January, 2022

Make the Most of Your Investment: 5 Budget-Friendly Marketing Tips for 2022

Oral Health Group

We’ve all heard, “it takes money to make money.” That is true of any business, including a dental practice.

Things to consider when looking for a dental associate position

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. There are many, many factors to consider when looking for your next associate position. While the unicorn may be out there – your perfect job – it’s important to know your non-negotiables as well as what you are willing to compromise on in a dental associate position.

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Is AI ready to hit the big time in dentistry?

Dr. Bicuspid

Is dentistry ready for artificial intelligence (AI)? Or rather, is AI ready to be applied to dentistry outside of academic and research settings? AI shows promise, but its use in dentistry still lags behind AI in clinical medicine, according to research published online January 3 in Dentistry Review.

Identity Dental Marketing Offers “Jump Start” Success Package

Identity Dental

TAMPA, Fla., January 7, 2022/PRNewswire/ — Identity Dental Marketing is now offering a “Jump Start to Success” dental marketing and branding package. The company’s talented team works with dental practices to develop a strong business brand and marketing strategy.

Your Best Business Decision for 2022: Invest in You!

Dental Peers

Here we are starting off a new year. Sadly, it feels like more of the same. The pandemic is still raging as a new variant has taken off. That means all the talk is on boosters, restrictions on public gatherings and shut downs!

Pacific Dental Services Partners with Commonwealth Primary Care ACO to Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Medical Expenses of ACO's Medicare Patient Population

Dental News and Technology

First-of-its-kind partnership will leverage medical-dental care integration to improve health outcomes and reduce medical expenses for the ACO's patient population in Arizona. IRVINE, CALIF. ,

Social Media Marketing – What Works and What Doesn’t

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post Social Media Marketing – What Works and What Doesn’t appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Imaging aids removal of dentures from woman's bowel

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging aided in the retrieval of dentures from the bowel of a mentally competent 52-year-old woman who unknowingly swallowed them, according to a case report published online January 28 in the International Journal of Surgery Open.

How to Keep Your Content Fresh to Google

Clicc Media

How do I keep my content up to date so that Google sees it? Web content becomes stale with time, making your web content less likely to be discovered. Fortunately, there are simple strategies for keeping your material current so that Google can continue to find you.

2021 Year in Review

Med Rank Interactive

Happy New Year, one and all! The start of a new year is a great time for reflection, giving thanks, and sharing good news. As we welcome 2022, let’s look back on the growth and accomplishments that the past year has brought to our team. Here are our top moments from 2021!

Evaluation of the ability of adhesives with antibacterial and remineralization functions to prevent secondary caries in vivo

Dental News and Technology

Published: 23 January 2022 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022 ) details Abstract Objective The bonding interface of dental filling therapy is the weak point in resisting secondary caries.

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6 Marketing Ideas to Boost Revenue for Your Dental Office

Oral Health Group

Dental marketing is a tricky thing. You don’t want to bombard your patients with ads, but you do need to get their attention in some way.

How one bad experience can destroy your entire dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: David Rice. At 53 years of age, I’d like to tell you I’ve grown up. I really would. However, not so much. Sitcoms and stupid movies still win in my world. That said, what aging has afforded me in addition to the gray hairs is this. There is ALWAYS a great lesson to be learned.

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Why AI for incoming call data can boost practice revenue

Dr. Bicuspid

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here, and it can help you grow your practice revenue, writes Peerlogic Chief Technology Officer Ana Tomboulian. Tomboulian explains the basics of conversational analytics and how it can address real practice pain points.

Current Research on Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste Efficacy and Safety

Ask The Dentist

Image licensed under Creative Commons by MDPI. Last Updated January 2022. This is a current list of every study we’ve found on the safety and efficacy of hydroxyapatite toothpaste. We created this to be a resource for the functional dentist community, so feel free to bookmark it, share it widely with your patients, and email us if you have a study to add. I must give credit to Jacqueline Carcaramo, RDH who inspired this idea.

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Free Dental Practice Management Webinar for Specialists/Residents

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

Click to register: [link]. January 22, 2022 11:00 a.m. Eastern. David Schwab, Ph.D. presents: “The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be.”

Antiplaque and antigingivitis efficacy of medicated and non-medicated sugar-free chewing gum as adjuncts to toothbrushing: systematic review and network meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Review Published: 24 January 2022 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objective This network meta-analysis (NMA) assessed the antiplaque and anti-inflammatory efficacy of different sugar-free chewing gums (SFCG) as adjuncts to toothbrushing.

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An Idiot’s Guide to Esthetics

Oral Health Group

The next 9 posts will deal with different esthetic principles. These can be used for smile design, esthetic soft tissue procedures, orthodontic evaluation, or even just restoring a single anterior tooth.

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Healthcare Real Estate – Leasing vs. Buying

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dan Gleissner, CARR. One of the most common questions healthcare providers ask regarding their practice’s real estate is, “ Should I purchase or lease my office space?”. Many providers are quick to assume that, since they own their home, they should also own their office space.

Do's and don'ts for staff success

Dr. Bicuspid

As brilliant as Bill Gates is, he did not build Microsoft into a tech giant all by himself. Your practice is no different, and the strength of your team starts with you. Taking the time to build a team that meets high expectations will greatly help your success, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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Communication in dentistry: a philosophical perspective

ASDA Blog

There is evidence that effective communication practices lead to higher quality patient outcomes, such as greater satisfaction, greater understanding and recall, lower costs of care, better compliance with prevention and treatment protocols, and even better treatment outcomes (1, 2, 3, 4).

How Long Does a Root Canal Last?

Phoenix Endodontist

The benefits of a root canal treatment when you have a tooth that is infected or injured are significant. First and foremost, you keep your tooth.

Launca Scanners Official US launch, Chicago Feb 24-26

Dental News and Technology

Launca Medical is thrilled to announce its official US debut at this year's Chicago midwinter meeting Feb 24-26th The primary Launca 20x20 booth will be in Chicago's McCormick Place West building Booth #5034 , as well we have a booth in the LMT Lab Day meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Your Best Business Decision for 2022: Invest in You!

Oral Health Group

Here we are starting off a new year. Sadly, it feels like more of the same. The pandemic is still raging as a new variant has taken off. That means all the talk is on boosters, restrictions on public gatherings … The post Your Best Business Decision for 2022: Invest in You!

Dentists should assess your local hospitalization capacity as Omicron surge drags on

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Margaret Scarlett, DMD. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is driving a national surge in COVID-19 cases, serious illness, and hospitalizations.

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Pandemic aftershocks worse for dentists

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental professionals already had greater mental health and stress-related medical vulnerabilities than other healthcare professionals. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and amplified the risks, according to a presenter at the 2022 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston.

Leadership – from the ASDA University of Puerto Rico chapter perspective

ASDA Blog

Since day one in dental school, I knew I wanted to be a member of ASDA. I had heard so much about how it advocates for students, helps mold leadership skills and provides a community of peers going through the same challenges you are going through and help each other.

Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA

The Social Care Elf

Andy Bell summarises a new BIGSPD report on out-of-area placements for people with a personality disorder published today, which confirms that discriminatory treatment of people diagnosed with personality disorders is costly both to the people concerned and their families and to the health and care system.

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Leading D2C Teeth Aligner Company Candid Closes DTC Business and Goes All-In on Dentist Network Model, CandidPro

Dental News and Technology

[NEW YORK, NEW YORK] January 24, 2022 - Candid, a clear aligner leader, announces that it is closing down its direct-to-consumer business as well as all 45 Candid Studios.

Verywell Health names Patterson Dental ‘Best Overall Dental Supply Company’

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 1 Minute, 1 Second. A new survey from Verywell Health ranks Patterson Dental as the ‘ Best Overall Dental Supply Company ‘ of 2021.

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Dental Assistant Requirements: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Kentucky

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

Social media is not optional in 2022

Dr. Bicuspid

Social media is no longer something that's just nice to have for a practice. It's an essential way to tell your dental practice's story and reach new patients, according to Tim Vassilakos, senior director of strategic business operations for Henry Schein.

From Lebanon to Arizona: Falling into dentistry

ASDA Blog

Growing up in Kfarhazir, Lebanon, I have always counted on my family for support. They are the reason why I am in my final year of dental school in the United States, graduating with a dual degree in dentistry and a master’s in public health in May.

Pursuing New Avenues of Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Amanda LaPean, RDH, BA. Amanda LaPean, RDH, BA, began her journey into the field of dental hygiene via the practice of massage therapy. Says LaPean, “ I really enjoyed this practice, but felt I could make more impact on patients’ lives being more specific and prevention related.”.

VOCO Retraction Paste

Dental News and Technology

VOCO launches a unique retraction paste with custom tip and 2-stage viscosity Introducing VOCO Retraction Paste, an astringent paste with aluminum chloride that effectively widens and dries the gingival s ulcus, creating the id eal conditions for accurate an d successful conventional or digital impression s.

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A child’s first dental visit: How to create a positive experience for a lifetime of good oral health

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 52 Second. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month , which aims to encourage healthcare providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and their families.

Dental Associate Contract: The first contract for the dental graduate

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen, CPA/CVA. After finally graduating from dental school and taking any additional courses that might be needed where the potential associateship is being offered, the job now is waiting for those qualified to work.