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Dr. William Chen Shares a Clinical Mistake and the Importance of Digital Dentistry

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. William Chen Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Bill Chen, a highly successful dentist based in Sebring, Florida. Dr. Chen shares his insights and experiences, including a clinical mistake he made and how it relates to the world of digital dentistry. Building a Flourishing Practice Dr.

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Are You Focusing On Financial Freedom Or The Tools That Get You There? – Part 2

Dentistry Today

In part one of this article , I discussed how optimizing your time is a key part of living a life of freedom. The other important tool to consider is your belief system. Is the risk of failure getting in the way of your truly being free? The first house Dr. Phelps bought with his dad. Risk of Failure vs. Risk of Regret As clinicians, we are trained to avoid mistakes and failures at any cost.

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Biofilm accumulation on complete arch subperiosteal implant-supported prostheses: Effect of pontic type

Dental News and Technology

Published: January 16, 2024 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Complete arch subperiosteal implant-supported prostheses present challenges in terms of effective cleaning, leading to the accumulation of biofilm on their intaglio surfaces. The association between different intaglio surface morphologies and biofilm accumulation on complete arch subperiosteal implant-supported prostheses is unclear.

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The Pitfalls of Pay Per Lead Marketing: A Warning for Dentists

Identity Dental

In the ever-evolving landscape of dental marketing, dentists are constantly on the lookout for strategies to attract new patients and grow their practices. One marketing model that has gained some attention in recent years is Pay Per Lead marketing. While it may seem like an enticing proposition on the surface, we, at Identity Dental Marketing, […] The post The Pitfalls of Pay Per Lead Marketing: A Warning for Dentists appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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New Year, New Approach? Shifting Your Financial Mentality

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP Your life as a doctor is complex in many ways. It started with dental school – additional years of training accompanied by hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans. And as can be expected the focus of your classes was clinical; doctors get very little business training. Upon graduation, starting salaries crush those of the typical undergrad yet doctors have many more obligations to juggle.

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: Curaprox Wooden Toothbrush

Dentistry Today

The Curaprox Wooden Toothbrush with a biodegradable, compostable handle and colorful brush head filaments is now available. After developing no fewer than 48 prototypes, Curaden presents a wooden toothbrush that meets demanding expectations. For this new toothbrush, Curaprox uses Swiss beech wood from sustainable forest management. The Curaprox wood ultra-soft has 4440 densely packed filaments.

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Facts and trends in dental antibiotic and analgesic prescriptions in Germany, 2012–2021

Dental News and Technology

Volume 28 , article number 100 , ( 2024 ) Cite this article Abstract Objectives The study aims to overview German dentists’ development of antibiotic and analgesic prescriptions from 2012 to 2021. Materials and methods A longitudinal database analysis was performed based on the annual reports of the “Research Institute for Local Health Care Systems” (WIdO, Berlin).

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Wisconsin Addresses Shortage of Oral Health Professionals

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Wisconsin is facing a severe shortage of oral health professionals, including dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dentists. The shortage may result in longer wait times for patients seeking dental care. Northcentral Technical College in Wausau has responded to the crisis by adding an extra term in the spring for their dental programs, aiming to graduate students throughout the school year to address the immediate demand.

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Planet DDS Introduces Cloud 9 Pay

Dentistry Today

Planet DDS , the leader in cloud-based dental software, is making it easier than ever for orthodontic practices to collect payments from patients. Developed with a focus on both customer experience and security, Cloud 9 Pay protects patient data using payment card industry (PCI) validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE). This not only safeguards patient information but also significantly reduces PCI compliance burdens for orthodontic practices.

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Effect of different parameters utilized for image guided endodontic root canal preparation on temperature changes: an in vitro study

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 24 , Article number: 76 ( 2024 Abstract Background Navigated endodontics is a cutting-edge technology becoming increasingly more accessible for dental practitioners. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify the ideal technical parameters of this procedure to prevent collateral damage of the surrounding tissues. There is a limited number of studies available in published scientific literature referencing the possible collateral thermal damage due to high-speed rotary instrumen

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Who Could Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

A visit to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. It’s not always easy to be comfortable in the dental chair, especially if you have a fear of needles or a low pain threshold. Thankfully, sedation dentistry is now available to make dental visits less intimidating. So, who could benefit from sedation dentistry, and what are the different types of sedation available?

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Is It Better To Get A Tooth Extracted Or Root Canal?

Best Dentist in Houston

Tooth Removal Or Root Canal? Choosing between a tooth extraction and a root canal is a decision that requires careful consideration of various factors, including the extent of dental damage, overall oral health, and individual preferences. Both procedures aim to alleviate pain and preserve oral function, but they differ significantly in their approaches.

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Fox Point Dental Announces Rebranding and Move to New Lakewood Location

Dentistry Today

Fox Point Dental, a dental clinic in Lakewood, Colorado, is thrilled to announce two exciting pieces of news that will mark a new chapter for the practice: a rebranding to Balanced Dental Studio and a move to a spacious new location in Lakewood. A Focus on Overall Well-being The transition to Balanced Dental Studio reflects the practice’s commitment to whole-health dental care , prioritizing not just aesthetics but also the overall health and well-being of each patient. “We believe b

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A Live Virtual Introduction to Injection Molding and The Bioclear Technique for Composites Hands on Course

3M

Learn about Bioclear and Heated Injection Molding live from the comfort of your own operatory. 7 CE The post A Live Virtual Introduction to Injection Molding and The Bioclear Technique for Composites Hands on Course appeared first on 3M Dental Blog.

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No Statistically Significant Association Found Between Vitamin D Levels and Caries

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A cross-sectional study published in BMC Public Health investigated the potential links between serum vitamin D levels, measured by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry, and oral health outcomes in 7- to 9-year-old Norwegian children. The research focused on dental caries and molar incisor hypomineralization. While a descriptive analysis suggested higher prevalence and affected teeth in children with insufficient vitamin D levels, the adjusted analysis did not reveal statisticall

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Why Do My Gums Hurt in One Spot?

Kakar Dental Group

Have you been cradling your face for several days, wanting to scream out in pain? You likely have painful, swollen gums, occurring due to various reasons. Getting a timely, professional diagnosis ensures you know the culprit behind the incessant gum pain and the secrets to solving it. My Gums Hurt in One Spot is a common problem, lets talk about it.

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Dental Health Evolution: Insights Into South Korea’s $2 Billion Prosthetics Market

Dentistry Today

The “Dental Prosthetics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis, South Korea, 2024-2030, MedCore, Includes: Crowns, Bridges, Dentures & Dental CAD/CAM Prosthetics, and 3 more” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. In 2023, the South Korean dental prosthetics market reached a value of over $1.6 billion. Projections indicate an increase over the forecast period, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.8%, reaching $2.0 billion.

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Achieving predictable results in preparations, temporization, impressions and final cementation

3M

More than 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was profoundly convinced that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. In today’s busy practice environment, this idea is more relevant than ever: it is the simplification and standardization of clinical protocols involving the use of the most suitable materials that lead to efficiency, reliability and predictability so urgently needed in the busy practice environment.

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New Study Determines Quality is Better than Quantity when it Comes to Sleep

Denticle

Humans require sleep, that's a well proven fact. Not only do we need sleep, we suffer for the lack of it. It's something we all know, but I think it bears repeating from time to time. In the last decade or so there has been an expansion in our medical knowledge base of sleep. especially the discovery, diagnosis, and treatment of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea).

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Central Obesity’s Role in Periodontal Diseases

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Adipose tissue is an active endocrine organ, and the destructive wake of central adiposity is far-reaching. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30%, with severe or morbid obesity as a BMI ≥ 40%. The age-adjusted prevalence of obesity in the United States is 42.4% and is highest among non-Hispanic black adults. 1 These pa­tients have hyperactive, enlarged adipocytes that attract macro­phages and together produce tumor necrosis factor alpha, adiponectin and IL-6, which increase

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DentaSEAL Pro Launches First-to-Market Product Line

Dentistry Today

DentaSEAL Pro, a leading clinical dental startup, is proud to unveil the latest innovation in clinical care—a first-to-market product line offering a next-generation sealant, instant sensitivity relief gel and an appliance top coat. This product line directly addresses biofilm, stain, inflammation and is set to revolutionize how dentists and hygienists prevent oral diseases.

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Dental Implants For People With Bad Credit

Best Dentist in Houston

Can You Afford Dental Implants With Bad Credit? If you're considering dental implants but find yourself grappling with a less-than-ideal credit score, rest assured that options are available. While a poor credit history may pose some challenges, it doesn't necessarily mean you have to forgo the benefits of dental implants. In this guide, we'll explore potential avenues for obtaining dental implants with bad credit, offering insights into alternative financing solutions and tips to navigate the p

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Team Spotlight: Vivian Dionicio

Phoenix Endodontist

In the bustling world of endodontics, where precision and care are paramount, one individual stands out as part of the heartbeat of Phoenix Endodontic Group. Meet Vivian Dionicio, one of our practice dental Assistants, whose dedication and infectious enthusiasm make her an invaluable asset to our team. We are pleased to explore her role at Phoenix Endodontic Group and the unique qualities that define her in this Q&A.

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VCU Professor Studies the Impact of Adult Medicaid Benefits for Dental Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Recognizing oral health as a crucial element of overall well-being, Shillpa Naavaal, BDS, MS, MPH, an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Dentistry, has secured a nearly $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a 5-year study titled “Role of Comprehensive Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits in Improving Oral Health and Reducing Disparities among Adults and Children.

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dentalcorp Announces Extension of Maturity of Credit Facility

Dentistry Today

dentalcorp recently announced an extension to its existing syndicated senior secured credit facility with a consortium of banks, led by CIBC Capital Markets and TD Securities. The maturity date of the credit facility will be extended to January 18, 2028, from its original May 27, 2026 date. Concurrently, dentalcorp reduced the facility amount from $1.75 billion to $1.4 billion.

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Get An Implant In Nunawading And Make A Difference

Healthy Smiles

It’s normal to lose a tooth in an accident or disease, and the consequences can include rapid bone loss, difficulty speaking, or irregular eating habits. Oral health issues could be even worse. But thankfully, there is a way to replace lost teeth using dental implants. Dental implants in Nunawading are becoming increasingly popular as more people learn about them.

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A Spotlight on the State of Children’s Dental Health

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 1 Minute, 50 Second This article first appeared in OnTarget , but we thought it would be great to share this important information once again. Child dental care plays an important part in their health, let’s take a look at how we can work best with pediatric patients! Did You Know? 3 Obstacles to Oral Healthcare for Children in America Social Obstacles: Statistics reveal disparities among racial groups when it comes to the oral health of

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DWX-42W Still Impressing as we go Over 20 Months of Usage

Denticle

I was excited to vote in favor of awarding the DGShape DWX-42W mill with the Cellerant Best of Class Award for 2023. As most folks in the dental industry know, the Cellerant BOC is a prestigious award and those of us on the voting panel do not our responsibilities lightly. One of the things about dentistry that continues to make it exciting for me is the almost continual advancements we see and are able to utilize to provide greater efficiency and, more importantly, better and better patient out

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InventHelp Inventor Develops Improved Cotton Product for Dental Procedures

Dentistry Today

“I’m a dental assistant and I thought there could be a better way to retract the cheek or tongue without the hassle of the cotton rolling or slipping out of place,” said an InventHelp inventor from Waianae, Hawaii. “So I invented the COTTON TRIANGLE. My design would remain securely in place during dental examinations, cleanings, or various procedures.” The patent-pending invention provides an improved cotton product to retract the cheek or tongue from the teeth duri

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Can I Still Get Treated With Dental Implants If I Have Low Jawbone Density?

Perio Perio

When people have one or more missing teeth, they will want to replace those teeth with dental implants in Sterling, VA, before their jawbone begins to reabsorb. At a skilled and trusted dental office, even those who already have low jawbone density can still get treated with dental implants. Interested in learning more about how people can get treated with dental implants if they have low jawbone density?

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Pacific University to Open a Master of Science in Dental Therapy Program

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Amy Coplen, RDH, EPDH, MS Permanente Dental Associates (PDA) has generously donated $25,000 to Pacific University to support the establishment and accreditation of a Master of Science in Dental Therapy (MSDT) Program at the School of Dental Hygiene Studies within Pacific’s College of Health Professions in Hillsboro, Oregon. PDA, governed by more than 160 dentists and specialists, has collaborated with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest since 1974.

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Gum Grafting & Regeneration

Aerni Dental

What is gum grafting? Gum grafting is a procedure typically used to treat severe gum recession , but it can also be used to improve the appearance of one’s smile. The procedure goes under a number of different names, including gingival grafting , gingival augmentation , and s oft tissue grafting. In the case of gum recession, gum grafts are used to reverse recession, covering exposed tooth roots to protect them from infection and decay.

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Dr. Sam Low Unveils Philips Sonicare’s Innovation in Oral Health

Dentistry Today

Dentistry Today’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Paul Feuerstein, was able to steal Dr. Sam Low away for an interview at the 2023 Greater New York Dental Meeting. They discussed Philips Sonicare and the work the company has done in eradicating the big patient lie (“I floss every day”). Philips Sonicare has always been visionary and supportive of the connection between oral and overall health.

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Discover the Time-Defying Effects of Cosmetic Dentistry in Marietta

Gilreath Dental

Aging, an inevitable facet of life, often brings unwelcome changes to our appearance, such as gray hair, wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots. While some individuals opt for facial plastic surgery or rejuvenation treatments, there’s an alternative anti-aging secret gaining traction—cosmetic dentistry. A white, balanced, and attractive smile has the remarkable ability to instantly convey… The post Discover the Time-Defying Effects of Cosmetic Dentistry in Marietta appeared first on G

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Quelling Dental Anxiety With Canine Touch

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A Minneapolis dental practice puts its dental hygienist’s canine companion to work one day a week soothing anxious dental patients. Ollie, a labradoodle, accompanies patients during prophylaxes, providing comfort and distraction. The 80-pound dog sees around eight patients daily, with appointments booked through his dental hygienist owner, April Kline, LDH.

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Clinical Case: Severe Erosive Tooth Wear and Optical Masking of Discolorations

3M

Using 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive, 3M™ Filtek™ Universal Restorative, 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Contouring and Polishing Discs, and 3M™ Sof-Lex™ Diamond Polishing.

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A Golden Anniversary: Dental Lifeline Network Achieves 50 Years of Service

Dentistry Today

They say a smile is worth a thousand words, which is why Dental Lifeline Network has dedicated the past 50 years to helping underserved communities share theirs proudly with the world. The national nonprofit organization recruits volunteer dentists and labs who donate comprehensive dental care to the elderly, people with disabilities, and others who cannot otherwise obtain care.

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