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3 Reasons Why the Dental Hiring Crisis May Soon Subside

Dentistry Gone Digital

For so many dental practices across the country, trying to find, hire, and keep team members and associate dentists has been a challenge. However, could we finally be turning the corner in the quest to fill those open positions?


Maximizing Workspace in a Dental Office

The Big Brush

Whether you’ve just established your practice or are seeking to make the most of your current space, there may be ways to maximize both the office and clinical space in your dental practice.


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What Makes a Great Dental Website?

My Social Practice

What makes a great dental website? You aren’t going to believe the advice I am about to give you. Ready for it? Don’t spend money on custom design; invest in great photography. I know that about every dental office website company out there will ridicule me for saying this.

Dangerous Oral Health TikTok Trends

Oral Health Group

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms of our time, with over half a billion active monthly users worldwide.

Teaching Your Dental Staff How to Get Your Patients to Come Back

Delivering Wow

Working at a dental practice entails a lot, so we often stray from focusing on ensuring our patients keep coming back. This can be the mistake that prevents your practice from growing and reaching its full potential.

The new dentist’s job and the learning curve

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA. After the search is over and the new job has begun, it is time to make sure that learning is occurring with a timeline that is acceptable to both the dentist who was hired and to the owner who is hopefully mentoring the new associate.

Oral health facts your patients don't know

Dr. Bicuspid

How much do your patients know about oral health? Market research platform DentaVox asked 5,551 people how their lifestyle affected their oral health. The responses weren't always accurate, especially when it came to alcohol and smoking.

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Straumann Group and Aspen Dental Management, Inc., partner to offer dental implants and prosthetic solutions to over 1,000 locations across the U.S.

Dental News and Technology

Agreement expands access to innovative products, integrated digital workflows and education for Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Straumann Group, a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence, announces a strategic partnership with Aspen Dental Management, Inc.,

How Does Oral Microbiome Affect Gum Health?

Ask The Dentist

One of the most flattering things is knowing that there are fellow functional dentists who listen to the show. Today’s question is from an aspiring functional dentist, and Dr. B dives into the oral microbiome.


Let's talk about Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

Dr. Bicuspid

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the importance of infection control and prevention. What better time to talk about the topic than Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, which takes place in September.

ADHA Updates its Return to Work Guidance

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On September 16, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) released a new update to its “Interim Guidance on Returning to Work,” which was initially published in May 2020.

Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic studies of proximal surface caries

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Aim This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy and reliability of commonly used caries detection methods for proximal caries diagnostics. Visual examination (VE), bitewing radiography (BWR), laser fluorescence (LF), and fibre-optic transillumination (FOTI) were considered in detail.


Harnessing the Power of Eaglesoft to Fuel Practice Growth

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Practices learn the basics of Eaglesoft by having certified Software Technology Advisors review various aspects of the practice management, clinical and imaging modules.

Earliest proof of caries found in 54-million-year-old mammal

Dr. Bicuspid

The oldest known evidence of caries in a mammal was found in the fossils of a monkeylike animal that lived 54 million years ago. A shift to higher-sugar foods likely caused the tooth decay, according to a study published on September 9 in Scientific Reports.


ADA Requires Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test to Attend Annual Meeting

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

All oral health professionals, exhibitors, guests, and staff members who wish to attend the annual meeting, SmileCon, of the American Dental Association (ADA) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result. The meeting will be held in Las Vegas October 11 to 13, 2021.


The impact of dental Medicaid reform on dental care provider activity and market penetration of dental support organizations

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Aug 25;S0002-8177(21)00301-9. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.007. adaj.2021.05.007. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: Medicaid state dental programs have experienced changes related to provider practice settings with the increased growth of dental support organizations (DSOs). The authors conducted this study to assess the impact of state Medicaid reform on the dental practice environment by examining provider activity and practice setting.

Are Dental Implants Painful?

Brookside Dental

Have you been considering replacing your missing teeth with dental implants? They’re one of the most popular types of dental restorations because they’re a permanent solution. You may already know that implants fuse with your jawbone to act as your new tooth’s root.

Clinicians in Japan use navigation system for TMJ surgery

Dr. Bicuspid

Clinicians in Japan successfully performed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis surgery on a pediatric patient using a computer-assisted navigation system, according to details published on September 10 in the Journal of Medical Case Reports.


What the Mu Variant Means in the Fight Against COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While many variants of SARS-CoV-2 exist, only four have raised alarm. The World Health Organization designates those variants that pose the greatest health threats as “variants of concern.”


Prognosis of vital pulp therapy on permanent dentition: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Dental News and Technology

Published: August 31, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract: Introduction The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the existing randomized controlled trials (RCT) on the safety and efficacy of vital pulp therapy (VPT) and to analyze the outcomes of VPT performed with a variety of pulp capping materials and techniques. Methods Medline (PubMed), Embase, Cochrane Library, and grey literature were searched (January 2000 to March 2021). Study selection and data extraction were performed in duplicate.


Stop Gingivitis With These 5 Steps

Gilreath Dental

Gingivitis may be a dental term you are already aware of. It is a condition that is marked by red, bleeding and puffy gums. As many as half of American adults suffer from this initial stage of gum disease. While gingivitis is common, it doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly. What is Gingivitis?


Queen Victoria made wearing teeth a fashion trend

Dr. Bicuspid

From mourning her husband's death to showing off love tokens from his hunting trips, Queen Victoria helped trigger the popularity of jewelry adorned with teeth, according to a news article published on September 10 in the British Dental Journal.


Consensus on Whether COVID-19 Boosters Are Necessary Remains Elusive

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While booster shots to the COVID-19 vaccination are recommended for those who are immunocompromised, whether healthy, previously vaccinated individuals need a booster remains an unanswered question.


Park Dental Research to Acquire Orthodontic Software and 3D Aligner Manufacturer Orchestrate 3D

Dental News and Technology

ARDMORE, Okla., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Dental Research announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Orchestrate Corp. a 3D Printing specialty company and manufacturer of dental orthodontic software headquartered in Redlands, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Park Dental Research to Acquire Orthodontic Software and 3D Aligner Manufacturer Orchestrate 3D.

Improve Dental Insurance Verification With Online Scheduling


Verify a Patient’s Dental Insurance with The Ease of Patient Online Scheduling. An online booking platform that streamlines dental insurance verification can make your job easier and improve the patient experience.

Are too many write-offs hurting your financial health?

Dr. Bicuspid

Are you repeatedly signing refund checks to patients? You may be passing off money that actually belongs to the practice, writes Dr. James V. Anderson. He details common errors and how to tally up contracted fees accurately.

Data Review on COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids to Get Underway

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will review 2 months of safety data from clinical trials on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines among children ages 5 to 11.


World Patient Safety Day and increasing awareness about dental quacking


While visiting the dentist can be uncomfortable, it is important that our patients are well-informed when choosing a provider. Ahead of World Patient Safety Day on Sept.17, we want to raise awareness about an issue that many may not have heard of: dental quacking.

Dental Implant Care Beyond the Chair

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Even implant patients who are diligent about keeping maintenance appointments may run into trouble with peri-implant disease if they don’t practice good daily oral hygiene at home.

How 3D printing can support remote education in dentistry

Dr. Bicuspid

3D printing became an invaluable tool that enabled dental students at one university to train from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Elisa Praderi writes why the situation proves 3D printing has been underutilized in education -- until now.

The CDC Updates Its COVID-19 Guidelines for All Healthcare Settings

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On September 10, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an update to the agency’s COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance for healthcare settings.


Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Era with Remote Access to Your Dental Practice Data

Planet DDS

Your capability to access data remotely is no longer an either/or decision in the ongoing post-pandemic dental practice environment. The question is, how can remote access help your practice refine processes like billing and back-office workflows? . Why it’s more than either/or .

Dental Industry News: Latest CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Dental care is health care, and that is reflected in the CDC’s latest COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance for health care settings , updated Sept 10, 2021.


Medicare dental benefits are inevitable: A response

Dr. Bicuspid

In his recent article, Dr. Marc Cooper painted his vision for why Medicare dental benefits are inevitable. In this response, Dr. Fred S. Ferguson continues the conversation, arguing that a value-based system can benefit patients, payers, and dentistry, too.


Top 5 Best Smile Makeover Procedures in Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

A smile is such a thing that can add elegance to your personality. A beautiful smile increases your charm and makes you more beautiful. If you have a beautiful smile, you are lucky.

Centrix Announces the Release of FluoroDose LolliTray Packaging

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

FluoroDose Fluoride Varnish with Xylitol just got an upgrade to have top-of-the-line packaging to match its top-of-the-line quality! The award-winning varnish is now packaged in our new enclosed LolliTray, a fully enclosed package designed with you in mind.


7 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Creekview Dental

Oral health is an important part of your overall health and wellness. When you think about oral health, you most likely think about your teeth. But the health of your teeth is only part of oral health. Gum health is also important, as the teeth and gums must work together.