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5 Challenges Dentists May Face During Their Career

Oral Health Group

Dentistry is a very rewarding profession, but it does have challenges. A lot of the challenges you will face in your career will be unique to your practice and patients – but there are some common themes.

Low-Cost Dental Marketing Strategies for New Practices

Delivering Wow

How much money are you spending on marketing for your practice? You don’t have to spend as much as you might think to grow your practice. You can connect with your community and it doesn’t have to be a hefty cost. The goal is to have your patients rave about what you’re known for.

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Dental Tech Trend: The Rising Value of Convenience

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Recent events have had a transformative impact on nearly every facet of dentistry, but perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than the patient experience. David R.

HealthTech Startup bttn. Adds PlastCareUSA to Burgeoning Supplier Ecosystem

Dental News and Technology

PlastCare Offers FDA Approved Dental Supplies on bttn. Platform SEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- bttn.,

Dental Dose: How patients use gabapentin illicitly

Dr. Bicuspid

It's pharmacology after dark on Dental Dose. In this new segment, pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares the dark side of legal medications used illicitly. The first up is gabapentin, a neuropathy medication that can produce an opioidlike effect in high doses.

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Let’s Get Real: 5-Plus Ways to Inject Authenticity Into Your Practice and Attract Loyal Patients

Oral Health Group

“Authenticity,” as defined by Merriam-Webster, is about being “true to one’s personality, spirit, and character.” The daily onslaught of information has naturally led to consumers craving authenticity now more than ever before.

Dental Practices Need to Raise Fees To Keep Up With Inflation

David Schwab & Associates, Inc.

The Consumer Price Index went up 5.4% in July, the largest jump in 13 years. In addition, according to Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. is experiencing “the strongest wage growth in a quarter century.” Inflation is overhead on steroids.

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Cotton swabs, resin aid in making accurate implant surgery guides

Dr. Bicuspid

Fiducial markers consisting of cotton swabs and resin can be used to create an accurate implant surgical guide for patients with braces, according to an article published on September 20 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Want to appear more popular?

Dental Website Hosting – Am I Spending Too Much?

My Social Practice

In the next 3-4 minutes, we’ll unravel the mystery of dental website hosting. You’ll feel super cool at the next cocktail party when you bring up the fact that you just pointed your DNS records to your new dental website server hosted with My Social Practice.

Every gesture helps: Discussing mental health with patients

ASDA Blog

Eaten up with guilt, shame and fear, I’ll never forget the young teenaged patient who nervously answered “yes” when, while filling out her medical history, I asked if she had any eating disorders.

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Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study

Dental News and Technology

Tualzik T, Chopra R, Gupta SJ, Sharma N, Khare M, Gulati L. Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2021;25:422-6 Objective: Photobiomodulation (PBM) using diode laser is regarded an effective modality for the repair of tissues and control of pain. Ozone, owing to its biocompatibility, healing, and antimicrobial properties, is used in dentistry as well.

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New model makes it easier for AI to spot pulp cavities

Dr. Bicuspid

Combining cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and micro-CT images as training data can help artificial intelligence (AI) models identify the location of teeth and pulp cavities in CBCT images, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Endodontics.

TikTok Users Promote Questionable DIY Oral Health Treatments

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Popular app TikTok has become a favorite vehicle for trendsetters, whose short, homemade videos on pretty much anything—including challenges, pop culture, and life hacks—are downloaded by billions across the globe.

5 Types of Emails Dentists Can Use to Help Keep Their Patients Happy

The Big Brush

Email marketing may be a very effective way to drive engagement for your dental practice and keep your patients happy.

SmartAssist: The New Interactive “Smart” Checklist in Denticon

Planet DDS

SmartAssist is the new Denticon feature that will change the way you work. Included free with a Denticon subscription, this “smart” checklist reminds you and your staff of incomplete tasks for patient appointments and lets you track and check them off in real-time.

Second Opinion: This is what the public thinks of us

Dr. Bicuspid

The public's perception of greedy dentists is on full display as Congress determines whether to earmark money for Medicare dental benefits. In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Teresa Yang argues that dentists and the ADA have a responsibility to show the selfless side of dentistry.

NIDCR Awards Grant to Study Salivary Gland Cancer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to the American Cancer Society, salivary cancer represents less than 1% of United States cancer cases, yet it affects more than 100,000 Americans annually. With early detection, patients with this type of cancer have more than a 60% survival rate.

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4 Variables that Affect Disability Income Insurance Premiums for Dentists

The Big Brush

Disability income insurance may be a way for dentists and other skilled professionals to help replace wages lost when an injury or illness affects their ability to earn an income.

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Child’s Pediatric Dentist

Polkadot Dental

As a part of your child’s pediatric dental check-up appointment, your kids dentist will spend some time discussing their oral healthcare with you and your child.

Heartburn drugs may be key to less severe gum disease

Dr. Bicuspid

Proton pump inhibitors taken for acid-related gastrointestinal conditions such as heartburn may cut the severity of periodontal disease, according to a study published on September 21 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research.

More COVID-19 Relief Funds Available for Dental Providers

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On September 29, the United States Department of Health and Human Services will open the application process to medical providers—including dentists—for another round of grants through the Provider Relief Fund.

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7 Things You Should Know to Get Started with Apteryx Imaging XVWeb

Planet DDS

As with any new software purchase, there are always some adjustments to your operations when it comes to implementation. But dental practices don’t have time for disruptions to their imaging workflow.

The Dos and Don’ts of Post & Core Procedures

3M

The post The Dos and Don’ts of Post & Core Procedures appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Homepage Featured - NA North America (ONLY) Productivity & Profitability Tips & Tricks Crown & Bridge Post & Core Success Simplified

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Oral 'black fungus' infection linked to COVID-19 treatment

Dr. Bicuspid

Oral surgeons should be aware of a rare, serious oral fungal infection that may occur after COVID-19 treatment, according to a case report from Tennessee published on September 19 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Alabama Now Has Highest Number of COVID-19 Deaths in the US

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Over the past 2 weeks, Alabama has reported approximately 100 deaths per day due to COVID-19, making it the state with the highest pandemic-related death rate. The statistic means that 18 out of 100,000 Alabamians are dying each week.

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Teeth Bonding Vs Veneers – Which Option Is Right For You?

Best Dentist in Houston

If you are looking into cosmetic dentistry to achieve a more beautiful smile, then you might have probably heard of dental veneers and teeth bonding procedures. Both options are viable when it comes to restoring your smile, but both of them do have their disadvantages.

Teeth Whitening: At Home Vs. Dentist’s Office in Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Teeth whitening is one of the most renowned cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you to improve your smile. This process offers a number of options, including at-home and in-office whitening.

Dental surgeons offer imaging tips for patients wearing masks

Dr. Bicuspid

Is it possible to acquire extraoral images of patients while they are still wearing masks for protection against COVID-19? It's possible, if you take a few steps to counter artifacts that might develop, according to a letter published online September 19 in Academic Radiology.

Researchers Suggest that COVID-19 Cases Will Soon Be on the Decline

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As the United States continues its struggle to get surging COVID-19 cases—fueled by the Delta variant—under control, some researchers suggest there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Does It Hurt To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Best Dentist in Houston

Most people dread going to the dentist, much less having to get their wisdom teeth removed. Many times wisdom teeth will begin to throb, ache, and can be a cause of discomfort for much of the population. You may even be in your teens, and need to have them extracted.

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What Procedures Does an Endodontist Perform?

Phoenix Endodontist

If you’ve been referred to a Phoenix endodontist and have never seen one before, you might wonder what services they provide. Endodontics is recognized as an official specialty field for dentists by the American Dental Association.

Dental Practice Made Simple: The children-only hygienist

Dr. Bicuspid

If you have a larger practice that sees enough children, it might be worth hiring a dedicated hygienist to perform cleanings specifically for kids, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Dental Practice Made Simple: Do you need to hire an associate?

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FDA Says No to COVID-19 Booster Shots for All

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On September 17, the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccine Advisory Committee voted against recommending a third shot, or booster, for vaccinated individuals older than 16. The vote applies to both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations.

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What Your Toothpaste Should Do For You 

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

When you walk down the dental aisle at the store, it can be overwhelming to see just how many options toothpaste options are available. Toothpaste is a substance that allows you to remove food and debris while coating the teeth with ingredients that can provide certain benefits.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost

Best Dentist in Houston

Removal of wisdom teeth is a common procedure that most people undergo these days.

9 questions and 2 solutions for sensitive, sore gums

Dr. Bicuspid

A new patient visited a well-trained biological dentist who struggled to identify the cause of her sensitive, inflamed, and sore gums. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares the nine questions and two solutions that helped the dentist identify -- and treat -- the patient's problem.

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Advocate for Expanding Children’s Access to Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH. Growing up in Arizona, Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, had originally set his sights on becoming a dentist after working in a dental office. Instead, he found himself drawn to the preventive nature of dental hygiene.