May, 2024

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Resolving Long-Standing Problems in a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Case

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION From early childhood to later stages of life, many dental patients experience a variety of treatments, ranging from basic fillings for cavities, to more complex procedures like crowns and bridges. Throughout their lives, they may also require specialized care from endodontists, orthodontists, or periodontists to maintain their oral health as they age.

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Is Accountability Missing in YOUR Leadership Model?

Oral Health Group

Perhaps I am a bit of a contrarian, but when it comes to leadership today, I feel like I go against the grain – just The post Is Accountability Missing in YOUR Leadership Model? appeared first on Oral Health Group.

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Boosting New Patient Conversion: Practical Tips for Dental Practices

Identity Dental

As a dental practice owner or manager, one of your primary goals is likely to convert new patient inquiries into actual appointments. While this process can sometimes feel like a challenge, implementing a few key strategies can significantly increase your conversion rates. Here are five actionable tips to help you maximize conversions and grow your […] The post Boosting New Patient Conversion: Practical Tips for Dental Practices appeared first on Dental Marketing.

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ChatGPT: May Help Inform Patients in Dental Implantology

Dental News and Technology

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2024 May 10;0(0):1-16. doi: 10.11607/jomi.10777. Online ahead of print. Abstract Introduction: Patients may have high expectations regarding dental implants based on the source of their information, which can lead to challenges in clinical communication. This study aims to evaluate the quality of responses provided by Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT, OpenAI, USA), an artificial intelligence program, to patient questions in the field of dental impl

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The Power of a Simple Smile

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Say “Cheese”! May is National Smile Month. Let’s celebrate smiles and learn more them. The simple act of smiling is so powerful. It has the potential to change your entire outlook on life. Join me and learn more about something we take for granted- “The Smile” Fun Happy Smile A Smile History Lesson Did you know that in the “olden days” people did not smile in portraits or old photos because at that time, smiles were equated with madness, insanity, drun

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Predictable Veneers: The Art of Shrink Wrap Provisionals

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Topic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Of all the methods commonly used for veneer provisionalization, my favorite has to be the shrink wrap technique. I love it and use it all the time because in my opinion, it is the easiest and most predictable method. The term ‘shrink wrap’ comes from allowing polymerization shrinkage of the material to lock bisacryl onto the preparation.

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Heading Toward Servant Leadership: A Transformation in Overcoming Toxic Leadership

Dentistry Today

I heard Dr. Bruce Baird use the term “boss-hole” while lecturing at the Productive Dentist Academy workshop a few years ago. I immediately understood its meaning, though his gentle and cultured Texan drawl toned it down significantly: “I would have used a different term”… I thought to myself. I understood “boss-hole” because for most of my career I’d been a boss-hole.

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Dental Peers - Untitled Article

Dental Peers

The Rise of Teledentistry as a Sustainable Solution In recent years, the environmental impact of various industries has come under scrutiny , and dentistry has been no exception to this trend. Overall, the need to remain sanitary for each patient stands as the primary contributor to this environmental burden, followed by common practices such as patients traveling to dental offices, the extensive use of lighting within these facilities, and substantial resource consumption of materials by denti

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DMG Single Shade Composite Ecosite One Evaluated by THE DENTAL ADVISOR

Dental News and Technology

Composite demonstrates superior color stability, shade matching, hardness, glossiness Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – May 14, 2024. Ecosite One, the new, state-of-the-art single shade composite from DMG, was the subject of a recent evaluation by THE DENTAL ADVISOR that was reported in a “Translating the Science” article. The innovative Ecosite One is the newest member of the complete family of Ecosite restorative composite materials that recently launched this January.

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Survey Results Reveal Trends in Oral Healthcare

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Delta Dental’s 2024 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report underscores a growing understanding of oral health’s significance in overall well-being. With 91% of adults valuing dental visits as crucial as annual physicals, awareness of oral health’s impact on conditions like respiratory illnesses and diabetes is rising, especially among younger generations.

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Building a Successful Dental Team: Insights from Dr. William Chen

Dentistry Gone Digital

Today, Dr. William Chen, a seasoned dentist and entrepreneur, shares his insights and experiences in scaling his dental practice and building a successful dental team. Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. William Chen Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH Let’s explore the challenges of building a successful dental practice and the mistakes that can occur along the way.

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Intraoral Indications of Dermal Filler Adverse Events

Dentistry Today

INTRODUCTION: WHAT EVERY DENTIST SHOULD KNOW Even if you don’t place dermal fillers, every dentist should be aware of filler complications that can manifest in the oral cavity. In fact, when a patient presents with unexplained intraoral tissue slough or necrosis with a recent history of dermal filler treatment, vascular compromise should be included as a differential diagnosis.

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How Mountain Aire Dentistry Can Help You Get Better Sleep

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, leading to a decrease in the quality of life, diminished energy levels, and potential long-term health consequences. For those suffering from this condition, finding effective treatment can be life-changing. This is where Mountain Aire Dentistry steps in, offering innovative solutions for sleep apnea sufferers aiming for a restful night’s sleep.

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5 Excellent Oral Surgeon Reputation Management Strategies

My Social Practice

The Key to Oral Surgeon Reputation Management Savvy dental professionals know that the oral surgery marketing landscape is changing. Patients are just as likely to call an oral surgeon after performing a Google search as they are to contact a practice following a referral. As a specialist, the tricky part of attracting new patients is making your practice stand out to people who aren’t aware of the intricacies of your area of expertise.

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Untangling the truth: User engagement with misinformation in toothache-related Facebook posts

Dental News and Technology

Community Dent Health. 2024 Apr 9. doi: 10.1922/CDH_00190Menezes06. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objective: Social media is a platform for sharing views on aspects of life, including oral health. This study aimed to characterize Facebook posts related to toothache information. Methods: Two independent investigators retrieved 500 English-language posts with the highest level of interaction using CrowdTangleTM and analyzed their facticity, motivation, author's profile, content, sentiment, and t

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Immediate vs Delayed Implant Placement

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

If the tooth in question demonstrates a Class II furcation involvement characterized by such periodontal destruction as to render it non-maintainable, or if a Class III furcation involvement is present, the tooth is extracted and regenerative therapy performed before it is replaced with an implant, abutment and crown. The question then becomes whether to place the implant at the time of tooth removal and perform regenerative therapy in the residual extraction socket defect, or rebuild alveolar b

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Financial Mistakes Dentists Should Avoid: Insights from Dr. William Chen

Dentistry Gone Digital

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas Guest: Dr. William Chen Edited By: Candy Velez CRDH Today, we continue our conversation with Dr. William Chen, exploring the realm of digital dentistry and discussing a significant financial mistake he made in his career. Dr. Chen shares valuable insights and advice for dentists, shedding light on avoiding financial pitfalls.

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Cybersecurity in Dentistry: Safeguarding Patient Information in the Digital Age

Dentistry Today

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, dental practices increasingly incorporate digital technology. From electronic health records (EHRs) to digital imaging and cloud-based appointment scheduling, the digitization of dentistry has brought about unprecedented efficiency and patient care improvements. However, this shift also introduces a critical challenge: the need for robust cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive patient data.

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Root Canal Awareness Week: When Do You Need One?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Root Canal Awareness Week is an essential time to shed light on this procedure. Despite its critical importance to oral health, it often gets overshadowed by myths and misconceptions. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge and clarity, especially when it comes to procedures like root canals that can significantly impact your well-being.

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How to Get Real-Time Patient Feedback for Your Medical or Dental Practice

Rosemont Review

As our experiences continue to be published and proliferated online, patient feedback has never been more critical in establishing a strong reputation for your services and your business. Reputation management for doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals in particular can be highly influential in swinging consumer choices to your favor (or detriment).

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Orthodontists’ use of remote monitoring platforms pre-, amid, and post-COVID-19: a survey study

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 24 , Article number: 480 ( 2024 ) Cite this article Abstract Background Did the COVID-19 pandemic affect orthodontists’ use of remote monitoring platforms? The goal of this research was to examine orthodontists’ experiences implementing remote monitoring platforms before, during, and after the initial COVID-19 lockdown. Methods In this descriptive cross-sectional survey study, an electronic, anonymous questionnaire consisting of a series of 31 short-answer and multiple-cho

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Study Shows Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Poor Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study published in BMC Oral Health underscores the correlation between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and poor dental health among young people, shedding light on the importance of integrating this knowledge into dental health services. The research highlights how experiences like bullying and abuse are associated with inadequate oral hygiene potentially leading to dental issues such dental caries.

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Cracking the Case: Understanding Broken Provisionals

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Lee Ann Brady DMD Topic originally appeared on Pankey.org: Dr. Brady allowed permission for igniteDDS to share with our readers Provisionals play a pivotal role, not just in helping the patient adjust through to their final restorations, but they are helpful to us also – to fix our mistakes while we still can. Even though it can seem hard to face, when we find that something is wrong in the design of provisionals delivered to the patient, it’s always better to look at the positive side of t

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eClinicalWorks Announces Integration of Sunoh.ai for Dental Clinics Nationwide

Dentistry Today

eClinicalWorks, the largest ambulatory cloud EHR and first AI-driven EHR, introduced Sunoh.ai for dental clinics—a revolutionary AI-powered technology that transforms dental workflows for faster, more efficient, and hands-free clinical documentation and patient care. The EHR-agnostic AI technology integrates seamlessly with eClinicalWorks to assist dentists and hygienists nationwide.

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Does breastfeeding increase Early Childhood Caries?

The Dental Elf

Early childhood caries (ECC) is a common oral health problem, particularly in disadvantaged and developing populations. Its causes are multifaceted, including feeding practices like breastfeeding. The link between breastfeeding and ECC is unclear. Key findings No significant association was found between breastfeeding and the development of early childhood caries (ECC).

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Stop It With The New Patients…Do This First!

Coaches Corner

Every dental practice wants more new patients, or at least they think they do! But unless you have a few other things in order, you’re wasting your time! Find out what they are on this episode of The Dental Practice Fixers Podcast for Dentists, featuring mystery shopper calls. * On Friday June 14th we’ll be presenting a full day session of our latest and greatest course: * “How To Provide A Memorable Patient ExperienceIn YOUR Practice!

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UptimeHealth Announces Acquisition of Dental Whale, Including its Subsidiaries Dental Fix, Florida Dental Repair, and Front Office Rocks

Dental News and Technology

BOSTON, MA – May 1, 2024 – UptimeHealth , a leader in healthcare technology solutions based in Boston, Massachusetts, is proud to announce the successful acquisition of Dental Whale , the leading dental practice solutions and learning provider in North America , including its subsidiaries, Dental Fix, Florida Dental Repair and Front Office Rocks. These expansions enhance UptimeHealth's offerings and signal the launch of UptimeServices , a new subsidiary focused on expanded service solutions with

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Overcoming Challenges in Class II Furcation Involvement

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

When presented with a Class II furcation, the team must assess a number of treatment options. Odontoplasty cannot be employed to eliminate the “roof” of the periodontally involved furcation, as the resultant tooth contours would be characterized by a deep notch that would retain plaque. If the tooth has a favorable prognosis with treatment, a combination of odontoplasty to reduce the horizontal component of the furcation, followed by regenerative surgery or root resection, can be completed. 1 I

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Mentor and practice coach!

Dentistry Gone Digital

Dr. Rice has been my personal mentor and coach since I was in dental school. He was instrumental in me purchasing my current practice. Once I owned the practice, he has been a wealth of knowledge in creating systems to help my practice run at peak efficiency. I highly recommend him as a mentor and practice coach. The post Mentor and practice coach! appeared first on igniteDDS.

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Ten @ 10 — Guru Nanda

Dentistry Today

Discover GuruNanda, a trailblazer in oral care that combines Ayurvedic traditions with modern science for globally impactful hygiene solutions. Under the guidance of Dr. Fresh, GuruNanda merges traditional ingredients and essential oils with clinically proven vitamins, enhancing oral health effectively. Originating in Los Angeles, California, GuruNanda ensures top-notch quality from manufacturing to your home.

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3 Ways CarePay+ Can Help Patients Get the Care They Need

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog Read Time: 3 Minute, 20 Second The cost of dental care and loss of dental insurance are having a considerable impact on patients’ decisions about their oral care. This poses a significant financial barrier for patients to receive the care they need at the time they need it. According to a study by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health in 2022, 43% of American adults claim they avoid dental care because of the cost.

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Google’s SGE: The Future Is Upon Us With the New Search Generative Experience

Rosemont Review

The advent of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) has brought the world yet another revolutionary technological innovation. For many businesses, marketing professionals, and consumers, there are two questions that have been top-of-mind over the last year or so: “Will AI affect the way you conduct searches on the Internet? If so, how?” We recently got some of the clearest answers to those questions yet.

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Invisalign Lite: a cross-sectional investigation of orthodontist treatment-planning practices

Dental News and Technology

Angle Orthod. 2024 May 1;94(3):280-285. doi: 10.2319/102223-712.1. Abstract Objectives: To survey treatment-planning practices of orthodontists related to the Invisalign Lite clear aligner appliance (Align Technology, San Jose, Calif). Materials and methods: Patients satisfying inclusion and exclusion criteria and treated with Invisalign Lite were selected from a database containing more than 17,000 patients.

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M&A Top Tips for Practice Owners

Planet DDS

This is the first in a three-part series about the mergers and acquisitions landscape in dentistry. The article was written by Planet DDS staff and originally published on DrBicuspid.com. For many dentists, it’s a scary statistic: 75% – 80% of dental practices will be affiliated with a dental support group within 10 years. That’s the prediction from Brian Colao, the Director of the Dykema DSO Industry Group, and the nation’s foremost expert on mergers and acquisitions in the dental space

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I wish I’d done this a long time ago!

Dentistry Gone Digital

You will get unprecedented amounts of individual attention from Doctor Rice and Dawn. My consults have instantly improved and so have my numbers! You should definitely do the 90-day Jumpstart program! Dr. Luke Shapiro Dentist The post I wish I’d done this a long time ago! appeared first on igniteDDS.

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Dentistry.One Named A 2024 NJBIZ Health Care Hero

Dentistry Today

Dentistry.One , a virtual-first dental care solution introduced by MouthWatch, LLC , was recently named a 2024 Health Care Hero by leading New Jersey business publication, NJBIZ. The annual award recognizes excellence, promotes innovation, and honors the efforts of the individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey.

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Crazy Advice Dentists Give and Get!

Coaches Corner

Have you ever been given practice advice from another dentist that makes absolutely no sense? Me too! On this week’s episode of The Dental Practice Fixers podcast, I’ll share some of my favorites! You can share yours too. And then on our mystery shopper calls we have some great stuff, including one of the shortest calls in history. Enjoy!

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