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May 2024

Dentistry Today

Resolving Long-Standing Problems in a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Case Dr. Dimple Desai shares a restorative approach to an older patient who had all but given up on addressing her primary complaint of jaw pain after a variety of treatment modalities meant to treat it had failed. The use of diagnostic modalities and careful use of prosthetics created a successful result.

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Advanced digital planning approach using a 3D-printed mock-up. A case report

Dental News and Technology

Int J Esthet Dent. 2024 May 10;19(2):186-194. Abstract Objective: A diagnostic mock-up is a key tool that allows a preview of the outcome of an esthetic restoration. With recent developments in CAD/CAM technology, it is important to understand the pros and cons of chairside digital dentistry and the restorative materials used. The aim of the present case report is to describe in detail the use of a 3D-printed mock-up fabricated from a polymer-based material for an esthetic treatment plan within

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Post-Orthodontic Questions for Retainers 

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Topic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers As the orthodontic treatment comes to an end, patients can’t wait to remove their braces or Invisalign. Tired of keeping braces and the intricacies of caring for teeth that come with them, they tend to spend as little time as possible in their retainers.

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Teledentistry – Bridge the Kilometers Between You and Your Best Patients

Oral Health Group

Teledentistry services were valued as a $1.2 billion (USD) industry in 2021. They are expected to grow annually by 16% from 2022 to 2030. The post Teledentistry – Bridge the Kilometers Between You and Your Best Patients appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Ecosite One: It Simply Matches—Always

Dentistry Today

Ecosite One from DMG is the newest member of the Ecosite restorative composite family. It is an aesthetic, nanohybrid layering composite for posterior restorations that comes in one shade, with a fantastic chameleon property to accurately match the color of the surrounding tooth structure. There are 2 major differentiating properties of Ecosite One as compared to other one-shade composite materials.

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Deep learning to assess bone quality from panoramic radiographs: the feasibility of clinical application through comparison with an implant surgeon and cone-beam computed tomography

Dental News and Technology

J Periodontal Implant Sci. 2024 Feb 7. doi: 10.5051/jpis.2302880144. Online ahead of print. Abstract Purpose: Bone quality is one of the most important clinical factors for the primary stability and successful osseointegration of dental implants. This preliminary pilot study aimed to evaluate the clinical applicability of deep learning (DL) for assessing bone quality using panoramic (PA) radiographs compared with an implant surgeon's subjective tactile sense and cone-beam computed tomography (CB

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The Importance of Coaching with Dr. William Chen

Dentistry Gone Digital

We chatted with Dr. William Chen, who shared his expertise and insights on mistakes, challenges, and the importance of coaching in the dental profession. Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. William Chen Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH Trust but Verify: The Power of Coaching in Dentistry Dr. Chen emphasizes the need to trust but verify and highlights the value of having coaches in various areas of life.

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Majestic Smile Studio Recognized as a Top Patient Rated Yorba Linda Dentist by Find Local Doctors

Dentistry Today

Conveniently located at 17300 Yorba Linda Blvd, Suite B, Yorba Linda, CA, Majestic Smile Studio has earned a stellar reputation for providing top-notch dental services with a personal touch. The practice has been recognized as a Top Patient Rated Dentist by Find Local Doctors, a reputable online directory that highlights exceptional medical providers based on superior reviews and ratings from patients.

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Elucidating the Benefit of Perforated vs Non-Perforated Membranes in Guided Bone Regeneration: An in Vivo Histologic Evaluation and Histomorphometric Analysis

Dental News and Technology

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2024 May 3:1-27. doi: 10.11607/prd.7110. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: Non-perforated Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membranes are effectively utilized in guided bone regeneration (GBR) but may hinder cell migration due to limited interaction with the periosteum. This study compared bone regeneration using occlusive or perforated membranes combined with acellular collagen sponge (ACS) and recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in

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Dentistry 3.0: The Revolution of AI Dental Practice Marketing

My Social Practice

The Revolution of AI Dental Practice Marketing In this game-changing session, we explore the cutting-edge world of Dentistry 3.0, where artificial intelligence is transforming every aspect of dental practice marketing and management. From digital marketing and practice management to content creation and clinical diagnosis, AI is setting a new standard.

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Smile Insecurities Soar: How Social Media’s Impact on Self-Image Is Changing Generations

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral aspect of daily life, shaping not only how we interact but also how we perceive ourselves. A survey conducted by Forbes Health in collaboration with OnePoll, involving 2,000 United States-based social media users, unveils a concerning trend: a staggering 45% of respondents express that their confidence in their smiles has been adversely affected by social media, with the younger demographic, particularly Gen Z, feeling the brunt o

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DentalMonitoring Achieves FDA Approval for AI Orthodontic Monitoring Software

Dentistry Today

DentalMonitoring, the leader in AI-powered remote monitoring for orthodontic treatment, has received De Novo approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the DentalMonitoring solution to be used by orthodontists in optimizing clinical care. DentalMonitoring is medical device software using image processing algorithms to analyze pictures of the oral cavity (hereinafter Scans).

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ChatGPT's performance in dentistry and allergyimmunology assessments: a comparative study

Dental News and Technology

Swiss Dent J. 2023 Oct 4;134(2):1-17. doi: 10.61872/sdj-2024-06-01. Abstract Large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT have potential applications in healthcare, including dentistry. Priming, the practice of providing LLMs with initial, relevant information, is an approach to improve their output quality. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of ChatGPT 3 and ChatGPT 4 on self-assessment questions for dentistry, through the Swiss Federal Licensing Examination in Dental Medicine (SFLEDM

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Does breastfeeding increase Early Childhood Caries?

The Dental Elf

Early childhood caries (ECC) is a common oral health problem, particularly in disadvantaged and developing populations. Its causes are multifaceted, including feeding practices like breastfeeding. The link between breastfeeding and ECC is unclear. Key findings No significant association was found between breastfeeding and the development of early childhood caries (ECC).

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Breaking the Silence: Senate Takes Aim at America’s Dental Crisis with Eye-Opening Testimony

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In a landmark hearing before the Senate HELP Committee, led by Chairman Bernie Sanders and ranking member Bill Cassidy, oral health stakeholders and dental professionals delivered compelling testimony on the staggering disparities in dental care accessibility and affordability across America. With nearly 70 million adults and 8 million children lacking dental insurance, the nation faces an urgent oral health crisis.

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Dr. Ray Lee Honored With Humanitarian Award

Dentistry Today

U.S. Oral Surgery Management (USOSM) congratulates its surgeon partner N. Ray Lee, DDS, of Oyster Point Oral & Facial Surgery, on receiving the Frank DiPlacido Humanitarian Service Award. The award, given by the Southeastern Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (SSOMS), is not bestowed annually. It is merit-based and awarded only to SSOMS members who demonstrate “exemplary humanitarian efforts.

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Change Healthcare Announces that Recent Hack Compromised Patient Data

Denticle

As almost everyone is now aware of Change Healthcare, which is owned by United Healthcare, suffered a massive data breach in February of 2024. The breach was so severe that it ended up forcing Change Healthcare to take all of their systems offline, although it may have been a Ransomware attack that encrypted data making it inaccessible. Encryption was the likely culprit because Change Healthcare ended up quickly paying a ransom of $22 million to the perpetrators in order to get things back to ev

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The Importance Of Having An Emergency Dentist in Glen Waverly

Healthy Smiles

One of the main reasons people go to the dentist is for tooth pain. Any damage to the gums and teeth might hurt, and since these injuries may become more serious, they should not be disregarded. Blood vessels or nerves may be infected and injured. For any dental injury, it’s critical to get medical attention as quickly as possible. Teeth injuries can occur at any time.

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Transforming Urgent Dental Care: VCU’s Innovative Approach to Emergency Dentistry

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Unfortunately, it is common in the United States to find people suffering from serious dental problems — from gum disease to wisdom teeth impaction — who don’t have the funds or the ability to get to a dental office. And when issues — such as an abscessed tooth — worsen, life-threatening infection can set in. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry’s Urgent Care Clinic in Richmond is trying to turn this tide.

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Thurston Group Portfolio Company, Gen4 Dental Partners, Secures $315M Credit Facility

Dentistry Today

Thurston Group (“Thurston”) , a leading private equity firm specializing in healthcare investments, is pleased to announce its portfolio company, Gen4 Dental Partners (“Gen4”), has closed on a $315 million credit facility. The financing, which was used to refinance existing indebtedness and fund acquisitions under LOI, was significantly oversubscribed and led by Man Varagon.

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Looking to Improve Your Composite Outcomes? Take a Good Look at PinkWave™

Denticle

I've spent many years in dentistry. The thing I like the most about that, is that it gives me a really unique perspective on where we are because I know firsthand where we've come from and how far we've progressed. When I was being trained, adhesive dentistry was in its infancy. True story: when I was in school we had to get every step inspected and checked off.

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Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost?

Perio Perio

Dental implants in Leesburg, VA are an excellent solution for people who are missing teeth. They are the most advanced and long-lasting tooth replacement option. Dental implants are designed to replace the missing tooth’s root and provide a solid foundation to support a crown or bridge. They are made of titanium and other materials compatible with the human body.

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CareQuest Institute for Oral Health Awards $2.3 Million in Grant Funding for Projects Focused on Advancing Equity

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

May 22, 2024 (Boston, MA) – CareQuest Institute for Oral Health ®, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, has awarded more than $2.3 million in grant funds to help advance equity in oral health across the nation. Grants were awarded to 14 organizations across the country from Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Texas, Vermont, and beyond.

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Emory Wright to Lead Align Technology’s New Direct Fabrication Manufacturing Platform

Dentistry Today

Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN), a leading global medical device company that designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign system of clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry, today announced it has appointed Emory Wright, executive vice president, direct fabrication manufacturing platform, effective immediately.

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Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers: Tips for Longevity and Durability

Cherokee Dental Professionals

Summary: Porcelain veneers are a popular option among individuals opting for cosmetic dentistry. Nearly 59.51% of individuals in America turn to porcelain veneers to enhance the appearance of their smile. This is mostly due to the prosthetics’ ability to cover stains, chips, and misalignment. Interestingly, however, you need to care for your veneers like natural teeth.

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Walmart Announces Closure of Health Centers & No More Dental Care in Stores

Denticle

On April 30th, 2024, Walmart made the announcement that it is closing its health centers and virtual care service stating they were having difficulties finding success with the offerings. The initiative was launched in 2019, but since the company has had a tough time in the market of health. This translates to also closing any dental services the company was offering.

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Is the Affordable Care Act Coming to Dentistry?

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

It is no secret that accessing dental care in the United States can be a struggle for many, leaving a large number of Americans without regular oral healthcare or effective treatment for dental emergencies. A recent article in USA Today notes that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may provide solutions to the nation’s dire access-to-care problems. The ACA — while significantly expanding health insurance to millions through federal and state marketplaces — has historically excluded adult dental care.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: Opalescence Boost

Dentistry Today

Opalescence Boost in-office power whitener is a chemically activated gel that offers brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, meaning no LED teeth whitening lights are necessary with Opalescence teeth whitening, as lights do not affect the whitening results. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of

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The Intersection of Dental Passion & Entrepreneurship: A Deep Dive into the World of Restorative Dental Hygiene with Irene Iancu RRDH

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Irene Iancu RRDH Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH In an enlightening episode of Dental Fuel, Tanya Sue Maestas engages with Irene Iancu, RRDH, a trailblazer in the field of restorative dental hygiene. Based in Toronto, Canada, Iancu’s journey from a passionate dental hygienist to the entrepreneurial owner of her own dental practice offers invaluable insights into the confluence of dental care and business acumen.

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Torch Dental, Bisco, and Young Specialties Unite to Transform Dental Industry Standards

Dentistry Today

Torch Dental, a leading technology platform for dental supply & equipment discovery, ordering, and spend management, announces its strategic partnership with Bisco and Young Specialties. This groundbreaking collaboration aims to redefine the landscape of dental care by leveraging cutting-edge technology and unmatched expertise. Torch Dental, a leading technology platform for dental supply & equipment discovery, ordering and spend management, announces its strategic partnership with Bisco

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Ergonomic Techniques for Predictable and Accurate Tooth Preparations

Dentistry Today

Have you ever experienced pain in your hand or wrist, a pain that ranges from acute to an ache that never seems to go away? It can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, hand surgery, and early retirement. Do you know why? We hold an air-driven handpiece by pinching it tightly close to its head. This causes the muscles of the thumb and forefinger to contract over long periods of time.

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Eliminate Third Molar Complications With 3TBA

Dentistry Today

TriAgenics’ fully guided tooth bud ablation treatment (3TBA) is designed to eliminate problems associated with current third molar management strategies. Managing complications associated with third molar removal is an enormous challenge for clinicians, and it’s painful and costly for patients. Historically, practitioners have had just 2 grim choices for managing third molars: (1) wait for the teeth to form and then prophylactically remove them before pathology develops or (2) monitor and treat

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Dentalcorp Announces Annual General Meeting Voting Results

Dentistry Today

Dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“ Dentalcorp ” or the “ company “), (TSX: DNTL) Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing networks of dental practices, announced the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“ AGM “) held on Thursday, May 23, 2024. At the AGM, Dentalcorp shareholders voted on the following matters, the full details of which are set out in the company’s management information circular dated April 9, 2024, issued i

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Zimbis and DSN Software Collaborate to Revolutionize Dental Inventory Management

Dentistry Today

Zimbis , a leading provider of innovative smart inventory solutions, in collaboration with DSN Software, a pioneer in dental practice management software, is thrilled to announce the commencement of development on a new integration aimed at transforming the landscape of inventory management in dental practices. This integration between Zimbis Smart Inventory Cabinets and DSN’s comprehensive practice management software will enable dental clinics to streamline their operations, reduce waste

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Novel Technique Offers Suture Alternative for Free Gingival Graft Procedure

Dentistry Today

Dental implants are a widely used, common substitute for missing teeth to help maintain jaw alignment, oral health, and overall well-being; however, complications can still arise as dental implantation is considered major oral surgery. There are many steps dental practitioners must take to ensure a successful implant procedure, one of which is performing grafts to ensure the oral tissues, especially the keratinized mucosa (KM), are healthy, stable, and plentiful enough to sustain the implant.

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MB2 Dental Triumphs With Two Stevie Awards and D CEO’s M&A Recognition

Dentistry Today

MB2 Dental , the first and fastest-growing dental partnership organization, announced it was named the winner of two Stevie Awards in the 22nd Annual American Business Awards. Additionally, MB2 Dental was named a winner in D CEO’s 2024 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards program. MB2 Dental founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva, was recognized as a gold Stevie Award winner in the Best Entrepreneur – Health Products & Services category, while the Company earned a silver in the Comp

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Benevis Delivers Free Dental Care During 9th Annual Sharing Smiles Day

Dentistry Today

Benevis, a leading dental healthcare and orthodontics delivery organization committed to providing quality care to underserved communities, is proud to share that 21 of its supported practices across 13 states provided free dental care to 413 children and adults during its ninth annual Sharing Smiles Day on Sunday, May 19th. This year’s event brought together 307 volunteers, including doctors, hygienists, dental practice support staff, and company executives, who each dedicated their time to ser

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