May, 2022

Dental Patient Communication: Learning to meet your patients where they are

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. One of the biggest challenges I face while beginning my career in dentistry is patient communication. I have spent the last 4 years learning a whole new language of technical jargon to be able to communicate with my colleagues and read research articles.

U.S. adults don't know conditions linked to oral health

Dr. Bicuspid

Though most adults in the U.S. consider oral health to be important to overall health, too many don't know which conditions are linked to poor oral health, according to a report published May 5 by Delta Dental Plans Association.

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Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

Dental Peers

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry.

What is a Good Social Engagement Rate in 2022?

Oral Health Group

Interested in contributing to Oral Health Group’s blog? Email marley@newcom.ca for more information! The post What is a Good Social Engagement Rate in 2022? appeared first on Oral Health Group. Blogs Marketing strategies Social media blog marketing Practice Management Social Media

SmartMouth Continues to Innovate Oral Care with Launch of Mouth Sore Activated Mouthwash

Dental News and Technology

New offering is the only mouth sore rinse that can soothe oral irritation and prevent bad breath for 24 hours with just two rinses a day ST.

Using Online Scheduling in Your Dental Practice Marketing [Guest Contributor]

Med Rank Interactive

In a word, it’s all about convenience. . Patients want to schedule their own medical and dental appointments. But don’t just take our word for it. .

What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Dental School

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. Before “Day in the Life” Instagram posts, there wasn’t a lot of information about what being in Dental School was like. I had spent many hours shadowing dentists for my application, but none of them ever talked about their four years of school.

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Know Your Numbers

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Time for a little talk about some very important numbers. Can we please talk about your blood pressure? Do you know your numbers? May is National High Blood Pressure Education month so today’s post couldn’t be timed better.

Seven Signs Your Dental Website is Outdated (and Five Redesign Pitfalls to Avoid)

Oral Health Group

The chances are that your first step in marketing your practice was creating a fantastic website. It was beautiful, modern, optimized, and functioned perfectly. Now ask yourself, how many years ago was that?

Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities

Dental News and Technology

[link] News – 9 May 2022 A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. We have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.

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Obstructive sleep apnea: What we know and how to treat it

ASDA Blog

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a global prevalence of 9-38%, with cases in the United States estimated at around 54 million. Surprisingly, about 80% of OSA cases remain undiagnosed.

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Dental mentorship & why it’s important

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Savanah Craig. If you attend enough ASDA events, you’ll hear about the importance of finding a mentor to help support you on your journey towards a career in dentistry. However, there isn’t much explanation about how to find a mentor or why it’s so important. How to Find a Dentist Mentor.

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More patients presenting with orofacial pain

Dr. Bicuspid

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for new orofacial pain complaints and related symptoms, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Is Dental Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Broomfield Dentists / MountainAire

Dental care is an important part of overall health, and it’s especially important during pregnancy. Many women are concerned about the safety of dental care during pregnancy, but as long as you take a few precautions, dental care can be safe and beneficial for both you and your baby.

Education Needs to be a Team Effort!

Oral Health Group

It is an interesting contradiction to talk to dental students about the importance of learning about the business side of dentistry.

New Delta Dental report finds many are unaware of connection between poor oral health and serious medical conditions (but 9 in 10 want to learn more)

Dental News and Technology

OAK BROOK, Ill. , May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delta Dental released the 2022 State of America's Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S.

ZIRCONIA DENTAL CROWNS: Advantages and Disadvantages

Dentistry Blog

Clinicians who wish to provide patients with aesthetic dental restorations often choose zirconia crowns. These crowns are selected over conventional PFMs (Porcelain Fused-to-Metal) or full gold crowns due to their superior strength, durability, and excellent aesthetics.

How much should you pay for malpractice insurance? $4,000? $5,000?

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Dr. Luke Shapiro. I just got off the phone with my insurance sales rep and they informed me that it would now cost me almost $11,000 to have malpractice insurance in New York City! What?! I thought I misunderstood. Is it even legal to increase malpractice by this much? Turns out it is.

How 3D-printed resins stack up against traditional ones

Dr. Bicuspid

Occlusal splints made with 3D-printed resins appear to show similar biocompatibility to resins created using conventional methods, according to a new study published May 14 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Southern Calif. surgeons give patients jaw in a day.

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The NIOSH Addresses Worker Safety in the Dental Setting

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Citing risks posed by aerosol exposure in the dental setting, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is studying ways to improve the safety of oral health professionals.

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Intrabony periodontal defects measurement

The Dental Elf

This review of the accuracy of clinical and radiographic measurements of infrabony periodontal defects inclded 10 studies reporting on 17 comparisons.

Today's Dental Network Trains Doctors to Provide Latest Technology in Digital Dentistry

Dental News and Technology

TAMPA, Fla. , May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Dental Network, LLC ("TDN"), a premier multi-specialty dental practice network and support organization to dental providers in Florida, recently offered certified training on the latest 3-Shape scanner, TRIOS4, to all doctors and their staff.

How Do You Get Google Dental Reviews?

YapiApp

Want Better Online Visibility? Get Google Dental Reviews. Getting positive dental reviews can improve your online visibility—a critical achievement in an increasingly competitive dental environment. ……… Having good online visibility is a powerful tool for your dental practice.

How to build your brand and reputation as a new dentist

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Jennifer Murphy. Everyone wants to be liked and we all want to be thought of in a positive light, especially when it comes to us as dentists and our dental practices. How does a dental school graduate entering into a whole new world develop that?

Ultrasound gel: A slick way to keep surgery hair-free

Dr. Bicuspid

Applying ultrasound gel to a patient's hair prior to craniofacial or maxillofacial surgery can contain tresses and prevent hair from invading a surgical site, according to a short communication published on May 15 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Huge Donation Makes Dental School in Underserved Appalachia Possible

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Pikeville University located in Pikeville, Kentucky, is set to open a much-needed dental school after receiving a record-breaking anonymous donation of $25 million.

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Antibiotics to prevent bacterial endocarditis following dental procedures

The Dental Elf

This Cochrane review update of antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures in people at risk or at high risk of bacterial endocarditis included one case-controlled study.

X-Guide Dynamic Navigation Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance To Aid in Minimally Invasive Endodontic Procedures

Dental News and Technology

Endodontists and patients will benefit from the advantages of more precise endodontic access LANSDALE, Pa. April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Nav Technologies, LLC, a leading creator of image-guided and robot-assisted surgical products, announced that is has received clearance from the U.S.

Pediatric dentistry: The importance of the summertime dental checkup

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 5 Minute, 29 Second. Summer is fast approaching, making now a great time to remind patients of the importance of scheduling a dental checkup for their children.

What every dentist should know about joining a DSO or OSO

Dentistry Gone Digital

By: Kevin Henry. Once out of dental school, graduates begin looking at various choices regarding how to approach the job market. Do they want to begin their career by working at a small, medium, or large dental practice?

Possible COVID-19 exposures at CDA Presents

Dr. Bicuspid

Attendees at the 2022 California Dental Association's (CDA) CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry meeting, which was held May 12-14 in Anaheim, CA, may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to a notice dated May 17 from the CDA.

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Kellogg Fights Back Against England’s Regulations on High-Sugar Products

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Regulations to curtail the promotion of food products containing high levels of sugar, fat, or salt went into effect in England this past April.

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Pulpotomy in primary teeth- success of medicaments and techniques

The Dental Elf

This overview comparing the success rates of various pulpotomy medicaments or techniques, and assessing the methodological quality of reviews included 8 systematic reviews.

Oral appliances reduce masticatory muscle activity-sleep bruxism metrics independently of changes in heart rate variability

Dental News and Technology

Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives Sleep bruxism (SB) is associated with physiological activities including sympathetic autonomic system dominance and sleep micro-arousal. While oral appliances (OA) are used to prevent SB harmful effects, the influence of OAs physiological mechanisms during sleep is unknown.

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[Interview] TikTok Orthodontic Marketing – Over 600k Followers

My Social Practice

TikTok Orthodontic Account Gone Viral – Advanced Orthodontics in Laredo, TX. So, you’re a dentist or orthodontist and you’ve heard about TikTok dental marketing , but you have no idea where to start. Well, you’re in luck.

5 in-office communication tips for happier patients

Off the Cusp

Off the Cusp - Patterson Dental blog. Read Time: 6 Minute, 27 Second.

NY hygienists can give nitrous oxide, local anesthesia

Dr. Bicuspid

Dental hygienists in New York now can administer local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide to patients while assisting dentists with all dental procedures, thanks to a bill that was recently signed into law.