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5 Benefits of the Cloud

Dr. Bicuspid

Considering moving to the cloud? Mary Beth White details some of the core benefits of cloud technology and lists questions to ask your service provider to ensure you're unlocking all the hidden features of a cloud platform.

With Patient Volumes Back to Normal, the Problem is Now Staff Shortages

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Dental Association Health Policy Institute released new data from its polling of private dental practices across the United States, demonstrating that patient volumes are at 89%, which is the highest percentage seen since polling about the impact of COVID-19 on dentistry began in March 2020.

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How Video Marketing May Help You Gain More Dental Patients

The Big Brush

Video marketing is an increasingly popular tool for content aimed at growing businesses, dental and medical practices included. Video marketing helps your practice to attract more patients, similarly to written blogs and social media posts.

New data shows how hiring crisis has grown in dental industry

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Kevin Henry. Some new numbers from the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) are shining a light on just how much the hiring crisis in dentistry has grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do's and don'ts for retaining staff

Dr. Bicuspid

The No. 1 challenge facing dentistry is staffing. Anyone will tell you that prevention is the best way of dealing with any type of crisis. So, the best way to avoid a shortage of dental staff is to prevent your current staff from leaving, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

Training Dental Teams How to Schedule Patients

Delivering Wow

As practices open back up from pandemic shutdowns, scheduling patients is becoming more of a challenge. We have to consider that we want to practice social distancing inside of our practices. We have production targets and financial obligations. And, of course, we need to safely care for patients.

Emerging Ergonomic Risks To Dental Professionals

Oral Health Group

Dentists have always needed to take care of their posture. Many dental procedures and surgeries involve some element where craning the neck, twisting the body, and taking unnatural posture can be encouraged.

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COVID-19 crushed the income of female dentists

Dr. Bicuspid

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the income of all dentists in 2020, but female clinicians took a much bigger financial hit than their male colleagues, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA's Health Policy Institute on September 2.

A review of the recent literature on maxillary overdenture with dental implants

Dental News and Technology

Oral Sci. 2021 Aug 17. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.21-0087. Online ahead of print. Abstract The recent literature on maxillary implant overdenture (IOD) was reviewed in order to clarify its predictability and establish treatment guidelines. Electronic searches were performed using PubMed, and articles about maxillary IOD written after 1990 were reviewed, focusing on the following items: I. implant survival rate, II. maxillary IOD survival rate, III. number of implants, IV. attachment type, V.

OSAP Celebrates Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) will host its annual Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM), which is held in September.

Does Your Dental Practice Have the Right Phone System?

YapiApp

Provide Exceptional Patient Service with the Right Phone System in Place. Don’t let important things go unnoticed. Add more automation to your phone system. Did you know that 48% of patients still prefer to book their appointments over the phone?

Groups call for mandatory COVID-19 jabs for dental teams, students

Dr. Bicuspid

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations should be required for oral healthcare workers, students, and residents, according to a statement issued September 1 by a dozen oral and public health organizations, including the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

Good Things Come in Threes: CS 9600 Named Three-Time Winner of Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

Dental News and Technology

ATLANTA— For the CS 9600 CBCT system, three really is a magic number. The most intelligent CBCT extraoral imaging system on the market has received a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. This is the third year in a row the CS 9600 has been honored by the Cellerant Consulting Group, and it’s the only extraoral imaging system to have been recognized more than once. “To

AADOCR Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Oral Healthcare Workers

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) is one of 12 oral healthcare organizations i ssuing a statement calling on governmental executive, regulatory, and legislative entities to mandate that all oral healthcare workers, including oral healthcare students and residents, be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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How to Use Your Disability Income Insurance

The Big Brush

Being a dental professional may be a rewarding and fulfilling career path for many, but it may include certain risks. For example, if you’re unable to practice due to an injury or illness, you may no longer be earning an income. Disability Income Insurance

What's on my chair for cracked teeth during the pandemic

Dr. Bicuspid

In June 2020, Dr. Stephen Abrams got a call from a patient saying that she cracked a tooth. But when he started asking questions, Abrams realized something more was going on. Learn how he helped in this episode of What's on My Chair.

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Cellerant Announces the 2021 Best of Class Technology Award Winners

Dental News and Technology

Washington, DC; September 1, 2021 — Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners. During such a challenging year in dentistry, these extraordinary companies and their technologies have earned the right to celebrate for their perseverance and commitment to technological innovation,” said Dr. Lou Shuman DMD CAGS, CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group and creator of the Best of Class Technology awards program.

Artificial Mucins Hold Promise for New Medical and Dental Therapies

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Investigators at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Copenhagen Center for Glycomics have developed a method to artificially produce the sugars found in mucus, known as mucins, which may lead to novel approaches to medical and dental therapies.

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Walking On Dental Sunshine

Patient News

Writing a dental marketing blog week after week, month after month, year after year is hard! What do we know or what have we learned that will share insight? What will provide value to our clients and industry colleagues? And be entertaining!

The right way to add the right kind of new patients

Dr. Bicuspid

Adding new patients to a dental practice can be an important part of your overall growth strategy. But without a clear reason why you are trying to add new patients, the benefits to your practice can be less than one might expect, writes Curtis Marshall.

Oral health-related quality of life among a group of patients with substance use disorders in rehabilitation treatment: a cross-sectional study

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 21 , Article number: 409 ( 2021) details Abstract Background Little is known about the effect of illicit drugs on oral health-related quality of life. Our aim was to investigate oral health-related quality among patients with substance use disorders, and its association with dental caries experience and drug use profile.

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SARS-CoV-2 Infection Provides More Immunity Than Vaccination

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

An Israeli study has found that the antibodies produced post-SARS-CoV-2 infection offer greater immunity than those generated by the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fuji Legacy “Evolves”

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. In the world of so many generations of materials and multiple clinical approaches, how to properly seat a restoration for clinical success and longevity can be quite a dilemma.

AFS: Study shows detriment of cutting community fluoride

Dr. Bicuspid

A recent study showed a continued rise in cavities among children since one Canadian city ended water fluoridation in 2011. The American Fluoridation Society (AFS) pointed to the findings as evidence that ending water fluoridation can result in more dental disease.

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Single implant-supported two-unit cantilever fixed partial dentures in the posterior region: a retrospective case series with a mean follow-up of 6.5 years

Dental News and Technology

International Journal of Implant Dentistry volume 7 , Article number: 78 ( 2021 ) details Abstract Background The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the implant survival, clinical and radiographic outcomes, and patient satisfaction of single implant-supported two-unit cantilever fixed partial dentures in the posterior region.

Research Finds Numerous Reasons for Poor Oral Health in Children With Special Needs

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recently published study finds that even though children with special healthcare needs tend to receive preventive dental care more frequently than those without such needs, they are significantly more likely to experience poor oral health.

The art of multitasking

ASDA Blog

Whether you are on the road to embarking on your dental school journey or already immersed in the rollercoaster ride called “dental school,” one of the most valuable assets you can acquire to enjoy the process of this journey is multitasking.

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Imaging reveals woman's molars with rare 6 or more root canals

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging helped guide the dental treatment of a woman with two molars that had at least six abnormal root canals due to taurodontism, a tooth development disorder. The case report was published on August 30 in BMC Oral Health.

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Micro CT pilot evaluation of removability of two endodontic sealers

Dental News and Technology

J Oral Sci. 2021 Aug 17. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.21-0196. Online ahead of print Abstract Purpose: This study compared the removability of AH Plus and EndoSequence BC sealers using in vitro micro-computed tomography. Methods: Ten single-canal, extracted human teeth were cleaned and shaped with ProTaper NEXT rotary files to size X5 (50/0.06) (Dentsply-Sirona). Canals were obturated with a single cone gutta-percha and either AH Plus (Dentsply-Sirona) (Group A) or EndoSequence BC (Brasseler) (Group B).

Research Finds an Enzyme Similar to Rattlesnake Venom Plays Role in COVID-19 Mortality

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

High levels of a specific enzyme—secreted phospholipase A2 group IIA (sPLA2-IIA)—have been found in those who have died due to COVID-19, according to researchers from the University of Arizona, Wake Forest University, and Stony Brook University.

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How Has COVID-19 Affected Dentistry?

90210 Dentist

2 Minute Read: . At the beginning of the pandemic, Americans were told to stay home. This meant canceled trips, events, and dental appointments. Fortunately, California COVID-19 cases have gone down while vaccination rates continue to climb.

5 metrics to measure practice performance

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentistry has faced numerous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but leaders in dentistry are unanimous in their opinion that a practice can still grow -- regardless of the outside circumstances. What is the key? Using objective measures and metrics to monitor various aspects of your practice.

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What Links Oral Health & Overall Health?

Modern Family Dental

When it comes to being healthy, the immediate thoughts that come to mind of most patients are working out, eating healthy, and sleeping well. While wellness activities can ensure a healthy mind and body, most of us often forget to also include healthy dental practices to maintain our oral health.

Filling a Grave Need

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Claire Tucker, EdD, RDH. By the time Claire Tucker, EdD, RDH, graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2005, she knew she wanted to pursue a profession in healthcare.

How Can You Personalize Your Dental Care Services Using Technology?

Logic Tech Corp

Dental patients, just like any other type of customer, don’t want to be treated the same as everybody. Your patients crave more personal attention as they feel that their needs are more special than the rest.

5 reasons you need the cloud for practice growth - Sponsor Supplied

Dr. Bicuspid

Whether you're growing from one location to two or expanding to 10 practices or beyond, it's critical to put standardized systems in place. Investing in the right cloud-based practice management software gives you the flexibility you need to be successful.

Building Your Dental Practice’s 2022 Marketing Plan: How to Set Goals

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

As we head into the back-end of 2021 and continue moving toward some form of normalcy, it’s time to start planning your 2022 marketing strategy. At TNT Dental, we help our clients think about practice growth objectives and steps they can take to get from their goals to accomplishments and successes.