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  • The Image Gently Campaign in Dentistry

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    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…
  • Marketing Really IS Everything

    Modern Practice
    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:…
  • Etiology and treatment of periapical lesions around dental implants

    Dentistry News
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • New type of cell movement discovered

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional...
  • Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

    Dentistry News -- ScienceDaily
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A recent study has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. The study indicates a change in diet and location in his early childhood, and in later life, a diet filled with expensive, high status food and drink.
 
 
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  • Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to new research.
  • Steep decline in tooth loss, increase in socioeconomic disparities found by study

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Edentulism (tooth loss) has been the focus of a recent study, which traced it over the last hundred years. The project's report highlights the numbers of people losing teeth and requiring dentures. The single most influential determinant of the decline was the passing of generations born before the 1940s, whose rate of edentulism incidence far exceeded later cohorts. High income households experienced a greater relative decline, although a smaller absolute decline, than low income households.
  • Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

    16 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A recent study has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. The study indicates a change in diet and location in his early childhood, and in later life, a diet filled with expensive, high status food and drink.
  • Best way to brush teeth? Even dentists, dental associations don't agree

    8 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is ‘unacceptably inconsistent’, finds new research. "The public needs to have sound information on the best method to brush their teeth," says the senior author of the study. "If people hear one thing from a dental association, another from a toothbrush company and something else from their dentist, no wonder they are confused about how to brush. In this study we found an unacceptably inconsistent array of advice from different sources.
  • Warning to parents on high acidity drinks

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Dental researchers are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat" of permanent damage to young people's teeth.
 
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    Eastman Institute for Oral Health

  • 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 →
  • Five Recognized for Research Excellence

    EIOH Public Relations
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:29 am
    Five Eastman Institute for Oral Health professionals were recognized at this month’s American Association for Dental Research’s local meeting. Thirty researchers from the Rochester area participated in oral and poster presentations covering a wide range of basic and translational science … Continue reading →
  • EIOH Expands International Partnerships

    EIOH Public Relations
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:25 am
    Eastman Institute for Oral Health is expanding its global impact through new partnerships with Universities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to establish an advanced general dentistry faculty development and training program. Two dentists from both Kuwait University and Dammam University … Continue reading →
 
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  • 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…
  • Learning To Eat With Dentures – A Patient’s Guide

    Dr. Chetan
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The dentures for your mouth, although might look the best and give an aesthetic appeal, these aren’t really the best and comfortable when you are trying to eat something in the initial stages when you are getting adjusted to it. The looks of the denture are natural, but while eating it isn’t the same, and it takes some time before you get adjusted to it and start eating comfortably. Source: Buzzle.com Many a times, people think a lot before getting a denture or consulting their Dentist before getting one, is the doubt about the ability to chew and eat their favorite food which…
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  • 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…
  • Delta Dental of Arizona Cutting Reimbursements to Arizona Dentists

    6 May 2014 | 12:10 am
    The Delta Dental of AZ website says, "...dentists are valuable partners in providing quality oral health care and Delta Dental is striving to find the right balance between the dentists, the companies and our enrollees to remain the leading dental benefits provider in our state."  The latest move in striving to find this balance is to reduce the reimbursements to Premier Provider dentists by forcing them into the lower paying PPO dental plan.  In a recent letter from Delta Dental of AZ, I was informed that the Premier Plan, of which I am a provider, is being retired and I have…
 
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  • 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 issue 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…
  • Familarize Yourself with the ADA’s Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

    wisdom
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    The American Dental Association also know as the ADA, in 2012, update their Principle of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct document. It is available over at http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/About%20the%20ADA/Files/code_of_ethics_2012.ashx. As many Americans make trips to the dentist, it is useful to familiarize yourself with the ADA’s document to better determine if your dentist is being ethical and serving your needs well. If you don’t feel this is the case you have options to report your dentist and of course you can find a new dentist. Additional comments on the ethics and…
  • Elsevier to Bring New Dental and Oral Surgery Journal Offerings

    wisdom
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Recently, it has come to my attention that Elsevier will be bringing some new journal offerings to the dental community. The first offering is with the open access Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases journal. The website for the journal is over at http://www.oralandmaxillofacialsurgerycases.com/. There is a $500 fee to publish an article in the journal. The site states “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases is a surgical journal dedicated to publishing case reports and case series only which must be original, educational, rare conditions or findings, or clinically interesting to an…
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    Fluoride News Tracker

  • 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
  • Fluoridation Fails Florida Children

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    Dental Problems Number One Reason FL Kids Miss School / Public News Service  in spite of the greater prevalence of fluoride in drinking water, what a child eats and drinks can have a big impact, even if they have good brushing habits. "It's starting to get worse. All the soft drinks, Gatorade, the high-acidic food, the refined carbohydrates. It's easier to do that than it is to eat fruits and vegetables," says Stevenson(most beverages sold in supermarkets have a fluoride content equal to that in the water supply where it was made)
  • Fluoridation Fails Australia

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Australia is mostly fluoridated but "A national report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on dental health found that more than 60 per cent of nine-year-olds accessing dental services had decayed, missing or filled teeth."Rot of tooth decay growing in Australian children | The Examiner
  • After state fluoridation mandate, Kentucky Needs More $$ to treat Decay

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Kentucky Public Health Grant to Help Fight Kids' Tooth Decay | WKMS: According the governor’s website, 36% of Kentucky’s children suffer untreated dental decay, ranking 45th among states, and a little over half of adults age 65 and up are missing 6 or more teeth, ranking the state 47th.After fluoridation was state-mandated in Kentucky, tooth decay rates doubled. http://www.orgsites.com/ny/newyorkstatecoalitionopposedtofluoridation/_pgg3.php3
  • Fluoridation Fails Texas

    3 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Texas is 80% fluoridated. Yet, Texas Mission of Mercy organizers expect to see about 1000 people and help them with their dental problems.There is a lot of people who can't afford dentistry, it's expensive, we try to help the working poor," said Judith Gonzales, the director of the Texas Dental Association's Smile Foundation. "You think you could go to another country and see this kind of decay and problems but it's in Texas, it's everywhere you go."http://www.kcentv.com/story/26184599/a-mission-of-mercy-leaves-hundreds-in-central-texas-smiling-after-they-receive-dental-care
 
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  • Tooth Decay And Tooth Extraction

    Dr Rajnish Anand
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Dentist Thousand Oaks gives us an insight . One of the most important points about tooth decay is that you don't always recognize it when it's in the early stages. Which is exactly why it’s important to see your dentist or dental hygienist regularly for a thorough cleaning and oral exam, in addition to following a consistent oral care routine of twice-daily toothbrushing and daily flossing. Whether decayed teeth cause a toothache depends on where they're located. A cavity in the tooth enamel doesn't cause pain. In fact, you won't notice that you have a toothache until the decay reaches the…
  • Your teeth and aging- How aging can affect your teeth

    Adonia Dennis
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Teeth and aging overview No one is exempt from practicing proper oral health care.  Whether you’re young or old, it pays to have a good set of teeth and healthy gums not only to keep you looking youthful but, more importantly, to help keep you healthy. One of the biggest misconceptions about aging is that it automatically comes with a full set of dentures, and weakened gums and teeth are natural consequences of senescence, the body’s natural aging process.  Years of oral health care will help you keep your teeth intact.  The earlier you start with a routine that keeps your mouth clean,…
  • LASER IN PERIODONTICS

    Indian dental academy
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Indian Dental Academy conducting weekend course on Lase in Periodontics. For More details please visit http://www.indiandentalacademy.com/courses/weekend-courses/laser-in-periodontics/
  • Fixing Tooth Decay without Drilling

    Brent Cornelius D.D.S.
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fixing Tooth Decay Without Drilling If you or a loved one have a cavity, it’s absolutely necessary that your dentist drill a hole in your tooth to fill the cavity, right? Maybe not. New technologies are becoming available to your dentist that help him identify the start of tooth decay so that he may catch the tooth as it starts to lose some of its minerals, but before it starts to form a cavity. If there’s no hole, there may not be a need to drill/fill it. Believe it or not, you and your dentist just may be able to say “No!” to drilling cavities. Most tooth decay actually can take up…
  • Home remedies for bleeding gums

    Dr Rajnish Anand
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
     Santa Clarita Dentist  tells There's no denying that a bright and shinning smile can instantly pep up the dullest moment. But, if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you are probably suffering from a slightly mild case of gingivitis. Gum bleeding is very common and many people suffer from it. The best advice always is to see your dentist who will diagnose your gums problem correctly and advise the best step to take. Thankfully there are certain home remedies that can prevent the bleeding and inflammation of gums and can work effectively. 1. Clove Oil: Considered to be one of the…
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    Dental Websites

  • 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…
  • Five Benefits of Choosing Dental Marketing Services

    Jill Nastasia
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Sure, you can quickly perform an online search for website templates and create a basic site for your dental business (but it will likely not show up on the first or second page of a Google search). Or, you may already have a site you created in your company’s infancy if you have been in business for a while (which may not be compatible with a mobile screen). No, wait! Perhaps you are working with a dental consultant and don’t quite know how the services of a dental marketing company will fit into your business plan. Fortunately, at MDPM we are prepared to answer your every question and…
  • What’s Blog Got To Do With It?: Connecting With Your Patients

    Jill Nastasia
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    You have made the wise decision to incorporate a responsive website as a part of your marketing strategy to grow and maintain your dental business. Marketing yourself online makes sense, right? You offer new and existing clients immediate access to information, answering their most pressing questions. So, what’s a blog got to do with improving business within the dental industry? First and foremost, including a blog on your website can greatly improve your edge in today’s competitive SEO environment. However, while improving your page rank with Google is essential for a strong presence on…
  • Your SEO Magician

    Chris Pearson
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    If you’ve never been to a magic show, you should attend one soon. SEO isn’t some mystical entity, as most companies would like you to believe, but it is a continuous stream of changes, updates, and research. The smoke and mirrors, rabbit in the hat, or human locked in a box then cut in half are all illusions. The performance is based on suggestive direction, redirecting your attention towards the great unknown while the magician works in the known to tease your mind and tantalize your thoughts. Fortunately, Search Engine Optimization is for anyone looking to make a mark on Google’s…
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    News and Reflections for Dental Practice owners, Dental Practitioners, and Dental Students

  • 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…
  • Dental Associate Agreement and Employment Contract: Is it In line With What I Should Expect, and Is it Reasonable?

    19 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    This time of year is prime time for employment changes across the dental industry.  May through August is always the busy time.  Dentists are completing residency programs, dental students are graduating, and they are all going to be reviewing employment agreements now or very soon.Here are a few things to consider:1)      What is the commitment?  1 year; 3 years; can you give reasonable notice if you are unhappy or dissatisfied in the practicea.       Most are 1 yearb.      If you receive a sign-on…
 
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  • 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…
  • Five Benefits of Choosing Dental Marketing Services

    Jill Nastasia
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Sure, you can quickly perform an online search for website templates and create a basic site for your dental business (but it will likely not show up on the first or second page of a Google search). Or, you may already have a site you created in your company’s infancy if you have been in business for a while (which may not be compatible with a mobile screen). No, wait! Perhaps you are working with a dental consultant and don’t quite know how the services of a dental marketing company will fit into your business plan. Fortunately, at MDPM we are prepared to answer your every question and…
  • What’s Blog Got To Do With It?: Connecting With Your Patients

    Jill Nastasia
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    You have made the wise decision to incorporate a responsive website as a part of your marketing strategy to grow and maintain your dental business. Marketing yourself online makes sense, right? You offer new and existing clients immediate access to information, answering their most pressing questions. So, what’s a blog got to do with improving business within the dental industry? First and foremost, including a blog on your website can greatly improve your edge in today’s competitive SEO environment. However, while improving your page rank with Google is essential for a strong presence on…
  • Your SEO Magician

    Chris Pearson
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    If you’ve never been to a magic show, you should attend one soon. SEO isn’t some mystical entity, as most companies would like you to believe, but it is a continuous stream of changes, updates, and research. The smoke and mirrors, rabbit in the hat, or human locked in a box then cut in half are all illusions. The performance is based on suggestive direction, redirecting your attention towards the great unknown while the magician works in the known to tease your mind and tantalize your thoughts. Fortunately, Search Engine Optimization is for anyone looking to make a mark on Google’s…
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  • The journey continues… A new crown and a new gumline.

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Where was I? All those months ago when I last filled you in on how my teeth were progressing I felt like I was almost at the end of this momentous tooth journey, but things have changed a lot since then. So much so that I feel I need to write a few posts to help you catch up with everything that has happened. As you may or may not remember, my top teeth, as far as Invisalign were concerned, were essentially finished. There was just one problem though. However technically straight they were I still had that revolting front crown that had moved during treatment and which spoiled the effect of…
  • After Invisalign….Essix Retainers, Vivera or Fixed?

    admin
    26 Jan 2012 | 6:15 pm
    When I first started Invisalign, the time when I would finally be wearing retainers seemed like such a distant prospect that I barely even allowed myself to give it a second thought. In my imagination, a day when I would have good teeth was a day that I dreamt about, but not one that I ever REALLY thought might come. My friends, that day is here. As I mentioned in my last post, my upper teeth have now been happily ensconsed in retainers for some time, and I thought those of you still on your journey to get that to that point, might like to see what the different retainers look like. My…
  • The Most Experienced Invisalign Wearer In The World™?

    admin
    30 Aug 2011 | 4:49 pm
    Two and a half years in, I think I must be close to being the world expert on wearing Invisalign. I was undoubtedly the most complicated case that my orthodontist had ever taken on when I started, and I believe I’m still his longest running case. Most of his patients swan in and out of his offices every few weeks, visiting him for six months to a year, and then wander off again, retainers in hand, to carry on their lives the same as before; just a little bit better looking. Not me. As I amble into the surgery, apologies in hand about whatever the current month’s misdemeanour is…
  • An Invisalign Braces Update- More Invisalign Before and After Pictures..

    admin
    17 Jul 2011 | 11:32 pm
    I’ve had a few emails and comments lately asking for a picture update of where I am up to in my Invisalign treatment. Those of you who are long time readers will know that my top teeth are finished…kind of. I am wearing a retainer only at night these days on my upper arch, waiting until my bottom teeth are finished. At that point we will tweak anything on the top that needs it at the same time as we do any tweaks or refinements on the bottom arch. I have also decided to wait until all of the bottom teeth are finished before I get my upper crown sorted. This is partly due to…
  • Toothache, Grinding and Invisalign Braces

    admin
    1 Jun 2011 | 6:03 pm
    I don’t know what it is with my teeth at the moment, but I must be making my dentist a very rich man…. In the last few weeks I have broken a tooth, and had three bouts of toothache. In the bad old days when I never flossed and was so scared of the dentist that every visit required three days mental preparation, a sleepless night beforehand and the ever present temptation to run for the door and never set foot in a dentist surgery again, I could accept these minor dental inconveniences. An overbite I could fit a finger through? I was used to it. Two fillings minimum per visit? I…
 
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    Modern Practice

  • 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:…
  • Why Digital Radiography? More Than You Think

    Larry Emmott
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Most everyone is aware that a major advantage of digital x-rays is the speed of acquisition. Once the sensor is exposed the image is produced within seconds. This of course saves the time of going to the processor, opening the film packs waiting for the chemical processing then labeling and mounting the films. However there is another advantage to fast image acquisition which is rarely appreciated. The operator does not need to remove the sensor in order to see the image. This creates a tremendous clinical advantage. For example if the doctor takes an x-ray and inadvertently misses the apex,…
  • Follow Up Marketing – From Coal to Diamonds and Back to Coal

    Livvie Matthews
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    You may be doing everything right – super marketing plan – high ranking Google page – and great Facebook engagement, but unless you have a good follow up marketing strategy, you may as well be blowing in the breeze! Exactly what is “Follow Up”? Follow up means that you respond (follow up) on any inquires, telephone calls, emails, even complaints. Next to building your list for connecting and  Internet marketing, how you follow up with prospects, customers, and clients is critical to your business. Usually what’s written about follow up marketing is specifically how to create…
  • Building A Successful Dental Practice Brand

    Jim Cobb
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Building A Successful Dental Practice Brand If you don’t think branding your dental practice is important, think again. A strong brand strategy can help you differentiate your practice and become the foundation for long-term growth and profitability. The brand will become an asset on your balance sheet and will greatly improve the value of your practice should you decide to sell it. An estimated 60% of the value of Wall Street traded companies is derived from the intangibles created by strong brands. Here are a few things you need to understand for successful brand development. Branding is…
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  • Happy Labor Day 2014

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Happy Labor Day 2014 Hope Everyone Has A Safe and Happy Holiday! © 2014, Marielaina Perrone DDS. All rights reserved. Henderson Cosmetic Dentist Share this:
  • Dental Implants Can Improve More Than Your Smile

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Dental implants have become a mainstay in dentistry over the last 10-15 years. Their success rate is over 98% and they have led to giving people back the smiles they have lost over time. Dental implants are designed to allow you to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The dental implants act as the foundation
  • Do You Have Bad Dental Habits?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Many of us are very diligent about our dental care. This includes regular dental visits, maintaining good dental hygiene, and watching our diet. However, many of us over time develop habits that can create dental issues that effect your dental health. Below you will find a list of the main culrpits when it comes to
  • Smile Bright On Your Wedding Day

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    You are the center of attention on your wedding day. You want to shine and look your best. This includes picking the right dress, the right flowers, and having your hair done just right. But what about your smile? Often overlooked but always at the center of every picture. A white, bright smile will give
  • Are You A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    Cosmetic dentistry gives an experienced cosmetic dentist the ability to transform any smile from ordinary to extraordinary. Porcelain veneers can be a major component in that transformation. Unfortunately, not every patient who wants porcelain veneers is a good candidate for them. Below you will find what is needed to be a good candidate for porcelain
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  • 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
  • Sports Dentistry Marketing

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    There is a segment of dentistry that is minimally offered by dentists: sports dentistry, whereby oral/facial injuries (including fractured, avulsed or luxated teeth and soft tissue injuries) can be prevented.   Though most pro…Read More
  • Longevity Measured by Teeth?

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    A recently published study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University suggests that oral health may be a helpful marker for systemic health and healthy aging.  The study included 73 centenarians, 467…Read More
  • Try a Four Phase Hiring Process

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    In today’s economy, employing the best people is more vital than ever.  Sometimes, it’s hard to tell from just one short half hour or hour interview if a candidate will be a good fit for a practice.  Avoid losing time, money and…Read More
 
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    Dr. Michael Sinkin, D.D.S

  • 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…
  • This Letter From A Patient Made Me Cry

    Michael Sinkin
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I received this letter from a patient the other day. I was so touched by it that I just had to share it. This is a perfect example of why I love being a dentist.   Dear Dr. Sinkin, I have been your patient for many years. Your office is so friendly and your staff so attentive and wonderful. I have expressed my gratitude over and over for how you helped me overcome my dental phobia. As a matter of fact, when I needed a filling last month, I didn’t even have one bit of nervousness! But this time I want to thank you for the incredible transformation that my husband has had because of…
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    Assure A Smile » Blog

  • 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…
  • Dentists Weigh-in on Sun Exposure Myth

    Assure a Smile
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    If you live in Miami, chances are good that your doctor has warned you about spending long hours in the hot Florida sun. You’ve probably also been cautioned to used a thick sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, and to reapply the lotion every 30 to 60 minutes to avoid sunburn and melanoma (skin cancer). With all the hearsay and confusion surrounding the subject of sun exposure and health, you might even find yourself taking refuge in the shade, just to play it safe. Avoiding the sun can be extremely detrimental to long-term health, however.
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  • 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…
  • How to Make a Beautiful Smile Last a Lifetime

    Parham Dental Team
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Your teeth are stronger than you think! In fact, archeologists have found mummies with teeth over 5,000 years old – and still intact. If an ancient mummy has a chance of still hanging on to a natural smile, shouldn’t we? With all our modern technology, shouldn’t it be possible to keep our teeth in good health for the span of a lifetime? Unfortunately, our teeth tend to suffer damage and decay. Daily habits, gradual erosion, infection, and trauma take a toll on our enamel. That’s not to say that smile preservation is impossible. With excellent oral hygiene, careful…
 
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    Your Plymouth Dentist

  • 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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    Dentists Hate Me

  • Best Water Flosser Reviews 2014

    dentistenemy
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Our 10 Most Effective Water Flossers If you’ve one of many who don’t enjoy traditional flossing methods, you may be interested in the best water flosser on the market. Chances are you’ve been told to floss your teeth by one (or many) dentists. How many of you have actually made it a point to floss your teeth each and every day? If I were to place you all in a room, chances are only about half of you would raise your hands. Flossing does take a bit of extra time, but it’s necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Flossing gets rid of small pieces of food between your teeth that…
  • Reasons Why Your Teeth Are Caving in

    dentistenemy
    3 Feb 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Have you noticed a lot of discomfort in recent days? Does it seem like your teeth are caving inwards? There are many reasons why this may occur. Whether it is due to abnormal teeth growth or simply a case of genetics, it is extremely important that you have your teeth checked by a dentist or orthodontist as soon as possible. If you leave the problem untreated, the teeth that are starting to cave in will cause a lot more damage in the future. If the dentist suggests you receive some sort of professional treatment and you know it’s going to have an impact on your financial standing,…
  • Do You Need to Brush Your Teeth After Eating Fruits?

    dentistenemy
    3 Feb 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Although most fruits and vegetables are jam-packed with all the goodness that is needed for your body to function properly, one has to take extra care when it comes to dental maintenance. One has to remember what purpose teeth brushing serves. First, it helps you get rid of any soft plaque build-ups. Second, it helps you get rid of all the food particles that are stuck between the teeth gaps. If you decide to brush your teeth first then eat some fruits, you are undoing all the cleaning work you’ve done on your teeth. In this article, we review why it is important to brush your teeth…
  • 3 Reasons Why You Are Spitting Blood After Brushing Your Teeth

    dentistenemy
    3 Feb 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Are you scared because you are spitting blood whenever you brush your teeth? There are many reasons why this can occur. However, most of the blood spitting problems arise as a result of three general causes. In this article, we have a look at the three main reasons as to why you are spitting blood after brushing your teeth. Unless it is caused by something that happens extremely rarely, you can have the blood problem easily treated in a matter of days or weeks. #1 Gum disease Gum disease like gingivitis and periodontal disease tend to be the main reason why you spit out blood after you brush…
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Teeth Hurt After You Floss

    dentistenemy
    3 Feb 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Do your teeth start to hurt after you floss your teeth? There are several reasons why this may occur. It may have to do with the way you floss. It may have to do with a dental condition you are affected by. Whatever the case, it is important that you identify the problem immediately or you could face more damaging consequences in the future. In this article, we have a look at three of the main reasons why your teeth hurts after flossing. #1 Flossing technique Your teeth are likely to be in a lot more pain if you are flossing incorrectly. For example, if you are using normal dental floss and…
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    Dental Marketing Blog - One Loose Tooth

  • Dental School Application Statistics

    Chance Bodini
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    In 2013, 12,162 students submitted an application to an average of 10 dental schools. 5,796 students were enrolled.For more information on applying to dental school, visit: GoDental
  • .Dental domains are available

    Chance Bodini
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    YourName.Dental domains became public today. You can purchase them from GoDaddy for $69.99
  • Designing a Logo for a Dental Practice

    Chance Bodini
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Most dental practices don't have their own logo, but a logo is essential to establishing a brand. Seth Godin recently wrote about logos: “The original reason for brands was to let the buyer know the source of the goods. “We made this,” says the organization we trust when we buy something.Over time, though, brands have evolved into something we want other people to see, not just us. “I bought this,” says the person who wears or drinks or drives something with status.” — Seth Godin Not having a logo is a mistake - a missed opportunity to build a brand in your local…
  • 4 Principles of Marketing

    Chance Bodini
    18 May 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The 4 Principles of Marketing:SpecializationDifferentiation SegmentationConcentrationHere's a 25 minute video by Brian Tracy where he discusses all four in detail.
  • Best Dental Blogs of 2014

    Chance Bodini
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    I've spent the last few months looking for and reading blogs written by dentists. Unfortunately, they are hard to find, and I have not found very many.The blogs that are updated regularly have been added to my news aggregation website. You can view them at DentalNews.usI stumbled across a handful of blogs that have been abandoned; needless to say, they did not make the list (I may link to them in a future post about abbandoned dental blogs). Here are the best blogs I found (in no particular order):You may not agree with him, but Mike (aka the Dental Warrior®) speaks his mind and posts…
 
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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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  • Kyrene Family Dentistry’s Glossary of Dental Health Terms

    chandler dentist
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    At Kyrene Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care. However, we understand that there are times when, in the middle of a consultation with a trusted Chandler dentist, they encounter a term that they are not familiar with. These terms could be old ones that have been used by dental professionals for years or new words that have just been approved. Source:www.medicmagic.net Amalgam – A dental filling made of silver/mercury alloy that is used to fill cavities that have been caused by tooth decay. Bleaching – Also known as…
  • Americans are Not Taking Care of Their Teeth As Often as They Should

    chandler dentist
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Source: toohtpick.com The importance of keeping our teeth healthy should be a no-brainer. After all, we’re only dealt one set of permanent teeth for our entire lifetime. But according to a recent study, there aren’t enough people going to the dentist for preventive care. The study, which was published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, highlights the racial and socioeconomic factors that contribute to Americans’ ability — or inability — to access oral health care. Overall, researchers found that between 23 and 43 percent of Americans didn’t receive any kind of preventative…
  • Drinking Wine Can Help Fight Dental Cavities

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    4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Source: exhibitmag.com Wine lovers have a reason to keep on having their daily glass, as researchers have now found that in addition to being good for the heart, red wine can also prevent dental cavities and improve your oral health. There have been previous research that have reported that polyphenols and grape seed extract all have an ability to prevent bacterial growth. Other studies have also noted that red wine can protect the teeth from decaying.  White wine, however, has been shown to be more harmful to the teeth because it is highly acidic and erodes enamel. In the new study, M.
  • Introducing the Smart Tooth for Better Dental Health Care

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    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Source:tech.firstpost.com There is a new and promising invention that is set to revolutionize the way dentists and dietitians do their work. Called the “smart tooth,” this device monitors a patient’s oral habits by keeping a record of the gross and minute movement of the jaws. A group of researchers from the National University of Taiwan developed the Smart Tooth  in order to allow doctors to monitor a patient’s eating, chewing, drinking, coughing, and smoking activity. This innovation is guided by the idea that all oral activities are accompanied by a unique jaw movement. This means…
  • Seven Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth Regularly

    chandler dentist
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Source: ccfc Brushing teeth at least twice a day for kids has been one of the biggest challenges that parents face during their children’s formative years. It is one of the basic dental habits that children need to develop while they are still young. Any respected Chandler dentist would recommend parents to teach their kids the importance of regular brushing so that they will not face serious dental problems in the future. Developing good dental habits early in life can set children on a steady path to outstanding oral health throughout their lives. The problem, however, is that brushing…
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  • Colgate® Total Linked To Cancer

    zadeh
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    A POTENTIAL CARCINOGEN IN YOUR MEDICINE CABINETColgate, the manufacturer of Colgate® Total has come under fire recently with the revelation that Triclosan, an active ingredient of their popular toothpaste can cause cancer. Triclosan is a popular antibacterial agent that is found on several day to day items.This is concerning, as Colgate is a very popular brand and their cavalier attitude toward the Triclosan scandal may end up becoming a major PR nightmare.Other companies, such as Crest, which also came under fire for the microbeads in their toothpaste, have been phasing out Triclosan after…
  • Regenerative Medicine Growing By Leaps and Bounds

    zadeh
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    There has been significant buzz about stem cells being used for regenerative medicine in recent months. Experimental treatments using lasers to regrow dentin and enamel have proven fruitful and chemically growing new teeth may be a feasible reality within the next 10 years. In Scotland, a whole organ was grown from embryonic cells, potentially removing the need for organ donation and the consequent complications, therapies, and eventual replacement that may occur.Regenerative medicine is growing by leaps and bounds, and the latest advancement comes out of Kobe, Japan. The Laboratory for…
  • The Reality of Coconut Oil Pulling

    zadeh
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    One of the latest trends in home dentistry care is called coconut oil pulling, or simply oil pulling. Oil pulling has been a folk remedy for centuries, dating back to ancient India, where it was first practiced by the Ayurvedics. This practice claims to remove the biofilm which causes plaque and tartar and restore your mouth and body to a balanced, healthy state.While coconut and other plant oils have significant benefits when used in cooking and personal care, the actual benefits of oil pulling are very much overstated. What is even worse, is some homeopathic practitioners and well-known…
  • Dental Implant Fun Facts

    zadeh
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Dental implants are a widely recognized way to economically and permanently replace missing teeth for most patients, and are especially ideal for individuals who may be missing only one or two teeth and seniors. However, the concept of dental implants are not particularly new. In fact, archaeological evidence shows that humans have been trying to replace their missing or damaged teeth for most of recorded history, if not before!China has some of the largest deposits of ancient implantological evidence. Skulls and remains were found dating to well over 4,000 years ago. These primitive implants…
  • Dental Implants Are Better For Seniors

    zadeh
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    As dentists, we have always maintained that nothing can be as good as natural teeth. Traditionally the goal of every dentist has been to save as much of and as many natural teeth as possible. All preventive dentistry procedures are aimed to avoid or minimize the DMF score. DMF stands for Decayed, Missing and Filled surfaces. Each decayed or missing or filled tooth surface is given a value and the additions of these values constitute the DMF score of each individual. Obviously the goal of every dental implant procedure is to keep this number as low as possible. Dental implants are often used…
 
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  • 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 .
  • 21 Famous People Who Had Cosmetic Dentistry

    Brian Reilly
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:53 am
    When you think of Tom Cruise, you think of his great smile: big white teeth in perfect alignment, a grin that dazzles you again and again. It might surprise you to know that one of Hollywood’s biggest stars didn’t always have that million-dollar mug. Cruise is one of many celebrities who’ve gone to a cosmetic […] The post 21 Famous People Who Had Cosmetic Dentistry appeared first on .
  • How to Tell if You Have Periodontal Disease

    Brian Reilly
    22 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    Periodontal disease symptoms are not obvious. This common gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is usually painless. As with all matters of oral health, proper hygiene and early treatment are essential for stopping gingivitis symptoms in their tracks. Your Gums Although most people associate trips to the dentist with their teeth, healthy gums are also […] The post How to Tell if You Have Periodontal Disease appeared first on .
  • Why You Should Consider Dental Implants

    Brian Reilly
    2 May 2014 | 7:45 am
    Smiling is good for the soul but many people are self-conscious about their smile if they have cricked or missing teeth. Losing teeth is actually a common problem. This doesn’t mean you should just let your mouth be. Missing teeth could affect your bite, put more stress on your jaw and could even cause gum […] The post Why You Should Consider Dental Implants appeared first on .
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