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Fall Forward

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Mohammed Hammoud. There is only one way to know if your purpose aligns with your career , and that is to pursue it. I often pondered beforehand if I was making the right decision in pursuing dentistry.

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Three Social Media Strategies to Give Your Dental Practice an Edge in 2022

Oral Health Group

Before the pandemic, it seemed like everyone was on social media. Now, that perception is very close to reality, with experts predicting that 96 percent of Canadians will be on social media by 2026.

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Swallowed dental crown caused man to develop appendicitis

Dr. Bicuspid

A 51-year-old man unintentionally swallowed a dental crown, resulting in an unusual case of appendicitis caused by ingestion of a foreign body, according to a case report published April 12 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.

Comparison of Maxillary Lateral Incisor Infiltration Pain Using the Dentapen and a Traditional Syringe: A Prospective Randomized Study

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Endodontics Published: April 11, 2022 Abstract Introduction The anterior maxillary infiltration is one of the more painful dental injections. The Dentapen is an electronic syringe that utilizes computer-controlled delivery technology to administer dental local anesthesia at a slow controlled rate.

How to calm patients with dental anxiety

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jamie Finch. If a patient is feeling too anxious before a procedure, it can make the dentist’s job much harder. While it’s important that you calm patients with dental anxiety as much as possible, doing so can be easier said than done.

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Maryland Exempts Oral Hygiene Products From Sales Tax

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In an effort to support families amid rising consumer prices, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a bill exempting oral hygiene products from sales tax.

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Disability council urges Biden to expand dental Medicaid

Dr. Bicuspid

In a March letter, the U.S. National Council on Disability urged President Joe Biden and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to require all state Medicaid agencies to provide dental benefits to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Preparing for success: Cavity preps and the best tools for long-lasting restorations

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 6 Minute, 52 Second. The secret to any restoration is operator technique – from correct diagnosis and proper preparation to material choice.

Bill Supporting Coverage of Dental Care for Those With Birth Defects Passes the House

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On April 4, the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act was passed by the House of Representatives and is now awaiting review by the Senate.

What you need to know about the U.S. No Surprises Act

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. No Surprises Act, which took effect in January, aims to protect patients from unexpected hospital bills. It also directly affects oral and maxillofacial surgery, according to a perspective published April 9 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Financial, psychological, or cultural reasons for extracting healthy or restorable teeth

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Asso. 2022 Mar 30;S0002-8177(22)00073-3. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: The purpose of this study was to determine how often dental patients request extraction for nondental reasons and how dentists handle such requests. Methods: The authors conducted a survey among 800 Dutch dentists from November 17, 2019, through January 5, 2020. The questionnaire contained 17 items, including a hypothetical case vingette.

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Its not magic. It’s training.

Patient News

Easy way to get more new dental patients So you’ve got a great dental clinic, great doctors, a great hygiene team, and great support staff. But you’re just not scheduling as many new patients as you’d like. You’re scratching your head. Every patient you see says they love you. What’s up?

Endodontic case selection: Know when to treat, know when to refer

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 6 Minute, 41 Second. When it comes to endodontic cases, the stakes are high.

Help, I need to hire

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentistry has always had a problem with a revolving door for staffing, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem has become more pronounced. Dr. James V. Anderson shares his tips on finding the right team members for your dental practice.

A two-stage deep learning architecture for radiographic staging of periodontal bone loss

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 22 , Article number: 106 ( 2022 ) Cite this article details Abstract Background Radiographic periodontal bone loss is one of the most important basis for periodontitis staging, with problems such as limited accuracy, inconsistency, and low efficiency in imaging diagnosis. Deep learning network may be a solution to improve the accuracy and efficiency of periodontitis imaging staging diagnosis.

More Than 90 Organizations Call for Funding of Federal Workforce Program That Includes Dental Therapy

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In a non-partisan effort, more than 90 health organizations signed a letter to the United States Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies House Committee on Appropriations, asking for an end to the ban on funding health workforce grants for dental therapy programs.

Dental Product Shopper case study: Patterson LC Monoshade Composite

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 1 Minute, 33 Second. Andrew S.

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Plant protein gum may chew out SARS-CoV-2

Dr. Bicuspid

Gum made from a plant protein may be a real blow to SARS-CoV-2. Chewing the gum traps the virus, cutting the viral load in saliva, possibly curbing transmission, according to a study recently published in Molecular Therapy.

Image quality assessment of three cone beam computed tomography scanners-an analysis of the visibility of anatomical landmarks

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2022 Apr 2;cjac004. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjac004. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background/objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate large field of view (FoV) subjective image quality of three cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) machines to assess the threshold for reliable diagnostic perceptibility when lowering exposure settings. Materials and methods: One entire cadaver's head was scanned using three CBCT scanners.

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Covering Dental Care for Individuals With Disabilities Provides Positive Long-Term Outcomes

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A report conducted by the National Commission on Disability finds that providing coverage for oral healthcare services to individuals with both intellectual and physical disabilities covered by Medicaid offers positive results in the long term on both systemic health and indicators of well-being.

Practice of Excellence: Creative Smiles Dentistry

Firegang

Jeannie Ju: “I guess we’re killing it!”. Congratulations to our Practice of Excellence! We’re proud to share with you the story of Dr. Jeannie Ju and her family dental practice near Tuscon, Arizona. Congratulations to Dr. Ju for the massive growth in AZ!

How many millions will your practice lose?

Dr. Bicuspid

Malpractice lawsuit? Patient who wants a refund? Team member who embezzled money? It's not the negative events that will cost your practice millions of dollars, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. It's the things you don't do. Levin shares three tips to help prevent you from losing millions.

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3 Important Facts About Dental Implant Recovery Process in Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Planning to opt for a dental implant service but worried about the recovery period? While a dental implant surgery can scare you, it is something absolutely worth going for if you want to have good dental health.

Thirty-Second COVID-19 Test Is in Development at University of Florida

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the University of Florida in collaboration with Taiwan’s National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University are developing a highly accurate COVID-19 test that provides results in 30 seconds.

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Symptoms That Could Mean You Need a Root Canal

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, it is possible that you need a root canal. Don’t panic – we will go over each symptom and what it could mean. Keep in mind that these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you need a root canal.

NIDCR: Study shows Medicaid may help equalize dental care

Dr. Bicuspid

A study in Health Affairs found that expanding public coverage of dental care was linked to narrowed racial and ethnic disparities in the use of dental services. A write-up from the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) summarized the findings.

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Wisdom Tooth Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Remedies

Best Dentist in Houston

Are you suffering from unbearable wisdom tooth pain? Unfortunately, there are many causes of wisdom tooth discomfort, and in this article we will go over them, along with some remedies that might help you along the way. We will also be addressing some commonly asked questions about wisdom teeth.

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Dental Creations Ltd. Announces Perfect Touch Micro Applicator Brushes

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Perfect Touch micro applicator brushes from Dental Creations Ltd (254-772-4661; dentalcreationsltd.com ) are used for placing etchants, sealants, and bonding agents. Perfect Touch brushes are bendable in any direction to allow precise application in hard-to-reach areas.

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Acquiring your dental license

ASDA Blog

Acquiring your dental license to practice can seem complicated, especially figuring out which exams you need to take. This article details initial licensure requirements and how those impact where dentists can practice. To obtain your initial dental license, there are three basic requirements.

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Can antihypertensive drugs prevent jaw bone loss?

Dr. Bicuspid

Cone-beam computed tomography scans show antihypertensive drugs may positively affect the thickness of the jawbone cortex, possibly preventing bone loss. The study was published April 4 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology.

Bone Grafting For Dental Implants – Do They Need To Be Done?

Best Dentist in Houston

Bone grafting is a medical process in which resorbed or injured bones are repaired and rebuilt using grafted bone. If you have a missing tooth or need a tooth extracted, then your dentist may have mentioned that you need a bone grafting procedure prior to dental implant placement.

Museum of Dentistry Seeks to Boost Interest in Dental Careers Among Indigenous Youth in the US

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Today, there are approximately 300 Native American dentists in the United States. The Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor would like to see more indigenous people pursue careers in the dental profession.

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Here’s How To Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Cavity-Free, Because.

The Super Dentists

Here’s How To Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Cavity-Free, Because The Easter Bunny Is Coming. The post Here’s How To Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Cavity-Free, Because. appeared first on The Super Dentists. In The News

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Do's & don'ts for branding

Dr. Bicuspid

Factors that make your practice special and unique are known as your competitive advantages, and they help determine your practice's brand. They are a powerful way to convince patients in your community that your office is their best choice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

Best Dentist in Houston

Do you have a missing tooth and are wondering about different tooth replacement options ? If yes, dental bridges might be the right choice for you. Dental bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth.

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CDC Mask Order Remains in Effect and CDC Realigns Travel Health Notice System

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced two COVID-19 travel-related updates based on close-monitoring of the COVID-19 landscape in the United States and internationally. The agency continues to monitor the spread of the Omicron variant, especially the BA.2

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Easter Break

The Dental Elf

The Dental Elves are taking a break over the Easter holiday period and will be back on the 25th April. The post Easter Break appeared first on National Elf Service. Dentistry

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