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9 Tips for Creating a Patient-Centered Schedule

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. A great deal has been written about patient-centered dental care.

Grow Your Practice With These Smart Tips

Identity Dental

Change is constant, especially in the dental industry. Practices must constantly evaluate their business and innovate in order to stay ahead of the curve.

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Does Your Dental Software Know Spanish?

YapiApp

Communicate with Spanish-Speaking Patients Using YAPI. Go the extra mile and WOW your Spanish-speaking patients with appointment reminders and online forms in Spanish. Did you know that 13% of the US population speaks Spanish at home , making it the most commonly spoken language after English?

Top Tips for a Great “About Us” Section on Your Dental Website

Oral Health Group

You want your website’s home page and service page to look fantastic. All too often, everything else is dismissed as unimportant. Yet, over half of website visitors want to see the “About Us” information.

Stuck vampire fangs give 55-year-old man a Halloween fright

Dr. Bicuspid

What's one thing that's spookier than the spirits roaming among the living on Halloween? Getting fake vampire fangs stuck in your mouth. A 55-year-old man knows this frightening experience firsthand, according to a case report published on August 13 in the British Dental Journal.

The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry Unveils Dedicated Clinical Training Center for the LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols

Dental News and Technology

CERRITOS, Calif., 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) held the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony announcing its new clinical training center.

Should You Get Sealants For Your Child?

Ask The Dentist

When it comes to making dental health decisions for yourself or your children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. There is no absolute right or wrong decision, so it is often about finding the lesser of two evils.

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Where the science stands on periodontitis-obesity link

Dr. Bicuspid

Obesity is associated with worse periodontal conditions, according to a recent literature review on the relationship between obesity and periodontal disease. Conversely, periodontal treatment appears to significantly reduce several biochemical biomarkers associated with obesity.

Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior in the Dental Practice Setting: Experiences of dental hygienists

Dental News and Technology

J Dent Hyg. 2021 Aug;95(4):14-22. Abstract Purpose: Workplace violence (WPV) and inappropriate patient sexual behavior (IPSB) have become increasingly prevalent in the United States. Previous research has shown health care professionals are at a 16-times higher risk of experiencing WPV and IPSB than other occupations, however, there is a lack of research in the field of dental hygiene. The purpose of the study was to examine the experiences of dental hygienists with IPSB in the workplace.

8 Ways To Get More New Patients

Patient News

More new patients. When they call us, that’s what almost every dentist says. As one of the leading dental marketing agencies in the industry, getting more new business for our clients and helping their dental practices (and group organizations) grow is our number-one task.

LA and San Francisco Oral Health Professionals Must Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 to Continue Practicing

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Two new public health orders issued in Los Angeles County and San Francisco on August 12 require all oral health professionals to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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AI can lend a hand in diagnosis, prognosis of oral SCC

Dr. Bicuspid

Radiology and pathology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can help in diagnosing and assessing the prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a literature review published on August 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.

An automated measurement method for the endodontic working width of lower molars by means of parametric models using cone-beam CT and micro-CT

Dental News and Technology

[link] N. Modler C. Hannig M.-T. Weber Published: August 13, 2021 DOI: [link] Abstract Introduction A new method for the approximation of the root canal’s cross-sectional shape and its working width using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) or micro-computed tomography (?CT) CT) was introduced.

What Are the Beginning Signs of Gum Disease? General Dentistry Vacaville

Vacaville Dental Professionals

Gum disease is the #1 cause of adult tooth loss in Vacaville. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t realize that gum infections can cost them their smiles.

Fall May Bring COVID-19 Boosters to Wider Demographic of American Public

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to the director of the United States National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and Americans older than 60 may be eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot this fall.

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Tooth extraction causes rare symptom of vertigo

Dr. Bicuspid

A 26-year-old woman experienced vertigo after having two teeth surgically removed, according to a case report published on August 13 in the British Dental Journal. Only four similar cases have been reported, the authors noted.

Direct composite resin fillings versus amalgam fillings for permanent posterior teeth

Dental News and Technology

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Aug 13;8:CD005620. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005620.pub3. Abstract Background: Traditionally, amalgam has been used for filling cavities in posterior teeth, and it continues to be the restorative material of choice in some low- and middle-income countries due to its effectiveness and relatively low cost.

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How To Increase Case Acceptance for Dental Patients

Planet DDS

Each year, dentists rank at the very? of the list for health practitioners that people in the US don’t visit as often as they’d like. Of the patients who do visit the dentist, dental? case acceptance rates ?range range between 50-60% for established patients and drop to 25-35% for new patients.

The Latest COVID-19 Surge Is Impacting Kids More Than Ever Before

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

More than 2,000 children are hospitalized due to COVID-19, a number much greater than has been seen before during the global pandemic. The Delta variant is highly transmissible, and with children ages 11 and younger ineligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, their vulnerability is apparent.

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Dental therapists net median income of $81K-$90K

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental therapists in Minnesota netted a median annual income of $81,000 to $90,000, while advanced dental therapists in the state earned up to a median of $100,000 per year, according to a recent survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Heartland Dental Selects Dentira as its Clinical Supply Procurement Platform

Dental News and Technology

Heartland Dental Selects Dentira's Procurement Platform for its Vertically Integrated Clinical Supply Chain Capabilities SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dentira, Inc, today announced that Heartland Dental , the largest Dental Support Organization in the United States, has chosen Dentira to optimize the ordering experience for Heartland supported offices.

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Top 6 Reasons Why DSOs Need Central Access to Dental X-rays

Planet DDS

DSOs and group dental practices have unique needs when it comes to managing images. From 2D x-rays to 3D CBCT scans, image files take up a lot of space, and the last thing a DSO needs is a cumbersome way of managing and accessing these images across multiple offices.

Maine Mandates COVID-19 Vaccination for Healthcare Workers, Including Oral Health Professionals

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The governor of Maine, Janet Mills, instituted a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all medical providers—including oral health professionals—in the state.

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Dental Practice Made Simple: Lead with appreciation

Dr. Bicuspid

Almost every aspect of dentistry has become more complex than when Dr. Roger P. Levin was actively practicing. But one thing that doesn't have to be is leadership, he explains in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple.

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Dental spas: A new concept of comfort

ASDA Blog

Despite advances in dentistry, dental anxiety remains a problem for many. Research in the January 2013 British Dental Journal found that roughly 36 percent of the population experiences dental anxiety while 12% experience extreme dental fear.

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Does Your Smile Need Renewal?

Gilreath Dental

Renewal is “the act of replacing or repairing something that is worn out, run-down or lost its validity.” While you may consider renewal in terms of your wedding vows, your passport or even your mind, you can also take advantage of a smile renewal.

FDA Approves COVID-19 Booster Shots for Immunocompromised

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised individuals, who already experience a reduced immune response to the initial vaccination. The government agency will not suggest that others receive a booster shot at this time.

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Second Opinion: Medicare dental benefits are inevitable

Dr. Bicuspid

Medicare offering adult dental benefits is a "when," not an "if." In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Marc Cooper writes that the inevitable addition of oral healthcare to Medicare will dramatically affect dental practices, third parties, and suppliers -- and that the industry isn't ready.

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The Obvious Secrets to Case Acceptance?

Coaches Corner

The Obvious Secrets to Case Acceptance? Successful case acceptance in dentistry can be so mysterious – but in this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers Dr. Rich reveals two “Obvious Secrets” that will help your patients get the dental treatment they need!

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Do Healthy People Need Dental Checkups?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

If you’re healthy and not experiencing any issues with your smile, you might not think you need to go to the dentist. However, no matter how healthy you believe you are, you should be seeing your dentist every six months.

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Nursing and Dentistry Partnership Benefits Pediatric Patients

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing and College of Dentistry have entered a partnership to deliver dental care to children more quickly.

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NC oral surgeon gives up license forever due to patient death

Dr. Bicuspid

A North Carolina oral surgeon has surrendered his license permanently following the death of a patient during a dental procedure, according to an order signed August 16 by the North Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Senate passes $3.5T

Tips To Make Your Teeth Whitening Last Longer In Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Well, finally, you did it. You visited your dentist to get in-office whitening treatment , and truly, your teeth have never looked excellent! Suddenly, all you like to do is smile all day to show off your pearly white teeth.

How To Know If You Have A Cavity?

Modern Family Dental

Dental cavities are among the dental conditions where time is very crucial. Early detection of cavities can help preserve your natural tooth, keep you from a tooth infection, and save you from expensive dental costs.

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Providing Dental Care in India vs the United States During a Global Pandemic

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Life is full of uncertainty, and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need to be adaptable both personally and professionally. We have definitely felt this as oral health professionals in both India and the United States, as well as in efforts to ensure safety in the workplace.

New paper highlights steps to change TMD treatment

Dr. Bicuspid

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have recommended overhauling temporomandibular disorder (TMD) treatment. An August 13 article published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology highlights the recommendations and steps taken to address them.

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What Does Business Overhead Insurance Cover?

The Big Brush

If you're an owner of a dental practice or thinking about starting one up, you need to make sure you have the proper type of coverage to protect your investment. Dental Practice Business Tips