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During Oral Cancer Awareness Month, AANA Emphasizes Access to Safe Dental Anesthesia Care

Dentistry Today

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) reminds the public that the best prevention of oral health issues is early detection. However, patients also need to be aware of the critical importance of ensuring access to safe anesthesia care during oral cancer treatments, including surgery. According to the American Cancer Society , approximately 58,450 new cases of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer that develops in the back of the throat) a

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Navigating TMD: Exploring Practice Transformation

Dentistry Gone Digital

How Studying and Treating TMD Transformed One Dentist’s Practice for the Better By: Michelle Lee, DDS When Dr. Michelle Lee embarked on her dental career, she felt like there was a missing piece in how she approached dentistry. Discovering the power of TMD ultimately made her work more fulfilling and effective. Dr. Lee relates her journey of achieving professional balance while attending The Pankey Institute , how treating TMD has transformed her practice, and why she believes career fulfillment

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Is Hydroxyapatite FDA Approved?

Ask The Dentist

A common question I get is whether hydroxyapatite is FDA approved. The short answer? No, it’s not. But let’s delve deeper into why that is and what it means for you. Traditional fluoride varnishes, often used in dental offices, have garnered FDA approval as Class II Medical Devices. However, it’s crucial to understand that this approval pertains to their use as cavity liners and tooth desensitizers, not as caries preventive agents.

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The Art of Responding to Patient Reviews and “Why” It Matters

Oral Health Group

Top-rated organizations respond in around one day – there is a direct relationship between response time and overall consumer ratings. The post The Art of Responding to Patient Reviews and “Why” It Matters appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Glidewell Unveils New Glidewell HT Implant System

Dentistry Today

Glidewell recently announced a rebrand of its flagship Hahn Tapered Implant System, now known as the Glidewell HT Implant System. Developed in partnership with renowned implant pioneer Dr. Jack Hahn—creator of the NobelReplace implant—the original Hahn Tapered Implant System has been adopted by thousands of doctors due to its simplified surgical protocol, 99.2% success rate and competitive price point.

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Unlock Your Dental Education Potential with The Ivoclar Academy

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Nicola Kowal, Ivoclar Education Manager In the dynamic landscape of dentistry, continuous learning is paramount for professionals striving to deliver top-tier care. Enter The Ivoclar Academy, a trailblazing hub for comprehensive dental education, seamlessly blending traditional in-person learning with cutting-edge virtual resources. Easily Register for The Ivolcar Academy Online Gone are the days of cumbersome registration processes and rigid schedules.

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Optimization of forensic identification through 3-dimensional imaging analysis of labial tooth surface using open-source software

Dental News and Technology

Imaging Sci Dent. 2024 Mar;54(1):63-69. doi: 10.5624/isd.20230218. Epub 2024 Feb 22. Abstract Purpose: The objective of this study was to determine the minimum number of teeth in the anterior dental arch that would yield accurate results for individual identification in forensic contexts. Materials and methods: The study involved the analysis of 28 sets of 3-dimensional (3D) point cloud data, focused on the labial surface of the anterior teeth.

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Mary Beth Kirkpatrick Honored with Prestigious AAO Service Award

Dentistry Today

We are thrilled to announce that Mary Beth Kirkpatrick, celebrated consultant and founder of Gaidge, has been honored with the 2024 Outstanding Contribution Award by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). This annual prestigious award recognizes a non-orthodontist nominee who has profoundly impacted the orthodontic specialty. Mary Beth’s journey is nothing short of inspiring.

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Building a Strong Dental Team: Trusting Your Gut and Learning from Mistakes with Dr. Jennifer Bell

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bell Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH We are back with Dr. Jennifer Bell as we explore the challenges of building a dental team and the importance of trusting your gut. Follow along as Dr. Bell shares her experiences and the valuable lessons she has learned throughout her journey. Trusting Your Gut: The Importance of Intuition One of the biggest mistakes Dr.

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Impact of dental imaging on pregnant women and recommendations for fetal radiation safety: A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Imaging Sci Dent. 2024 Mar;54(1):1-11. doi: 10.5624/isd.20230177. Epub 2024 Jan 4. Abstract Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the safety of dental imaging in pregnant women with respect to fetal health. Materials and methods: Searches were conducted of the PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science databases in May 2023. The inclusion criteria encompassed cross-sectional and longitudinal studies that focused on the analysis of diagnostic dental imaging in pregnant women, as well as studie

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Legislation Suggested to Assert the Value of Dental Insurance Plans

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has approved model legislation aimed at enhancing the value patients receive from dental insurance plans. Backed by the American Dental Association (ADA), this legislation introduces a dental loss ratio (DLR), ensuring transparency by disclosing the portion of premiums allocated to patient care vs executive salaries and marketing costs.

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Leveraging the Inside-Outside Bleaching Technique

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION Internal bleaching is a highly sought-after treatment and a great service to provide to patients. External bleaching differs from internal bleaching in the sense that external bleaching addresses superficial staining, while internal bleaching manages internal discoloration. External bleaching is generally applied to the entire dentition, but internal bleaching may only target one or a few teeth.

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Reclaim Your Smile with Full Mouth Restoration at Mountain Aire Dentistry

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Unveiling a new smile is akin to a sunrise after a long, dark night—it invigorates your inner light and brightens the path ahead. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we understand the profound impact a smile can have on your wellbeing and your approach to life. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through what full mouth restoration entails , why it’s more than just a cosmetic fix, and why the expertise of the Mountain Aire team can make all the difference.

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Outcome and prognostic factors for partial and full pulpotomy in the management of spontaneous symptomatic pulpitis in carious mature permanent teeth: A randomized clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Published: April 05, 2024 DOI: [link] Abstract Introduction The aim of this study was to compare the outcome and prognostic factors for partial and full pulpotomy in the management of mature teeth with spontaneous symptomatic pulpitis. Materials and Methods The study was a parallel double blind randomized clinical trial, 200 carious mature permanent teeth with spontaneous symptomatic pulpitis were randomized using a block randomization technique to either partial pulpotomy (n=99) or full pulpoto

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How to Prevent Cavities in Kids from Growing & Getting.

The Super Dentists

Cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children today. Over 40% of children have cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. Fortunately, there are many effective ways. Read More The post How to Prevent Cavities in Kids from Growing & Getting. appeared first on The Super Dentists.

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Renowned Cosmetic Dentist Opens Second Location in Historic Philly Building

Dentistry Today

Dr. Richard Eidelson, DDS, MAGD, a nationally recognized leader in cosmetic dentistry , is thrilled to announce the opening of his second dental practice, Premier Dentist Philadelphia, located in the iconic Medical Arts Building in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia. The new office, designed with cutting-edge technology and modern aesthetics, stands ready to welcome patients seeking transformative smile rehabilitations.

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Healthy Gums Matter Before Cosmetic Dentistry

Denton Dental Center

Do you avoid showing your teeth when smiling for a picture? If you’re embarrassed by discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth, cosmetic dentistry can give you a picture-perfect smile. However, if you have gum disease , the infection can put a kink in your plans. Your gums must be healthy before any elective service. Although aesthetic flaws are your concern, your dentist’s initial priority will be your dental health, and here’s why.

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Low-dose CBCT protocols in implant dentistry: A systematic review

Dental News and Technology

Access Published: April 05, 2024 DOI: [link] Abstract Objective To evaluate the state-of-the-art evidence for applying low-dose CBCT protocols in 3 stages of implant therapy (planning, insertion, and follow-up examination of peri-implantitis) and assess the overall body of evidence presented in the literature. Study design The search was conducted in the MEDLINE/Pubmed and Scopus databases.

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Incarcerated Man Deplores the Lack of Dental Care in Minnesota Prison

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A Native American man, Keith Crow, who is incarcerated at Rush City Prison in Rush City, Minnesota, recently wrote an opinion piece decrying the lack of dental care. Despite constitutional mandates for medical care, inmates are left grappling with decaying teeth and abscesses without recourse to proper treatment. When Crow sought dental care at the health services office in the prison, he was treated by a dental assistant who explained that the institution had not had a dentist on staff in more

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Electric Toothbrush Market Soars: Technavio Predicts $2780 Mn Growth by 2027

Dentistry Today

The global electric toothbrush market size is estimated to grow by USD 2780 million from 2023 to 2027, according to Technavio. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 8.24% during the forecast period. The electric toothbrush market is surging due to rising oral health concerns and the prevalence of diseases like gingivitis and dental plaque.

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Spike in Measles Cases Could Reverse US Elimination Status

Denticle

The science is overwhelming that vaccines work. Unfortunately, in these days of instant information people have access to practically anyone's opinion. right or wrong. These "sources" of information that declare vaccines are evil and cause all kinds of scientifically unproven complications have frightened many parents. Of course, everyone wants what is best for their children and I salute that.

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The Patient Acquisition & Retention Playbook with MyAdvice

YapiApp

About this webinar Discover the art and science behind turning prospective leads into active patients. Robbie Antosy, the Director of Sales at MyAdvice provides expert guidance on data preparation, marketing strategies, and media content usage. Dive into the essential journey a patient takes from initial contact to their first visit, as well as the intricacies of patient retention and lifecycle extension.

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Kansas Joins the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Kansas recently became the sixth state to enter the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact, facilitating license portability for oral health professionals. Governor Laura Kelly signed House Bill 2453 into law on April 12, ushering in a new era of streamlined practice across participating states. The compact eliminates the need for professionals to obtain individual licenses in each state they wish to work in.

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Professional Transition Strategies Facilitates 30 Dental Practice Transitions in Q1 2024

Dentistry Today

Professional Transition Strategies (PTS) , a company that facilitates dental practice purchases and mergers & acquisitions, is ecstatic to report it facilitated 30 practice transitions for dental entrepreneurs around the country in Q1 2024. Professional Transition Strategies As the trusted authority in practice transitions, we are pleased to present the following achievements from the past quarter: 30 Successful Transactions: PTS facilitated 30 dental practice transitions, amounting to an en

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Empowering Optimal Patient Care Through Advanced Equipment and Technology

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 4 Minute, 55 Second Dentistry is living a transformative renaissance propelled by cutting-edge equipment and technology, and like it or not, clear lines between the ultra-successful – and everyone else – are being drawn. The honest question for us all is simply, which side of the line do we want to be on?

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Increasing Diagnostic Accuracy With Artificial Intelligence

Denticle

My teaching/lecturing schedule has been busy lately. It's funny how things like this come in waves. If you are a practicing dentist, like me you probably have days where it seems like almost every patient on the schedule seems to have a problem with tooth #30 or things like that. I've always wondered how the stars align to create these things. Now on to today's post.

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Simplified Classification System for Periodontally Involved Mandibular Furcations

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Numerous authors have proposed furcation classification systems of various complexities. 1-3 We use the following simplified classification system for periodontally involved mandibular furcations, as it offers the advantage of direct applicability with regard to predictable treatment options: Horizontal furcation involvement Class I: Entrance into the furcation proceeds less than half of the horizontal dimension of the tooth (Figure 1).

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Angel Aligner Revolutionizes Canadian Orthodontics with Cutting-Edge Technology

Dentistry Today

Angelalign Technology Inc., a leader in clear aligner technology with over two decades of history and one million patients treated, announces the launch of Angel Aligner in Canada. Angelalign Technology Inc., is a global provider of clear aligner technology with evidence based clinical expertise. With over 20 years of experience and a commitment to research and digital innovation, Angelalign Technology Inc. has treated 1 million smiles, and is now expanding its expertise and global footprint.

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Shine a Light on Oral Cancer: Know the Risks & Treatment

Gilreath Dental

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a crucial time to raise awareness about this serious health concern. Your trusted dentists Marietta, GA prioritize your oral health and well-being. This month, we want to empower you with knowledge about oral cancer, its risks, and treatment options. Understanding Oral Cancer Oral cancer is a general term for… The post Shine a Light on Oral Cancer: Know the Risks & Treatment appeared first on Gilreath Family Dentistry Marietta.

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CDOCS Welcomes Dr. Dan Butterman as New Faculty Chair, Setting Course for Advanced Innovation in Digital Dentistry Education

Denticle

Scottsdale, AZ (April 16, 2024) — CDOCS, the world’s largest community of digital dentists and the leading provider of digital dentistry education, proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Dan Butterman as its new Faculty Chair. With a distinguished career spanning three decades in the dental field, Dr. Butterman brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and vision to his new role at CDOCS, where he has already been serving as an esteemed member of the Resident Faculty since 2019.

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DDS Lab Opens Third Full-Service State-of-the-Art Dental Laboratory

Dentistry Blog

TAMPA, FLORIDA – APRIL 16, 2024 – DDS Lab (DDS), one of the largest full-service dental laboratories in the world, today announced the commencement of operations out of its new state-of-the-art, full-service dental laboratory based in Grecia, Costa Rica. The 100,000-square-foot laboratory doubles the global manufacturing footprint of DDS Lab. In recent years, DDS’ unique business model has driven organizational growth outpacing the market.

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Exploring the Global Dental Pain Market: Current Trends and Future Outlook

Dentistry Today

The “Dental Pain – Pipeline Insight, 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global Dental Pain market is poised for significant expansion with the emergence of new therapeutics and heightened awareness of the condition. An insightful report detailing the current clinical developments and future growth prospects has been analyzed, revealing the dedication of numerous companies in addressing Dental Pain.

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Dental Editors University to Commence in May

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that reconnects practicing dental hygienists with the nation's leading educators and researchers. Dimensions is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, accuracy, and integrity in our mission of education supporting oral health professionals and those allied with the dental industry.

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ReGen Bioactive Endo Sealer: A Revolution in Root Canal Treatment

Denticle

I recently returned from teaching a hands-on class on Low Stress Endodontics for the General Practitioner at LVI Global. I absolutely *love* endodontics and I also *love* teaching my peers. If I can help even one doctor provide better treatment, who knows how many patients that can impact? At that recent course, I introduced the doctors to a new endo sealer that I have been using for over a year with amazing results.

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Utility of intraoral scanner imaging for dental plaque detection

Dental News and Technology

Imaging Sci Dent. 2024 Mar;54(1):43-48. doi: 10.5624/isd.20230180. Epub 2024 Jan 4. Abstract Purpose: Oral hygiene, maintained through plaque control, helps prevent periodontal disease and dental caries. This study was conducted to examine the accuracy of plaque detection with an intraoral scanner (IOS) compared to images captured with an optical camera.

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Synchrony Expands Dental Payment Offerings with Adit Practice Management Software Partnership

Dentistry Today

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF ), a consumer financial services company, announced a new partnership with Adit, an industry leading dental practice management software provider. Increasingly, dentists are looking for external support to deliver patient financing while ensuring patients are getting the experience they want and financial support they need. 1 This new partnership with Adit will integrate CareCredit into “Adit Pay,” which allows dental practices to offer CareCredit as a financing option to th

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App Helps Oral Health Professionals Navigate Medical Emergencies

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Checklists, initially adopted by the United States military following a fatal plane crash, have evolved into invaluable tools across various sectors including aviation, nuclear energy, and medicine. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) Professor Emeritus Morton Rosenberg, DMD, led a team to develop the “10 Minutes Saves a Life” app.

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