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It’s SUMMERTIME! This is Why We Cross-train!

Oral Health Group

Just to be clear, the link between cross-training and summer has nothing to do with peak fitness so we look great in our summer wardrobe! Well…it could be about that. But not in an article for a dental publication. Instead, … The post It’s SUMMERTIME! This is Why We Cross-train!

The Importance of Dental Photography

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Zach Sisler. Photography is a skill that often gets overlooked by recent dental school graduates, but it can be an essential tool at every step of running your practice.

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CMS proposes covering dental services for Medicare recipients

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released on July 7 a proposed physician fee schedule rule for 2023 that would expand access to healthcare services, including dental care, to Medicare beneficiaries in a move to advance health equity.

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Immediate implant placement with or without immediate provisionalization: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Jun 23. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13686. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objectives: To assess the effect of immediate provisionalization (IP) on soft tissue changes, hard tissue changes and clinical parameters following single immediate implant placement (IIP).

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It’s SUMMERTIME! This is Why We Cross-train!

Dental Peers

Just to be clear, the link between cross-training and summer has nothing to do with peak fitness so we look great in our summer wardrobe! Well…it could be about that. But not in an article for a dental publication.

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7 Reasons Dentists Choose Their Dentists

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. David Rice. Want to guarantee you’re seeing the right dentist? Here is how we dentists choose our dentist, and I’m thinking we have the inside scoop that will help you! 7 Ways Dentists Choose The Right Dentists. Check out these seven reasons how we dentists choose our dentists: 1.

Most ED visits for toothaches result in antibiotics

Dr. Bicuspid

Most adults and children who visit the emergency department (ED) for toothaches leave with prescriptions for antibiotics, according to a retrospective study published July 6 in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: 3 factors that influence dentist opioid prescriptions.

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Chocolate Prevents Cavities… SAY WHAT!?!

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Happy summer! Finally, well maybe almost here in the Pacific Northwest. It usually arrives right after the 4th of July so we are right on track. Time for a little fun in the sun and easy, lazy days so thought I might share with you some yummy facts to lighten your day and make you smile big.

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Advice for Third Year Dental Students Starting a Clinic

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Sable Muntean. Starting third year clinical can be one of the most intimidating parts of dental school. Learning in a classroom is one thing, but it’s quite another to start applying what you’ve learned to real people and real situations. 4 Tips to Help Third Year Dental Students Succeed.

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Supreme Court passes on hygienist's medical marijuana case

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review decisions denying workers' compensation reimbursement for medical marijuana prescribed for job-related injuries, including a case involving a Minnesota dental hygienist.

Comparative Evaluation of the Percentage of Gutta-percha Filled Areas in Canals Obturated with Different Obturation Techniques

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2022 Feb 1;23(2):176-180. Abstract Aim: To evaluate the percentage of gutta-percha filled areas (PGFA) in canals obturated with guttacore system, single cone, and lateral compaction techniques.

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Universal Coronavirus Vaccine May Be on the Horizon

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study recently published in Cell investigated the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on antibody response.

How to Succeed in Aesthetic Dentistry

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Cappy Sinclair. Aesthetic dentistry is one of the most exciting and rewarding niches in our industry, and a lot of young dentists find themselves wanting to move into the field. But breaking into that niche can be challenging! Finding success there requires certain skills which might not always be obvious. 4 Ways to Succeed in Aesthetic Dentistry. Here are four big things that will push you forward in the industry and help you grow a career as an aesthetic dentist. Find Continuing Education.

Diabetes affects tooth hardness in mice study

Dr. Bicuspid

A recent animal study shows that type 1 diabetes can negatively affect the microhardness of enamel and dentine, according to findings published in the Archives of Oral Biology. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Hypertension and tooth loss: Which one is the cause?

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Comparative Assessment of pH and Degree of Surface Roughness of Enamel When Etched with Five Commercially Available Etchants: An In Vitro Study

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2022 Feb 1;23(2):181-185. Abstract Aim: To evaluate the pH and degree of surface roughness caused by five commercially and readily available etchants on tooth enamel. Materials and methods: Five different etchants were chosen.

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How to resolve fitting issues with zirconia crowns

Dentistry Blog

Zirconia crowns have gained popularity over the past decade. Today’s patients request zirconia crowns over metal-based crowns because zirconia restorations provide strength and lifelike esthetics.

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Number of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant Students Declines

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to research by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute (ADA HPI), the number of students entering dental hygiene and dental assisting programs in 2021-2022 declined from 2019-2020.

U.S. lawmakers urge CMS to expand Medicare dental coverage

Dr. Bicuspid

Some legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are requesting the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) broaden the definition of medically necessary dental coverage, which would expand access to Medicare recipients.

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Power of the Practice Growth Acceleration Call | Blog Series

Firegang

Taking The PAIN Out Of Practice Growth. If you’re like most dentists, determining the right levers to pull to achieve your practice growth goals is not only a painstaking pursuit, but it can be downright painful one, too.

Zirconia crowns preparation guidelines

Dentistry Blog

Since its emergence into the dental arena, Zirconia has increasingly become the material of choice for clinicians who wish to provide their patients with the most technologically advanced metal-free restorations. Dental Technology Tips & Tricks Zirconia

Many Americans Struggle With Medical and Dental Debt

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that four out of 10 Americans struggle with debt incurred due to medical and dental care costs.

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Bleeding gums? Consider hydrogen-rich water

Dr. Bicuspid

Bleeding gums may be typical, but they're not normal. In this column, Dr. Alvin Danenberg explores how the overproduction of free radicals in gum cells serves as a catalyst for active periodontal disease and why drinking hydrogen-rich water may improve gum health.

Oral piercing and oral complications

The Dental Elf

This review examining the association between oral manifestations and the use of oral piercings included 54 studies. Damage to periodontal health and tooth structure were the most commonly reported complications however the quality of the evidence is of very low certainty.

Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important: The Benefits of Dental Implants

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Missing teeth can cause a number of problems for your oral health and overall wellbeing. Not only can missing teeth lead to aesthetic concerns, but they can also cause difficulty eating and speaking properly.

State Budget Surpluses Lead to Boost in Reimbursement for Dental Providers

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

One of the biggest impediments to improving access to care across the United States is the low reimbursement offered to dental providers who see patients covered by public insurance programs. This has resulted in few dental providers wanting to be part of such government-funded programs.

Autism linked to higher risk of dentoalveolar trauma

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be more susceptible to oral pathology, including dentoalveolar trauma. Researchers assessed the risk of dentoalveolar trauma in patients with ASD and published their findings on June 28 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

How to Ask Dental Patients For Reviews

YapiApp

Asking your dental patients for online reviews can be a simple task! Here are some clever ways to ask your dental patients to review you online!

Dental website ownership vs. control: Know this before you spend a dime on a new website

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 44 Second. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to do at least two things. One, be able to drop some brainy geek terms about dental website ownership at your next cocktail party (probably won’t happen).

Dental Care Access Expands Significantly in Maine

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Maine residents who are covered by the state’s health insurance plan for low-income individuals—MaineCare—will now have access to dental care due to a bill passed by the Maine Legislature. The new dental benefit will cover diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services.

Man cleared for treatment after dentist hypnotizes him

Dr. Bicuspid

A dentist in New York hypnotized a 51-year-old patient to reduce his high blood pressure, clearing him to undergo scheduled restorative treatment, according to a case report recently published in the International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health.

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Power toothbrushes – Sonic or oscillating-rotating?

The Dental Elf

This review of the efficacy of oscillating-rotating power toothbrush compared to high-frequency sonic power toothbrush includes 32 RCTs. The findings show moderate certainty evidence in favour of the oscillating-rotating however the clinical relevance may not be important.

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DSO With 50,000+ Google Reviews: Local Dental SEO Interview

My Social Practice

DSO With 50,000+ Google Reviews | Local Dental SEO Interview. At the end of 2021 the dental marketing team at My Social Practice did a study of the dental practices with the most Google reviews. In the study we included all dental practices in the largest 100 cities in the USA.

Oral Health Toolkit Developed to Reduce Caries in Hawaiian Children

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to data from the Hawai’i State Department of Health, low-income Hawaiian children ages 3 to 5 have the highest rate of dental caries in the United States. Preschool-age children are also more likely to see a medical provider than a dentist.

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41% of Americans have medical or dental debt

Dr. Bicuspid

Rising healthcare costs have been a concern for many Americans and can often lead to healthcare debt, whether patients are insured or not. A survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals why patients accrue healthcare debt.

Caries in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Dental Elf

This review of whether children and adolescents with attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had more dental caries than children and adolescents without ADHD included 13 observational studies. The findings suggest a higher risk of caries in children with ADHD Odds ratio = 3.31(95%CI;

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The value of bleaching

ASDA Blog

I never thought of bleaching my teeth until my dental school friend raved about using whitening strips. Comparing my teeth to my friend’s, I clearly saw my coffee-colored teeth from 20 years of drinking coffee every day. I bought the whitening strips and slapped them on for 30 minutes.

Veneers vs Crowns

Hardin Dental

A signature smile can light up a room and turn the heads of everyone in it. If you are looking to upgrade or restore your smile, you may be considering veneers or crowns as a solution.