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The Best Way to Plan for a Profitable Next Quarter

Delivering Wow

As we are coming to the end of the quarter, we are starting to think about next quarter, what we're going to be doing for both our practice and personal lives. This is important because, while many people plan in their practice, we must alo plan in our personal lives to achieve success.

Dentistry’s Accelerated Path to Normal

Planet DDS

Just over a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, case counts are falling, vaccines are proving to be effective, and vaccine distribution is scaling. However, we are still grappling with unequal access to vaccines, more contagious variants of the virus, and community spread.

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Keeping Up with Google: Is Your Dental Website Ready for Voice and Visual Search?

Oral Health Group

If you market your dental practice online, you are surely familiar with SEO (search engine optimization). It has been the foundation of digital marketing for decades. In that time, the internet has grown and changed dramatically, as has Google itself.

Let’s talk Michael Strahan and smile design in your dental practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

Michael Strahan’s snap-on, social media frenzy got me thinking, “What if he sat in my treatment room? What would I say?” More importantly, what could I do in today’s dental technology world to show him what’s possible? What could you?

Short-term results of the combined application of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser and erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser in the treatment of periodontal disease: a randomized controlled trial

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract Objectives Nd:YAG and Er:YAG lasers have been previously used as an adjunct in periodontal therapy.

Kids think of dentists as superheroes -- and villains

Dr. Bicuspid

Are dentists superheroes or villains? It depends on who you ask. About 50% of young children perceive dentists as a type of superhero, according to a study published on April 7 in the European Journal of Oral Sciences. But another 30% saw dentists as Batman's villain the Joker or as monsters.

How To Manage Dental Patients Dealing With Poor Mental Health

Oral Health Group

The last year has been chaotic for a myriad of reasons, and there can’t be many people around who haven’t suffered as a result. The most common damage, of course, is psychological.

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Evaluation of complete-arch implant scanning with 5 different intraoral scanners in terms of trueness and operator experience

Dental News and Technology

The Journal Of Prosthetic Dentistry Open Access Published: April 05, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The intraoral scanning of the edentulous arch might be challenging for an inexperienced operator because of the large mucosal area and the use of scan bodies.

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Dental Dose: Painkillers and COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Bicuspid

A patient comes in for dental work today. They got the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. What do you do? It's a Catch-22," said pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. That's because dentistry's favorite painkillers may also dampen the effectiveness of vaccines.

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Mandatory Vaccination Policies in the Dental Office

Oral Health Group

With vaccination rollouts now going strong and workers in the dental field being prioritized for vaccines, we are getting daily calls from dentists asking, “Should I make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for my staff?” ” My lawyer answer is, “it depends”.

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Could Poor Oral Hygiene Increase the Risk of COVID-19 Infection?

Ask The Dentist

For years, the dental profession has been aware of the direct connection between the mouth and the body, with many believing that the mouth is the mirror to one’s health.

Dentulu Closes $2.5 Million Seed Fund Round for Aggressive Development of Its Global Teledentistry Platform

Dental News and Technology

Acquires Robohealer AI, Adding Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Its Software Platform and Announces Expansion of the Dentulu Strategic Partner Network Los Angeles, CA; April 12, 2021 – Dentulu announces the closing of an initial seed round investment of $2.5M

Maxillofacial surgery's dark past in Nazi Germany

Dr. Bicuspid

About 60% of maxillofacial surgeons joined the Nazi Party during the Third Reich, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. More maxillofacial surgeons had ties to the National Socialist Party than other medical professionals.

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COVID-19 Relief Plan Offers Loan Repayment Program for Oral Health Professionals

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The COVID-19 relief package—American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—which was signed into law in March of this year, provided the United States Health Resources and Services Administration with $900 million to retain the current medical and dental workforce and to attract new professionals to these fields.

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Could Poor Oral Hygiene Increase the Risk of COVID-19 Infection?

Ask The Dentist

For years, the dental profession has been aware of the direct connection between the mouth and the body, with many believing that the mouth is the mirror to one’s health.

Thirty-six-month clinical evaluation of posterior high-viscosity bulk-fill resin composite restorations in a high caries incidence population: interim results of a randomized clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract Objectives This study compared the clinical performance of two bulk-fill (BF) and one conventional resin composite in a population with a high caries incidence.

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Second Opinion: Dentistry must correct fluoride myths

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental professionals have a charge to combat misinformation about fluoride, writes Dr. Johnny Johnson Jr. In a Second Opinion piece, he details why a recent review is making waves and gives two actions dental professionals can take for fluoride advocacy.

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Gingival Microbiome May Hold Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Research from New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry and Weil Cornell Medicine suggests older adults with pathogenic gingival bacteria are more likely to have a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease in their cerebrospinal fluid.

Healing Craze Lines and Fractures with Hydroxyapatite

Ask The Dentist

What are craze lines? What causes craze lines? Craze lines vs. craze fractures What are the symptoms of craze lines and craze fractures? How can dentists help treat craze lines? What exactly is hydroxyapatite? Conclusion. Cracked teeth are the third most common reason for tooth loss.

Effect of guide sleeve material, region, diameter, and number of times drills were used on the material loss from sleeves and drills used for surgical guides: An in vitro study

Dental News and Technology

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentiistry Published: April 05, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem How material loss from sleeves and drills is affected when different guide sleeve materials and different sizes of implant drills are used for different regions of surgical guides is unclear.

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Periodontist invents aerosol dome to protect patients, team

Dr. Bicuspid

Restless nights became a common occurrence for periodontist Dr. Lara Ryan during the COVID-19 shutdown. As a dental professional, she knew she was trained to deal with airborne pathogens, but she wanted to provide her patients and team with more protection.

Celebrating Earth Day: What Dental Practices Can Do To Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. When the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, millions of people went outdoors to protest the effects on the planet of 150 years of industry.

 Study Shows 24-72 Hours of Poor Oral Hygiene Impacts Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A research team led by scientists from Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) determined 24-72 hours of the cessation of oral hygiene results in a decrease in favorable oral bacteria and anti-inflammatory chemicals.

Fast track to associate dean: Q&A with Dr. Sophia Saeed

ASDA Blog

Sophia Saeed is the associate dean for patient care and professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry.

Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain

Dr. Bicuspid

A new study from Japan published in the Journal of Dental Research looked at the effects of pandemic-related psychological distress on oral health-related behaviors. Worsened socioeconomic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in dental health, researchers found.

Get Better New-Patients By Knowing This

Patient News

It’s cool if you’re a cool cat, but be a smart cat too.

Get Moving to Prevent Severe COVID-19 Illness and Death

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine demonstrates that people who exercise regularly are less likely to develop severe COVID-19 illness than their sedentary counterparts.

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Personality tests as a strategy for team building

ASDA Blog

Team building is essential during dental school. Building a cohesive unit that recognizes and is perceptive of each other’s strengths and weaknesses allows a team to successfully move forward, while performing at a high level.

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Dentists play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine awareness

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists are well poised to discuss and advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study published on March 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. More than half of parents said a healthcare professional could influence their decision to allow a child to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Retaining Your Teeth Whitening Results

Gilreath Dental

Teeth whitening is the most sought-after treatment in cosmetic dentistry. Whiter teeth can instantly enhance your appearance and build your self-esteem. In fact, a brighter smile can make you look years younger than you really are.

U-M Study Finds Medicaid Expansion Positively Affects Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A University of Michigan (U-M) study suggests that Medicaid’s dental coverage can improve the oral health of low-income individuals enrolled in the program in ways that help with their work and job searches.

What is Root Canal Therapy? 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Sometimes we can injure our teeth in accidents or by what we include in our diets. In some instances, patients may need a root canal treatment to save their tooth. A root canal therapy is a common procedure that can help save your natural smile. .

Making use of retirement plans to recover practice losses

Dr. Bicuspid

Your practice likely suffered a loss in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen details why using an employer-sponsored retirement plan might be a financially savvy option for some dental offices.

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How Digitally Mature DSOs Achieve a Competitive Advantage

Planet DDS

The “chicken-or-the-egg?” The debate essentially revolves around what’s first. For dentistry – specifically DSOs – the discussion could revolve around being first in a digital sense. Even more specific: why digitally mature dental organizations like DSOs have a competitive advantage.

Investigators Find How Teeth Sense Cold

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland have determined the ion channel, TRPC5, acts as a cold sensor in teeth. This may serve as a new drug target when treating dentinal hypersensitivity.

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How One Dental Office Adopted Solutionreach Just in Time for COVID-19

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. The year 2019 was full of firsts for the Fetsch family. Dr. James Fetsch went back into private practice with the purchase of St. Louis-based South County Complete Dental Care in August.

Gum germ imbalance linked to Alzheimer's biomarker

Dr. Bicuspid

Cognitively healthy adults who have more harmful oral bacteria may be at greater risk of having a key Alzheimer's disease biomarker, according to a study published on April 12 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring.