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Why TikTok Matters and How You Can Use It To Promote Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

TikTok is a short-form, video-sharing app that allows users to create and publish 3- minutes videos (up from 15 seconds originally) on any desired topic.

Identity Dental Marketing Embraces Unconventional Hiring and Employment Strategy for Exceptional Client Experience

Identity Dental

NEWS PROVIDED BY Identity Dental Marketing Dec 17, 2021 TAMPA, Fla., 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Identity Dental Marketing has hired experienced dental clinicians and office managers bringing unprecedented dental knowledge to their written content and client experience.

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Tend Continues Nationwide Expansion With Openings in Boston and Atlanta

Dental News and Technology

The tech-driven dental company brings a modern approach to oral health to two new major markets NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tend, the first dentist that people actually look forward to, announced its debut in Boston and Atlanta, closing out a year of unprecedented growth for the company.

Endodontist accused of stealing $8M in COVID-19 relief loans

Dr. Bicuspid

An Oregon endodontist was arrested December 14 for allegedly stealing approximately $8 million in U.S. COVID-19 relief loans, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ charged the dentist with aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.

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Free dental CE courses: transatlantic edition

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Maysa Hattab. Revisiting the perennial, occasionally contentious subject of free (or almost free) continuing dental education from a wintry northwest England by way of Ignite HQ, this time for those practicing in the UK, or anyone considering a move here. What’s the difference?

Nineteen Nuggets of New Information for You, for a Fabulous 2021 and 22

Queen of Dental Hygiene

HELLO my fabulous readers. I have so many dental “tidbits” that I thought I would share these nuggets of new information (and a little review) with you. Sometimes you just need news you can use right away. Period. Skip the lengthy wordsy stuff and get to the meat of the matter.

Hyaluronic acid injection to restore the lost interproximal papilla: a systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Acta Odontol Scand. 2021 Dec 2;1-13. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2021.2007282. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: To assess the efficacy and safety of hyaluronic acid (HA) injections to restore the lost interproximal papilla.

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3 Steps to Conquer Dentistry’s Staffing Problem

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Easy question: what is dentistry’s No. 1 problem today? If your practice is like most, it’s finding and keeping great team members! Challenging question: what’s the No. 1 reason for this dental staffing issue?

CDC Says Omicron Variant Appears Mild Compared to Delta

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40 Americans—75% of whom are fully vaccinated against COVID-19— have been diagnosed with the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2.

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A Critical Review of the Differential Diagnosis of Root Fracture Line in CBCT scans

Dental News and Technology

Braz Dent J. 2021 Dec 6;32(5):114-128. doi: 10.1590/0103-6440202104742. eCollection 2021. Abstract The objective of this critical review of literature is to discuss relevant clinical factors associated with root fractures (RF) visualized by using a new CBCT software.

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NIH names dental researcher as its new acting director

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental researcher Dr. Lawrence Tabak, PhD, has been named the acting director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Tabak, a former director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, will assume the position on December 20.

Upcoming Dental Industry Trends for 2022

Planet DDS

The year 2021 proved to be a year marked with lingering uncertainty from the pandemic. Yet growth projections still show that dentistry is on-track to see a surge to $30.5 billion by 2027. .

Online Dental Billing Made Easy with YAPI Pay

YapiApp

Reclaim your day with YAPI Pay! Our newest feature for online dental billing. Available now to all YAPI users and included in any YAPI Plan. Watch Video. Let’s face it: printing and mailing billing statements to patients can be a hassle.

Use of the Deep Learning Approach to Measure Alveolar Bone Level

Dental News and Technology

Clin Periodontol. 2021 Dec 8. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13574. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: The goal was to use a Deep Convolutional Neural Network to measure the radiographic alveolar bone level to aid periodontal diagnosis.

Is your staff compensation structure enough to keep your team?

Dr. Bicuspid

One of the most prominent reasons why dental team members have left practices or the profession is compensation. Dr. Roger P. Levin outlines why compensation is important to team members and different ways to address fair compensation.

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COVID-19 lockdowns and school closures: what’s the impact on youth mental health? #CAMHScampfire

The Social Care Elf

Douglas Badenoch appraises a recent cross-sectional survey study, which looks at COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems. Follow #CAMHScampfire on Twitter at 5pm GMT on Monday 13th December for an online journal club discussing this paper.

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New Type of Vaccine Could Be Game Changer in the Fight Against Coronaviruses

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Army is developing a vaccine that may be effective against all coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

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Immediate restoration of fixed full-arch prostheses placed on implants in both fresh and healed sockets using the flat one-bridge technique: a 7-year retrospective study

Dental News and Technology

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Dealing with training and staff turnover

Dr. Bicuspid

Keeping valuable team members safe and satisfied in today's tenuous job climate is more important than ever. Dr. James V. Anderson discusses how investing in upskilling can help practices better manage staff turnover.

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Parental loss and grief in childhood linked to an increased risk of depression in adulthood #ActiveIngredientsMH

The Social Care Elf

In her debut blog, Lauren Breen summarises a paper relevant to her Active Ingredients project, which seeks to understand the impact that grief reduction interventions can have on reducing anxiety and depression in young people aged 14-24 years.

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US Reaches Sobering COVID-19 Milestone

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As of December 14, 2021, more than 800,000 Americans have died due to COVID-19. This is approximately the same number of Americans who die annually due to heart disease or stroke. The United States has the highest morbidity rate of any country.

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4 Practice Management Mistakes: A Chat with Dentist and Entrepreneur Dr. Nathan Jeal

YapiApp

Exclusive Interview With Dr. Nate Jeal. That’s not all! Grab a copy of our newest eGuide! “Practice Management Advice from 6 Established Dentists.” ” . Grab a Copy!

Dental Practice Made Simple: Building and using dashboards

Dr. Bicuspid

The dashboards in software programs can give you a lot of useful numbers, ratios, and percentages. But the problem with dashboards is that you actually have to look at them, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple.

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[Webinar Recording] How 3 Practices Doubled Their New Patients With Google Maps SEO

My Social Practice

Local Dental SEO Tips and Ideas: Google Maps Optimization. The most effective way to increase your new patient flow in 2022 is through first page rankings on the Google map (AKA the Google Map 3-Pack). More than 2/3rds of potential patients use the Google map to find a local dentist.

SARS-CoV-2 Directly Infects Fat Cells, Triggering Immune Response

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study found that the novel coronavirus directly infects fat cells, or adipocytes, triggering an immune response that may worsen the impact of COVID-19.

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40% of dentists report lower volumes

Patient News

Are your savings costing you? I recently read a promotion that stated it “costs” 7x less to retain a patient than to attract a new one. And there’s a pretty standard message for marketers and business owners that acquiring a new customer can “cost” 5x more than retaining an existing customer.

Snap fix: Clinicians use bra hooks for condylar break

Dr. Bicuspid

With no typical intermaxillary fixation materials available, clinicians used bra hooks to facilitate the treatment of a woman's condylar fracture, according to a technical note published on December 13 in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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How are loneliness, social isolation and frailty linked with age?

The Social Care Elf

Clarissa Giebel explores a recent prospective study using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), which looks at the longitudinal relationship between loneliness, social isolation, and frailty in older adults in England.

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Those Who Are Vaccinated and Experience a Breakthrough Infection Develop High Levels of Immunity to COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Oregon Health & Science University researchers found that vaccinated individuals who developed breakthrough COVID-19 infections were left with “super immunity” against the Delta and other variants.

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Don’t Fall For The $399 Dental Implant

Burbank Dental Implants

$399 dental implant. Don’t fall for it! What is the catch? Why are implants so expensive? These are these things I hear all of the time. Let’s address some of these things…especially the $399 dental implant catch and some of the advertisements you might see.

Higher costs, future COVID-19 shutdowns weigh on dentists

Dr. Bicuspid

As the pandemic continues, dentists remain concerned about higher operating expenses, another COVID-19-related shutdown, and employees' inability to come to work, according to a study published online December 12 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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The Best Holiday Treats for Your Teeth and Gums  

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Santa Claus might not be coming to town just yet, but a lot of the sweet treats and yummy holiday treats have already made their way into our homes this year. If you’re concerned about what your favorite holiday treats are doing to your teeth and gums, have no fear!

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South African Data Show Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not as Effective Against Omicron

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

New research out of South Africa, one of the first countries to report the new SARS-CoV-2 variant—Omicron—shows that the Pfizer vaccine is not as successful at preventing hospitalization among those with COVID-19.

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No-Show Fees: Should Your Dental Practice Use Them?

The Big Brush

No-show fees are an occasionally controversial topic in private practice dentistry. While some people are in favor of them, others feel it’s unfair to charge a fee to someone for missing an appointment. Dental Practice Business Tips

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Computerized anesthesia devices cause less pain, anxiety

Dr. Bicuspid

Using computerized anesthesia devices results in less pain and anxiety for adult dental patients compared to traditional anesthesia delivery, according to a review article published online in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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The importance of the medical illustrator today

ASDA Blog

Of all the trends that have defined 21st-century education, none are more obvious than the increasing incorporation of technology in the classroom. Many students now in dental school will remember the clumsy introduction of smartboards into their primary school classrooms.

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Does Mouthwash Really Work?

Creekview Dental

The effectiveness of mouthwash is a highly debated topic in the field of dentistry. Some dentists recommend it to patients for a variety of reasons and other dentists don’t. Patients may choose to use mouthwash as a breath freshening agent or to help their mouth feel cleaner.

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