairside digital dentistry and the restorative materials used. The aim of the present case report is to describe in detail the use of a 3D-printed mock-up fabricated from a polymer-based material for an esthetic treatment plan within

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Let’s Give ‘em Something to Talk About: How to Get More Patient Reviews

Dentistry Today

Rave reviews are hands down the best dental marketing for your office, but many practices seem to be frustrated about getting them consistently, especially when your automated requests start to get ignored. The first (and biggest) problem is that dentists and team members simply fail to ask patients for feedback. But if you do that and it still doesn’t work, maybe you just didn’t really give them a reason to be impressed.

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Predictable Veneers: The Art of Shrink Wrap Provisionals

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Topic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Of all the methods commonly used for veneer provisionalization, my favorite has to be the shrink wrap technique. I love it and use it all the time because in my opinion, it is the easiest and most predictable method. The term ‘shrink wrap’ comes from allowing polymerization shrinkage of the material to lock bisacryl onto the preparation.

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Dental Peers - Untitled Article

Dental Peers

The Rise of Teledentistry as a Sustainable Solution In recent years, the environmental impact of various industries has come under scrutiny , and dentistry has been no exception to this trend. Overall, the need to remain sanitary for each patient stands as the primary contributor to this environmental burden, followed by common practices such as patients traveling to dental offices, the extensive use of lighting within these facilities, and substantial resource consumption of materials by denti

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Let’s Talk Teeth: June is Oral Health Month!

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 2 Minute, 52 Second It’s that time of the year again – June is here, and it’s officially Oral Health Month! We’re always excited about spreading the word on the importance of good oral hygiene, and what better time to do it than now? Not only does maintaining good oral health contribute to a winning smile, but it also plays a crucial role in our overall well-being.

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Deep learning to assess bone quality from panoramic radiographs: the feasibility of clinical application through comparison with an implant surgeon and cone-beam computed tomography

Dental News and Technology

J Periodontal Implant Sci. 2024 Feb 7. doi: 10.5051/jpis.2302880144. Online ahead of print. Abstract Purpose: Bone quality is one of the most important clinical factors for the primary stability and successful osseointegration of dental implants. This preliminary pilot study aimed to evaluate the clinical applicability of deep learning (DL) for assessing bone quality using panoramic (PA) radiographs compared with an implant surgeon's subjective tactile sense and cone-beam computed tomography (CB

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Heading Toward Servant Leadership: A Transformation in Overcoming Toxic Leadership

Dentistry Today

I heard Dr. Bruce Baird use the term “boss-hole” while lecturing at the Productive Dentist Academy workshop a few years ago. I immediately understood its meaning, though his gentle and cultured Texan drawl toned it down significantly: “I would have used a different term”… I thought to myself. I understood “boss-hole” because for most of my career I’d been a boss-hole.

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5 Ways Dental Offices Can Benefit from an HR Professional

Oral Health Group

In many dental offices, particularly smaller practices, the role of human resources might be overlooked due to a focus on clinical duties and a lack The post 5 Ways Dental Offices Can Benefit from an HR Professional appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP As we head into summer, we are finding many dentists “finally” prioritizing the business generated by their own two hands. Whether you’re planning for retirement, baffled by student loans, saving for your children’s education, or investing for long-term growth, finding the right financial planner can make a significant difference in your financial well-being. 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor However, not all financial planners are created equal

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Survey Results Reveal Trends in Oral Healthcare

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Delta Dental’s 2024 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report underscores a growing understanding of oral health’s significance in overall well-being. With 91% of adults valuing dental visits as crucial as annual physicals, awareness of oral health’s impact on conditions like respiratory illnesses and diabetes is rising, especially among younger generations.

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3 Ways CarePay+ Can Help Patients Get the Care They Need

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 3 Minute, 20 Second The cost of dental care and loss of dental insurance are having a considerable impact on patients’ decisions about their oral care. This poses a significant financial barrier for patients to receive the care they need at the time they need it. According to a study by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health in 2022, 43% of American adults claim they avoid dental care because of the cost.

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Elucidating the Benefit of Perforated vs Non-Perforated Membranes in Guided Bone Regeneration: An in Vivo Histologic Evaluation and Histomorphometric Analysis

Dental News and Technology

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2024 May 3:1-27. doi: 10.11607/prd.7110. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: Non-perforated Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membranes are effectively utilized in guided bone regeneration (GBR) but may hinder cell migration due to limited interaction with the periosteum. This study compared bone regeneration using occlusive or perforated membranes combined with acellular collagen sponge (ACS) and recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in

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Ten @ 10 — Guru Nanda

Dentistry Today

Discover GuruNanda, a trailblazer in oral care that combines Ayurvedic traditions with modern science for globally impactful hygiene solutions. Under the guidance of Dr. Fresh, GuruNanda merges traditional ingredients and essential oils with clinically proven vitamins, enhancing oral health effectively. Originating in Los Angeles, California, GuruNanda ensures top-notch quality from manufacturing to your home.

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Harnessing Analytics for Enhanced Dental Practice Operations

Oral Health Group

Content is often discussed as being the most critical part of any marketing strategy, but if your online presence is scaring away potential patients or The post Harnessing Analytics for Enhanced Dental Practice Operations appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Post-Orthodontic Questions for Retainers 

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Topic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers As the orthodontic treatment comes to an end, patients can’t wait to remove their braces or Invisalign. Tired of keeping braces and the intricacies of caring for teeth that come with them, they tend to spend as little time as possible in their retainers.

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Dental Hygiene Educator Works to Ease Vermont’s Hygienist Shortage

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Heather Blair, MPH, RDH, FADHA The state of Vermont is struggling with a severe shortage of dental hygienists. Vermont has only one dental hygiene school, and one of its professors Heather Blair, MPH, RDH, FADHA, is working to bring more clinicians into the profession. She is the co-coordinator of the Dental Hygiene Department and an assistant professor in the Oral Health Sciences Department at Vermont State University in Montpelier.

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How to Get Real-Time Patient Feedback for Your Medical or Dental Practice

Rosemont Review

As our experiences continue to be published and proliferated online, patient feedback has never been more critical in establishing a strong reputation for your services and your business. Reputation management for doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals in particular can be highly influential in swinging consumer choices to your favor (or detriment).

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ChatGPT's performance in dentistry and allergyimmunology assessments: a comparative study

Dental News and Technology

Swiss Dent J. 2023 Oct 4;134(2):1-17. doi: 10.61872/sdj-2024-06-01. Abstract Large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT have potential applications in healthcare, including dentistry. Priming, the practice of providing LLMs with initial, relevant information, is an approach to improve their output quality. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of ChatGPT 3 and ChatGPT 4 on self-assessment questions for dentistry, through the Swiss Federal Licensing Examination in Dental Medicine (SFLEDM

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Ecosite One: It Simply Matches—Always

Dentistry Today

Ecosite One from DMG is the newest member of the Ecosite restorative composite family. It is an aesthetic, nanohybrid layering composite for posterior restorations that comes in one shade, with a fantastic chameleon property to accurately match the color of the surrounding tooth structure. There are 2 major differentiating properties of Ecosite One as compared to other one-shade composite materials.

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Teledentistry – Bridge the Kilometers Between You and Your Best Patients

Oral Health Group

Teledentistry services were valued as a $1.2 billion (USD) industry in 2021. They are expected to grow annually by 16% from 2022 to 2030. The post Teledentistry – Bridge the Kilometers Between You and Your Best Patients appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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The Importance of Coaching with Dr. William Chen

Dentistry Gone Digital

We chatted with Dr. William Chen, who shared his expertise and insights on mistakes, challenges, and the importance of coaching in the dental profession. Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. William Chen Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH Trust but Verify: The Power of Coaching in Dentistry Dr. Chen emphasizes the need to trust but verify and highlights the value of having coaches in various areas of life.

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Expanding Dental Horizons: Colorado and Minnesota Join the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In a significant development for the dental profession, Colorado and Minnesota have joined the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact, becoming the eighth and ninth states to participate. This compact, aimed at supporting license portability, allows dental professionals to practice across participating states without the need to obtain individual licenses in each one.

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Google Partners with Reddit: What Does This Mean for SEO?

Rosemont Review

Google’s recent partnership with Reddit marks a significant development in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). This collaboration allows Google to access Reddit’s data API, enhancing search results with real-time content from Reddit, and is poised to reshape how content is indexed and ranked. By incorporating user-generated discussions and insights from Reddit communities, this integration aims to improve the relevance and richness of Google’s search results, offering new

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ChatGPT: May Help Inform Patients in Dental Implantology

Dental News and Technology

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2024 May 10;0(0):1-16. doi: 10.11607/jomi.10777. Online ahead of print. Abstract Introduction: Patients may have high expectations regarding dental implants based on the source of their information, which can lead to challenges in clinical communication. This study aims to evaluate the quality of responses provided by Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT, OpenAI, USA), an artificial intelligence program, to patient questions in the field of dental impl

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The Prettiest Girl in the Room

Dentistry Today

I have grown up in the shadow of the prettiest girl in the room. By the tender age of 17, my sister had graced the world of Ford modeling, capturing the gaze and admiration of onlookers for reasons that diverged sharply from my own experiences. In all photographs, she towers over me, with long flowing blond hair falling to her sides. Her face is perfectly contoured with endless experience using highlighters and bronzers.

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A Case Study in Creating Fresh, Meaningful Content on the “Latest” Research

Oral Health Group

Research featured in Nature Aging recently noted how Artificial Intelligence was used to sift through a clinical database of more than five million patients to predict their risk of The post A Case Study in Creating Fresh, Meaningful Content on the “Latest” Research appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Building a Successful Dental Team: Insights from Dr. William Chen

Dentistry Gone Digital

Today, Dr. William Chen, a seasoned dentist and entrepreneur, shares his insights and experiences in scaling his dental practice and building a successful dental team. Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. William Chen Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH Let’s explore the challenges of building a successful dental practice and the mistakes that can occur along the way.

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Physicians Fill Gaps Left by Dental Deserts

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental deserts have long been a problem in the United States, where private practice dentists, most of whom carry tremendous dental school debt, tend to set up shop in cities and suburbs composed of residents who can afford their services. This leaves rural and low-income areas with few to no providers. This gap in dental services can lead to severe health consequences for those living in these dental deserts.

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Helping Your Child Through Those Major Dental Milestones

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

As parents, one of our primary concerns is ensuring the health and well-being of our children. Their dental health is no exception. From the appearance of the first tooth to the day they get their braces off, each stage of your child’s dental development brings new challenges and questions. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we understand these dental milestones and are here to guide you through them with expertise and care.

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Untangling the truth: User engagement with misinformation in toothache-related Facebook posts

Dental News and Technology

Community Dent Health. 2024 Apr 9. doi: 10.1922/CDH_00190Menezes06. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objective: Social media is a platform for sharing views on aspects of life, including oral health. This study aimed to characterize Facebook posts related to toothache information. Methods: Two independent investigators retrieved 500 English-language posts with the highest level of interaction using CrowdTangleTM and analyzed their facticity, motivation, author's profile, content, sentiment, and t

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Intraoral Indications of Dermal Filler Adverse Events

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION: WHAT EVERY DENTIST SHOULD KNOW Even if you don’t place dermal fillers, every dentist should be aware of filler complications that can manifest in the oral cavity. In fact, when a patient presents with unexplained intraoral tissue slough or necrosis with a recent history of dermal filler treatment, vascular compromise should be included as a differential diagnosis.

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5 Excellent Oral Surgeon Reputation Management Strategies

My Social Practice

The Key to Oral Surgeon Reputation Management Savvy dental professionals know that the oral surgery marketing landscape is changing. Patients are just as likely to call an oral surgeon after performing a Google search as they are to contact a practice following a referral. As a specialist, the tricky part of attracting new patients is making your practice stand out to people who aren’t aware of the intricacies of your area of expertise.