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5 ways to make your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly

Dr. Bicuspid

Healthcare utilization is lower among the LGBTQ+ community, but there are simple steps dental practices can take to make their practices welcoming for all patients, according to diversity and inclusion advocates Drs. Marita Inglehart and Scott Schwartz.

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Comparative Evaluation of Ozonoid Olive Oil and Calcium Hydroxide as an Indirect Pulp Capping Agent in Primary Mandibular Second Molar: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2022 Feb 1;23(2):208-214.

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7 Ways to Streamline Dental Insurance Claims Processing

Oral Health Group

Processing dental insurance claims can be a complex and confusing task. But if you can identify your bottlenecks and redundancies while automating certain manual tasks, you can speed up claims processing and reduce costs.

San Diego Moms: What I Learned About My Kid’s Teeth

The Super Dentists

I’ve always thought teeth were high-maintenance. The process of brushing, flossing and gargling while ensuring you do your twice-a-year check-ups can be exhausting. Then, you have children and the work. Read More.

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Music and aromatherapy can help anxious pediatric patients

Dr. Bicuspid

Music therapy combined with aromatherapy can effectively manage fear of dental care and associated anxiety in school-aged children, according to a study published on June 30 in the Journal of Dental Sciences.

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Techniques for Extraction Socket Regeneration for Alveolar Ridge Preservation

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2022 Feb 1;23 Abstract Background: Alveolar bone undergoes volumetric changes after extraction due to physiologic bone remodeling.

Penn Dental Medicine Partners With Woods Services to Care for Individuals With Disabilities

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Expanding its outreach within the community, Penn Dental Medicine announces a new partnership with Woods Services to provide dental treatment for Woods’ patients and residents.

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Case study: Conservative veneer on anterior teeth

Dr. Bicuspid

In a video case study, Dr. Joe Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist from Las Vegas, shares how he used conservative prep and computer color matching to achieve a shave-free veneer with a stunning result.

Cellerant Announces the 2022 Best of Class Hygiene Award Winners

Dental News and Technology

Washington, DC; June 2 9 , 202 2 — Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the 20 2 2 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award winners. “

Severe Stomach Viruses May Be Spread Through Saliva

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recent study published in Nature demonstrated that viruses causing significant stomach distress—including norovirus and rotavirus—are transmitted via saliva. Stomach viruses were initially thought to only exist in the intestines.

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Full-mouth scaling or full-mouth disinfection (within 24 hours) for treatment of periodontitis

The Dental Elf

This Cochrane review update comparing full-mouth scaling/disinfection (FMS/D) to conventional quadrant scaling for periodontitis for the treatment of periodontitis included 20 RCTs.

4 ways to grow your practice with insurance alternatives

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental insurance alternatives like dental savings plans can help practices increase revenue, writes Jenn Stoll. Stoll offers four ways that these benefits can help provide for your practice and patients. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Connecting with patients through marketing in 2022.

Roles of Dental Care in Disaster Medicine in Japan

Dental News and Technology

Published: 25 June Current Oral Health Reports ( 2022) details Abstract Purpose of Review Natural disasters occur frequently in Japan. A disaster medical system was rapidly developed in Japan following the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995.

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NH Advocate for Access to Dental Care Dies

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Curtis Cole, a 42-year-old man from Rochester, New Hampshire—who became an advocate for improved access to oral healthcare through reporting by Foster’s Daily Democrat —died due to infection after undergoing a full-mouth extraction.

Dental Anxiety Doesn’t Just Affect Children: Tips for Adults

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Dental anxiety is a common problem, and it doesn’t just affect children. In fact, studies show that dental anxiety affects more adults than children. There are many reasons for this, but one of the main reasons is that adults have had more time to develop dental fear and anxiety.

More Americans seeking oral care in emergency departments

Dr. Bicuspid

An increasing number of Americans are relying on the emergency department (ED) for oral healthcare. From 1997 to 2007, the use of EDs to treat caries, periodontitis, and other conditions increased annually by 4%, according to data published June 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Eight-year clinical evaluation of two types of resin composite in non-carious cervical lesions

Dental News and Technology

Published: 25 June 2022 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives In this clinical study, the 8-year clinical performances of a flowable resin composite was compared with that of a conventional resin composite.

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A Natural Problem Solver

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A dental hygienist at the Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia, Michelle Lord, RDH, took notice when many of her hospital patients came down with hospital-acquired pneumonia infections. A problem solver at heart, she came up with a plan to reduce the risk of this serious complication.

Iron deficiency anaemia and early childhood caries

The Dental Elf

This review assessing a potential association between early childhood caries (ECC) and iron deficiency anaemia(IDA) included 14 studies.

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Dental practice bans patients weighing more than 280 lb

Dr. Bicuspid

A dental practice in the U.K. will no longer treat patients who weigh 127 kg (about 280 lb) or more to prevent them from damaging their expensive dental chairs again, according to recent news reports. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Are sugar taxes actually effective?

The Pankey Institute Announces the Induction of Dr. Lee Ann Brady as a Pankey Master

Dental News and Technology

Recognition as a Pankey Master is the organization's highest honor with the recipient's portrait permanently displayed in the Institute's Master's Hall. KEY BISCAYNE, Fla.

Monkeypox Gains Pandemic Status

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The World Health Network—a group of scientists and citizens from around the globe focused on promoting health—has deemed monkeypox a pandemic. Thus far, more than 3,400 cases of monkeypox have been reported throughout 58 countries.

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Perfect time to hit the pause button

Patient News

4 ways to increase production We have closed off the first 6 months of the year. Are you trending towards achievement of the production goal you set for this fiscal? Are you ahead, or are things lagging? It’s not a bad time to hit pause for a moment, take a beat, and look to reset.

Apical periodontitis causes brain abscesses in 7-year-old

Dr. Bicuspid

A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart disease developed multiple brain abscesses caused by an infection from apical periodontitis in his baby teeth, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMC Oral Health.

Sagittal split osteotomy – Do third molars increase the risk of complications?

The Dental Elf

This review investigating whether the presence of third molars during sagittal split osteotomy of the mandible increases the risk of complications included 15 studies. The findings suggests no statistically significant relationship between the presence of 3Ms and complications.

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More Women, Minorities Enter Dental School

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

After reviewing results of the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s Survey of Dental Education, the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute (ADA HPI) announced that 56% of first-year dental students were women in the fall of 2021.

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Dental Product Shopper evaluation: Patterson Disposable Diamond Burs

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 1 Minute, 41 Second. Rated as a Dental Product Shopper ‘Best Product,’ the Patterson Disposable Diamond burs are a “durable single-use diamond bur that maintains its cutting efficiency throughout a restorative procedure.”

Restoration accuracy hinges on preparation design

Dr. Bicuspid

When it comes to the accuracy of digital scans for complete onlay restorations, preparation design and the type of intraoral scanner used to capture the images matter, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.

Fifteen Rules of Dentistry….And Life!

Coaches Corner

In this week’s episode, Dr. Rich gives fifteen fantastic rules that will apply to your dental practice… and life! It’s kind of like summer reading for dental people.

FDA Bans Juul Vape Products, Court Puts Ban on Hold

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On June 23, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned Juul from selling its electronic cigarette products after the company submitted an application to continue marketing its vaping products 2 years ago.

Integrating CAD/CAM dentistry into your practice with advanced materials

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 7 Minute, 21 Second. In the early days of CAD/CAM dentistry, there weren’t many material choices, limiting what clinicians could do with the technology.

HPI: Dental hygienists, assistants get pay hikes of up to 6%

Dr. Bicuspid

Approximately eight out of 10 dentists recently have given pay raises -- commonly in the range of 4-6% -- to dental hygienists and assistants, according to poll results released in June by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI).

What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Dental Implant Over a Traditional Fixed Bridge?

90210 Dentist

3 Minute Read: . Losing one or more teeth can be troubling, to say the least, and unless the loss was caused by an injury, it might indicate severe gum disease and the deterioration of underlying bone.

Russian Dentists Struggle to Adapt Their Practice in Response to Sanctions

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Russian dental providers rely almost entirely on imported dental materials from the United States and Europe to treat their patients.

Fluoride Facts And Myths In Blackburn

Healthy Smiles

Fluoride is often referred to as a natural cavity fighter and is one of the prime ingredients used in various dental products. This includes mouthwashes, toothpaste, medical drops, tablets, and even water. But what is fluoride? This is a mineral naturally occurring in water and food.

Pediatric dentists may need to improve their image interpretation

Dr. Bicuspid

Some pediatric dentists didn’t perform very well when they tried to identify and detect traumatic dental injuries and problems on patients’ images, according to a small explorative study published June 20 in BMC Oral Health.

What Every Practice Needs to Know NOW

Coaches Corner

What Every Practice Owner Needs To Do NOW! Let’s face it – too many dentists get caught up in trying to chase the next revenue generating or investment fad when the best source of financial growth is right under their nose.

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