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Dental Partnerships: The Good and The Bad!

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen Now the potential for more income, exposure to the community, and the recognition deserved by the graduate may be about to occur. The learning curve has been completed after the hiring as an associate, the purchase of a dental practice , and the reputation being built where the name of the dentist is starting to draw reviews and accolades from the community.

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Is Strength Training the Key to Your Dental Career Longevity?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig One of the many things associated with a career in dentistry is back and neck pain. Finding ways to protect yourself is crucial to being able to have a long career. Since dental school, I’ve been trying to find solutions for managing and preventing back pain. I’ve tried stretching, massage therapy, and yoga. While these approaches helped when I experienced pain, I didn’t feel like they were really preventing future injury or pain.

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Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers – surgical treatments

The Dental Elf

This update of a Cochrane review of the relative benefits and harms of different surgical treatment modalities for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers includes 15 RCTs. Moderate-certainty evidence from 5 RCTs showed trials that elective neck dissection of clinically negative neck nodes at the time of removal of the primary oral cavity tumour is superior to therapeutic neck dissection, with increased survival and disease-free survival, and reduced locoregional recurrence.

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QUICK TECHNIQUE – A New Paradigm for Third Molar Management

Dentistry Today

The Clinical Rationale Behind Fully Guided Third Molar Tooth Bud Ablation Clinical management of third molars has remained largely unchanged for the past 100 years. Practitioners’ only choices are to surgically intervene prophylactically or address issues after symptoms become evident. In the presence of pathology, the latter approach is painful and costly.

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Pharmacological Management of Orofacial Pain

Dental News and Technology

Published: 26 August 2023 Drugs ( 2023) Abstract Orofacial pain is a category of complex disorders, including musculoskeletal, neuropathic and neurovascular disorders, that greatly affect the quality of life of the patient. These disorders are within the fields of dentistry and medicine and management can be challenging, requiring a referral to an orofacial pain specialist, essential for adequate evaluation, diagnosis, and care.

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That Which You Delegate CAN be Delegated Again!

Dental Peers

Good news! We are coming close to the end of our series of blogs on creating accountability through delegation. Today, we will discuss the second last category I have for you. And after that, I will close it out with a few final comments. Last month, we took our CEO minds to those tasks where you would work closely with your manager to complete. Accountability is built in because you will have regular consultation on how to best proceed with those tasks.

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That Which You Delegate CAN be Delegated Again!

Oral Health Group

Good news! We are coming close to the end of our series of blogs on creating accountability through delegation. Today, we will discuss the second. more The post That Which You Delegate CAN be Delegated Again! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Artificial intelligence in the detection and classification of dental caries

Dental News and Technology

Published: August 26, 2023 DOI: [link] ABSTRACT Statement of problem Automated detection of dental caries could enhance early detection, save clinician time, and enrich treatment decisions. However, a reliable system is lacking. Purpose The purpose of this study was to train a deep learning model and to assess its ability to detect and classify dental caries.

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Exploring the Link Between Tooth Loss, Periodontitis, and Dementia

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recent study explored the potential link between tooth loss, periodontitis, and the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD) and related dementia. While the primary causes of dementia are largely unknown, dental health has emerged as a possible factor. Researchers conducted a longitudinal investigation to examine how the number of teeth and the severity of periodontitis may impact changes in the hippocampal volume, a key brain region associated with memory and cognitive function, in older adults.

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Third molar surgery and antibiotic use

The Dental Elf

This review of antibiotic prophylactic treatments in relation to the risk of developing dry socket (DS) and site-specific infection (SSI) after lower third molar extraction included 16 RCTs. Antibiotic did reduce the risk of DS and SSI in health patients but the number needed to treat (NNT) was high so the use should be considered only after a careful assessment of an individual patient’s risk.

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Free 1CE Webinar on Single Shade Composites

Dentistry Today

Direct composite restorations in the anterior segment are among the most challenging restorations to master, especially when using a poly-chromatic layering technique. With new single shade composite systems, this procedure is becoming easier and more predictable by eliminating the need for shade selection as this new material is able to match a broad range of tooth shades.

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Cumulative success rate and marginal bone loss for immediate and early loading protocols in a single implant-supported crown: A randomized controlled split-mouth clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Published: August 26, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem New loading protocols with reduced treatment time have gained popularity because of their advantages. However, whether the success rate with immediate loading (IL) is worse than with early loading (EL) is still unclear. Purpose The purpose of this randomized controlled trial with a split-mouth design was to evaluate the marginal bone loss and the cumulative success rate (CSR) 1 year after an IL protocol in single implant-suppor

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EU Commission Proposes Comprehensive Measures to Phase Out Dental Amalgam Use

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Originally, the European Union (EU) had agreed to phase out the use of dental amalgam by 2028, however, its new “Proposal for Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council,” seeks to end the use of dental amalgam by January 1, 2025. It will impose a total ban on the manufacturing and export of dental amalgam also beginning January 1, 2025.

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Top Causes & Remedies of Bad Breath

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Bad breath is a common problem that can affect anyone, at any age. It is also known as halitosis and can be embarrassing and even cause anxiety in some people. The bad news is that bad breath can be caused by numerous factors, ranging from poor oral hygiene to underlying medical conditions. The good news is that bad breath is a treatable problem. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top causes of bad breath and the remedies to help you keep your breath fresh and pleasant.

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VIEWPOINT – WNL: Within Normal Limits, or a Dangerous Assumption?

Dentistry Today

Our professional community was rocked by the passing of a young dentist in 2021. Dr. Manu Dua woke up one morning close to his 33rd birthday with the discovery of a lesion on his tongue. He immediately thought that he had possibly bitten his tongue during sleep. He texted a picture of it to his sister, Dr. Parul Dua, a practicing dentist in New York.

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Dental News and Technology - Untitled Article

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigation s Clinical outcomes of tooth-supported monolithic zirconia vs. porcelain-veneered zirconia fixed dental prosthesis, with an additional focus on the cement type: a systematic review and meta-analysis Published: 26 August 2023 Abstract Purpose To compare the failure rates and the prevalence of technical complications between full-coverage tooth-supported monolithic zirconia (MZ) and porcelain-veneered zirconia (PVZ) fixed dental prosthesis, based on a systematic literat

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Navigating Dental Implants in Medically Complex Older Adults

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Many older adults have comorbidities that directly impact the placement and long-term success of dental implants. Unfortunately, the aging process brings with it increased frailty and often involves common chronic conditions. Examples include cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis of the liver, osteoarthritis, and conditions that involve neurocognitive impairment.

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Does ChatGPT and AI Copywriting Damage Dental SEO?

My Social Practice

How To Use AI Copywriting and Not Damage Dental SEO Let’s talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and dental SEO. AI—the buzzword of the decade—continues to make headlines and stir up excitement among industry leaders, but it’s important to look at the limitations of this technology. For all the good it can do, AI can also damage your dental SEO strategy if used unwisely.

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FOCUS ON – Dental Biofilm

Dentistry Today

Melissa K. Turner, chief hygiene officer for Cellerant Consulting, discusses whether biofilm is dentistry’s most evil nemesis or the next revolutionary thing. Q: How common is biofilm? A: We educate patients about dental biofilm every hour, every day. Dental biofilm, or what we used to refer to as dental plaque, has its hands in preventive and restorative procedures and is a common factor for oral disease.

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Teledentistry adoption and applications: An American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators Panel survey

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2023 Sep;154(9):856-857.e2. Abstract Background: The rise of teleworking technologies has affected various industries, including dentistry. Although some dentists have used it for some time, many are discovering the benefits of incorporating this technology to complement their existing patient care capabilities. Methods: To assess how clinicians are using teledentistry in their practices, an electronic survey was developed and deployed to the American Dental Association Clinical

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Infection Lands Dental Patient in the Hospital for More Than a Week

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A San Diego dental patient visited her dentist for a simple restorative procedure — placement of a crown — and 2 weeks later she was in the hospital. The patient noticed a significant level of pain following the initial restorative procedure and reported it to her dental practice. The dentist readjusted the crown but declined to prescribe the patient antibiotics even though this was requested.

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Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers – surgical treatments

The Dental Elf

This update of a Cochrane review of the relative benefits and harms of different surgical treatment modalities for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers includes 15 RCTs. Moderate-certainty evidence from 5 RCTs showed trials that elective neck dissection of clinically negative neck nodes at the time of removal of the primary oral cavity tumour is superior to therapeutic neck dissection, with increased survival and disease-free survival, and reduced locoregional recurrence.

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Ceramic Resin Allows for 3D Printing of Crowns Chairside

Dentistry Today

The option to 3D print definitive crowns chairside is available thanks to the Ceramic Crown solution, which includes AI design, ceramic-dominant resin, and specialized hardware. Available 24/7, AI Crown Design delivers designs in less than 5 minutes. Ceramic Crown resin is FDA-cleared for 3D printing definitive full and partial crowns and veneers. The resin is more than 50% ceramic dominant, and CDT code-qualified for insurance reimbursement at the same rate as a milled or pressed ceramic crown.

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Charlotte Dentist Explains All You Need To Know About All-On-4 Dental Implants

Modern Family Dental

If you are missing most or all of your teeth or have many that are badly decayed, the idea of having a functional, confident smile might seem out of reach. However, advancements in dental technology have introduced treatments that can quickly transform smiles, with one of the most groundbreaking being the All-on-4 dental implants. At Modern Family Dental Care, we offer All-on-4 dental implants in Northlake and Concord Mills, NC to replace our patients’ teeth and restore confidence in their

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Dental Hygiene Students Support the Oral Health of Georgia State Football Players

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Playing football can be a dangerous endeavor, fraught with all kinds of risks — including oral trauma. At Georgia State University in Atlanta, the school’s dental hygiene students have fabricated custom mouthguards to protect the dentitions of the Panthers football players. Over the summer, 24 students in the Dental Hygiene Program created 38 custom mouthguards for the players in a dental materials course.

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Don’t Let Your Patients Miss Out: Send an End-of-Year Dental Benefits Letter

YapiApp

Patients often forget they have dental benefits that expire. By sending an end-of-year letter, you remind them to book treatments before the year-end deadline. By doing this, you’re not just filling up your appointment calendar; you’re helping patients take advantage of what they’ve already paid for. The best part? Yapi can make this process a breeze, seamlessly integrating with your existing patient management software like Open Dental , Dentrix , and Eaglesoft.

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Teeth Aligner Improves Predictability for Tooth Movements

Dentistry Today

Invisalign G8 with SmartForce Aligner Activation is informed by the company’s database of more than 15 million Invisalign patients to optimize tooth movements and further improve predictability for crowding, crossbite, and deep-bite cases. With SmartForce Aligner Activation, select areas of the aligner surface are contoured to apply optimal forces to the tooth surfaces to control the location, direction, and intensity of the force.

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A Guide To Choose The Best Dentist In Surrey Hills

Healthy Smiles

Selecting the best dentist in Surrey Hills is essential. After all, your dentist is your partner in maintaining good oral health, which is as essential as your overall physiological health. Regular check-ups and treatment are necessary to maintain healthy teeth and a disease-free mouth. Therefore, there are many things to consider, whether you are unhappy with your present dentist and want to transfer, if you are moving to a new location and looking for a new dentist, or if you are visiting a de

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Cementering af helkeramiske restaureringer. Vælg den rigtige procedure fra materialevalg til cement.

3M

De senere år er antallet af de materialer vi kan vælge til vores behandlinger med fast protetik steget markant! Dette betyder samtidigt, at junglen af forskellige cementer også er vokset meget. Med flere restaureringsmaterialer bliver der også flere forskellige forbehandlingsprocedurer af både tand og metal/keramisk materiale. Skal man cementere eller bonde?

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Denticle - Untitled Article

Denticle

As a founding member of the Cellerant Best of Class panel, I take a lot of pride in working hard every year to create the list that we refer to as the "Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards". My fellow panelists and I are always on the hunt for a product that we can recommend to our peers that will improve outcomes for the doctor *and* the patient.

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Identity Dental Marketing Brings Awareness to the Pitfalls of Website Builders

Dentistry Today

Identity Dental Marketing maintains its position as an industry leader in dental marketing, thanks to their custom-coded websites. These sites are meticulously crafted to greatly improve SEO and organic rankings on search engines like Google. Grace Rizza, CEO of Identity Dental Marketing. “It’s tempting to use builders. They can produce beautiful results and slash our overhead in development fees, making them a profitable solution for an agency.

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Experiencing Jawbone Loss? You Should Go To A Periodontist In Sterling, VA For Bone Grafting

Perio Perio

When people have had one or more missing teeth for a long period of time, it will cause them to lose density in their jawbone. In order for people to get their jawbone loss expertly treated, they will want to go to a skilled and trusted periodontist in Sterling, VA for a bone grafting procedure. With a proven bone grafting procedure, patients will be able to get the dental implants they need to restore the look and function of their smile for years to come.

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What is the Process For Getting a Dental Implant?

Phoenix Endodontist

Placing something artificial in your jaw can be intimidating. However, modern dental implant practice has been around for more than 50 years and is safe, health-enhancing, and life-changing. If your endodontist recommends a dental implant to replace one or more natural teeth, understanding the process can help you better prepare. Here’s a brief summary.

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Taking Control of Your Schedule with Dental Scheduling Software

YapiApp

As a dental office manager or dentist owner, you face constant pressure to efficiently coordinate patient appointments, ensure smooth operations, and deliver exceptional care. However, juggling scheduling across multiple providers using paper calendars or basic software can feel anything but efficient or controlled. Missed appointments, double-bookings, and overwhelmed staff are just some of the consequences.

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OSAP Opens Registration for the 2024 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp

Dentistry Today

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp. Two registration formats are available: In-Person Plus and On-Demand Only. The Boot Camp provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential principles and practices of infection prevention and safety within the dental setting.

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Survey Results Show Millions of American Are Without Dental Insurance

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Results from the State of Oral Health Equity in America Survey, conducted by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, found that 68.5 million Americans are without dental insurance, which significantly impedes their ability to access professional oral healthcare. As the expanded Medicaid coverage provided during the pandemic comes to a close, experts surmise that more than 14 million additional Americans will lose dental coverage by the end of 2023.

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What is the Process For Getting a Dental Implant?

Phoenix Endodontist

Placing something artificial in your jaw can be intimidating. However, modern dental implant practice has been around for more than 50 years and is safe, health-enhancing, and life-changing. If your endodontist recommends a dental implant to replace one or more natural teeth, understanding the process can help you better prepare. Here’s a brief summary.