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Dental Expert Reveals the Worst Pancake Toppings for Your Teeth

Dentistry Today

With Pancake Day approaching, dental expert Dr Ferakh Hamid from Aesthetique Dental Care provides expert commentary on the worst pancake toppings for your teeth and how to prevent potential dental issues. Pancake Toppings “Being mindful of the toppings we choose on Pancake Day is crucial for maintaining optimal dental health. High sugar content in toppings like fruit jam, treacle, and caramel can contribute to tooth decay and cavities, emphasising the need for informed choices.” R

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Are You Listening? Yes, There is a Place for Dentists in the Popular Podcasting Space

Oral Health Group

On this blog, we often discuss the importance of consistently dynamic content. That is varied content that incorporates the diverse forms of media available to The post Are You Listening? Yes, There is a Place for Dentists in the Popular Podcasting Space appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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The influence of oral cavity physiological parameters: temperature, pH, and swelling on the performance of denture adhesives - in vitro study

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 24 , Article number: 206 ( 2024 ) Abstract Background The various physical and chemical conditions within the oral cavity are hypothesized to have a significant influence on the behavior of denture adhesives and therefore the overall comfort of denture wearers. As such, this study aims to understand the influence of oral cavity physiological parameters such as temperature (17 to 52 °C), pH (2, 7, 10), and denture adhesive swelling due to saliva (20–120%) on the behavior of

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Changing Vertical Dimension: When is it Safe?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com If you follow The Dawson Academy protocols, altering the vertical dimension is going to be the exception rather than the rule. We can work with the vast majority of patients vertical dimension and still fulfill the five requirements for occlusal stability and get a beautiful esthetic result.

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CDA Presents Returns to Anaheim

Dentistry Today

Experience CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry from May 16 to May 18. Attend 1, 2, or all 3 days of the California Dental Association’s next convention. Gain fresh insights on trending practice management and clinical topics, including dedicated tracks for hygiene, the dental team, and early career dentists. Earn CE at your choice of 200-plus hands-on workshops and lectures, get inspired by more than 130 leading speakers, and explore demos and deals from more than 450 exhibitors.

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Dropping Insurance Plans: The Agony and the Ecstasy

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

There is an old joke among entrepreneurs: “I lose money on every transaction, but I make it up in volume.” There are times when this principle applies to dental insurance reimbursement. The insurance companies are actually making it easier for dentists to decide to drop insurance plans because reimbursement rates are low, especially in light of cumulative double-digit inflation over the last two years, which makes the cost of delivering services higher than ever.

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Influence of glazing and aging on the marginal, axial, axio-occlusal, and occlusal fit of 3-unit monolithic zirconia restorations fabricated using additive and subtractive techniques

Dental News and Technology

Published: February 10, 2024 DOI: [link] ABSTRACT Statement of problem Studies are sparse on how glazing and aging influence the fit of additively fabricated monolithic zirconia restorations. Purpose The purpose of this in vitro study was to assess the effect of glazing and aging on the fit of 3-unit monolithic zirconia restorations fabricated using different techniques.

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Stratasys Teams with Express Dental to Donate 3D-Printed Dentures

Dentistry Today

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, announced today that it had partnered with Express Dental Labs of Norman, Oklahoma, at the recent Oklahoma Dental Association Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) event to provide full and partial dentures to more than 55 people in need. Patient from the Oklahoma Dental Association Mission of Mercy event for people in need getting new Stratasys TrueDent 3D printed denture.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 3 Minute, 24 Second Dental Assistants Recognition Week (#DARW24) is March 3-9, 2024. Held the first full week in March each year, DARW is organized by the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and is meant to recognize dental assistants for the key role they play in dental practices throughout the year.

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Do we recognize oral cancer? Primary professional delay in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma

Dental News and Technology

Keinänen, A., Uittamo, J. & Snäll, J. Do we recognize oral cancer? Primary professional delay in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Clin Oral Invest 28 , 131 (2024). [link] Abstract Objectives The occurrence and causes of primary professional delay in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) were examined. Materials and methods Factors related to initial diagnosis or malignancy suspicion were evaluated in patients with primary OSCC.

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Reducing the Tax Burden When Selling a Dental Practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

An innovative approach to reducing the tax burden for the buyer and seller when a dental practice is sold that has used conventional financing for its acquisition. By: Bruce Bryen When the principal payments on the loan are paid by the buyer of a dental practice, they become subject to tax. The seller knows that if the buyer uses a loan to acquire the dental practice, they will receive a capital gains treatment for the transaction and will pay a capital gains tax.

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FOCUS ON: Well-Being in Dentistry

Dentistry Today

Alex Barrera, DDS, talks about the importance of self-care for dentists and how it reduces stress, prevents burnout, and facilitates a fulfilling career. ESB Professional /Shutterstock.com Q: You are both a yoga instructor and a dentist. What led to you becoming a yoga instructor, and how has that changed the way you practice dentistry? A: I first discovered yoga as a stressed-out dental student.

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University of Arizona Integrates Oral Health Education into Medical Curriculum

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Arizona, is launching the Oral Health in Medicine Initiative (OHMI) to integrate oral health education into medical school curriculum. With an $850,000 investment from the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, the initiative aims to equip medical students with the skills and knowledge to recognize the connection between oral health and systemic health.

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Efficacy of acupuncture and laser acupuncture in temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 24 , Article number: 174 ( 2024 ) Abstract Objective The aim of this study is to perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the scientific literature regarding the use of acupuncture and laser acupuncture in the treatment of pain associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The aim of this article was to assess the clinical evidence for acupuncture and laser acupuncture therapies as treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups: A Lifelong Commitment to Oral Health

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

When it comes to maintaining your overall health, oral hygiene often takes a backseat. Regular visits to the dentist might seem like an arduous chore, but they are a cornerstone of comprehensive health care. Skipping out on dental appointments can lead to a myriad of issues that pose risks not only to your oral health but also your general well-being.

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Revolutionizing the Dental Landscape: The Super Generalist

Dentistry Today

The history of dentistry, much like an intricate tapestry, weaves together a story of evolution, innovation, and relentless pursuit of excellence. Casting our gaze back to the mid-1980s, dentistry was a discipline where mastery encompassed an array of facets—cosmetics, full-mouth reconstruction, and intricate periodontal treatments. This era was defined by an insatiable hunger for greatness, typified by the pursuit of prestigious programs such as the postgraduate program I attended in an advance

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New Research at University of Colorado Focuses on Improved Denture Technology

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Anschutz Acceleration Initiative (AAI) has selected nine final awardees out of 165 letters of intent and 56 full proposals to receive a portion of a $50 million commitment from the Anschutz Foundation. Among the top recipients is Jeffrey Stansbury, PhD, from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM). Stansbury and his team aim to revolutionize denture care using innovative bioactive materials.

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Automatic caries detection in bitewing radiographs—Part II: experimental comparison

Dental News and Technology

Tichý, A., Kunt, L., Nagyová, V. et al. Automatic caries detection in bitewing radiographs—Part II: experimental comparison. Clin Oral Invest 28 , 133 (2024). [link] Abstract Objective The objective of this study was to compare the detection of caries in bitewing radiographs by multiple dentists with an automatic method and to evaluate the detection performance in the absence of a reliable ground truth.

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DSO Patient Trend Predictions for 2024

Planet DDS

This article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com Dentists and DSO leaders across the country were right on target when they predicted the performance of the U.S. economy, maintaining patient volumes, and maintaining production would be among their top challenges in 2023. In many cases, they changed the way they manage patient expectations to offer a better patient experience.

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Spear Education Announces New Composite Workshop Series

Dentistry Today

Spear Education proudly introduces two new hands-on composite workshops designed to elevate your skills in both anterior and posterior restorations. The series is taught by Dr. Jason Smithson, a member of Spear’s faculty and an international expert in direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive ceramic restorations. Participants can choose to attend one or both workshops during which they will learn how to place beautiful, aesthetic, and lifelike class 1 and 2 direct composite restora

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UT Health San Antonio Opens Dental Clinic for Patients With Special Needs

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has inaugurated the Phil and Karen Hunke Special Care Clinic, a pioneering initiative in South Texas within an academic setting, catering to individuals of all ages with intellectual, developmental, cognitive, or physical disabilities. The clinic, occupying approximately 4,300 square feet, features specially designed treatment rooms with adjustable sound and lighting, including a “Zen Den,” a multi-sensory room designed to alleviate anxiety.

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Streamlining Online Dental Forms: The Transformative Approach

YapiApp

About this webinar Join Sheri, the accomplished Practice Coordinator at Lovell Pediatric Dentistry, and Adam, Yapi’s Product Marketing Director as we dive into the world of digital transformation in dental practices and how Sheri uses technology to avoid the pitfalls of paperwork and data entry. What in store for you? Creating Success: Discover Sheri’s journey with implementing the latest digital forms technology and how it turned her practice into a model of efficiency and patient

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The Tragedy in my Home Town.

Denticle

As most of you know, I'm a resident of the greater Kansas City area and a huge fan of my hometown. I was born here, grew up here, and I have no thoughts of leaving. I actually practice about 10 miles (16.1 km) from my boyhood home. a small house in the local city of Raytown. However, today I type with a heavy heart. As you all know, yesterday February 14, 2024 was a day of celebration in my beloved Kansas City, but ended in tragedy.

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MB2 Dental Raises US$2.344bn Unitranche Debt Facility With KKR

Dentistry Today

Leading dental partnership organization (“DPO”), MB2 Dental, has closed a US$2.344 billion unitranche debt facility with credit vehicles and accounts managed by KKR, which acted as Lead Investor and Arranger on the transaction. The financing will be used to fund upcoming acquisitions and future growth for the company, following a record year of growth in 2023 with 150 new partnerships.

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W&H Presents Innovative and Sustainable Solutions at the CDS Midwinter Meeting

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

WINDSOR, ONTARIO, Feb. 13, 2024: W&H Group , a leading international medical technology company, will present their latest innovations and solutions for dentists and clinicians at the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) 2024 Midwinter Meeting. This national convention takes place on February 22 – February 24, 2024 at the McCormick Place West Building in downtown Chicago, IL.

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Dental Marketing Webinar: Secrets to Online Scheduling

YapiApp

About this webinar This isn’t your average marketing talk. We’re diving deep into the playbook to reveal the strategies under your nose the whole time! What in store for you? Secret #1: A simple way to transform how patients engage with your practice… without them stepping a foot inside ?️‍♂️ Secret #2: The untapped potential of platforms you use every day that could be silently boosting your bookings ?

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Healthy Mouth, Happy Life: Proven Strategies for Superior Dental Health

Gilreath Dental

In the bustling city of Marietta, maintaining excellent dental health is key to leading a vibrant and fulfilling life. Your smile is not just a reflection of your oral well-being; it’s also a gateway to overall health and happiness. With the expertise of trusted dentists, you can adopt proven strategies to ensure your dental health… The post Healthy Mouth, Happy Life: Proven Strategies for Superior Dental Health appeared first on Gilreath Family Dentistry.

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Avista Capital Partners Acquires Terrats Medical from Miura Partners

Dentistry Today

Avista Capital Partners (“Avista”) today announced its acquisition of Terrats Medical (“Terrats” or the “company”), a leading global provider of dental prosthetics , including abutments and implants, from Miura Partners (“Miura”). As part of the transaction, Terrats’ founders have reinvested in the company and will continue to lead the business.

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Cellular-Level Immune Alterations Explored in Periodontitis-Diabetes Relationship

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Much of the bidirectional relationship between periodontitis and diabetes mellitus remains a mystery despite the significant impact of both diseases on overall health. A recent study published in Clinical and Translational Medicine explores this relationship through single-cell RNA analysis. Researchers discovered immune changes indicating that periodontitis may act as a precursor to diabetes via the resistin pathway.

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Cementering Step by Step

3M

Cementering er et område, hvor vi får mange spørgsmål. Der kan være usikkerhed om hvilken cementtype der er bedst egnet i den aktuelle situation, og spørgsmål omkring bl. a. forbehandling, anvendelse af primer og hvordan man går frem klinisk. I dette webinar vil disse spørgsmål og nedenstående punkter blive diskuteret: Nye materialer med mulighed for forenkling?

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Importance of Keeping Up with Routine Dental Cleanings

Swan Dental AZ

Good dental hygiene is key to keeping your smile healthy and bright. Even if you faithfully brush and floss at home, you still need professional cleaning. Routine dental cleaning gets rid of plaque that brushing and flossing miss. It also removes food and drink stains that leave your teeth looking dull and dingy. If you live in Tucson, Arizona, or the surrounding areas, you can visit Swan Dental for routine dental cleanings.

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KRISS.AI Transforms the Dental Industry with Revolutionary Dentistry Chatbot

Dentistry Today

KRISS.AI ( [link] ) is proud to announce the launch of its state-of-the-art AI chatbot service, built exclusively for the dental industry. KRISS.AI, short for Knowledge Resource Intelligent Search System, is designed for use by patients, office personnel, and dental professionals. This innovative machine learning technology is set to redefine patient engagement, reduce staff workload, and facilitate evidence-based clinical decision-making.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry: A Minimal Approach to Dental Care

Healthy Smiles

Everyone may not be comfortable with dental procedures – fear and anxiety for various reasons may discourage them from visiting a dental clinic. Modern dentistry offers an easy solution to this – sedation dentistry. By administering sedatives, patients can achieve a relaxed and tranquil state during dental procedures, allowing them to have a more comfortable and stress-free experience.

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Parempien sidosten saavuttaminen hammashoidossa

3M

Adhesiivisen hammashoidon alkuajoista lähtien luotettavan sidoksen saavuttaminen hampaan ja restauraation välille on ollut kaikille haastavaa. Tässä webinaarissa käsittelemme seuraavia asioita: Tekijöitä, jotka vaikuttavat sidostuksen onnistumiseen ja pitkäkestoisuuteen Sidostamista dentiiniin, kiilteeseen ja erilaisiin materiaaleihin Jälkisensitiivisyysriskin eliminoimista Ti 19.3.2024 klo 16:30.

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Importance of Prompt Treatment for Dental Emergencies

Swan Dental AZ

It’s never a good idea to delay treatment for dental emergencies. A severe toothache or serious injury to your jaw or teeth needs immediate attention to relieve pain and prevent further damage. At Swan Dental, we provide prompt treatment for dental emergencies to manage your symptoms and restore your oral health. If you’re looking for an emergency dentist close to me in Tucson, Arizona, contact Dr.

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Transform Your Team with a Dynamic Team-Building Workshop in 2024

Dentistry Today

Spear Education presents a unique two-day, in-person workshop tailored to dental teams— Dynamic Team Strategies for an Ever-Changing World. This experience is designed to fortify and cultivate high performance, a golden opportunity to shape the future success of your practice. Need a team-building activity for 2024? Spear’s Dynamic Team Strategies for an Ever-Changing World workshop will help your entire team connect and develop strategies for practice innovation.

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Stela: A Stellar Self-Curing Composite Shaking Up Dentistry?

Denticle

My cohorts at Dental Products Report recently releaed an evaluation of Stela composite from SDI. The evaluation was done by Catapult, which is run by my buddy Dr. Lou Graham. I trust Catapult when they release an evaluation report. You can read it here. I haven't had a chance to use Stela personally. not yet. However, I did do some research and here is what I found out.

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