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Why Aren’t Dentists Screening & Treating Sleep Apnea Patients?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Teresa Power DeNike, BS. Sleep is a severely overlooked area in dentistry. In 2017, the ADA recommended all dentists screen for sleep apnea (and treat or refer out). Yet only 70% of dentists screen for sleep apnea, and most lack confidence in performing accurate routine screenings.

A randomized multi-center study on the effectiveness of non-surgical periodontal therapy in general practice

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Jul 14. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13703. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of two non-surgical treatment protocols for periodontitis patients in general dental practice.

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Now That You Know You Need Cross-Training, What Comes Next?

Dental Peers

Last month, we discussed the importance of cross-training, particularly at a time when so many offices are struggling with shortages of team members. The question is how to do this effectively. The first thing I would suggest is make sure your team is involved in the process.

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Now That You Know You Need Cross-Training, What Comes Next?

Oral Health Group

Last month, we discussed the importance of cross-training, particularly at a time when so many offices are struggling with shortages of team members. The question is how to do this effectively.

Professional Identity Formation

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Professional Identity Formation is a term I was unfamiliar with until it was brought up last week during my PGY-1 Orientation for my General Practice Residency program. Many of us have a variety of identities (daughter, sister, aunt, son, brother, uncle, etc.),

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Periodontal outcomes of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health Releases Troubling Workforce Report

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A workforce report released by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health (PCOH) found that since 2015 the Pennsylvania dental workforce has decreased by 10%.

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How To Manage Young Adults and Orthodontic Relapse

Harmony Dental Care

Braces can be an excellent way to help patients of all ages achieve straighter teeth and proper bite alignment. However, one of the keys to maintaining the results of orthodontic treatment is wearing your retainer as directed.

Digital versus conventional complete dentures: A randomized, controlled, double-blinded crossover trial

Dental News and Technology

Published: July 15, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The Baltic Denture System provides a digital way to fabricate complete dentures in 2 visits. Conventional dentures using injection or compression molding require additional visits and complex laboratory procedures.

Less Than Half of Private Dental Practices Offer Health Insurance Benefits

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Many dental practices are struggling to fill vacant positions, particularly dental hygienists. Research from the American Dental Association (ADA) and American Dental Hygienists’ Association shows that during the pandemic, 8% of dental hygienists voluntarily left the workplace.

Comparison of topical antifungal agents for oral candidiasis treatment

The Dental Elf

This review comparing the efficacy and safety of topical antifungal drugs for oral candidiasis in children and adults included 11 RCTs 9 of which concerned adults and 2 children. The findings support the use of fluconazole and amphotericin B for adults.

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The Causes of Dry Mouth: What’s Causing Your Problems?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Do you often feel like your mouth is dry? Are you having trouble speaking, swallowing, or tasting food? If so, you may be suffering from dry mouth. This condition can be caused by a number of factors, including medications, health conditions, and even lifestyle choices.

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Quality appraisal of antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to prevent infective endocarditis following dental procedures: a systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Published: July 24, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Objective : To assess the quality of clinical practice guidelines for the use of antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis in indicated dental procedures.

The Reemergence of Polio

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Vaccine hesitancy and reduced access to regular healthcare during the global pandemic have hindered compliance with recommended immunizations. This is causing the reemergence of diseases long thought eradicated such as polio.

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mHealth promotion for parents to improve children’s oral health

The Dental Elf

This review of the effectiveness of the mHealth-delivered oral health education to parents parents regarding the improvement of parents’ knowledge, behaviours and children’s oral health status included 12 studies.

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Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?

Denton Dental Center

Are you eager to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? Teeth whitening could be the solution that you’ve been looking for! After all, everyone wants to have bright, white teeth. Discoloration occurs naturally over time, but it’s still a trait that makes people feel self-conscious.

Heartland Dental Announces Doctor Difference Brand Campaign Celebrating Company's Doctor-Led Roots

Dental News and Technology

Heartland Dental launches new brand campaign, showcasing distinct advantages of its doctor-led approach, voiced by the company's supported doctors and hygienists EFFINGHAM, Ill.

Monkeypox: Public Health Emergencies Issued in San Francisco and New York

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As the United States struggles to contain another highly infectious disease—monkeypox—San Francisco and the state of New York have declared their own public health emergencies. The US has more than 5,000 reported cases of monkeypox with 40% in California and New York.

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School dental screening for oral health

The Dental Elf

This Cochrane review update assessing the effectiveness of school dental screening programmes on overall oral health status and use of dental services included 8 RCTs.

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Where to Get Affordable Dentures in Charlotte, NC

Modern Family Dental

If you’re reading this, chances are that you need dentures to replace missing or damaged teeth. However, since all dentures are not created equal, you might wonder where you can get the best and most affordable dentures in your area.

Power of the Practice Growth Acceleration Call | What You Get

Firegang

What You Get From Firegang’s The Practice Growth Acceleration Call. If you’ve been following our five part blog series, you’ve been with us to break down the different elements that come together for ultimate growth in your practice.

Dental Researcher Tackles Oral Health Disparities Among Older Adults

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In the state of Ohio, low-income older adults experience increased rates of oral disease and face significant barriers to professional dental services.

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Who’s serving whom? Fulfillment through public health dentistry

ASDA Blog

WelcomeHealth Northwest Arkansas Free Health Center was my first dental observation at a nonprofit healthcare facility. Here I experienced patient-centered care in its true form.

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5 Public Speaking Tips and Resources for Dentists

The Big Brush

As a professional in your industry, you may be asked to speak in public during your dental career. While this may seem unnecessary, public speaking allows you to connect with others in your field, share your knowledge, and more.

Essential tools to enhance the efficiency and profitability of your dental office

Logic Tech Corp

Having a well-run office is essential to the success of your business. But what specific tools and strategies can help you streamline your operations and boost your profits? Let’s discuss some key essentials every dental office should have in order to run efficiently. Dental imaging software.

Monkeypox Is Now a Public Health Emergency

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With more than 6,000 diagnosed cases of monkeypox in the United States, the US Department of Health and Human services labeled the virus a public health emergency on August 4. Endemic to Africa, monkeypox is spreading more quickly than public health officials had predicted.

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5 Factors that Cause Tooth Discoloration and How to Fix It

Hardin Dental

The road to getting and maintaining white teeth doesn’t have to be a tricky one, but there can be a few obstacles in your way. Tooth discoloration can take away from a killer smile and make you feel insecure about showing your teeth at all.

What is the Future of Dentistry?

The Big Brush

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive shift in nearly every industry, but particularly for dentists and other medical professionals. Now, many people are wondering how these shifts may have affected dentistry permanently. Marketing Tips for Dentists Career Growth COVID19

Goodbye complexity

3M

3M™ RelyX™ Universal Resin Cement works both as a stand-alone, self-adhesive cement and as a cement bonded to 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus Adhesive.

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‘The UMB Pulse’ Podcast Explores the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Promotional graphic for episode 19 of the UMB Pulse Podcast discussing the School of Dentistry’s Dental Museum. The latest edition of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s podcast “The UMB Pulse” features the Dr. Samuel D.

National Institutes of Health Uncovers Potential New Transmissioin Route of Norovirus. through Saliva

Denticle

An interesting announcement from NIH recently. They have discovered that in laboratory animals (mice) a class of viruses, collectively called enteric viruses, can be passed through saliva. This is a new discovery as previously this mode of transmission was unknown.

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Tooth Broken Below Gum Line – What Are Your Options?

Best Dentist in Houston

If you have recently broken your tooth below your gum line, you may wonder about your best treatment options. This article will discuss why teeth break down, how to protect your remaining teeth, and solutions to repair or replace your broken tooth. Can a tooth broken off below the gumline be saved?

Strong bonds plus so much more

3M

Imagine a universal adhesive suitable not only for bonding – 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus. 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Plus adhesive takes universal adhesives to a new level of performance. The first universal radiopaque adhesive!

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The End of Summer Brings Deadlines for Many Small Business Grants

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A variety of small business grants are available from New York to Texas to support small businesses still struggling due to the pandemic, according to Small Business Trends , and many of these have deadlines scheduled for the end of summer.

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You Can't Outrun the Long Arm of the Law

Denticle

It always amazes me when someone tries to scam the federal government in a healthcare setting. There are entire governmental entities whose existence is solely based on looking for oddities in the billing numbers. It amazes me even *more* when those numbers are massive. as in $1.2 billion massive!

Florida Nonprofit Abruptly Closes, Leaving Patients in Mid-Treatment

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

SmileFaith Foundation, a nonprofit organization in New Port Richey, Florida, that provided low-cost dental treatment to veterans who do not quality for dental services through the VA system, abruptly shut its doors, leaving patients in the lurch.

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Perfect impression on every step, every time!

3M

During this event Dr Aneta Doliwa-Augustowska will present her recepie for the Ideal impression based on her experince. The webinar will focus and based on the following points: How to be prepared to make impression only once, EVERYTIME. What the IMPRESSION materials are “telling” us?

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