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Having a Vision DOES Matter!

Oral Health Group

Welcome to December and my final blog for 2021! It has been a great honour to share some of my thoughts with you again this year and I look forward to continuing to do so in 2022! My most recent … The post Having a Vision DOES Matter! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

How the DSO Model Will Impact Dentistry in 2022 and Beyond

Planet DDS

Eavesdrop on any conversations about DSOs over the past two years and one big idea dominates the discussion: they’re not going away! In fact, there’s much to learn from those discussions and how the DSO model is positioned to impact dentistry in 2022 and beyond. .

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‘Ventilation Calculator’ May Help Dental Practices Improve Air Quality

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York, have created a “ventilator calculator” to help dental practices improve their indoor air quality in an effort to mitigate the risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.

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5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS. Here are 5 reasons to become a Dental Hygienist: Pay: You get paid well per hour. Hours: The hours are usually 8 to 5. No nights or Holidays: Most dental offices close on major Holidays. Only need Associates degree: Meaning only 2 years of school.

Plant-heavy diets may be linked to lower risk of periodontitis

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients who follow diets rich in plant-based foods but restrict refined grains and added sugars may be less likely to experience periodontitis, according to a study published recently in Nutrients. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: COVID-19 testing kits can measure oral microbiome.

Comparison of five rotary systems regarding design, metallurgy, mechanical performance, and canal preparation—a multimethod research

Dental News and Technology

Original Article Published: 03 December 2021 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Objectives To compare the design, metallurgy, mechanical performance, and canal preparation of 5 rotary systems. Material and methods A total of 735 25-mm NiTi instruments (sizes 0.17[0.18]/.02v,

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Having a Vision DOES Matter!

Dental Peers

Welcome to December and my final blog for 2021! It has been a great honour to share some of my thoughts with you again this year and I look forward to continuing to do so in 2022! My most recent blogs have focused on the importance of proper onboarding to increase your rate of employee retention.

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It may be time to urge patients to use powered toothbrushes

Dr. Bicuspid

Do you want patients to clean their teeth better? Then it may be time to recommend switching from a manual toothbrush to a powered toothbrush, according to a review article published on December 7 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

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Aspen Dental rebrands to reflect expansion

Dental News and Technology

Aspen Dental Management Rebrands as TAG – The Aspen Group - New positioning represents rapid expansion beyond dental industry - Now supports general dentistry, dental implants, urgent care, and medical aesthetic businesses - New corporate headquarters building opens in Chicago CHICAGO, Dec.

Components of a Dental Practice Tech Stack

The Big Brush

There are a number of ways to automate processes at your dental practice, including payroll, ordering supplies, and more — but first, you have to build your tech stack. Dental Practice Business Tips Grow Patient List Tips

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Chewing Gum May Help Reduce Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

New research out of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found that a chewing gum containing the plant protein angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) may help “trap” the novel coronavirus, preventing it from transmitting via saliva.

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Romance, risks, and regret: The drama of interoffice dating

Dr. Bicuspid

Interoffice relationships pose risks to the dental practice, including perceptions of unfair treatment and favoritism if a supervisory relationship exists. The California Dental Association details three case studies and offers tips to protect you and your practice. Read more on DrBicuspid.com

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Carestream Dental Helps Practitioners Achieve Better Implant Outcomes with New Implant Design Software, Drilling Template System

Dental News and Technology

ATLANTA— Carestream Dental recently expanded its implant solution portfolio with the Swissmeda Dental Planning System (DPS) to give practitioners, labs, DSOs and implant companies an easier surgical guide design process; faster turnaround from design to guide; smoother surgery; and better implant outcomes.

5 Preschooler Books Perfect for Pediatric Dentists

The Big Brush

You may notice some of the younger patients coming into your practice are nervous. They may be apprehensive about noises they’re hearing, potential pain, or simply meeting with strangers. Dental Practice Business Tips Grow Patient List Tips

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Can Replacing a Single Missing Tooth Improve Your Health?

Gilreath Dental

It’s easy for patients to seek restorative dentistry when a tooth goes missing in the front of their smile. However, missing teeth can compromise a lot more than just aesthetics. In fact, a single missing tooth can impact your overall health.

The power of knowing your status quo

Dr. Bicuspid

Curtis Marshall recently spoke with a dentist who decided to leave dentistry. The dentist didn't like what he was doing anymore and made the decision to get out. But learning about one key practice statistic led to the dentist's transformation and a rediscovery of his passion.

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SprintRay Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for NightGuard Flex

Dental News and Technology

510(k) clearance expands patient access to 3D printed occlusal guards as demand increases during pandemic NightGuard Flex is a dental 3D printing resin clinically formulated for comfort, durability and speed of patient delivery Key milestone in SprintRay's Protect A Smile campaign to combat rising global bruxism rates LOS ANGELES, Nov.

4 Ways Planet DDS Solutions Help Your Practice Reach Production Goals Faster

Planet DDS

Long before concepts like KPIs or SMART goals came along, Aristotle theorized that purpose can drive action. Since Aristotle’s time, many new theories have been developed on why goal setting can motivate individuals and increase performance over individuals who have set no goals.

Omega-3 supplements for depression and anxiety #ActiveIngredientsMH

The Social Care Elf

Ashlee Negrone summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis on omega-3 supplements for depression and anxiety in adults, and briefly introduces their Active Ingredients project on omega-3 for youth depression and anxiety.

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USPSTF updates recommendations for children under 5

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released updated recommendations to prevent dental caries in children younger than 5.

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exocad Releases ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway Software for Single-visit Dentistry in North America

Dental News and Technology

Fast and intuitive crown design software integrates with open hardware WOBURN, Mass. and DARMSTADT, Germany, Nov. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad, an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD/CAM software provider, today announced the availability of ChairsideCAD 3.0

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Creep Up Across the United States

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The trend of declining numbers of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 seems to have sadly come to an end as increases in hospitalizations have been reported among more than 30 states over the past 2 weeks.

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Endodontic diagnosis – conventional radiography versus cone beam computed tomography

The Social Care Elf

Mark-Steven Howe looks at this is diagnostic test accuracy review comparing conventional and cone-beam computed tomography for detecting persistent apical disease after root canal treatment.

Pandemic linked to rise in blood pressure among U.S. adults

Dr. Bicuspid

In the U.S., adults experienced a significant spike in blood pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published on December 6 in Circulation. The rise in blood pressure was observed even in those who did not get COVID-19.

Fine Tune Your Final Finish

3M

The post Fine Tune Your Final Finish appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Homepage Featured - NA North America (ONLY) Patient Satisfaction Productivity & Profitability Tips & Tricks Direct Restorations

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COVID-19 Diagnosed for the First Time in Hippopotamuses

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

COVID-19 seems to spare no one—and no species. For the first time ever, hippopatumses were diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Antwerp Zoo in Belgium. The poor hippos, Imani and Hermien, exhibited runny noses and were given COVID-19 tests, which came back positive on December 3.

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Virtual reality for mental health: are there any freely available apps that show promise?

The Social Care Elf

Imogen Bell summarises a recent review of virtual reality experiences as tools to support mental health therapy, which finds some freely available applications that may show promise for mental health. The post Virtual reality for mental health: are there any freely available apps that show promise?

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Man's pulled wisdom tooth leads to dangerous lung abscess

Dr. Bicuspid

A healthy 45-year-old man experienced respiratory failure due to a giant life-threatening lung abscess caused by oral bacteria stemming from a wisdom tooth extraction. The case report was published in the December issue of Chest.

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The MOST Important Word In Dentistry!

Coaches Corner

There is a word in dentistry that is so important your practice could sink without it, or at the very least, seriously underperform.

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High-Flow Oxygen Is More Effective Than Low-Flow Among Patients With COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Patients with severe COVID-19 illness were less likely to require mechanical ventilation when they received high-flow oxygen therapy compared to those who received low-flow oxygen, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Whiteness in clinical psychology: how do white female psychologists perceive whiteness?

The Social Care Elf

Humma Andleeb reviews a qualitative paper on deconstructing Whiteness in Clinical Psychology and how White female clinical psychologists perceive whiteness in the profession. The post Whiteness in clinical psychology: how do white female psychologists perceive whiteness?

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Ky. football player scores big with dental hygiene ad

Dr. Bicuspid

College football standout Josh Paschal, a defensive end for the Kentucky Wildcats, has been dubbed a "game wrecker" for blowing out opposing teams' plays before they barely begin. Now, he's using those skills to defend children against tooth decay.

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Have You Taken Advantage of Your Dental Benefits This Year? 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

With it being the last month of the year, it’s time to start taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits if you haven’t already. In this article, we’ll discuss the risks of not visiting your dentist regularly and the harmful effects it can have on your teeth and gums. .

What Does It Mean To Be Healthy? The Difference Between Healthy And Being Fit

Modern Family Dental

Many people believe that being fit and being healthy means the same thing. However, while the terms “healthy” and “fit” are often used synonymously, the words have entirely different meanings and can be separate states of physical being.

The Best Dental Websites of 2022, Ranked!

My Social Practice

The Best Dental Websites of 2022 Ranked and Graded. Finding the best dental website designs is not an easy task. We’ve scoured the web, tapped our partner relationships, called for submissions, reached out to dental marketing and website companies, and here’s what we have for you.

Dental Practice Made Simple: Tracking key numbers

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists can reference many key performance indicators to gauge the success of a practice, but only four are key numbers, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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Root Canal vs. Tooth Extraction: Pros and Cons

Friendswood Dental Blog

Lately, you’ve been feeling some intense pain in one of your teeth. When you visit the dentist to have it looked at, they tell you that your tooth is severely infected. They offer two treatment options: a root canal or a tooth extraction.