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What to do the summer before dental school

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savannah Craig. Congratulations on your acceptance to dental school! What an incredible accomplishment! You’ve put in the time and effort, and finally, it has paid off with an offer letter from a dental school.

Will Supreme Court review hygienist’s marijuana case?

Dr. Bicuspid

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is imploring the U.S. Supreme Court not to review decisions denying workers’ compensation reimbursement for medical marijuana for job-related injuries, including one involving a Minnesota dental hygienist. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: La.

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Heartland Dental Releases Year to Date Growth Results

Dental News and Technology

Heartland Dental today supports more than 2,400 doctors in more than 1,600 offices across 38 states -- Nation's Largest Dental Support Organization Continues to Expand and Diversify Portfolio of Supported Practices through its DeNovo and Affiliation programs EFFINGHAM, Ill. ,

How is Dental Insurance Verification Helpful in Validating Patient Benefits?

Oral Health Group

Insurance is an intimidating concept for most patients. Understanding what their plan offers, how much it offers, and what it covers in terms of treatments and care services could be really hard for them.

Imposter Syndrome as a Dental Student

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. Imposter syndrome is an experience of believing you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. Imposter syndrome is common in high-achievers, and dental students are no exception.

Off The Cusp: Marc Gordon on getting better reimbursement

Dr. Bicuspid

Off The Cusp is a new video series featuring dental industry leaders. In the first edition, president of Henry Schein's Commercial Development Group - Dental, Marc Gordon shares what staffing shortages mean for insurance reimbursements and the biggest business mistake many practices make.

National Dentex Officially Opens the Doors to New Headquarters, State-of-the-Art Lab and Premier Education Center in Jupiter

Dental News and Technology

Jupiter, Fla. , May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- National Dentex Labs ("NDX"), the largest network of fully-owned dental labs in North America, today announced the grand opening of its new corporate headquarters in Jupiter, Florida.

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How to Brush Your Teeth the Right Way: Tips for a Clean and Healthy Smile

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Do you know how to properly brush your teeth? Brushing your teeth the right way is important for having a clean and healthy smile. If you’re not brushing your teeth correctly, you could be doing more harm than good.

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'Toothlike' vascular lesion removed from tween

Dr. Bicuspid

A vascular lesion containing calcified blood clots located near a 12-year-old's parotid gland was removed after imaging revealed an odd mass with a "toothlike" appearance. The case report was published May 20 in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports.

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SmileFast is coming to the US

Dental News and Technology

6 Composite Veneers in 60 minutes The Revolution in Composite Veneers has begun!! The sensational new system has swept the UK and Australia by storm and has finally reached the USA and Canada “The most exciting concept and system to hit dentistry in the last 15 years.

Saving Teeth and Lives

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Jennifer L. Prince, EdD. Following her service in the United States Navy as a dental hygienist, Jennifer L. Prince, EdD, was treating a patient who clearly was in emotional distress. As she reached out to help the patient, she realized that a profession in mental health was what she was meant to do.

Dental SEO Marketing: 3 Easy Tips For Dental SEO Copy

My Social Practice

Dental SEO Marketing – 3 Important Tips For Copywriting. There’s no secret that the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing update their rankings algorithms as often as they can.

Why do dentists experience burnout?

Dr. Bicuspid

Burnout is a phenomenon that is common among healthcare providers, especially dentists, and the repercussions can be detrimental to the workplace. A new study published in the June edition of the Journal of Dentistry examined the work-related factors that contribute to burnout among dentists.

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ORTHOFX ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS IN ALIGNER THERAPY

Dental News and Technology

AI enables OrthoFX's new Rescue Aligners to save 65% of patients from treatment delays and OrthoFX's Bright Aligners give patients a reason to smile. FREMONT, Calif. , May 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoFX, the first all-in-one clear aligner platform, announced their launch to US Orthodontists at the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Meeting in Miami.

Journal of Dental Education Calls for Overhaul of Curriculum

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Journal of Dental Education (JDE) , in partnership with three other dental journals, recently addressed the 2021 report “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges,” with a call to update the curriculum and delivery model of oral healthcare.

When To Take Away the Pacifier

Polkadot Dental

Alpharetta, GA – If your child is over the age of two and still using a pacifier, it’s time to start thinking about taking it away. Pacifier use and thumb sucking are natural coping methods for babies and young children.

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Computer-controlled anesthesia cuts the ouch for kids

Dr. Bicuspid

Children injected with computer-controlled intraligamentary anesthesia prior to molar extractions felt less pain than those given typical inferior alveolar nerve blocks, according to a study published May 20 in BMC Oral Health.

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Dental SEO Marketing: 3 Easy Tips For Dental SEO Copy

My Social Practice

Dental SEO Marketing – 3 Important Tips For Copywriting. There’s no secret that the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing update their rankings algorithms as often as they can.

Inequity Is Significant Focus of ‘Oral Health in America’ Report

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Journal of the American Dental Association published an overview of key points outlined in the longer, more in-depth report: “Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges,” produced by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institutes of Health.

Additives to lidocaine and the success of the inferior alveolar nerve block

The Dental Elf

This review of the effect of additives incorporated into lidocaine solution on the success of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) included 12 RCTs. The findings suggest that additives did not improve the success rate of IANB but the evidence is of low to very low certainty.

Why dentists should prioritize cost conversations with patients

Dr. Bicuspid

With the cost of medical and dental care rising, it is becoming increasingly important for healthcare providers to prioritize cost conversations. To best guide these conversations, researchers examined key factors in a study published recently in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Goby, Boka, or Quip? A Dentist Reviews and Compares

Ask The Dentist

Buying direct online is one of the most popular ways to shop—and your next toothbrush is no exception. By providing direct-to-consumer model that eliminates the costly markups from retailers, Goby, Boka, and Quip are changing the electric toothbrush game for good. The only question is, which one should you buy? I have personally used all three of these toothbrush brands, and while they each offer a variety of benefits, I do have my favorite.

Vaccination Against Monkeypox Begins to Contain Outbreak of Cases

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

As more cases of the infectious viral disease—monkeypox—pop up outside of its native west and central Africa, some nations have begun vaccination programs to ensure the outbreak remains contained. Thus far, more than 230 cases of monkeypox have been diagnosed in 19 countries.

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Dietary omega-3 fatty acids as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment

The Dental Elf

This review assessing the impact of dietary omega-3 fatty acids as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment when compared with periodontal treatment alone included 10 trials ivolving a total of 467 patients.

La. dentist dies in boat accident

Dr. Bicuspid

The body of a dentist who went missing after his boat was involved in an accident at a Louisiana lake was recovered on May 22, about two days after the crash, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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Dental Marketing and SEO: 3 Easy Tips For Dental SEO Copy

My Social Practice

Dental Marketing and SEO – 3 Important SEO Tips For Copywriting. There’s no secret that the major search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing update their rankings algorithms as often as they can.

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Joins Effort to Transform Pharmaceuticals

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The Center for Integrated Material Science and Engineering for Pharmaceutical Products—an interprofessional collaborative dedicated to transforming the way the world develops medications—has a new member: the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics out of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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Pulp survival after tooth fracture

The Dental Elf

This review assessing factors related to pulp survival after tooth fracture included 24 studies (4 RCTs, 6 prospective cohort studies, 12 retrospective cohorts, and 2 case-control studies). However the available evidence is overall of very low certainty.

Vaping associated with periodontal disease

Dr. Bicuspid

Many turn to electronic cigarettes as an aid to quit tobacco smoking, but new research shows that e-cigarette use has a significant association with periodontal disease, according to a first-of-its kind study published May 14 in the Journal of Dentistry.

Addressing Scheduling Barriers: How To Fill a Dental Clinic Calendar

YapiApp

How To Fill a Dental Clinic Calendar in Four Easy Steps. Are you making it hard for patients to make and keep their appointments? Here’s how to avoid dental clinic calendar headaches. ……… Building the perfect dental schedule is the dream of every dentist and their team.

Nerves That Facilitate Taste Also Open the Door to SARS-CoV-2

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Research from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research found that the nerve fibers that pass information from the brain to the tongue, mouth, and throat also provide a port of entry for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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How DSOs Can Increase Productivity at Dental Practices

Planet DDS

A productive dental practice is a profitable dental practice. Revaluating current workflows and operations within individual offices in your DSO can help bring in more revenue, attract and retain more patients, and create a better workplace environment for your employees. .

Drinking mouthwash causes man's impaired vision

Dr. Bicuspid

A 77-year-old man experienced impaired vision in both eyes due to ingesting large amounts of mouthwash for more than a year following a root canal procedure, according to a case report recently published in Survey of Ophthalmology.

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National Smile Month: 5 ways to get involved and engage your local community

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 3 Minute, 27 Second. The aim of National Smile Month is is to promote the benefits of having good oral health and the value of a healthy smile.

ToothShower Provides Shower-Powered Water Flossing and Brushing

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

ToothShower (610-506-5941; toothshower.com ) is an innovative oral home-care appliance that provides water flossing, toothbrushing and gum massaging while in the shower.

Step-By-Step Guide On Preventing Tooth Decay In Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Tooth decay can cause tooth damage and even tooth loss, lowering your quality of life. Tooth decay can be reversed with early intervention, and special treatments can help prevent it. Our team at Healthy Smiles has put together a step-by-step guide to preventing tooth decay.

Do's & don'ts for handling staff conflict

Dr. Bicuspid

Staff conflict is one of the most challenging practice management concerns for dentists. It's also inevitable that disagreements among team members will arise at some point, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Do's & don'ts for building your practice's value.