2021

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Tech Neck is Even More Pronounced in Dental Professionals – Preventing Poor Posture

Oral Health Group

Tech neck, a layman’s term for the onset of muscular pain and disorders stemming from modern smart device and computer usage, is a big problem for dental professionals.

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Dangerous Oral Health TikTok Trends

Oral Health Group

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms of our time, with over half a billion active monthly users worldwide. Many people turn to this social network to stay up to date on the latest trends, tips, and, … The post Dangerous Oral Health TikTok Trends appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Playing defense with teeth

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sable A Muntean, DMD, MHSA. On a recent Friday afternoon, this 18-year-old female presented as a new patient to my office. She had fallen off her scooter the day prior, fracturing both #8 and 9, as seen in Figure 1 below. FIGURE 1. My chief concern was the blushing of the pulp, as seen in Figure 2 below, but I immediately contacted the endodontist I refer to, to confirm what our best game plan would be for her.

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Tips to Eliminate Staff Drama in Your Dental Office

Oral Health Group

As a dental practice owner, your primary focus will always be to provide patients the best dental service possible. Whether you’re a general dentist or specializing in emergency dental services, you want your patients to have a great experience under … The post Tips to Eliminate Staff Drama in Your Dental Office appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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10 Ways to Ensure Successful and Ethical Dental Insurance Billing

Oral Health Group

Dental insurance billing is one of the most critical operations at a dental office. No matter how efficiently you’re producing and delivering quality patient care, your practice won’t grow unless an ethical dental billing process is in place. Despite your … The post 10 Ways to Ensure Successful and Ethical Dental Insurance Billing appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Hydroxyapatite Vs. Fluoride: How Do They Compare?

Ask The Dentist

Dentists have recommended fluoride toothpaste for stronger cavity-resistant teeth for decades. It is still considered the “gold standard” in dental schools, despite its safety concerns. But there’s a new ingredient in town proven to be just as effective as fluoride and completely non-toxic. It’s called hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite toothpaste has replaced fluoride toothpaste as what I recommend to all of my patients.

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What’s in a Dental Marketing Session?

Identity Dental

When you are ready to grow your practice and reach more of your ideal patients, a short session with a seasoned dental marketer can make a significant difference in your success. While we can’t speak for other companies, we can tell you what to expect from a complimentary initial meeting with the Identity Dental Marketing […]. The post What’s in a Dental Marketing Session?

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I Don’t Want to Play Employee Roulette: What Do I Do?

Dental Peers

In my last blog , I touched upon the idea that proper onboarding of a new team member was vital to avoid playing the current, far too popular game of employee roulette. Many of my colleagues agree that most dental offices have historically struggled with onboarding and training. Rather than develop a training program, many offices simply hired the candidate with the most “experience.”.

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How to Avoid Google Title Rewrites and Make the Most of SEO Traffic Tools

Clicc Media

Over a decade ago, Google began modifying page titles in its search results, but the practice has recently become more commonly applied. Google’s title rewrites gained social media attention on August 17, 2021, when Barry Schwartz reported Google displaying header tags instead of titles in the SERP. His report showed examples of Tweets and speculated […].

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Dispelling Myths About Dental Therapy

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Dental therapy legislation keeps moving across the country with 13 states and several Tribal nations implementing this member of the oral health workforce. Dental therapists are working in Tribal clinics in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. 1,2 New dental therapy educational programs are also being developed in addition to the original programs in Alaska and Minnesota.

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Managing Aerosols in the Dental Office is Not a New Idea!

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Currently, the mitigation of aerosols and minimizing of aerosol-generating procedures within the dental office are a priority. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance for Dental Settings (updated Dec 4, 2020) focus on administrative controls and work practices such as four-handed dentistry, high evacuation suction, and dental dams to minimize droplet splatter and aerosols. (1) But while CDC Guidelines continue to evolve during the

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Taking time for the little things

ASDA Blog

If you have been on TikTok recently, you have probably come across a video featuring the following quote: “You have to start romanticizing your life. You have to start believing that your morning commute is cute and fun — that every cup of coffee is the best that you’ve ever had. That even the smallest and most mundane things are exciting and new. You have to because that’s when you start living.

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Dental Assistant Requirements for New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma

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. With over fifty designations of dental assistants nationwide, no two designations are alike, nor are the requirements for becoming a dental assistant. Allowable duties, education, and continuing education requirements as well as state-specific credentials are all over the spectrum.

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SEO for Dentists – 6 Tips for Local Dental SEO

My Social Practice

Great SEO for dentists typically focuses on localized dental marketing efforts. The word ‘local’ simply means that the SEO tactics being used are focused on the geographical area of where the practice is located. So, don’t get confused when a marketing expert says ‘You need to focus on SEO.’

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6 Simple Exercises to Help Keep Dentists’ Hands Steady

Oral Health Group

The road to becoming a dentist is not an easy one. Aside from mastering the science and art of caring for patients’ dental and oral health, dental students must make sure they possess and further develop the manual dexterity required … The post 6 Simple Exercises to Help Keep Dentists’ Hands Steady appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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What Are The Dangers of Fluoride Ingestion?

Ask The Dentist

Today we dive into a question that has been a sensitive topic for a long time. We are talking about the dangers of fluoride and providing some advice for the best practices for parents wondering about steps to take to prevent their children from ingesting the chemical. This subject has been discussed for decades now, since the introduction of fluoride into the water supply, and its use in dental care generally, but there is more available research now than ever before, and the findings are more

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Identity Dental Marketing Provides Free Marketing Resources

Identity Dental

TAMPA, Fla., December 23, 2021/PRNewswire/ — Identity Dental Marketing’s CEO Grace Rizza provides free marketing resources through her Facebook Group, Podcast and individual strategy sessions. The Facebook group, Dentistry’s Growing With Grace, has a network of over 5,000 dental professionals. Grace provides weekly video content and prompts containing valuable dental marketing and business […].

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Featured: Building a Practice That Sparks Joy

YapiApp

Check out Dr. Gina Dorfman’s latest article on Dental Economics! No one ever said dentistry would be easy … In Dental Economics latest article , Dr. Gina Dorfman sheds some light and advice on a common but often overlooked topic, job burnout. If you need a recharge for your dental practice, this article is for you! Read the whole article by clicking on the button below!

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How Much Do Dental Intraoral Sensors Cost?

Planet DDS

Intraoral digital sensor prices can run the gamut. As of the writing of this blog, sensors can start at approximately $2,000 for a Jazz Solo sensor and can cost upwards of $6,000 for a Planmeca sensor and over $11,000 for a Gendex sensor. But that’s not the only cost in owning a dental sensor. Let’s look at all the upfront and recurring costs of owning a sensor.

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8 Ways To Get More New Patients

Patient News

More new patients. When they call us, that’s what almost every dentist says. As one of the leading dental marketing agencies in the industry, getting more new business for our clients and helping their dental practices (and group organizations) grow is our number-one task. Here are 8 ways to get more new business. Promote your differentiating features to your community.

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Overcoming Challenges By Building Relationships

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Junetta Everett, RDH. While enrolled in Wichita State University’s (WSU) dental hygiene program in the 1970s, Junetta Everett, RDH, realized how little people understood about dental hygienists and what they do. This was where her other interest of teaching came in as she and her classmates set out to educate the public about their profession. Everett, who graduated in 1979 to become the first Black dental hygienist in Kansas, continued to expand on those dual interests.

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4 Tips for Building A Successful Hygiene Team

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Today’s dental hygienists account for, on average, 30% of a practice’s revenue. They’re armed with the skills and competencies that can ultimately enhance a practice’s reputation when it comes to prevention and treatment. The combination of treatment skills and ongoing development in the field makes these team members an integral part of any practice.

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Treating pediatric patients in underserved areas: Q&A with Dr. Jessica Meeske

ASDA Blog

“I always knew I would have a career [where I] worked with kids with high needs. My mom was a school nurse, so I grew up in a home where I saw her helping underserved kids.”. These are the words of Dr. Jessica Meeske, senior partner at Pediatric Dental Specialists of Greater Nebraska. Dr. Meeske leads a group practice with four locations in diverse cities throughout Nebraska, serving pediatric patients who are on Medicaid.

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5 Reasons to Become a Dental Hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Sara Brooks RDH, BS. Here are 5 reasons to become a Dental Hygienist: Pay: You get paid well per hour. Hours: The hours are usually 8 to 5. No nights or Holidays: Most dental offices close on major Holidays. Only need Associates degree: Meaning only 2 years of school. So easy: Sit on your butt all day. JUST KIDDING! I hate to burst your bubble, but those are all the wrong reasons to become a Dental Hygienist.

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Dentist SEO | Top 6 Tips For Local Dental SEO

My Social Practice

Great SEO for dentists should begin with optimization of your Google My Business account. If you’ve not heard of Google My Business then this is going to be an extremely helpful article. We’ll discuss exactly what your GMB account is and why it’s so important for local dentist SEO. I spoke with a dentist the other day, and she asked, “I don’t understand the difference between SEO and Local SEO.” That’s was a good question.

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How Podcasting Can Boost Your Dental Marketing

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post How Podcasting Can Boost Your Dental Marketing appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Craze Lines and Fractures

Ask The Dentist

Welcome to the first episode of Ask the Dentist, hosted by Dr. Mark Burhenne. The premise of this show is the same as that of askthedentist.com : to help patients inform themselves so that they can play an active role in the maintenance of their oral health. This podcast will also introduce you to the concept of functional dentistry, which is a root cause and integrative approach to treating dental symptoms, and aims to bridge the gap between physicians and dentists.

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Identity Dental Marketing Embraces Unconventional Hiring and Employment Strategy for Exceptional Client Experience

Identity Dental

NEWS PROVIDED BY Identity Dental Marketing Dec 17, 2021 TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Identity Dental Marketing has hired experienced dental clinicians and office managers bringing unprecedented dental knowledge to their written content and client experience. In addition to adding an experienced COO to the team, owner and founder Grace Rizza, has also […].

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How to Attract New Patients with Online Scheduling

YapiApp

Find out how Online Scheduling will help you build a stronger foundation for dental marketing. You already know that online scheduling software can help your dental office save time, streamline the scheduling process for your patients, and reduce no-shows. But here’s a surprise: online scheduling can also help you attract new patients to your dental practice.

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How to Retain Patients for Your Solo or Small Dental Practice

Planet DDS

Patients choose to stay with a dental practice for different reasons. As a solo or small practice, you want to stand out for the right reasons so you can retain happy and loyal patients. Let’s unpack the reasons why patients stay with a dental practice and why they might choose to leave.

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Website Redesign Reflects Dental Practice’s Clinical Excellence

We Speak Dental

Website Redesign Reflects Dental Practice’s Clinical Excellence. How changing a website can change your entire practice. A spotlight on our amazing clients: Dr. Harjeet Brar. Brar Family Dentistry is a full-service family dental practice that has provided superior, comprehensive dental care to the greater Nashua community since the late 1960s. In 2013, Dr.

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CDC Says Omicron Variant Appears Mild Compared to Delta

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 40 Americans—75% of whom are fully vaccinated against COVID-19— have been diagnosed with the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. While this doesn’t seem like anything to celebrate, the good news is that most of these cases resulted in only mild symptoms. The most frequently reported symptoms among those with the Omicron variant include cough, mild congestion, and malaise.

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7 Ways to Increase Dental Office Productivity

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. As the new year gets underway, many practice owners may be wondering how they can improve the overall efficiency and productivity of their office. Finding new ways to increase dental office productivity can improve the agility of your staff, boost the patient experience and help you bring in new patients.

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Exploring the different ways to pursue research after dental school

ASDA Blog

Residency isn’t the only way we can shape our future careers. Post-dental school plans aren’t limited to AEGD programs, GPRs and specialties; there’s also the potential to work on developing research skills. These skills become necessary if you are interested in becoming a principal investigator of a laboratory, but they are also incredibly valuable to develop for any kind of academic or dental school-based career.

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How to become a dental hygienist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Megen Elliott, MS-OCL, RDH, CDA. Becoming a dental hygienist is a rewarding, challenging, and exciting adventure. If you’re considering a career in dental hygiene, keep reading my guide on how to become a dental hygienist or forward it to a friend who is considering a career change! 5 Tips on How to Become a Dental Hygienist. Here are some tips, you didn’t know you needed, on becoming a dental hygienist.

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Dental Local Search Marketing Services: 101

My Social Practice

Dental local search marketing services are more important than ever to dental practices looking to grow their business. If your dental practice doesn’t show up when a potential patient is using search to find a “dentist near me” or “dental practice in [City Name]” you could be missing out on new patients. With 97% of people using the Internet and local search to find information about local businesses, your practice cannot afford to not show up in the top results.

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4 Most Common Types of Cybersecurity Threats

Oral Health Group

There’s every indication that the pandemic is changing the nature of cybersecurity. Online threats are evolving to match our new remote-work paradigm, with 91% of businesses reporting an increase in cyberattacks during the coronavirus outbreak. Hackers are getting more and … The post 4 Most Common Types of Cybersecurity Threats appeared first on Oral Health Group.