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Using Biophilia to Manage Patient Anxiety


Whether it be for a routine cleaning or a surgical extraction, many patients face fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist. According to a December 2013 Australian Dental Journal study , it has been estimated that one in seven people exhibit a high level of dental fear.


Are Your Dental Blogs Optimized?

Identity Dental

When your website is in place — custom-made, branded, and easy to navigate — it is time to jumpstart your search engine optimization (SEO) with content creation. Blogging is a free or low-cost way to garner more website traffic, which translates into more foot traffic for your practice.


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Robot-Assisted Technology to Train Next Generation of Dentists

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

NYU Dentistry’s Robert Glickman, DMD, right, shows Huzefa Talib, BDS, MFDRCS, FFDRCSI (OSOM), DICOI, the plan that will guide the robot in placing the implant into the patient’s jawbone.

Do's and don'ts for case presentation

Dr. Bicuspid

When it comes to case presentation, it's not about you. It's not even about your practice. Your case presentation should always be first and foremost about the patient, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on Related Reading: Do's and don'ts for practice spending.


How Increased Remote Life is Changing Aspects of Oral Health

Oral Health Group

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of ordinary life, from work to education to entertainment. Among the most significant effects, however, may be on the practice of healthcare, including dentistry.

Leaving the Land of Fluoride

Queen of Dental Hygiene

From the very start of dental hygiene school, I learned how “good fluoride was for teeth”, how “important a tool it was to use to help our patients have strong healthy teeth” and that is was the answer to all dental problem. Decay? Add more fluoride. New decay?

Postsurgical oral symptoms after insertion of one or two implants for mandibular overdentures: short-term results of a randomized clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

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Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

Dental Peers

Congratulations! This is incredible news. Your passion and pride in what you do in the healthcare field is truly being rewarded. Perhaps you were an excellent hygienist…a phenomenal dental assistant…a top-notch admin team member providing your clinicians with first rate support.

Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

Oral Health Group

Congratulations! This is incredible news. Your passion and pride in what you do in the healthcare field is truly being rewarded.

Bioactive toothpastes in dentin hypersensitivity treatment: a systematic review Bioactive toothpastes in dentin hypersensitivity treatment

Dental News and Technology

The Saudi Dental Journal Available online 27 April 2021 Abstract Purpose The use of bioactive materials is a recent proposal in the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity (DH) due to the ability to stimulate the neoformation of a barrier on dentin surface.


Case report: Universal composite repairs leaking amalgam

Dr. Bicuspid

This case report examines the steps taken to repair leaking amalgam. A 30-year-old man presented to the dental practice with a chief complaint of a sensitive tooth on the upper left posterior. Upon examination, the clinician diagnosed the patient with reversible pulpitis.

5 Sleep Apnea Questions

Ask The Dentist

Finding the right advice and navigating the system when it comes to treating sleep apnea can be frustrating. So, today, Dr. B is addressing five relevant questions related to sleep apnea.


It’s May. Month 5. It’s gonna be June soon.

Patient News

Are you on the 2021 growth wave? It’s May. It’ll be June soon. The year and the opportunity to sail past previous revenues will be half over.

A Systematic Review on the Efficacy of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide as a Non-Contact Decontamination System for Pathogens Associated with the Dental Environment

Dental News and Technology



Preventive dental care tied to lower Medicaid costs in NY

Dr. Bicuspid

Preventive dentistry services provided more than just better health outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries in New York, according to a study published on April 21 in the Journal of Dental Research. Participants who took advantage of preventive dental care also saved the state Medicaid program money.

Three Bills Are Introduced to Support Small Businesses Including Dental Practices

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

New legislation designed to increase the flexibility of the United States’ Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has garnered support from the American Dental Association.


How Do We Ensure Your Trip to the Dentist Is Pain-Free?

90210 Dentist

2 Minute Read: . Over the years, the dentist has developed a reputation of being a scary, painful place. It’s true that before we had the technology we do today, dental procedures were pretty painful. Thankfully, painful dental procedures are a thing of the past. .

Brushing away oral health disparities in America's rural children

Dental News and Technology

Children living in rural America are less likely to receive preventive dental care than their urban counterparts, according to a study from investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina.

10 questions recent dental grads should ask new patients

Dr. Bicuspid

It's that time of year again: Finals are ramping up, licensing exams are being completed, and a new batch of dentists are getting poised to enter the workforce. Dr. Mark Hyman hopes to make the transition a little easier with 10 questions new dental graduates should ask new patients.


Encouraging the Dental Home

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry all recommend that a child establish a dental home by what age? LaylaBird / E+. 6 months. 12 months. 24 months. 36 months. Correct! Wrong!

This Kind Of Dental SEO Works! Why Google Maps SEO Is A Must For Every Dental Practice

My Social Practice

We have heard from dental professionals that they are wary about working with a marketing agency on SEO. Because so many have been burned by a bad experience.

Study shows 2% of asymptomatic pediatric dental patients test positive for COVID-19

Dental News and Technology

University of Illinois at Chicago Research News A study by a University of Illinois Chicago pediatric dentist has shown a novel way to track potential COVID-19 cases -- testing children who visit the dentist. The study also showed an over 2% positivity rate for the asymptomatic children tested.

Consider pulling wisdom teeth before bone disease therapy

Dr. Bicuspid

Oral surgeons should consider prematurely extracting the third molars of children before they start bone disease therapy to prevent jawbone destruction, according to an article published April 20 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

More Than Half of Private Dental Practices Have Seen Patient Volumes Return

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Dental Association Health Policy Institute’s survey results from the week of April 12, 2021, show that 58.1% of private dental practices are open with similar patient volumes seen prior to the global pandemic.


A Functional Smile is Possible Again with Full Mouth Restoration

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Your smile is never a lost cause. If you have a smile that has been severely decayed or damaged, Mountain Aire Dentistry can help. We can restore your smile with a full mouth restoration.

How Insecure Are Paper Files and Are They Putting Your Dental Practice at Risk?

Planet DDS

The “paper trail” was once an idea that made you feel secure or at least in control of outcomes. Nowadays you might feel otherwise. And it raises the question: how insecure are paper files and do they put your dental practice at risk? Risk…, you say?”.

Teledentistry is vital for practice success

Dr. Bicuspid

Now more than ever, teledentistry is vital for practice success, writes Sylvia Rochon. Learn why teledentistry became an invaluable tool during a challenging year and how teledentistry can help you gain control of your schedule.

Flu Cases Plummet Amid COVID-19 Public Health Measures

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As countries across the globe adopted public health strategies to minimize the risk of COVID-19, the flu has basically disappeared. While the influenza virus and the novel coronavirus share a similar transmission route, SARS-CoV-2 is much more adept at spreading from person to person.


BUPA Members First Dentist – Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles

Oral health treatments can be expensive! Most health insurance companies don’t cover certain dental treatments, which tend to put a financial burden on the family. Oral health is equally important as getting treatment for other health issues.

Your Breath Stinks!

Coaches Corner

Your Breath Stinks! This episode “Your Breath Stinks” features some pretty crazy “mystery shopper calls.” A potential patient wants to know if their stink breath could be caused by a dental problem.

Wisdom teeth could hold secret of regenerative medicine

Dr. Bicuspid

Scientists analyzed five extracted wisdom teeth to conduct the first comprehensive single-cell atlas of the human tooth. Published recently in iScience , the study found novel insights into the working of stem cells and could pave the way for regenerative medicine.


Specific Side Effects Post-Vaccination Suggest Previous COVID-19 Infection

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccination report a variety of reactions—from no symptoms at all to fatigue and lethargy to fever and swollen lymph nodes.


Free Webinar about Online Scheduling: Schedule While You Sleep


Sign Up Here! . Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 10 am, PST. Who’s Hosting? Dr. Gina Dorfman. How Long? 30 Minutes. Implementing an online booking system shouldn’t be daunting! Especially since its proven to be one of the most effective ways set your practice apart from the competition.

Dealing With Dental Anxiety – A Potential New Approach

Best Dentist in Houston

Dental anxiety is a real thing – and it’s far more common than most people believe. This ailment causes feelings of dread and overall loss of control when a patient is about to go through a dental-related scenario, no matter how harmless the procedure might be.

Treating dental pain with opioids triples patient overdose risk

Dr. Bicuspid

Overdose risk is nearly three times higher for patients who fill opioid prescriptions after undergoing dental procedures, according to a study published on April 29 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Pfizer Seeks Full FDA Approval for its COVID-19 Vaccine

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2020. Now it is seeking to transition from the EAU to full approval.

“Cool” Oral-Care Products You Didn’t Know.

The Super Dentists

The dazzling Gen Z-targeted collection, CO. by Colgate, not only looks fabulous in any bathroom setup but includes some seriously innovative (and gentle) products, like a no-rinse stain remover. Read More. The post “Cool” Oral-Care Products You Didn’t Know.