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Understanding Block Scheduling: Enhancing Dental Practice Efficiency

YapiApp

In a thriving dental practice, time is a valuable commodity. Harnessing its potential effectively can elevate your practice to new efficiency, productivity, and profitability levels. The secret to this lies in mastering the art of block scheduling. Table of Contents 2 3 FirstHeading What is dental block scheduling? Building Your Block Scheduling Framework Identifying Profitable Procedures Allocating Blocks of Time Effective Management of Block Scheduling Block Scheduling in Action: A Sample Day

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Facebook Scammers & How to Be Aware of Their Tricks

Identity Dental

A new scam has hit Facebook Messenger and its a hard one to detect. The goal of the scammer is to get you to click a link. The scams look to be a message or warning from Facebook / Meta itself. However, at a closer look, it’s simply a page or profile someone intentionally named […] The post Facebook Scammers & How to Be Aware of Their Tricks appeared first on Identity Dental Marketing.

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Global Intraoral Cameras Market Forecasted to Reach $1.62 Billion in 2023

Dentistry Today

The “Intraoral Cameras Global Market Report 2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global intraoral cameras market is projected to grow from $1.46 billion in 2022 to $1.62 billion in 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9%. Despite the challenges posed by the Russia-Ukraine war disrupting global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic , the intraoral cameras market remains resilient.

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Needlestick injuries in dentistry: Time to revisit

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2023 Aug 1;S0002-8177(23)00340-9. Abstract Background: Blood-borne pathogens (BBPs) are infectious microorganisms that are found in human blood and can cause diseases in humans. Health care workers such as physicians, surgeons, nurses, dentists, dental students, dental assistants, laboratory technicians, personnel handling infectious waste, and other health care employees are at increased risk of exposure to these pathogens.

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Tips When Looking for a Dental Associate Position

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Navigating associate positions can be intimidating. If you’re like me, you can be confused and lost in the vastness of contracts and office nuances that exist for Associate Dentists. I’m excited to walk you through everything I have come across in the many offices I have worked in. I’ll expand on some things you should be looking out for as far as both red and green flags.

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The Value of Conducting a “Gut Check” Now…Assess, Align, and Do Not Sour on Social at Mid-year!

Oral Health Group

There is no better time to spring into action on the marketing and patient engagement front than when your competition embodies the laziest days of. more The post The Value of Conducting a “Gut Check” Now…Assess, Align, and Do Not Sour on Social at Mid-year! appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Cigna Healthcare Helps Customers Screen for Dental Health Issues From Their Smartphone

Dentistry Today

Cigna Healthcare announced that its dental customers are now able to use their smartphone to screen for potential oral health issues, such as cavities and gum disease. The no-cost screenings are powered by SmartScan and aim to encourage the millions of people who suffer from anxiety around dental visits to get informed about their oral health from the comfort of their home.

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Powerful Connections: How Morning Huddles & Monthly Team Meetings Supercharge Dental Practices

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dawn Patrick As a dental practice, the key to success lies not only in providing excellent patient care but also in maintaining efficient operations and fostering a cohesive team environment. Two essential components that contribute to achieving these goals are: Morning Huddle Meetings Monthly Team Meetings These gatherings play a significant role in the overall success of a dental practice by enhancing communication, teamwork, productivity, and patient satisfaction. 5 Ways Morning Huddles &

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Identity Dental Marketing Implements Digital Delegation System for Unparalleled Results

Identity Dental

Identity Dental Marketing, dentistry’s most trusted marketing agency, utilizes digital delegation workflows to ensure the best possible results. These workflows are updated daily to ensure every service offering is completed fully and reviewed by management. These processes are adjusted as new SEO strategies are discovered, as a response to new service offerings (such as Google’s […] The post Identity Dental Marketing Implements Digital Delegation System for Unparalleled Results appeared f

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Professional Transition Strategies Notches Inc. 5000 Honors for the Fourth Straight Year

Dentistry Today

Professional Transition Strategies (PTS) , a company that facilitates dental practice purchases and mergers & acquisitions, announced it was included in Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. PTS ranks #1487 with a three-year revenue growth of 317%. Professional Transition Strategies “Receiving recognition from a distinguished program like the Inc. 5000 for the fourth year in a row validates the effort and expertise our team brings to the table for

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Comparative Evaluation of 0.25% Lemongrass Oil Mouthwash and 0.2% Chlorhexidine Mouthwash in Fixed Orthodontic Patients Suffering from Gingivitis

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2023 Jun 1;24(6):396-402. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3516. Abstract Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the antiplaque and antigingivitis efficacy of 0.25% lemongrass oil mouthwash and 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash in patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment, who are suffering from gingivitis. Materials and methods: A total of 60 patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment with mild-to-moderate gingivitis were selected for the study.

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UConn Dental School Receives $2.7M Grant for Research Training

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Dental Medicine in Farmington has secured a $2.7 million, 5-year training grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. This funding sustains research training for students in the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program and PhD candidates and post-doctoral fellows in skeletal biology and regeneration.

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The Diagnostic Power of 3D Imaging

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 5 Minute, 13 Second Case Background A 45-year-old male patient has previously presented to our office in 2015 with the chief complaint of having a hole in the back of his right maxillary central incisor (Figure A). The patient stated he had trauma to the tooth at age 18 and that the tooth was repositioned by a dentist.

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Affordable Dentures & Implants Opens in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dentistry Today

The new Affordable Dentures & Implants practice in Fredericksburg, Virginia , located at Central Park Plaza — 1660 Carl D. Silver Parkway in Fredericksburg , is now open. The practice joins the nation’s largest provider network of dental practices—supported by Affordable Care —that provide tooth replacement services. From extractions and partial dentures to full dentures and dental implants , including implant-secured dentures , Affordable Dentures & Implants in Fredericksburg of

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Dental News and Technology - Untitled Article

Dental News and Technology

Published: 05 August 2023 Odontology ( 2023 ) Abstract A total of 20 lithium disilicate glass–ceramics (IPS e.max CAD, Ivoclar Vivadent) and 20 resin nano-ceramic (Voco Grandio Blocks) onlay restorations were performed in 20 patients using a split-mouth design to compare the two-year clinical performance of lithium disilicate and resin nano-ceramic onlay restorations.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Patient Dies

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

An 81-year-old woman presented to an Oxford, Connecticut dental practice to have four teeth extracted and four implants placed. She died during the procedure. Her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit citing carelessness and negligence as causing the patient’s death. In accordance with Connecticut state law, the plaintiff submitted a letter from a dentist unrelated to the case who reviewed the patient’s records and found the following reasons for her death: The patient’s primary care provide

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Transforming Dental Practice: A Deeper Look into the Integration of AI in Dental Imaging  

Planet DDS

Guest Blog by: Dr. Seth Gibree, Senior Director of Clinical Advocacy of Heartland Dental, Christopher J. Hedinger, Strategic Accounts Director, Imaging for Planet DDS, and Sayeed Yaqubi, Product Manager for Planet DDS The pervasiveness of artificial intelligence has profoundly changed our daily lives. AI’s ubiquitous influence is unmistakable, from smart assistants in homes to personalized recommendations online to tools like ChatGPT.

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Boston Micro Fabrication to Market World’s Thinnest Cosmetic Dental Veneer

Dentistry Today

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a leader in advanced manufacturing solutions for ultra-high precision applications, announced it is entering the dental market with the launch of UltraThineer, the world’s thinnest cosmetic dental veneer. The new 3D-printed veneers use projection micro stereolithography (PµSL), a technology that custom-manufactures veneers that are three-times thinner than traditional veneers and require significantly less preparation for dental professionals, allowing prese

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Expert tips and tricks for veneer cementation

3M

Explore how to approach the challenge of veneer cementation with confidence. Walk through the procedure step by step with an expert!

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New York Introduces Dental Therapy Bill

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

More than half of New York state’s population — 9 million people — are covered by public health insurance programs, such as Medicaid, and they are struggling to access dental care. As such lawmakers recently introduced legislation to create dental therapists (DTs) and advanced dental therapists (ADTs) through a dental hygienist-based model that is very similar to the longstanding DTs and ADTS who serve at-risk populations in Minnesota.

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Caries in HIV-infected children and adolescents

The Dental Elf

This review assessing whether caries severity is higher in HIV-infected children and adolescents than in those who uninfected included 16 studies. While the review suggests a higher caries severity in those infected with HIV the certainty of the evidence is low with the majority of studies not providing information on potential confounders. The post Caries in HIV-infected children and adolescents appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Lumio Dental Selects VideaAI to Improve its Patient Experience While Growing Dental Production

Dentistry Today

Lumio Dental announced that it has selected VideaHealth, the leading dental AI platform trusted by the most dental clinicians in the U.S., to improve its patient experience while increasing treatment production. Lumio Dental first deployed VideaHealth’s VideaAI in mid-2022 alongside several other dental AI solutions. After seeing outperforming results in terms of adoption, treatment acceptance, ROI and dental clinician feedback, the organization decided to expand the rollout of VideaAI to all

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Strategies to Help You Conquer Canker Sores and Improve Your Dental Health

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Are you tired of dealing with painful and embarrassing canker sores? Do you need help improving your dental health? If so, don’t despair! With the right strategies, conquering canker sores and maintaining good dental health is within reach. In this blog post, we’ll discuss ways to beat those bothersome canker sores and give tips on how to achieve better overall oral hygiene.

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Americans Love Their Sweets

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Results from a recent survey, conducted by OnePoll for Crumbl Cookies — a nationwide bakery chain that focuses on gourmet cookies baked from scratch daily — found that one in six Americans eats dessert every day. The survey included 100 participants from every state. Tennesseans were the most likely to say they enjoyed a daily sweet treat followed by residents of Colorado, Louisiana, and North Carolina (22% each).

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Photobiomodulation for post-operative pain, swelling and trismus after third molar surgery

The Dental Elf

This review of the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) on pain, oedema, and trismus after extraction of impacted mandibular third molars included 33 RCTs. However 30 of the included studies were considered to be at high risk of bias, and while the results suggested small benefits for PBM in relation to reduction of pain and swelling these were not considered to be clinically important.

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The Inner Circle Acknowledges Dr. Jean Kathleen B. Cala, DDS

Dentistry Today

Featured prominently in The Inner Circle, Dr. Jean Kathleen B. Cala, DDS, is recognized as a Pinnacle Platinum Healthcare Professional for her significant contributions to the field of dentistry. Dr. Cala embarked on her educational journey at Odessa College, graduating Summa Cum Laude with three associate degrees. She then pursued a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Texas, Permian Basin in 2017.

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Dos and Don’ts of Website Redesigns

Rosemont Review

While a website rebuild can refer to a backend rework, a move to a different platform, or some combination of these, one thing is for sure – the process of transferring your website’s data must be handled with great care. In fact, anyone who has ever undergone a website redesign knows that the ordeal can feel almost like a gamble, as there is a fine line between a successful website relaunch and a failed one.

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University of Texas Addresses Dental Workforce Shortage by Launching New Dental Hygiene Program

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On August 9, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the University of Texas Education and Research Center in Laredo to mark a significant milestone. The occasion celebrated the introduction of Laredo’s inaugural Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program. This program is made possible through a collaboration with the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry.

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Intraoral scanning v conventional impressions – patient related outcomes

The Dental Elf

This review comparing patient-related outcomes of intraoral scanning and conventional impression methods included 13 studies. Nine of the included studies were RCTs and all were considered to be at unclear risk of bias. The findings indicated a patient preference for digital scanning over conventional impression techniques. The post Intraoral scanning v conventional impressions – patient related outcomes appeared first on National Elf Service.

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USOSM Committed to Advancing the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Industry

Dentistry Today

U.S. Oral Surgery Management (USOSM) is delighted to announce its ongoing commitment to supporting the OMS Foundation, a nonprofit organization under 501(c)(3) status. The foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality and safety of patient care by fostering innovation in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) research, training, and education. As a specialized management services company exclusively catering to top-tier oral and maxillofacial surgeons, USOSM initiated its partnership with the O

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How To Build A Brand Identity In Your Dental Practice

The Big Brush

As a dentist, you’re no stranger to creating treatment plans for your patients. You map out what they can expect, and you explain how following the treatment plan will help them.

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Precise Flapless Dental Implants for Improved Success

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Patients who present with sufficient keratinized attached gingiva, an approximate bone width of 7 mm in the implant recipient site, and do not require bone augmentation are considered viable candidates for flapless, computer-assisted guided implant placement. 1 The procedure allows insertion of implants into the bone through the mucosal tissue without invasive incision of the tissue or flap reflection that can sometimes lead to gingival scarring, vascular disruption, and impairment of the gingi

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Is Your Marketing Working As It Should?

Patient News

When There is Abundant Opportunity for Practice Growth? As an AACD member dentist, you have a significant differentiator which can be leveraged to maximize your popularity in your market area. If you’re not certain you are getting all you can from your dental marketing programs, this article will help you determine where you might uncover the gaps. What might be.

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Introducing Profisil Fluoride Varnish

Dentistry Today

Finally, a fluoride varnish that leaves a natural, clean feeling. Profisil will make that 2nd treatment easier to recommend. Patients today complain about that gritty, sticky feeling upon treatment. Some even say it feels like their teeth are wearing a sweater. No matter the description… it’s counter to what the dental professional wants. After the hygienist works so hard to get the patient’s teeth clean, for them to feel otherwise when leaving the office… well, it is just unsatisfying, for both

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Quality Tooth Replacement In Marietta: Restore Your Smile With Expert Solutions

Gilreath Dental

Discover the gateway to regaining your confident smile in Marietta with quality tooth replacement solutions. Losing a tooth can impact your appearance, oral health, and self-esteem. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a variety of expert options to restore your smile’s brilliance. This blog discusses tooth replacement, exploring the advanced techniques and treatments available to residents of… The post Quality Tooth Replacement In Marietta: Restore Your Smile With Expert Solutions a

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Stainless Steel Crowns and The Hall Technique

3M

Stainless steel crowns (SSCs) are preformed metal crowns which have been used in paediatric dentistry since 1950; however, until recently, uptake of use in primary care has been unpopular. This was primarily due to the need to extensively prepare primary teeth which had a significant risk of damage to adjacent teeth as well as the challenge of administering local anaesthetic in a young child.

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Is Your Marketing Working As It Should?

Patient News

When There is Abundant Opportunity for Practice Growth? As an AACD member dentist, you have a significant differentiator which can be leveraged to maximize your popularity in your market area. If you’re not certain you are getting all you can from your dental marketing programs, this article will help you determine where you might uncover the gaps. What might be.