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The Importance of Staff Retention in Dental Offices: Why It Matters

Oral Health Group

The number one concern for most dental practices in North America is keeping the office staffed with quality employees. Staffing is quickly becoming a national. more The post The Importance of Staff Retention in Dental Offices: Why It Matters appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Dental Assistant Loses Her Job After TikTok Video Goes Viral

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Both customers and workers were surprised when a dental assistant began yelling at the drive-through clerk at a McDonald’s in Fresno, California. The dental assistant was displeased with her order, and, according to customers, was “degrading” the worker. One customer asked the dental assistant to stop treating the worker so poorly, when she responded with a racial slur and obscene gesture.

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Are Patient Reviews That Important?

Patient News

After analyzing, designing, creating, and managing hundreds and hundreds of successful dental websites, it’s clear that having a healthy flow of patient reviews is a powerful tool that boosts the overall web presence of a dental practice. Attracting new patients is critical for practice growth, not only to mitigate naturally occurring attrition and related production loss but to also add.

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Digital Dental Camera Enables Anyone to Take High-Quality Pictures

Dentistry Today

The EyeSpecial digital dental camera is made exclusively for dentistry. This unique and innovative camera allows the entire dental team to take perfect pictures every time—no photography skills are needed. Easily take stress-free, high-quality images for case documentation, lab collaboration, and patient communication by merely pressing one of the 9 pre-set dental shooting modes.

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Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the pharmacologic management of acute dental pain in children: A report from the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the University of Pennsylvania

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2023 Sep;154(9):814-825.e2. 4 Abstract Background: A guideline panel convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs, American Dental Association Science and Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the University of Pennsylvania conducted a systematic review and meta-analyses and formulated evidence-based recommendations for the pharmacologic management of acute dental pain

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Cultivate Leadership within Your Dental Team

Dentistry Gone Digital

Cultivating Leadership in Your Dental Team: Empowerment Strategies for Practice Success By: Dawn Patrick A successful dental practice is built upon more than just clinical expertise; it thrives when every member of the team embraces leadership qualities. Transforming your dental team into a group of empowered leaders can foster a dynamic environment, enhance patient experiences, and drive practice growth.

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Private Dental School in NC Receives CODA Accreditation

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On August 24, North Carolina’s only private dental school achieved a significant milestone, receiving initial accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). High Point University (HPU) will officially open the Workman School of Dental Medicine to the inaugural class in the fall of 2024. The university has already received more than 1,000 applications.

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Effects of probiotics on the oral health of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2023 Aug 8;cjad046. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjad046. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background and objective: The effect of probiotics on oral health maintenance in orthodontic patients remains controversial. The aim of the study is to systematically review and assess the effects of probiotics on the oral health and microbiome of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.

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Leveraging AI in Dental Imaging to Reduce Appointment Cancellations and No-Shows

Planet DDS

The top two most cited reasons dental practice appointment schedules aren’t at 100% is because of last-minute patient cancellations and no-shows. The American Dental Association (ADA), in its Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry Main Report July 2023 , underscored that a sizeable portion of these patients either fail to show up for their appointments entirely or cancel less than 24 hours beforehand.

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Dental Waterline Safety and Infection Control

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 2 Minute, 30 Second How Effective Are Waterline Treatment Products? Based on the largest dental waterline treatment study to date, which compiled data from over 22,000 consecutive waterline tests, here are some notable findings about the efficacy of waterline maintenance products: 31% of All Dental Unit Waterline Treatments Failed to Pass Water Quality Testing.* Takeaway : Even if you think you’re using an effective treatment regimen, you can’t be

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Surgical/Restorative Guide Provides Accurate Provisionalization

Dentistry Today

CHROME GuidedSMILE is the market-leading, patent-protected All-on-X surgical/ restorative guide that has been adopted by doctors and specialists nationally and internationally. It delivers tooth- or tissue-anchored bite verification, metal-guided bone reduction, secure site drilling, and accurate provisionalization. It only takes 2 to 3 appointments to transfer restorative information for the final restorative conversion.

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Regenerative Endodontics versus MTA Apexification

Dental News and Technology

JDR Clin Trans Res. 2023 Aug 9;23800844231191515. doi: 10.1177/23800844231191515. Online ahead of print. Abstract Introduction: With the introduction of stem cell engineering in dentistry, regenerative endodontics has emerged as a potential alternative to mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) apexification in the management of necrotic immature permanent teeth.

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University of Texas Introduces New Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Program

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post University of Texas Introduces New Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Program appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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What Causes Gingivitis in Kids? What to Know About Periodont.

The Super Dentists

If you have ever noticed your child’s teeth bleeding during brushing or flossing or their gums are swollen or painful, your child may have gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage. Read More The post What Causes Gingivitis in Kids? What to Know About Periodont. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Fluoride Varnish Provides Enhanced Retention

Dentistry Today

Enamelast fluoride varnish is a xylitol-sweetened, 5% sodium fluoride in a resin carrier. Its unique formula is made with a patented adhesion-promoting agent for enhanced retention, while providing superior fluoride release and uptake. Enamelast fluoride varnish produces a mechanical occlusion of the dentinal tubules in the treatment of tooth hypersensitivity.

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Detection of the pathological exposure of pulp using an artificial intelligence tool: a multicentric study over periapical radiographs

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 23 , Article number: 553 ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Background Introducing artificial intelligence (AI) into the medical field proved beneficial in automating tasks and streamlining the practitioners’ lives. Hence, this study was conducted to design and evaluate an AI tool called Make Sure Caries Detector and Classifier (MSc) for detecting pathological exposure of pulp on digital periapical radiographs and to compare its performance with dentists.

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University of Louisville Receives Grant to Further Understanding of the Oral Microbiome

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the University of Louisville in Kentucky have secured an $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a 5-year study on microorganisms present throughout the body, including the oral cavity. Their findings hold the potential to significantly advance the knowledge base and treatment options for various chronic conditions.

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Are Dental Sealants Safe for Kids? Different Types of Sealan.

The Super Dentists

Dental sealants are thin, liquid coatings that are painted onto the surface of the premolars and molars. Once applied, the dentist hardens the sealant material to help prevent the teeth. Read More The post Are Dental Sealants Safe for Kids? Different Types of Sealan. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Global Dental Consumables Market Projected to Reach USD 57.7 Billion by 2030

Dentistry Today

The “Dental Consumables Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product Type (Dental Implants, Crowns & Bridges, Dental Biomaterials, Orthodontic Materials), By End-use (Hospitals, Dental Clinics), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023-2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global dental consumables market is poised to witness substantial growth in the coming years, with a projected value of USD 57.7 billion by 2030, according to a

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2nd person dies from TB linked with bone matrix lot

Dental News and Technology

LEADING THE NEWS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a second person has died as a result of tuberculosis associated with FiberCel Fiber Viable Bone Matrix manufactured by Aziyo Biologics. Thirty-six people had dental or medical procedures that used this product lot, and CDC and Food and Drug Administration officials are working with health agencies and affected medical facilities to help ensure patients are evaluated and treated.

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South Dakota Expands Rural Recruitment Program to Include Dental Hygienists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The South Dakota Department of Health has expanded its Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program (RHFRAP) to encompass dental hygienists as qualified participants. RHFRAP offers a $10,000 incentive to eligible healthcare professionals who fulfill a 3-year, full-time service commitment and have recently joined as new employees within the past 9 months.

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Bruxism in Down Syndrome patients

The Dental Elf

This review to assess the prevalence in bruxism in patients with Down Syndrome included 8 small studies. The studies were hetrogeneous with a pooled prevalence of 33% (95% CI: 22 to 45%). The post Bruxism in Down Syndrome patients appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Understanding How Social Media Shapes Oral Health: Study on Women in Public Housing

Dentistry Today

A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University, led by Brenda Heaton, PhD, MPH, explored the impact of social media on the oral health of women residing in public housing in Boston, Massachusetts. The study employed a cross-sectional survey involving adult female residents from two public housing developments. The survey discussions covered a range of topics, including sociodemographic factors, oral and general health status, and health-related practices for both the participants a

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Metabolomic profiles of obesity and subgingival microbiome in periodontally healthy individuals: A cross-sectional study

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2023 Aug 3. Abstract Aim: Since blood metabolomic profiles of obese individuals are known to be altered, our objective was to examine the association between obesity-related metabolic patterns and subgingival microbial compositions in obese and non-obese periodontally healthy individuals. Materials and methods: Thirty-nine periodontally healthy subjects were enrolled.

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Clinical Practice Guideline on Pain Relief in Children Is Released

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new clinical practice guideline developed by the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute (ADASRI), University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine recommends acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as first-line treatments for short-term dental pain in children younger than 12.

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6 Content Marketing Myths

Rosemont Review

In today’s age of digital marketing, content is king. However, as you probably know, not just any content can rule the search engine results pages (SERPs)—content marketing involves a very specific way of writing that takes the “rules” of SEO into consideration while still prioritizing the reader. Unfortunately, these “rules” aren’t always very clear, which can lead to some common misconceptions.

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Constance Wu to Headline SmileCon 2023 in Orlando

Dentistry Today

The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that acclaimed actress Constance Wu will inaugurate SmileCon 2023 in Orlando, Florida, on October 5th. Wu will share her personal journey and discuss wellness, one of the central themes at this year’s SmileCon. Best known for her lead role in Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” Wu received both a Golden Globe nomination and a Critics Choice nomination for her performance.

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Adult Braces 101: Age Limit, Pros & Cons, and Comparing.

The Super Dentists

Adult braces are becoming more common, accounting for 20 percent of braces patients yearly. Many adults choose to get braces because they did not have the opportunity to get them. Read More The post Adult Braces 101: Age Limit, Pros & Cons, and Comparing. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Understanding How Potential Patients Use Keywords To Find A New Dentist

My Social Practice

Attracting New Local Patients by Optimizing for the Correct Keywords A huge piece of your marketing strategy is finding new patients, but sometimes that involves casting a pretty wide net. Targeting local patients with SEO tactics like keyword optimization will help narrow your audience and attract quality leads. As we look at using keywords to attract new patients, remember: your content should use these keywords regularly and naturally in order to push your website up the Google search result

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Conquer Dry Mouth While You Sleep With These Solutions

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Are you struggling with dry mouth while you sleep, and no matter what you do nothing seems to help? Don’t worry: there are solutions! In this article, we’ll discuss the causes of dry mouth at night and provide tips on how to conquer it, so that you can enjoy peaceful nights of restful sleep again. What is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common condition that most people experience from time to time.

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Affordable Dentures & Implants Opens in Huntsville, AL

Dentistry Today

The new Affordable Dentures & Implants practice in Huntsville, Alabama , located at Enterprise Plaza, 6140 University Drive NW, Suite A1, is now open. This practice has become part of the nation’s largest provider network of dental practices, supported by Affordable Care, offering comprehensive tooth replacement services. From extractions and partial dentures to full dentures and dental implants, including implant-secured dentures , Affordable Dentures & Implants in Huntsville prov

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What are zygoma implants?

Implantation Dental Center

Zygoma implants are a type of dental implant used in complex cases of severe maxillary (upper jaw) bone loss. Traditional dental implants require a certain amount of bone in the jaw to securely anchor the implant. However, in cases where the bone has resorbed significantly, often due to long-term denture use or other factors, there … What are zygoma implants?

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Orofacial injuries in people with cerebral palsy

The Dental Elf

This review of the prevalence of orofacial injuries in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) included 12 studies. Ten studies were included in a meta-analysis which estimates the assess the prevalence of orofacial injuries in patients with CP at 34% (95%CI; 18 – 25%). The post Orofacial injuries in people with cerebral palsy appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Are Dental Implants Painful?

Hardin Dental

The thought of undergoing dental procedures can evoke a range of emotions, with concerns about pain often at the forefront. Dental implants , a popular solution for restoring missing teeth, frequently raise the question: At Hardin Advanced Dentistry , we prioritize our patients’ wellbeing and comfort. Read on to learn more about dental implants and how they feel.

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Bulk-Fill Restorative Delivers High-Quality, Long-Term Results

Dentistry Today

VisCalor bulk is the world’s first thermoviscous bulk-fill restorative that offers a unique 2-in-1 restorative. Once warmed, it delivers the viscosity of a flowable, then cools to body temperature once placed—offering the immediate sculptability of a packable and eliminating the need for a separate base or liner, multiple increments, and/or an occlusal capping layer to deliver fast, high-quality, long-term results.

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How Long Does It Take To Fix An Overbite?

Kakar Dental Group

An overbite is more common than most people may think. It’s also one of the most recognizable dental issues that require expert and immediate orthodontic treatment. While a minor overbite may not cause significant health issues, the last thing you want to do is leave a severe overbite uncorrected for too long. This is because it can easily lead to some pain or difficulty when chewing.

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Dental caries and genetics – is there a link?

The Dental Elf

This review assessing the agreement of dental caries experience between monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic twins (DZ) included 19 studies. While the findings indcate a possible a genetic influence the certainty of evidence is very low so the findings should be interpreted very cautiously. The post Dental caries and genetics – is there a link? appeared first on National Elf Service.

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