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5 Things You Can Do to Ride Out the Hiring Crisis in Dentistry

Planet DDS

The job “dental hygienist” has ranked in the top half of best 100 jobs on US News for several years running. And yet, dental practices are finding hiring a hygienist more and more difficult.

Dental Practice Made Simple: Incomplete treatment

Dr. Bicuspid

In many practices, reaching out to patients with incomplete treatment does not happen with any consistency, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Blocking out time for calls is essential to getting these patients back in the chair.

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The Do’s & Dont’s for Effective Patient Communication

Carestack

Compassionate communication with patients should be considered as part of the cure and plays an important role in practice success. . With dental anxiety being one of the top reasons impacting dental visitations, excellent patient communication becomes crucial. .

How to Assess Your Dental Website Quality with Google Lighthouse

Oral Health Group

You know that every dental practice needs a good website, and yours looks fantastic. Yet, appearances can be deceiving.

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021

Dental News and Technology

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021 Washington, DC; July 21 , 2021 – Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program. Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class T echnology A wards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry, ” said Melissa Turner, Chief Hygiene Officer at Cellerant. “We We will now expand the program to focus on the dental hygiene community as well.” “We

Is prolonged N95 use affecting the health of your dental team?

Dr. Bicuspid

Continuous wear of N95 filtering facepiece respirators reduced blood oxygen saturation levels and increased the heart rates of dentists and dental assistants -- although the changes were within the range considered to be healthy, according to a July 17 paper in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

What is Sjögren’s Syndrome?

Ask The Dentist

Sjögren’s is an autoimmune disease that wreaks havoc on your immune system. One of the major symptoms of the disease is a dry mouth, the result of attacks on your saliva glands. As saliva plays a pivotal role in speaking, swallowing, and eating, having a dry mouth can be highly problematic.

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exocad Announces Its Largest Ever Presence At The International Dental Show (IDS) 2021

Dental News and Technology

Presentation of exocad's latest software innovations at the world's leading dental trade show DARMSTADT, Germany, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc.

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Adverse events are common in pediatric dental patients

Dr. Bicuspid

In a recent study, approximately 90% of U.S. pediatric dentists reported having at least one child experience an adverse event during dental treatment within the past five years. The findings were presented on July 23 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting.

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Need a Better Workflow? Why Real-Time Syncing is a Game Changer

YapiApp

Protect the Integrity of Dental Patient Data with Real-time Syncing. Seamless integration matters. Say ‘goodbye’ to manual data entry with smart technology that syncs to your PMS in real-time! .

ADA Updates Its Guide to Safe Dental Practice During COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The American Dental Association (ADA) has added new information to its Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 to help oral health professionals make informed decisions regarding the safe practice of dental care during the ongoing pandemic.

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Glass Ionomer Sealant versus Fluoride Varnish Application to Prevent Occlusal Caries in Primary Second Molars among Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Dental News and Technology

Caries Res [link] Abstract Fissure sealant is a recommended preventive measure on permanent molars, but its efficacy on primary molars in preschool children is still in doubt. Sodium fluoride varnish (NaFV) enhances remineralization and is effective in preventing caries in smooth surfaces, but limited information is available regarding its use on occlusal surfaces of primary molars.

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ADA PAC to stop funding controversial Ariz. lawmaker

Dr. Bicuspid

Following months of mounting pressure from some of its members, the ADA's political action committee (ADPAC) is suspending political contributions to former dentist Rep. Dr. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), according to a story first reported by Vice News.

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Bridge the Gap of Missing Teeth with a Dental Bridge

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

When you lose one or more teeth, your smile will begin to decline in function and your appearance will change. It can become more difficult to talk to others and eat like normal. However, that’s where a dental bridge comes in.

Study Suggesting Mask Wearing for Children Is Harmful Gets Retracted

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

JAMA Pediatrics recently retracted a research letter it published that concluded mask wearing among children was dangerous to their health. The study suggested that mask wearing exposed children to dangerous levels of carbon dioxide.

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EMS Dental and Coastal Carolina Community College Team Up to Train the Next Generation of Biofilm Warriors

Dental News and Technology

Progressive Hygiene School Purchases Seven AIRFLOW ® Prophylaxis Master Units to Teach its Students EMS Dental’s Guided Biofilm Therapy Protocol Nyon , Switzerland – Ju ly 2 , 202 1 – EMS Dental, the inventor and manufacturer of the synergistic compone n ts of the Guided Biofilm T herapy protocol (GBT ® ) recently installed seven AIRFLOW ® Prophylaxis Master units at Coastal Carolina Community College in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Align investors ask court to approve $16M settlement

Dr. Bicuspid

Invisalign maker Align Technology and investors who claim the company misled them about the financial consequences of a discount program have asked a California federal judge to approve a $16 million settlement.

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Dentsply Sirona World 2021: Back in Vegas!

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. The Ultimate Dental Meeting is back in Las Vegas! Taking place Sept. 23-25, 2021, at the all new Caesar’s Forum Conference Center, Dentsply Sirona World 2021 is an event you won’t want to miss.

Clinicians Should Consider Medication Histories, Regardless of Patient Age

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Younger adult dental patients are taking medications that could affect their long-term oral health, according to a study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University of Dentistry.

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Introducing Renamel® Bulkfill™ - The Amalgam of Composites

Dental News and Technology

Cosmedent introduces Renamel Bulkfill , an advanced posterior composite bulkfill that is packable, sculptable and polishable. Designed for rapid one-step placement, this material is even faster than amalgam. Renamel Bulkfill has 5 natural shades that are not overly translucent like most other bulkfills, but provide an esthetic match to the tooth surface. Renamel Bulkfill’s new nanotechnology gives you easy handling, an esthetic color match and a great polish. Plus, it cures up to 7mm.

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CBD spray may help treat oral ulcers

Dr. Bicuspid

Cannabidiol (CBD) oral spray may inhibit inflammation in tongue ulcers, relieve pain, and accelerate the closure of lesions, according to an animal study presented at the virtual 2021 meeting of the International Association for Dental Research.

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What You Should Know About Your Child’s Teeth Grinding – Assessing Bruxism in 2021

Polkadot Dental

Alpharetta, GA – Tooth grinding, also called bruxism, is a common problem that rightfully keeps parents worried.

Kids 6 to 11 May Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination by Early to Midwinter

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pfizer and Moderna have been testing their COVID-19 vaccines on children younger than 12 since March, and data should be available in September. The first data set will be on children ages 6 to 11.

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Owandy Radiology Adds Cephalometric Radiography Options to its I-Max 2D and I-Max 3D Units

Dental News and Technology

Roslyn, NY – June 28, 2021 – Owandy Radiology Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of dental radiology hardware and imaging software recently added two cephalometric radiography options to its popular I-Max wall-mounted product line. The two new offerings are the I-Max Ceph 2D Panoramic Unit and the I-Max Ceph 3D Panoramic Unit, which can easily switch between 3D and 2D modes at the touch of a button.

Needle sticks, burs cause most dental school injuries

Dr. Bicuspid

Needle sticks and uncovered burs are responsible for most dental school injuries, according to research presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting.

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Should We Ever Do This At The First Visit?

Coaches Corner

In this episode, Dr. Rich shares a question he got from an attendee at a recent seminar – is it ethical to do a prophy on the first visit? To answer, Rich shares an interesting event from The Madow Brothers history. Then the theme continues on the secret shopper calls.

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Deadlines to Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Loom

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

The deadlines for dental practices that received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to apply for loan forgiveness range from July to September 2021. Deadlines are assigned based on when the practice initially received the funds.

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Small Cosmetic Dental Enhancements in Beverly Hills That Make a Big Difference

Secure Smiles

Health and symmetry are two of the core components of an attractive smile. While some of us may take excellent care of our teeth and gums, we may feel our smile is still lacking due to things like atypical enamel, stains, or tooth alignment.

Water from scalers largely fails to meet U.S. standards

Dr. Bicuspid

The output water from ultrasonic scalers at a dental school largely failed to meet U.S. potable water standards in recent testing. The research was presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting.

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Defining ourselves as applicants

ASDA Blog

If you’re like me, you’ve decided to continue your education past dental school. Maybe an introductory course became an interest, which sparked a passion, and now you’ve decided to specialize. Perhaps you want more exposure to the wealth of complex procedures performed by general dentists.

Practice Builder: How to Shift Dental Patient Perspective and Increase Oral Health Awareness

Planet DDS

“Oral health literacy.” Yes, that’s a thing according to the American Dental Association (ADA). And it could be a key factor for increasing awareness and education about the value of oral health.

America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive Program Receives a Boost from Crest and Oral-B

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

America’s ToothFairy has teamed up with Crest and Oral-B to help kids in underprivileged communities access the oral hygiene products they need to keep their smiles healthy. Crest and Oral-B are this year’s sponsors of America’s ToothFairy’s Smile Drive program, which has distributed more than 2 million oral care products to families in need since 2014.

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Artificial intelligence model predicts links between general, oral health

Dr. Bicuspid

General health and oral health factors should be considered collectively when planning healthcare for older adults, according to an oral session presented at the virtual 2021 International Association for Dental Research meeting held July 21-24.

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Stay Ahead of Decay-Spreading Root Cavities

North Suburban Endodontics

Finding out you have a cavity isn't the best of news. But finding out it's a root cavity is even worse: if not treated, the decay can spread more rapidly than a cavity occurring in the tooth's crown surfaces.

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How to Save Money on Dental Software Subscriptions

Planet DDS

One of the easiest ways an independent practice can save money on dental software is by consolidating. And who doesn’t want to save money for their private practice?

Dental Local Search Marketing — Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry Case Study

My Social Practice

Dental Local Search Marketing Case Study — Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry. Like many dental practices, Dr. Bana Ball and her team at Shady Grove Pediatric Dentistry have been trying to grow their practice with word-of-mouth referrals and rewards for referrals.

All-tissue lasers show power for managing peri-implantitis

Dr. Bicuspid

Peri-implantitis is one of the more common diseases plaguing patients with dental implants. Dr. Samuel Low shares new research that demonstrates why Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology is a minimally invasive technique to manage the condition.