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Infection Control: How NOT to Get Sued … and a Whole Lot More

Dentistry Gone Digital

The last time patients cared this much about our infection control procedures was the early 1980s when the news of HIV went mainstream. COVID-19 translation? Your patients really care right now!

6 Ways to Ask Patients for Reviews

Oral Health Group

There is no need to convince that online reviews play a crucial role in businesses nowadays.

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Claims and Collections: Create a Process That Benefits the Practice and Patient

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. In a world that seems to be constantly creating new challenges, one old nemesis remains the same: insurance reimbursement. Like all businesses, dental insurance is concerned with profit, which means maximizing income and minimizing payouts.

Do's and don'ts for a great attitude

Dr. Bicuspid

It can be hard to have a good attitude, especially during uncertain times. Remember that staying consistently positive won't just happen: You must work at it. When you do, you'll reap the rewards for yourself, your team, and your practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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Lit leadership lessons: Embracing failure to adopt everyday innovation

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Amisha Singh, DDS. I recently re-read an article in the Harvard Business Review about how to incorporate “everyday innovation” into business to help reach consumers and decrease bottlenecks.

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Why Dentists Should Consider an Individual Pension Plan (IPP)

Oral Health Group

From greater savings to protection, an IPP offers more for Canada’s high-income professionals Most people are familiar with an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan). While an RRSP is ideal for many, an IPP offers unique advantages for dentists.

Monitoring of Erosive Tooth Wear with Intraoral Scanners In vitro

Dental News and Technology

Caries Research Caries Res [link] Abstract Intraoral scanners (IOS) have been used to quantify tooth wear, but so far they have not been systematically validated for monitoring of tissue loss.

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Practice Transition Psychology: Part 1

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

Welcome to the first part of my three-part series on the psychology of practice transition. I’ll be talking about how to get an associate into a practice with the goal that they will buy the practice. Today, let’s discuss today the selling doctor’s concerns.

Fatherly I This is When You Should Expect to Start Playing T.

The Super Dentists

While the onset of developmental milestones varies from child to child, the age when baby teeth fall out is particularly broad. On average, kids’ teeth fall out at 6-years old. But some parents start. Read More. The post Fatherly I This is When You Should Expect to Start Playing T.

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Internet-based treatment for adolescents with symptomatic temporomandibular joint disc displacement with reduction. A randomized controlled clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Acta Odontol Scand. 2021 Mar 23;1-9. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2021.1901983. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objective: To evaluate treatment outcome of a jaw exercise (JE) intervention program combined with an information/counselling program (IC) vs. information/counselling alone.

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Dental Dose: 3 things you don't know about articaine

Dr. Bicuspid

Chances are, articaine is the local anesthetic of choice in your office. But how well do you know the ever-popular agent? In this episode of Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares three articaine myths that might confuse even the most experienced dentist.

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective for Kids Ages 12 and Older

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

New data from Pfizer show that its COVID-19 vaccine is highly protective against infection with the novel coronavirus among children ages 12 to 15.

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Free Downloads Help You Promote Oral Cancer Awareness During April

My Social Practice

AS YOU KNOW, APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. This is an great opportunity to educate patients and show them how much you care about their health. At the same time, you’ll be strengthening relationships with your patients and prospective new patients! Download Your Free Materials Now.

Do Radiographic Assessments of Periodontal Bone Loss Improve with Deep Learning Methods for Enhanced Image Resolution?

Dental News and Technology

Study shows lack of racial, ethnic diversity in dentistry

Dr. Bicuspid

People who identify as Black, Latino, and Native American are severely underrepresented in dentistry compared to the U.S. workforce as a whole, according to a study published on March 31 in JAMA Network Open.

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More Good News on the COVID-19 Vaccine Front

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are highly effective at preventing both symptomatic and asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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Road to recovery from addiction: The impact of dental care

ASDA Blog

In a 2015 study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, methamphetamine users were found to have higher rates of dental and periodontal disease, with evidence of much higher rates of rampant decay and tooth loss.

Analysis of the influence of the facial scanning method on the transfer accuracy of a maxillary digital scan to a 3D face scan for a virtual facebow technique: An in vitro study

Dental News and Technology

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Available online 12 March 2021 Abstract Statement of problem With the emergence of virtual articulators , virtual facebow techniques have been developed for mounting maxillary digital scans to virtual articulators.

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Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month

Dr. Bicuspid

April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with DrBicuspid about the occasion.

Patients Should Steer Clear of DIY TikTok Dentistry

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As more people turn to social media for all things trending, oral health professionals should be prepared to remind patients that not all TikTok trends should be followed, especially do-it-yourself (DIY) dentistry.

Dental SEO: The Truth About Getting To The Top Of Google Maps

My Social Practice

Google is the #1 search engine, and it is the very first place your future patients are going to find a new dentist. Studies show that 97% of people learn more about a local company online than anywhere else. How is your dental SEO stacking up against the competition? It’s simple.

A systematic review of population-based gingival health studies among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

Dental News and Technology

The Saudi Dental Journal Available online 14 March 2021 Abstract The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is close to 1% in the United States of America and other countries. Special attention should be given to oral health in individuals with ASD as they are often affected by oral diseases.

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Oral health, primary care must unite to achieve health equity

Dr. Bicuspid

Though most recognize oral health as part of overall well-being, dental care remains out of reach for a large segment of the U.S. population, according to a report released on March 31 by the Primary Care Collaborative.

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New Research Shows SARS-CoV-2 Infects Cells in the Oral Cavity

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A group of researchers has discovered that SARS-CoV-2 infects cells in the mouth, making the oral cavity a possible transmitter of the viral infection to other parts of the body.

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Is Your Child Susceptible to Cavities?

Gilreath Dental

Did you know that tooth decay is the primary reason for missed school days in the United States? While cavities can develop on teeth at any stage of life, children are most susceptible. It is important to realize that cavities on baby teeth demand treatment just like they do on adult teeth.

How specialties receive ADA recognition

ASDA Blog

The ADA started with seven recognized specialties and has only added five specialties in the past 160 years. Three of the specialties, dental anesthesiology, oral medicine and orofacial pain, were recognized in the last three years. Ever wonder why more specialties aren’t recognized?

3 practice tips as COVID-19 vaccines start rolling out

Dr. Bicuspid

The past year has been a whirlwind for many businesses, but now there is light on the horizon with COVID-19 vaccination distribution ramping up. Dan Croft shares three pieces of advice any dental practice can use until it is able to recover to pre-COVID revenue and staffing levels.

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FDA Approves Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Available Without a Prescription

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

To add to the growing feed of positive pandemic news, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved several at-home, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests available without a prescription on March 31.

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Keep the Operating Costs of Your Private Dental Practice Healthy

Planet DDS

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”. Benjamin Franklin’s wisdom has bold application for how you monitor the operating costs for your private dental practice. Overhead expenses can force you, on occasion, to run a “tight ship.”

How Diabetes and Oral Health are Linked 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Patients who have diabetes are typically aware that the disease can affect other parts of the body, such as the nerves, kidneys, heart, and more. However, it can also cause problems with oral health.

Can MRI help detect early periodontitis?

Dr. Bicuspid

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may aid in the early detection of gum disease by showing periodontitis-linked changes in the jaw bones of patients prior to bone defects occurring, according to a study published on March 21 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health Will Battle Inequity in Healthcare

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On March 29, a new national nonprofit organization, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health , launched with a commitment to creating a health system that is more accessible, equitable, and connected.

How a Cloud-Based Practice Management Solution Can Relieve Pain Points for Your DSO

Planet DDS

If you’re leading a DSO it’s likely there are a variety of good reasons you chose that path. Now that you’re invested, complexity is something to be reckoned with.

Is Your Marketing Agency A Trusted Member Of Your Team…

Patient News

Or are they inadvertently hindering your growth? With so much activity in the M&A market, it is important to determine who is on your bus – meaning, are the people you work with aligned with your vision and positively contributing to the overall development of your organization?

March Madness and your dental practice

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental professionals have something to learn from the ever-popular March Madness basketball tournament, writes consultant Lynne Leggett. In her timely column, Leggett shares why both basketball and dental coaches need a plan, practice, and consistency.

University at Buffalo Receives Grant for Mobile Dental Clinic

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. The University at Buffalo (UB) School of Dental Medicine has received a $780,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to expand its S-Miles to Go dental program through the addition of a second mobile dental clinic.

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Are You A Real Dentist Or Do You Just Work Here?

Coaches Corner

Are You A Real Dentist Or Do You Just Work Here? In today’s episode, we field a great listener question about the best way to get a new patient’s contact information and what to do if they don’t commit to an appointment time.

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