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U.S. adults don't know conditions linked to oral health

Dr. Bicuspid

Though most adults in the U.S. consider oral health to be important to overall health, too many don't know which conditions are linked to poor oral health, according to a report published May 5 by Delta Dental Plans Association.

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How much should you pay for malpractice insurance? $4,000? $5,000?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Luke Shapiro. I just got off the phone with my insurance sales rep and they informed me that it would now cost me almost $11,000 to have malpractice insurance in New York City! What?! I thought I misunderstood. Is it even legal to increase malpractice by this much? Turns out it is.

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Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities

Dental News and Technology

[link] News – 9 May 2022 A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. We have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.

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Using Online Scheduling in Your Dental Practice Marketing [Guest Contributor]

Med Rank Interactive

In a word, it’s all about convenience. . Patients want to schedule their own medical and dental appointments. But don’t just take our word for it. .

New products and more at CDA Presents

Dr. Bicuspid

ANAHEIM - Companies are showcasing new products that creatively solve problems facing dentists and patients at the California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting in Anaheim.

Dental mentorship & why it’s important

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. If you attend enough ASDA events, you’ll hear about the importance of finding a mentor to help support you on your journey towards a career in dentistry. However, there isn’t much explanation about how to find a mentor or why it’s so important. How to Find a Dentist Mentor.

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New Delta Dental report finds many are unaware of connection between poor oral health and serious medical conditions (but 9 in 10 want to learn more)

Dental News and Technology

OAK BROOK, Ill. , May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delta Dental released the 2022 State of America's Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S.

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Save Your Tooth Month Q&A with Dr. Samuel Low

Dr. Bicuspid

May is Save Your Tooth Month, which serves as an annual reminder about the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy. To mark the occasion, Dr. Samuel Low, a periodontology expert and chief dental officer of Biolase, answered questions about helping dental patients keep their teeth.

Know Your Numbers

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Time for a little talk about some very important numbers. Can we please talk about your blood pressure? Do you know your numbers? May is National High Blood Pressure Education month so today’s post couldn’t be timed better.

Today's Dental Network Trains Doctors to Provide Latest Technology in Digital Dentistry

Dental News and Technology

TAMPA, Fla. , May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Dental Network, LLC ("TDN"), a premier multi-specialty dental practice network and support organization to dental providers in Florida, recently offered certified training on the latest 3-Shape scanner, TRIOS4, to all doctors and their staff.

Kellogg Fights Back Against England’s Regulations on High-Sugar Products

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Regulations to curtail the promotion of food products containing high levels of sugar, fat, or salt went into effect in England this past April.

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Here's what to know about respiratory safety in 2022

Dr. Bicuspid

ANAHEIM - The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the way dental practices think about respiratory safety.

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ZIRCONIA DENTAL CROWNS: Advantages and Disadvantages

Dentistry Blog

Clinicians who wish to provide patients with aesthetic dental restorations often choose zirconia crowns. These crowns are selected over conventional PFMs (Porcelain Fused-to-Metal) or full gold crowns due to their superior strength, durability, and excellent aesthetics.

Neo Edition of CS 8200 3D Family Takes It to the Next Level, Makes CBCT Even More Intuitive

Dental News and Technology

ATLANTA— Carestream Dental is introducing more dentists to CBCT imaging—and giving current CS 8200 3D users more options—by launching the Neo Edition of the CS 8200 3D Family. The Neo Edition is an evolution of the CS 8200 3D, and optional Scan Ceph module, that improves ease of use, contributes to a better clinical experience, and leads to more successful outcomes for patients.

Huge Donation Makes Dental School in Underserved Appalachia Possible

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pikeville University located in Pikeville, Kentucky, is set to open a much-needed dental school after receiving a record-breaking anonymous donation of $25 million.

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Masks out, sunglasses in for day 1 of CDA Presents

Dr. Bicuspid

ANAHEIM - The sun shines, palm trees sway, and many attendees smile -- without masks -- at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Here's what to know about respiratory safety in 2022.

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Pediatric dentistry: The importance of the summertime dental checkup

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 5 Minute, 29 Second. Summer is fast approaching, making now a great time to remind patients of the importance of scheduling a dental checkup for their children.

Platelet rich fibrin in combination with bioabsorbable guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane and GTR membrane alone using double lateral sliding bridge flap for treatment of multiple gingival recession defects in humans: A randomized controlled clinical trail

Dental News and Technology

Sethiya KR, Dhadse P, Bajaj P, Durge K, Subhadarsanee C, Hassan S. Platelet rich fibrin in combination with bioabsorbable guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane and GTR membrane alone using double lateral sliding bridge flap for treatment of multiple gingival recession defects in humans: A randomized controlled clinical trail.

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Colorado Considers Dental Therapy Bill

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Colorado General Assembly is considering a bill, SB 219, that would legalize the practice of dental therapy in the state. Colorado already allows dental hygienists to open their own independent practices since the passing of a statute in 1987.

How to code implant- and abutment-supported crowns

Dr. Bicuspid

A standard Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature coding error is documenting and reporting implant- and abutment-supported crowns, writes coding expert Estela Vargas.

Antibiotics to prevent bacterial endocarditis following dental procedures

The Dental Elf

This Cochrane review update of antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures in people at risk or at high risk of bacterial endocarditis included one case-controlled study.

80% of patients want better service

Patient News

This article is here to provide encouragement. 80% of patients want better service. We say, “No problem!” ” We can help you implement a couple very easy tactics that will make you stand out and your patients happier with the service from your practice.

The Costs of Little to No Dental Care Within US Prison Systems

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States has serious access-to-care problems among many populations—from those of low socioeconomic status to individuals living in rural areas to ethnic minorities. Another population that has little to no ability to receive professional dental care is the incarcerated.

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ADA starting to recover from cyberattack

Dr. Bicuspid

The ADA is "making significant progress" in restoring operations following a cybersecurity attack that left its communication and membership systems paralyzed for nearly three weeks, according to a statement the ADA gave to DrBicuspid.com on May 11.

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Pulpotomy in primary teeth- success of medicaments and techniques

The Dental Elf

This overview comparing the success rates of various pulpotomy medicaments or techniques, and assessing the methodological quality of reviews included 8 systematic reviews.

Goby Toothbrush Review by The Dentist [Plus Discount Code]

Ask The Dentist

After extensive personal use, I believe that the Goby toothbrush is one of the best electric toothbrushes on the market. This oscillating toothbrush, which is similar in design to Oral-B models, is my current favorite toothbrush for anyone under 40 and/or those looking for a great toothbrush for whitening. It breaks up the pellicle, defined as that fuzzy feeling on your teeth from plaque buildup. Each kit will run between $50-$80 on a subscription plan or $65-95 as a one-time purchase.

NC Dental Board Considers Change to Sedation Procedures

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners has received a multitude of comments regarding a proposed rule change that would require all dental practices in the state to hire a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist to be present when deep sedation is administered.

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Antibiotic use leads to woman's black hairy tongue

Dr. Bicuspid

A 69-year-old woman developed black hairy tongue after taking an antibiotic commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections, according to a recent case report published in the American Journal of Case Reports. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Are antibiotics needed for gum disease?

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5 in-office communication tips for happier patients

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 6 Minute, 27 Second.

Goby Toothbrush Review by The Dentist [Plus Discount Code]

Ask The Dentist

After extensive personal use, I believe that the Goby toothbrush is one of the best electric toothbrushes on the market. This oscillating toothbrush, which is similar in design to Oral-B models, is my current favorite toothbrush for anyone under 40 and/or those looking for a great toothbrush for whitening. It breaks up the pellicle, defined as that fuzzy feeling on your teeth from plaque buildup. Each kit will run between $50-$80 on a subscription plan or $65-95 as a one-time purchase.

FDA Approves Artificial Intelligence Caries-Detection System

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a caries-detection system based on artificial intelligence.

The importance of creating a patient health history

Dr. Bicuspid

The health history form is the starting point to building a lasting relationship with your patients. Dr. James V. Anderson shares tips about how to create a thorough health history form and related conversation. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Have you pigeonholed your patients?

Making a strong connection: Dental office front desk best practices

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 6 Minute, 46 Second. Your dental practice front desk staff and operations are key components to ensuring excellence in dental patient communication.

Vital pulp therapy in traumatised permanent teeth

The Dental Elf

This review of vital pulp treatment in the management of traumatised human vital permanent teeth diagnosed with complicated crown or crown-root fractures included 14 studies.

Need Help Creating a Clear Dental Meeting Huddle Agenda?

YapiApp

Here are six tips for creating the perfect dental meeting huddle agenda! If you are struggling with creating effective Morning Huddles in your dental office, this article is for you! Get Now! Having a dental office morning huddle is an integral part of the day.

Does dentistry need to shake up its approach to gum disease?

Dr. Bicuspid

Identifying patients at greater risk of having active and progressing periodontal disease remains challenging, so it may be time for a new approach, according to a commentary published on May 4 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Periodontal disease is no respecter of persons

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 58 Second. What generation do you think of when you hear the term: “Best Generation?” I don’t know about you, but immediately I think of the senior community.