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3 Systems You NEED to Put in Place to Grow Your Dental Practice

Delivering Wow

It can be way too easy to get stuck in your ways of doing things around the office, even if it isn’t necessarily the best, most effective, and productive way. But when things in your practice become stagnant, so does growth.

Top Key Performance Indicators for Your Dental Practice

Carestack

The core philosophy behind tracking KPIs at a dental practice is simple and straightforward. You get to improve only what you measure. As you continue to grow, you will begin to appreciate the importance of data and metrics that aid you to monitor, track and improve practice performance.

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Your Leadership Mettle is Being Tested!

Oral Health Group

After an early summer that seemed so promising, signs of a 4th wave are leaving all of us wondering what is next. How will we end 2021 and how will we begin 2022? Let’s face it…business planning has likely never … The post Your Leadership Mettle is Being Tested!

Why You Need to Tell Congress "No" to a Dental Benefit in Medicare Part B

Dental News and Technology

Watch this video so you can see what you need to do to help

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Your Leadership Mettle is Being Tested!

Dental Peers

After an early summer that seemed so promising, signs of a 4th wave are leaving all of us wondering what is next. How will we end 2021 and how will we begin 2022? Let’s face it…business planning has likely never been more challenging than it is right now!

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Metal or Plastic Fillings?

Ask The Dentist

Fillings are very common procedures and while they are preventable, they still happen. So, if you are getting a filling done, should you go with metal or plastic as your material of choice? Today, Dr. B outlines these two materials and weighs up the pros and cons of each.

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Vaccine for caries? It's not science fiction, says NIDCR

Dr. Bicuspid

A vaccine for caries could be possible under a new division tasked with using "crazy, bold ideas" to prevent and cure disease. Health leaders introduced the proposed U.S. agency at a September 9 meeting of the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

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Starting a writing club during the pandemic

ASDA Blog

Ever since my undergraduate years at NYU, writing has always been a passion of mine. I wrote for news site Odyssey Online and had the opportunity to interview NYU students, singer Luke Wade and even ask a question to Sarah Jessica Parker.

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ADHA Joins Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Among Oral Health Professionals

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While the American Dental Association stopped short of supporting a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for oral health professionals, a coalition from 57 organizations, including the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), signed a joint statement in support of such a requirement.

Dental Dose: Why prilocaine is arguably the best anesthetic

Dr. Bicuspid

So far on Dental Dose, pharmacologist Tom Viola, PhD, has covered the advantages of articaine, lidocaine, Carbocaine, and bupivacaine. But he's saved arguably the best local anesthetic for last: prilocaine.

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MouthWatch Publishes Important Whitepaper - “How Teledentistry is Delivering ROI and Driving Post-Pandemic Practice Success”

Dental News and Technology

Achieve better overall wellness

ASDA Blog

With grant funding from Crest + Oral-B, the ADA has spent the last year developing a suite of wellness programs for dentists and their teams. Explore these programs and more that support your financial wellness, your day-to-day clinic work and your overall self-care. Financial wellness.

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After a Significant Decline, COVID-19 Moves to Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

In December 2020, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States with heart disease and cancer filling the top two spots, respectively. In July 2021, COVID plummeted to the eighth leading cause of death as mass vaccination efforts mobilized across the nation.

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ADA urges dentists to oppose dental in Medicare Part B

Dr. Bicuspid

The ADA is encouraging dentists to contact U.S. lawmakers and voice their opposition to adding a dental benefit to Medicare Part B, according to an alert from the ADA's Legislative Action Center.

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SARS-CoV-2 and regular patient treatment – from the use of rapid antigen testing up to treatment specific precaution measures

Dental News and Technology

Head & Face Medicine volume 17 , Article number: 39 ( 2021 ) details Abstract Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic poses a continued challenge for all parties involved especially for the dentist as routine operation must be resumed. Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are actually recommended to identify and minimize infectious risks. However, there is still no guideline on the implementation of RATs in a dental or medical setting.

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3 Easy Steps to Deal with Ransomware Threats

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. If you’re concerned about ransomware attacks, your fears aren’t unfounded. We all too often see cybersecurity failures featured in the nightly news, and we know that health care is the No. 1 industry affected by these attacks.

Who Oversees Your Respiratory Protection in the Dental Practice?

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

With oral health professionals donning extensive personal protective equipment and using respirators while caring for patients during a global pandemic, understanding which agency oversees what is helpful to clinicians who may have questions.

Survey shows global snapshot of oral health

Dr. Bicuspid

A new survey presents a global snapshot of oral health, revealing everything from which country has the best brushing habits to which reports the most dental issues. The findings were published in a report by oral healthcare company Sunstar on September 8.

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Genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of cone beam computed tomography in children

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 21 , Article number: 427 ( 2021 ) details Abstract Background Dental radiographs are essential tools for diagnosis. However, there are significant concerns about the dangerous effect of radiation especially on children. The aim of this study was to evaluate genotoxicity and cytotoxicity in the exfoliated cells of buccal mucosa of children subjected to Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).

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When Should I See My Vacaville Dentist for Tooth Sensitivity?

Vacaville Dental Professionals

Tooth sensitivity is a common condition that our Vacaville dentist sees each week. Depending on the symptoms and extent of your tooth sensitivity, you may or may not need to see someone about it right away.

Tooth Fairy Instills Good Oral Health Habits in Children

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Visits from the Tooth Fairy motivate children to practice good oral hygiene habits, according to Delta Dental’s Original Tooth Fairy Poll. Conducted between Dec. 28, 2020, and Jan. 8, 2021, the poll found one in three patients reported Tooth Fairy visits to instill good oral habits in their children.

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4 ways to help patients hear the positive

Dr. Bicuspid

There won't be a reset button to the prepandemic normal, which is why it's essential to make patients feel welcome and safe within the practice walls. Dr. James V. Anderson gives his tips to help you positively communicate a message of safety to patients.

Planmeca Oy announces intended acquisition of KaVo Treatment Unit & Instrument business

Dental News and Technology

Planmeca Oy, one of the largest privately held manufacturers in the dental field, has entered into a binding contract to acquire the KaVo Treatment Unit & Instrument business from Envista Holdings Corporation. The acquisition will strengthen Planmeca’s and KaVo’s positions as leading providers of innovative dental solutions and increase Planmeca Group’s annual revenue to more than EUR 1,1 billion.

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How to Manage Stress as a Dentist

Planet DDS

The fact that we talk about “ managing stress” tells us something about the condition. Bottom-line: stress is part of life so learning how to manage it as a dentist should be a top priority. . Career liability . Frankly, a discussion of stress and dentistry sounds like a song stuck on repeat.

Risk of Long-Haul COVID-19 Cut in Half With Vaccination

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A large-scale study of more than 1 million participants shows the risk of long-haul COVID-19, or the persistence of symptoms after the infection has resolved, is drastically reduced among those fully vaccinated.

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For richer, for poorer: FQHC pay differs for dentists, execs

Dr. Bicuspid

Numerous dentists work in the demanding public sector environment of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). These providers work on challenging cases for lower pay than their private practice counterparts. But the same isn't always true for those at the top, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis.

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Effect of precooling injection site and cold anesthetic administration on injection pain, onset, and anesthetic efficacy in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized controlled trial

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2021 ) Cite this article details Abstract Objective This randomized controlled clinical trial assessed the analgesic and anesthetic effects of precooling the injection site and administration of refrigerated 2% lignocaine HCl with 1:100,000 epinephrine (LE) in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP). Materials and methods Sixty patients diagnosed with SIP (preoperative pain score???85

Clinical Case: Reinforcing Esthetics and Structure by Additive Dentistry 

3M

The post Clinical Case: Reinforcing Esthetics and Structure by Additive Dentistry appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Clinical Cases EMEA (ONLY) Homepage Featured - EMEA

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Building Your Dental Practice’s 2022 Marketing Plan: Managing Attrition

Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists

In our last article, “ Building Your Dental Practice’s 2022 Marketing Plan: How to Set Goals ,” we began the conversation about the importance of planning next year’s marketing strategy.

Dental Practice Made Simple: Do you need to hire an associate?

Dr. Bicuspid

Do you need to bring in an associate? For many dentists, the answer is no, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Instead of bringing on labor, practices can boost production with better systems.

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A Look Ahead at New Dental Software Solutions Coming to YAPI!

YapiApp

Exciting New Things Are on the Horizon for YAPI. More new services such as online payments are coming soon!

Does Your Curing Light Pass the Test?

3M

The post Does Your Curing Light Pass the Test? appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Homepage Featured - NA North America (ONLY) Productivity & Profitability Tips & Tricks BlueLight Analytics Direct Restorations

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Researchers Identify New Clinical Response to Inflammation

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry have identified a third type of oral inflammatory phenotype that exhibits a delayed response to bacterial accumulation.

Work-life balance negatively affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Bicuspid

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have had many effects, including disrupting the work-life balance of dental professionals in India, according to a study published in PLOS One. Dentists reported altered sleep, anxiety, and changed relationships.

Is Lip Lift Worth Correcting Gummy Smiles in Blackburn?

Healthy Smiles

Many people are worried about Gummy Smile. They want to get rid of it, however, they don’t know how. Some people have the Gummy Smile, but they don’t notice it by themselves because they don’t know what a gummy smile is.

Does Sharing a Bed with Your Pet Affect Sleep Apnea?

Friendswood Dental Blog

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs can be found in roughly one-third of homes in the United States. That means it’s very likely that you have a furry friend at home! Do you allow them to snuggle up with you in bed? Most people do.

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National Brush Day Kicks off November 1st

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

National Brush Day is November 1st! The Dental Trade Alliance has provided marketing materials to make it easy for clinicians to promote improving oral health. Download National Brush Day Campaign Materials: National Brush Day Logo. Social Media Posts and Graphics.