March, 2024

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Bridging Gaps: Collaborative Effort Transforms Rural West Virginia’s Dental Landscape

Dentistry Today

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition and Harmony Health Foundation have joined forces to revolutionize oral health care accessibility in rural West Virginia. With generous grant funding support from the Institute for Technology in Health Care (ITHC), this initiative aims to harness the power of technology to overcome barriers to dental care access.

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The Power of Oxygen-Ozone Therapy

Queen of Dental Hygiene

As dental professionals, our goal is to help enable our patient to have a healthy oral cavity. One of the very best tools in our dental therapeutic toolbox is unknown to most of the dental profession. It is not a medicine but rather the essence of life itself- oxygen- but even better- super oxygen- in the form of oxygen-ozone therapy. It is the safest medical therapy ever derived, it plays an important role in health, healing, and our wellbeing.

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Google Hides Competitor Spend, Allowing for Higher Profit Margins… for them!

Identity Dental

Grace Rizza here, CEO of Identity Dental Marketing, coming at you with some insights into the ever-evolving world of online advertising, particularly in the realm of Google Ads. So, remember the good old days when we could peek over our competitors’ shoulders, so to speak, and gauge their ad spend to inform our own budget […] The post Google Hides Competitor Spend, Allowing for Higher Profit Margins… for them!

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Beta-defensin index: A functional biomarker for oral cancer detection

Dental News and Technology

Cell Reports Mediine Access Published: March 04, 2024 DOI: [link] Summary There is an unmet clinical need for a non-invasive and cost-effective test for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) that informs clinicians when a biopsy is warranted. Human beta-defensin 3 (hBD-3), an epithelial cell-derived anti-microbial peptide, is pro-tumorigenic and overexpressed in early-stage OSCC compared to hBD-2.

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How to Discover Occlusal Muscle Disorders

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Learn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the key components of a complete exam is the palpation of the masticatory muscles. During this part of the exam, we are looking for signs of muscle tenderness or pain. This pain is an indication of hyperactivity resulting from incoordinated muscle activity caused by a build-up of lactic acid due to the muscle(s) being over

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How to Cultivate a Culture of Safety in Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

When you run a dental practice, the safety of your patients and employees must be your top concern. Your patients should leave your office feeling The post How to Cultivate a Culture of Safety in Your Dental Practice appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Top 5 Reasons “Why I Dental”

Dentistry Today

Dental Lifeline Network Volunteers From Across the Country Share Their ‘Why’ Oral health care is not always easily accessible to those facing health challenges or that have disabilities. Dental Lifeline Network’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program helps individuals who are unable to afford treatment receive the dental care they need. Their new campaign “Why I Dental” encourages dentists to live their ‘Why’ and do good together through volunteering with Dental Lifeline Network.

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Ensuring Client Security: A Look into Identity Dental Marketing’s Robust Protocols

Identity Dental

In today’s digital age, the security of sensitive data is paramount, especially in industries like healthcare where patient confidentiality is mandated by law. Identity Dental Marketing understands the critical nature of safeguarding our clients’ information and has implemented a comprehensive array of measures to ensure the highest level of security.

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Industry-Wide Dental Awards Program Announces 2024 Winners at Annual Red Carpet Gala in Dallas, Texas

Dental News and Technology

Dallas, TX; March 2, 2024 – The Denobi Awards, an industry-wide dental awards program celebrating outstanding individuals and dental teams, held its fourth annual red-carpet gala today and named 10 individuals and two dental teams as recipients. The Denobi Awards Gala is the premier celebration recognizing and honoring excellence in dentistry and is focused on honoring “unsung heroes” from all roles in dentistry – those who’ve made outstanding contributions to the world-wide dental industry.

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Importance of Financial Planning for Dentists: 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP As dental professionals, you dedicate your lives to ensuring the oral health and well-being of your patients. However, amidst the rigors of running a successful practice, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of sound financial planning. Unfortunately, many dentists fall into common traps that can hinder their long-term financial success.

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How to Market this In-demand Service: Botox® and Other Injectable Treatments

Oral Health Group

Communicate specific certifications, licensing, and experience with the particular product that you offer. Some consumers may be new to these treatments at the dentist’s office. The post How to Market this In-demand Service: Botox® and Other Injectable Treatments appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Proclaim is Now Shipping

Dentistry Today

Proclaim is now shipping, and user feedback has been great! Proclaim users are loving the automated and personalized, 7 second, 360 degree deep cleaning. Proclaim now has a dental industry special discount of $300 off the $899 list price. This is a limited time offer and a great way to get Proclaim for yourself at a steep discount. If you want the discount code, please send an email to david@proclaimhealth.com.

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The Hard Conversations Around Accountability: (Spoiler) They Do NOT Have to be as Hard as You Think!

Dental Peers

One of the hardest aspects of being the CEO of your practice is holding your team accountable when their performance is not measuring up. Let’s face it, most dentists try to be people pleasers. They want their patients to be happy. They want their team to be happy. Conversations about poor performance can be hard. They can be very emotional and lead to one thing we never like to see in a dental office – unhappy faces!

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Enhancing Precision: Identity Dental Marketing’s Technological Leap with Google Analytics

Identity Dental

In the dynamic world of digital marketing, precision is paramount. For Identity Dental Marketing, ensuring that every data point counts has always been a top priority. Today, we are thrilled to announce a significant leap forward in our commitment to accuracy and effectiveness: the integration of cutting-edge technology into our Google Analytics processes.

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Recognizing a Major Patient Education Problem–Illiteracy

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old–about 130 million people–lack proficiency in literacy. These individuals have a reading aptitude below the sixth-grade level. There are numerous reasons for this shocking statistic: poor education, learning difficulties, learning English as a second language, or simply lack of exposure to English.

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Help…My Dental Assistant is Always Late!

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was able to effectively mold me into their dream dental assistant. Being “On Time” as Dental Assistants Once upon a time, I thought on time was arriving on time , but in dentistry, as you know on time is actually late!

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Tips for Content Creation Strategies That Get Results

Oral Health Group

Nurture savvy technological investments Technology is an undeniable force in our day-to-day lives and within dentistry – so much so that the Canadian Dental Association The post Tips for Content Creation Strategies That Get Results appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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medmix Wins German Patent Infringement Complaint Against Kettenbach/Xinial Dental Mixing System

Dentistry Today

medmix has won a major victory in the German patent infringement litigation against the Kettenbach/Xinial dental mixing system. The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (OLG Düsseldorf) announced on February 1, 2024, in an appeal judgment, that the Kettenbach/Xinial dental mixing system infringes the German part of medmix’s European Patent EP2485852B1 (docket no.: I-15 U 17/23).

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Overview, Trends, and Collaboration on Immunization, Vaccination, and Immunomodulation Therapies for Periodontitis: A Scientometric Study

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Prac. 2024 Feb 1;25(2):128-133. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3641. Abstract Aim: To identify patterns and trends in the field of immunization, vaccination, and immunomodulation therapies for periodontitis. Materials and methods: Metadata were collected from the Scopus database on publications related to these topics from January 1986 to February 2024.

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AACD 2024 National Harbor, DC: Celebrating 16 Years of Dental Marketing Excellence with Rosemont Media

Rosemont Review

Rosemont Media CEO Keith Humes announces the dental marketing agency’s attendance at the 2024 AACD Conference, marking the firm’s sixteenth year as an exhibitor. San Diego, CA – Rosemont Media, the premier digital marketing agency specializing in the dental industry, is excited to announce its participation in the 40th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Scientific Session at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

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Make the Best First Impression — Save Time for You and Your New Patients in Denticon

Planet DDS

There are many reasons why people hesitate to find a new dental practice. Often, the reason is that they don’t know who to go to or who to trust. But often, they just feel that it is a hassle. Calling the new dental office to schedule the first appointment can take too much time. Then, there are the endless forms, consent agreements, and insurance information to fill out.

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Scariest Clinical Mistake with Dr. Jennifer Bell

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bell Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jennifer Bell, a full-time practicing dentist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Bell is known for her involvement in organized dentistry and as a co-host on the podcast “ Dentists IN the Know. “ We discuss her experiences in the dental field and a clinical mistake that she made early in her career.

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Utilizing Email for Dental Professionals to Stay Ahead of Social Listening Trends

Oral Health Group

Are you ready to unlock the untapped potential of social media for your dental business? Traditional advertising methods may not always yield the desired results The post Utilizing Email for Dental Professionals to Stay Ahead of Social Listening Trends appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Ten @ 10 – Dr. John Flucke and the NEW Philips Sonicare Teeth Whitening Kits

Dentistry Today

Our editor-in-chief, Dr. Paul Feuerstein, was recently able to interview Dr. John Flucke about teeth whitening. Specifically, they dove into the NEW Philips Sonicare Teeth Whitening Kits. This new offering from Philips Sonicare provides a safe, easy, and effective way for patients to get brighter smiles in three days from the comfort of home. These kits contain dentist-developed, enamel-safe whitening gel, and they’re proven to whiten up to five shades after nine uses.

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Impact of Various Treatments on Survival Rates of Cracked Teeth

The Dental Elf

Key findings: Cracked teeth syndrome has a high survival rate if diagnosed and managed appropriately. Cracked teeth that underwent root canal treatment (RCT) had slightly lower survival than teeth with vital dental pulp. Full crown coverage of cracked teeth with RCT is crucial for their survival. Introduction Cracked tooth syndrome is a dental condition where [read the full story.

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Precision vs. Convenience: A Deep Dive into Dental Marketing Approaches

Rosemont Review

In the ever-twisting world of dental marketing, one thing’s for certain: the game has changed, and digital strategies are in the lead. Nowadays, attracting new patients and keeping the regulars coming back for more isn’t just about providing top-notch dental care; it’s about making sure they swipe right on your practice in the vast dating pool that is the internet.

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Periodontal Bacteria Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recent study published in Gut, a BMJ Journal , highlights the alarming connection between oral bacteria, particularly Porphyromonas gingivalis , and the acceleration of pancreatic cancer development. Led by Gabriel Nussbaum, MD, PhD, from the Institute of Biomedical and Oral Research at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, the research delves into the intricate relationship between oral microbiota and pancreatic cancer.

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Financial Mistake of Chasing Tax Breaks with Dr. Bell

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bell Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH Today, we speak with Dr. Jennifer Bell, who candidly discusses a financial mistake she made in her career and how it relates to taxes. Join us as we explore the often-overlooked aspects of dental finances and their implications on a dentist’s practice and personal life.

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The Hard Conversations Around Accountability: (Spoiler) They Do NOT Have to be as Hard as You Think!

Oral Health Group

One of the hardest aspects of being the CEO of your practice is holding your team accountable when their performance is not measuring up. Let’s The post The Hard Conversations Around Accountability: (Spoiler) They Do NOT Have to be as Hard as You Think! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Benevis Report Emphasizes the Need to Prioritize Adolescent Dental Health

Dentistry Today

Benevis, a leading dental healthcare and orthodontics delivery organization committed to providing quality care to underserved communities, announces the release of its report, “The Impact of Neglected Adolescent Dental Care on Adult Health.” In support of World Oral Health Day this March 20, 2024, the paper highlights pertinent research and data on the continuing need for clinical providers and families to reinforce positive dental health habits and orthodontic care from the ages of

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Eaglesoft: 7 Reasons Why It’s Essential for Managing a Dental Practice

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 5 Minute, 20 Second When Whitnee Baldwin agreed to come on board as office manager for a dental start-up 6 years ago, she did so with two stipulations. She wanted to be able to hire good people, and she would only work for the start-up if the dentist agreed to use Eaglesoft for the practice management software.

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Dental Website Design: Cookie-Cutter vs. Custom

Rosemont Review

A great way to reach current and potential patients is by having a strong and engaging website. That can be achieved through a tailored website design and marketing strategies that speak to what your practice offers and the environment you create for those coming in for dental care. At Rosemont Media, we work with a variety of dental providers to help them increase their online presence, website traffic, and overall brand exposure.

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Paralyzed Dental Hygienist Returns to Patient Care Thanks to Her Employer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Katja Delevar, RDH, a dental hygienist in Vancouver, Washington, faced a life-altering accident during a solo motorcycle ride in July 2022. Following a severe injury that left her a T6 paraplegic, with significant damage to her chest and back, Delevar underwent a grueling 3-month recovery period. Despite her physical challenges, Delevar was determined to return to her profession.

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Considerations of Treatment Planning a Maxillary Implant Prosthesis

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Learn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com When we have patients with an existing maxillary denture who want to transition to some type of implant prosthesis, there are many things to consider when we are treatment planning these types of cases.

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Dental Practice Vs. Practitioner Listings: Understanding Google My Business Local SEO

My Social Practice

Google My Business Local SEO For Dentists When looking for a nearby service, you probably head to Google to search. You’re not alone; most of us are familiar with Google Maps and its usefulness in finding the best local Thai food, for example. Unsurprisingly, prospective patients searching for a new dentist spend a lot of time perusing Google Business Profiles, making them an excellent dental marketing tool.

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5 Ways to Increase Practice Production

Dentistry Today

This post presents five recommendations. Implementing any or all of these suggestions will enhance your practice performance and increase your production. Work towards creating Five-Star Customer Service in your practice. Nothing impresses patients like a practice that exceeds others. In this case, by “others,” I do not mean only other dental practices.

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Influence Your Boss: 4 Tips for Dental Office Managers

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 5 Minute, 25 Second As a dental practice office manager, you have both a bird’s-eye-view of the practice and a sense of its everyday challenges. You see the gaps in efficiency and productivity, and you’re aware of available solutions for office investment. You constantly think about how to make the practice better, but how do you convince your boss, the dentist, to agree with you?