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  • Stress distributions in human teeth modeled with a natural graded material distribution

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    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • -Smiles Across Loudoun- Free Dentistry Event

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    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Rios Dentistry is hosting a free dentistry event in Ashburn. All are welcome who are in need to dental work.
  • San Diego Dental Implants Dentist, Dr. James Khazian, is Now Offering Teeth in a Day

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    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Dr. James Khazian, dental implants dentist, now offers Teeth in a Day.
  • Baby Bad Breath

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    Viktor Borisov
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:18 am
            Adults are not the only ones who may experience bad breath, as babies may also do, though this case is relatively uncommon. One of the factors that trigger baby bad breath is the way the baby breathes. Babies would most often breathe through their mouths when they have a cold, and this causes their mouth to become dry. This, in turn, makes the mouth more susceptible to bacteria. Babies also experience “morning breath,” which can be prevented by rinsing their mouth before they go to sleep. A known basic cause of bad breath is the ejection of milk. This can happen after…
  • Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King's College...
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  • Oral health in young women having a low calcium and vitamin D nutritional status

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Conclusion The results of this cross-sectional report evidenced an association between high cariogenic risk and great severity of oral disease in the studied group of young women and low CaI. Clinical relevance Although caries progression is a complex process involving multiple factors, an adequate nutritional status of Ca and vitamin D could be an additional factor that may help preserve a good oral health. (Source: Clinical Oral Investigations)MedWorm Sponsor Message: MedWorm Search is coming back soon. Watch this space...
  • Hospital admissions for pneumonia more likely with concomitant dental infections

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Conclusions Dental infections may worsen the clinical symptoms in ED patients with pneumonia increasing their likelihood for hospital admission. Dental caries may be a marker for poor oral hygiene and increased dental plaque rather than serve directly as a source of respiratory pathogens. Clinical relevance The findings suggest that an increased focus on preventive oral health may reduce the need for admission following an ED visit for patients diagnosed with pneumonia. (Source: Clinical Oral Investigations)
  • Effects of feeding a soft diet and subsequent rehabilitation on the development of the masticatory function

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    In conclusion, masticatory function can only be fully developed through a learning process such as exposure to chewing various kinds of foods with different food textures. (Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation)
  • Exclusive: Delco firm preparing to launch oral cancer screening test kit

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    A Broomall, Pa., personalized medicine company is getting ready to launch its first product: a test kit for use in a dental office that can detect early-stage oral cancer from a small amount of saliva. "We have no doubt this will save lives," said Stephen M. Swanick, the chairman, CEO and founder of PeriRx. The company's other initial investors are Dr. Neil Gottehrer, a practicing dentist; and Dr. Jack Martin, a cardiologist who is the company's chief medical officer. PeriRx plans to introduce… (Source: Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
  • Ultrashort pulsed laser (USPL) application in dentistry: basic investigations of ablation rates and thresholds on oral hard tissue and restorative materials

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Abstract Modern ultrashort pulse lasers with scanning systems provide a huge set of parameters affecting the suitability for dental applications. The present study investigates thresholds and ablation rates of oral hard tissues and restorative materials with a view towards a clinical application system. The functional system consists of a 10 W Nd:YVO4 laser emitting pulses with a duration of 8 ps at 1,064 nm. Measurements were performed on dentin, enamel, ceramic, composite, and mammoth ivory at a repetition rate of 500 kHz. By employing a scanning system, square-shaped cavities with an…
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  • Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls by a periodontist. The surprise findings provide further evidence that modern habits like smoking can be damaging to oral health.
  • Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Vulnerable patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection, like ventilator-associated pneumonia, during their stay, research shows.
  • Treatment for osteoporosis, bone cancer, employed for the first time in dental filling procedures

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Researchers have demonstrated how the use of zoledronic acid, in combination with bioactive ion-releasing resin-based restorative materials used as dental adhesive, reduces the degradation of dentin collagen and promotes remineralisation at the resin-dentine interface.
  • Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    It may seem like an all-natural way to whiten teeth, but a study shows that a strawberry and baking soda mixture does little beyond cleaning those choppers. The main reason: Strawberries lack the chemicals known to cause deeper, longer lasting teeth whitening, researchers say.
  • Dental anxiety leads cause for moderate sedation

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Dental anxiety can be so extreme for some patients that a simple cotton swab on the gums makes them flinch. And others, fearful of pain, simply avoid seeing the dentist, according to a new study by dental researchers on when and how to use sedatives during dental procedures.
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  • Anti-fluoridation campaign 'risk to young', leading dentist claims

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Authorities are taking a big risk with children's health if they introduce fluoride-free water, one of the country's most senior dentists has claimed. With councils in Dublin and Cork backing calls for its removal from public supplies, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland said all the scientific evidence shows fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay.
  • Microsoft Band monitors your fitness levels and sleep quality for $199

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Bucket list cancer patient who planned to end her life this Saturday changes her mind because she 'still has enough joy' to carry on Family of five who died at home in case that baffled cops may have been POISONED: Investigators found cups filled with red liquid by their bodies in locked bedroom The WHITE TEETH diet: Dentist reveals how to EAT your way to whiter gnashers - and the good news is it even includes cheese! Quarantine nurse defiantly steps outside her Maine home in violation of 21-day isolation and in front of police guards - to tell the public: 'I won't give you Ebola' China is at…
  • Local medical officials call Proposition 46 'bad medicine'

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Local retired dentist Steve Schonfeld reads a statement in front of the Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center on Wednesday asking voters to vote against Proposition 46 in the November election. A host of physicians, clinicians and nurse practitioners gathered in front of the Eureka Community Health & Wellness Center on Wednesday to voice their opposition to the statewide Proposition 46, saying it was created to put more money in attorneys' pockets and will drive medical providers out of the state.
  • 'Appalling tooth decay' in city to be tackled

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    "APPALLING" tooth decay problems among youngsters in Southampton could be tackled by a series of new initiatives which could be rolled out in the city. Civic chiefs say they are looking at a number of ways to tackle poor dental health among city youngsters, after plans to fluoridate much of the city's water were dropped.
  • Dentist lists worst type of candies for kids

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    But which candies are the worst for your child's teeth? "You want to avoid things that are sticky because obviously it's going to stick to your teeth and create more cavities quicker," says Royal Palm Beach dentist, Dr. Bruce Elkind. He adds that hard candies are just as bad for your teeth, because you can bite into them and crack a tooth.
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  • Stand-up dentistry

    Trish Walraven
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    One thing I’ve learned over the years is that being a dental hygienist is easy compared to comedy. Every time I imagine that I’ve got the spotlight, that it’s just me and a microphone, and I’m telling dumb jokes about cleaning teeth, I get this intense knot in my stomach that makes me realize it’s really not my calling. Ask me to write something funny; well, I have days to think about it, time to play with the words, rewrite them when they’re not working right. But delivery? Only to your screen, kid. Punchlines, storytelling, pacing, all that in real time?
  • How does Ebola change dental infection control?

    Trish Walraven
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    At first I wasn’t worried. I was probably like you, thinking this was halfway around the world, and that it was their problem. And then… it wasn’t just their problem. It became mine, too. Now, I’m no infectious disease expert. I’m simply a dental hygienist who lives in the Dallas area, the center of the recent Ebola panic. And we should be terrified of what Ebola does to its victims. It’s scary, it’s creepy, and it’s lethal, in a super-speedy, no-time-to-say-goodbye-to-your-loved-ones zombie apocalypse way that you have probably freaked yourself…
  • *dentist not included (with clear aligners)

    Trish Walraven
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    If you’re not an orthodontist, but you straighten teeth in your dental practice, I’ve got a fistfight just waiting for you. Where? Thankfully someone else went through the trouble of making this cute little scroll-ey infographic, so I’ll just post it here and save myself the trouble, and the punches. SmileCareClub Wants to Disrupt Dentists A full set of dental aligners, just like the Invisalign® ones, for a third of the cost or less, can you simply order them online? With no visit to a dental office? Heck, why not? I mean, all you have to do is worm two pieces of putty…
  • Is Arestin® a red flag?

    Trish Walraven
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Not long ago, all dental practices were owned by the dentist who took care of you. Sure, they might not have given you any anesthetic before they smashed silver crunchy metal into your cavities, and they may have slapped you around and given you Post Traumatic Stress Disorder any time you thought about opening your mouth wide for anyone, but at least you knew that the dentist shoving their knuckles into your nostrils was the one dictating how things were done around there. Since then, dentistry has gone all Wal-Mart on the public. There are thousands of dental offices that are part of large…
  • I wanna be sedated

    DentalBuzz Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:26 pm
      By Amanda Kaestner Oh yeah, that’s all we need. Back in 2006, a research psychiatrist at the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, H. Stefan Bracha, M.D., suggested upsetting dental experiences could install PTSD in patients, which might then last their entire lives. Along with another couple of miscreants, Bracha advised that any caption including the word “phobia,” or “anxiety,” wasn’t humorless enough to describe the unfounded fear of our selfless, albeit remarkably remunerative, healing art. What, then, is it exactly that sends our patients…
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  • I Don't Always Amputate Roots, But When I Do...

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Root amputation is not a commonly performed procedure in my practice, but when it is, I like for it to look like this.  In this case, the tooth is non-mobile - despite the bone loss around the DB root.  While the distal margin is open, it is not carious and patient is not planning to replace the crown at this time.  Pt understands that this procedures extends the life of the tooth.  I explain that the short term prognosis is good. If the tooth does well, then replacement of the crown can be considered.PreOp and PostOp of DB Root AmputationDB root is floating - with no…
  • Why Most Research Findings Are False

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Dr. John P. A. Ioannidis is a Professor of Medicine, Health Research and Policy at Stanford University.  He holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention and is the director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He is a professor of Statistics and one of two directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).In an article published in 2005, titled "Why Most Research Findings Are False", Dr. Ioannidis explains the increasing concern that most current published research findings are false.  There…
  • Saving a Tooth with Intentional Replantation

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Previous posts have discussed the often overlooked surgical option of intentional replantation.  The following case is an example of 3.5 yr success of intentional replantation of a Md second molar.#31 Prior RCT with Chronic Apical Abscess - with recurring sinus tract.  Radiograph shows the overfill on all canals and large periapical/ furcal lesion.CBCT shows the extent of the bone loss.CBCT also shows the root anatomy and the buccal/lingual bone in tact.At this point, retreatment or surgery are the options to preserve the tooth. With a crown, not needing to be replaced,…
  • Internal Bleaching of VITAL Teeth

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:19 pm
    With the recent advances in regenerative endodontics, we have come to see the pulpal tissue in a new light.  This has encouraged us to treat healthy pulpal tissue in ways that would seem counter-intuitive.  For example, in the treatment of a decayed tooth, with immature roots - when the pulpal tissue is completely healthy, we may try an MTA pulpotomy on a permanent tooth, and give the tooth a chance to finish its development. We are finding new ways to perform apexogenesis procedures. The apexification procedure is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, I haven't…
  • Insurance Companies Respond to Delta Dental of AZ's Recent Changes

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:03 am
    The dental insurance world in AZ is a buzz with the recent changes regarding Delta Dental of AZ.  These changes will force providers into the PPO network, to become exclusive Delta providers or terminate their relationship with Delta Dental of AZ.There has been contact made with the AZ Attorney General's office regarding these concerns by other dental insurance providers.Here are a few of the recent letters we have seen regarding their response to Delta. While being an exclusive provider for Delta is not a new concept, it is obvious that other insurance companies see…
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  • New Blood Pressure Medication for Migraines

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A new study by the Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology shows that a blood pressure medication, candesartan, is as effective as propranolol which is prescribed to prevent migraine. Further, candesartan may work better for those migraine suffers who don’t find propranolol to be useful. The study by the norwegian researchers was a triple blind test which means that neither patients nor doctors nor those who analyzed the results knew whether the patients had been given the drug or a placebo. Seventy two patients took part in the study and all patients were affected…
  • Gum diease can lead to selective disarming of the immune system

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:28 pm
    A new study has shown that bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontitis causes dysbiosis in a two prong manipulation of the immune system. The researchers say that periodontal bacterium porphyromonas gingivalis acts on two molecular pathways to block immune cells’ killing ability while preserving the cells’ ability to cause inflammation. This protects these bacteria from being removed by the immune system and leads to bone loss and inflammation which is characteristic of periodontitis. The researchers say when inflammation occurs breakdown products are produced which…
  • Infection Control Lapse in Hawaii at VA Dental Clinic

    11 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The U.S. department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has said that 20 patients treated on May 23 and May 27 in Hawaii may have been exposed to viruses due to instruments that were not sterilized. The dental instruments used were believed to be clean, but the VA monitors said they were not sterilized. Only a single load of dental equipment, which was typically sent from one medical center with a dental clinic to a different medical center for sterilization was not performed. It is believed that the risk of contracting anything like HIV or hepatitis is low but patients at risk are recommend to be tested…
  • AAOMS Issues New Position Paper on Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

    3 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Earlier in 2014, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons issued a new position paper on Medication related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ) see The condition in the past has been called Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw but both antiresorptive and antiangiogenic therapies are associated with it so the name has been updated. MRONJ appears as non-healing exposed bone in the mouth and may affect patients undergoing intravenous cancer-related therapy or those treated with…
  • Considerations For the Cost of Wisdom Teeth

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    In a recent post, I discussed the cost of wisdom teeth management based on an article that appeared earlier this year in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (see Another article discussing wisdom teeth costs also appeared in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2012 (see In both articles the authors conclude the costs of non-operative management of asymptomatic, disease-free, wisdom teeth exceeds the cost of…
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    Fluoride News Tracker

  • Fluoridation Fails Australia

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Ninety percent of Australians are served fluoridated water. Yet: TOOTH decay in children is steadily on the rise, with half of all Australian six-year-olds suffering from tooth decay in their baby teeth.
  • Fluoridation Fails San Antonio, Texas

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    In fluoridated San Antonio: People in pain line up for free dental clinicA day before the free dental treatment event opened, a crowd was on hand at the Convention Center. Families, couples and lone patients stood in a line that snaked around the building, seeking relief from throbbing pain, headaches and gum disease.When the doors opened that early Sunday morning of Oct. 12, 938 dentists, hygienists, assistants, community workers and students were ready to tend to the crowd's needs.From 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., volunteers from 36 states and 10 countries cared for the patients at the 2014…
  • Fluoridation Fails West Virginia

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    West Virginia is 91% fluoridatedOral health continues to be a major health issue in West Virginia:By Age 8 - 38% of school-aged children have untreated dental decay, 66% have had at least one cavity. 184% of school age children have dental cavities by high school graduation. 237.5% of adults over 65 have lost all of their teeth. (Kaiser State Health Facts) 3
  • Fluoridation Fails Minnesota

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Dental Therapy: Evolving in Minnesota's Safety Net: Davis et al.[11] found that in a single year patients made more than 10 000 emergency department visits to 5 major hospital systems in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area. These patients incurred total charges of $5 million for dental issues such as toothaches and abscesses.Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota are fluoridated.
  • Fluoridation Fails New York Ctiy Higher Income Folks, too

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    New York City is 100% fluoridated. Yet, family troubles are  tied to Poorer Dental HealthFor the new study, Lorber and his colleagues analyzed 135 married or cohabiting heterosexual couples and their elementary school-aged children. They were mostly white, with an average annual income of $100,000On average, women had 3.5 additional dental cavities and men had 5.3 additional cavities for every above-average statistical increase in their partners’ noxious behavior toward them, the investigators found. Children had an average of 1.9 additional cavities for every above-average increase in…
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  • Dental Did You Know: Update to Survey of Canadian Dentists: Determinants in Choosing a Dentist

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Dentist rated personal referrals from patients (81%) and proximity (12%) as the top two determinants in patients choosing a dentist.Source: (direct quote) Levin L, Update to Survey of Canadian Dentists, CDA Essentials, Vol 1, Issue 5, pg 14-15.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
  • Dental Did You Know: The Percentage of Female Students in first year at the University of Toronto Dental School

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The number of female students in first year at the University of Toronto Dental School was 53.8% in 2012.Fantastic News! :)Source:  Embrett C, The Changing Face of Dentistry,  Ontario Dentist, Sept 2014, Vol 91, no 7,  pg 16-18.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
  • Dental Did You Know: How Often Do Teeth Have Root Fractures?

    3 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Root fracture injuries affect 0.5-0.7% of permanent teeth.Source (Direct Quote): Keceli T et al., Preserving Alveolar Bone Growth Following Cervical Root Fracture: A Case Report, CDA Essential Vol 1, Issue 3, 2014, Full Text Article Online: (Read Aug 3, 2014)Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
  • Dental Did You Know: Codeine for Pediatric Pain is now an Unsafe Practice

    13 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    As of June 6th 2013, Health Canada released an update recommending that codeine not be used in children less than 12 years of age. It appears that the use of NSAIDs (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) along with Morphine (in cases of severe pain) are the recommended routes to treat pain in pediatric cases.Source: Wong M, Prescribing Codeine for Pediatric Pain: An Unsafe Practice, Oral Health, June 2014, Vol 104, No 6, pg 62-66.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8,…
  • Dental Did You Know: The Best Time After a Root Canal to Restore a Tooth

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:25 am
    It is always better for the tooth to restore it immediately to prevent leakage of oral fluids into the root canal space. If this can not be done due to the length of the procedure or patient comfort, then a seal over the root canal area and a restoration as soon as possible is recommended.Source: Glassman G, Bioactive Endodontic Obturation: Combining the New with the Tried and True, Oral Health, May 2014, Vol 9, No 4, pg 18-28.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON,…
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  • 10 Tips for Good Dental Health

    Charles Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Good oral health is important for your overall well-being. You should make sure to visit the dentist regularly as this is important for healthy gums and teeth. Dentists can guide you with the proper brushing and cleaning techniques, apart from spotting early signs of dental problems and perform treatments to cure oral diseases with the help of advanced dental lab equipments, if they spot any. Here are ten simple tips to follow, which will ensure good oral health and hygiene - 1.    Change your toothbrush at the right time – Make sure to change your toothbrush every three to four months.
  • How does diabetes affect on your teeth and gums?

    Steve Mangan
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    There are many health problems which contribute majorly towards the severity of the other complicated problems that one might face in life. Diabetes is one such illness in which the blood sugar level is said to be unstable. It is a well known fact that this illness if left unattended can affect one’s cardiovascular health and also the nervous system. This itself makes the problem sound so complicated. But, there is much more to it. Diabetes or the improper level of sugar in the blood can also affect ones dental health. According to expert dentists who have been practicing in Little Rock,…
  • Top 10 Tips for Dental Care

    Aakash Shah
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    It is often said that the state of your teeth reflects the state of your health. In other words, your dental health is the reflection of your entire health. Hence, it is imperative to take very good care of your teeth. Many people assume that brushing teeth twice a day is enough for preserving good dental health. However, this is a completely wrong notion. Good dental care goes beyond mere brushing. In this article, we have shared some great tips for dental care. Brushing Simply brushing your teeth is not sufficient for good dental care, but doing it frequently and properly is utmost…
  • Dentist Ventura Expands His General Practice with Dental Implants

    Dr Rajnish Anand
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Dentist Ventura Dr. Meier and his team at Hillview Dental Care announced that he is expanding his current general practice to include dental implants. Implants provide the most secure and aesthetic solution currently available for patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth or who suffer from teeth that are severely damaged or malformed. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are permanently planted into the jaw. After the surgery, custom-crafted porcelain restorations are then affixed to the implants, allowing patients to regain the complete function, feel, and…
  • Mouthwash

    aravind krishnan
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    I have been asked a zillion times !! "Doctor ,What about Mouth wash ?? can i use it regularly ?"According to WIki pedia :*"Mouthwash, mouth rinse, oral rinse or mouth bath, is a liquid which is held in the mouth passively or swilled around the mouth by contraction of the perioral muscles and/or movement of the head, and may be gargled, where the head is tilted back and the liquid bubbled at the back of the mouth." -An Antiseptic in nature !*Important information regarding Mouth wash should be about its Ingredients !!Most of the Indian Brands Marker Chlorhexidine Gluconate !! 0.12 % C G is…
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    News and Reflections for Dental Practice owners, Dental Practitioners, and Dental Students

  • Associate Pay: Collections vs Production

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    This debate will exist forever. Associates want to be paid on production. Practices want to pay associates on collections. Associates say “Not my responsibility to collect money on production” or “I don’t manage the front office staff.” Practices say “can’t pay what we don’t collect” or “What if associate over-produces in order to make more money?”It’s simple to understand and agree with either side of the argument. I have this same conversation with prospective associates and practice owners daily.Collections pay is my preference in most cases involving FFS, PPO, and…
  • Marketable Clinical Skills - How Do you Compare?

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What CE should you take to make yourself a more marketable candidate in the dentist job market? Many factors play a role in a practice owner’s hiring decision. Matching treatment philosophies, goal alignment, communication skills, and personality compatibility all play a role. When an owner is comparing otherwise similar associate candidates, clinical skills will always be a major consideration. So how do you stack up? Our firm, ETS Dental, is in a unique position to answer that. With over 9,500 general dentist interviews logged into our…
  • Base Salary (AKA Minimum Guarantee) for Associate Dentists

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Over the past ten years, base salaries for General Dentists seeking associateships have become more commonplace in response to an increasingly competitive dental job market. Several factors have played into this change, including the ever-growing level of student debt and increased presence of Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) in the industry. From a practice owner’s perspective, the practice can use the guaranteed minimum to say “we have the patients and potential production available - can you produce?” As such, there is a perceived financial security with a base salary. Below are…
  • Is Your Training Program Attracting or Detracting Candidates?

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Every organization offers some degree of on-job training, at a minimum during the onboarding process, but the quality of a company's training program can have a direct impact on the level at which employees remain engaged and motivated. Simply put, your organization's training and development opportunities, or lack thereof, could mean the difference between employees that stay or leave. In this post-recession era where attracting and retaining candidates is critical, companies should be asking themselves, what separates their training programs from the competition?Click to enlarge.As the…
  • 6 Tips to Ace a Video Interview

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Video interviewing is quickly becoming a favorite medium for employers to connect with potential candidates. Knowing how to conduct or participate in a video interview and have everything go smoothly, however, takes some preparation. Here are a few tips to help you do your best:1. Make a Good Connection - Before you can make a good connection with an employer during an interview, you must first ensure that your internet connection is up to par. Conduct the interview somewhere where you will have a steady internet connection with decent speeds. Stuttering video, skipping audio, or worse, a…
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    Modern Practice

  • Saved by the Cloud… or not

    Larry Emmott
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    When you visit a medical or dental office in the future you won’t be handed a clip board and paper forms, all your personal and medical data will be stored on the cloud. The medical / dental office will merely request a download and all the data will be available instantly. No forms, no guessing about medications, no forgetting your last visit, no confusion about insurance. Isn’t that great all your highly personal medical data will be available to anyone with access through the cloud! That will be really great because we wouldn’t want out personal stuff available to any old hacker so…
  • Key Marketing Strategies to Successfully Differentiate Yourself from Everybody Else

    Livvie Matthews
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In online marketing, one of the most powerful elements is to determine something that will set you apart from the rest. You may be thinking, “But Livvie, I’m just like everybody else. I don’t really have anything that sets me apart.” First: Let me say to you that you have more right there at your fingertips than you realize. You are a very unique person. No one else has your skill set, your experiences, your way of viewing situations and solving problems in your niche. It doesn’t matter if there are hundreds of people doing what you do, they aren’t you! Don’t forget that.
  • Increase your bottom line: Analyze dental insurance reimbursements

    Angela Walters
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Analyzing dental insurance reimbursements may increase your bottom line: Three tactics to consider PPO insurance is often one of the largest problems in a dental practice. While operating costs are on the rise, dental insurance reimbursements have stayed stagnant. In order to keep your practice on a profitable track, you’ll need to analyze, from time to time, how much of your revenue is based on those reimbursements, and work with the insurance companies to raise them. As you likely know, working with dental insurance companies can be tricky. Getting through the red tape, especially when…
  • 6 Yelp survival skills that every dentist should know

    David Engel
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Dr. Johnson’s epic battle with the Yelp review filter PROLOGUE Dr. Johnson is a dentist in Philadelphia who has been practicing for more than 30 years. He has treated thousands of patients over his career. One day in 2013, he Googled himself, and to his dismay, only one person had left him a review on Yelp. The review was written two years ago. It was negative, and he suspected it was written by a former employee. Dr. Johnson asked Yelp to remove the review. However, nothing he tried—not even purchasing advertising from Yelp—would convince them to remove the review. His next idea was to…
  • Does your Online Reputation Precede you?

    Allen Jorgensen
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    The vast majority of consumers search online for local services (source: BIA/Kelsey). As more people turn to the Internet to select healthcare providers, a patient’s first impression of your practice is often based on your online presence. You may think that having a website is enough, but it is merely one aspect that you need to consider in this day and age. Arguably, establishing a positive reputation online is as important as anything else. Just consider that 78% of U.S. consumers’ purchasing decisions are impacted by online reviews (source: Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange). Given that,…
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  • Best Dental Hygiene Tricks For Enjoying Halloween

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Dental Hygiene - The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent oral disease, by regular brushing and flossing and visits to a dentist. Halloween time is a fun time for the whole family…the weather begins to turn, leaving cooler weather for lots of quality family time. It also means its time
  • Choosing A Fun Alternative To Halloween Candy

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Halloween is a fun time but also one of apprehension on the part of most parents. We always worry about our kids, but at certain times of the year, the worries become more pronounced. For parents, the worry at Halloween time, is the amount of candy their kids consume. This is due to a variety of reasons,
  • Expecting? What You Need To Know For Good Dental Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Being pregnant is an exciting time but it can bring with it lots of anxiety. Anxiety over doing what it is right for you and your baby’s health. This should include dental health as well since there have been direct links between oral health and our overall health. Once you know you are pregnant it
  • Why Bone Grafts May Be Needed For Dental Implants

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Dental implants have become highly utilized in dentistry. Oftentimes, another procedure called a bone graft, is required to aide in the stabilization of  dental implants. The success of dental implants depends on the quality and quantity of bone present. If the bone is of poor quality or low quantity the dental implants have a much
  • Turn Back The Clock With Dental Implants

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Looking and feeling younger has been an eternal quest for the human race. Science is ever advancing to keep us feeling and looking younger but did you know a full healthy smile can have a similar effect? Replacing lost teeth is more than just a cosmetic fix. Having a full smile can give you a
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  • How does corporate dentistry impact dentist-owned practices?

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    By: Janis Peiser The introduction of corporately owned dental practices has produced dramatic changes in dentistry, most of which impact dentist-owned practices. As corporate dental chains move into your neighborhood, it’s important…Read More
  • Obamacare and Dental Care: Part II

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came into full swing this year.  In Part I of this series, Dentistry IQ explores how the dental community has been positively affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   Here, the…Read More
  • Top Dental Practice Strategies

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Not only are there task oriented goals that top dental practices set, but there is a mindset of the dentist and staff that makes them succeed.  Many of the top practices enjoy 15% to 20% annual growth and maintain above average…Read More
  • An Increase in New Dental Appointments

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    According to business intelligence firm, Domo, every minute 571 new websites are created, more than 100,000 tweets are sent and Facebook users share 684,478 pieces of content.  With statistics like these, it is increasingly important…Read More
  • How Long Should You Keep Employee Records?

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    While most dental professionals are well aware of the various legal requirements concerning maintenance and destruction of patient records, there are also myriad laws that cover confidential information and records of employees.  It…Read More
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    Fluoride Dangers

  • Deception at Gov't Pro-Fluoridation Rallies

    12 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    This letter was written in 2005, after I attended an expensive PR event to promote fluoridation hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association at the ADA's Chicago headquarters. I don’t remember if I received a reply from now-retired dentist William Bailey who was the CDC’s primary fluoridation promoter.William Bailey, DDS, MPHDepartment of Oral HealthCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GeorgiaHi BillIt was a pleasure speaking with you at the fluoridation symposium even if you are on the wrong side of the issue. It's so rare that I meet a…
  • Gov't Strategizes with Private Groups to Protect Fluoridation

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    The following FOIA-obtained emails seems to show how the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) works closely with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the PEW Foundation to protect fluoridation rather than the American public whose health they are entrusted to protect. The documents also reveal the disdain and lack of respect for people (me) who ask valid questions concerning fluoridation. I added the red parts to further identify the major players.From: Duchon, Kip (CDC/ONDIEH/NCCDPHP) [CDC National Fluoridation Engineer, Oral Health Division]Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 201011 53 AMTo:…
  • Keep Fluoride Toothpaste Out of Children's Reach, Expert Cautioned in 1980

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    “Some fluoride-containing products, however, have enough of the ion to be hazardous and should be handled and stored with caution.  For example, a 1.23 percent fluoride gel contains 12,300 ppm or 12.3 milligrams per gram. Thus, one ounce (28.3) grams) contains 348 milligrams, a life-threatening dose for a 11.5 kilogram or a 25 pound child.  Even the popular fluoride toothpastes may be hazardous to small children. These products typically contain 0.1 percent fluoride or 1000 ppm.  Thus, an eight ounce tube containing 226 milligrams of fluoride, could endanger a 16 or 17 pound…
  • Fluoride Brain-Drain Damaging our Children?

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    EPA lists fluoride as having “Substantial Evidence of Developmental Neurotoxicity.” is one of 213 known brain-toxic chemicals that may lower the intelligence of generations of children, reports renowned physician and 30-year brain researcher, Dr. Phillipe Grandjean in his book, “Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development.Since 1945, fluoride, neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth, has been added to US public water supplies without considering that fluoride could harm…
  • Fluoride & Babies: DON'T MIX

    24 Jun 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Many government, health, dental and other groups now caution that routinely mixing infant formula with fluoridated water puts babies at risk of developing discolored teeth (dental fluorosis - white spotted, yellow, brown and/or pitted teeth) without any benefit of less tooth decay (See citations*). Parents also need to know that hidden fluoride in baby foods can cause fluorosis.According to Dr. E. Angeles Martinez-Mier of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and a dental scientist who has worked more than 20 years on fluoride research, "the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s…
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    Tooth Guru

  • Bad Breath Cures

    Viktor Borisov
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Having bad breath often creates really bad dents in first impressions. People with bad breath are often seen as unhygienic or unattractive. Have you ever noticed that it’s quite rare to see people attracted to handsome or beautiful people who have bad breath? If you suspect that you have bad breath, you can verify your suspicion by either blowing on a cup or licking a napkin, letting it dry and smelling it after. These methods are often better than finding out from other people, and it’s definitely less embarrassing. While there may be plenty of bad breath cures available, it is always a…
  • Dog Bad Breath

    Viktor Borisov
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    A lot of dog owners are often surprised when they find out that their cute puppies no longer have the fresh baby breath they used to have. Like people, dogs have relatively fresh breaths when they’re still young because they only drink milk. When they grow up and start eating solid foods, that’s when their breath changes. They go through a process called teething which is a natural phenomenon among puppies that often makes their breath smell rotten. In addition to the effects of teething, puppies also eat a lot of things they’re not supposed to eat due to their curiosity and increased…
  • Chronic Bad Breath

    Viktor Borisov
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:36 am
            Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is a symptom in which a distinctly unpleasant odor is present on exhaled breaths. Most cases of halitosis originate from the gums and tongue. The problem is usually because excessive amounts of food particles and bacteria are collected inside the mouth for too long due to bad oral hygiene. At the basic level, what a person eats affects his breath. Food that is eaten is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, and then carried to the lungs and delivered through the breath. If a person doesn’t brush his teeth and tongue and doesn’t floss…
  • Know More about Wisdom Tooth Pain

    Viktor Borisov
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    What are wisdom teeth? They are the third and final set of molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties. These teeth are supposed to be valuable, especially when they are healthy and properly aligned. However, they are misaligned most of the time and would need to be removed. When a wisdom tooth is misaligned and impacted, it can cause unbearable wisdom tooth pain. A misaligned wisdom tooth is usually positioned horizontally, angled toward or away from your second molars. It can be angled outward or inward. Their poor alignment could crowd and even damage the adjacent teeth,…
  • Baby Bad Breath

    Viktor Borisov
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:18 am
            Adults are not the only ones who may experience bad breath, as babies may also do, though this case is relatively uncommon. One of the factors that trigger baby bad breath is the way the baby breathes. Babies would most often breathe through their mouths when they have a cold, and this causes their mouth to become dry. This, in turn, makes the mouth more susceptible to bacteria. Babies also experience “morning breath,” which can be prevented by rinsing their mouth before they go to sleep. A known basic cause of bad breath is the ejection of milk. This can happen after…
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  • Viagra Protects the Heart

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    While Viagra has been a pill for intimate difficulties for going on two decades, it originally did start as a blood pressure medication and still has positive effects on the heart, even outside of the bedroom. In fact, new findings show that Viagra could potentially be used as a safe treatment for heart disease. Long term usage of Viagra among the test and control groups showed that the medication can protect the heart at various stages of heart disease with a minimal side effect profile.An inhibitor, that makes up the primary active ingredient of Viagra, can be used to prevent the smooth…
  • Same Day Dentistry, The CAD/CAM and You

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Recently, we introduced a CEREC machine to our office. This device allows us to skip past the ‘temporary’ part of your treatment plan and walk out with a fixed permanent the same day as your appointment. Let’s be honest, a lot of us are busy professionals, parents, or students, and sometimes all three at the same time! None of us have time to take two or three visits to complete our treatment plan. I can now give you full, start to finish, same day dentistry.With the advent and refinement of CAD/CAM technology and automated machines like the CEREC, which creates matched…
  • “Good Fat” May Help Fight Diabetes

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Fat has been a popular nutritional whipping boy for the better part of the past half-century. When the food pyramid was first conceived in the 1970s, there was an over-emphasis placed on carbohydrates and fat was readily demonized as the cause of all of our health troubles. After nearly 40 years, mounting evidence shows that fat, while still in moderation, is a necessary part of our energy requirements and diet. A new study released by researchers at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have shown that certain fats and the lipids that make up the fat are beneficial to…
  • Unusual and Creative Uses for Toothpaste

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    There are actually a large number of creative uses for floss, as I covered in this blog post, but did you know that there are other uses for toothpaste, other than brushing your teeth? The post Unusual and Creative Uses for Toothpaste appeared first on .
  • Sleeping with Dentures May Increase Pneumonia Risk

    9 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    If you sleep with your dentures, this might be something you want to reconsider. A recent study showed that a combination of poor oral health and sleep with dentures increased the chances a patient; in particular, a senior citizen may contract pneumonia. Other risk factors included cognitive decline, stroke, and other common health problems associated with patients with advanced periodontal disease.This seems primarily to be an issue with patients who are remiss in their oral hygiene, which is common among the elderly, as they may forget to regularly clean their dentures and attend to their…
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  • Is Whitening Bad for Your Teeth?

    Brian Reilly
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Let’s face it, for many of us, our pearly whites have become more of a faint yellow. Age, our eating and drinking habits, and tobacco usage can lead to tooth discoloration. Even among those who take very special care of their teeth, it’s impossible to keep that white color we all had when we were […] The post Is Whitening Bad for Your Teeth? appeared first on .
  • The Best Foods for Your Teeth and Gums

    Brian Reilly
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    You already know your diet plays a huge role in maintaining your weight and your energy level. You also know that healthy nutrients can fight disease while assuring efficient bodily functions. But did you know that certain foods can also affect the health of your mouth and sustain strong tooth enamel? Here are the best […] The post The Best Foods for Your Teeth and Gums appeared first on .
  • Guide to Living in Phoenix, AZ

    Brian Reilly
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Moving to a new city is like starting a new adventure. There are so many unknowns you must navigate. Where are the good school districts? What are the best shopping destinations? Which utility providers offer services in your new area? How do you find your kids a new dentist? Are there any good nearby parks? […] The post Guide to Living in Phoenix, AZ appeared first on .
  • How to Care for Children’s Teeth

    Brian Reilly
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Would it surprise you to know that good dental hygiene for kids starts before the first tooth appears in your newborn baby’s mouth? From the time they are born to when they get their first wisdom tooth pulled and well beyond, kids need to care for their teeth and their mouths, and they need their […] The post How to Care for Children’s Teeth appeared first on .
  • Are Dental Discount Plans Worth It?

    Brian Reilly
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Getting regular preventive care from your dentist can save you a lot of pain, money, and hassle down the road. The expenses from the checkup as well as any necessary follow up treatment can quickly become quite costly. The good news is that there are a variety of insurance and dental plan programs that can […] The post Are Dental Discount Plans Worth It? appeared first on .
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  • Healthy Teeth at the Office Make the Day Brighter

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
      You probably don’t think about the health of your teeth during the workday, but that doesn’t mean the war zone that is your mouth has laid down arms. In fact, there are things you do at the office that make you lose the battle, and you don’t even know it. The free flow of sugary snacks, the unlimited access to coffee, these are things that affect your teeth. And since most people don’t carry a toothbrush in their lunchboxes, what can we do to help our mouths with our office behavior?   Office Snacks We’ve all seen them one morning or another. Donuts and dessert bars…
  • Smile If You’re Hiding Your True Feelings

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
      Gestures mean different things in different cultures. You probably know that in China, public burping is considered polite. And in many cultures, the middle finger isn’t offensive because it’s the pointer finger. But what about smiling? You do a lot to maintain a healthy, shiny grin, but in some countries, you should save it for special occasions. So if you plan to travel or do business with someone from another culture, consider these pointers before flashing a customary smile.   Asian Cultures Here at home, smiles convey a lot of different messages—pleasure, agreement,…
  • Are Your Teeth Like a Giraffe’s? Weird Animal Teeth Facts

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
      Have you ever wondered how many teeth a shark has? Or what the biggest tooth in the world looks like? If so, today’s post is for you–or you can use it to teach your kids! Knowing facts about animal teeth can help us learn more about our own teeth—and inspire us to take care of them! Check out these fun facts about animal teeth that make us appreciate the sets we have.   7 Wild Tooth Facts Dolphins Did you know you can tell a dolphin’s age by counting the rings in one tooth? Each year a dolphin lives, a layer of bone grows on each tooth. Unlike human teeth, dolphin…
  • Do You Have a Cavity? 3 Signs You Need a Dentist

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
      Although you probably don’t like thinking about it, making sure you catch cavities before they get worse is very important for your mouth. After you’ve done all you can to prevent a cavity, by following tips in this previous post, you’ll want to watch for three signs. First, you need to pay attention when you drink hot liquids or eat cold foods. Second, if your tooth hurts, don’t ignore it! And finally, ask your family members if you have bad breath. These three signs of a cavity may mean a trip to the dentist.   Sensitivity Is there a spot on a certain tooth…
  • Hand Washing at the Dentist: Who Knew, Right?

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
      You go to the dentist to keep your teeth healthy, but do you think about your general health when you’re there? Without good hygiene practices, patients are more likely to get infections and illnesses after visiting the dentist. It’s not difficult to lower the risk of infection. Your dentist and his staff can help keep germs from spreading with something as simple as proper hand washing.   The Importance of Hand Washing In an era of sterilized instruments and latex gloves, you may wonder why hand washing is so important. Does it matter that only 5 to 81 percent of…
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