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Not Sure What To Do With Your Career in Dentistry? So, Now What?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Bri Torgerson I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General Dentist working in Saint Louis, Missouri. I guess I’ll use the term “working” lightly. The truth is, I’ve been unemployed for the majority of this year, and not necessarily by choice. I went back and forth about writing this, about slicing my personal life open and putting it out there for everyone to read about, but my blog is about real-life dentistry.

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PRODUCT LAUNCH: Easy Digital Denture Solution (EDDS)

Dentistry Today

Digitize your denture records from one scan in just five minutes with the Easy Digital Denture Solution (EDDS) from Swissmeda , the clinical software and services brand from Carestream Dental. The once highly time consuming and complicated task of scanning dentures is now streamlined with this new digital workflow. Scan records in a Carestream Dental CBCT system to capture all necessary data in less than five minutes, reducing the chances of triangles and the need for rescanning.

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A New Website is Born Every 3 Seconds … How Does Your Website Measure Up?

Oral Health Group

Your website is the “front door” of your practice in the online world. The post A New Website is Born Every 3 Seconds … How Does Your Website Measure Up? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Dentsply Sirona announces that DS World Las Vegas 2024 will take place on September 26-28 at Caesars Forum

Dental News and Technology

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , Jan. 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentsply Sirona today announced that its 2024 DS World Las Vegas event will take place on September 26-28 at Caesars Forum. While the event was previously scheduled to take place in early October, the date was changed in response to customer feedback. Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas is one of the dental industry's most anticipated annual clinical education events.

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How to Use Splints in Your Treatment Plan

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy The Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Hi, everybody, my name’s Dr. Leonard Hess. I’m one of the senior faculty members at the Dawson Academy. I’d like to spend a few minutes talking with you about where splints, or occlusal splints, work into a treatment plan when we’re talking about doing larger or more complicated treatment plans.

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CALCIVIS to Launch Revolutionary New Bioluminescent Dental Imaging System in the US

Dentistry Today

Calcivis is launching its groundbreaking new preventive dental technology in the United States. The business filed a PMA supplement with the FDA for enhancements to its imaging system last year, and the new ergonomic, wireless, handheld imaging device is now approved for commercialization. As part of the business’ projected growth in the American market, the Scottish-based company has established its US headquarters in Milton, MA, and has strengthened its commercial team with the hire of Ronald

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TikTok & Instagram Reels for Dentists: How to Stop the Scroll, Captivate, & Engage

My Social Practice

Unlocking the Power of Dental Social Media Marketing with Short-Form Videos Welcome to an engaging and informative webinar featuring two prominent experts in the realm of dental social media marketing. In this recorded webinar, which took place on January 11th, 2024, we had the pleasure of hosting Blake Hadley, President, and Co-founder of My Social Practice, and Minal Sampat, a Best-Selling Author and Dental Marketing Strategist.

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Importance of Communication & Respect in Dental Teams: From the Perspective of a Dental Assistant

Dentistry Gone Digital

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS Interviewee: Ronda Holman Edited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Today, we explore the vital role played by dental assistants, shedding light on the often-unnoticed significance of effective communication and respect within dental teams. Our guest, Ronda Holman, shares her experiences and insights, emphasizing the impact these factors can have on the overall success of a dental practice.

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Aspen Dental Elevates Kimberly (Cameron) Jones to Vice President of Hygiene Operations

Dentistry Today

Aspen Dental announced the promotion of Kimberly (Cameron) Jones to vice president of hygiene operations. Jones will be succeeding the retiring Jan LeBeau, who served in the vice president role for four years. Aspen Dental elevates Kimberly (Cameron) Jones to vice president of hygiene operations. Jones has been with Aspen Dental for 13 of her 15 years in dental hygiene.

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How Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Disease Are Intricately Linked

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A causal link between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease has long been difficult to establish. They share common risk factors, such as male gender, age, cigarette smoking, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and low socioeconomic status. And, after adjusting for confounders, most studies report a positive association between these disease processes. This is due to the direct and indirect pathways that connect the pathogenesis of periodontitis to cardiovascular disease, and vice versa. 1 Oral bacteri

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GuidedSMILE LLC and Titan Surgical Systems Announce a Guided Surgery Licensing Agreement

Dental News and Technology

CLEVELAND , Jan. 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- GuidedSMILE LLC, which has been established to market the CHROME GuidedSMILE full arch surgical system, and Titan Surgical Systems, a dental laboratory headquartered in California, are pleased to announce a licensing agreement that will strengthen the national full arch landscape. This licensing agreement permits Titan Surgical Systems to incorporate the intellectual property portfolio of CHROME GuidedSMILE into their Titan Surgical Systems Digital Workf

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Add More New Patients With Fewer Cancelations

Patient News

Save time & improve workflows As a dentist, dental group, or DSO looking for production growth, you want to attract and convert as many new, high-quality patients as possible to fuel that growth. But, according to the latest ADA report, not enough patients booking and too many patients canceling are holding many dentists back from the growth they seek.

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Viper Partners Wraps Up 2023 With Trio of Major Oral Surgery Transactions

Dentistry Today

In a grand finale to an already record-breaking year, Viper Partners, the leading dealmaker in the dental industry , successfully closed three major oral surgery deals in the final week of 2023. Despite a year fraught with challenges and uncertainty, the Florida-based investment bank drew upon decades of experience navigating market volatility and securing top-dollar deals for their clients. “Double-digit multiples were the name of the game for our sizable clients this year because their b

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Unique Collaboration Works to Provide Dental Care to Those Experiencing Homelessness

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Community Health Centers of Linn and Benton County in Oregon, in collaboration with the recovery support service Communities Helping Addicts Negotiate Change Effectively (CHANCE), has initiated an on-site dental program aimed at addressing the oral health needs of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and homelessness. The program offers dental care to up to seven patients a day, addressing a critical need often neglected due to a lack of access and priority.

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The role of cone-beam computed tomography in the radiographic evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea: A review article

Dental News and Technology

Imaging Sci Dent. 2023 Dec;53(4):283-289. doi: 10.5624/isd.20230119. Epub 2023 Nov 6. Abstract The apnea-hypopnea index is widely regarded as a measure of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition characterized by recurrent episodes of apnea or hypopnea during sleep that induce airway collapse. OSA is a catastrophic problem due to the wide range of health issues it can cause, including cardiovascular disease and memory loss.

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5 Plastic Surgery Marketing Tips for 2024

Rosemont Review

Interest in cosmetic surgery has significantly changed over the past few years, with a major spike happening in 2021, largely due to the global pandemic. As people have become more budget-conscious and are returning to normal spending, plastic surgeons have noticed a decrease in consultations, which can be seen in the graph below. See specific data provided by Google Trends here.

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Clinician’s Choice – Celebrating 30 Years of Clinical Excellence

Dentistry Today

Clinician’s Choice, a leading provider of advanced dental products and educational resources, is excited to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2024. This significant milestone was achieved through three decades of focusing on solving everyday clinical challenges that dentists commonly experience. With the intention to improve clinical outcomes, Clinician’s Choice has developed dozens of advanced dental products and provided world-class education throughout North America for three decades.

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Keep Your Breath Fresh with These Tips

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Do you often find yourself struggling with bad breath? Or maybe you’re just looking for ways to keep your breath fresh all day long? Keeping your breath fresh is not only important for your oral hygiene, but also for your overall confidence and social life. In this blog post, we’ll share with you some simple tips to maintain fresh breath throughout the day.

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Retrieval of cement-retained zirconia implant-supported crowns with an Er,Cr:YSGG laser

Dental News and Technology

Published: January 05, 2024 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Cement-retained implant-supported crowns can be challenging to retrieve from the abutment once technical or biological issues arise. Removal traditionally requires sectioning the crown with rotary instruments, which causes irreversible damage to the crown and potential damage to the periodontal apparatus stabilizing the implant.

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Is Your Practice So Good That It’s Bad?

Coaches Corner

Can your practice be so good that it’s bad? The answer is YES, and we’ll tell you why on this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers Podcast featuring Mystery Shopper Calls. Listen to learn a huge problem in dentistry and how to fix it! Can your practice be so good that it's bad? The answer is YES, and we'll tell you why on this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers Podcast featuring Mystery Shopper Calls.

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MB2 Dental Delivers Record 2023 Year-End Results

Dentistry Today

MB2 Dental , the first and largest dental partnership organization (DPO) nationwide, announced today results for 2023, which reached record levels across all key business growth metrics. MB2 Dental’s achievements during 2023 spanned various areas of the business. The most notable results throughout the year include adding a total of 163 practices to its network, bringing the total at year-end to 663 within the MB2 Dental network.

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Delivery Units: Choose Based on Comfort, Efficiency

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 3 Minute, 35 Second Article courtesy of A-dec and Dental Product Shopper. A side from quality patient care, one of the most critical aspects of a dental procedure both for dental professionals and patients is comfort, which is dictated in large part by equipment such as the delivery unit. Selecting the delivery unit style most appropriate for your practice can truly make a difference in ergonomics as well as efficiency.

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How Does Crown Lengthening Benefit My Smile?

Perio Perio

The gummy smile treatment in Sterling, VA involves the removal of gum tissue, and sometimes even bone, to expose more of a tooth’s structure. A crown lengthening procedure is performed when a tooth needs to be fixed or the aesthetic look of the patient’s smile needs to be improved. There are a number of specific reasons why a crown lengthening procedure can benefit the structure and look of a patient’s smile.

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Association of Poor Oral Health With Neuroimaging Markers of White Matter Injury in Middle-Aged Participants in the UK Biobank

Denticle

In the early days of my postgraduate training, the concept of the "oral systemic connection" was not overly studied or emphasized. Due to the history of the medical professions, for some reason in the middle ages dentistry and medicine split apart from each other and have stayed that way ever since. That lead to the now almost unfathomable situation of a profession dedicated to the health of the oral cavity and the head & neck while a totally different medical profession was in charge of the

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Rene Sauerteig Joins Cathay Capital as Operating Partner and Board Member of Parkview Dental Partners

Dentistry Today

Private equity firm Cathay Capital has appointed Rene Sauerteig as an operating partner and to the board of directors of Parkview Dental Partners, a dental service organization (DSO) in the Cathay Capital portfolio. Sauerteig, a healthcare industry veteran with over two decades of experience in executive leadership roles, brings expertise in scaling rapid growth and optimizing operational performance in PE-backed healthcare organizations.

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New Report Finds Rural Americans Lack Access to Oral Healthcare

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Approximately 46 million people in rural America face significant barriers to oral healthcare, as revealed by the 2023 State of Oral Health Equity in America (SOHEA) survey conducted by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. The report highlights that 40% of adults in rural areas haven’t received professional dental care in more than a year, surpassing the figures for urban (35%) and suburban (30%) residents.

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Your Risk of Gum Disease Increases with Age

Denton Dental Center

Cavities aren’t the only culprit of tooth loss. Gum disease is also a leading cause. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50% of adults over the age of 30 have a form of the preventable infection. Although gum disease can affect anyone, no matter age, older adults are at a higher risk. Many factors can increase your risk of gum disease.

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Agepha Pharma and Caristo Diagnostics Team Up to Fight Coronary Inflammation

Denticle

I recently received the information in this post and felt compelled to share it with all of you who visit and read here on a daily basis. For some time now, the "Oral Systemic Connection" has been discussed and study extensively. The mouth is connected to the body, not only physically, but in myriad ways of chemistry as well as disease. One of those 'connections' that has been studied and proven is the connection between inflammation in the periodontal tissues and inflammation in blood vessels i

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Dentologie Continues Chicagoland Expansion in 2024

Dentistry Today

Dentologie , a Chicago-based dental group reinventing the dental experience, is expanding into the suburban market for the first time with the opening of its Oak Park, Illinois location. Dentologie plans to open 8–12 more practices with continued penetration in Chicago, expand into new markets in 2024 and 2025, further develop the Dentologie tech platform, and grow the HQ team.

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Pennsylvania Considers Reinstating Dental Benefits to Medicaid

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Advocates and oral health professionals in Pennsylvania are optimistic about a state House bill that aims to reinstate dental services for adults with Medicaid coverage. The legislation, passed by the House in a bipartisan vote, seeks to address the significant limitations imposed on adult dental benefits in 2011 as a cost-saving measure. The Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health has been actively advocating for this change, highlighting the potential benefits for both patients and oral health

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Teeth Hurts when Eating Sweets But No Cavity

Kakar Dental Group

Picture this: you grab your favorite bag of jellies and switch on the TV for a perfect Saturday night. However, when you pop it in your mouth, your teeth start hurting, making you scream, “Ow, ow!” If this sounds familiar, you might have teeth sensitivity to sweets. Why Teeth Hurts when Eating Sweets But No Cavity ? is our topic today. Here’s the fact- tooth hurting doesn’t always have to be because of a cavity.

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Zyn: Beyond the Nicotine Buzz - Potential Oral Health Risks for Your Patients

Denticle

For probably the last 5 years or so. most likely more, the concern for high schoolers and nicotine has been vaping. It seemed that once cigarettes became more heavily regulated (and somewhat uncool to boot), someone figured out a different way to deliver nicotine to customers. The idea of living on the edge has always been something that is attractive to young folks.

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DIA Announces Fifth Strategic Investment in Odne

Dentistry Today

Dental Innovation Alliance (DIA) , an investment firm dedicated to fostering innovation within the dental and health sectors, is pleased to announce its latest investment in Odne (previously known as Lumendo), a Swiss company revolutionizing root canal treatment. Odne’s innovative root preservation therapy reduces the reliance on bleach and allows for greater treatment speed in endodontic therapy.

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Dentsply Sirona’s Women Leaders Discuss the Company’s Goal to Empower the Female Workforce

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

At the Dentsply Sirona World Conference held this past September in Las Vegas, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editor in Chief, Jill Rethman, RDH, BA, FADHA, had the opportunity to interview two women leaders from Dentsply. Erania Brackett is the senior vice president of orthodontic aligner and solutions and customer experience. She is also the head of sustainability at the company.

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How do you find emergency dentistry services in Nunawading for dental pain?

Healthy Smiles

Feeling discomfort in your teeth can negatively impact every aspect of your life. An inability to eat or drink, headaches, and sleepless nights might result from minor dental pain. Significant discomfort is often a sign of an underlying issue with many dental diseases. You’ll find it difficult to get relief in these situations if you don’t know about an emergency dentist or if your dentist is unwilling to handle the situation.

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5Ws* DTX Studio™ Clinic

Denticle

In late 2022 (which is over a year ago in case you weren't paying attention) I was talking with some of the incredibly smart people at DEXIS. They were super excited about the latest developments in their flagship imaging product DTX Studio. The company had been making tremendous strides with the program and they we had connected remotely so that they could give me a sneak peek at what would be coming in the future.

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DentaQuest Contributes $20,000 to LSU Health New Orleans

Dentistry Today

DentaQuest, a subsidiary of Sun Life U.S. and the nation’s second-largest dental benefits provider by membership, has announced a $20,000 contribution to Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center. The donation aims to support solutions designed to bring oral care to rural areas of the state. DentaQuest currently provides dental benefits to over 1.3 million individuals enrolled in the state’s Medicaid and CHIP programs and has been serving the state through Medicare, Mar