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Amalgam Separator Law: Impact on Dentists and the Environment

ASDA Blog

2020 presented many new challenges for practicing dentists as they were forced to enact new procedures and grapple with unprecedented change presented by a global pandemic. In addition, dental offices nationwide had to deal with another challenge: complying with the new amalgam separator law.

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Do's and Don'ts for Practice Spending

Dr. Bicuspid

Practices can reduce overhead by 1% to 2% each year by reviewing spending on specific supplies, materials, and technologies. Every year, there are less expensive versions, and it gradually adds up to a significant reduction in practice overhead, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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Heading Off the Orthodontics DIYers

Oral Health Group

There will always be people who will try to go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, even when it comes to their teeth. And there’s no shortage of companies willing to take advantage of that fact.

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Dental News and Technology - Untitled Article

Dental News and Technology

Published: April 22, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Monolithic zirconia restorations have become popular because of their excellent mechanical properties and acceptable esthetics.

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Optimizing Your Facebook Audience | Dental Advertising

Identity Dental

How to Target Your Ideal Facebook Ads Audience The Facebook ads dashboard makes it possible to narrow down potential audiences by broad demographic information, such as gender, age range, interests, and location. What it can’t tell you is whether you have targeted the right audience for your service.

Good-looking teeth are in fashion thanks to Zoom

Dr. Bicuspid

Having the best-looking teeth is now fashionable thanks to a spike in virtual meetings, the rise of online dental influencers, and high-end oral care products, according to a recent article from the Guardian. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: COVID-19 gives cosmetic dentistry a boost.

How Oral Health and Severity of COVID-19 Complications Might Be Linked

Oral Health Group

Right at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was made clear that older people infected with the coronavirus were most at risk of developing serious illnesses.

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Comparison of the efficacy of parental brushing using powered versus manual tooth brush: A randomized, four-period, two-treatment, single-blinded crossover study.

Dental News and Technology

J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2021;39:95-100 Background: Children <5 years of age need parental assistance with tooth brushing. Purpose: The aim is to compare the efficacy of manual and powered toothbrushes for plaque removal when used by parents to brush their children's teeth.

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Decades-old baby teeth may hold the key to cognitive decline

Dr. Bicuspid

A cache of donated baby teeth -- leftovers from a famous radiation exposure study from the 1950s -- that had been hidden away in an old ammunition bunker at a university until about 20 years ago will now be used to study cognitive decline in older age.

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How to Build an Effective Website

Identity Dental

With the popularity of social media, it is easy to forget the importance of a strong website. However, when someone is looking for a new dentist, the first place they will look is Google; the second is their website.

How dentistry helped solve an ancient murder

Dentistry Gone Digital

It’s the stuff that you love to watch on Netflix with the lights turned down. It revolves around a murder mystery from long ago that there were plenty of ideas about, but no concrete proof of exactly what happened and why.

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Does a pretreatment with a dentine hypersensitivity mouth-rinse compensate the pain caused by professional mechanical plaque removal? A single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Original Article Open Access Published: 23 October 2020 Clinical Oral Investigations volume 25 , pages 3151–3160( 2021 )Abstract Objectives Pain is affecting acceptance of supportive periodontal therapy and primary periodontitis prevention.

Reduce patient dissatisfaction and increase patient retention

Dr. Bicuspid

Do you ever consider the promises you make to your patients and whether you keep them? People form opinions based on how they are treated, which becomes how you are defined in the community, writes Dr. James Anderson. His latest column focuses on how to build your reputation.

Should You Name Your Business After Yourself?

Identity Dental

If you are starting a new dental practice or business, your first step is to name it. The most obvious choice is to name it after yourself, especially if you are a solo practitioner; but it’s a good idea to slow down and contemplate Shakespeare’s timeless question, What’s in a name?

How Deep Is The Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19 Complications?

Ask The Dentist

Why Did The Researchers Suspect A Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19?

Brushing away oral health disparities in America's rural children

Dental News and Technology

Children living in rural America are less likely to receive preventive dental care than their urban counterparts, according to a study from investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina.

Dental Dose: What you need to know about bupivacaine

Dr. Bicuspid

Bupivacaine's claim to fame is that it's the longest-acting amide anesthetic agent, noted Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose. But how much do you really know about this amide anesthetic? Viola breaks down three key points in our video.

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Linda Harvey Interview

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

David: This is David Schwab. And today I’m really excited because my guest is Linda Harvey, a nationally recognized healthcare risk management and compliance expert who helps dentists and teams understand and navigate regulatory requirements.

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap — Is it Safe for Your Mouth?

Ask The Dentist

Most of us are familiar with Dr. Bronner’s, a company that produces a host of hygiene products, including hand and body soaps, toothpaste, and hand disinfectant. You might have seen that they say that their castile soap can be used as toothpaste, but is this safe?

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Awareness of Diabetic Patients Regarding the Bidirectional Association between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes Mellitus: A Public Oral Health Concern

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2020 Nov 1;21(11):1270-1274. Abstract Aim and objective: The literature regarding the perception of the two-way relationship between diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease representing diabetic patients living in Australia is scarce.

Dentistry's recovery from COVID-19 is closer than ever

Dr. Bicuspid

Patient volume has reached 86% of pre-COVID-19 levels, the highest it has been since dental practices were closed for all nonemergency procedures in March 2020, according to data released on April 28 by the ADA Health Policy Institute.

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How to be a tooth hero in sports dentistry

ASDA Blog

Senior year of high school, the glory year of being at the top of the social food chain, a 17-year-old Adam Berry was playing the most sacred sport in South Dakota: ice hockey. Berry, a varsity player, was looking to score a winning goal at a home game.

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Can Mouthrinse Kill the Coronavirus?

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry r esearchers are investigating how effective mouthrinse is at reducing a person’s risk of spreading COVID-19 through a two-part clinical trial that will test the utility of commercially available oral rinses in limiting SARS-CoV-2 infectivity.

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Beverly Hills: What Does Smoking Actually Do To Your Teeth and Mouth?

Secure Smiles

It’s widely understood that smoking is a dangerous habit, but not just for your lungs and heart. Smoking also causes excessive damage to your teeth, gums, and mouth. Here at Secure Smiles, we know you value your smile and want to protect your teeth for years to come.

5 hours vs. 25 seconds: Study shows promise of AI

Dr. Bicuspid

Researchers created an algorithm that shows the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for dentistry. While it took humans nearly five hours to segment the teeth and jaw on a cone-beam computed tomography scan, an algorithm completed the task in just 25 seconds.

Convert Your Top 5 Imaging Struggles into Your Competitive Advantage

Planet DDS

Before the advent of modern dental x-rays, who would have thought that dentists would have to be in the business of housing vast amounts of data?

Pfizer Plans to Release COVID-19 Pill by the End of 2021

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, DVM, PhD, announced on April 27 that the company hopes to release an at-home, oral drug designed to inhibit the enzymes that SARS-CoV-2 requires to reproduce in human cells. Pfizer began testing of the antiviral medication in early March.

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How You Can Brighten Your Smile in One Hour 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

As we age, our smile can become discolored and darker in nature due to various lifestyle factors. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we can help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile in about an hour right here in our office. This quick in-office treatment can help you achieve a smile you’re confident with.

TMD linked to exposure to violence in children

Dr. Bicuspid

Adolescents who report temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and jaw dysfunction are more often exposed to violence, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Job loss, reduced income linked to dental pain.

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Vacaville Dental Care: What Does Smoking Actually Do To Your Teeth and Mouth?

Vacaville Dental Professionals

It’s widely understood that smoking is a dangerous habit, but not just for your lungs and heart. Smoking also causes excessive damage to your teeth, gums, and mouth. Here at Vacaville Dental Professionals, we know you value your smile and want to protect your teeth for years to come.

Report Shows Americans Sought Oral Healthcare Despite the Pandemic

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Regardless of the obstacles presented by COVID-19, most Americans prioritized oral healthcare, according to a survey by Delta Dental Plans Association. The report “2020 State of America’s Oral Health Report” encompassed responses from two surveys that included more than 4,000 participants.

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How Digitally Mature Solo Dental Practices Stay Competitive

Planet DDS

There was a time when certain things could be ignored and success was still achievable. For example, technology could be sidelined until timing improved. No more! Because today’s digitally mature solo dental practices are achieving a competitive advantage.

COVID-19 gives cosmetic dentistry a boost

Dr. Bicuspid

In-person work meetings and events came to a screeching halt during the pandemic, leading most people to turn to videoconferencing platforms to stay connected. Such platforms have pushed them to notice the flaws in their teeth, according to a cosmetic dentist.

Top Reasons to Choose a PLATINUM Invisalign® Provider

Gilreath Dental

If you are interested in straightening your smile without metal braces, Invisalign® is the most preferred solution. You’ll quickly find that there are countless dentists across the nation that offer the Invisalign® system. However, you should know that not all Invisalign® providers are the same.

Study Shows Even Brief Periods of Poor Oral Hygiene Adversely Impact Dental Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers from the Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences examined the effects of postponing oral hygiene measures for 1 day to 3 days.

Keys to Effective Social Media for Dentists: The Fundamentals

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

Social media is all about making and maintaining connections. And as a dentist, it’s critical to establishing your presence not only in your community (which in social media talk, can means lots of things) but among people who share similar interests.

3 technological innovations to help grow your practice

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists' jobs have become so much more complex in 2021, writes Dr. Lorne Lavine. In this column, he explains how technology can be used to foster positive patient experiences and healthy communication to retain existing patients, attract new ones, and grow your practice's bottom line.