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The Technology of Belief: You Are Capable of Saving “Unsavable” Teeth

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION Do you ever stop to reflect that, as dentists, we are living in a truly amazing time? We have incredible technology at our fingertips, and patients are fortunate to have unprecedented access to dental care. But no matter how much shiny, state-of-the-art technology is available, if dentists believe that a tooth can’t be saved, it automatically becomes impossible to save it.

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How You Can Help the Opioid Crisis in Dentistry?

Dentistry Today

Embracing a Drug-Free Approach: The Role of Dentistry in Opioid-Free Practices The ongoing opioid crisis has cast a shadow over the entire healthcare landscape, prompting a reassessment of prescribing practices across various medical fields, including dentistry. Dental professionals play a crucial role in the broader healthcare system, and their significance in addressing the opioid crisis cannot be overstated.

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The Most Common Mistake When Purchasing a Dental Office

Identity Dental

Considering the service mix is crucial when purchasing a practice for several reasons: In summary, considering the service mix when purchasing a practice is critical to ensure patient retention, maintain a good reputation, achieve a smooth transition, and ensure the practice’s financial viability and compliance with regulations. It’s a key factor in the success of […] The post The Most Common Mistake When Purchasing a Dental Office appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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Former NFL Player Died Due to Dental Infection

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Mike Williams, a former football star at Syracuse University and a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, died after suffering a workplace injury in which a steel beam fell onto his head at a Hillsborough County, Florida construction site in September. The initial head injury was not fatal, and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner released the results of his autopsy on December 21.

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How to Best Protect Your Site from Hacking

Clicc Media

Imagine your website is like a fortress; hackers always look for a way in. You wouldn’t leave your castle’s gate wide open, right? Protecting your site from hacking is like fortifying your defenses. It’s about building solid walls and setting up guards to keep the bad guys out. Think of it as locking your doors, […] The post How to Best Protect Your Site from Hacking appeared first on Clicc Media Inc.

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Vertical Dimension Confusion

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDS Clinical Director, The Dawson Academy There is no topic more confusing and more provoking than changing vertical dimension of occlusion. The reason is that every dentist has seen cases where it did not go very well, for the patient or the dentist. Broken crowns, chipped incisal edges, new TMJ issues, muscle pain, and lost bite sensations are problems that can happen when things don’t go right when opening VDO.

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Regular Toothbrushing Linked to Reduced Pneumonia Rates

Dentistry Today

Researchers have unveiled a cost-effective strategy with the potential to diminish pneumonia rates in hospitalized patients—daily toothbrushing. A recent investigation led by experts from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute delved into the impact of routine toothbrushing on hospital-acquired pneumonia and its associated outcomes.

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A Crucial Social Media Tip: Link Your Practice Social Profiles to Your Google Map Listing

My Social Practice

A Crucial Social Media Tip: Link Your Practice Social Profiles to Your Google Map Listing This year, Google announced a new feature that will be a game-changer for dental marketing : the ability to add social media profiles to your Google Business Profile. For a lot of prospective patients, your GBP is the first impression they’ll get of your practice, and having an extra outlet like social media included will help with their decision-making process.

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How to Maintain Profitability as a New Dental Practice

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 3 Minute, 57 Second First, Narrow Your Focus To paraphrase the old adage, you should eat the elephant one bite at a time. Bucket your profitability goals into the areas of your business that have the most growth potential: procedures, new and existing patients, payers and your people. If you attack your profitability goals with these targets, you have a much better chance of achieving your benchmarks.

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Leveraging Reviews to Stand Out in a Competitive Market

Firegang

In the ever-evolving world of dentistry , your reputation reigns supreme. Exceptional skills aren’t enough; it's how you're perceived by the public that truly matters. Furthermore, in today's digital age, your online image is just as critical as your offline one. Nowadays, prospective patients rely on the internet for research before making decisions.

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Third molar surgery and antibiotic use

The Dental Elf

This review of antibiotic prophylactic treatments in relation to the risk of developing dry socket (DS) and site-specific infection (SSI) after lower third molar extraction included 16 RCTs. Antibiotic did reduce the risk of DS and SSI in health patients but the number needed to treat (NNT) was high so the use should be considered only after a careful assessment of an individual patient’s risk.

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Is AI Content the Future of SEO?

Rosemont Review

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology is transforming the way we live. From smartphones autocorrecting our texts to Alexa answering our every question, AI is all around us. In healthcare, it’s already helping with administrative tasks and diagnostic processes, and as a more recent development, AI is creating content for websites. With the potential to create more scalable content at a lower cost for their practices, many medical and dental professionals are considering the use of AI to

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Expert tips and tricks for veneer cementation

3M

Wondering where to find performance data for new dental materials? Look for practice-based evaluations carried out under real-life conditions.

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A Rose May Be More Than Just a Rose

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers at Japan’s Tokyo University discovered that the part of the rose that creates its lovely fragrance, β-damascone, a natural immunomodulator, offers anti-inflammatory properties. Authors of the study, which was recently published in the journal Frontiers Nutrition, surmise that β-damascone may be useful as an immunomodulatory drug to help the body fight cancer, infection, and disease.

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Special Year End Episode – 16 Rules of Life and Dentistry!

Coaches Corner

On this special year-end episode of The Dental Practice Fixers Podcast featuring Mystery Shopper Calls, Dr. Richard Madow reveals sixteen important rules that will help with both your dental practice and your life. It’s a special treat for doctors and team, and you don’t want to miss it! Here are some very important and easy ways to help enhance your practice and your life!

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Top 5 Technological Innovations in Dentistry in 2023

Dentistry Today

As technology continues to advance, so too does the field of dentistry. In 2023, there are many technological breakthroughs that are revolutionizing the way dental treatments are performed, making them more efficient, accurate, and less invasive. Here are the top 5 technological innovations in dentistry in 2023. 3D Printing One of the most significant technological advancements in dentistry in recent years has been 3D printing. 3D printing has already had a significant impact on the dental indus

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Smoking is a Risk to Oral Health – All Forms of Tobacco Are Equally Harmful

Dentistry Today

Smoking is one of the biggest threats to public health, killing more than 8 million people annually. Tobacco’s nicotine is also a significant risk to oral health, making it difficult to treat and detect serious gum diseases at their early stages. All forms of tobacco are equally harmful to health, says Marja Juselius , an oral hygienist who has worked with young patients in Finland for many years.

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The Digital Road to Aesthetic Success

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION There are very few milestones in my career that changed my entire trajectory and method of practice. Designing my own cases in-house digitally would have to be at the top of that list. I can think of numerous reasons why having a full in-house digital workflow will benefit a practitioner, his or her patients, and the lab/ceramist. This article will take you along my path.

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Prosthetic Reconstruction Using Available Bone

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION Our modern endosseous dental implants osseointegrate into the available hard tissue and serve as a foundation for fixed and fixed-detachable prostheses. 1 Many advances in dental implant prosthetics are available, including full-arch, implant-retained prostheses and implant-retained overdentures. Conventional dentures serve a viable function for many individuals.

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Predictable Approach to Indirect Mixed-Media Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION For success with indirect mixed-media cosmetic case preplanning, each case is extremely important to achieve the best results. Using diagnostic records, such as mounted diagnostic cast models, photography, radiography, and diagnostic wax-ups, is important to plan out the case prior to teeth preparation. These cases are much more complex as you are dealing with different types of restorative materials, techniques, and aesthetic protocols.

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IMS Financial Provides Funding to Cover a Variety of Needs

Dentistry Today

If you are a dental professional looking for working capital, you’ve landed on the right page. IMS Financial provides funding to cover a variety of needs, including credit card debt consolidation, equipment finance, practice expansion, and payroll costs. Submissions are taken exclusively by application. There’s no need for tax returns or bank statements.

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month is in April

Dentistry Today

Every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the back of the oral cavity and upper throat). Yet if oral cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced, and survival rates may increase. The Oral Cancer Foundation. (PRNewsFoto/Oral Cancer Foundation) (PRNewsFoto/Oral Cancer Foundation) This year an estimated 54,600 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S.

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Dental Offices Can Help Kids Access Dental Care Through Scrap-4-Smiles Campaign

Dentistry Today

Millions of children across the United States face challenges in accessing the necessary dental services for maintaining good health, resulting in a higher prevalence of tooth decay and potentially serious infections with long-term consequences. A child receives dental services at school from Children’s Dental Services, a nonprofit clinic that increases access to dental care for thousands of children living in under-resourced communities throughout Minnesota with support from America’s ToothFair

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A-dec Introduces First Digitally Connected Dental Chair and Delivery System

Dentistry Today

Today, A-dec announced a breakthrough in dental equipment with the launch of its first-ever digitally connected delivery systems: the A-dec 500 Pro and A-dec 300 Pro platforms. Marv Nelson, President of A-dec, noted that the company has a long history of innovation and a deeply embedded mission of working for the betterment of dentistry. “We believe that connected dental equipment is the future of dentistry,” he said. “A-dec is leading the way with the introduction of these new

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Did You Just Prescribe a Teenager’s Death?

Dentistry Today

In my years of practice and teaching residents at one of the busiest residency programs in the country, I have encountered over 20 doctors who have struggled with opioid addiction. Among them, ten faced license suspensions or revocations, and two served time in prison. Most tragically, two have succumbed to lethal overdoses. In my opinion, it’s crucial to bear in mind that, apart from our career paths, there is fundamentally no difference between our patients and ourselves.

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Emerging Autoimmune Syndrome Disrupts the Formation of Tooth Enamel

Dentistry Today

The latest research from the Weizmann Institute of Science unveils a newly identified autoimmune disorder affecting tooth enamel development, providing valuable insights into the mysteries surrounding enamel irregularities. Headed by Professor Jakub Abramson, the study investigates a rare genetic syndrome named APS-1 and its correlation with impaired enamel production.

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Delta Dental of Tennessee Building Opens at UTHSC College of Dentistry

Dentistry Today

The College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has opened a new $45 million Delta Dental of Tennessee Building on its Memphis campus. The 68,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building increases space for training Tennessee’s dental workforce and expands facilities to treat patients from across the Mid-South. The building opens as the UTHSC College of Dentistry is undertaking a $53 million project, as a part of the state’s five-year $94 million Healthy Smile

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Fine Orthodontics Launches FineLine, A Breakthrough Clear Aligner System

Dentistry Today

The Fine Orthodontics team, led by the experienced specialist orthodontist, Dr. Martin Fine, is excited to announce the launch of its exclusive clear aligner system , FineLine. The new system has been designed to meet the growing demand for highly efficient, aesthetic, and cost-effective clear aligner treatment. ‘Next-Gen’ Clear Aligners In the conventional model of clear aligner treatment, practitioners typically rely on external companies to supply the aligners.

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University of the Pacific Collaborating With Stanford

Dentistry Today

The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is collaborating with Stanford University on an ambitious program aimed at bridging the gap between biomedical research and clinical practice. University of the Pacific Collaborating With Stanford A $3.8 million grant was recently awarded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health to fund the Pacific-Stanford PRIMED Program.

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Busting Dental Myths: Your Dentist’s Guide to Separating Fact from Fiction

Dentistry Today

Misinformation can not only be misleading, but it can also be detrimental to one’s health, especially when it comes to oral hygiene. Renowned dentist Dr. Vini Bhandari, a respected member of the Canadian Dental Association with over 30 years of experience, seeks to clarify these misunderstandings and debunk common myths about oral health in his latest public guidance.

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Do You Have the “Right Stuff” to Grow Your Practice?

Dentistry Today

There’s an old adage in business that says, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” To some extent, this rings true, as without growth, others may seize opportunities that rightfully belong to you. So, logically, you should always be in pursuit of growth, right? At least that’s what you’ve come to believe. You think about bringing on an associate to your practice, adding more new patients to the schedule, and hiring additional team members, and you’

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Forgoing Healing at the Expense of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

Dentistry Today

THE THIEF OF JOY We are now acknowledging, in our era and within the realm of dentistry, that comparison is among the most destructive forces we succumb to. This force, ingrained in our human evolution and genetic programming, clings to us and holds us hostage. In evolutionary terms, comparison may have played a role in our worldly advancement, not entirely about superiority but more focused on gathering information for making educated choices on living locations, cultivating food, and determini

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Veterinary Dentistry Specialists Adds a Veterinary Cardiologist

Dentistry Today

The Mt. Laurel, NJ, office of Veterinary Dentistry Specialists (VDS), a veterinary dentistry and oral surgery practice, has added board-certified veterinary cardiologist Megan King, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology), to its roster of dental and anesthesia specialists. Adding comprehensive outpatient veterinary cardiology services makes VDS the first and only veterinary dentistry and oral surgery practice in the nation with anesthesiology and cardiology specialists available to care for each patient.

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Dentist-Approved Foods for Healthier Teeth

Dentistry Today

In the pursuit of maintaining optimal oral health, Bhandari Dental is pleased to share valuable insights on dentist-approved foods that contribute to healthier teeth and gums. A radiant smile goes beyond regular dental check-ups; it also involves making mindful dietary choices. This article aims to highlight recommended tips from dentists on the best foods and drinks for maintaining strong teeth and offers guidance on what to avoid to safeguard dental health.

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Facial Pain Association Announces Quarterly Newsletter for Dentists

Dentistry Today

Did you know that most patients (54%) with orofacial pain, such as trigeminal neuralgia, initially visit their dentist? It’s only a matter of time before a patient walks into your practice with ‘phantom pain,’ displaying symptoms that seem tooth-related but are actually neurological. Trigeminal neuralgia is not a dental condition; it’s a neurological condition that dental professionals need to identify and recognize to prevent unnecessary dental procedures.

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Navigating the Digital Landscape: 5 Marketing Ideas for Dentists

Dentistry Today

As technological advancements continue to reshape the digital landscape, dental practices grapple with the need to distinguish themselves amidst a sea of online competitors. With more patients now relying on the internet to discover and vet dental professionals, a dynamic online marketing approach is essential. According to a survey of 500 dentistry professionals conducted by NexHealth , at least 80% of dental offices are using social media to promote their practices.

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Gingi-Pak Launches Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel

Dentistry Today

Gingi-Pak is proud to announce the launch of Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel. The introduction of Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel expands Gingi-Pak’s growing preventive portfolio, further solidifying Gingi-Pak as a leading force in the dental industry. Gingi-Pak’s Perio Armor 1.7% Hydrogen Peroxide Oral Cleansing Gel helps eliminate infection causing bacteria and intra-oral wounds commonly associated with periodontitis and gingivitis when used with per