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SmileFast Test Drive For Patients.

Dental News and Technology

Learn more about how SmileFast can make your cosmetics cases easier. Take the course in a city near you. Learn more at [link

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Technology Focus: Medical-dental integration comes into practice

Dr. Bicuspid

Technology Focus is a DrBicuspid.com video series that brings you an up-close look at new technologies and tools in dentistry. This episode features how Pacific Dental Services has incorporated medical-dental integration through Epic.

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Paid Advertisements for Orthodontists: Things to Know

Med Rank Interactive

Having an online presence is essential for all businesses, including orthodontic practices. Google searches, websites, and social media are how patients find providers and services for themselves and their families.

The Benefits of Dental Health Professionals Undertaking Online Training

Oral Health Group

Online training for dental health professionals is more affordable than face-to-face training. This could help to resolve the shortage of 4,000 dental professionals that’s predicted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Online dental training has increased over the past two years.

Oral health–related quality of life of conventional removable partial dentures, unilateral nonmetal clasp dentures, and shortened dental arch with 2- or 3-tooth unilateral distal extension tooth loss in the mandible: A randomized, crossover, clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Published: June 10, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract References Article Info Related Articles Abstract Statement of problem Conventional removable partial dentures with metal clasps are still a common option for patients with distal-extension tooth loss.

COVID-19 survivors may be at risk of jaw osteonecrosis

Dr. Bicuspid

Survivors of COVID-19 may be at risk of developing spontaneous osteonecrosis of the jaw, according to a case series published June 14 in BMC Infectious Diseases. These are believed to be the first reported cases of jaw osteonecrosis following SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Clinic Advice for D3s & D4s

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Starting clinic can come with a lot of conflicting feelings. It is exciting to finally be treating patients, but it can also be a stressful experience. Everyone enters clinic with a different level of confidence, skill, and a unique patient pool.

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Preferences of Sjögren’s syndrome patients regarding potential new saliva substitutes

Dental News and Technology

Published: 11 June 2022 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022 ) Abstract Objectives Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) patients should be involved in the development of new saliva substitutes at an early stage.

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Patient satisfaction with dental insurance drops

Dr. Bicuspid

Overall satisfaction with dental plans is down 15 points on a 1,000-point scale from a year ago, according to data released by J.D. Power on June 14. To increase customer satisfaction, dental plan providers must employ strong communication strategies to highlight the importance of the plan.

The Real Cost to Acquire a Dental Practice

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Bruce Bryen. The dental school graduate is ready to acquire a dental practice and wants to understand how much it really costs: You have been a dental school graduate for the last five years and have been working as an associate in someone’s dental practice.

What Are My Rights to My Dental Health Records?

Ask The Dentist

Here I explain what your rights are for getting a copy of your health records from your dentist and exactly how to do it. Without dental records that follow you around for life, your future care will be compromised. Q : My dentist suddenly closed his practice and subsequently transferred his health records and files to another dental practice with which I am not interested in pursuing a relationship.

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Delta Dental's annual community giving increased to $106 million in 2021, positively impacting 21.3 million lives

Dental News and Technology

Money for PR but cutting reimbursement to dentists MJ 2021 Community Impact Report details support for programs across all 50 states, D.C.,

3 ways dental education must change to achieve health equity

Dr. Bicuspid

A guest editorial published June 14 in the Journal of the American Dental Association called for the transformation of dental education to meet the goals outlined in "Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges," the landmark sequel to the U.S. surgeon general's report on oral health.

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Mind Your Mouth: How Mouth Health Influences Brain Health

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Hello Wonderful Readers! Over 200 folks joined Young Dental’s continuing education class last Saturday, June11th 2022 to hear my presentation “Mind Your Mouth: How the Mouth Influences Brian Health” So many great questions after that talk.

US Makes Big Push to Eradicate New HIV Infections

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Department of Health and Human Services is spending big money to end the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic by 2030.

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Introducing Nova Bien Airs Smallest Handpiece

Dental News and Technology

I have been using this handpiece and it’s the real deal!

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4 ways consumer financing benefits clinics and patients

Dr. Bicuspid

Some dental services are quite expensive, and saving money is challenging for patients. How can you help? Offer financing. Michael Needham shares four ways that consumer financing can benefit clinics and patients.

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Ask The Dentist - Untitled Article

Ask The Dentist

Unfortunately, our website was affected by a ransomware attack. Our web host has assured us is an “unprecedented security event,” however, two weeks later and they are still unable to reinstate the backups.

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Get Your Smile Summer Ready with Cosmetic Dentistry

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

The warm weather is finally here, and that means it’s time to show off your confident smile! If you’re looking for a way to get your smile summer ready, cosmetic dentistry may be the answer.

Association between periodontitis and mild cognitive impairment: a clinical pilot study

Dental News and Technology

Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2022 Jun 9;57(6):576-584. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn112144-20220414-00181. j.cn112144-20220414-00181. Objective: To evaluate the association between periodontitis and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and explore the potential local oral risk factors for MCI.

Why the war in Ukraine might make root canals more difficult

Dr. Bicuspid

The war in Ukraine is being felt worldwide, and the U.S. healthcare system is not immune. Supplies of helium, critical for magnetic resonance imaging machines, and nitrous oxide, important for dentistry, are two healthcare products that have been mired by shortages.

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New TikTok Trend May Harm Tooth Enamel

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new TikTok video that shows viewers how to mix balsamic vinegar with sparkling water to create a purported unique and healthy alternative to soda has some oral health professionals furrowing their brows. And new research demonstrates this heavy dose of acidity can definitely lead to tooth erosion.

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Improving Verbal Skills for the Dental Front Office

YapiApp

Here’s How Your Front Office Can Improve Their Verbal Skills. If your practice is short-staffed and stressed out, we have the perfect verbal skills your front office needs to address your staffing shortage to your patients.

Types of Toothpaste and How to Choose the Best One

Ask The Dentist

The toothpaste aisle is the proverbial poster child for overchoice: The sheer quantity of brightly colored boxes is enough to overwhelm anyone. Add to that all the conflicting advice you may hear: Some say fluoride is the most important ingredient and others talk about it like a villain from a fairy tale. How does anyone know what to choose? I find it’s best to give people all the facts and let them decide for themselves, so that’s what we’ll do.

Is insurance aging killing your profits?

Dr. Bicuspid

Accounts receivable refers to sums of money owed to a practice that have not yet been paid. Dr. James V. Anderson shares why letting owed payments age can damage a practice's profit and growth. He also shares tips for understanding your accounts receivable reports.

CDC Walks Back Mask Recommendation to Prevent Monkeypox

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

When clusters of monkeypox cases began popping up in countries where the viral disease is not normally found, including the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initially recommended mask wearing to prevent transmission.

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Primary root canal treatment success rates

The Dental Elf

Thiis review of the outcomes of primary root canal treatment (RoCT) in studies published since 2003 included 42 studies (15 RCTs, 14 prospective cohorts and 13 retrospective studies.

Why Prebiotics Are More Important Than Probiotics for your Dental Health

Ask The Dentist

Probiotics have been studied extensively both for gut and oral health. But prebiotics, the relatively new player, have entered the dental scene too with a plethora of benefits. . But prebiotics aren’t talked about nearly enough, even though they are “make or break” when it comes to the oral microbiome and gut health. Both probiotics and prebiotics are beneficial for propagating “good bacteria” in your oral cavity and gut.

Amalgam fillings may expose patients to high levels of mercury

Dr. Bicuspid

The number of dental amalgam filling surfaces in the mouths of U.S. adults may be linked to high amounts of mercury exposure, according to a study published online in Human and Experimental Toxicology.

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Patient NEWS Client Production Is 25% Higher

Patient News

In case you missed it, below are 5 quick links to the latest articles on dental marketing and dental consumer behavior that can help your practice get the action you want.

Raman spectroscopy in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer

The Dental Elf

Rajpal Tattar take a look at this review of Raman scattering-based diagnostic systems in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer diagnosis. The post Raman spectroscopy in oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer appeared first on National Elf Service.

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A brief history of African Americans in dentistry in honor of Juneteenth

ASDA Blog

As we approach Juneteenth on June 19 and begin paying homage to prominent African Americans in dentistry, it is nearly impossible not to think of Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman, Dr. George F. Grant and Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins.

Man diagnosed with rare post-traumatic jaw aseptic necrosis

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging aided in the diagnosis of an unusual case of aseptic necrosis of the ramus lower jaw, which developed in a man who experienced midface trauma caused by a workplace fall. The case report was published June 11 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases.

Dentist Marketing On TikTok: 4 Video Ideas To Do This Week

My Social Practice

4 Simple Ideas To Help With Dentist Marketing On TikTok. If you’re not creating video in your social media marketing efforts , you’re missing out. Video dental marketing is taking over the search algorithms and social media feeds.

Pulpitis – How effective are diagnostic tests?

The Dental Elf

This review of clinical tests for the diagnosis of the condition of the dental pulp included 28 studies from 29 publications. The quality of the included studies was low providing limited scientific evidence regarding the accuracy and reproducibility of diagnostic tests.

Impact of Inflation on Dental Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With prices rising sharply in the United States and around the world, people are feeling the pinch in their pocketbooks. And when the dollar stops going very far, many people reduce their spending on non-essential items. Will dental care take a hit because of this trend?

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ADA poll: Dental practice recovery confidence drops

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists' confidence in economic recovery has been steadily declining. In May, only 1 in 5 dentists had high hopes for an economic recovery in the coming months, according to the Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry poll from the ADA Health Policy Institute.

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