2021

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.

Plant-heavy diets may be linked to lower risk of periodontitis

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients who follow diets rich in plant-based foods but restrict refined grains and added sugars may be less likely to experience periodontitis, according to a study published recently in Nutrients. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: COVID-19 testing kits can measure oral microbiome.

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It may be time to urge patients to use powered toothbrushes

Dr. Bicuspid

Do you want patients to clean their teeth better? Then it may be time to recommend switching from a manual toothbrush to a powered toothbrush, according to a review article published on December 7 in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. .

What Does a Dental CPA Cost?

Bookkeeping For Dentists

You must already know that a Dental CPA costs more than an ordinary CPA or tax preparer. The real question is, how much more does a dental CPA cost, and is it worth it? The average annual fees of a Dental CPA: Monthly transaction download + reconciliations $7,200 - $9,600.

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.

Care to Lead

Dental Peers

Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown. She has become a renowned coach and thought leader on the topic of, well, leadership. Her books, such as Dare to Lead, have taught us that leadership is not merely about who delivers the best “rah rah…rally the troops” speech.

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Low-Cost Dental Marketing Strategies for New Practices

Delivering Wow

How much money are you spending on marketing for your practice? You don’t have to spend as much as you might think to grow your practice. You can connect with your community and it doesn’t have to be a hefty cost. The goal is to have your patients rave about what you’re known for.

HPI: Staffing affecting dentistry's full COVID-19 recovery

Dr. Bicuspid

Patient volume is ticking up closer to pre-COVID-19 levels; however, staffing is one of the major factors keeping dentistry from making a full recovery, according to new poll results released in November by the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI).

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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.

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.

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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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6 Simple Exercises to Help Keep Dentists’ Hands Steady

Oral Health Group

The road to becoming a dentist is not an easy one.

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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.

Dental Practice Automation: 4 Ways to Improve Practice Efficiency

Carestack

Cloud-based practice management software lead the technology wave in dentistry and bring with it the benefits of automation. Dental practices can achieve new levels of self-reliance and productivity with automation and provide great value for their patients.

5 Ways to Optimize Your Dental Chart of Accounts for Dental Overhead Benchmarks

Bookkeeping For Dentists

Optimize your Dental Chart of Accounts, so you can easily compare your dental practice overhead to dental industry benchmarks by following these 5 simple tips below: Keep the accounts simplified. Add Gross Pay expense accounts by department. Separate Associate expenses. Separate Owner's expenses.

5 Simple Ways You Know It’s Time To Update Your Website

Clicc Media

Don’t Miss Out on Conversions Because of an Out-of-Date Site It’s understandable for some business owners to stick to a basic, outdated website because it still provides relevant information and attracts conversions.

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You NEED to be the Ideal Employer

Dental Peers

“ Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to!” – Sir Richard Branson. At a time of incredible labour shortages for so many dental positions, the ability to attract and keep top level talent is proving to be as challenging as it is critical.

Training Dental Teams How to Schedule Patients

Delivering Wow

As practices open back up from pandemic shutdowns, scheduling patients is becoming more of a challenge. We have to consider that we want to practice social distancing inside of our practices. We have production targets and financial obligations. And, of course, we need to safely care for patients.

Mouthguards may improve athletes' physical performance

Dr. Bicuspid

Wearing mouthguards may do more than protect athletes' teeth. Athletes who wear mandible-controlled mouthguards may experience enhanced physical performance, according to a new study published November 5 in the journal Injury.

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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.

Why Do Some of Us Get More Plaque than Others?

Ask The Dentist

If you have ever been in a situation where your partner or a friend, who is not as careful with their oral health as you are, comes back with a clean report while you’re struggling with cavities, you know how frustrating this can be. So, why do some people get more plaque than others?

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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

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. Blogs Marketing strategies Practice management blog marketing Podcasting Practice Management

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.

Eliminating No-Shows and Cancellations at Dental Office

Carestack

Reducing patient no-shows and cancellations begins by accepting that it’s impossible to guarantee that your patients will always keep their appointments.

Here’s to a Healthier, Happy 2021

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene… yawn. Clean your teeth. Floss, floss. Nag, nag… Eye roll… But what if, my friends, it was the link to a healthy body and your first line of defense in the fight to address the viral infections and heal during this time of crisis?

Does Google Rank Popular WordPress Themes Lower

Clicc Media

A WordPress theme can have a significant impact on website functionality including its SEO rankings. Google has released a short video hosted by John Mueller, Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, explaining how a website theme will affect SEO.

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The More Things Change, The More They Should NOT Remain the Same!

Dental Peers

Welcome to 2021! I hope that you and your loved ones have managed to remain healthy and safe throughout the Holiday Season! Every year at this time, we have likely just finished reflecting on the year that was and are still thinking about the year ahead. .

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.

Sealant keeps kids caries-free longer, saves money

Dr. Bicuspid

Treating the molars of young children with sealant enables them to stay caries-free longer, while potentially saving the U.S. health system an estimated $149 million per year, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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., 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.

Why Isn’t Tongue-Tie Release Surgery For Adults Talked About More?

Ask The Dentist

There is an apparent dearth of literature and conversation on the topic of tongue-tie surgery for adults and today’s listener question asks why that is.