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Bridging Gaps: Collaborative Effort Transforms Rural West Virginia’s Dental Landscape

Dentistry Today

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition and Harmony Health Foundation have joined forces to revolutionize oral health care accessibility in rural West Virginia. With generous grant funding support from the Institute for Technology in Health Care (ITHC), this initiative aims to harness the power of technology to overcome barriers to dental care access.

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How to Discover Occlusal Muscle Disorders

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Learn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the key components of a complete exam is the palpation of the masticatory muscles. During this part of the exam, we are looking for signs of muscle tenderness or pain. This pain is an indication of hyperactivity resulting from incoordinated muscle activity caused by a build-up of lactic acid due to the muscle(s) being over

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How to Cultivate a Culture of Safety in Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

When you run a dental practice, the safety of your patients and employees must be your top concern. Your patients should leave your office feeling The post How to Cultivate a Culture of Safety in Your Dental Practice appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Overview, Trends, and Collaboration on Immunization, Vaccination, and Immunomodulation Therapies for Periodontitis: A Scientometric Study

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Prac. 2024 Feb 1;25(2):128-133. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3641. Abstract Aim: To identify patterns and trends in the field of immunization, vaccination, and immunomodulation therapies for periodontitis. Materials and methods: Metadata were collected from the Scopus database on publications related to these topics from January 1986 to February 2024.

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Top 5 Reasons “Why I Dental”

Dentistry Today

Dental Lifeline Network Volunteers From Across the Country Share Their ‘Why’ Oral health care is not always easily accessible to those facing health challenges or that have disabilities. Dental Lifeline Network’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program helps individuals who are unable to afford treatment receive the dental care they need. Their new campaign “Why I Dental” encourages dentists to live their ‘Why’ and do good together through volunteering with Dental Lifeline Network.

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Importance of Financial Planning for Dentists: 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP As dental professionals, you dedicate your lives to ensuring the oral health and well-being of your patients. However, amidst the rigors of running a successful practice, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of sound financial planning. Unfortunately, many dentists fall into common traps that can hinder their long-term financial success.

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Program Strives to Encourage Dental-Medical Innovation

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In order to better integrate dental and medical care with the goal of improving overall health outcomes, SMILE Health, an initiative led by CareQuest Innovation Partners, aims to bridge this gap by uniting innovators, industry partners, and investors in a 12-week program. Combining validation studies, expert-led curriculum, mentorship, and networking opportunities, the program targets emerging health startups focused on oral and overall health innovation.

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Julieanne O’Connor and Holland Haiis Spearhead the Mindset Movement in Dentistry

Dentistry Today

Amid the demands of dentistry, where resilience is paramount, practitioners confront challenges beyond clinical skills alone. Thriving in this environment requires a particular mindset, enabling professionals to adeptly navigate pressures, maintain work-life harmony, and nurture connections. Acknowledging the pivotal role of mindset in dental excellence, Julieanne O’Connor drives efforts to empower dental professionals through mindset mastery.

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Help…My Dental Assistant is Always Late!

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was able to effectively mold me into their dream dental assistant. Being “On Time” as Dental Assistants Once upon a time, I thought on time was arriving on time , but in dentistry, as you know on time is actually late!

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Paralyzed Dental Hygienist Returns to Patient Care Thanks to Her Employer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Katja Delevar, RDH, a dental hygienist in Vancouver, Washington, faced a life-altering accident during a solo motorcycle ride in July 2022. Following a severe injury that left her a T6 paraplegic, with significant damage to her chest and back, Delevar underwent a grueling 3-month recovery period. Despite her physical challenges, Delevar was determined to return to her profession.

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Combined Effects of Glutaraldehyde-based Desensitizer and Nd: YAG Laser on Dentinal Tubules Occlusion

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2024 Jan 1;25(1):52-57. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3623. Abstract Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of Nd:YAG laser, glutaraldehyde-based desensitizer (GD), or their combination on occluding dentinal tubules. Materials and methods: Fifty dentin samples were obtained from non-carious human third molars and randomly divided into five groups ( n = 10): (1) Control group treated with 37% phosphoric acid, (2) GD group, (3) Nd:YAG laser group (1064 nm, 100 µ

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dentalcorp to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Dentistry Today

dentalcorp announced that it will present at the following investor conferences: 2024 Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference – April 16-17, 2024 Location: Toronto, ON RBC Global Healthcare Conference – May 14, 2024 Location: New York, NY Bank of America Health Conference – May 15-16, 2024 Location: Las Vegas, NV Stifel Jaws & Paws Conference – May 29-30, 2024 Location: New York, NY Replays of select presentations will be made available in the investors section of dentalcorp

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Scariest Clinical Mistake with Dr. Jennifer Bell

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. Jennifer Bell Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jennifer Bell, a full-time practicing dentist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Bell is known for her involvement in organized dentistry and as a co-host on the podcast “ Dentists IN the Know. “ We discuss her experiences in the dental field and a clinical mistake that she made early in her career.

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Impact of Various Treatments on Survival Rates of Cracked Teeth

The Dental Elf

Key findings: Cracked teeth syndrome has a high survival rate if diagnosed and managed appropriately. Cracked teeth that underwent root canal treatment (RCT) had slightly lower survival than teeth with vital dental pulp. Full crown coverage of cracked teeth with RCT is crucial for their survival. Introduction Cracked tooth syndrome is a dental condition where [read the full story.

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Failed Regenerative Endodontic Case Treated by Modified Aspiration-irrigation Technique and Apexification

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2024 Jan 1;25(1):92-97. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3601. Abstract Aim: This report addresses the management of a large persistent discharging lesion in an 11-year-old boy. The report describes the use of aspiration-irrigation technique for the management of immature necrotic tooth with persistent discharge after a failed regenerative procedure.

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Productive Dentist Academy Celebrates Successful March Productivity Workshop & Investment Grade Practice Summit

Dentistry Today

Productive Dentist Academy (PDA), the leading dental consulting and marketing firm in the nation, concluded a successful Productivity Workshop and Investment Grade Practice (IGP) Summit. The season’s most anticipated conference occurred March 14 through March 16 at the Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas in Frisco, Texas. Dentists and their teams from around the nation convened for two and a half days to learn proven methods to increase production, elevate the patient experience, and decrease stress.

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Periodontal Bacterium Implicated in Aggressive Colon Cancer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recent study published in Nature reveals a potential link between a type of bacteria associated with dental plaque and treatment-resistant colorectal cancer. The Gram-negative, anaerobic bacterium, Fusobacterium nucleatum , was found in 50% of tumors tested, suggesting it may protect tumor cells from cancer-fighting drugs. This discovery opens avenues for new treatments and screening methods.

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Best Plastic Surgery Website Designs for 2024

Rosemont Review

In 2024, it’s important to have a well-designed website that properly conveys your practice’s personality and contains user-friendly features. A custom website design allows you to have more creative control over your site, including its formatting and color scheme, and extend your digital reach to a larger audience. At Rosemont Media, we believe the best plastic surgery website designs give patients a peek into what they can expect from your practice and easy access to the information they’re

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Google’s March 2024 Core Update: How Will This Affect Google Rankings for Dentists?

My Social Practice

The Purpose of Google’s March 2024 Core Update On March 5, Google announced its latest comprehensive core update , and SEO specialists worldwide felt a disturbance in The Force. The new update comes accompanied by revised spam policies and seeks to reduce unhelpful, low-quality, and unoriginal content. But how will this update affect Google rankings for dentists?

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Q&A – Dentsply Sirona: Practical Tips for a More Sustainable Dental Practice

Dentistry Today

Sustainability is evolving from a nice-to-have to a must-have in all aspects of life—dentistry included. But how can we turn sustainability into concrete actions? Erania Brackett, Head of Sustainability at Dentsply Sirona, and Dr. Steven Mulligan, founding member of the FDI World Dental Federation Sustainability in Dentistry Task Team, discuss the many ways in which dental professionals can act more sustainably at work each day.

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Legacy of Young Dentist Lost to Violence Lives on Through New Foundation

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On February 29, Benjamin Harouni, DDS, was tragically murdered while practicing at his El Cajon, California, dental office, which he shared with his father, Jack Harouni, DDS. The young dentist, a graduate of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, was known for his generous spirit. Following his death, his family has launched the Hearts Over Hate Foundation to honor Harouni’s memory and support victims of violent crimes.

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Dental Prosperity: What a Dental CPA Can Do for Your Practice

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 2 Minute, 50 Second Hiring a dental CPA can be a powerful tax-saving decision, one that can help you elevate your practice and keep it financially healthy. Since there are specific costs for dentists, including equipment purchases, continuing education, and loan repayment, dental CPAs can proactively advise dentists on tax-saving strategies throughout the year, not just during tax season.

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Treating a Tooth Infection with a Root Canal at Mountain Aire Dentistry

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

When it comes to dental issues, a persistent toothache can be debilitating. Often, the culprit is a tooth infection, which left untreated, can lead to further complications and even tooth loss. However, a root canal procedure is an effective way to alleviate the pain and save the tooth. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we understand the importance of a painless oral health experience, and our team is committed to providing comprehensive care for all your dental needs.

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Colgate Wants Everyone to Know Your Smile is Your Superpower with New Campaign

Dentistry Today

Colgate believes in celebrating differences—in people and their smiles. But today’s media landscape tends to tell a different story, as most online and TV personalities boast nearly identical sets of straight, gleaming teeth with no gaps. It’s no wonder why 65% of Gen Z respondents reported that pressure to have a perfect smile negatively impacts their confidence, and 85% would like to change their smiles.* Colgate wants to remind people everywhere, especially Gen Z, that the most be

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Taking a Leap of Faith

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Taking a Leap of Faith appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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The Science Behind Sleep Dentistry: Understanding the Mechanisms for Better Oral Care

Healthy Smiles

For many, dental appointments bring on a wave of anxiety, whether it’s the unfamiliar sights and sounds or the potential discomfort. But what if you could slip into a peaceful slumber while receiving the dental care you need? Enter sleep dentistry, a technique offering a relaxed and potentially anxiety-free approach to oral health. But beyond the comfort factor, sleep dentistry holds potential benefits for your overall oral health.

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Dental Marketing Services for Dentists: The Critical Role of Dental Marketing Experts

Firegang

Why Dentists Need a Dental Specific Marketing Company In today's highly competitive dental industry, establishing a robust online presence is crucial for dentists aiming to attract new patients and expand their dental practice marketing. Navigating the complex terrain of digital marketing and finding dental marketing services for dentists can be daunting and consume precious time.

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Why Customer Service and Patient Experience Matter

Dentistry Today

“My Practice Has a Reputation for Good Service.” Are You Sure About That? I get excited when a dentist tells me that they roll out the red carpet for their patients—creating the best experience possible, listening to them, and generally providing exceptional customer service—and the patient reviews echo this. These practices are really on the ball. On the other hand, some dentists swear that their patient experience is outstanding, but what I hear from the patients themselves and the team doesn’

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The Essential Guide to Cherokee Orthodontics

Cherokee Dental Professionals

Summary: Are you looking for a trustworthy orthodontic care provider? You are at the right place. Orthodontic treatments are essential for improving the appearance and functionality of the teeth and jaw. It overlooks the different aspects of orthodontist care to diagnose the treatment of irregularities such as bad bites and poor alignment. So, if you’ve ever been curious about the many types of braces available, this detailed guide will help you navigate the world of orthodontics.

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Dispelling the Myth: Is Dental Cleaning in San Antonio Painful?

Your San Antonio Dentists

For many, the mere thought of visiting the dentist conjures up images of discomfort and, even worse, excruciating pain. However, the reality of dental cleaning in San Antonio is quite different from the fears that often precede it. To help you understand the reality and benefits of dental cleaning, we’ll explore the process, address the concerns about pain, and provide insights from experts at Thousand Oaks Dental.

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The Dirty Dozen: How To Answer The Most Difficult Questions That Patients Ask!

Coaches Corner

Difficult questions from patients can drive you nuts! But what’s worse is when you don’t have a really good answer! And here’s the thing. A “good answer” doesn’t just satisfy the patient. It doesn’t just get you out of a sticky situation. A good answer to a difficult patient question actually drives that patient towards treatment! Yes – a practice that is truly “calibrated” will generate more referrals, have higher treatment acceptance, a happier team, and MORE REVENUE!

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Mango Voice Introduces Contact Sync for Healthcare Professionals

Dentistry Today

Mango Voice has unveiled Mango Contact Sync, a new feature that integrates client data across Practice Management Software (PMS) and Mango’s Platform. Targeted at dental , medical, veterinary, and chiropractic professionals, Mango Contact Sync is designed to make managing client information easier and more secure. Key Features: Automatic Synchronization: Keeps client contact details up-to-date across all devices.

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Self-Reported Oral Health Shows Strong Correlation With Systemic Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Self-Reported Oral Health Shows Strong Correlation With Systemic Health appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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Orlando Eye Doctor Launches New Practice Website

Rosemont Review

Orlando ophthalmology and optometry practice Garay Eye Care & Surgery Center has a new website featuring helpful information about the procedures & providers. Orlando, FL — Leslie Garay, a board-certified ophthalmologist based in Orlando, is the director of Garay Eye Care & Surgery Center, a leading destination for comprehensive eye care services in the area.

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Join Me Tonight for the DINKs Humpday Happy Hour

Denticle

Tonight I'm honored to be part of the DINKs Humpday Happy Hour. DINKs is a force in the dental industry. They provide information and eduction in a great and fun way. The organization was founded by Dr. Chad Duplantis, Dr. Jeff Horowitz, and Dr. Jennifer Bell who I am honored to call friends. At the Chicago MidWinter meeting last month, I did a video podcast with DINKs.

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Hewlett Dental Excellence Proudly Introduces its New Website and Office Renovations

Dentistry Today

Hewlett Dental Excellence, a state-of-the-art family dental center in Hewlett, NY, introduces its new website at [link] and recent updates to the practice. Longtime patients will note the utility of the new website. The practice upgraded to a clear, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly format that contains a wealth of information on its procedures and oral health.

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Enter to Win Our Sunstar eBrief Giveaway!

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Enter to Win Our Sunstar eBrief Giveaway! appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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