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Top Skills to be the Best Dentist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Katie Dumbell, DDS, MS. In dental school, we are taught the technical skills that are required to be a dentist, but some of the most important skills to being the best dentist aren’t things you learn in a classroom.

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What Are You Afraid of? Using Data to Overcome the Unknown

Dr. Bicuspid

Many of us are experiencing uncertainty, unanswered questions, and heightened anxiety. One way to help overcome the unknown is to use data as a guiding light, writes Curtis Marshall. In his column, he provides an overview of four key performance indicators every practice should know.

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How to Create a Marketing Strategy for Your Dental Practice

The Big Brush

Whether you have had your own practice for a while or are just starting out, an effective marketing strategy may be a useful tool for growing your practice and retaining patients. Marketing Tips for Dentists

Playing the Game of Employee Roulette?

Oral Health Group

You have dramatically increased salaries…you offered thousands of dollars as a signing bonus…and now, you are spinning the wheel yet again…waiting to see if you will still have all your employees at work today. Welcome to the world of employee … The post Playing the Game of Employee Roulette?

Playing the Game of Employee Roulette?

Dental Peers

You have dramatically increased salaries…you offered thousands of dollars as a signing bonus…and now, you are spinning the wheel yet again…waiting to see if you will still have all your employees at work today. Welcome to the world of employee roulette!

Decay already prevalent at kids' 1st dental visit

Dr. Bicuspid

More than 20% of children need restorative treatment by the time of their first dental exam, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The risk of treatment also increases with each year a child waits to see the dentist.

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3 Reasons Marketing Agencies Want Your Ad Spend To Pass Through Their Agency

Identity Dental

Why do they want your money to come through the agency instead of going straight to Google Ads or Facebook? They can show higher overall revenues 2. Pooling dollars together allows them to seem more accomplished 3.

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My Dental Key: Democratizing Dental Education And Promoting Oral Health For All

Dental News and Technology

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from oral health diseases, most of which can be prevented.

RI dentist can't work until vaccinated for COVID-19

Dr. Bicuspid

The State of Rhode Island Department of Health has ordered a dentist to stop treating patients until he gets vaccinated for COVID-19, which the state has required of all healthcare workers by October 1.

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COVID-19 Severity and Poor Oral Health Are Linked in Those With Heart Disease

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Individuals with cardiovascular disease experienced greater severity of COVID-19 illness and longer recovery times in the presence of poor oral health, according to new research out of Egypt.

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Have credential, will travel? Not as easy for a dental assistant

Dentistry Gone Digital

By Natalie Kaweckyj, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA, BA. One of the greatest challenges for current dental assistants is the portability of their profession across state lines.

A retrospective clinical study on the resin infiltration of proximal caries lesions: the operator’s effect

Dental News and Technology

European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Purpose This retrospective university-based study investigated the effect of operators’ training and previous experience on the success of resin infiltration (RI) in arresting proximal non-cavitated caries lesions in primary and permanent teeth.

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Dental Practice Made Simple: How to Handle the Unhappy Patient

Dr. Bicuspid

What do you say when a patient comes to the front desk unhappy? In the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple, Dr. Roger P. Levin said the right way to handle that situation is to embrace the patient and his or her complaints.

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Effectiveness of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Drops Significantly After 6 Months

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A new study recently published in the Lancet found that the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine to fight COVID-19 infection drops significantly after 6 months.

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Achieving Consistent Class 2 Contact and Contour is Easy and Predictable

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. The Premier X5 Sectional Matrix System delivers reliability, convenience, and value. The gold standard for isolation of the working field prior to a composite resin restoration is placement of a rubber dam.

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X-Nav Technologies Announces 150,000+ Dental Implants Navigated Using the X-Guide® System

Dental News and Technology

Dentists around the world embrace advanced surgical navigation technology to deliver more accurate and less invasive dental implants to patients. LANSDALE, Pa.,

Dental Dose: Why ibuprofen works for dental pain

Dr. Bicuspid

There are many nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the world of pharmacology, but ibuprofen stands out from the rest. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, shares the reasons why ibuprofen is the NSAID of choice for dental pain in the latest episode of Dental Dose.

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Tamiflu-Like Pill Shows Efficacy Against COVID-19 Illness and Death

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American pharmaceutical company, Merck, announced its medication, molnupiravir, decreased hospitalizations and deaths by 50% among individuals with COVID-19. The pill, which is taken twice daily for 5 days, would be the first exclusively designed to fight COVID-19.

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5 Ways Denticon can Transform Your Private Dental Practice from the Inside Out

Planet DDS

Dental schools focus much of their curriculum on the clinical aspect of dentistry but being an owner-operator of a private practice also means having a handle on the non-clinical aspects of running a practice.

Efficacy of adjuvant ozone therapy in reducing postsurgical complications following impacted mandibular third-molar surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Oct;152(10):842-854.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.006. adaj.2021.05.006. Kirti Chaudhry , Neeti Rustagi , Rishi Bali , Shruti Khatana , Shailendra Kumar , Amanjot Kaur , Pravin Kumar PMID: 34579810 DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.006

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Ala. board settles FTC charges over teledentistry rules

Dr. Bicuspid

The Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has agreed to settle charges filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accusing it of violating U.S. antitrust law by unreasonably excluding cheaper teledentistry providers from competition.

COVID-19 Mortality Is Much Higher Among Rural Americans Compared to Their Urban Counterparts

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Mortality rates for rural Americans are twice as high as Americans living in urban areas. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, one in 434 rural Americans is dead due to infection with SARS-CoV-2. This rate is one in 513 for urban Americans.

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Help us Celebrate National Brush Day!

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. National Brush Day is celebrated each year on November 1 st , the day after Halloween. This year we are participating in a campaign to help promote National Brush Day to our partners and the community as a whole.

exocad Releases ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway Software For Single-Visit Dentistry

Dental News and Technology

Fast and intuitive crown design software integrates with all open hardware DARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, today announced the release of ChairsideCAD 3.0

Dentists more likely to see domestic abuse during pandemic

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists are more likely to encounter victims of domestic abuse in their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published on October 4 in BDJ In Practice.

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Licensure compacts: A way to increase licensure portability

ASDA Blog

Where do you see yourself living in five years? How about 10 or 20 years? As a dentist, the answer to this question could be impacted by your ability to get licensed.

MouthWatch Launches HD Intraoral Camera

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

MouthWatch, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral cameras, will debut its MouthWatch Plus+ HD intraoral camera during SmileCon 2021 in Las Vegas.

Effect of bleaching gel volume on color change and postoperative sensitivity: a randomized clinical study

Dental News and Technology

Published: 16 October 2021 Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article Abstract Objectives Although bleaching therapy is considered a dose-dependent treatment, the effect of the volume of product used is yet to be studied. This study thus aimed to evaluate the influence of bleaching gel volume on chromatic alteration and postoperative sensitivity.

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Do you know the link between oral and ocular health?

Dr. Bicuspid

Visual impairments and systemic causes of eye problems, including diabetes and heart disease, have been associated with a decline in oral health, according to a report released by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

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Dental Marketing (Growth) Tips and Ideas for October 2021

Coaches Corner

To help you plan for the best October ever, I’m sharing some marketing (growth) tips and ideas with you, ideas that when implemented will keep things fresh and fun in your office.

Pfizer Requests EUA to Administer its COVID-19 Vaccine to Kids

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pfizer has applied for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to administer its COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 5 to 11. The FDA has already granted full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine when administered to adults.

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CE CLASS: Why Digital Workflows Drive Greater Use of Dental Implants

Dentistry Blog

Digital dental workflows are growing rapidly assisted by improved scanning and designing technology available to dentists and laboratories. Recent interviews with prominent restorative dentists, Drs.

Medicaid reimbursement rose for adults in 2020

Dr. Bicuspid

In 2020, the average Medicaid reimbursement in states that provide adult dental services was about 54% of private insurance reimbursement, an increase of four percentage points from 2017, according to a webinar hosted on October 4 by the ADA's Health Policy Institute.

Student guide to networking

ASDA Blog

Entering my first ASDA conference as a first-year dental student in 2019, I was anxious about meeting new people and making great first impressions. I relied on 2019–2020 ASDA Vice President Brandon Rensch to guide me through my first networking experience.

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Are You Creating Long-Lasting Bonds With Your Patients?

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A patient asked me recently, “why should I have my treatment done here instead of a practice on my insurance plan? It costs me more.” That’s a loaded question, particularly when it comes at the end of the appointment.

How to Prepare for a Dental Health Checkup If It’s Been a While

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

If you’ve been putting off a dental health checkup for longer than the recommended six months, it might be time to get back on track. You may not remember what goes into a dental health checkup and how to prepare for one if it has been a while since your last appointment.

Imaging, labs aid in treating teen with rare jaw tumor

Dr. Bicuspid

Imaging and lab work helped diagnose a central giant cell granuloma -- a rare, benign, aggressive tumor -- in a 17-year-old with jaw pain and swelling. The case was published on September 26 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.

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