October, 2023

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Occlusal Wear: Is It Advancing? How Fast?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD I ask the question “Is wear normal?” at almost every lecture I do on occlusion. Usually, the response is a small number of mumbled replies. A good follow-up question is “How many eighty-five-year-old patients have you seen with mamelons?” I hope you are thinking not many if any at all. So, yes, tooth wear of some amount is normal.

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5 Ways Pediatric Practice Marketing Differs from General Dental Practice Marketing

Identity Dental

5 Ways Pediatric Practice Marketing Differs from General Dental Practice Marketing As a specialized dental practice that focuses on children, pediatric dental practices require a unique marketing approach to attract and retain patients. In this article, we will explore five ways in which pediatric practice marketing differs from general dental practice marketing.

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Dental Startups vs. Practice Acquisition: Making the Right Decision

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Tanya Sue Maestas As a dental professional, the decision to start your own practice or acquire an existing practice is a crucial one. Both options have their pros and cons, and it ultimately depends on your personal goals and vision for your dental career. In this article, we will explore the insights shared by Jonathan Miller , a dental business expert, on the topic of startups versus practice acquisition.

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To Delegate or Not to Delegate: That IS Still the Question

Dental Peers

Welcome to the last category of management tasks that we will consider for delegation. Over the last 4 months, we have looked at how to delegate tasks in a way that ensures there is ongoing accountability. This is critical to your role as CEO as without that accountability you can never feel confident that you are receiving the information you require to effectively guide your practice.

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University of the Pacific Collaborating With Stanford

Dentistry Today

The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is collaborating with Stanford University on an ambitious program aimed at bridging the gap between biomedical research and clinical practice. University of the Pacific Collaborating With Stanford A $3.8 million grant was recently awarded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to fund the Pacific-Stanford PRIMED Program.

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How to Best Protect Your Site from Hacking

Clicc Media

Imagine your website is like a fortress; hackers always look for a way in. You wouldn’t leave your castle’s gate wide open, right? Protecting your site from hacking is like fortifying your defenses. It’s about building solid walls and setting up guards to keep the bad guys out. Think of it as locking your doors, […] The post How to Best Protect Your Site from Hacking appeared first on Clicc Media Inc.

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Effects of premolar extraction and orthodontic treatment in adolescents - a retrospective cephalometric study

Dental News and Technology

Acta Odontol Scand. 2023 Oct 13:1-9. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2023.2267145. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the cephalometric effects of premolar extraction on skeletal and dental parameters, and on the soft tissues, in patients subsequently treated with fixed appliances. Prevalence and severity of external apical root resorption due to premolar extraction were also examined.

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High Employee Turnover? What’s Going Wrong? 

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Hannah Crowell A dental office may experience high employee turnover for various reasons, which can negatively impact the overall functioning of the practice. Top Causes of High Employee Turnover Here are some potential reasons why your dental office may have high staff turnover: 1. Low Compensation Dentists and hygienists invest significant time and money in their education and training.

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The Spookiest Dental Marketing Story You Will Ever Hear

My Social Practice

Spooky Story Telling by Megan Nielsen Hello to all our fellow dental marketing enthusiasts out there! We had a chilling experience during our recent online company meeting, and trust us, it’s not for the faint-hearted. Our team, always up for a challenge, decided to regale one another with the eeriest, spine-tingling dental marketing stories we could muster.

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Do You Have the “Right Stuff” to Grow Your Practice?

Dentistry Today

There’s an old adage in business that says, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” To some extent, this rings true, as without growth, others may seize opportunities that rightfully belong to you. So, logically, you should always be in pursuit of growth, right? At least that’s what you’ve come to believe. You think about bringing on an associate to your practice, adding more new patients to the schedule, and hiring additional team members, and you’

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University of Maine Expands Its Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant Programs

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Thanks to a generous $665,000 grant from Northeast Delta Dental, the University of Maine clinic in Lewiston is set to undergo significant expansion. This grant will not only enhance education programs and facility resources but will also double the capacity for teaching students in dental assistant and dental hygiene programs. The expansion aims to ensure that vulnerable populations, as well as all Maine residents, have access to essential dental services, including prevention-based therapies.

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Perioperative analgesic efficacy and adverse events of fentanyl in dentistry: A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Oral Dis. 2023 Oct 13. doi: 10.1111/odi.14773. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: To assess the efficacy and adverse events linked to the utilization of fentanyl for perioperative pain management in dentistry. Methods: This systematic review of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) adhered to the PRISMA guidelines and incorporated various databases.

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Brush Day

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 2 Minute, 49 Second Join Patterson Dental as we celebrate National Brush Day ! An awareness and marketing campaign from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, National Brush Day is all about promoting the importance of children’s oral health. Observed in the United States on November 1—the day after Halloween—the goal of National Brush Day is to “reinforce the importance of children’s oral health and promote good tooth-brushing habits recommended by

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Dental Practice Ownership: Critical Mistakes New Dentists Make

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Tanya Sue Maestas In this article, Jonathan Miller shares valuable insights into the critical mistakes he has observed dentists make and provides guidance on navigating the startup and acquisition process. Mistake 1: Not Understanding the Importance of Where to Start One common mistake dentists make is not having a clear starting point in their journey toward dental practice ownership.

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Supernumerary Wisdom Teeth – A Comprehensive Guide

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A Review Of Supernumerary Wisdom Teeth Supernumerary wisdom teeth, also known as "extra" or "accessory" wisdom teeth, are a fascinating and relatively rare dental anomaly that has intrigued both dental professionals and curious individuals alike. These additional third molars emerge in excess of the typical four wisdom teeth most people have, creating unique challenges and complications in oral health.

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Denti.AI Earns FDA Clearance for Breakthrough Dental AI Solutions

Dentistry Today

Denti.AI, a pioneer in leveraging Artificial Intelligence for dental pathology detection, odontogram, and periodontal charting automation, proudly announces the 510(k) clearance by the FDA of its innovative product, Denti.AI Detect. This state-of-the-art imaging solution is engineered to aid dental professionals in identifying prevalent dental diseases such as caries, periapical lesions, and bone loss from dental x-rays.

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Burnout Common Among Oral Health Professionals During COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recent report by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center at the University at Albany Center for Health Workforce Studies in New York has shed light on the prevalence and effects of stress among oral health professionals working in nonprofit dental facilities serving disadvantaged populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic intensified burnout issues among healthcare professionals, including those in oral health, due to the risk of COVID-19 infection.

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The prevalence of the failure of fixed orthodontic bonded retainers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2023 Oct 12:cjad047. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjad047. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: To systematically assess the scientific literature for the prevalence of failure rate of fixed orthodontic bonded retainer (FOBR). Method: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and prospective non-RCTs involving participants who had FOBR fitted were included.

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Best Practice for Responding to Dental Google Reviews

My Social Practice

Learn Tips on Responding to Dental Google Reviews Dentists: If there was only one thing that you had time to do to participate in marketing your practice, what would it be? If you said “responding to reviews” then you’re either a genius or you’ve already read the title of this article! Many dental practices say that they simply don’t have time to respond to patient reviews, whether they’re on Google, Facebook, HealthGrades, or another online forum.

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Dental Practice Ownership: Critical Mistakes New Dentists Make

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Tanya Sue Maestas In this article, Jonathan Miller shares valuable insights into the critical mistakes he has observed dentists make and provides guidance on navigating the startup and acquisition process. Mistake 1: Not Understanding the Importance of Where to Start One common mistake dentists make is not having a clear starting point in their journey toward dental practice ownership.

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What Happens To Teeth Under Veneers?

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What Do Teeth Look Like Under Dental Veneers? Dental veneers, renowned for their ability to enhance smiles by concealing imperfections, have become a popular cosmetic solution for individuals seeking a flawless set of teeth. These thin, custom-made shells, typically crafted from porcelain or composite resin, are designed to cover the front surface of teeth, effectively transforming their appearance.

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Pandemic Impact: Decline in Preventive Oral Health Services Raises Concerns

Dentistry Today

New research from Delta Dental on oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, published recently by the Journal of the American Dental Association , reported a significant decrease in the provision of preventive oral health care services when compared to pre-pandemic levels. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on oral health care use in the United States through December 2021 The study, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on oral health care use in the United States through December 2021 , showed tha

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Study Finds Continued Care Tied to Safety Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers examined the connection between COVID-19 prevention measures and the practice of dentistry in El Salvador and Mexico between 2020 and 2021. The study included 1,719 dentists who answered a 20-question survey about their practices during this period. The results, which were published in Cureus , showed that dental practices that used phone triage, temperature screening, physical distancing, and face shields were more likely to continue providing dental services during the pandemic.

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DENTI.AI PIONEERS FDA-CLEARED PATHOLOGY DETECTION IN BOTH PANORAMIC AND INTRAORAL X-RAYS WITH LAUNCH OF DENTI.AI DETECT

Dental News and Technology

Denti.AI announces the groundbreaking FDA 510(k) clearance of Denti.AI Detect, a revolutionary AI-powered imaging solution, amplifying disease detection capabilities in intra- and extraoral dental radiography and charting automation. TORONTO , Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Denti.AI, a pioneer in leveraging Artificial Intelligence for dental pathology detection, odontogram and periodontal charting automation, proudly announces the 510(k) clearance by the FDA of its innovative product, Denti.AI De

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Mastering Dental Phone Conversion

Patient News

Phone skills are vital to the success of every organization, but learning the ins and outs of dental call handling is quite unique. Team members that answer inbound calls need to be “ON” for all calls. Their job as the practice’s representative is to WOW that new patient and wipe out their need or desire to interview other competitive practices. The post Mastering Dental Phone Conversion appeared first on Patient News.

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How Long Does Medical SEO Take to Work?

Rosemont Review

So you’ve decided to work with an SEO agency to get your website higher in search results. You’re probably wondering how long before you see the impact — it’s a question many medical and dental practices have when wanting to grow their practice. Unfortunately, search engine optimization is not a quick solution that you can do once and be done with. Getting measurable growth in your website traffic and leads requires an ongoing medical SEO strategy that’s personalized to your industry and evolves

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Teeth Whitening for Kids: How to Whiten Kids Teeth Safely

The Super Dentists

If you find yourself wondering, “Why are my kid’s teeth yellow?” and want to understand how to get your kid’s teeth white safely, The Super Dentists can help. Since so. Read More The post Teeth Whitening for Kids: How to Whiten Kids Teeth Safely appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Big Band Software Acquires Inphonite to Boost Patient Engagement

Dentistry Today

Big Band Software has announced its first acquisition since launching in March of this year. Big Band Software has successfully completed its purchase of Inphonite, the provider of powerful patient engagement software serving dental and medical practices. “Since our launch, we’ve scoured the SaaS landscape for companies that meet all of our criteria and whose potential excites us,” said Kevin McArdle, chief executive officer & co-founder of Big Band Software. “We foun

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South Dakota Opens Application Period for Student Loan Repayment Program

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The South Dakota Department of Health will open the 2023 application period for the State Loan Repayment Program on October 2. This initiative is designed to attract those interested in providing dental and medical care to underserved communities to the state. Qualified healthcare professionals are eligible for student loan reimbursement as long as they commit to serving 2 years in a health professional shortage area of which South Dakota has 104.

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Risk factors associated with periodontal disease and its impact on quality of life among pregnant women

Dental News and Technology

J Obstet Gynaecol. 2023 Dec;43(2):2264382. doi: 10.1080/01443615.2023.2264382. Epub 2023 Oct 13. Abstract Background: Periodontal disease during pregnancy affects maternal oral health and increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, studies on the risk factors for periodontal disease and its impact on oral health-related quality of life in pregnant women in Taiwan are lacking.

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Do Dental School Loans Cover Housing?

The Big Brush

Most students are familiar with the financial challenges of being in school — especially dental school, which can be pricey. Set aside the fact that tuition is high, there’s so much more that goes into the cost of attending dental school. You’ll need books, supplies, equipment, transportation to go back and forth, and of course, you’ll need a place to live.

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Best Plastic Surgery Website Designs for 2023

Rosemont Review

In 2023, it’s important to have a well-designed website that properly conveys your practice’s personality and contains user-friendly features. A custom website design allows you to have more creative control over your site, including its formatting and color scheme, and extend your digital reach to a larger audience. At Rosemont Media, we believe the best plastic surgery website designs give patients a peek into what they can expect from your practice and easy access to the information they’re s

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Halloween Survival Guide for Your Dental Health

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Halloween is an exciting time for millions around the world. Dressing up in costumes, playing tricks, and treating sweets are activities that are eagerly anticipated by many. However, Halloween can be a nightmare for dental health if you don’t take care of your teeth. In this Halloween survival guide, we provide tips to protect your teeth this Halloween and prevent dental problems caused by sugar overload.

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LunaLite Unveils the Launch of the Automated Dental X-Ray Positioner for Dental Practices

Dentistry Today

LunaLite Dental, a leading dental technology company, is proud to unveil the latest innovation in dental care—the LunaLite automated laser-guided dental x-ray positioner. This cutting-edge device is set to revolutionize the way dental x-rays are taken, providing a more efficient and comfortable experience for both dental professionals and patients. The LunaLite device represents a significant advancement in dental technology, incorporating state-of-the-art features and precision engineering to s

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Expanding Possibilities for the Next Generation of Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Expanding Possibilities for the Next Generation of Dental Hygienists appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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Halitosis: etiology, prevention, and the role of microbiota

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations Published: 16 October 2023 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2023 ) Abstract Objectives This study aims to review halitosis research, discuss its various causes, and propose effective interventions based on the underlying etiologies and mechanisms. The main research question is to identify the primary factors contributing to halitosis and appropriate strategies to address them.

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How do I get bone loss around dental implants?

Implantation Dental Center

How do I get bone loss around dental implants? Bone loss around dental implants can occur due to various reasons, including: Peri-implantitis: This is a common cause of bone loss around dental implants. It is similar to periodontal disease around natural teeth and involves inflammation and infection of the tissues surrounding the implant, including the … How do I get bone loss around dental implants?