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Ideas and Inspiration for Great Dental Posts on Social Media

Oral Health Group

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Dental Practice Made Simple: Why patients decline treatment

Dr. Bicuspid

The No. 1 reason why patients decline treatment is price, said Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. But the holdup may not necessarily be the fee as much as how they have to pay for it.

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Game-Changing Marketing Strategies for Oral Surgeons in 2022

Med Rank Interactive

The world of marketing and finding patients has changed vastly over the last several years. No longer is word-of-mouth, referrals from dental practices, or even checking the phone book enough to get new patients and sustain regular practice growth.

Postextraction ridge preservation by using dense PTFE membranes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Published: April 09, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The use of dense polytetrafluoroethylene (dPTFE) membranes in alveolar ridge preservation may help reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and infection, maintaining the soft-tissue anatomy.

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How Can Dental Students Save for Their Own Practice?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Ava Guzman. After graduation, dentistry students might immediately want to start working in order to get a return on their educational investment and earn a living. However, between student loans and the money needed to open up a clinic, the costs are steep. Saving Money for Your Dental Practice.

Tongue device improves sleep apnea in kids with Down syndrome

Dr. Bicuspid

A surgically implanted device that moves a person's tongue forward during sleep reduces sleep apnea severity in children with Down syndrome, according to a study published April 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.

5 Things To Consider Before Selling Your Dental Practice

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

By Kyle Francis, CEO and founder Professional Transition Strategies. To many, the dental practice transition process seems daunting, but it doesn’t need to be.

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Green dentistry: Build your practice around sustainability

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 9 Second. Sustainability is, literally, a global concept.

Have you pigeonholed your patients?

Dr. Bicuspid

New patients are essential to a dental practice, but it's also important to keep them so they become established patients who value your practice and care. Dr. James V. Anderson shares communication tips to ensure that every patient feels heard and cared for.

Breakthrough Made in Efforts to Heal Damaged Salivary Glands

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research have found a new type of cell, called an ionocyte, that is integral to the health of salivary glands.

Magnetic resonance imaging for preoperative diagnosis in third molar surgery: a systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Published: 09 April 2022 Oral Radiology ( 2022 ) Abstract In recent years, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made great strides through various technical improvements and new sequences, which have made it one of the most promising and leading imaging techniques in the head and neck region.

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Green dentistry: Does sustainability cost more?

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 3 Minute, 47 Second. In an earlier blog post , we shared the story of Artisan Dental, a practice in Madison, Wisconsin, that includes sustainability as part of its mission.

The keys to coding crown lengthening and crown exposure

Dr. Bicuspid

Did you perform crown lengthening (D4249) or crown exposure (D4212) on a tooth? Often, there is confusion about which of these procedures is correct when it comes to coding treatment, and mixing them up could cost you and your practice.

Mothers of Young Children Frequently Receive Conflicting Information on Fluoride

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine study on how mothers obtain information regarding the use of fluoride found that social networks—composed of family members, healthcare providers, and community members—often provide conflicting information on the safety of fluoride and its role in caries prevention.

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Does vitamin D have an effect on osseointegration of dental implants? A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Published: 11 April 2022 International Journal of Implant Dentistry volume 8 , Article number: 16 ( 2022 ) Abstract Purpose The aim of this study was to systematically review the available evidence to evaluate the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation or vitamin D depletion on the osseointegration of implants in animals and humans.

4 tips for going green at your dental practice

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 2 Minute, 21 Second. Spring’s arrival brings tiny buds that grow into verdant leaves, and grass that grows greener by the day.

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Surgery for drooling leads to life-threatening outcome

Dr. Bicuspid

A 6-year-old boy with autism experienced life-threatening throat swelling and airway compromise following a submandibular gland ligation procedure to control his drooling, according to a short communication published April 18 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Dental Student Works to Reduce Dental-Related Waste

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Each year in the United States, more than 1 billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away, according to the American Dental Association.

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Guided Access Cavity Preparation Using Cost-Effective 3D Printers

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Endodontics Published: April 11, 2022 Abstract Purpose This in vitro study aimed to evaluate the accuracy and precision of desktop 3D printers when fabricating stents for guided endodontics. Materials and methods A stent was designed using planning software for guided endodontic access on a typodont model. Four different 3D printers were used to fabricate an identical stent, one per printer.

Green dentistry: 3 high-tech solutions for a sustainable practice

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 3 Minute, 3 Second. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, we’re bringing you a series of blog posts to provide you and your team ideas for making your dental practice more sustainable.

Gut bacteria trigger loss of tooth-supporting bone in mice

Dr. Bicuspid

A recent study challenges the notion that oral microbes solely regulate bone loss in the mouth. The findings show gut bacteria appear to maintain alveolar bone, opening the possibility that interventions aimed at the gut may also support oral health.

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How to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

sudok1 / iStock / Getty Images Plus. For patients in respiratory distress, ventilators can spell the difference between life and death. Particularly during the height of the pandemic, ventilators were worth their weight in gold.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Smile

Gilreath Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry Techniques To Improve Your Smile There are multiple cosmetic dentistry options available to choose from when you want to improve your smile. A smile is an asset that makes people appear more beautiful and pleasing.

6 Reasons Not to Skip Your Dental Checkup 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

It’s no secret that dental checkups are important. In fact, they’re one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. We know that sometimes it can be hard to fit them into your busy schedule, especially if you’re feeling healthy and have no dental problems.

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Dentist misrepresented herself as a patient to get oxycodone

Dr. Bicuspid

A New York dentist has admitted to misrepresenting herself as one of her patients to fraudulently obtain oxycodone for her own use, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York.

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Downward Trend Noted in Dental Employment

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Dental Association Health Policy Institute (ADA HPI) reported a decrease in dental employment—the first since April 2020—during the month of March.

What’s YOUR Financial Policy?

Coaches Corner

What’s YOUR Financial Policy? Does your dental practice have a written financial policy? Do you even need one?

Writing advice from ASDA’s Editorial Board

ASDA Blog

Writing can be a challenge, even for those with a lot of experience. The 2022-23 ASDA Editorial Board creates and facilitates content for Contour magazine and ASDA Blog. Here, they offer their advice for improving your writing skills and getting that first draft done.

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Which camera is best for dental photos?

Dr. Bicuspid

Digital single-lens reflector, point-and-shoot, and smartphone cameras are frequently used in everyday life, but which one is most suitable for dental photography? Each camera's strengths -- and drawbacks -- were outlined in a study published April 7 in Heliyon.

Rooting Out the Causes of Oral Malodor in Children

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

alashi / DigitalVision Vectors. When oral malodor manifests in kids, if it’s not due to a recent encounter with Aunt Josephine’s garlic-infused lasagna or the onion-laden burger consumed at lunch, the most likely cause is probably poor oral hygiene. Particularly if it’s an ongoing issue. .

Why is a Rubber Dam Used During a Root Canal?

Phoenix Endodontist

General dentists frequently work with endodontists on procedures, such as root canal treatments, designed to save natural teeth. Dentists often develop strong referral relationships with endodontists and may also place the crown that completes the root canal treatment.

Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants Designed Like Your Natural Teeth

Swan Dental AZ

One of the components of a beautiful, healthy smile is having all your teeth intact. Even if it is not within the visible part of your smile, a single lost tooth affects your oral functionality and alters your jawbone health in the long run.

Is it time to change antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines?

Dr. Bicuspid

A group of dentists and physicians called for the ADA and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons to reevaluate the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joints in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Denture Wearing Negatively Impacts Nutrition

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study that cross-referenced participants’ dental records with nutritional assessment revealed that those fitted for dentures experienced a notable decline in nutritional markers over the 2 years following the start of appliance wearing, while those with complete dentitions did not see such declines.

Does Your Wisdom Tooth Have A Sharp Edge?

Best Dentist in Houston

Does your wisdom tooth feel like it has a sharp edge that you feel with your tongue? Many wisdom teeth erupt with solid points, making them a nuisance. These irregularities may be from how the wisdom teeth developed or a break in the wisdom tooth that left a sharp edge that you are feeling now.

Simple Steps of Cementation

3M

Everyone sometimes faces an important decision. In dental practice, this can also be the right choice of cement for bonding prosthetic work.

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Do's & don'ts for the practice vision

Dr. Bicuspid

The practice vision enables a dental practice to clearly focus on its objectives. It maps out a clear direction for your practice over the next three years so that the doctor and the team can enjoy the highest levels of satisfaction, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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