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  • Responsible use of x-rays in dentistry for children

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Radiologists and dental specialists discuss the implications of the Image Gently campaign in a new article.
  • Dental, nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3 percent of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research. Free sugars are defined by the World Health Organization Nutrition Guidance Adivisory Group as follows: "Free sugars include monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates."
  • Ozone nano-bubble water: Potential treatment for severe gum infections

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    A powerful new antiseptic agent, called ozone nano-bubble water, holds promise for the treatment of periodontitis, or severe gum infections, according to new research.
  • Research explains how you bite off the chocolate from nuts

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Simply biting off the chocolate from a nut dipped in chocolate, instead of biting through both the chocolate and nut requires sophisticated control of the biting power. This is possible owing to an advanced coordination of muscle activation and brake reflexes in different parts of the jaw muscles.
  • Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the most widely used drugs for the treatment of depression, have been reported to reduce bone formation and increase the risk of bone fracture. Since osseointegration is influenced by bone metabolism, this study investigates the association between SSRIs and the risk of failures in osseointegrated implants.
 
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    Eastman Institute for Oral Health

  • Eastman Dental Loses Beloved Family Member – Dr. Subtelny

    EIOH Public Relations
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Dr. J. Daniel Subtelny passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. He was 92. His esteemed 60-year career and dedication to orthodontics, Eastman Dental and his students are truly unparalleled. Widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost educators … Continue reading →
  • Toothbrush Techniques? EIOH Experts Weigh in

    EIOH Public Relations
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Only brush the teeth you want to keep, many dentists will quip. But joking aside, how often and how well we brush our teeth can make a significantly positive or negative impact on our oral health. A study published recently … Continue reading →
  • Pediatric Dentist Learned to Address Barriers, Advocate for Patients at EIOH

    EIOH Public Relations
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    When Moncy Mathew, DDS, MPH, who graduated from the Eastman Dental pediatric dentistry program, encountered patients with complex psychosocial issues, he sought consultation with Eastman Dental’s social worker. During on-call one evening, Dr. Mathew recognized that a dentist’s responsibility does … Continue reading →
  • $1.3 Million Prosthodontic Clinic Renovation Complete at Eastman Dental

    EIOH Public Relations
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Dental patients have begun to enjoy the recently completed $1.3 million renovation and expansion in Eastman Dental’s Prosthodontic clinic.  Additional treatment rooms, the latest technology and new equipment have improved patient privacy and comfort, and enhanced care provision. “This is … Continue reading →
  • Marit Aure, PhD, Shares 1st Place in World-Wide Dental Research Contest

    EIOH Public Relations
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Postdoctoral associate Marit Aure, PhD, of the Center for Oral Biology in the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, tied for first place at the highly-competitive International Association for Dental Research/Johnson & Johnson Hatton Awards Competition held recently in Cape Town, … Continue reading →
 
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  • Defence deploying $56M e-health system

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    The Australian Defence Force in December plans to complete the rollout of a $56 million e-health information system, which will be used by 2,300 health practitioners and support staff across the country. The rollout began in April in Queensland and has already started contributing to improved clinical outcomes for ADF members and overall efficiency of primary care delivery.
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    18 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Does anyone know if the Nostrand Ave Dental Care office is legitimate? I never see any customers. I've never seen a dentist.
  • Medical aids have dentists over a barrel

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Mouthing off: Most medical schemes ignore the advice that if they provide adequately for oral health, they will save in the long run, according to the South African Dental Association. At present, funding private dental health and treatments falls under the ambit of a medical scheme but, according to Sada, oral health benefits for members have been decreasing year on year.
  • Local dentists 'brush us up' on facts about polyethylene microbeads

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Local dentist Dr. Meghan Darby with Flint River Dental says, "The only reason it's there is to help remove surface stains." "It's just a plastic," she said.
  • Mission of Mercy to host free dental clinic

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The Mission of Mercy will be serving patients Oct. 24 and 25. They need all types of volunteers including dentists, hygienists and assistants. Without volunteers, some people will be turned away.
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    DentalBuzz: a jolt of current

  • 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…
  • Phocal fluoride disks

    Trish Walraven
    25 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
      What in the phôc is Phocal? The name is oh-so-clever, the way it changes up the F-sound, pinpoints the precision of its delivery mechanism, adds in a little calcium and acid/base interplay there. Plus, the little disks sorta kinda look like contact lenses. Phocal – the latest in fluoride therapy. Phocal disks were brought to market last year, but I just discovered them a few days ago at Hygienetown, one of my favorite online dental hangouts, where they were met with a vague sort of shrug and a huh? Which got me to wondering, why in the world aren’t these things getting…
  • “We heart hygienists. NOT!” says P&G

    Trish Walraven
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:33 am
      Don’t you love it when corporations pretend to listen to criticism, act like they care about the concerns of consumers, make empty promises? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In light of all the flak that Procter & Gamble has received in response to our previous entry about plastic in Crest toothpaste that has seen a GINORMOUS readership (thank you to all the hygienists who have been alarmed and continue to share the story!) I thought it might be fun to imagine what the company REALLY would like to say to all of us who are creating a nuisance for them.   From the desk of…
  • Crest toothpaste embeds plastic in our gums

    Trish Walraven
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:40 am
      This is polyethylene: Did you know that polyethylene is the most common plastic in the world? It is used primarily for containers and packaging, such as these bottles and plastic grocery bags, and has been a concern for the environment because polyethylene lasts practically forever and isn’t biodegradable. It only breaks down into smaller and smaller particles until you can’t see it anymore. That’s why a couple of states are trying to ban it in body scrubs and dental products. This is also polyethylene: Well, not all of it. Most of it is toothpaste. But do you see…
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  • Roles & Requirement of a Dental Hygienist (Education Details)

    Dr. Chetan
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    In a dental office, helping patients for the prevention of dental problems and also educating them about proper dental care, is the general role of a dental hygienist. Working closely with community dental services, dentists in general practice and hospitals is common for a dental hygienist as well. Responsibilities in both clinical and health promotion are included within the roles of dental hygienists. On the clinical side, dental hygienists are competent to scale tartar and polish teeth, apply antimicrobial and prophylactic materials, which are helpful for the treatment and prevention of…
  • Dear haters, your negativity against ALS Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t helping either!

    Dr. Chetan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Enough with the talk against ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, please! If you don’t like it, don’t do it – keep it till there. Don’t take a step ahead to discourage others from doing it, only because you don’t like it. Wasting a bucket of water is hurting you so much, because they showed it on a video? are you really saving water during the entire day? the problem is, you don’t realize when you are at the wrong end but you keep trying to show others how they are wrong. I decided to write this here, because I have a good reader base who reads about Dentistry here…
  • Dental Assistant vs. Dental Hygienist – Comparison of Jobs & Profession

    Dr. Chetan
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:19 am
    A dental assistant and a dental hygienist are often misinterpreted to be similar dental professionals by those outside the dental industry. However, these two professionals within the dental industry tend to distinctively different. The differences between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist must essentially be understood by anyone who is planning to enter the dental industry by choosing either career field. Not only does the training that has to be undertaken for either career vary, but even the required education and the job duties of both differs as well. In the dental office there…
  • Dental Hygienist – Jobs & Average Salary in the Dental Office

    Dr. Chetan
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:40 pm
    A Dental Hygienist is a trained professional in the field of Health care, where they specialize in providing preventive care to the patients. The job of Dental Hygienists is to clean the teeth, assess the problems of the patient and diagnose the dental problem, and most importantly, providing the dental education to the patients about the proper oral hygiene, as a measure of preventive dental care. The jobs of Dental hygienists don’t end at the Dental offices, as there are several opportunities for them through the employment in the various hygiene programs in the different countries in US…
  • How to Care for your Dentures [Patient's Guide]

    Dr. Chetan
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:14 am
    People need dentures for a number of different reasons – tooth loss, age, injury or gum problems are all high on the list. The stages of fitting dentures include a consultation then making a mould of your mouth. After this the dentist or Clinical Dental Technician will refine the product until it is perfect. Services like ‘one-day dentures’ are available, but the most effective products are often the ones that have undergone a thorough fitting process, like the one described here. After you’ve seen a dentist, you’ll still need to undergo a few more stages before you have…
 
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  • New Legislation In California Proposed to Increase Medical Malpractice Damage Caps: Why It is Important if you Are Having Wisdom Teeth Extracted

    wisdom
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    A recent piece over on DrBicuspid.com titled “Dentists fight Calif. malpractice insurance ballot measure” draws attention to new proposed legislation in California (California Proposition 46) see http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=log&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.drbicuspid.com%2findex.aspx%3fsec%3dsup%26sub%3dbai%26pag%3ddis%26ItemID%3d316366. The article discusses the previous medical malpractice legislation in California called the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) which placed a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damage awards. The act did allow for unlimited economic…
  • The Culture of Safety in Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery

    wisdom
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Previously in a post over at http://blog.teethremoval.com/upcoming-changes-to-joms-and-aaoms-in-2014/, I discussed how the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is introducing a new perspectives section which “…will offer essays written on topics of interest to our specialty, including health policy, clinical controversies, and education and research matters, as examples.” On of the first perspectives section is written by Suzanne Morse Buhrow and titled “Promoting a Culture of Safety in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The Time Is Now!” in the February 2014 Journal…
  • More Dental Patients Warned of Potential HIV and Hepatitis Exposure in Pennsylvania

    wisdom
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Back in July, 2014, I discussed a case in Pennsylvania where dental patients where made aware of possible HIV and hepatitis exposure due to infection control lapses by a dentist. This led to a 74 year old dentist having his license suspended. A video interview of several students who were treated by the dentist said that sometimes the dentist didn’t wear gloves and didn’t wash his hands between patients. See the blog post located over at http://blog.teethremoval.com/dental-patients-warned-of-possible-hiv-and-hepatitis-exposure-in-pennsylvania/. An additional case of infection…
  • FDA Issues Alert to Prevent Lidocaine 2 Percent Solution to Not be Used for Teething Pain for Children

    wisdom
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    On June 26, 2014, the FDA issued an alert warning health professionals and providers that “…prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.” The FDA says that topical pain relievers and other medications that are rubbed on the gums are not useful for infants because they wash out of the mouth within minutes. Furthermore, when too much viscous lidocaine is given to children and is swallowed it can result in brain injury, seizures, heart problems, and even death. The FDA alert is located over at…
  • The Image Gently Campaign in Dentistry

    wisdom
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    If you keep abreast at all with radiation exposure from medical imaging, you may have heard of the Image Wisely campaign. The Imagely Wisely Campaign was designed to have people aware of the fact that certain medical imaging tests such as CT exams are sometimes over used and do not have to be used in certain instances. The goal is to reduce radiation exposure to patients while still providing good medical care, see http://www.imagewisely.org/. The Image Gently campaign is designed to provide information to parents and others to help reduce exposure to radiation for children, see…
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  • 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) 3http://www.wvoralhealthfund.org/
  • 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…
  • Fluoridation Fails Delaware

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    Fluoridation is required by the state in Delaware: Low income? Dental care hard to come by The cost to taxpayers has been a major obstacle to expanding the state's subsidized dental benefits, said Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, D-Middletown, chair of the state Senate Health Committee. Hall-Long introduced two bills in the 147th Legislative session that specifically addressed that need for subsidized adult dental care in Delaware, but they failed to make it to the Senate floor. State budget officials then estimated the expansion would cost $6.2 million a year for about 216,000 beneficiaries.
  • Fluoridation Fails North Carolina

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    North Carolina is 87% fluoridated Twenty-eight percent of 5,484 North Carolina students (grade K – 12)  have dental fluorosis – from questionable to severe. Yet 57% still had cavities. http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/08/22/0022034514548705.abstract?ct=ct
 
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  • Yellow Page Ads Reach the Older Generation.

    ed rogers
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    We all have had to deal with the annoyance of removing a Yellow Pages directory from our front doorstep only to place it directly in the trash.  You would be surprised at the fact there are many Americans who still use the Yellow Pages and have a land line telephone in their home.   Many of these individual are baby boomers that are late in retirement age.  Dental practices cater to patients of all ages. During a person's entire life span they will still need to visit some type of dental practice, even after they lose their teeth. Many dentists like to cater and specialize in various age…
  • Advantages of the Zirconia Crown

    Charles Brown
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    What is Zirconia? Zirconia or Zirconium Oxide is a powdered metal that is used to produce dental Zirconia or frameworks or even dental substructures like bridges and crowns. It is a replacement for the earlier used gold and silver. Zirconia gives a whiter look to the teeth and is transparent for x-rays. What is a Zirconia Crown used for? A Zirconia crown is a wonderful cap that helps cover chipped, disfigured, broken or stained teeth. The crown makes them look natural and pretty. These new types of restorations make the tooth look aesthetic and natural. The destroyed part of the tooth is…
  • How Stress Affects Your Dental Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Stress is the body’s internal and external reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional response. Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, nervous, or anxious. Too much stress is known to be bad for us but did you know that stress can also cause issues to your dental health? Dental Issues That Can Be Caused By Stress Poor Dental Hygiene When a person is under stress they tend to lose focus on basic habits and this includes being diligent with maintaining their dental hygiene. If you do not take care of your dental…
  • Dental Implants

    Dr. Michael Iwanoff
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Losing teeth during childhood is natural and common to all. During childhood, falling teeth are associated with growing age and considered the age of transformation as a kid transforms from childhood to adulthood and hence is the time for celebration but if the same i.e. falling of teeth happens during adulthood then all the excitement and happiness changes into shock and concern. Losing teeth during one’s formative years is natural and a sigh of growth as falling of milk teeth makes way for the permanent teeth but missing teeth during the adulthood is not a positive sign at all. It is…
  • Dental Zirconia The right choice for your oral health

    Charles Brown
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    The word “Zirconia” is derived from Zirconium Oxide, a white powdered ceramic metal like substance to craft frameworks for crowns, bridges and other dental substructures. It is significantly utilized in superficial dentistry to ensure restoration of a whiter appearance and translucency of the tooth. Zirconium crowns are the ideal solution to several dental issues caused due to unhealthy eating and drinking habits that encompass consumption of antibiotics, tobacco, carbonated drinks, coffee, tea etc. Zirconium crowns are framed in a manner that they encircle a tooth that has been affected…
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    Dental Websites

  • Starting Out With SEO: A Site Indexing Myth Debunked

    Jill Nastasia
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    Myth: If I don’t submit my website to Google, it won’t show up in search results. Reality: Your blog or site URL will appear in search results regardless of whether you manually submit it to be indexed. However, it must be indexed before users can find it using a search engine. How long does it take for your dental website to be indexed? Google’s response is noncommittal, saying only that the process “can take some time.” Based on experience and comments from other Webmasters, this can take anywhere from a matter of days to a few weeks. A few claim to have seen results…
  • R.I.P. Google Authorship

    Jill Nastasia
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Google is all about change. Its search algorithms change hundreds of times each year, but it’s not every day that it makes a major adjustment—at least not like this one. After three years, the search giant has recently announced that its Google Authorship project is no more. Wait, What Is Google Authorship? Google developed its authorship project as a means of “rewarding” users whose content was linked to a verifiable, digital signature – in this case, a Google+ profile. The reward for authors was greater visibility and ranking on search engine results pages, while users benefited…
  • R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-V-E, Find Out What It Means To Be

    Jill Nastasia
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    What does it mean to have a responsive website? As long as you have a beautiful website with unique content, thorough service descriptions, and contact information, you have shown clients that you are a modern practice. Your site is sure to boost business. Right? Well. Not exactly. I would like to take you through the following story as a play-by-play explanation of why you need to say, “yes” to responsive web design. Whether you have just opened your first practice and need a website, or are rebuilding an existing site, please continue on to meet Jim and Sarah… Jim and Sarah Scene 1:…
  • Blogging, Black Hats, and Brilliant Dental Marketing

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    When you think about it, dentistry and marketing have a good deal in common. Maybe this explains why the MDPM Consulting team identifies so strongly with our clients’ desire to provide effective, useful services to their patients. You want your patients’ smiles to look good, and we want. Take the Money and Run…or Not Your commitment to patients’ health doesn’t end when you collect a copay. We take a similar approach to client care; whether you’ve paid in full has no bearing on the level of service you receive. You’ll always have access to your blog and website, but we’ll do…
  • Copywriter Magic: Turning Your Practice Into Words

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    When you recognize the great benefits of saying, “yes” to adding a responsive website to your business, you may find that a variety of questions instantly pop up in your mind. In addition to asking us design- and tech-related questions at MDPM, some of the most frequently asked questions by dentists focus on the written content. Much like the way you may dream about dental cleanings and periodontal care in your sleep, copywriters eat, breathe, sleep, and often dream about words. However, perhaps you feel concerned about another person accurately painting a picture of your practice with…
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    News and Reflections for Dental Practice owners, Dental Practitioners, and Dental Students

  • 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…
  • 4 Tips for Navigating the Hiring Process

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    As a job seeker, knowing how to interact with a hiring manager or recruiter plays an incredibly pivotal role in the hiring process. Even though an interviewing manager or recruiter might not be the final decision-maker as to whether or not you land the job, their assessment of your character, professionalism, and abilities will speak volumes during the application, screening, and interview process. Here are four helpful tips for navigating the hiring process:Maintain Open and Honest Communication – Communication is perhaps the most critical component of the entire hiring process. Make sure…
  • 3 Tips for New Grads Looking for Their First Opportunity in Dentistry

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Today’s blog post is an article shared with us by Larry Dougherty, D.M.D.  I have known Dr. Dougherty since 2010 when I placed him with a group practice in San Antonio.  He has since gone on to own and operate a successful private practice, Rolling Oaks Dental, with his wife Ana Ferraz-Dougherty, D.M.D.  Both doctors graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Dr. Dougherty is an active member in the ADA, TDA, and the San Antonio District Dental Society.  He is currently the Chairman for both the TDA’s and SADDS’s Committee on the New…
  • The Future of Contract Staffing

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Contract staffing, also known as temporary or contingent staffing, has long been a solution for employers to meet short-term or variable staffing needs, while providing candidates with the opportunity to gain seasonal work or work between permanent positions. Temporary employees are no longer viewed as just being lower-level, non-essential and less-committed workers. In fact, the recession of 2008 introduced many companies to the value of having contractors as a significant portion of their workforce.As the job outlook improves, contract staffing remains as a viable, growing workforce…
 
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  • Starting Out With SEO: A Site Indexing Myth Debunked

    Jill Nastasia
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    Myth: If I don’t submit my website to Google, it won’t show up in search results. Reality: Your blog or site URL will appear in search results regardless of whether you manually submit it to be indexed. However, it must be indexed before users can find it using a search engine. How long does it take for your dental website to be indexed? Google’s response is noncommittal, saying only that the process “can take some time.” Based on experience and comments from other Webmasters, this can take anywhere from a matter of days to a few weeks. A few claim to have seen results…
  • R.I.P. Google Authorship

    Jill Nastasia
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Google is all about change. Its search algorithms change hundreds of times each year, but it’s not every day that it makes a major adjustment—at least not like this one. After three years, the search giant has recently announced that its Google Authorship project is no more. Wait, What Is Google Authorship? Google developed its authorship project as a means of “rewarding” users whose content was linked to a verifiable, digital signature – in this case, a Google+ profile. The reward for authors was greater visibility and ranking on search engine results pages, while users benefited…
  • R-E-S-P-O-N-S-I-V-E, Find Out What It Means To Be

    Jill Nastasia
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    What does it mean to have a responsive website? As long as you have a beautiful website with unique content, thorough service descriptions, and contact information, you have shown clients that you are a modern practice. Your site is sure to boost business. Right? Well. Not exactly. I would like to take you through the following story as a play-by-play explanation of why you need to say, “yes” to responsive web design. Whether you have just opened your first practice and need a website, or are rebuilding an existing site, please continue on to meet Jim and Sarah… Jim and Sarah Scene 1:…
  • Blogging, Black Hats, and Brilliant Dental Marketing

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    When you think about it, dentistry and marketing have a good deal in common. Maybe this explains why the MDPM Consulting team identifies so strongly with our clients’ desire to provide effective, useful services to their patients. You want your patients’ smiles to look good, and we want. Take the Money and Run…or Not Your commitment to patients’ health doesn’t end when you collect a copay. We take a similar approach to client care; whether you’ve paid in full has no bearing on the level of service you receive. You’ll always have access to your blog and website, but we’ll do…
  • Copywriter Magic: Turning Your Practice Into Words

    Jill Nastasia
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    When you recognize the great benefits of saying, “yes” to adding a responsive website to your business, you may find that a variety of questions instantly pop up in your mind. In addition to asking us design- and tech-related questions at MDPM, some of the most frequently asked questions by dentists focus on the written content. Much like the way you may dream about dental cleanings and periodontal care in your sleep, copywriters eat, breathe, sleep, and often dream about words. However, perhaps you feel concerned about another person accurately painting a picture of your practice with…
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  • 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,…
  • Creating A Clear Brand Identity For Your Practice

    Jim Cobb
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Creating a clear brand identity is fundamental to developing a strong brand. The brand identity is what you want your patients to experience. It represents the ideal delivery of the brand proposition, and as such, is the foundation for a differentiated brand position. The Difference Between Brand Identity and Brand Image Brand identity and brand image are often confused. The brand identity represents the ideal experience you believe your best patient would like to receive, the image is what patients perceive and actually experience. In other words, your practice’s image is created in the…
  • Paperless Mistakes

    Larry Emmott
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    One of the common mistakes dentists make with electronic charting is that they only go part way. Sometimes we miss the obvious, it is the old “can’t see the forest for the trees.” In this case the trees are the individual processes that can be used to create digital information. The forest is the paperless record. If all you see are trees then you might use an electronic chart for treatment planning but make progress notes on paper. You might install a digital radiograph system and not link it to other records. You might have a computer up front for finances and scheduling but don’t…
  • Get Your Six Month SEO Checkup to Make Sure Your Website Isn’t Losing Its Bite

    Tyson Downs
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Get Your Six Month SEO Checkup to Make Sure Your Website Isn’t Losing Its Bite Just like you get your teeth cleaned every six months to make sure your bite stays healthy or you get your tires rotated twice a year to keep a firm grip on the road, taking the time to check your site’s SEO performance at the six-month mark is a good idea. As we’re now two quarters into the year, this is the time when you want to evaluate your SEO performance over the past six months and make calculated, informed moves to perform better throughout the end of the year. A company’s success…
  • Marketing Really IS Everything

    Livvie Matthews
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today on my way to picking up hubby from his dialysis treatment I saw an excellent example of what is meant by Marketing really is everything! We live in a large city with many apartment complexes and having been an Apartment Manager for several years, I know that keeping them in “full occupancy” can become quite a challenge. I had been noticing two apartment complexes in particular that were across the street from each other. Both had put out small yard signs in an effort to bring in some new tenants. The complex on the left had 3 signs out and each sign listed a different amenity:…
 
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  • Can Orthodontics Change The Shape Of My Face?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Braces have become a part of life for many of us. In the past, braces were generally thought of as a treatment for kids. Now, with changes in the appearance of orthodontic appliances, and speed of movement, Orthodontics are being utilized frequently by teens and adults. The days of being too old for braces are
  • Is Your Smile Changing?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    It has been said that the only thing in life that is constant is change. The same can be said for our smiles. As we age, our smiles change. This occurs when we are younger with new teeth erupting, loss of teeth as we get older, or even just teeth being misaligned. Ever wonder why
  • How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Dental implants have changed the way both dentists and patients look at tooth loss. One of the major advantages of dental implants is their longevity. The more traditional treatments like dental bridges generally last anywhere between 10-15 years or so. While dentures can last longer but need constant adjustment. Dental implants with proper care can
  • Chewing Gum And Your Dental Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    An often overlooked area to improve our dental health is regular use of chewing gum. It is important to choose the right type of gum for the job. We do not always have the time or means to fully clean our teeth after eating. Here are some suggestions. Types Of Chewing Gum -Gum Containing Sugar.
  • May We Never Forget 9/11

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
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  • Dental Office Jitters

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    Oftentimes, dental office visits are associated with high anxiety.  A dental phobic may be so panicked they can’t even think about setting foot in a dental office; an anxious patient is terribly uneasy or fearful and probably has…Read More
  • Make an Emotional Connection with Your Patients to Increase Treatment Acceptance

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Very often, patients will reject a treatment plan.  Why is this?  Patients will usually pay for what they want, but not necessarily for what they need.  The average case acceptance of dentists is only 23%.  This means that 67% are…Read More
  • Take Your Dental Team on a Strategic Planning Retreat!

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    It is not too early to start planning for the last quarter of your Annual Plan, which may at times feel like the last several miles of a marathon.  You need to ensure that your team is well prepared to cross the finish line.  You…Read More
  • Should My Dental Practice Accept Insurance?

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    By: Erick Cutler Dental insurance can be confusing, for both consumers and providers. For many providers, the headache of red tape, claim follow up, staff training, and reduced reimbursements outweigh the benefits of accepting…Read More
  • Email & HIPAA compliance

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    The New Jersey Dental Association and the American Dental Association (ADA) have teamed up to create a new resource on emailing patient information in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…Read More
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  • Summer’s End

    Michael Sinkin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    With the flip of a calendar page and the start of September, we say good-bye to yet another summer. I have already a perceived an amplified buzz both on city streets and below them-the crowds have returned to the subway platforms.  West End Avenue has a steady stream of school buses and the street corners are decorated with school-bound children, some of them clad in the required plaid dress or mandatory white shirt and khakis; others wearing clothing of their own choosing or of their mothers. Yes, summer is over and autumn is on its way and along with this changeover comes a palpable…
  • WHY A TOOTHACHE HURTS SO MUCH

    Michael Sinkin
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    There is a phenomenon known all too well by dentists in private practice – the predictably unpredictable dental emergency that requires immediate attention. All too frequently, the patient who calls my office with an urgent problem, had an inkling that something was amiss for quite awhile. But he or she often delayed making the call in the the hopes that said problem would dissipate given enough time. Yet, when necessity dictates immediate action (i.e. “I can’t take this pain any longer!”) and the call for help is made, yesterday is never soon enough. The patient in acute distress…
  • Barbara Has Retired

    Michael Sinkin
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    This past week marked a huge milestone in the history of my dental practice. Barbara, my trusted office manager, confidant, and ever-present sounding board, retired. For nearly 30 years Barbara was at the front desk; the first person everyone saw when they entered my office, and the last person they saw when they left. An emotional week of good-byes to the dear patients she has known and happily served ended on Thursday June 19. Barbara’s Last Week On Monday, in true “Barbara fashion” she brought in her home-baked cupcakes for all who walked through the door. The hostess with the…
  • Toothcrackers: 5 Common Food That Can Crack Your Teeth

    Michael Sinkin
    4 Jun 2014 | 9:49 am
    I can’t recall how many times I have treated a dental emergency stemming from a cracked tooth brought on by an “eating mishap.” Often my patients will state in earnest that they were just eating a salad or something soft when they noticed a chunk of tooth missing or a sharp shard of enamel that has suddenly appeared and is cutting up their tongue. Well, invariably it was not the lettuce, tomato or piece of cheese that inflicted the damaging blow, but rather a more substantial food that cracked a tooth. So unless you like super crunchy croutons, crispy bacon bits or fail to adequately…
  • Spring: A Time for Renewal

    Michael Sinkin
    13 May 2014 | 4:24 am
    So at the time of this writing, it’s been just over a month since we celebrated the Vernal Equinox and the official arrival of Spring.  At least that’s what the calendar tells us. But Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom or her fiendishly odd sense of humor, has decided to let linger a little longer this already laboriously long and laggard winter. A bit verbose, perhaps? -But no less true. This has been one long and cold winter.  In fact, while the tulips in my garden look lovely, it’s pretty cold out there which is why I’m inside with the heat on.  In fact my neighbors on…
 
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  • Israel Announces End to Water Fluoridation

    Assure a Smile
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Israel has officially ended water fluoridation, stoking the controversial issue on the global scale. On one side are dentists and organizations (including the American Dental Association) that support water fluoridation, saying it is an effective way to prevent tooth decay. On the other side, a growing number of scientists and world-renowned research institutions object to the outdated practice, with some naming it a sloppy and ineffective form of medicine. Most alarming was a paper published by the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012, in which researchers issue a strong word of caution…
  • Mercury Poisoning from Dental Fillings

    Assure a Smile
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Worldwide, it’s estimated that more than 180 million people have teeth the have been repaired with some sort of dental restorative material. In total, that’s a staggering 1.4 billion teeth. From the 1950s through present day, one of the most common dental restoratives has always been dental amalgam. Often called “silver fillings,” this metallic mixture is prepared with up to 50% or more liquid mercury. Poisoning from these “mercury fillings” is a risk that holistic dental professionals are quick to warn patients about, even though agencies like the American Dental Association…
  • Mercury in Your Mouth [Free Infographic]

    Assure a Smile
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    In 1991, the World Health Organization released a report confirming that the mercury content of dental amalgam (used for silver fillings) was the single greatest source of mercury pollution in non-industrialized settings. Since that time, health professionals and environmental scientists have pushed hard to have the material banned. Unfortunately, there is nothing illegal about putting this dangerous neuro-toxin in your mouth. Learn more about the dangers of mercury-rich dental amalgam in the free infographic below.
  • Pennsylvania Community Goes Fluoride Free

    Assure a Smile
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Holistic dentistry and the fluoride free movement have seen another big win in the battle to keep Americans safe from treated tap water. The victory is celebrated by residents of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and full coverage can be found on the Fluoride Action Network. On July 1st, the County announced they would no longer be purchasing fluoridated water from the city of Philadelphia. Instead, the County will get water from a new source that does not add fluoride to it. Throughout 2013, the movement toward fluoride free drinking water gained unprecedented momentum and media attention. This…
  • 3D Dental Imaging Provides Better Diagnosis, Treatment

    Assure a Smile
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Dentists have long relied on traditional x-ray machines to capture images of teeth, gums, and underlying bone structures. These x-rays help dentists diagnose specific oral health conditions while also providing visuals to aid in developing an appropriate course of treatment. X-rays can also help patients see how things like tooth decay, oral infection, and dental caries affect the overall health and function of the mouth. Traditional x-rays are limited, however, and patients are often exposed to radiation from the machines that take them. Today, a much better solution exists. Assure A Smile…
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  • Why Lumineers? We’ll Tell You

    Parham Dental Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Thinking about changing your smile? Then you know that there’s a veritable storm of choices facing you. As so many of us are, you’re hesitant because you can’t be certain that you’re making the right one. Don’t let this indecision hold you back from bringing hugely positive change into your life. By seizing the smile you’ve been imagining, you improve the way others view you, the way you view yourself, and the way you approach the world. Sounds pretty good, right? We’ve got even better news: undergoing such a transformation doesn’t have to…
  • It’s Time to Perfect Your Oral Hygiene

    Parham Dental Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    We get it – brushing and flossing aren’t the most exciting parts of the day. But they need to happen if you’re going to keep your teeth and gums in fighting shape. So, why not make your oral hygiene as effective as possible? If you could save time and energy on keeping your teeth clean, wouldn’t you want to do it? Your brushing and flossing are habits that you’ve formed over time. They may not necessarily be ideal. As the years pass, we get sloppy – and our teeth can show cavities or gingivitis as a result. That’s why we’re asking that you take…
  • The Ultimate Argument for Cosmetic Dentistry

    Parham Dental Team
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    We’re always going on about cosmetic dentistry – and we’re not just trying to make a quick buck. Cosmetic treatment is so much more than a superficial change for your smile. By choosing to perfect your teeth, you’re choosing to transform your life. From your confidence to your happiness to your social and professional presence, a dazzling smile makes a difference. That’s why we’re using this blog post to argue in favor of cosmetic dentistry. If you’ve considered treatment in the past, but haven’t been ready to take the big plunge, read on for…
  • Is Drill-Free Dentistry the Future?

    Parham Dental Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We do whatever we can to make our patients comfortable in the dental chair. You deserve dental treatment that not only leads to better health, but is pleasant throughout the process. And with emerging technology, pain-free dentistry is becoming more of a reality. Below, we offer some thoughts on the viability of proposed future practices. While waiting for these remarkable technologies to arrive in offices, there are also a few steps you can take to keep your own teeth cavity-free. We mention a few of the simplest to incorporate into your own life. How Comfortable Treatment Ultimately…
  • Braces Aren’t the Only Option! Try Alternative Straightening

    Parham Dental Team
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Fed up with seeing crooked teeth when you look in the mirror? We understand. But we’re betting than, as an adult, you’re hesitant to go the braces route. Putting brackets and wires on your teeth comes with strings attached. You’re less confident, you feel awkward at work, and you shy away from meeting new people. Braces will always carry an adolescent connotation, and make you feel less like yourself. Fortunately, braces aren’t the only option you’re facing. Depending on the crookedness of your teeth, you may even be able to fix the problem in a single dental…
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  • Kids Really Can Feel Comfortable in the Dental Chair

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Modern dentistry places its top priority on valuing each patient as an individual. There’s no one-fits-all method of treatment. We’re individuals, and we all need to be treated in slightly different ways. Children deserve a special brand of dentistry. Because they have a propensity for anxiety, and are so uncertain about exactly what dentistry is, they need to be given extra special care. Practices are doing more and more to deliver kids the kind of treatment that will help them feel good about future dental care. By building your children’s happy dental attitudes from…
  • Fitting Invisalign into Daily Life

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    As an adult thinking about orthodontic treatment, your top priorities are fairly transparent. You lead a busy life, and you can’t have your treatment getting in the way of your regular activities. You’re also image-conscious, and you can’t have metal brackets and wires covering your teeth. Your social and professional lives depend on you feeling comfortable and confident with your appearance. While the end result of orthodontic treatment helps you feel great about yourself, the process shouldn’t force you to make compromises (and feel self-conscious) along the way.
  • Disease-Free Gums and Your Healthy Heart

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Time to rethink your brushing and flossing? They may be more important than you realize. The link between periodontal disease and whole-body health problems has always been tentative. The ADA has not made a definitive statement on the connection, so there isn’t an official stance. But emerging research continues to suggest that gum disease carries a slew of related problems. Why wait for proof that there’s a link when you could be preventing health problems in the meantime? We say, go on the offensive against gum disease – today. By taking better care of your teeth and gums, you could…
  • Simple Tweaks To Turn Your Diet Tooth-Healthy

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Fed up with leaving every dental exam with bad news? It’s time to turn your oral care around. That’s not just about brushing and flossing – it’s about every choice you make for your mouth. Think about how much time you spend with food or liquid in your mouth every day. While this level of snacking varies for everyone, it can take a serious toll on your oral health. The dietary choices you make dictate the presence (or lack) of cavities and general wear. But by making sure you’re getting the right stuff, you can actually tailor your diet to improve your health.
  • Missing Teeth Can Sap Your Happiness

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Think of your missing tooth as a minor nuisance? Think again. The longer you allow that gap to stay a part of your life, the bigger the impact it will have on your happiness and well-being. We’re not being dramatic. Patients who allow the spaces in their smiles to persist run the risk of emotional, dental, and health problems. Looking to avoid potential issues as thoroughly as possible? We suggest dental implants for patients seeking comprehensive tooth replacement. Implants rebuild entire missing teeth (crown and root) to support your bite, bone structure, and smile alike. Read on for…
 
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    Fluoride Dangers

  • 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.” http://www.epa.gov/ncct/toxcast/files/summit/48P%20Mundy%20TDAS.pdfFluoride 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…
  • Hidden Fluoride in Baby Food can Damage Teeth

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:38 am
    News Release:Study: Hidden Fluoride in Infant Foods Can Mar Babies’ TeethNew York – March 24, 2014 -- Babies risk dental fluorosis from unlabeled fluoride in infant foods, say researchers in General Dentistry, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.  (NYSCOF) Detectable fluoride levels, found in all 360 samples tested, is due to pesticides, fertilizers, soil, groundwater and/or fluoridated water used in processing, the researchers report.Foods containing mechanically de-boned chicken and turkey were highest in fluoride because fluoride-saturated bone dust…
  • Virginia Dep't of Health Report Doubts Fluoridation Safety

    18 Jan 2014 | 8:42 am
    In 1980 the Virginia Department of Health asked toxicologist Brian Dementi. PhD, to review the available literature relating to the health effects of fluoride.  Dementi concluded: “With regard to fluoridation, this writer is of the opinion that the evidence of adverse health effects is of such magnitude and human beings so varied in their individual constitution, state of health at any moment, eating and drinking habits, etc., that it is inappropriate to say that fluoridation is a totally healthful and safe practice for all.Further, Dementi writes, "Widespread exposure to fluoride…
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  • Another Happy Customer!

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    7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We love e-mails like this, and just wanted to share. Thank you! Thank you for having a wonderful product. This is by far the best developer we have ever used. Your customer service is just as wonderful, if we needed anything you or they were there to help us right away. I can’t say enough of how good it is and you and your company should be very proud of yourselves!!! We are proud of ourselves, but even more proud of our customers and their continued devotion to dental patients everywhere.
  • Digital has Some Benefits, but Why Not Get the Best of Both Worlds?

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
      There’s an article over at The Dental Geek that sings the praises of digital dentistry. The blog, by a fourth year dental student, says that strides in the digital world make the industry better and more exciting for students about to enter the dental field. In the same article, the author admits that she has never developed a film radiograph. Is she even aware of the quality difference between film and digital? A comment says, no doubt digital dentistry is growing, but what about the quality of images obtained through digital imaging compared with film images? I know for a fact…
  • Digital Dentistry: A Step Backwards

    admin
    3 Jun 2014 | 3:07 pm
    “The abolishment of pain in surgery is a chimera. It is absurd to go on seeking it… ‘Knife’ and ‘pain’ are two words in surgery that must forever be associated in the consciousness of the patient.” - Dr. Alfred Velpeau (1839), French surgeon Thankfully, Dr. Velpeau was wrong. Technology used in surgery has advanced for the benefit of both doctor and patient. Usually, advances in medical technology are a good thing. Sometimes they are not. Dental X-Ray technology has “advanced” over the last two decades, giving doctors the ability to take digital X-Rays of…
  • Going Digital? ARE YOU CRAZY?

    admin
    27 Feb 2014 | 10:47 am
    Are you in business to spend money or make it? That seems like a question with an obvious answer but dentists are getting so wrapped up in technology that they are forgetting. Yes, you want to help people and you take pride in offering the best care and service for your patients. But why do you think you have to “go digital” to make that happen? Dentists are spending huge money on digital x-ray systems. Tens of thousands of dollars are being invested into digital technology, but has anyone stopped to ask why? What are the real benefits of switching to digital? Your sales reps will tell…
  • Oh My… I Forgot How Good Film Is!

    admin
    10 Feb 2014 | 3:46 pm
    This might take you by surprise. A test was done recently to compare the resolution of dental x-ray film to the latest in digital imagery. As part of the test, a dentist examined a digital x-ray image of a lines-per-millimeter test strip obtained with the very latest in available digital technology. She nodded in approval, and then peered into a Bausch and Lomb eyepiece to take a look at the film x-ray. The sound of her jaw hitting the floor was followed by, “Oh my, I forgot how good film is!” When comparing images of teeth taken with both digital and film x-rays, the initial response is…
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  • Paul Mazursky, Mel Brooks and Richard Dreyfus

    zadeh
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Last Friday I attended the memorial meeting of my patient of decades Paul Mazursky in the Writer’s Guild Theater. I knew he was a big time director and I had seen few of his movies like Yippie, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Moscow on Hudson, An Unmarried Woman, and Moon over Parador.There were seven or eight speakers present. Richard Dreyfus spoke very appropriately about his relationship with Paul. He had played in number of Paul’s movies and expressed his gratitude for Paul’s support and talent. Mr. Dreyfus called him “my paul”.His numerous professional accolades speak for his…
  • Dental Implants Have Higher Fail Rate In Patients Using SSRIs

    zadeh
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    The International and American Associations for Dental Research released a paper detailing how dental implants can have a higher failure rate in patients who are taking SSRI anti-depressants. These drugs have become extremely popular in North America over the past several decades, but have well-documented and tracked side effects. One of the most common and alarming for dental implant integration is dry mouth, as well as inhibiting the bone formation processes.Dry mouth is problematic, as saliva and other enzymes are not properly generated in the mouth, causing the environment to be more…
  • Botox May Stunt Emotional and Social Growth of Young People

    zadeh
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    As a gummy smile surgeon and dentist, I have made it no secret that I am not a fan of using Botox to correct gummy smiles or other aesthetic issues involving the face. I feel that Botox is an iffy proposition, poorly regulated, and there is far too much risk for it to be justified in any form of cosmetic procedure. Now, more evidence has come out that Botox is potentially dangerous, not just for your physical health, but your emotional and social well-being as well.With a rise of under-25s getting Botox treatments to smooth out wrinkles, the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing has raised an alarm…
  • Three Short Walks Reverse Harmful Effects of 3 Hours of Prolonged Sitting

    zadeh
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    It’s an established fact that our modern sedentary lifestyle is doing no favors for our health. While obesity and associated issues are actually on the decline, we still have a long way to go. However, there are dozens of small ways to improve your cardiovascular fitness and health.Studies from Indiana University show that 3 walks of 5 minutes over the course of three hours can reverse the damaging effects of sitting for an extended period of time. Much of the damage occurs to leg arteries and there are several inherent risks to long term sitting. Deep vein thrombosis, muscular atrophy,…
  • Getting Over The Dentist Jitters

    zadeh
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Going to the dentist can be a nerve wracking experience for even the most jaded person. Dental visit anxiety is such a common problem that driving around the Los Angeles area, you can see a large number of billboards advertising gentle dentistry, sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry, no fear dentistry, and even dentistry for cowards. While not all offices are so brazen, we all know that most people do not enjoy coming to the dentist; which is why over the past few decades, the art and science of dentistry has worked hard to help ease people’s fears.Many people have had a bad experience…
 
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