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Working With Your Leadership Team

Oral Health Group

In last month’s journey to developing your inner-CEO, we referenced the importance of working with a leadership team. Working more efficiently will mean delegating some. more The post Working With Your Leadership Team appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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High prevalence rates of burnout and emotional exhaustion among the dental profession

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice Volume 23, Issue 1 March 2023 Summary Study Selection A systematic review was carried on by searching through six databases (Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, PsycINFO, EMBASE, and LILACS) and gray literature (OpenGrey, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, and Google Scholar) on January 27, 2021. Only studies that used the Maslach Burnout Inventory questionnaire and its subscales for diagnosis (i.e., emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and red

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Why Are Daily Production Goals So Important?

Dentistry Today

Levin Group recommends that the first agenda item in every morning meeting be to review how well the team did in meeting yesterday’s production goal and to talk about today’s production goal. Why is this so important? The daily production goal is simply a mathematical calculation of how much production you want to create each day. In an ideal world, you would hit it every day and thereby achieve the annual production goal.

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Is Glycerin in Toothpaste Safe? Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions

Ask The Dentist

There’s a lot of misinformation circulating on the internet about the use of glycerin in toothpaste. Some claim that it coats the teeth and prevents the absorption of minerals, leading to the question: is glycerin in toothpaste bad, and does it prevent remineralization? In this blog post, we’ll address these concerns, debunk the myth, and discuss the role of glycerin in oral health.

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New Dental Practice Owner? What Responsibilities Come Next?             

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen The dental practice purchase that you recently made was like a dream come true. After working as an associate for a number of years, it seemed like the pinnacle in dentistry was reached when you became an owner. Learning as an associate certainly assisted in understanding relationships with patients and staff. The time to learn never stops as each patient is different and each staff member is not the same.

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MouthWatch Intraoral Imaging and Teledentistry Solutions Now Available Through BEST for Dentistry Group Buying Program

Dental News and Technology

Metuchen, NJ – May 3 , 2023 – recognized as a dental industry leader in teledentistry and intraoral cameras , and BEST for Dentistry (“BEST”), a group purchasing and services organization supporting independent dentists, have partnered to provide BEST members with access to the MouthWatch portfolio of products and services. “We are excited to partner with MouthWatch,” said Walt Gramley, BEST Partner & COO.

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The Nash Institute Has Added a New Course on Direct Composite Restorations

Dentistry Today

The Nash Institute has added a new course on Direct Composite Restorations for EFDA assistants and doctors due to the increased demand for EFDA-related composite programs. Dr. Terry Watson, who holds a bachelor of science degree from Arkansas State University and a doctor of dental medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, will be the clinical instructor for this program.

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Congenitally Missing Tooth #27

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Chad Duplantis, D.D.S., F.A.G.D The post Congenitally Missing Tooth #27 appeared first on igniteDDS.

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DEXIS Announces Clearance of Artificial Intelligence Findings on 2D Radiographs

Dental News and Technology

April 20, 2023 The company received FDA clearance for its DTX Studio Clinic, which can identify 6 types of pathological dental findings on periapical and bitewing intraoral images. DEXIS has announced its DTX Studio™ Clinic has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for artificial intelligence (AI) findings on 2D intraoral x-ray images.

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ASDA International Conference Comes to Sarasota in November

Dentistry Today

The American Society for Dental Aesthetics would like to invite you to attend the ASDA International Conference on Dental Aesthetics from November 1 through November 4 at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota. The meeting opens Wednesday evening with the outdoor welcome reception. Lectures are presented each morning, beginning with the Smigel Keynote lecture by Drs.

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Nevada to Provide Dental Care for Residents With Disabilities

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The state of Nevada’s Medicaid program has received $2.5 million to provide dental care to residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who often struggle to access professional oral healthcare services. The funds will enable the state’s Medicaid program to offer endodontic therapy, preventive care, restorative treatment, prophylaxes, and sedation.

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What DSO Leaders Should Know About 3D Imaging

Planet DDS

As a dental service organization (DSO) leader, you understand the importance of staying on top of the latest advancements in dentistry. One of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the emergence of 3D dental imaging technology. With 3D imaging, dental professionals can view the teeth, jaw, and other structures in 3D, providing more accurate and detailed information than ever before.

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SprintRay Expands In-Office Orthodontic 3D Printing Offerings

Dental News and Technology

SprintRay has added software innovations to its already robust ortho solution to deliver shorter orthodontic treatment times, featuring a frictionless workflow using IOS integration for data transfer, SprintRay Cloud Design for Clear Aligner treatment planning, and RayWare Cloud for file management and automated queueing to track the production of 3D printed clear aligner cases.

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Henry Schein Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire S.I.N. Implant System

Dentistry Today

Henry Schein announced an agreement to acquire S.I.N. Implant System, one of Brazil’s leading manufacturers of dental implants, pending regulatory approval. With 2022 sales of approximately $61 million, S.I.N. is a growing provider of dental implants in Brazil. Henry Schein has served dental practitioners in Brazil since 2014, and the acquisition of S.I.N. will mark the Company’s entry into Brazil’s dental implant market.

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Canadian Dentist Runs Marathon in Record Time Dressed as a Tooth

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Amy Ellett, BSc, DDS, a British Columbia dentist, earned a Guinness World Record as the fastest women’s marathon runner in a three-dimensional body part. Ellet ran the London marathon in a very quick 3:37:16 while wearing a tooth costume that included gingiva that hung below her knees. She earned this record only 1 week after running the Boston Marathon—costume-less.

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Is AI Content Against Google’s Guidelines?

Rosemont Review

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made waves in the digital world over the last several months. With OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard, and Microsoft’s Bing, conversational AI tools are becoming more mainstream, causing many to wonder how online search will continue to change. As these large language model (LLM) programs are quickly being integrated into our daily lives, it’s important for medical and dental practices to understand how AI content may affect SEO.

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Dentsply Sirona, FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train deliver the first-ever global protocols for digital cleft treatment

Dental News and Technology

As part of its sustainability strategy "BEYOND: Taking action for a brighter world", Dentsply Sirona entered a three-way partnership with Smile Train and FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) in 2022 to improve quality and access to oral health - and specifically cleft care globally. CHARLOTTE, N.C. , April 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentsply Sirona, the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, in partnership with Smile Train, the world's largest cleft-focused org

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Waterpik Announces the Expansion of its Handheld Water Flosser Collection

Dentistry Today

WATERPIK—the most trusted name in water flossing and the number one recommended water flosser brand by dental professionals , expands its handheld water flosser collection with the new Cordless Slide. The store anywhere, go anywhere water flosser is strategically designed to slide to half of its original size so anyone can take their oral care routine to the next level and water floss wherever and whenever they desire.

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New National Campaign Promotes Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new oral health literacy and educational campaign launched by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) seeks to raise awareness of the importance of regular dental care. With the support of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the HRSA’s “A Healthy Mouth for Every Body” campaign provides resources and materials designed to help patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

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Fluoride varnish for prevention of white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment

The Dental Elf

This review evaluating the preventive effect of regular applications of fluoride varnish (FV) on the development of white spot lesions (WSL) during orthodontic treatment included 7 RCTs. Meta-analyses demonstrated a reduction in the risk of WSL with regular FV applications but the certainty of evidence was very low. The post Fluoride varnish for prevention of white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Thousands of Endodontists Descend Upon Chicago for American Association of Endodontists’ Annual Meeting May 3-6

Dental News and Technology

CHICAGO –The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), announced it is looking forward to welcoming thousands of its member endodontists and dental professionals to its annual meeting, AAE23, in Chicago May 3-6. Endodontists are dental specialists who relieve patients’ tooth pain and save their natural teeth via root canal treatment. The AAE provides its members with the highest quality continuing dental education programs and opportunities to hear from industry experts about new technologies.

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The Inner Circle Acknowledges Christopher S. Lea

Dentistry Today

Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Christopher S. Lea is acknowledged as a Most Trusted Healthcare Professional for his contributions to the field of endodontics. Dr. Lea earned a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Arizona and a doctor of dental surgery at the University of Colorado Denver in 1997. The Inner Circle Acknowledges Christopher S.

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Michigan Increases Reimbursement and Expands Medicaid Dental Benefits

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As part of efforts to improve access to oral healthcare, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has expanded dental benefits for adult Medicaid beneficiaries and increased rates for dental providers. This redesigned benefit, which took effect April 1, is expected to increase access to services, enhance care coordination, and improve health outcomes.

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Adjunctive chlorhexidine for gingival health in orthodontic patients

The Dental Elf

This review of the efficacy of chlorhexidine (CHX) products in maintaining gingival health in orthodontic patients with fixed appliances included 20 RCTs only 1 of which was at low risk of bias. The findings showed a benefcial effect on gingival parameters with CHX mouthwash at 1-3 months but the findings should be interpreted cautiously. The post Adjunctive chlorhexidine for gingival health in orthodontic patients appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Beyond Technology: Building Patient Relationships are Key in an AI-Driven World

My Social Practice

How to Build Authentic Patient Relationships in an AI World Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the way we communicate and interact with each other. AI copywriting chatbots (like Chat GPT) and virtual assistants are becoming increasingly sophisticated, able to handle complex tasks and conversations with human-like fluency. As a result, dental marketing companies are turning to AI to streamline their customer service operations, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

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MB2 Dental Secures $150 Million Debt Facility and Raises $20 Million

Dentistry Today

MB2 Dental (“MB2” or the “company”), a leading dental partnership organization, announced the closing of an amendment to the company’s existing debt facility, establishing a new delayed-draw term loan (“DDTL”) in the aggregate principal amount of $150 million. MB2 Dental Secures $150 Million Debt Facility and Raises $20 Million from Doctor Partners to Fuel Growth​ MB2 also completed a successful fundraise for its ninth internal investment “sidecar&

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What is mouth-body connection?

Implantation Dental Center

What is the mouth-body connection? The mouth-body connection refers to the relationship between oral health and overall physical health. It is a growing area of research that suggests that there is a bidirectional relationship between the health of the mouth and the health of the rest of the body. On one hand, poor oral health … What is mouth-body connection?

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How To REALLY Use Artificial Intelligence In Your Practice!

Coaches Corner

Using artificial intelligence in the dental office is such a hot topic these days, but most of the advice we’re seeing is either impractical or totally useless. In today’s episode of The Dental Practice Fixers Dental Podcast for Dentists, Dr. Rich gives two solid examples of how to use AI to improve patient communications. Then speaking of communication, things go downhill rapidly on our dental secret shopper calls.

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Potential Dental Solutions for Better Sleep With Sleep Apnea

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Are you struggling with getting a restful sleep due to sleep apnea? Whether it’s daytime fatigue, snoring, or frequent awakenings, the impact of sleep apnea on your daily life can be significant. Fortunately, there are potential dental solutions that could have a positive effect on your overall quality of sleep and help you get more restful nights.

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3M Enters Into Agreements with Pierrel

Dentistry Today

3M announced it has entered into agreements to sell certain assets associated with its dental local anesthetic portfolio, based in Seefeld, Germany, to Pierrel S.p.A. (“Pierrel”), a global provider of services for the pharmaceutical industry, for a purchase price of $70 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. 3M’s local anesthetic products, sold primarily in Europe and Asia, include products sold under the Ubistesin, Xylestesin, and Mepivastesin brands together with

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Anterior open bite self-correction after cessation of non-nutritive sucking habits

The Dental Elf

This review of whether self-correction of anterior open bite (AOB) occurred after stopping non-nutritive sucking habits after 4 years of age included 5 studies. The studies reported a range of self-correction of AOB from 50-100% however the studies were all at high risk of bias providing evidence of very low certainty. The post Anterior open bite self-correction after cessation of non-nutritive sucking habits appeared first on National Elf Service.

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CDC and ADA Promote Antibiotic Stewardship

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA) have partnered to promote antibiotic stewardship among oral health professionals. The two organizations have created a new resource “Dentists: Be Antibiotics Aware — Treating Patients with Dental Pain and Swelling Fact Sheet” to help dentists make evidence-based decisions regarding the appropriate use of antibiotics.

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Growing as a DSO Leader: A Guide to Success 

Planet DDS

In our previous blog post , we discussed five keys to unlocking your leadership potential for your private dental practice. In this post, we will discuss how to apply those same principles to growing as a DSO leader. The dental services organization (DSO) industry is growing rapidly. According to a report by Grand View Research , the industry is worth $150 billion and is expected to reach $200 billion by 2025.

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Marketing Terms Explained

Dentistry Today

As a dental practice owner, you are an expert in all things dentistry. But when it comes to the marketing side of things, are there some concepts that perhaps you’re not completely familiar with? There is a lot of terminology in marketing, and sorting it all out can be a little confusing, especially because some terms can have slightly different meanings depending on the context.

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Bioclear: an introduction to injection moulding and the Bioclear technique for composites.

3M

Hands-on course In this introductory course, learn the basics of the five pillars of the Bioclear Method and heated injection moulding. In this 7-hour course, you will be introduced to the benefits of the Bioclear Method, a systematic approach to modern composite, and practice Bioclear techniques for anterior black triangle closure and posterior Class II contact formation on soft-tissue dentoforms.

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List of Institutions Receiving the Most Research Funding Is Released

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Every year, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) funds diverse research projects at academic institutions to improve the understanding of dental, oral, and health with the ultimate goal of improving overall health, preventing disease, and discovering effective treatment options. In 2022, the 10 institutions that received the most funding are: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor $16,962,524 University of California, San Francisco

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Are Dental X-Rays Safe? The Truth from Your #1 Charlotte Dentist

Modern Family Dental

Dental X-rays (also known as dental radiographs) are a common and important diagnostic tool dentists use to detect oral health issues. However, since they use ionizing radiation to create an image of the teeth and surrounding structures, many people are concerned about their safety and the potential risk of radiation exposure. In this blog, Dr. Taj , your #1 Concord and Charlotte, NC dentist , explores dental X-rays’ safety, importance, benefits, and measures we take to minimize potential