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9 questions and 2 solutions for sensitive, sore gums

Dr. Bicuspid

A new patient visited a well-trained biological dentist who struggled to identify the cause of her sensitive, inflamed, and sore gums. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares the nine questions and two solutions that helped the dentist identify -- and treat -- the patient's problem.

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Let’s Get Real: 5-Plus Ways to Inject Authenticity Into Your Practice and Attract Loyal Patients

Oral Health Group

“Authenticity,” as defined by Merriam-Webster, is about being “true to one’s personality, spirit, and character.” The daily onslaught of information has naturally led to consumers craving authenticity now more than ever before.

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Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study

Dental News and Technology

Tualzik T, Chopra R, Gupta SJ, Sharma N, Khare M, Gulati L. Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2021;25:422-6 Objective: Photobiomodulation (PBM) using diode laser is regarded an effective modality for the repair of tissues and control of pain. Ozone, owing to its biocompatibility, healing, and antimicrobial properties, is used in dentistry as well.

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5 Types of Emails Dentists Can Use to Help Keep Their Patients Happy

The Big Brush

Email marketing may be a very effective way to drive engagement for your dental practice and keep your patients happy.

Want to appear more popular? Whiten your teeth

Dr. Bicuspid

In a recent study on tooth color, participants ranked models with white teeth as more popular, friendly, intelligent, and confident. Participants also deemed models with whitened teeth to be younger and better educated.

National Institutes of Health Initiates Major Study on Long-Haul COVID-19

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A certain segment of those who recover from COVID-19 experience lingering symptoms such as breathing difficulty, fatigue, post-exertional malaise, brain fog, and headache.

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Celebrating 20 Years in Endodontics

Phoenix Endodontist

This month, the entire country paused to reflect on the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shook us all in September 2001. What also occurred in September 2001 was Dr Jacqueline Allen opening her own endodontic specialty practice in Phoenix, AZ.

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Do you know how to care for your patients with MS?

Dr. Bicuspid

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at greater risk of developing periodontal disease and caries due to difficulties they may have performing oral care and accessing a dentist, according to a clinical paper published in the British Dental Journal.

FDA Says No to COVID-19 Booster Shots for All

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

On September 17, the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccine Advisory Committee voted against recommending a third shot, or booster, for vaccinated individuals older than 16. The vote applies to both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Thanks to the Arkansas State Dental Association

Denticle

On Friday September 17th, I had the good fortune of spending the day in front of members of the Arkansas State Dental Association in Little Rock, AR.

Zac Efron's Smile Transformation Could Happen to You

North Suburban Endodontics

Actor Zac Efron has one of the top smiles in a business known for beautiful smiles. Bursting on the scene in 2006 at age 18 in High School Musical , Efron has steadily increased his range of acting roles.

Do's and don'ts for organization

Dr. Bicuspid

If you're not organized (you're forgetting daily tasks, always running behind, etc.), your office will always be in chaos. Well-organized practices are more efficient, less stressed, and highly productive, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.

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COVID-19 Is Deadliest Pandemic in United States History

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

While the Spanish flu of 1918 has held the record as the deadliest disease event in the nation’s history with 675,000 deaths, it is clear that COVID-19, with 674,000 deaths and rising, will soon bypass this number. The global death rate due to SARS-CoV-2 infection is more than 4.7 million.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Post & Core Procedures

3M

The post The Dos and Don’ts of Post & Core Procedures appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Homepage Featured - NA North America (ONLY) Productivity & Profitability Tips & Tricks Crown & Bridge Post & Core Success Simplified

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After a Devastating Injury, Prompt Action Saved Singer Carly Pearce's Smile

Coshocton Dental

Performing for an awards show is a quite a feather in an entertainer's cap. So, up-and-coming country music star Carly Pearce was obviously excited when she gained a slot on last November's Country Music Awards.

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Invisalign Partners with Ultradent for Whitening in Clear Aligners

Denticle

As a long time fan and sometime consultant for Ultradent, I have always been a user of their Opalescence whitening system. I've also seen Ultradent from the inside and I can gladly say that the company and their culture is incredible and one of the only such companies I am aware. The founder, Dr. Dan Fisher, has created a corporate culture based on "do the right thing". We could use a lot more of that in this world. The following info was announced last week by Ultradent and Align.

NIDCR Awards Grant to Study Salivary Gland Cancer

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

According to the American Cancer Society, salivary cancer represents less than 1% of United States cancer cases, yet it affects more than 100,000 Americans annually. With early detection, patients with this type of cancer have more than a 60% survival rate.

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Clinical Case: Hidden Caries on Upper First Pre-molar

3M

The post Clinical Case: Hidden Caries on Upper First Pre-molar appeared first on 3M Dental Blog. Clinical Cases EMEA (ONLY) Homepage Featured - EMEA

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TikTok Users Promote Questionable DIY Oral Health Treatments

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Popular app TikTok has become a favorite vehicle for trendsetters, whose short, homemade videos on pretty much anything—including challenges, pop culture, and life hacks—are downloaded by billions across the globe.

Advocate for Expanding Children’s Access to Oral Health

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH. Growing up in Arizona, Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, had originally set his sights on becoming a dentist after working in a dental office. Instead, he found himself drawn to the preventive nature of dental hygiene.