June, 2022

5 ways to make your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly

Dr. Bicuspid

Healthcare utilization is lower among the LGBTQ+ community, but there are simple steps dental practices can take to make their practices welcoming for all patients, according to diversity and inclusion advocates Drs. Marita Inglehart and Scott Schwartz.

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Four Essential Elements of Local SEO

Oral Health Group

The post Four Essential Elements of Local SEO appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Practice management Websites blog marketing Practice Management SEO website

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5 ways to quit a dental practice with grace

Dentistry Gone Digital

By David Rice, DDS. Breaking up is never easy … for anyone. It’s also not something to take lightly. I see way too many threads on social media where one thing isn’t perfect and a young dentist or dental team member is out. That’s not cool.

SmileFast come take the course! Nationwide courses are available.

Dental News and Technology

6 Composite Veneers in 60 minutes The Revolution in Composite Veneers has begun!! The sensational new system has swept the UK and Australia by storm and has finally reached the USA and Canada “The most exciting concept and system to hit dentistry in the last 15 years.

The Complete Guide to Sugar

Ask The Dentist

We are programmed to love sugar, yet with quantities in the modern diet, sugar has become toxic. Here’s everything you need to know about sugar and sweeteners to indulge safely. As a dentist, I get asked a lot about sugar.

Paid Advertisements for Orthodontists: Things to Know

Med Rank Interactive

Having an online presence is essential for all businesses, including orthodontic practices. Google searches, websites, and social media are how patients find providers and services for themselves and their families.

4 ways to grow your practice with insurance alternatives

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental insurance alternatives like dental savings plans can help practices increase revenue, writes Jenn Stoll. Stoll offers four ways that these benefits can help provide for your practice and patients. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Connecting with patients through marketing in 2022.

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The hidden cost to acquire a dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen. A dental school graduate that has worked as an associate and learned from a mentor or owner may now be looking for that first dental practice acquisition.

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Techniques for Extraction Socket Regeneration for Alveolar Ridge Preservation

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2022 Feb 1;23 Abstract Background: Alveolar bone undergoes volumetric changes after extraction due to physiologic bone remodeling.

Teeth Whitening at Home: 9 Ways to Whiten Teeth & Prevent Future Stains

Ask The Dentist

The post Teeth Whitening at Home: 9 Ways to Whiten Teeth & Prevent Future Stains appeared first on Ask the Dentist

Economic Challenges Ahead

Dental Peers

It seems like it has been forever since we could turn on the news and see anything remotely positive.

More Americans seeking oral care in emergency departments

Dr. Bicuspid

An increasing number of Americans are relying on the emergency department (ED) for oral healthcare. From 1997 to 2007, the use of EDs to treat caries, periodontitis, and other conditions increased annually by 4%, according to data published June 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

The Benefits of Dental Health Professionals Undertaking Online Training

Oral Health Group

Online training for dental health professionals is more affordable than face-to-face training. This could help to resolve the shortage of 4,000 dental professionals that’s predicted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Online dental training has increased over the past two years.

Misconceptions about Dental Insurance

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Teresa Duncan. One of the big issues that new dentists face is learning the ins and outs of insurance — it’s a lot of paperwork! A lot of dentists find themselves confused fighting a mountain of red tape. 4 Common Dental Insurance Misconceptions.

Cellerant Announces the 2022 Best of Class Hygiene Award Winners

Dental News and Technology

Washington, DC; June 2 9 , 202 2 — Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the 20 2 2 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award winners. “

Mind Your Mouth: How Mouth Health Influences Brain Health

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Hello Wonderful Readers! June 11 at 8 AM PT I will be presenting a live online continuing education course for Young Dental. It is titled Mind Your Mouth: How Oral Health Influences Brain Health. It is open to everyone. It’s FREE!!! Please click the blue highlighed words below.

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Sinus Drainage & Pain After a Root Canal Procedure

Ask The Dentist

Root Canal Question: I had a root canal last Monday. Shortly after I returned home from the dentist, I leaned over and had a sudden gush of watery substance drain from my left nostril. It smelled just like the sodium hypochlorite that the dentist used to flush my roots. The drainage continued several times that evening. The following day, nearly 24 hours later, I was bending over and moving boxes and it happened again, this time yellow. The drainage amounted to about a teaspoon.

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Dental practice bans patients weighing more than 280 lb

Dr. Bicuspid

A dental practice in the U.K. will no longer treat patients who weigh 127 kg (about 280 lb) or more to prevent them from damaging their expensive dental chairs again, according to recent news reports. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Are sugar taxes actually effective?

Don’t Be So Serious: Tips for Using Humour in Dental Marketing

Oral Health Group

Is your dental practice’s blog following waning, your social media engagement rate low, or your website content lacklustre? What is missing? The answer could be a good laugh! Research has proven humour to be an effective marketing technique.

How to Best Work with Patients on Clear Aligners

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Allison Lacoursiere. Clear aligners have made themselves incredibly important to our industry in a very short span of time. Knowing how to work transparently with patients, make them aware of the benefits of orthodontics, and secure a buy-in is essential for today’s dentists.

Roles of Dental Care in Disaster Medicine in Japan

Dental News and Technology

Published: 25 June Current Oral Health Reports ( 2022) details Abstract Purpose of Review Natural disasters occur frequently in Japan. A disaster medical system was rapidly developed in Japan following the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995.

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Hearts, Minds and Mouths: Defeating Dental Disease the Bio-Logical Way

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Please Join me and learn about having a healthy mouth. Please click on the link below to register and come join me online on June 6th @5 PM ET For Shivan Sarna’s Masterclass and my presentation Hearts, Minds and Mouths: Defeating Dental Disease the Biological Way. link].

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What Are My Rights to My Dental Health Records?

Ask The Dentist

Here I explain what your rights are for getting a copy of your health records from your dentist and exactly how to do it. Without dental records that follow you around for life, your future care will be compromised. Q : My dentist suddenly closed his practice and subsequently transferred his health records and files to another dental practice with which I am not interested in pursuing a relationship.

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Apical periodontitis causes brain abscesses in 7-year-old

Dr. Bicuspid

A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart disease developed multiple brain abscesses caused by an infection from apical periodontitis in his baby teeth, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMC Oral Health.

Technology to Help Your Patients Feel Safe and Comfortable in Your Practice

Oral Health Group

Technology is revolutionizing the dental industry. Particularly since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to rely on technology more than ever before.

Clinic Advice for D3s & D4s

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Starting clinic can come with a lot of conflicting feelings. It is exciting to finally be treating patients, but it can also be a stressful experience. Everyone enters clinic with a different level of confidence, skill, and a unique patient pool.

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Eight-year clinical evaluation of two types of resin composite in non-carious cervical lesions

Dental News and Technology

Published: 25 June 2022 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives In this clinical study, the 8-year clinical performances of a flowable resin composite was compared with that of a conventional resin composite.

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Mind Your Mouth: How Mouth Health Influences Brain Health

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Hello Wonderful Readers! Over 200 folks joined Young Dental’s continuing education class last Saturday, June11th 2022 to hear my presentation “Mind Your Mouth: How the Mouth Influences Brian Health” So many great questions after that talk.

Ask The Dentist - Untitled Article

Ask The Dentist

Unfortunately, our website was affected by a ransomware attack. Our web host has assured us is an “unprecedented security event,” however, two weeks later and they are still unable to reinstate the backups.

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Restoration accuracy hinges on preparation design

Dr. Bicuspid

When it comes to the accuracy of digital scans for complete onlay restorations, preparation design and the type of intraoral scanner used to capture the images matter, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Economic Challenges Ahead

Oral Health Group

It seems like it has been forever since we could turn on the news and see anything remotely positive.

The Real Cost to Acquire a Dental Practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen. The dental school graduate is ready to acquire a dental practice and wants to understand how much it really costs: You have been a dental school graduate for the last five years and have been working as an associate in someone’s dental practice.

The Pankey Institute Announces the Induction of Dr. Lee Ann Brady as a Pankey Master

Dental News and Technology

Recognition as a Pankey Master is the organization's highest honor with the recipient's portrait permanently displayed in the Institute's Master's Hall. KEY BISCAYNE, Fla.

San Diego Moms: What I Learned About My Kid’s Teeth

The Super Dentists

I’ve always thought teeth were high-maintenance. The process of brushing, flossing and gargling while ensuring you do your twice-a-year check-ups can be exhausting. Then, you have children and the work. Read More.

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US Makes Big Push to Eradicate New HIV Infections

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Department of Health and Human Services is spending big money to end the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic by 2030.

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HPI: Dental hygienists, assistants get pay hikes of up to 6%

Dr. Bicuspid

Approximately eight out of 10 dentists recently have given pay raises -- commonly in the range of 4-6% -- to dental hygienists and assistants, according to poll results released in June by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI).

5 signs you should use zirconia dental crowns instead of PFM

Dentistry Blog

Today’s patients request zirconia and porcelain crowns over metal-based crowns because both zirconia and porcelain restorations provide strength and natural aesthetics.