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Heading Toward Servant Leadership: A Transformation in Overcoming Toxic Leadership

Dentistry Today

I heard Dr. Bruce Baird use the term “boss-hole” while lecturing at the Productive Dentist Academy workshop a few years ago. I immediately understood its meaning, though his gentle and cultured Texan drawl toned it down significantly: “I would have used a different term”… I thought to myself. I understood “boss-hole” because for most of my career I’d been a boss-hole.

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The Power of a Simple Smile

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Say “Cheese”! May is National Smile Month. Let’s celebrate smiles and learn more them. The simple act of smiling is so powerful. It has the potential to change your entire outlook on life. Join me and learn more about something we take for granted- “The Smile” Fun Happy Smile A Smile History Lesson Did you know that in the “olden days” people did not smile in portraits or old photos because at that time, smiles were equated with madness, insanity, drun

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Invisalign Lite: a cross-sectional investigation of orthodontist treatment-planning practices

Dental News and Technology

Angle Orthod. 2024 May 1;94(3):280-285. doi: 10.2319/102223-712.1. Abstract Objectives: To survey treatment-planning practices of orthodontists related to the Invisalign Lite clear aligner appliance (Align Technology, San Jose, Calif). Materials and methods: Patients satisfying inclusion and exclusion criteria and treated with Invisalign Lite were selected from a database containing more than 17,000 patients.

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Creating Well-Defined Specific Goals for Your Future

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP When we ask clients what they want for their futures, very few have a clear picture. Often using words like “hope” and “more” to describe their actions, there is no clear end game in sight. Few have specific goals and even fewer are on paths to help them get there. Whether in personal development, career advancement, or business growth, having well-defined and specific goals provides direction, focus, and motivation.

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Peerlogic Releases New AI-Driven Call Summary Technology

Dentistry Today

Peerlogic has announced a new call summary technology that helps dental front office staff identify the value and priority of missed calls. Peerlogic’s AI looks at the entirety of the call to understand what is important and provides a high-impact, information-rich summary, allowing front office staff to return calls quicker, more efficiently, and personalized to the patient.

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Embracing Online Scheduling: A Must for Modern Dentistry

Identity Dental

Author: Grace Rizza In an era where convenience reigns supreme, why do some dentists still resist the shift to online scheduling? This reluctance often stems from concerns about patient reliability and maintaining control over schedules. However, the benefits of adopting online scheduling far outweigh these apprehensions, making it imperative for dentists to embrace this change […] The post Embracing Online Scheduling: A Must for Modern Dentistry appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Glidewell and ProMonitoring™ Announce Partnership and Introduction of Glidewell™Clear Aligners: Powered by ProMonitoring

Dental News and Technology

[Irvine, Calif., May 2, 2024] – Glidewell and ProMonitoring ™ announced their strategic partnership aimed at offering comprehensive clear aligner solutions tailored to the general dentist. The result is the release of the new Glidewell ™ Clear Aligners: Powered by ProMonitoring. This collaboration addresses the daily requests from thousands of Glidewell customers who are looking to prescribe clear aligners without extensive training or disruption to their practice workflows.

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Synchrony Extends Partnership with Affordable Care Offering CareCredit to Patients

Dentistry Today

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF ), a consumer financial services company, today announced a multi-year renewal with Affordable Care, LLC. , one of America’s leading consumer retail healthcare companies supporting dental practices exclusively focused on tooth replacement solutions. Under the expanded agreement, CareCredit , Synchrony’s health and wellness credit card, will be offered as a payment option at more than 450 affiliated Affordable Dentures & Implants , DDS Dentures + Implant Solut

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Survey Results Reveal Trends in Oral Healthcare

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Delta Dental’s 2024 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report underscores a growing understanding of oral health’s significance in overall well-being. With 91% of adults valuing dental visits as crucial as annual physicals, awareness of oral health’s impact on conditions like respiratory illnesses and diabetes is rising, especially among younger generations.

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DGSHAPE Americas Announces New 3DX Dental 3D Printer Bundle, Powered by Roland DGA

Dental News and Technology

Irvine, Calif., May 1, 2024 – Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE Americas dental business group has announced the addition of the 3D X D ental 3D P rinter B undle , Po wered by Roland DGA to its line of dental products and accessories. This bundle offers a reliable, full-service 3D printing solution at one affordable price, along with Roland DGA’s world-renowned customer service and support.

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How Mountain Aire Dentistry Can Help You Get Better Sleep

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, leading to a decrease in the quality of life, diminished energy levels, and potential long-term health consequences. For those suffering from this condition, finding effective treatment can be life-changing. This is where Mountain Aire Dentistry steps in, offering innovative solutions for sleep apnea sufferers aiming for a restful night’s sleep.

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Arizona’s Wild West Children’s Dentistry Expands to Nine Locations Statewide

Dentistry Today

Wild West Children’s Dentistry, a local family dentist in Arizona, proudly announces its expansion to nine locations across the state. With offices now in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Glendale, Biltmore, Central Phoenix, Mesa, Phoenix, Buckeye, and Goodyear, our Goodyear and Central Phoenix locations are now seeing patients of all ages. Wild West Children’s Dentistry Wild West Children’s Dentistry and Wild West Family Dentistry clinics aim to serve the dental and orthodontic needs of i

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Study Shows Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Poor Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study published in BMC Oral Health underscores the correlation between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and poor dental health among young people, shedding light on the importance of integrating this knowledge into dental health services. The research highlights how experiences like bullying and abuse are associated with inadequate oral hygiene potentially leading to dental issues such dental caries.

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Dental Marketing Veterans Mark Ross and Michael Ventriello Team Up Again to Launch PitchIt DDS, An Investor Presentation Service for Dental Start-Ups

Dental News and Technology

Smithtown, NY – April 22, 2024 – Mark Ross and Michael Ventriello, the veteran dental marketing experts who joined forces in 2023 to launch dentistry’s first virtual focus group platform, The Virtual Dental Team (VDT), recently teamed up again to introduce PitchIt DDS - an investor presentation creation service specifically for dental start-up companies as well as existing healthcare and technology companies planning to enter the oral-care market.

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M&A Top Tips for Practice Owners

Planet DDS

This is the first in a three-part series about the mergers and acquisitions landscape in dentistry. The article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com. For many dentists, it’s a scary statistic: 75% – 80% of dental practices will be affiliated with a dental support group within 10 years. That’s the prediction from Brian Colao, the Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group, and the nation’s foremost expert on mergers and acquisitions in the dental space

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Yapi Leap Adds Cutting-Edge Email Marketing to its Suite of Dental Solutions

Dentistry Today

Yapi, the trusted provider of automation solutions for dental practices, announced a significant addition to its communication capabilities by introducing an email campaigns tool in Yapi Leap. This addition allows dental offices to distribute impactful, curated email campaigns easily, ensuring patients receive timely, relevant information tailored to their needs.

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Penn Dental Medicine Researcher Designs Innovative Implant

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Geelsu Hwang, PhD, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, has designed a new type of implant that provides antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit biofilm proliferation. With a background in engineering, Hwang addresses the lack of seal between implant and gum, a common cause of peri-implant infection.

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Canadian dentists can bill for federal dental plan patients without signing up for program, government says

Dental News and Technology

The Canadian government announced Wednesday that oral health care providers who provide services to Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) clients can bill the insurance company directly without formally signing up for the program. In its announcement, the federal government also said that more than 5,000 oral health providers have "agreed" to treat CDCP clients.

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Best InvisibleBraces for 2024

The Super Dentists

Clear aligners are a great alternative for many people, but companies vary drastically in price, medical oversight and treatment plans. Straightening your teeth has always been associated with metal braces, Read More The post Best InvisibleBraces for 2024 appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Discover the New Destination for Dental Care in the Lower East Side

Dentistry Today

Introducing ORAL Dental Studio, a new destination for dental care in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Founded by Dr. Robert Hannah and Dr. Hieu Pham, this studio aims to provide comprehensive oral care in a welcoming environment. About ORAL Dental Studio ORAL Dental Studio envisions leading the field in innovative dentistry and establishing new standards of excellence in oral healthcare.

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Overcoming Challenges in Class II Furcation Involvement

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

When presented with a Class II furcation, the team must assess a number of treatment options. Odontoplasty cannot be employed to eliminate the “roof” of the periodontally involved furcation, as the resultant tooth contours would be characterized by a deep notch that would retain plaque. If the tooth has a favorable prognosis with treatment, a combination of odontoplasty to reduce the horizontal component of the furcation, followed by regenerative surgery or root resection, can be completed. 1 I

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5 Reasons Why Dentists Should Consider a Dental Savings Plan Before Dropping Insurance Plans

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 3 Minute, 37 Second What is Dental Insurance? Dental insurance is a type of health insurance plan that covers some of the costs of a patient’s dental care. Patients pay a monthly premium to an insurance company which in return pays cash benefits for covered services. This can include coverage for preventive and basic dental care services, and even some major services.

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Getting Braces Off: Tips and What to Expect

The Super Dentists

The big day is fast approaching, and you’re brimming with anticipatory excitement (Yay!). You or your child has been living for several months (or even years) with metal in your. Read More The post Getting Braces Off: Tips and What to Expect appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Enhanced Orthodontic Control: Explore uDesign 9 for Aligner Workflow Flexibility

Dentistry Today

uLab Systems announced the release of the uDesign 9 treatment planning software, the AI-assisted platform designed exclusively for orthodontists to maximize their control over treatment and provide more aligner workflow flexibility than any other platform on the market. uLab Systems, Inc. The uDesign 9 release includes feature enhancements for bite ramps, pontics and domes, attachments and attachment templates, digital fill for in-office printing, auxiliaries for retainers, a beta version of IDB

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Little Rock Plastic Surgeon Unveils Updated Practice Website Design

Rosemont Review

Dr. Gene Sloan discusses the updated Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s website design, including a modern look, comprehensive content, and much more. Little Rock, AR – At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Little Rock plastic surgeon Gene Sloan, MD is committed to providing quality care and satisfactory results to his patients embarking on their aesthetic enhancement journey.

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DGSHAPE Americas Announces New 3DX Dental 3D Printer Bundle, Powered by Roland DGA

Denticle

Roland DGA’s DGSHAPE Americas dental business group has announced the addition of the 3DX Dental 3D Printer Bundle, Powered by Roland DGA to its line of dental products and accessories. This bundle offers a reliable, full-service 3D printing solution at one affordable price, along with Roland DGA’s world-renowned customer service and support. Equipped with the 3DX bundle, dental businesses can produce a wide variety of products in-house quickly, easily, and cost-effectively, including dental mod

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How to Meal Plan for Your First Week of Braces

The Super Dentists

Braces slowly move your teeth over time. This is made possible thanks to the periodontal ligament, a specialized connective tissue that surrounds the roots of the teeth and anchors them. Read More The post How to Meal Plan for Your First Week of Braces appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Spark Clear Aligners Announces Highly Anticipated “On-Demand” Ordering Program

Dentistry Today

Ormco Corporation, a global leader in orthodontic solutions, announced today the launch of its Spark On-Demand program, which enables doctors to order any number of Spark Aligners and Prezurv Plus Retainers with a simple, economical, no-subscription pricing structure. Ormco Corporation, a global leader in orthodontic solutions, announced today the launch of its Spark On-Demand program, which enables doctors to order any number of Spark Aligners and Prezurv Plus Retainers with a simple, economica

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Congratulations to Sunstar Giveaway Winner

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Stacy Stepniewski, RDH Congratulations to Stacy Stepniewski, RDH, who is the March winner of the Sunstar Ebrief Giveaway! She will receive a cute dental hygienist wristlet, dental hygienist iced coffee glass, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene tumbler, and samples of oral hygiene aids from Sunstar. Stacy has been a dental hygienist since 1994 and she still loves her job every day!

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Chlor-XTRA a Great Product for Endodontic Irrigation from Vista Apex

Denticle

As a general dentist I love the fact that everyday I get to do a variety of procedures. Variety is the spice of life and I think that *really* applies to my professional path. It's even better when I get to try and test new techniques, products, and equipment along the way. If I had been given the opportunity to specialize, I would have turned it down.

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Smile Like a Superhero: Unpacking the Power of Hydroxyapatit.

The Super Dentists

If you find yourself here, chances are that somebody you know (possibly somebody who’s very “anti-fluoride” has told you about the re-mineralizing benefits of hydroxyapatite (HA for short). Perhaps you. Read More The post Smile Like a Superhero: Unpacking the Power of Hydroxyapatit. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Angelalign Advances Orthodontic Care: New Features and Canadian Market Debut

Dentistry Today

Angelalign Technology Inc., a leader in clear aligner technology with over two decades of history and one million smiles transformed, announces new doctor-driven features along with expansion into the Canadian market. The new features and expansion mark the culmination of the company’s first year serving Orthodontists in North America. “Over the past year, as our global community has grown, and we have been collaborating with orthodontists who have embraced Angel Aligners as the clea

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What You Should Know When Getting a Root Canal in Concord, NC

Modern Family Dental

If you have an infected tooth, going for root canal therapy might be the right choice for you. Root canal therapy treats infections of the pulp, the innermost layer of the tooth, protecting it from further decay. Before getting a root canal treatment, individuals need to be aware of a few things to have a stress-free root canal treatment. At Modern Family Dental Care, we boast of providing the best treatments for individuals who want a root canal in Concord or Concord Mills, NC , to help save th

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How A Cavity Can Turn Into A Root Canal

Phoenix Endodontist

Having a cavity may sound like no big deal; after all, 90 percent of American adults over the age of 20 have had at least one. An untreated cavity, though, invites serious tooth damage. If a cavity is allowed to spread unchecked, your tooth may require a root canal treatment. To better understand how a cavity can progress into a damaged tooth that needs a root canal , the endodontists at Phoenix Endodontic Group provided answers to some popular questions on the topic.

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How Do I Know if I Need Braces?: Child vs Adult

The Super Dentists

Crooked teeth. Crowding. Jaw misalignment. Oh my! These are just some of the clues that you or your child might benefit from dental braces. Let’s go through the most common. Read More The post How Do I Know if I Need Braces?: Child vs Adult appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Enhanced Dental Care Anywhere: 3Shape Launches Unite 3rd Generation for Mobile Access

Dentistry Today

3Shape launches Unite 3rd Generation, enabling dental professionals to access and work with their digital impressions and patient cases anywhere, anytime, via any mobile, tablet (Android, iOS), or web device. This update facilitates seamless and secure cloud storage for all 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scans and patient data. “3Shape Unite 3rd Generation transforms how dental professionals work with patient data.

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Ways To Ensure Your Veneers in Mount Waverley Appear New

Healthy Smiles

One of the results of the developments in dental technology over the years is dental veneers, a popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry. These tiny, tooth-like shells of material are used to hide imperfections in the front of your teeth and improve your overall appearance. Your teeth can be altered with veneers in terms of size, form, color, and length.

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