May, 2021

How Artificial Intelligence is Propelling Forward-Thinking Dentists Out of the Pandemic Slump

Oral Health Group

More than a year into the global spread of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to affect businesses across the globe.

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Do's and don'ts for case presentation

Dr. Bicuspid

When it comes to case presentation, it's not about you. It's not even about your practice. Your case presentation should always be first and foremost about the patient, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read more on DrBicuspid.com Related Reading: Do's and don'ts for practice spending.

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How to avoid some of the biggest dental real estate mistakes

Dentistry Gone Digital

It’s all about location, location, location for your dental practice, right? Well, yes. But there’s a lot more that goes into having a successful lease or purchase than just where the property is located. With that in mind, Ken Jorgenson of CARR.us

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Leaving the Land of Fluoride

Queen of Dental Hygiene

From the very start of dental hygiene school, I learned how “good fluoride was for teeth”, how “important a tool it was to use to help our patients have strong healthy teeth” and that is was the answer to all dental problem. Decay? Add more fluoride. New decay?

How to Avoid Fluoride

Ask The Dentist

Oral health is about so much more than cavities. It is linked to our overall health, and there are ties between a lack of oral health and chronic health struggles later in life. Fluoride is a controversial topic, and in today’s episode, Dr. B talks about this prevalent neurotoxin.

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COVID-19 and Periodontitis: A Reality to Live with

Dental News and Technology

J Contemp Dent Pract. 2020 Dec 1;21(12):1398-1403. Abstract Background: Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is a r ecent pandemic that is advancing at a r apid r ate. The future course of the disease includes severe r espiratory infection and also leads to death if unattended.

How Increased Remote Life is Changing Aspects of Oral Health

Oral Health Group

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of ordinary life, from work to education to entertainment. Among the most significant effects, however, may be on the practice of healthcare, including dentistry.

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How to give a painless AMSA dental nerve block

Dentistry Gone Digital

David Rice, the founder of IgniteDDS, is here today to give some advice that will help every dental practice form a better relationship with its patients. Giving a painless AMSA nerve block is paramount in any esthetic case. It’s also a major efficiency win in treating multiple anterior teeth.

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New E-Course coming! How to calculate dental practice overhead.

Bookkeeping For Dentists

If you're one of the many dentists I've talked to over the years who have no idea what your financial reports are telling you, don't feel bad about it. You're not meant to be an accountant. You are a dentist and being a dentist is how you make serious money.

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Are Your Dental Blogs Optimized?

Identity Dental

When your website is in place — custom-made, branded, and easy to navigate — it is time to jumpstart your search engine optimization (SEO) with content creation. Blogging is a free or low-cost way to garner more website traffic, which translates into more foot traffic for your practice.

Evaluating the effect of Clinpro Tooth Crème on remineralization of pre-carious White Spot Lesions in anterior primary teeth: Randomized controlled clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Pediatric Dental Journal Available online 24 April 2021 Abstract Background New direction in dentistry has been developed to increase the minimal-invasive approach, especially in younger children.

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Attracting New Patients to Your Dental Practice

Oral Health Group

Whether you just launched a new dental practice or are looking to grow your existing practice, you will need to spend time on attracting new patients to survive.

Rescheduling patients could prevent medical emergencies

Dr. Bicuspid

Dentists should never hesitate to reschedule patients who may not be well enough for treatment, according to a May 14 session at the California Dental Association's 2021 CDA Presents virtual meeting. In fact, rescheduling could help prevent medical emergencies.

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Zirconia: What your dental lab isn’t telling you

Dentistry Gone Digital

You know what I love about my dental lab? They speak the truth, the whole truth, and everything around the truth. Thank you, Bonadent ! I was reminded of that just last week as I spoke at Ivoclar Vivadent ’s Innovation Tour stop in Houston, Texas, on “Biomaterials: The state of the union.”.

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Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

Dental Peers

Congratulations! This is incredible news. Your passion and pride in what you do in the healthcare field is truly being rewarded. Perhaps you were an excellent hygienist…a phenomenal dental assistant…a top-notch admin team member providing your clinicians with first rate support.

Holistic Dental Maintenance

Queen of Dental Hygiene

This week I had an awesome opportunity! I shared my biologically holistic dental care world with Bridgit Danner , a functional diagnostic health practitioner on her weekly live expert show.

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Human dental pulp stem cell responses to different dental pulp capping materials

Dental News and Technology

BMC Oral Health volume 21 , Article number: 209 ( 2021 ) Abstract Background Direct pulp capping is a vital pulp therapy for a pin-point dental pulp exposure. Applying a pulp capping material leads to the formation of a dentin bridge and protects pulp vitality.

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Practical Tips For Paying Off Your Dental School Debt

Oral Health Group

When you do a search online for the highest paid jobs in the healthcare industry, you’ll see that dentists almost always make it to the top five, even the top three. Even lower-tier dental jobs pay nicely.

Do's and don'ts for building trust

Dr. Bicuspid

Successful practices are built on trust. However, for most people, building trust doesn't come naturally. Practice leaders and staff must continually follow a set of rules or principles to gain the trust needed for success, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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5 Sleep Apnea Questions

Ask The Dentist

Finding the right advice and navigating the system when it comes to treating sleep apnea can be frustrating. So, today, Dr. B is addressing five relevant questions related to sleep apnea.

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Study Suggests Saliva Is Not the Culprit in Transmitting SARS-CoV-2 Via Dental Aerosols

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Researchers from The Ohio State University (OSU) School of Dentistry took a close look at the origin of bacteria and viruses in dental aerosols in their article, “Sources of SARS-CoV-2 and Other Microorganisms in Dental Aerosols.”

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Oral Health in a Covid World

Queen of Dental Hygiene

Webinar Registration – Zoom. Hello My Friends, Please join me today as I speak with Bridgit Danner, Functional Health Coach and Detox Expert. We will talk about all things oral health. Tools, tips and techniques that will help you stay healthy in this crazy Covid world.

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Dental biofilm of symptomatic COVID-19 patients harbors SARS-CoV-2

Dental News and Technology

J Clin Periodontol. 2021 Apr 25. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13471. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aims: SARS-CoV-2 RNA has been recovered from different sites in the human body, including the mouth.

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Congratulations! You’re the New Office Manager! Now What?

Oral Health Group

Congratulations! This is incredible news. Your passion and pride in what you do in the healthcare field is truly being rewarded.

Shark teeth make researchers question tooth evolution

Dr. Bicuspid

Researchers studying the history of shark teeth found that the dentition of prehistoric shark ancestors differs greatly from that of modern-day sharks -- upsetting the hypothesis that teeth have a universal development method.

Using Biophilia to Manage Patient Anxiety

ASDA Blog

Whether it be for a routine cleaning or a surgical extraction, many patients face fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist. According to a December 2013 Australian Dental Journal study , it has been estimated that one in seven people exhibit a high level of dental fear.

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It’s May. Month 5. It’s gonna be June soon.

Patient News

Are you on the 2021 growth wave? It’s May. It’ll be June soon. The year and the opportunity to sail past previous revenues will be half over.

Keeping Your Patients Comfortable

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Proficiency in local anesthetic injections can be learned in part through education and literature, but experience is equally important. Daniil Dubov / iStock / Getty Images Plus. False. Correct! Wrong!

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Making It Perfect! Adjusting and Cutting Through Zirconia Crowns

Dental News and Technology

Come join me for this webinar and earn 1 CE. Click here to sign up Making It Perfect! Adjusting and Cutting Through Zirconia Crown Adjusting and cutting into Zirconia crowns should be a simple process but little mistakes can give catastrophic results.

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This Kind Of Dental SEO Works! Why Google Maps SEO Is A Must For Every Dental Practice

My Social Practice

We have heard from dental professionals that they are wary about working with a marketing agency on SEO. Because so many have been burned by a bad experience.

Best practices bring positive results

Dr. Bicuspid

Have you ever wondered why a particular day in the office was better than any other day that week? It's not just a fluke. Dr. James Anderson breaks down the steps to help you have more "best practice" days in your office.

5 minutes a day: Meditating and journaling to help navigate the dental school application cycle

ASDA Blog

Between balancing coursework, preparing dental school applications and maintaining a social life, it’s inevitable to not feel overwhelmed or stressed. The pandemic has exacerbated challenges with our physical health, while also amplifying many academic, mental and social challenges.

Think Direct Mail Is Old Fashioned? Think Again.

Patient News

Doesn’t it bug you that consumers PERCEIVE that all dentists offer the same thing? It’s totally just a perception, we all know it, and it’s one of the most bothersome things dentists and dental teams deal with.

Among Older Adults, a Longer Interval Between Pfizer Doses May Increase Antibody Response

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

New research from the United Kingdom finds that when older adults waited 12 weeks before receiving their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the resultant level of antibodies produced was 3.5 times higher than among those who received their second shot at the recommended 21-day mark.

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Postsurgical oral symptoms after insertion of one or two implants for mandibular overdentures: short-term results of a randomized clinical trial

Dental News and Technology

Why XVWeb Series | Part 1: Top 5 Benefits of XVWeb

Planet DDS

Welcome to our series on “Why XVWeb”! Find out why our clients chose XVWeb instead of server-based imaging software or even other cloud software companies. If you’re in the market for dental imaging software, you’ve come to the right place. Why Are These Benefits Important for Your Practice? .

6 strategies to up your leadership game

Dr. Bicuspid

Douglas MacArthur, one of the most distinguished U.S. military leaders, was not a dentist and never led a dental practice. But when consultants who coach dental professionals on how to make practices thrive think about leadership, many think of a quote attributed to MacArthur.

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