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Are You Ready to be Creative?

Oral Health Group

I was recently asked by a dentist to look into my crystal ball and tell them what I see for the future of dentistry. We know that when one is trying to predict the future, one must be prepared to … The post Are You Ready to be Creative? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

COVID-19 pandemic ups risk for oral cancer

Dr. Bicuspid

There's been a dramatic increase in the risk for oral cancer due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related changes in lifestyle risk factors coupled with interruptions to dental care and preventive healthcare, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Google Announces the Removal of Google My Business (GMB) App

Identity Dental

As of April 5, 2022, Google has notified users that the Google My business App is going away. This comes after Google recently changed the name of its local business management system “Google My Business” to “Google Business Profile.”

Are You Ready to be Creative?

Dental Peers

I was recently asked by a dentist to look into my crystal ball and tell them what I see for the future of dentistry. We know that when one is trying to predict the future, one must be prepared to be wrong more often than they are right!

Acquiring a dental practice and some of the pitfalls

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen. Now that the dental school graduate has worked as an associate and feels that an understanding of the workings of a practice is known, he or she may be ready to acquire a dental practice.

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UF researchers highlight COVID-19 oral testing device

Dr. Bicuspid

The University of Florida (UF) is highlighting a COVID-19 oral testing device developed in part by a dentist that UF said can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds and as sensitively and accurately as a polymerase chain reaction test.

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What are the Benefits of Taking a Data-Driven Approach to Running Your Dental Practice?

Oral Health Group

Dentists and hygienists are often busy with day-to-day tasks, including managing patient records, keeping financial information updated, supervising the team, implementing different procedures, and even working on marketing and PR.

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Slowing employee turnover in the dental industry

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Katie Klaes. The hospitality industry was known for high employee turnover even before the pandemic. Dentistry and several other industries are now facing the same challenges, so I wanted to investigate what they are doing to attract and retain employees.

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Root canal sealer found in woman with nerve injury

Dr. Bicuspid

A 27-year-old woman lost sensation in her chin and lip following root canal treatment on her mandibular molar. Months later, specialists confirmed that extrusion of the root canal sealer caused the patient's permanent anesthesia, according to a case report published April 1 in Oral Surgery.

Patients With Penicillin Allergy More Likely to Experience Implant Failure

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study found that patients reporting a penicillin allergy were more likely to experience implant failure than patients who took amoxicillin, a penicillin antibiotic, before implant surgery and during the healing phase.

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Equalizing Access to Dental Care

Dental News and Technology

Disparities were diminished, but not eliminated, after expansions in public dental coverage In Brief: Expanding eligibility for public coverage of dental care was linked to reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in use of dental services, according to a recent analysis.

[Webinar Recording] Building Patient Loyalty via Social Media & Dental Warranties

My Social Practice

Building Patient Loyalty and Trust Is Essential To Practice Growth. According to a 2020 Gallup Trust in Honesty and Ethics poll, only 61% of Americans say that dentists’ honesty and ethical standards are high. No wonder people have such a hard time finding and choosing a dentist!

2 important code changes coming in 2023

Dr. Bicuspid

On January 1, 2023, a big change is coming to two Code on Nomenclature codes related to intraoral radiographs and full-mouth debridement. Coding expert Estela Vargas, CRDH, shares what you need to know.

Traumatic dental injuries in primary teeth – prevalence of clinical and radiographic sequalae

The Dental Elf

This review of the prevalence of clinical and radiographic sequelae following traumatic dental injuries to primary teeth included 25 cross-sectional studies.

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Self-adhesive composites - Do they keep what they promise?

Dental News and Technology

Swiss Dent J. 2022 Apr 4; Abstract Self-adhesive composites promise simplified application and reliable adhesion to dental hard tissues without prior conditioning or application of an adhesive system. Their working principle is based on specific functional monomers. Although they may reach acceptable sealing capability in minimally invasive cavities, study results showed significantly reduced bond strength to enamel and dentin compared to conventional adhesive systems.

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Sugary Foods Pack a Big Punch in Post-Menopausal Women’s Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While we all know that indulging in lots of sugary treats, drinking soda, and eating bread can negatively impact our health, the oral microbiome of post-menopausal women really takes a hit.

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Dental tops list of delayed care for older adults

Dr. Bicuspid

Older adults were more likely to delay dental care than any other type of healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis published in March by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Social isolation hastens tooth loss in older adults.

Orthodontic force and dental pulp changes

The Dental Elf

This review of the clinical and radiographic findings of orthodontic force application on the dental pulp included 26 studies.

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Dental News and Technology

Prevalence of Dental Anomalies in Children With Cancer Differs Based on Treatment Received

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study in Nature demonstrates that the prevalence of dental anomalies among children who undergo cancer treatment differs based on the type of therapy received.

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Now is the time for dental teams to become leaders in health

Dr. Bicuspid

No one innately knows how to act at all times. This kind of critical thinking must be taught and is supported by good information and exemplary leadership. Dr. James V. Anderson shares why now is an opportune time for dental teams to take up this charge and become leaders in healthcare.

Occlusal schemes for complete dentures

The Dental Elf

This overview of reviews of the influence of occlusal schemes on the clinical performance of and patient satisfaction with complete dentures included 10 systematic reviews.

A comparison of virtually mounted dental casts from traditional facebow records, average values, and 3D facial scans

Dental News and Technology

Published: April 02, 2022 DOI: [link] The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Abstract Statement of problem Although average values and facebow records have been incorporated into prosthetic dentistry with much success, little is known about how using 3D facial scans for mounting compare with traditional mounting methods.

Anemia Treatment May Hold Promise in the Fight Against Caries

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Indiana University have found that a treatment designed to address iron-deficient anemia may also reduce caries-causing bacteria in the oral cavity.

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Don't stay in the prophy palace: Tips for hygienist week

Dr. Bicuspid

When asked about challenges they face, hygienists often report burnout and not having the opportunity to expand. In a video timed for National Dental Hygienist Week, Lynn Atkinson, RDH, shared tips to help hygienists combat these challenges by expanding their knowledge base.

Webinar: Improving Communication with Dental Labs

3M

The post Webinar: Improving Communication with Dental Labs appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. EMEA (ONLY) Events France Events Germany Events Italy Events Spain Events United Kingdom

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What to Eat and Drink After All-on-4 Surgery

Friendswood Dental Blog

If you need to have several teeth replaced all at once, All-on-4 dental implants are a wonderful option for rebuilding your smile. This method replaces an entire row of missing teeth, and many patients leave their dentist’s office with their new, permanent teeth on the same day as the treatment.

New Research Sheds Light on How Inflammation Impacts COVID-19 Risk

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Study results from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are helping scientists understand why individuals with inflammation-related health problems—such as asthma and diabetes—are at greater risk for severe COVID-19-related illness.

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Traditional models won't work for patients with special needs

Dr. Bicuspid

Achieving oral health equity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities requires improving provider availability and embracing new financial models, according to a symposium held on April 5. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: NYU Pain Research Center names new director.

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How to Make Your Teeth Whitening Results Last Longer 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Are you looking for a teeth whitening treatment that will give you long-lasting results? If so, then you should consider using Zoom Teeth Whitening. This treatment is one of the most popular and effective methods of teeth whitening available today.

Caring for Your New Smile After Invisalign Treatment in Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Everyone wishes for a perfect and straight smile, and Invisalign treatment is the right step in this direction as it is ideal for healthy tooth alignment. Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces and offers a painless and invisible way to straighten teeth.

Dental Teams Help Detect Oral Cancer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April, the American Dental Association (ADA) reminds us that two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, regular dental visits are more important than ever. In fact, they could save lives.

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Lidocaine shot may have led to patient's heart attack

Dr. Bicuspid

A local injection of lidocaine during dental treatment possibly induced a coronary artery spasm, potentially resulting in a 50-year-old man's heart attack, according to a case report published April 3 in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences.

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EPIC Expands into New Territory with Acquisition of Treloar & Heisel?

The Big Brush

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and NEW CASTLE, Pa., April 7, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced today that it has acquired Treloar & Heisel located in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

How YAPI Helped Me Navigate A Startup With Limited Resources

YapiApp

Meet Irene Iancu, RDH – YAPI Advocate and Savvy Startup Practice Owner in Toronto, Canada. Reporting LIVE from a startup practice at the height of a global pandemic – a business owner who has never run an office before and is terrified every day.

[Webinar Recording] How To Increase New Dental Patients With Google Maps SEO

My Social Practice

Webinar Presenter. Adrian Lefler. Vice President of My Social Practice. Adrian is the Vice President at My Social Practice, an agency providing expert SEO support, social media marketing content, and strategy to dental practices.

When patients ask for healthy teeth to be pulled, dentists oblige

Dr. Bicuspid

A small percentage of patients request the extraction of healthy teeth, and though dentists report reluctance, many pull the teeth anyway, according to a study published on March 30 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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