Sat.Nov 20, 2021 - Fri.Nov 26, 2021

How to Write a Killer Instagram Bio for Your Dental Clinic

Oral Health Group

Choosing a dentistry clinic is quite a responsible task for people and their kids. They usually read all relevant reviews, learn the ranges of services, their prices, the doctor qualifications and so on.

Antibiotic Resistance Grows in COVID-19 Era

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As healthcare systems across the world struggled to effectively treat patients with COVID-19 with little data to go on, the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials surged, leading to a dangerous rise in antibiotic resistance.

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Social Media Dental Posts: Remember Consistency is the Key!

My Social Practice

How Consistency In Social Media Dental Posts Will Grow Your Practice. WE ALL KNOW IT ISN’T EASY doing the right things day to day. We get tired, right?

Dental Practice Made Simple: Proper coding

Dr. Bicuspid

Roger P. Levin recently got a call from a client who was concerned he was being underpaid based on the codes he was using for dental insurance claims. Levin passes along the advice he gave the dentist in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple.

Treatment stability with bonded versus vacuum-formed retainers: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2021 Nov 1;cjab073. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjab073. Online ahead of print Abstract Background: In orthodontics, the retention phase can be considered challenging and unpredictable.

Care and Maintenance of Dental Hygiene Instruments

Oral Health Group

Dental warriors are dealing with the spread of diseases as the front line of defense. Most of the diseases can be traced back to the mouth.

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The importance of documentation for every dentist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jennifer Murphy, DDS, FAGD. The title of this article probably brings up a “duh” or “obviously” comment as we all know documentation and maintaining good dental records are important. However, are you really documenting well enough?

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Accuracy of photogrammetric imaging versus conventional impressions for complete-arch implant-supported fixed dental prostheses: A comparative clinical study

Dental News and Technology

Published: November 11, 2021 Abstract Statement of problem Clinical studies on the accuracy of the photogrammetric imaging technique for complete-arch implant-supported fixed dental prostheses are lacking.

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Serving as a bridge to the Nashville community

ASDA Blog

ASDA believes giving back to our communities is a key part of the dental student experience and as future dental practitioners. Over the next three weeks, we’re going to explore how dental students are making a significant impact in their local communities.

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5 tips on becoming a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Liz Nies RDH, BS. Thinking of becoming a dental hygienist? I highly recommend it. Dental hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. What we now know is that the link between oral inflammation and systemic inflammation and disease is direct.

Solution-oriented patient care never goes out of style

Dr. Bicuspid

Connie Kugel, RDH, didn't set out to become a dental hygienist, but a visit with a hygienist in college changed her mind. From that first visit through a career spanning dental practice, education, marketing, and research, Kugel knows solution-oriented patient care is key to hygienist success.

Amid Soaring COVID-19 Cases, Austria Reinstates Lockdown

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With more than 15,800 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed within a 24-hour period, Austria has issued a total lockdown, lasting no more than 20 days, to help stem the surge.

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Top 5 Ways Denticon Helps Dental Practices Get Paid on Time

Planet DDS

Having your front desk staff member spend time on collections efforts costs your practice time, energy, and money. While some collections efforts are unavoidable, it’s much better for your accounts receivable to get paid on time.

The influence of social media in orthodontics

ASDA Blog

Social media has brought significant changes to the field of orthodontics. Its increase in use has led to adjustments within dental offices to fit social media’s expectations, and it has altered patients’ perceptions about selective procedures.

Tips and tricks from a hygienist with 30+ years of experience

Dr. Bicuspid

October was National Dental Hygiene Month, and while the month is over, it's never too late to share some tricks and tips of the trade. Lynn Atkinson, RDH, lists three peer-to-peer education resources and three technologies that she recommends to hygienists.

Canadian Study Finds Dentists at Lower Risk of COVID-19 Than General Public

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study out of the University of Toronto revealed that dentists are at lower risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 than the general public.

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Are You Clinically Calibrated?

Coaches Corner

Does everyone in your office truly understand why certain clinical decisions are made? For example, why would we do a crown instead of a two or three surface restoration? Scaling and root planing instead of a prophy? Do an endo in-house instead of referring?

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Why Business Courses Matter to Dental Students

The Big Brush

While you’re in dental school, you have a lot to learn about the field, but you also need to learn about the business side of a dental practice. For Dental Students And Residents Dental Practice Business Tips Dental School Tips

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Should dental x-rays be used to assess age of migrant children?

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental x-rays should not be used to estimate the age of unaccompanied children who arrive at the U.S. southwestern border seeking asylum, according to a commentary published on November 20 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Earliest COVID-19 Patient May Have Been Infected in a Dental Office

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Michael Worobey, PhD, chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, has created a timeline for the start of the global pandemic in Wuhan, China.

What To Expect When Getting Your Wisdom Tooth Removed At Blackburn Dentist

Healthy Smiles

Some people never get wisdom teeth, but those who do usually get them between 17 and 25. No matter when they erupt, your doctor may recommend wisdom teeth removal for various reasons, including impaction, misalignment, tight spacing, and decay.

7 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

The holiday season is here! For many people, this means holiday parties and holiday drinks. This also means the holiday season brings with it some unwanted side effects like sugar overload, tooth decay, and even bad breath.

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Is COVID-19 severity linked to tooth, alveolar bone loss?

Dr. Bicuspid

COVID-19 severity may be associated with the presence of alveolar bone loss and tooth loss, the sequela of periodontitis, according to a new study published on November 19 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

US Won’t Go Back to Lockdown as Europe Instills Greater Restrictions

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The White House released a statement indicating the United States will not go back into lockdown amid rising COVID-19 cases here and across Europe. Austria recently reinstituted lockdown measures in response to a new COVID-19 surge.

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Stretches for Dentists to Prevent Pain and Work-Related Injuries

The Big Brush

When most people think of work-related injuries, they may not think of dental professionals right away — but injuries are fairly common in the dental industry. Disability Income Insurance Dental Practice Business Tips Tips

How to Get Your Dental Office to the First Page of Google

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

As a dental practice today, you understand the importance of making it to the first page of Google. You want to be discovered by prospective patients, and Google is part of the gateway to making that happen.

Do's and don'ts for making changes

Dr. Bicuspid

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught practices anything, it is that they must be open to change. Rather than clinging to the way things were, take a positive approach to learning new skills and protocols, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.

Mental Health Conditions Raise COVID-19 Risks

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Prior to the recommendation that all adults receive COVID-19 booster shots, people older than age 65 and those with comorbidities were at the front of the line.

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How Soon Should I Get a Crown After a Root Canal?

Phoenix Endodontist

It seems that our schedules continue to get busier these days and are full of activities that need to be accomplished, particularly this time of year.

When was tube toothpaste invented?

3M

The post When was tube toothpaste invented? appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. EMEA (ONLY) Why Science Matters Brain Of The Week

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Message from the ADA President

Denticle

In an effort to keep people informed of what is going on in the world of the American Dental Association, I've decided to use today's post to highlight the first notification that I've received from the new ADA president, Dr. Cesar Sabates.

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Pac-Dent, Inc. Acquires South East Instruments, L.L.C.

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pac-Dent, Inc. announced that it has acquired South East Instruments L.L.C. SEI), the manufacturer and servicer of the Autoscaler®.

J Clin Periodontol. 2021 Nov 10. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13511. Online ahead of print. Efficacy of rehabilitation of stage IV periodontitis patients with full-arch fixed prostheses: Tooth-supported versus Implant-supported-A systematic review Cristiano Tomasi 1 , Jean-Pierre Albouy 2 , Dennis Schaller 1 , Renata Camino Navarro 2 , Jan Derks 1 Affiliations PMID: 34761430 DOI: 10.1111/jcpe.13511 Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of implant-supported in comparison to tooth-supported full-arch prostheses in patients with stage IV periodontitis. Materials and methods: Systematic electronic search (CENTRAL/MEDLINE/SCOPUS) up to March 2020 was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials and cohort-like studies comparing/evaluating fixed full-arch rehabilitation on teeth or implants in patients with stage IV periodontitis. The primary outcome measure was loss of teeth/implants and restorations. Data extraction was performed to create evidence tables, and meta-analyses were carried out as appropriate. Res

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2021 Nov 10. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of implant-supported in comparison to tooth-supported full-arch prostheses in patients with stage IV periodontitis.

Can’t Stop Seeing White Spots? Focus on Prevention

3M

The post Can’t Stop Seeing White Spots? Focus on Prevention appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. EMEA (ONLY) Homepage Featured - EMEA Practice Management Direct Restorations

What I Am Thankful For.

Denticle

Every year here in the U.S. we have a holiday we refer to as Thanksgiving. It is a day where we take time to think about how fortunate we are and how grateful we are for everything we have. So I thought I would sit down and put fingers to keyboard and let all of you, who are gracious enough to read these ramblings, understand what it is that I am grateful for this year. I'm thankful for my best friend. she knows who she is. I'm thankful for mom & dad.

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SprintRay Announces Global Distribution Partnership with Nobel Biocare

Denticle

I've been using SprintRay printers in my office for as long as I've been 3D printing and they are workhorse pieces of hardware in my practice. They are durable, fast, and accurate. We use them all the time and I have nothing but good things to say about them. Now comes word that they have begun working with Nobel Biocare. Read on for the details: SprintRay Inc.,