August, 2021

3 ways to avoid the biggest crisis in dentistry

Dentistry Gone Digital

All across the country, dental practices are facing a hiring crisis. Teams are being stretched thin because of openings within the staff directory, and it’s putting pressure on everyone in the practice. They feel the strain … and so does dentistry as a whole.


Parotid abscesses cause rare facial palsy in 2 women

Dr. Bicuspid

Parotid gland abscesses caused unusual facial nerve palsy in two patients, according to a case report published July 30 in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. Only 15 other cases of parotid abscess-induced facial palsy have been reported, the authors noted.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Care to Lead

Oral Health Group

Daring leadership is ultimately about serving other people, not ourselves. That’s why we choose courage. Brené Brown Many of you are likely familiar with the work of Brené Brown.

Is it Time to Write an eBook?

Identity Dental

You are on your way to becoming a key opinion leader, have a groundbreaking take on business management, or are teaching others how to run a great practice. Is it time to write an ebook? Here are tips from the experts on how to create one that sells. Choose a topic.

Intraoral scanners: An American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators Panel survey

Dental News and Technology

J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Aug;152(8):669-670.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.018. adaj.2021.05.018. Abstract Background: Dentists may choose to integrate intraoral scanners (IOSs) into their practices, but there are many different IOS technologies and system generations to choose from, posing a challenge for dentists who want to invest in them.

New Dental Software Pricing for YAPI


As the adage goes, you have to have a strong core. Introducing our two new plans, Core and Growth. Why Change? In recent years, our add-on features have become increasingly popular, like automated review requests.

When and How to Refer Out to Your Specialist and Provider Network

Planet DDS

Patient trust has portability. Sounds like a strange idea but it makes sense in the context of when a general dental practice should refer out. Patients trust your expertise. That’s true even when that trust is transferred to your network of trusted specialists.

More Trending

ADA Implores All Oral Health Professionals to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While stopping short of recommending a COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the American Dental Association (ADA) is strongly encouraging all oral health professionals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases. ADA President Daniel J.


National Fresh Breath Day and the history of halitosis


6 is National Fresh Breath Day. Dentists all over would rejoice if this holiday was celebrated every day and not just once a year. Breath smells are something we are all too familiar with, and its remedies are routine parts of our oral hygiene instructions to patients.

Classification of Approximal Caries in Bitewing Radiographs Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Dental News and Technology

Sensors 2021 , 21 (15), 5192; [link] (registering DOI) Received: 11 June 2021 / Revised: 21 July 2021 / Accepted: 22 July 2021 / Published: 31 July 2021 (This article belongs to the Special Issue Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in Dental Medicine ) Download PDF Citation Export Abstract Dental caries is an extremely common problem in dentistry that affects a significant part of the population.

How You Can Reduce the Impact of an Oral Injury on Your Student Athlete

North Suburban Endodontics

August is the traditional "kickoff" month for football season with student athletes representing the vast majority of players. And, while a new season promises to be exciting for both players and fans, there are risks for potential injury to jaws, teeth and gums.


What Are Virtual Consultations And Why Should You Offer Them On Your Website?

My Social Practice

What Are Virtual Consultations And Why Should You Offer Them On Your Website? Welcome to the 21st Century, where consumers invest in fast, convenient, and affordable services. Virtual consultations are an alternative to full consultations and exams in the office.

Long-term value promotes treatment acceptance

Dr. Bicuspid

"Why is dentistry so expensive?" "How How am I going to pay for this?" In his column, Dr. James Anderson offers his advice to help the whole dental team navigate these questions and sell the value of long-term dental health.

5 Web Based Dental Software Platforms That Can Help Your Practice

The Big Brush

A lot of dental practices choose to use cloud-based dental software, so they can get what works for them and use their time more efficiently. There are a number of products available, and choosing the right one for your practice may take some trial and error. Dental Practice Business Tips

6 Things Every Office Manager Needs to Do Right Now to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Share. Tweet. Share. Oftentimes, our work takes precedence over everything else in our lives. Our desire to succeed professionally can push us to set aside our own well-being.

First Annual “Canals on Canal” Endodontics CE Event Scheduled for New Orleans

Dental News and Technology

Unique e vent o rganized “ by e ndodontists for e ndodontists ” focus es on emerging topics and trends Houston , TX/7. 27.2021. Dental CE Providers will hold its inaugural continuing education event for endodontic professionals November 18 - 21, 2021 in New Orleans. The event – “Canals on Canal” – w ill feature 10 speakers and offer up to 15 CE credits in a city that is internationally renowned for its food, music and culture.

Delta Variant of COVID-19 Is as Contagious as Chicken Pox

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

An internal report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is just as transmissible as the chicken pox, and is highly likely to cause serious health effects.


Porcelain vs Composite Veneers: Which Veneer Type Is Right For You?

Brookside Dental

While veneers are popular, a variety of types are appearing. You can choose from an array of materials, brands, etc. But is one better than the rest? We can answer that! In this blog, we’ll discuss the differences and similarities between the 2 main types of veneers: composite and porcelain.

Top 10 DSOs: Pandemic didn't curb corporate growth

Dr. Bicuspid

The top 10 largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. have grown considerably since we last updated our list in October 2019. Unlike private dental practices, the corporations do not appear to have been shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Pick the Right Dentist

90210 Dentist

2 Minute Read: . Many people dread visits to the dentist so much that they avoid getting professional dental care altogether. Unfortunately, this can put their dental and overall health in danger.

Dental Performance Reviews: 6 Criteria to Gauge Your Employees' Growth

The Big Brush

As a dental practice owner, one of the areas you'll focus on is the growth of your employees. Dental Practice Business Tips


Salivary-based COVID-19 Antibody Test Gets FDA Approval

Central Ohio Periodontics

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for its first antibody test that doesn’t use blood samples but rather uses mouth swabs. This saliva-based COVID-19 antibody test, called CovAb, has been developed by Diabetomics. This rapid diagnostic test can be used for both adults and children and delivers the result within 15 minutes. The test detects IgA, IgG, and IgM antibodies.

Focusing on the Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines May Sway Vaccine Doubters

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology indicates focusing on the vaccine’s efficacy may convince adults who are unsure about receiving the COVID-19 vaccines.


Clinical Case: Selective-etch Adhesive Bonding of a Glass Ceramic Onlay


The post Clinical Case: Selective-etch Adhesive Bonding of a Glass Ceramic Onlay appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Clinical Cases North America (ONLY


4 ways to increase practice production -- fast!

Dr. Bicuspid

One of the most important business practices is to do the most productive things first. In this column, Dr. Roger P. Levin lays out four specific actions that a practice can take to increase production rapidly. Read more on Related Reading: Why I created Dental Practice Made Simple.


Taking a Week Off


I'm taking this week off from posting for some rest & relaxation. I'll be back next week


How Does The Epstein-Barr Virus Affect Your Gums?

Ask The Dentist

In today’s episode, Dr. B answers a listener’s question about whether the Epstein-Barr virus is responsible for her bleeding gums. EBV is a systemic infection with an oral manifestation meaning it acts as a great springboard to talk about the oral-systemic connection as well.

Second Opinion: Dentistry is essential -- only when it wants to be

Dr. Bicuspid

With personal protective equipment and vaccines on the line, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted dentistry to tout the importance of oral health. But why hasn't the profession always been this vocal? Dr. Caroline Zeller asks the hard questions in this riveting opinion piece.

Do's and don'ts for patient treatment

Dr. Bicuspid

Your treatment of patients is very important, and I don't just mean administering dental care. To increase patient loyalty, regular visits, and referrals, treat patients in ways that show how much you value them, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin.

Poll Shows Just Over Half of Americans Don’t Want to See Unvaccinated Healthcare Providers

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Data from a poll conducted by Medscape show that 54% of Americans are “not at all comfortable” visiting an unvaccinated healthcare provider, while 37% said they would feel fine seeking care from an unvaccinated professional.


Clinical Case: Post Reinforced Core Build-up


The post Clinical Case: Post Reinforced Core Build-up appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Clinical Cases EMEA (ONLY) Homepage Featured - EMEA Success Simplified