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How sugar taxes impact low-income communities

Dr. Bicuspid

Research published June 1 in JAMA Open Network provides compelling evidence that sugar-sweetened beverage taxes decrease consumption of sugary drinks. Though the evidence is convincing, the study's authors urge policymakers to consider the larger impact of these taxes on society.

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Advice for Applying to a GPR / AEGD Program

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Applying for dental residency programs is similar to applying to dental school in many ways. First, you need to narrow down your list of programs. Then, you need to begin your application on a centralized portal (ADEA-PASS) and collect your application materials.

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How Can You Build Good Quality Links for Your Dentist Site?

Oral Health Group

We hate giving bad news. But if know anything about the digital marketing profession, chances are you have had to hear several pieces of bad news in your career.

Hearts, Minds and Mouths: Defeating Dental Disease the Bio-Logical Way

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Please Join me and learn about having a healthy mouth. Please click on the link below to register and come join me online on June 6th @5 PM ET For Shivan Sarna’s Masterclass and my presentation Hearts, Minds and Mouths: Defeating Dental Disease the Biological Way. link].

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Should you treat a stoned patient? It's complicated

Dr. Bicuspid

Adult dental patients who reek of marijuana and seem stoned but who can still move and communicate should probably be treated for planned procedures, according to a commentary published in the June issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Why You Might Consider a General Dentistry Residency Program

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Pursuing a one- or two-year GPR or AEGD program following graduation from dental school is just one of many options available to new dentists. Should You Pursue a Dental Residency Program? There are many reasons to choose to do a residency program.

Georgia Dental Association Partners with Bento to Modernize Dental Benefits

Dental News and Technology

Bento's innovative platform can build, launch and administer custom dental and patient membership plans designed to facilitate better oral care for all Americans ATLANTA , June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bento , on a mission to transform the outdated traditional dental insurance industry, is proud to announce it has received an exclusive endorsement from the Georgia Dental Association.

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Technology Focus: Hands-on with Premier's 4-in-1 oral care system

Dr. Bicuspid

In DrBicuspid.com's Technology Focus video series, Premier Dental President and CEO Julie Charlestein provides an overview of the Izzo 4-in-1 teeth cleaning kit. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Technology Focus: Xcare showcases AI-powered software.

What Cigarettes are Doing to Your Dental Health

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Smoking cigarettes is bad for your health in general, but it can also have a negative impact on your dental health. In this blog post, we will discuss the effects cigarettes have on your teeth and gums.

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itrac, LLC Completes Multiple Acquisitions, Creating Leading Outsourced Dental Marketing, MarTech, and Recruiting Platform

Dental News and Technology

itrac, LLC Completes Multiple Acquisitions, Creating Leading Outsourced Dental Marketing, MarTech, and Recruiting Platform NEWS PROVIDED BY itrac, LLC, May 26, 2022, 07:00 ET TAMPA, Fla. , May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- itrac, LLC, a portfolio company of HealthEdge Investment Partners and 424 Capital, has expanded its product and service offering through the completion of three strategic add-on investments.

Illinois Passes Bill to Help Ease Shortage of Oral Health Professionals

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental practices in the state of Illinois have struggled to fill staff vacancies since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This problem exists throughout the United States, and states are trying a variety of strategies to recruit more dental team members.

3D printers: Save or splurge?

Dr. Bicuspid

3D printing is becoming a staple of modern dentistry, and the technology is a big investment for practices. A study published May 26 in BDJ Open compared the accuracy of 12 common printers used in dentistry to see whether a higher price point equates to better quality.

Dental office design: An architect’s perspective

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 54 Second. Something interesting is happening at some North Dakota dental practices. It could almost be called a movement.

BIOLASE CEO SHARES VISION FOR KINDLER, GENTLER DENTISTRY WITH CUSTOMERS AROUND THE WORLD

Dental News and Technology

"CEO on the Go" John Beaver visits with customers and future customers, gathering feedback and sharing BIOLASE's commitment to minimally-invasive dentistry for dentists & patients LAKE FOREST, Calif. , May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOLASE, Inc. NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, shared today that CEO John Beaver will continue his global "CEO on the Go" customer visit initiative throughout the year.

Aerosol-Based COVID-19 Prevention Tool May Be on the Way

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

New research has elucidated SARS-CoV-2’s pathway into the body’s cells, which provides insights into how to block infection with COVID-19. Researchers from Belgium’s Catholic University of Louvain hope to use this knowledge to create an aerosol-based antiviral therapy to prevent COVID-19 infection.

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Are sugar taxes actually effective?

Dr. Bicuspid

More than 45 countries and local jurisdictions have implemented taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. But are these taxes effective? To find out, researchers systematically reviewed and meta analyzed existing literature in a new article published June 1 in JAMA Network Open.

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Elf Break

The Dental Elf

The Dental Elves are taking a short break and will be back on the 13th June. The post Elf Break appeared first on National Elf Service. Dentistry

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Evaluation of the changes in physical properties and mineral content of enamel exposed to radiation after treating with remineralization agent

Dental News and Technology

Published: 12 May Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different remineralization agents on the physical properties and elemental content of enamel exposed to radiation. Material and method The enamel surfaces of impacted third molar teeth were prepared, and six study groups were created ( n ?=?6). Next, 60 Gy radiation was applied to each group.

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Community Water Fluoridation Gets an Upgrade

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noting community water fluoridation as one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements in the 20 th century, many regions would like to offer this caries-reducing approach to their residents.

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Man develops rare abscess in chewing muscle after extraction

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging aided in the diagnosis of a 26-year-old man's very unusual infratemporal fossa abscess that developed in the lateral pterygoid, a masticatory muscle, following wisdom tooth extraction. The case report was published May 27 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.

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You Need More Online Reviews!

Coaches Corner

Online reviews are the number one requirement for potential dental patients finding your dental practice online.

Do Patients With Dental Phobias Need Sedation Dentistry?

90210 Dentist

2 Minute Read: . Dr. Kevin Sands is the Beverly Hills celebrity dentist, and his cosmetic dental patients all have the sparkling white smiles you’d expect. While Dr. Sands would never divulge their secrets, he can say that some of these patients required sedation due to dental phobias.

Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers of Dental Scams

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With rising inflation, it’s no wonder Americans are looking for a good deal on everything, including dental care. Unfortunately, nefarious scammers are ready to take advantage of bargain hunters.

How to ethically help patients make care decisions

Dr. Bicuspid

Navigating patient expectations, dental knowledge, and positions of power can be challenging. A new article published in the June edition of The Journal of the American Dental Association has explored managing the imbalance of knowledge and power between dentists and patients in decision-making.

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Benefits of Breastfeeding For Your Baby’s Oral Health.

The Super Dentists

Benefits of Breastfeeding For Your Baby’s Oral Health The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends moms breastfeed babies for the first year of life. The benefits of breastfeeding are plentiful, including. Read More. The post Benefits of Breastfeeding For Your Baby’s Oral Health.

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7 Patient-Experience Mistakes You Can Fix

Patient News

What prevents your patients and prospective patients from having the best experience with your practice or group? What components actually affect the “best experience”?

OraRad Study Aids Understanding of Head and Neck Cancers

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Data released by investigators for OraRad—a multicenter prospective cohort study examining oral complications after radiation therapy (RT) for head and neck cancers—show promise for improving early detection, treatment, and outcomes.

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Oral health disparities prevalent in people with disabilities

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental care is the most unmet healthcare need among people with a disability, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. About 25% of the U.S. population has a disability that hinders their function and independence.

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Do This if You Want Confidence, Health, & Beauty in Charlotte, NC

Modern Family Dental

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you need to fix your dental issues so you can have a nice beautiful smile but decide not to because you think it’s costly or you don’t deserve it?

How growing up in dentistry impacted my dental school journey

ASDA Blog

The kitchen table in my family home isn’t just a kitchen table. Sure, my family eats there, but it’s also the place where my dad reviews his patient charts and schedule for the week and where he reads his dental journals.

White Paper Calls for Improvements in Veteran Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Calling attention to gaps in care and access, the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and American Institute of Dental Public Health have published strategic recommendations to improve veteran oral health.

What factors contribute to halitosis in elderly patients?

Dr. Bicuspid

Older adults are more susceptible to chronic oral health concerns, including caries, periodontal disease, and halitosis.

Embracing digital transformation in your dental practice

Logic Tech Corp

Adapting to digital transformation can seem daunting for some dental practitioners and offices, but it is important to remember that the benefits far outweigh any hesitation.

The Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Hardin Dental

If you have missing teeth, you have probably been informed about the potential issues. that can arise. Missing teeth not only affect your appearance, they also put. your gums and other teeth at risk for bacterial infection. In the past, this was typically.

Even When Insured, Arkansans Are Not Seeking Dental Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

After taking a deep dive into insurance claims between December 2019 and January 2020, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement found that Arkansas residents were not regularly visiting the dentist, even when they had dental insurance.

Do's & don'ts for presenting elective dentistry

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients want to look their best, even in a down economy. Weddings and other life events continue taking place, and it's important for people to have confidence in their smiles, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Do's & don'ts for handling staff conflict.

Invisalign Vs. Conventional Dental Braces In Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Although many people prefer the look of Invisalign, many people still choose braces. Traditional braces and Invisalign are two common orthodontic treatments for gradually straightening teeth.