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Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

Dental Peers

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry.

How to build your brand and reputation as a new dentist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jennifer Murphy. Everyone wants to be liked and we all want to be thought of in a positive light, especially when it comes to us as dentists and our dental practices. How does a dental school graduate entering into a whole new world develop that?

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DSO Western Dental to acquire DSO MADP, doubling its growth

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental service organization (DSO) Western Dental has acquired DSO Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners (MADP), which will nearly double the number of Western Dental-affiliated, supported practices and offices. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Protest of Western Dental viewed by millions.

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X-Guide Dynamic Navigation Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance To Aid in Minimally Invasive Endodontic Procedures

Dental News and Technology

Endodontists and patients will benefit from the advantages of more precise endodontic access LANSDALE, Pa. April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Nav Technologies, LLC, a leading creator of image-guided and robot-assisted surgical products, announced that is has received clearance from the U.S.

Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

Oral Health Group

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry.

What every dentist should know about joining a DSO or OSO

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Kevin Henry. Once out of dental school, graduates begin looking at various choices regarding how to approach the job market. Do they want to begin their career by working at a small, medium, or large dental practice?

Woman develops air in skull after debridement procedure

Dr. Bicuspid

A 62-year-old woman developed a life-threatening presence of air within her skull when a dental clinic used an air-polishing device to perform submucosal debridement to treat her peri-implantitis lesion, according to a case report published May 3 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research.

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Bioactive remineralization of dentin surface with calcium phosphate-based agents: An in vitroanalysis

Dental News and Technology

Abstract Background: With the increasing prevalence of erosive tooth wear affecting both adults and children; designing optimum protocols of management in a noninvasive manner is gaining precedence. Aim: Comparative evaluation of topically applied calcium phosphate-based agents casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and beta tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) TCP) on the surface of eroded dentin.

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The NIOSH Addresses Worker Safety in the Dental Setting

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Citing risks posed by aerosol exposure in the dental setting, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is studying ways to improve the safety of oral health professionals.

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Dental Practice Made Simple: Increasing case acceptance

Dr. Bicuspid

In the last episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin discussed the No. 1 reason why patients decline treatment: the cost. In this episode, Levin addresses another main reason why patients postpone treatment: the time.

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[Interview] TikTok Orthodontic Marketing – Over 600k Followers

My Social Practice

TikTok Orthodontic Account Gone Viral – Advanced Orthodontics in Laredo, TX. So, you’re a dentist or orthodontist and you’ve heard about TikTok dental marketing , but you have no idea where to start. Well, you’re in luck.

Dentsply Sirona opens the gateway to a new digital universe with cloud-based solution DS Core

Dental News and Technology

Today's virtual global event sets the stage for the launch of DS Core – a cloud-based solution powered by the collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and Google Cloud. Dentsply Sirona also introduces two new service offerings: DS Core Create and DS Core Care. DS Core seamlessly integrates with devices, services and technologies in dental practices – bringing improved efficiency to workflows from diagnosis to final care or treatment.

Cause of Severe Hepatitis in Children Remains a Mystery

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Cases of acute hepatitis so severe as to require hospitalization have impacted children across 11 countries, including the United States.

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Mothers get conflicting messages on fluoride

Dr. Bicuspid

Mothers often receive conflicting information about the use of fluoride to promote healthy teeth, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. This conflicting information, some of which is false, makes it difficult for them to make oral health decisions for their children.

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Dental practice strategy, Pt. 2: From SWOT to TOWS

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 4 Minute, 41 Second. In part one of this two-part blog series, we discussed the basics of performing a SWOT analysis at your dental practice to aid in developing a plan that leverages both reactive and proactive business strategies.

VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical Accuracy

Dental News and Technology

VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical Accuracy Company ushers in a new era of transparency and efficiency by bringing to market the most diverse AI dental imaging dataset in the industry BOSTON, May 2, 2022 – VideaHealth , a dental AI pioneer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance for Videa Caries Assist, an AI-powered dental caries (cavity) detection algorithm.

Hypomineralised second primary molars and prenatal, perinatal and postnatal exposures

The Dental Elf

This review of adverse health conditions in the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal periods and associations with hypomineralised second primary molars(HSPM) included 14 studies. The findings suggest associations between HSPM and a number of condition but findings should be interpreted cautiously.

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As you grow, so does your cyber risk

Dr. Bicuspid

On March 15, the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act was signed into law. This historic law will change how healthcare providers in the U.S. respond to cyberattacks and ransomware. Cybersecurity expert Paul Murphy shares what you need to know.

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Unmet Oral Health Needs Are Common Among US Children With Developmental Disabilities

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

New research shows that United States children with developmental disorders/disabilities (DD) are more likely to experience unmet oral health needs than typical children even though children with DD see an oral health professional more frequently than children without disabilities.

Cannabis use and the risk of periodontitis: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13632. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: This study aimed to leverage human genetic data to investigate whether cannabis use causally affects periodontitis. Methods and materials: Data were obtained from summary statistics of genome-wide association studies of lifetime cannabis use (N = 184,765), cannabis use disorder (17,068 cases; 357,219 controls), and periodontitis (17,353 cases; 28,210 controls).

Dental practice strategy, Pt. 1: SWOT analysis

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 5 Minute, 36 Second. Having current data points about your practice – and previous metrics to compare them to – gives you vital transparency into the real-time performance of your practice.

Southern Calif. surgeons give patients jaw in a day

Dr. Bicuspid

Surgeons from Cedars-Sinai, a nonprofit hospital serving the Los Angeles area, and the Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, are one of a handful of teams in the U.S. giving patients jaw replacements complete with dental implants in one day.

Survey Provides Insights Into How Dentists Use Patients’ Medical Histories

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study conducted by the American Dental Association that included 258 participants showed that 60% of dentists discuss the medical history with a patient at the initial visit but that this task moves to dental assistants (34%) and dental hygienists (32%) at future appointments.

Intraosseous injection or inferior alveolar nerve block for third molar surgery?

The Dental Elf

This review comparing the anaesthetic efficacy of intraosseous injection(IO) and conventional inferior alveolar nerve block (INAB) in mandibular third molar surgery included 4 small RCTs. The findings suggest no significant difference between IO and INAB techniques.

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Top Five Operational Challenges for DSOs

Planet DDS

Just like any business, DSOs have their own unique set of challenges. Managing multiple dental practices is much a different feat than running just one dental office.

Naltrexone reduced woman's burning mouth syndrome pain

Dr. Bicuspid

A 62-year-old woman with stubborn burning mouth syndrome experienced a significant decrease in pain after taking the opioid antagonist naltrexone daily. The case report was published April 30 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology.

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Tufts Professor Works to Change the Perception of Deciduous Teeth

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Cheen Loo, BDS, PhD, MPH, DMD, FAAPD, professor and chair of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University College of Dental Medicine in Boston, grew up needing extensive restorative care, which sparked her interest in a career in dentistry.

Extra-short dental implants survival rates compared to longer implants

The Dental Elf

This review comparing the survival rate, marginal bone loss and clinical complications between extra-short implants (?6 6 mm) and 6-mm-longer implants included 17 RCTs.

8 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Next Practice Management Solution

Planet DDS

As dentists, we focus on giving our patients the best experience in healthcare. We choose the finest materials to deliver services that enhance their lives, and our grueling academics taught us how to place margins and seal dentinal tubules.

Do e-bikes lead to more maxillofacial fractures?

Dr. Bicuspid

Maxillofacial injuries due to electronic bicycle (e-bike) accidents may be more severe than conventional cycling accidents, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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CDC Releases Revised Recommendations on How US Can Better Respond to Public Health Emergencies

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, new information was released at a breathtaking pace, leaving many struggling to keep up, including public health officials.

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Nextdoor: The Next Step in Dental Marketing

We Speak Dental

How are you putting your practice out into the world – or better yet, your surrounding neighborhoods? Meet Nextdoor , a hyperlocal social network and app for communities to build trusted connections, share recommendations and reviews, and exchange helpful information, goods, and services [i].

Dental Care Awareness Month: Protect Your Smile

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

This May, Dental Care Awareness Month, is the perfect time to focus on your teeth! It’s important to get the facts about dental health and learn how to take care of your teeth properly.

Are antibiotics needed for gum disease? A $2.4M trial will find out

Dr. Bicuspid

million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research will conduct a clinical trial that explores the use of antibiotics in combination with other therapies to treat periodontal disease.

Dental Students Perform Robot-Assisted Implant Surgery

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental students at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry performed a robot-assisted implant surgery on May 4.

Dental Crown Treatment Acceptance at the Local Body Shop?

Coaches Corner

Can you actually get dental crowns at the local auto body shop? Hopefully not, but here’s an important dental lesson about dental ccown treatment acceptance Dr. Rich learned when he went to get an estimate for some car work.

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Where to Get Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC?

Modern Family Dental

A missing tooth can be a disaster for your smile. You don’t want this to happen, but sometimes, it’s inevitable. Even worse, it could lead to issues like gum disease , tooth decay , and injury. Thankfully, dental implants are here to save the day and provide you with a permanent fix.