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  • Halitosis: Measurement in daily practice

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    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help...
  • Periodontal examination profiles and treatment approaches of a group of Turkish general dentists

    Dentistry News
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • The dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

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    KFD
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:56 pm
    No matter how seemingly easy and safe DIY teeth whitening seem to be, there are dangers involved. Each year, billions of dollars are spent by Americans on products for the teeth. These days, toothpastes that bleach teeth have gained more popularity than any other type. It is probably safe to say that bleaching has reached its porcelain era. When it comes to teeth whitening, doing this yourself can be dangerous. Here are a few side effects of whitening teeth at home. Hazards of Whitening With more and more trouble reported to dentist from DIY teeth whitening kits, one thing is becoming quite…
  • Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tissue engineering could help millions in the US with dry mouth due to Sjögren's syndrome, and radiation for head and neck cancerThe silkworm, which produces the essential ingredient for fine...
 
 
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  • Metagenome-wide association study on oral microbiome uncovered markers for rheumatoid arthritis

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    Researchers have reported their study on the oral and gut microbiome in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The results show that the gut and oral microbiome are involved in the pathophysiology and management of RA and provide indication for developing microbiome-assisted personalized treatments.
  • Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    An American research team is the first to use silk fibers as a framework to grow stem cells into salivary gland cells. The new process could provide relief for millions of individuals with dry mouth, including patients with Sjögren's syndrome, survivors of head and neck cancer, and those who take drugs with a side effect that limits saliva production.
  • Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help us tell?
  • 3D digital scanning shortens denture-fitting time from days to minutes

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Dentures, known as false teeth, are prosthetics constructed to replace missing teeth. Fitting removable dentures is a long and painful process in which a patient has to visit the clinic multiple times so that soft and hard plastic material, resembling silly putty, can be used to take exact measurements of her mouth. Failure to take exact measurements causes discomfort and pain. Now researchers report that this time can be cut way back with the use of 3D digital scanning techniques.
  • Buyer beware: dental implants prone to fracture

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    An examination of 100 discarded dental implants under a scanning electron microscope found that more than 60 percent of them had cracks and other flaws that made them prone to fracturing. More than 3 million people in the U.S. alone have dental implants.
 
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  • Hundreds Gather To Protest Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    … Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion … against the dentist and his hunting guides. Outside Palmer’s dentist office … Gervais have denounced the 55-year-old dentist, who reportedly paid about $50 …
  • The Kiwis on the hunt for lion killer dentist

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    … to Walter Palmer's dental surgery office in Bloomington, … with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, the employee worked for … January 2005 and also had dental procedures performed on her … wrongdoing. The Minnesota Board of Dentistry in reply ruled that the …
  • Family dentistry — beautiful teeth for everyone

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:37 pm
    … sedation) dentistry, Heritage Dental offers your family professional dental care … or advanced dental treatments. Visit Heritage Dental Centre … at ease, Heritage Dental offers treatments under … with orthodontic coverage cover Invisalign. Visit Heritage Dental’ …
  • U.S. dentist who killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion draws threats, protests

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:26 pm
    … , Minn. (Reuters) - A Minnesota dentist's killing of Zimbabwe … that houses Palmer's dental practice. Signs taped to the … people not to use his dental practice. "Walter, you are …
  • Walter Palmer: Cecil the lion killer revealed to be American dentist

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    … an “experienced general and cosmetic dentist” on his practice’s website … not in the office.”   The dentist’s Facebook page was being …
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  • Illegal immigrant accused of murder and rape was FREED by the feds...

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Has MH370 finally been found? Debris found floating in the Indian Ocean - 3,500 miles from the doomed flight's last known location Campus cop who shot unarmed black man dead is charged with murder - after chilling bodycam video exposed his lies about traffic stop The Death Star weapon is here! Japan fires world's most powerful laser to produce energy equal to 1,000 times the planet's power consumption Is the one-eyed Taliban leader REALLY dead? Mystery as Afghan officials say Mullah Omar died from an illness two years ago - but terror group claims he's still alive EXCLUSIVE: Trump lashes out…
  • The Latest: Police watch office of dentist who killed lion

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The latest information on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation : Police are monitoring the office of a suburban Minneapolis dentist who has come under fire for killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe. Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Mike Hartley says his department is putting plans together to manage any protests Wednesday at Walter Palmer's dental office.
  • Minnesota dentist thought lion kill was legal

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal. Walter Palmer, who has a felony record in the U.S. related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, released a statement Tuesday after Zimbabwean authorities identified him as the American involved in the July hunt.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Chokes Up Over Death of Cecil the Lion: 'This is Terrible'

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    Jimmy Kimmel couldn't hold back his emotions when addressing news of the lion that was slain for sport by an American dentist during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. The late-night host slammed Dr. Walter J. Palmer for killing 12-year-old Cecil the Lion, a favorite at Hwange National Park and a tourist draw that was also being tracked for scientific research by Oxford University.
  • American dentist says he's sorry for killing lion; Internet not buying it

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    American dentist Walter Palmer was vilified online after it emerged he was the hunter behind the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Twitter users called for him to be shot and skinned after the famous lion was found dead after an alleged 40-hour hunt.
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  • Battlebots: American Eagle vs Hu-Friedy

    Trish Walraven
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Do you want to see a secret video of one dental hygiene instrument killing another? Sure you do. But first, a confession: It’s not really secret. This video has been on YouTube since May of 2013 but as of the time I’m writing this it’s had less than a thousand views. I find it to […]
  • Dental Sitcom for “The Office” fans

    Trish Walraven
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    Our almost-18-year-old son has seen every episode of “The Office” and “Parks & Recreation.” While I haven’t watched either show with any sort of faithfulness, one film that I’ve personally learned a thing or two from is “A Clockwork Orange.” Suffice it to say, our son has had his eyes propped open seen all the […]
  • A hygienist’s answer to “what do you do?”

    DentalBuzz Staff
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    If you read Dentaltown Magazine, you may have received the edited, paper version of this article today in your snail mail box. But because I don’t have to make room for saliva ejector advertisements in the sidebar (seriously, this article helps sell SALIVA EJECTORS!) you can enjoy the original here in its more raw form. […]
  • Great dental practices are run like great kitchens

    Trish Walraven
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    Here’s something you might not know: my husband creates communication software that helps medical practices stay on time, and as his marketing manager, I thought it was ABOUT TIME (bad pun, *snort*) that I wrote an article about our behind-the-scenes passion. Ooh, that sounded honeymooney, but no, not that. I’m talking about the passion we […]
  • Toothpaste can do more harm than good

    Trish Walraven
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The next time a patient innocently asks me, “What’s the best toothpaste to use?” I’m going to unleash a whole Chunky Soup can of “You Want The Truth? You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!” Gosh, that’s such an overused movie quote. Sorry about that, but still. If you’re a dental professional, isn’t this the most annoying […]
 
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  • Rheumatologic Diseases Can Initially Present Like Neurological Disorders

    wisdom
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Research appearing in the Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports have shown that lupus and other rheumatologic disorders can initially present as neurological disorders such as headaches and seizures which can lead to a few months of a delay in proper diagnosis. Rheumatologic diseases include autoimmune and inflammatory disorders of the joints and soft tissues, such as systemic vasculitis, lupus, and ankylosing spondylosis. More than half of lupus patients have headaches and a third have migraines. Around 1.5% of lupus patients have a headache that is persistent, severe, and intractable…
  • Proper Dental Care Can Lead to Less Respiratory Infections in the ICU

    wisdom
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:43 pm
    A study appearing in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology suggests that proper dental care can lead to less respiratory infections in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital. The study was conducted by Brazilian researchers who used an observer-blind randomized clinical trial to analyze data from 254 patients who stayed in a ICU for at least 48 hours. The patients were randomized to receive enhanced dental care by a dentist or to receive standard oral hygiene by a nurse. Enhanced dental care included teeth brushing, tongue scraping, atraumatic restorative treatment, removal of…
  • Is Not Removing Wisdom Teeth Causing Harm?

    wisdom
    11 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    An interesting article titled “Is official advice about NOT pulling out wisdom teeth doing more harm than good?” appeared earlier this year in February 2015, on the DailyMail over at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2946498/Is-NHS-causing-agony-telling-dentists-not-pull-wisdom-teeth.html and written by Cara Lee. The article questions whether or not the year 2000 guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) went too far with preventing wisdom teeth extractions in teenagers and young adults. In these guidelines NICE said that the practice of…
  • Seventeen Year Old Minnesota Teen Dies After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

    wisdom
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    A few weeks ago in June, 2015, a 17 year old Minnesota woman died about a week after having wisdom teeth surgery. Near the end of the wisdom teeth surgery her blood pressure increased, her pulse dropped, and she went into cardiac arrest. She then was transferred to a hospital and suffered from seizures and swelling in her brain until passing about a week later. It is not clear what caused the death to occur. She could have possibly had an undisclosed heart condition that has occurred in other cases. It is possible for a patient to only become aware of an asymptomatic and abnormal heart rhythm…
  • Using Ozone Nano Bubble Water to Treat Gum Infections

    wisdom
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Ozone nano-bubble water is a new antiseptic agent that may potentially be used to treat periodontitis or severe gum infections. Researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University published their research in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. The researchers evaluated the bactericidal activities of ozone nano-bubble water (known as NBW3) against two bacterial agents that cause periodontitis. The research results showed that NBW3 can kill periodontal pathogens within 30 seconds of exposure with only a minor impact on the viability of oral tissue cells after 24 hours…
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  • Fluoridation Fails Minnesota

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    In Minnesota, where fluoridation is state mandated In 2010, 55% of third graders experienced dental decay, while 18% of third graders had untreated cavities. Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Minnesota | Healthy People 2020:
  • Fluoridation Fails North Carolina

    12 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    "Tens of thousands of North Carolinians seek treatment for dental pain in our emergency departments each year -14% of our kindergartners have untreated decay."  North Carolina is 87.5% fluoridatedNC Oral Health Collaborative - North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs:
  • Fluoridation Fails North Carolina

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    87.5% of North Carolina is fluoridated. Yet,  “Forty percent of children in North Carolina start school with dental disease,”
  • Fluoridation fails San Francisco, California

    16 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    San Francisco is fluoridated, yet  nearly 40 percent of San Francisco children turn up with tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten, public health experts have seen enough. They want to make the city a cavity-free zone. "San Francisco’s children have a higher percent of cavities than the national average at 33 percent, according to federal government statistics""Between 2000 and 2012, the difference between white children and those who are Chinese, Latino and African American as measured by the percentage of cavities has increased by 7 percent in San Francisco, the…
  • Fluoridation Fails San Francisco, California

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    High levels of tooth decay reported among Mission's Latino youth | Neighborhoods | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner:For example, 32 percent of kindergartners living in the 94110 ZIP code of the Mission experienced tooth decay in the 2013-14 school year compared to 53 percent in ZIP code 94108, which includes the southern portion of Chinatown, and 45 percent in ZIP code 94133 in the northern part of Chinatown.However, 436 predominantly Latino kindergartners had tooth decay in the Mission ZIP code, while 60 were affected in the 94108 ZIP code in southern Chinatown and 96 in the 94133 ZIP…
 
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  • Services of SEO Copywriting For Link Development of Dental Websites

    Alick Willson
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Copywriting has become one of the best and most used segments for SEO development. If you are willing to have strong social signals, then it is important to take use of the best SEO copywriting networks. It is important to understand the algorithm of link building with SEO and copywriting to gain the results. If you blend the Facebook data along with Google, then you would notice that, the results of Search Engine Optimization for Dentists have become more active and optimized. SEO professionals who are working with Manual Link Building are linking the web links along with the popular social…
  • Live Chat- Helping the Dental Websites

    Alick Willson
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    With technological advancement, companies are opting for various processes for enhancing their business online. It is even better for the consumers as they are able to get hold of every product or services they are willing to attain with few clicks. As online branding has become important, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation for Dentist) has become an essential aspect for the same, as online companies are able to promote their products and services with ease. In addition to this, use of SEO even helps the companies in attaining desired traffic to their website and improves rankings in various…
  • Dental Health Challenges For Women

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    Maintaining good dental health is a challenge for all of us but it can be especially challenging for women. Women’s bodies have major changes that occur throughout life including monthly cycles and pregnancy. These changes are due to changes in hormones. As you may know, hormones can be responsible for dramatic shifts in our bodies chemistry. Recent studies have shown an increased risk for periodontal disease in women due to hormonal changes. Fluctuations in female hormones seem to be the main risk factor. For women, this means it effects them over the course of their entire lives.
  • What Are Common Bad Breath Causes?

    Dr Rajnish Anand
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:32 pm
    What Are Common Bad Breath Causes? Get Rid Of Bad Breath If you suffer from chronic, severe bad breath, also known as halitosis, it's important to identify the cause so you can determine an effective treatment. Bakersfield dentist gives some tips for avoiding bad breath.  Halitosis has many causes, including the following: Tobacco use. If you smoke, quit. Your bad breath may be due to other causes, too, but tobacco use is a guarantee of bad breath. If you are ready to quit, ask your doctor or dentist for advice and support. What you eat, or don't eat. Certain foods, such as garlic,…
  • 5 Advantages of Invisible Braces Treatment

    Saurabh Singh
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:43 pm
    As compared to conventional braces, the latest procedure of Invisible Braces Treatment has many advantages. Read on to know some of the advantages of this preferred dental treatment A few years ago only metal braces and brackets were used to correct various flaws of teeth including irregular and protruding teeth. With the advent of new technologies and materials, Invisible Braces Treatment has emerged to be the latest procedure to align and straighten crooked teeth. This modern procedure of Invisible Braces Treatment, practiced by most of the dentists all over the world, has numerous…
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  • Dental Consulting Highlights

    Dr. Edward Logan
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    Last week, I had the pleasure of consulting a new client on ways to grow his dental practice while maintaining a balance of work and family life. It is such a joy to have the opportunity to pass along the wisdom and experience I have gained in the past 22 years of dentistry and even to let others learn from the mistakes I made along the way. We had a wonderful conversation covering topics like: Maximizing the marketing benefit from his website, local listings and online presence, Calculating and collecting dental co-pays to maximize collections, Reducing overhead expenses, Tracking new…
  • Dr. Logan to Teach Dental Practice Management Course

    Dr. Edward Logan
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
      A.T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health opened their St. Louis facility in Lafayette Square this month. The college opened in Kirksville, Missouri in 2013 and this latest facility will provide clinical opportunities and further academic courses for third and fourth year dental students. The heart of the school’s mission is to educate and train dentists to serve vulnerable populations in need. The patient dental clinic will open in July 2015. For more information about the dental clinic, please visit the Patient Services page.   Dr. Edward Logan has…
  • How Do I Fix a Negative Online Review?

    Dr. Edward Logan
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Here are some tips for dealing with a negative online review of your dental practice – Respond with an apology online. Some review sites allow you to respond to the reviewer. The message should be apologetic, not contain excuses, not argue that the reviewer is presenting false information and not contain any personal health information. Depending on the actual complaint you can say what steps will be taken for that issue not to occur again. Do not respond if you cannot do so in the above manner. Attempt to get the negative review removed either by the site or the submitter. It is often…
  • Dr. Logan Webinar on Hiring the Right Associate

    Dr. Edward Logan
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    I have the pleasure of participating in a webinar on April 14, 2015 on the topic “How to Simplify Your Life – Hiring the ‘Right’ Associate.” Please register for “How to Simplify Your Life Hiring the ‘Right’ Associate” with Dr. Ed Logan, on Apr 14, 2015 12:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2107355136712872194 This webinar will help you learn to: 1. Interview and hire the “right” associate dentist for your practice 2. Gain new patients for your associate 3. Make money while you’re sleeping and avoid…
  • The Madow Brothers’ Dental Speaker Conference

    Dr. Edward Logan
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Recently, I had the great pleasure of attending The Madow Brothers’ two day course, You Can be a Dental Speaker and what I learned was immensely beneficial. The Madow Brothers crammed so much useful information into these two days that I felt like I could walk away from the seminar with more knowledge than most speakers who have been on the circuit for many years. There was no fluff, only critical pearls that any speaker could put to practice immediately. I was also impressed with how Dave and Rich kept the attendees comfortable by welcoming even the most personal questions about what it…
 
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  • Better User Experience Can Improve SEO

    Jill Nastasia
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    As Google continues to update their algorithms, we must also continue to update our approach to SEO. Search engine optimization no longer consists of only keywords and links. Now, you must take customer and user experience into account when designing a dental website or blog. Otherwise, you don’t climb the rankings of a Google search results page and potential patients may turned off by your unresponsive website. Changes in the World of SEO Google takes a lot into consideration when ranking websites. For one, is the site responsive? Will it change to fit my computer, smartphone, or…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Tarah Damask, Content Manager

    Jill Nastasia
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    Tarah, pictured at MDPM’s 5th Anniversary Celebration, bottom row second from the right)                         One of our goals in 2015 is to help our clients put a face with their contact here at MDPM Consulting. We’re always here to answer your questions, give you an update on your SEO and web marketing progress, brainstorm about your next move, or chat about what’s going on with you and your team at your practice, but there’s a buzzword floating around regarding the trend in online marketing: transparency. So,…
  • 10 Tips for Better Social Media Posts

    Jill Nastasia
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Social media is no longer optional when it comes to your online marketing strategy. Even if you are operating a dental practice, you need an online presence that extends beyond your website and blog. How do you make successful social media posts? What can you do to drive traffic to your social media pages and even your dental website? Make Your Statuses More Engaging Share Your Success: Have you received an award or recognition for your services? If so, share this on your social media pages. Not only will your patients feel better about choosing your practice, but people looking at your…
  • Do You Know Your Patients’ Family Trees?

    Jill Nastasia
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    When a patient comes to your practice he/she is looking for a professional who can improve the health and possibly the appearance of his/her smile. As the doctor, how much should you know about the patient’s family tree? Is a patient’s family history crucial for maintaining optimal oral health? Why Should You Know Your Patient’s Family Tree? If you’re treating a whole family, which isn’t uncommon, especially in smaller communities, you work with children and adults. If adults have a high risk of periodontal disease, dental caries, or malocclusion, then you know there’s a…
  • What Makes a Good Web Design?

    Jill Nastasia
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    As you are probably aware, any successful business needs a quality website in order to attract new clients and maintain a professional appearance. As a dentist or medical professional, you need a site that looks good and is easily navigable, in other words, a good web design. What makes a good web design? What should you take into account when designing and building your practice’s website? What are Your Clients Looking For? As a dentist you need to know what services you offer. If you focus on cosmetic treatment, then you need to cater to patients looking for primarily esthetic services.
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  • Changing dental insurance with a connected toothbrush

    Larry Emmott
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    From Fortune: …a dental insurance company, giving connected toothbrushes to policy holders makes all the sense in the world. Knowing that your policyholders brush their teeth on the regular means they are less likely to develop cavities and other issues associated with high claims. The insurer might even be able to promote more brushing or even flossing using incentives from the app associated with the connected toothbrush. Source: Beam will change dental insurance one connected toothbrush at a time – Fortune I have very mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I think it is a creative…
  • Mediocrity Invited: how to encourage high performers

    Balaji Krishnamurthy
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:57 am
    In most of our companies we have a big sign with bold letters over the main door into our building. It has been there a long time and is such a regular part of the fixtures that we have lost sight of it. Although we diligently practice what the sign says, few of us, if any, notice it as we walk in and out of the building each day. We probably can’t even remember what it says, so let me remind you: “Mediocrity Invited.” We do many things to ensure that mediocre employees feel totally safe and secure and are not made uncomfortable. This month’s article illustrates examples of things…
  • Third Generation Online Referrals

    Larry Emmott
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    First generation attempts to create digital referral slips simply recreate the paper form in an electronic format, usually pdf. The referring dentist needs to download and print the form then fill in the information (patient name, practice information, tooth #, diagnosis etc.) by hand. The patient takes the form to the specialist and the data is entered just as if the patient had come in and was handed a form to fill out. Second generation online referrals can be filled in online, no paper. However the referring dentist or the patient still needs to fill in the information by hand using a…
  • 3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want

    Larry Emmott
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    From TechCrunch: “The first reason you can’t just ask customers what they want is that they aren’t always attuned to what they really need. Steve Jobs famously said, “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” via 3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want | TechCrunch. I first linked this article as an example of  “A car is not just a faster horse.” but found another gem as well. Typically, it is easier for people to review and comment on something that is placed in front of them rather than asking to imagine something that doesn’t yet…
  • Why go Paperless? What I have now works and doesn’t cost a thing.

    Larry Emmott
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $2.50 each. If you have 2500 charts they cost you at least $6,250 to create and every time a new patient walks in it’s another two-fifty; cha-ching. Other chart contents, like X-Rays and photographs can be even more costly. A set of bitewings with film, processing and mounts can be a dollar or two. A photo printed from the intraoral camera is $1.50 or more. It is reasonable to add at least another $2.00 to the cost of each chart for these contents adding another $5,000 to the cost.
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  • Dental Health Challenges For Women

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:12 am
    Maintaining good dental health is a challenge for all of us but it can be especially challenging for women. Women’s bodies have major changes that occur throughout life including monthly cycles and pregnancy. These changes are due to changes in hormones. As you may know, hormones can be responsible for dramatic shifts in our bodies
  • Dental Health Tips For Seniors

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:54 am
    As we age, we need to monitor our bodies far differently than when we were younger. This includes our dental hygiene. Prescription medications can have a big effect on dental health. They can lead to dry mouth which can lead to increased tooth decay. Below you will find some great dental hygiene tips to navigate
  • Smart Snacking For A Happy, Healthy Smile

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    We generally do not make smart, healthy choices when snacking. Snacking usually occurs at a moment of weakness between meals at a moment of hunger between meals. This often means choosing a sugary snack which can have harmful effects on our dental health. Sugary snacks may taste great and be filling at the moment, but they
  • Happy 4th Of July 2015

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    Wishing Everyone A Safe, Happy, And Healthy Independence Day!!! © 2015, Marielaina Perrone DDS. All rights reserved. Henderson Cosmetic Dentist
  • Can Periodontal Disease Be Prevented?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    Periodontal disease is a slow, progressive disease that can wreak havoc on our oral and systemic health. Many of the symptoms of periodontal disease sneak up on us and are often ignored. It is important not to ignore these signs and symptoms as periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss. Periodontal disease comes in many different
 
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  • Health Benefits Dentists Should Know

    agabrisch
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Offering employee benefits is a significant milestone for small dental practices. Deciding to offer health benefits requires careful consideration, and beginning the process can sometimes present a challenge. Here are a few common types of employee health benefits to get started. Health insurance coverage The dental practice can purchase a health insurance policy to cover eligible employees and their dependents. Coverage options exists through brokers, online or through the SHOP Marketplace. Health insurance reimbursement plan The dental practice can provide a tax-free reimbursement plan to…
  • Getting Patients to Schedule Bi-Annual Checkups

    agabrisch
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    Did you know that an estimated one-third of Americans don’t visit a dentist on a regular basis? Dental practices are often challenged with getting their patients to schedule – and also show up for – their check-up appointments. Here are a few effective strategies your dental practice can utilize to encourage greater turnout for appointments and regularly scheduled check-ups in your dental practice. Reminder Calls. Giving patients a friendly reminder call prior to a cleaning or procedure helps to keep your practice as a priority, for the overloaded minds of your busy patients own…
  • Don’t Let Your Personal Social Media Damage Your Dental Practice

    agabrisch
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
      For any working professional, it can be difficult to separate your professional and personal life. It’s also important for your patients to know that you are actually a human, not just some person who peers into their mouth! Comfort is hugely vital for dental patients, and with the increased prominence of social media in business promotion, it’s critical to be able to separate what you advertise on your personal and practice pages. One of the first steps is making sure there is a distinction between your personal pages and dental practice pages. The former is a personal social…
  • Compliance Education from The ADA’s HIPAA Kit

    agabrisch
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
      When it comes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the right tools can help save dentists and their practices a lot of energy and stress. The American Dental Association (ADA) Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit (J598) includes three vital components to help dental practices with their HIPAA Compliance Program: The ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance Privacy and Security Manual A three year subscription to the annual HIPAA Compliance Update Service, and The ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Training CD-ROM. The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit is designed to provide…
  • The Working Interview: Beware What It Could Cost You

    agabrisch
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    A working interview is a relatively new concept that’s becoming more and more common in dental hiring practices. This interview style is exactly what it sounds like – a chance to see what candidates are like through their actual work. This type of interview gives you and your practice a great opportunity to see how a potential candidate interacts with your staff and patients. However, if you aren’t careful in the way you conduct a working interview, you can easily drift into areas that leave you responsible and liable, as if the candidate was already a hired employee. In most cases in…
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  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Botox

    Parham Dental Team
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Botox smoothes lines to boost confidence – but that’s not all it has up its sleeve The most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment for years running, Botox has plenty of fans. But for all its popularity, many of us don’t know all that this medication can really do for your skin – and your life. Read on to learn a little more about the most surprising Botox facts, and get in touch if you’d like to try it for yourself. Botox: Did You Know? …it was initially a medical treatment? Botulinum toxin was first used therapeutically. It was initially  medical…
  • Can Teeth Be Stain-Proof? Ways to a Whiter Smile

    Parham Dental Team
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    So you’ve just whitened your teeth – now how are you going to make sure the results really last? We all want to possess bright smiles, and we respect those with dazzling pearly whites. By taking a couple extra precautions each day, you can make sure your teeth continue to be among the brightest in the room. Daily Steps for Long-Term Whitening Results Brush and floss thoroughly – Part of the reason your teeth become stained is from plaque buildup. If you brush and floss regularly and carefully, you can remove the offending bacteria before it affects your smile’s…
  • February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

    Parham Dental Team
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:08 pm
    We know that you want to do whatever possible to help your kids grow up healthy, happy and strong. But that can become overwhelming, especially when you’re not sure exactly what’s best for them. Looking for some tips on children’s oral health? What better time to discuss it than February, Children’s Dental Health Month! What do your kids’ teeth really need? The answer is probably unique, but there are some general guidelines that can help you ensure cavity-free smiles for your little ones. Read on to make sure you’re not skipping something essential. What…
  • Do You Love Going to the Dentist?

    Parham Dental Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    How do you feel when you have a dental exam on the calendar? If you experience anxiety at the thought of an office visit, then it’s time to reexamine your attitude toward dental care. Exams and fillings don’t have to be scary things. If you want to start getting more comfortable with the office, we’ve got a few tips that will transform the way you view your appointments. If you ever have any questions about what will be taking place during a procedure or an exam, don’t hesitate to give us a call and get some answers. Sedation Dentistry Dental sedation can be an…
  • 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…
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  • NERB vs WREB

    Chance Bodini
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:48 pm
    As a dentist who studied at a school on the East Coast, but took the Western Regional Board, I am often asked what's the difference between the NERB and the WREB?Note: The North Eastern Regional Board (NERB) is now called the "Commission on Dental Competency Assessments" or the CDCA, but will be referred to as the NERB for the remainder of this blog post.The main difference between the NERB and the WREB is defined by the states who accept each exam. While there is overlap, a notable state that does not accept the NERB exam is California. Since California did not accept the NERB…
  • How to Get a Dental License in California

    Chance Bodini
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    I recently graduated from the University of Maryland with my DDS. As a resident of California for twenty-two years prior to beginning dental school, I had planned on returning to Southern California to begin my career as a dentist. This week, I received my license to practice dentistry in California (received license 6 weeks after graduation).There are three paths to licensure as a dentist in California. Licensure by residency - complete an accredited GPR or AEGD and receive a license to practice in California. The downside to licensure by residency is that you are limited to…
  • Studying for the California Dental Law and Ethics Exam

    Chance Bodini
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:46 pm
    I recently passed the California Law and Ethics Exam - an exam new graduates are required to take prior to obtaining their license to practice dentistry in the state of California.The exam is 50 multiple choice questions, 50 minutes in length. There is ample time to complete the exam, and most questions only require common sense to be answered correctly. To study for this exam, it would be wise to set aside an hour or so to complete this free online CE course I found that reviews the California Dental Practice Act. You can take the course…
  • Direct Mail Part 2

    Chance Bodini
    29 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    Following up Direct Mail Part 1.When you send direct mail, you need to measure your results. In order to measure your results, each advertisement needs to have:A unique design.A unique URL with analytics installed.A unique phone number with call tracking.A unique coupon code if you are offering a discount.Undoubtedly, the list you purchases is used by other businesses—some of which may be dentists. Selecting a stock design does not separate your ad from the noise and your campaign looks just as much (if not more) like junk-mail than your competitors’. You can affordably employee…
  • Direct Mail: Part 1

    Chance Bodini
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) 2010 Annual Report, direct mail has a response rate of just 3.42% per house list and 1.36% per prospect list.While individual rates will vary, in general, I do not recommend investing in direct mail. However, some dentists may find success with this medium. If you are committed to trying direct mail, here is what you need to do to have a prayer at finding success.You need an accurate list focused on your target demographic.You must be able to measure your results.You must commit to mailing your campaign approximately 27 times to the same…
 
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  • Oral Bacterium Associated With Systemic Disease

    wh_admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    According to research being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, a serotype of oral bacterium with possible links to systemic disease was found in a small cohort of African-American children residing in southwestern Alabama. This is the first time is has been found. Fifty-seven children, aged 5 to 10 years […] The post Oral Bacterium Associated With Systemic Disease appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • A New, Faster Way To Diagnose Oral Cancer

    wh_admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    In an exciting new development, scientists from Biomedical Research Institute (IBI), in Galicia, Spain, have patented a faster, more reliable and less invasive technique for detecting carcinomas in the oral mucosa. Currently, the sixth-leading cause of cancer-related death is malignant tumors in the oral cavity. A quicker and more accurate diagnosis can lead to improved […] The post A New, Faster Way To Diagnose Oral Cancer appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Can A Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Improve Oral Health?

    wh_admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Researchers at University of Michigan and Newcastle University recently discovered Arginine, a naturally occurring amino acid found in food, breaks down dental plaque. This could help millions of people avoid gum disease and cavities. Arginine is found in poultry, fish, red meat, and dairy products and is already used in some dental products for tooth […] The post Can A Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Improve Oral Health? appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • Toothbrush Contamination in Bathrooms

    wh_admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Toothbrushes are a known source for contamination. While that may sound alarming, it generally should not cause concern. Most of that contamination is the presence of your own fecal matter, and your body is accustomed to the flora. It becomes problematic when bathrooms are communal, like in dorms at colleges. A recent study at Quinnipiac […] The post Toothbrush Contamination in Bathrooms appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
  • How Gum Disease Treatment Can Prevent Heart Disease

    wh_admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The American Heart Association has recently published research titled, “Resolvin E1 Prevents Atheromatous Plaque Formation,” which will appear in the May print issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), shedding light on the important link between the mouth and heart. Scientists at the Forsyth Institute and Boston University found that using an oral, topical […] The post How Gum Disease Treatment Can Prevent Heart Disease appeared first on David Wilhite DDS.
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  • All About Gum Disease: Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms and Prevention

    KFD
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Gum disease is caused by particles, mucus and bacteria in the mouth forming a colorless, sticky plaque on the surface and in between each tooth. Flossing and brushing helps get rid of plaque. If not, tartar, or a hardened form of plaque that won’t be reduced by mere brushing is the result. Tartar can only be removed by a professional cleaning by a hygienist or a dentist. Mainly, a long period of time between teeth cleaning can cause the eventual formation and development of gum disease. Taking the right measures of prevention will go along way towards keeping your mouth healthy and free of…
  • 5 Facts about a Child’s Teeth

    KFD
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    img c/o: Pixabay.com Most parents want the best for their children and this includes their teeth. Starting from the time they are born all the way to when they reach their pre-teens, teenage years and beyond, it is a good idea to include dental visits as part of your lifestyle. After all, your children will only grow a great set of permanent teeth once in their lives. Kiddie Toothpaste   By two years of age, pediatric fluoride toothpaste can be started. Once your child is able to…
  • What is Hypodontia?

    KFD
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    img c/o: Pixabay.com What is hypodontia? Also known as tooth agenesis, the condition hypodontia in dentistry involves patients having missing teeth due to these teeth failing to develop. This condition actually involves patients missing up to 5 permanent teeth other than the third molars. In nine to thirty per cent of populations, missing third molars make an appearance. Oligodontia is the condition of missing permanent teeth numbering six or more. This excludes the wisdom…
  • The dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

    KFD
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:56 pm
    No matter how seemingly easy and safe DIY teeth whitening seem to be, there are dangers involved. Each year, billions of dollars are spent by Americans on products for the teeth. These days, toothpastes that bleach teeth have gained more popularity than any other type. It is probably safe to say that bleaching has reached its porcelain era. When it comes to teeth whitening, doing this yourself can be dangerous. Here are a few side effects of whitening teeth at home. Hazards of Whitening With more and more trouble reported to dentist from DIY teeth whitening kits, one thing is becoming quite…
  • What is Sedation Dentistry and how can you benefit from it?

    KFD
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Source: Pixabay.com It cannot be denied how many people hate going to the dentist. As a matter of fact most folks find dentist visit simply traumatic. It is not easy to explain to others why people feel this way. Not having adequate dental care is the result of this fear. Without the right amount of care, people end up with dental conditions such as misaligned teeth, tooth decay and other severe dental problems. It is not easy to treat folks that are already on edge before you even start. This is where sedation dentistry comes in handy.  Dental techniques such as sedation dentistry enable…
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  • Ask Dr. Parker: How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

    Matt Parker
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Getting x-rays is a regular part of many dental visits, but some people have questions about the safety of these x-rays. You may wonder: Should children be getting dental x-rays? What about pregnant women? Will they have any cumulative effect over your lifetime? Can you get cancer from dental x-rays? Are there safer forms of […] The post Ask Dr. Parker: How Safe Are Dental X-Rays? appeared first on .
  • Phoenix Sports Guide

    Matt Parker
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    Phoenix is known for its sunshine, its open spaces, its gorgeous scenery — and its incredible sports scene. The city has long ranked among the best sports towns in the United States for professional and youth sports. Why is Phoenix such a fertile region for sports? Here are a few reasons: The incredible weather — […] The post Phoenix Sports Guide appeared first on .
  • Ask Dr. Parker: How Does a Cavity Form?

    Matt Parker
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you go to the dentist for a checkup, you hate to hear those four dreaded words: You have a cavity. No one wants cavities, but the average person has 13 cavities by the time he or she reaches ages 40-59. That sparks a natural curiosity about tooth decay: How do cavities form? And how […] The post Ask Dr. Parker: How Does a Cavity Form? appeared first on .
  • Ask Dr. Parker: Why Are My Gums Receding?

    Matt Parker
    21 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    Maybe your teeth have become sensitive, or perhaps you noticed your teeth appear longer than they used to. Or you may even be able to feel a small bump at the gum line that wasn’t there before. Whatever the symptoms, your gums are receding and it’s normal to be concerned about it. Have no fear: […] The post Ask Dr. Parker: Why Are My Gums Receding? appeared first on .
  • Fluoride: A Comprehensive and Complicated History

    Matt Parker
    5 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Recently the federal government issued a recommendation to reduce the amount of fluoride in Americans’ drinking water. The decision sparked a renewal of the spirited debate surrounding fluoride that has raged for decades. Indeed, fluoride is one of the most controversial issues in dentistry. There are many questions surrounding this mineral, which has long been […] The post Fluoride: A Comprehensive and Complicated History appeared first on .
 
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