Wed.Aug 04, 2021

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.


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.


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Dental Practice Made Simple: New patient scheduling

Dr. Bicuspid

A practice should see a new patient within seven to 10 days of that first phone call, says Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. That's because new patients have a 200% to 300% higher financial value than current active patients in their first 12 months.


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.

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.

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.