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Mastering Your Year-End Finances: 11 Must-Do Steps for Dentists

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 8 Minute, 14 Second As the year draws to a close, it’s not just your patients’ oral health that deserves your attention – your financial well-being requires a checkup, too. Dentists have unique financial considerations that demand careful planning. Whether you’re a dentist in the early stages of your career, building wealth for the future or contemplating retirement, there are several action items you should consider completing by

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Why Study Occlusion?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Kevin Muench DMD, MAGD I’m a restorative dentist with a passion for occlusion. I’m a firm believer that our patients deserve our best efforts to eliminate deleterious stomatognathic forces that impact comfort, function, smile aesthetics, and whole health. So, I encourage all dentists to wrap their minds around the area of “occlusion” and become immersed in hands-on, mentored courses to better diagnose and treat their patients.

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Did You Just Prescribe a Teenager’s Death?

Dentistry Today

In my years of practice and teaching residents at one of the busiest residency programs in the country, I have encountered over 20 doctors who have struggled with opioid addiction. Among them, ten faced license suspensions or revocations, and two served time in prison. Most tragically, two have succumbed to lethal overdoses. In my opinion, it’s crucial to bear in mind that, apart from our career paths, there is fundamentally no difference between our patients and ourselves.

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How Residency Can Lead You Toward Your Self-Determined Future 

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig At IgniteDDS we’ve built a belief that to be in control of your life and your destiny you must have systems and procedures in place to give you control over 3 big things in your life and practice. Those three things are People, Process, and Production. If you can take control of these three aspects of your dental career you can make your life whatever you want it to be.

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The Truths About Fluoride

Queen of Dental Hygiene

This blog has been a little quiet of late. I have been invited to give a two-hour presentation to the San Joaquin Valley Dental Hygienists’ Association on the controversies surrounding fluoride. It has taken time to unearth the real, hidden truths surrounding the most used tool in dental hygiene. The information I will be sharing may shock you.

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New Dentsply Sirona sustainability report shows Company made solid progress against goals for the third year in a row

Dental News and Technology

Dentsply Sirona is committed to driving sustainability internally and enabling the industry to advance with confidence towards a more sustainable future. Three years ago, the company launched its sustainability strategy " BEYOND: Taking action for a brighter world " to positively contribute to environmental, social, and governance goals. CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Nov. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentsply Sirona, the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, published its

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Overhead is Your Enemy

Dentistry Today

This is not breaking news. Dentists have long understood that overhead is the enemy of profit and, therefore, the practice. However, overhead needs to be addressed more seriously and immediately than ever before. Here is the background. For the past two years, practice production has been relatively flat. While it would be preferable if practice production were increasing, the fact that it has not declined in the face of the current and recent past economy might actually be a positive aspect.

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The Most Important “Task” that Should Be in EVERY Job Description

Dental Peers

Let’s be totally honest, you are the CEO of your practice. Perhaps you are a reluctant CEO, as I recently heard one speaker describe it. But you are the CEO! And great CEOs understand they cannot do it all alone. They need a team to help them. For the last five months, my blogs have addressed how to build a network of support as a Dental CEO by delegating tasks in a way that supports communication and accountability.

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SprintRay Launches OnX Tough 2, the First and Only 3D Printing Resin FDA Cleared for Fixed, Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental News and Technology

Best-in-class fracture toughness and lifelike aesthetics made possible by proprietary Nanofusion™ technology Formulated in new shades Bleach, A1, and A2 for enhanced optical performance Joins the comprehensive library of biocompatible 3D printing materials developed by SprintRay for market-leading performance in digital dentistry LOS ANGELES , Oct. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SprintRay Inc., an industry leader in digital dentistry and dental 3D printing solutions, announced today the launch of OnX

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eAssist Dental Solutions Mourns the Passing of Dr. Charles Blair, DDS

Dentistry Today

It is with profound sadness that eAssist Dental Solutions ( dentalbilling.com ) announces the passing of Dr. Charles Blair, DDS, a distinguished and revered authority in the dental profession. Dr. Blair, the esteemed founder of Practice Booster, passed away on November 6, 2023, following a courageous battle with health issues. His legacy of innovation, mentorship, and dedication to dental practice management will forever be remembered.

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The Most Important “Task” that Should Be in EVERY Job Description

Oral Health Group

Let’s be totally honest, you are the CEO of your practice. Perhaps you are a reluctant CEO, as I recently heard one speaker describe it. The post The Most Important “Task” that Should Be in EVERY Job Description appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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3 Reasons Responding To Google Reviews is Crucial: Guest Post by Lisa Copeland

My Social Practice

Patient Care Continues Online: Why You Should be Responding to Google Reviews In today’s digital age, online reviews hold significant sway over consumer decisions. Whether you’re searching for a restaurant, a vacation spot, or even a dentist, it has become second nature to consult Google reviews before making a choice. As a dentist, your online reputation can make or break your practice.

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Dental News and Technology - Untitled Article

Dental News and Technology

Dentsply Sirona launches the SureSmile ™ Simulator 1 , an application within DS Core™ designed to support patient conversations about the benefits of SureSmile ® Aligner Treatment by showing the expected outcome before therapy even begins. With the use of the SureSmile ™ Simulator, dentists can preview the potential new smile of a patient in just minutes to visually demonstrate the scope of treatment fostering confident treatment decisions.

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onDiem Launches PPO Health Insurance for Temp Dental Workers to Improve Hiring, Retention, and Production

Dentistry Today

onDiem, the country’s first fully W-2 compliant and nationally-available dental staffing platform, will now also be the first to offer a PPO health insurance plan for temp dental workers. onDiem’s latest launch, in partnership with UnitedHealthcare, is part of the company’s larger strategy to drastically improve hiring, recruitment, and production for dental practices and DSOs in the midst of a serious dental staffing shortage.

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Extensive Array of Public Health Organizations Support Ban on Flavored Cigarettes

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Heart Association and 79 other national public health groups have united in support of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rules to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. These organizations, which included the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research, and American Dental Association, placed a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post , emphasizing the critical importance of these regulations.

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Leveraging Reviews to Stand Out in a Competitive Market

Firegang

In the ever-evolving world of dentistry , your reputation reigns supreme. Exceptional skills aren’t enough; it's how you're perceived by the public that truly matters. Furthermore, in today's digital age, your online image is just as critical as your offline one. Nowadays, prospective patients rely on the internet for research before making decisions.

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onDiem launches PPO health insurance for temp dental workers to improve hiring, retention, and production for dental practices

Dental News and Technology

onDiem is now the first nationally-available dental staffing platform to provide temp dental workers with a comprehensive PPO health insurance plan in partnership with UnitedHealthcare®. This development comes in the midst of a severe labor shortage in dentistry—as the company’s effort to help practices better retain top talent and build more responsive and flexible dental teams.

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Urgent Dental Care Issues in West Virginia Sparks Call for Action

Dentistry Today

A groundbreaking report by the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition and Harmony Health Foundation, titled “Beyond the Waiting Room: The State of Dental Care Access in West Virginia,” has brought to light a pressing crisis in dental care access within the state. This comprehensive research and data analysis reveals alarming workforce shortages, economic challenges, and disparities in access to dental care, disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations.

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Giant Toothbrush Greets Those Passing by Bass Lake Dental

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Minnesota-based artist Curtis Ingvoldstad has been carving a 7-foot-tall toothbrush from a 150-year-old ash tree outside Bass Lake Dental in New Hope, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Bryan Ophaug, DDS, the dental practice’s owner, decided to create the unique sculpture using one of several ash trees on the property that needed to be removed due to the emerald ash borer, an insect that kills trees and has severely hurt forests across the United States.

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Recurrent aphthous stomatitis – topical medications

The Dental Elf

This review of different topical medications for the management of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) included 43 RCTs. No significant differences were found for any if the treatments assessed and a majority of the included RCTs (76%) were considered to be at high risk of bias. The post Recurrent aphthous stomatitis – topical medications appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Dental patients prescribed far fewer opioid painkillers today, but pandemic slowed decline greatly

Dental News and Technology

ANN ARBOR—Americans who have a tooth pulled or another painful dental procedure in the United States today are far less likely to get opioid painkillers than they were just a few years ago, a University of Michigan study shows. That's good news, since research shows that opioids are not necessary for most dental procedures. But the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have thrown a wrench into the effort to reduce opioid use in dental care—and not just in the few months after dentists and oral surgeons st

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Delta Dental and Dental Lifeline Network Continue Supporting the Oral Health of America’s Veterans

Dentistry Today

In recognition of Veterans Day, Delta Dental is proud to highlight our ongoing commitment to helping ensure our nation’s veterans have access to the oral health care they need through our partnership with Dental Lifeline Network (DLN). Delta Dental continues its shared commitment to supporting the oral health of America’s veterans through its partnership with the Dental Lifeline Network.

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Improve Patient Outcomes With Grafting

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Another popular graft from the palate, the connective tissue graft (CTG), does not need protection, as it is not typically associated with morbidity. This is because the donor tissue is taken from inside the palate in a trapdoor fashion, resulting in near primary closure of the palatal wound (Figure 1). As a result, patient comfort is much better (even with no palatal covering) compared to the large amount of exposed raw tissue from a gingival graft donor site (Figure 2).

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Low level laser therapy for burning mouth syndrome

The Dental Elf

This review to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on burning pain, quality of life, and negative emotions in patients with burning mouth syndrome included 14 RCTs only two of which were at low risk of bias.While the findinds suggest that LLLT has a positive effect the quality of evidence means the findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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The Importance of Treating Tooth Decay

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

One of the most common dental problems is tooth decay. This is the result of poor oral hygiene or consuming large amounts of sugary foods and drinks. However, untreated tooth decay can lead to more serious dental problems, such as gum disease, tooth loss, and a host of other health issues. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of treating tooth decay and how it impacts your overall health.

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Provident Healthcare Partners Advises Parkview Dental Partners on its Partnership With Cathay Capital

Dentistry Today

Provident Healthcare Partners (“Provident”), a leading healthcare investment banking firm, has announced that it advised Parkview Dental Partners (“Parkview”), a portfolio company of Parkstone Growth Partners, on its partnership with Cathay Capital (“Cathay”). Parkview is a dental service organization (DSO) that currently manages 22 dental practices throughout Southwest Florida, providing both general dentistry and specialty dental services.

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Simulation Workshop Ensures Future Dentists Are Prepared to Treat Older Adults

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As people age, natural wear and biological changes affect the dentition and oral cavity, including slower cell renewal, thinner connective tissue, and reduced bone density. Gingiva may recede, exposing tooth roots and increasing caries risk. Nerve-rich pulp inside the teeth shrinks, resulting in reduced sensitivity, making it more difficult for older adults to realize they are experiencing tooth pain.

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How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

Best Dentist in Houston

A Breakdown Of Costs Associated With Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic dentistry, aimed at enhancing the aesthetics of one's smile, can vary widely in cost depending on the specific procedures involved, the geographic location of the dental practice, and the expertise of the dentist. From teeth whitening and veneers to more complex interventions like dental implants or full smile makeovers, the expenses can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

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KaVo MASTERtorque™ LUX AIR DRIVEN Lux Aire Driven High-Speed Handpieces

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 45 Second When it comes to dental equipment, precision, power, and noise control are vital factors that determine the quality of patient care and the overall experience for you and your patients. KaVo MASTERtorque LUX Air Driven High-Speed Handpieces excel in these areas, making them a preferred choice for dentists worldwide.

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Platinum Dental Elevates Spend Management with CureMint Partnership

Dentistry Today

CureMint, a prominent dental spend management platform, has announced a new partnership with Platinum Dental Services for their spend management solution. Platinum Dental has selected CureMint to streamline, automate, and oversee spending across their 30+ practices. Prior to this collaboration, Platinum Dental had already implemented strategies that resulted in an impressive average spend of less than 4%.

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The Number of Women Dentists Grows Exponentially

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Women in the United States have made significant strides in pursuing high-paying occupations over the past few decades, but they still face challenges in achieving parity in these fields. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, women now constitute 35% of workers in the country’s top 10 highest-paying professions, a substantial increase from the mere 13% in 1980.

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What is a Root Canal?

Creekview Dental

When most people talk about a “Root Canal”, what they really mean is the process of having a root canal treatment. In the past, root canal treatment was thought to be an in-depth, invasive dental procedure that would leave patients running in the opposite direction. Today, things are different. Root canals are no longer viewed in the same light and have become about as routine as your average filling.

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New patient dental forms templates

YapiApp

Our list of dental form templates is for dental practices looking to create or improve their patient intake process with new forms. By providing a range of templates and examples, we give you a baseline from which you can tailor the forms to meet the unique needs of your practice and patients. Beyond just generic forms, we also offer some ideas on how some practices have customized their new patient experience to enhance the overall patient experience.

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Whitening Toothpaste Provides Protection Against Decay

Dentistry Today

Black Is White toothpaste contains activated charcoal, so it is black and does not grind the enamel away. Instead, the activated charcoal precisely absorbs the particles that cause discoloration, especially tea, coffee, nicotine, and red wine. The whitening toothpaste is exactly the opposite of others, providing double protection against tooth decay from the sodium fluoride and its enzymatic system.

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Preventive Task Force Finds Mixed Results for Oral Disease Screening in Primary Care Settings

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has highlighted the limitations of routine screenings for dental caries and periodontal diseases in primary care settings, as they may not effectively identify individuals at the highest risk for these conditions. In a recent statement published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , the USPSTF noted that efforts to promote oral health may also fail to reach those who need the message the most.

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Year-End Dental Benefit Reminders: A Dental Marketing Must-Do

My Social Practice

Maximize Year-End Dental Benefits: A Marketing Strategy for Dentists As a dentist, you’re not just providing care; you’re also guiding your patients to make the most of their resources. As the year winds down, it’s a golden opportunity to remind patients to utilize their remaining dental insurance benefits – a move that can boost case acceptance, re-engage dormant patients, and attract new ones.

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Join Me on Thursday November 16th for "Endodontic Advancements for the General Practitioner"

Denticle

Next Thursday November 16th, I'd be honored if you'd join me to learn about new and exciting ways to make endodontic procedures easier and more predictable. I recently gave a version of this lecture at the IAPA meeting in Las Vegas and I had a blast doing it. There are *lots* of new technologies and tools that are changing dentistry for the better. Many of those tools and tech can enable the GP to make better diagnoses and provide better care. especially in the realm of endodontics.