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Make the Most of Your Existing Patient Base

Oral Health Group

Structured loyalty programmes in four ways The post Make the Most of Your Existing Patient Base appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Vivos Achieves Landmark FDA Clearance for Sleep Apnea Solution

Dentistry Today

Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVOS), a prominent medical device and technology company specializing in developing and commercializing highly effective proprietary treatments for sleep-related breathing disorders, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults using Vivos’ removable CARE (Complete Airway Repositioning and/or Expansion) oral appliances.

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CAD/CAM-based 3D-printed and PVS indirect bonding jig system accuracy: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and comparative analysis of hard and soft CAD/CAM transfer trays

Dental News and Technology

Eur J Orthod. 2023 Nov 18:cjad069. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cjad069. Online ahead of print. Abstract Background: The widespread use of CAD/CAM transfer trays warrants evaluation of their accuracy as compared to PVS transfer trays. Objectives: To quantify the accuracy of CAD/CAM and PVS transfer trays, investigating any differences between soft and hard trays CAD/CAM transfer trays.

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Do Patients Parafunction In Centric Relation?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Seated Condylar Position I know even the mention of the words centric relation probably has some readers bristling, as this is a much argued-over topic. With that said the research by Lundeen and Gibbs at the University of Florida shows that we do seat our condyles into the fossa during the chewing stroke. This seated condylar position is often used as a reference position to treat patients whether as part of reorganizing their occlusion to alleviate TMD symptoms or for res

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Dental Assistant Apprenticeship Programs Initiated to Address Workforce Shortages

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental organizations nationwide are addressing workforce shortages by introducing dental assisting training and apprenticeships. Charter Apprenticeships has gained state-level approval in Montana and Utah. The dental profession has witnessed disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a 30% decline in first-year students in dental assisting programs from 2018 to 2023.

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The AAID has Elected Dr. Edward Kusek, DDS, as President

Dentistry Today

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) elected Edward Kusek, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as president at its recently concluded 72nd Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 4. Dr. Edward Kusek, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID Dr. Kusek is a general dentist with a full-time practice in Sioux Falls and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and South Dakota School of Hygiene.

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Associations Between Temporomandibular Pain and Biobehavioral Variables in Dental Students in Response to an External Stressor

Dental News and Technology

J Oral Facial Pain Headache. 2023 Nov 17;37(3):167-176. doi: 10.11607/ofph.3239. Abstract Aims: To assess changes in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and multiple biobehavioral variables relevant to TMDs in response to an external stressor. Methods: Self-reported data using online DC/TMD questionnaires were collected from volunteer dentistry graduate students.

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Plaque accumulation with clear aligners and fixed orthodontic appliances

The Dental Elf

This review comparing plaque accumulation in orthodontic patients undergoing clear aligner (CA) and conventional fixed appliance treatment included 14 studies. The findings suggested less plaque accumulation with CA but all the included studies were at moderate to high risk of bias. The post Plaque accumulation with clear aligners and fixed orthodontic appliances appeared first on National Elf Service.

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FOCUS ON: Treating People, Not Patients

Dentistry Today

In his new book, Michael Sonick, DMD, talks about his mission to improve the quality of patients’ lives as well as the lives of everyone he meets. Michael Sonick, DMD Q: What inspired you to write Treating People, Not Patients ? A: My motivation for writing this book stemmed from my personal journey as both a patient and a professional. A traumatic bike accident at 8 left me with 2 broken front teeth that remained unrepaired until I turned 18.

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Crestal strain of two-implant mandibular overdentures with implants placed at different positions: An in vitro 3D printed simulation study

Dental News and Technology

Published: November 18, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The 2-implant mandibular overdenture (2IMO) is a popular treatment for patients with mandibular edentulism. However, information on the influence of implant positions on crestal strain is lacking. Purpose The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the crestal strain around 2 implants to support mandibular overdentures when placed at different positions.

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Navigating Dental Excellence with Jonathan Miller

Dentistry Gone Digital

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Jonathan Miller Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental Fuel, where we unlock the keys to dental success. In this episode, we explore pivotal concepts that will reshape your dental journey. Discover the art of effective delegation, empowering your team for unparalleled efficiency, and the transformative impact of unwavering focus.

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New Drug May Treat Periodontal Diseases and Support Wound Care

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Twenty years ago, Ellen Heber-Katz, PhD, accidentally discovered super-healing mice in the midst of an experiment. Ever since she has been working on possible applications in dentistry and wound care. Initially stumbling upon mice with extraordinary regenerative abilities due to a laboratory-bred autoimmune disease, Heber-Katz decoded the genetic quirks responsible for this phenomenon.

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docbraces Expands Nova Scotia Team with Leading Orthodontists

Dentistry Today

docbraces, Canada’s leading network of orthodontic clinics , announces the addition of new orthodontists to lead four of its established clinics in Nova Scotia. The additions help docbraces solidify its presence in the province, where the brand was founded in 2016. The newly graduated orthodontists who have joined local docbraces clinics include Dr.

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The effectiveness of Carie-Care™, chemomechanical caries removal technique in primary teeth: randomized controlled clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 23 , Article number: 882 ( 2023 ) Cite this article Abstract Background Chemomechanical techniques for caries removal have been introduced to overcome the shortcomings of the conventional rotatory instruments. This study aimed to clinically evaluate the effectiveness of the chemomechanical method of caries removal (Carie-Care™) over mechanical caries removal through the Atraumatic Restorative Technique in pediatric patients.

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Extraction or non-extraction treatment and orthodontic outcomes

The Dental Elf

This review of premolar extraction v non-extraction orthodontic treatment included 30 studies. Of these studies were 29 were retrospective and all 30 studies were considered to be at high risk of bias. The certainty of evidence is vey low so additional high quality research is required. The post Extraction or non-extraction treatment and orthodontic outcomes appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Evidence-Based Benefits of Green Tea appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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The AADOM Recognizes Erika Pusillo as the Recipient of its 2023 Green Leader Award

Dentistry Today

The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is pleased to announce that Erika Pusillo, Practice Optimizer for Delray Beach-based Spodak Dental Group, has been chosen as the recipient of the 10th Annual Green Leader Award. Ms. Pusillo received the award from Lorie Streeter, Vice President, AADOM, and Jenn Flowers, Regional Manager, Henry Schein Dental, during the recent 2023 AADOM Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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Citric acid conditioning as an alternative to EDTA for growth factors release and stem cell response in regenerative endodontics: A systematic review of in vitro studies

Dental News and Technology

Journal of Endodontics Published: November 18, 2023 DOI: [link] Abstract Introduction Citric acid (CA) conditioning may be a promising alternative to ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs), as reported to improve growth factors’ release from dentin. This review systematically investigated the effect of CA conditioning on the growth factors release from dentin and cell behavior compared to EDTA conditioning.

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Clinical Case: Perfecting Anterior Esthetic Techniques – Class IV

3M

Using 3M™ Scotchbond™ Universal Adhesive, 3M™ Filtek™ Supreme XTE Universal Restorative, 3M™ Elipar™ DeepCure-S LED Curing Light, 3M™ Filtek™ Supreme.

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Know the Signs: Do You Need a Root Canal?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Most people fear visiting the dentist because they are afraid of the pain that comes with dental procedures. However, waiting for too long to seek treatment can lead to severe tooth decay, which can lead to a root canal. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs that indicate you might need a root canal, and we will answer some common questions about the procedure.

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SDM Northcoast Announces New SDM Analytics Software Upgrade

Dentistry Today

SDM Northcoast is thrilled to announce the launch of its new SDM Analytics software upgrade, designed to assist customers in analyzing the extensive dental industry data captured in its network. SDM Northcoast’s data providers represent more than 90% of all dental consumable and dental equipment transactions sold through distribution in the United States.

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Southern Dental Schools Create a Collaborative Research Network

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine and the University of Florida College of Dentistry have received a $3,692,175 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to establish a collaborative research network. Over 5 years, the institutions will create an academic multidisciplinary practice-based research network within and between their dental schools.

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The Best Dental Patient Communication Software Is The One You Use

YapiApp

For modern dentist offices, effective communication is key for providing excellent patient care. While the market contains plenty of dental patient communication software boasting an array of features, the true effectiveness of any tool is determined by its team adoption. The best dental software is defined not by the number of features, but by whether your team is comfortable using it and does so on a consistent basis.

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AI Dental Marketing: Trending AI Topics and Updates

My Social Practice

AI Dental Marketing: Trending AI Topics and Updates It was only a year ago that ChatGPT entered the scene and made AI technology accessible to the everyday user. Since then, competitors and investors have been pushing for new AI tech either in direct competition or in tandem with ChatGPT’s functionality. The good news for us is competition drives the innovation of a better product—for the most part—and you should be using AI to grow your dental practice.

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Cardonald Smiles Sold to Independent Buyer

Dentistry Today

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co , has announced the sale of Cardonald Smiles in Glasgow. Established in 2017 from a squat, Cardonald Smiles is a Principal-led, two-surgery, NHS dental practice with over 1,400 registered patients located on Mosspark Drive in the Cardonald area of Glasgow. The practice was brought to market on behalf of the previous Principal, Dr.

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Report Issued on Dental Care Access in West Virginia and the Results Are Not Good

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The West Virginia Oral Health Coalition and the Harmony Health Foundation released a joint report, “Beyond the Waiting Room: The State of Dental Care Access in West Virginia,” exposing a crisis in dental care access across the state. Workforce shortages, economic challenges, and disparities in access, particularly among vulnerable populations, are cited as sources of the widespread problem.

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Transform Your Smile with Veneers in Ashwood

Healthy Smiles

In cosmetic dentistry, one revolutionary solution that has gained immense popularity is dental veneers. Whether you want to enhance your smile, correct imperfections, or restore damaged teeth, veneers offer a versatile and practical option. This blog aims to shed light on the wonders of veneers in Ashwood , providing valuable insights into what they are, their benefits, and why they’ve become a go-to solution for achieving a radiant smile.

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The Truth About Root Canal Therapy

Your San Antonio Dentists

Dental anxiety is perfectly normal, and it is understandable if you are afraid of root canal therapy. However, root canal therapy has so many benefits that it is worth getting past the initial fear. At Thousand Oaks Dental, we get it – the idea of a root canal may not be your favorite dental procedure, but we are here to tell you that it is one of the most beneficial procedures we offer.

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Revolutionizing Dentistry: The Power of Point-of-Care Salivary Testing

Dentistry Today

Almost a decade into my private dental practice, I had an epiphany. Despite running a highly ranked dental practice in San Diego, something felt amiss. My patients desired transparency and a personalized approach to their oral health. Although I strived to meet their expectations, I felt there was a crucial element missing—a tool that could truly customize dentistry and make it more human-centric. “Revolutionizing Dentistry: The Power of Point-of-Care Salivary Testing” – Writte

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Webinar: Not Just Another Manual IPR System & Why You Should Care

Denticle

Are you interested in some FREE Continuing Education as well as learning something that is simple and has immediate practical applications? If so, make plans for Tuesday December 5th at 8:00pm Eastern time for my webinar "Webinar: Not Just Another Manual IPR System & Why You Should Care". Clear aligner therapy has become a huge part of many practices and the field only continues to grow.

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Leading the Charge

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Leading the Charge appeared first on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene | Magazine.

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Dental patient communication software reduces no-shows and boosts patient retention

YapiApp

Patient no-shows are a real headache in the dental world, messing with the smooth running of practices and throwing schedules off balance. Thankfully, modern dental communication software like Yapi offers features that have proven to decrease no-shows and create more engagement with patients. These tools allow offices to have an ongoing conversation with their patients, offering personalized messages and a way for them to talk back.

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3Sixty: Pioneering Digital Dentistry Globally

Dentistry Today

Imagine a world where dental care is not just effective, but also genuinely enjoyable. Where technology and a human touch work hand-in-hand to create personalized experiences that empower both dentists and patients. This is the vision driving 3Sixty, a company revolutionizing the digital dentistry landscape. Click here to learn more about 3Sixty Subscribe to the 3Sixty newsletter and be the first to know about our new programs, as well as emerging industry trends.

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Reasons to avoid getting dental implants.

Kakar Dental Group

While cosmetic dentistry and treatments are gradually growing in popularity, a recent study published in Forbes Magazine found that just 6% of Americans have dental implants; however, this figure is expected to grow to 26% by 2026. reasons not to get dental implants is our topic today. Despite this trend and the fact that dental implants can be used to tackle a variety of dental complaints, some things could be improved with this treatment method.

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I Told You This AI Thing was Going to be Big!

Denticle

Almost a year ago, I wrote an article about the coming wave of data and how AI was going to help us manage that. I've made quite a few predictions in my career as Chief Dental Editor at Dental Products Report, but I can honestly say I didn't hit very many. However, THAT one I hit square on the sweet spot. However, this post isn't about me or my lucky prediction.

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Surgical Safety Lists Support Positive Outcomes

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The mechanisms by which checklists enhance patient safety in the operating room include increasing communication among providers, improving delegation of various responsibilities to support staff, and mandating preprocedural pauses. A study by Schmitt et al 1 found that implementation of a surgical safety checklist in the ambulatory clinic of an oral and maxillofacial surgery department led to a much smoother procedural flow.

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Woburn Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Jamie Chan, DMD

Dentistry Today

Effective immediately, Dr. Jamie Chan (Dr. Chan) is joining Woburn Dentistry as a general dentist, specializing in restoring dental health. With 5 years of experience, Dr. Chan brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice, focusing on cosmetic and general dentistry. She is excited about collaborating with Dr. Vora and the Woburn Dentistry staff to provide the most enjoyable and effective dental services.