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  • Effect of natural sweetener xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    New research concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults.
  • Tackling poor oral health in children around the globe

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    A new research project has established an effective model for the fight against the escalating burden of tooth decay among children in Asia. The model is an important tool in breaking the social inequity in oral health of children.
  • Link between hair disorders and susceptibility to dental caries

    14 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    Hair and teeth are ectodermal appendages that share common developmental mechanisms. However, the major structural components making up hair and teeth are very distinct. The hair shaft is essentially made of keratin filaments that are highly cross-linked. Tooth enamel matrix is primarily composed of enamel proteins (amelogenin, ameloblastin) that are degraded and replaced by minerals during enamel maturation. Fully mineralized enamel contains a small fraction of cross-linked organic material that has not been fully characterized. In this study, researchers assessed the presence and…
  • Environmental tobacco smoke is associated with periodontitis in US non-smokers

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Periodontitis affects approximately 47% of adults in the United States and the U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that cigarette smoking is one of its causes. Despite numerous adverse health effects of environmental tobacco smoke, an association between periodontitis and this "second-hand smoke" in non-smokers remains questionable. In this study, the researchers aimed to investigate the association between serum cotinine and periodontitis among U.S. non-smokers.
  • Distinct brain mechanisms related to dental pain relief

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Local anesthesia has made life more comfortable for dental patients since 1884. However, little is known about brain mechanisms related to dental pain relief. In this study, the researchers aimed to investigate task related brain activity and functional connectivity patterns following onset of a regional anesthetic nerve block during continuous noxious dental stimulation.
 
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    Dentistry News

  • Healthy Smile, Healthy Body

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:35 pm
    You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more attention.
  • BIG changes coming after ABC15 dental reports

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    As a direct result of an ABC15 investigation, Arizona lawmakers are poised to change a state law that hid the vast majority of dental board discipline from the public. As of September 1, it would require the dental board to post all of its actions on its website, making them immediately and easily accessible for the public.
  • 6 Serious Health Problems Your Dentist Might Find

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Your mouth is like a crystal ball for your health. That's because a good dentist can spot a wide range of potential medical problems by looking between your chompers.
  • Grand Rapids Community College holds free dental screening days

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Children and families can get free dental screenings at events held by Grand Rapids Community College's Dental Hygiene Clinic.
  • Free dental clinic opens at Cal Expo

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    People lined up at Cal Expo on Thursday to take advantage of free dental care at a clinic that will be open Friday and Saturday. STOCKTON FOR QUESTIONING.
 
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  • 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 […]
  • Stand-up dentistry

    Trish Walraven
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    One thing I’ve learned over the years is that being a dental hygienist is easy compared to comedy. Every time I imagine that I’ve got the spotlight, that it’s just me and a microphone, and I’m telling dumb jokes about cleaning teeth, I get this intense knot in my stomach that makes me realize it’s […]
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  • Differing Views in Medicine and Dentistry Applied to Wisdom Teeth

    wisdom
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    An interesting article appears in the 2014 version of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery titled “Asymptomatic Third Molars Under Nominalist and Essentialist Lenses,” written by V. Wallace McCarlie and Daniel L. Orr II, pp. 658-659.  The authors define two differente views: 1) essentialism and 2) nominalism and then try to apply them to the management of wisdom teeth. The authors state “Essentialism is the notion that underlying every properly defined disease is an unchanging reality causing illness. Conversely, nominalism is not concerned with underlying causes,…
  • Should the NICE Guidelines for Management of Wisdom Teeth (Third Molars) be Reevaulated?

    wisdom
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    An article titled “Changes in Demographics of Patients Undergoing Third Molar Surgery in a Hospital Setting Between 1994 and 2012 and the Influence of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines,” written by Vahe Petrosyan and Phillip Ameerally appears in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, pp. 254-258. The article discusses how National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) were published around 2000 recommending against prophylactic removal of wisdom…
  • Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Risk

    wisdom
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    In a post many years ago I discussed Patients With Moderate To Severe Periodontitis Need to Be Evaluated For Cardiovascular Problems. In a new study, periodontal disease has again been looked at as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In the study conducted, more than 15,000 patients with chronic coronary heart disease gave information on their dental health with results showing periodontal disease indicators were common. The study included self reported dental health information from the STABILITY trial, a clinical trial with 15,828 participants from 39 countries all with chronic…
  • Periodontal Therapy Impact on General Health

    wisdom
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    An interesting article titled “Impact of Periodontal Therapy on General Health,” appears in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (published online June 18, 2014) and written by Marjorie Jeffcoat and et. al. The authors attempt to estimate the effects of periodontal therapy on medical costs and hospitalizations among those with type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and pregnancy. The goal was to see if periodontal disease therapy might prevent or mitigate some of the adverse effects associated with the 5 studied…
  • Moving Towards a Clearer Diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    wisdom
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    A group of researchers have recently used functional PET imaging to show that levels of neuroinflammation is higher in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis also commonly referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome than in healthy patients. Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating condition which is mostly characterized by chronic and disabling fatigue. Some patients feel that chronic fatigue syndrome trivializes the condition and prefer a name change. In a study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine researchers found that levels of neuroinflammation markers are…
 
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  • More Work Needed Toward Cavity Prevention In Children

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Counter to what the CDC numbers say for young children's untreated cavities, the data was not so encouraging for older children, said The New York Times. The prevalence of cavities seemed to hold strong for children past preschool.There were cavities in the baby teeth of more than half of 6- to 8-year-olds, while 50 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds had permanent teeth with cavities.A staggering 67 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds' teeth showed decay.And as dentists are filling more cavities in the very young, doctors emphasize the importance of behavioral changes as a tool against…
  • Fluoridation Fails Kentucky

    16 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Fluoridation has been state-mandated in Kentucky for decades.  Yet, According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky has the third highest tooth loss rate in the nation among older adults, and Kentuckians of all ages are facing vast oral health problems. An assessment of the commonwealth’s dental health found that half of Kentucky's children had decay in their primary teeth and more than 46 percent of children ages 2 - 4 had untreated dental problems—more than twice the national…
  • Fluoridation Fails Virginia

    7 Mar 2015 | 1:07 am
    Virginia is 96% fluoridated. "The dental needs of thousands in Virginia are acute...""One participant divulged that she had been using an Emery board to file her teeth prior to receiving care. Another outlined how she had been saving up over years to pay the several hundreds of dollars needed for tooth extractions prior to being able to apply for dentures." Multiple charities donate dental services to those in need on Peninsula - Daily Press:
  • Fluoridation Fails Ohio

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    Ohio is 92% fluoridated but  "Dental care has been called Ohio's greatest unmet health need," Ohio Medicaid Patients Struggle To Find Dentists - Topix
  • Fluoridation Fails Salina, Kansas

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    Salina, Kansas is fluoridated: Mission of Mercy helps 1,400 dental patients  volunteers performed $1.2 million in dental work for 1,400 patients."We extracted 3,118 teeth, did 1,466 fillings and treated 171 children," Reed said.Some patients were turned away Friday, all patients were seen Saturday, she said
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  • The Case of Cirque du Soleil, example for your Dental Clinic !!

    DentPro - Tu deposito dental
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The circus business was, and still is, a tremendous crisis. So the question is, how can you explain the success of the Cirque du Soleil? The answer is clear: they have reinvented the circus. Nobody wants to go see the bearded lady! In mature industries becomes increasingly difficult to gain market share, competitors are becoming more aggressive, growth slows or freezes, margins are trimmed and enters a fierce competition. The Cirque du Soleil has created a new market segment in which its competitors are at a great distance trying to fight for the same demand. This new market allows them…
  • Dental Equipment Bank Statement Loans for Expansion Plans for Your Dental Practice.

    ed rogers
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    If you own an a dental equipment business it is ideal to realize that many factors go into the operation that can help to expand your client base.   Many dental equipment businesses rely on dentists that need additional equipment for their clients but that isn't the only optimal way to bring in new clients. Small Business Loans Depot, works with many types of businesses that are seeking additional bank statement loans to use for many purposes including increasing the client base including dental equipment businesses. Dental Equipment businesses are one of the many types of businesses that…
  • How to Learch Orthodontics from AFO

    Ravi Kumar
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:07 am
    How to learn Orthodontics from AFO in 3 Steps howtolearnorthodontics‬ Straight Wire (MBT) Only 800 USD. Shipped anywhere in the World. Buy AFO Course > Watch Lecture Videos > Read Course Manual> Watch Practice Videos & Practice on Typodont > Start Cases Visit: www.orthodonticsforgp.com
  • Increase your milling capacity of your dental laboratory with CORiTEC 240i

    Charles Brown
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Modern dental milling machine models are extremely compact, enable easy installation and can be used for more than one purpose. CORiTEC 240i is one among them. It lets productive entry in CAD/CAM automation and is carefully designed with a system of 4 axes suitable for wet and dry milling of zirconium oxide, aluminum oxide, resins, wax, feldspar, etc. When your milling machine is compact in size and offers more features, you can be sure of producing more number of high quality dentures. Technology: This mill has high compatibility to CAD/CAM software along with high stability of rotary axis…
  • Dental Technology Showcase 2015

    Victoria
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    It will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th April at the NEC in Birmingham. An extensive trade exhibition will host leading dental suppliers and manufacturers, each showing the latest products, materials and technologies available. Experts in every field will be on hand to provide any information, advice or guidance you may need. Of course DentLab Manager will be there. We will be happy to help you choose the most suitable option for optimal results!
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    MDPM Consulting

  • Meet the MDPM Team: Tyler Meyers and Oliver Milici

    Jill Nastasia
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Jeffrey Holmes, Web Developer

    Jill Nastasia
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Gery Laboy, Account Manager and Training Coordinator

    Jill Nastasia
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Client Feature Friday

    Jill Nastasia
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Although your dental practice’s website might be attractive, fully functional, and full of great, accurate, and optimized content, sometimes a website redesign is just what the doctor ordered. But, how do you know when it’s time for a makeover? In our experience, our clients choose to redesign their websites when they do any of the following: move to a new office redesign/redecorate their office rebrand their practice (new logo, new colors, etc.) bring on a new doctor incorporate new technologies/philosophies into their practice become bored with their current design and want…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Elford Alley, Senior Editor

    Jill Nastasia
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    We’ve had a few wintry weeks here in DFW, so we thought this snowy photo of Elford and his daughter Lucy was appropriate! 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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces…
 
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  • 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…
  • Dental Practice Management & Marketing CDs

    Dr. Edward Logan
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    We want to take a moment to clarify that the Dentistry’s Business Secrets’ Practice Management and Marketing Tools CDs are not audio CDs. Instead, they are jam-packed with dozens of helpful files to be used in your dental office and marketing. The files were created in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Publisher, but there is a PDF version of each file as well. The Practice Management Tools CD contains the following files (and more): Dental Insurance Explanation Brochure for Patients Insurance Benefit Verification Form Financial Arrangement Form New Patient Paperwork…
  • Oral Cancer Screening Light

    Dr. Edward Logan
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:07 pm
    OralID Cancer Screening LIght Last year my dental office invested in an OralID screening light that detects oral cancer at its earliest stages. I am using this light now in virtually all of my new patient and recall exams. The overwhelming response from patients to this new piece of high-tech equipment has been,” Wow, that’s really cool!” I am really excited to provide this service to my patients and for them to be so aware of the importance of this screening method to their dental and general health. When oral cancer is detected early, there is a much greater treatment success. The…
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    News and Reflections for Dental Practice owners, Dental Practitioners, and Dental Students

  • Interviewing Methods in Your Dental Practice: Traditional versus Behavioral Interviewing

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    How do you interview? Do you just let a conversation happen, or do you take the time to dig a little deeper? There are two regularly used interview methods: The Traditional Interview and the Behavioral Interview. I highly recommend incorporating both when you interview candidates for your associate dentist or staff positions, as each method offers valuable insight about a candidate’s professional and personal qualities. Our friends at CEDR HR Solutions do a great job of defining both of these interview methods: “In a traditional interview, the interviewer asks prospective hires a series…
  • Dental Residents - How to Find a Job Coming Out of your AEGD or GPR

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Congratulations! After spending your whole life in school and residency you can finally see the end in sight. Now it is time to start putting all that education to use, but finding a job is a lot different than applying to programs. Do you know how to get started? This is an attempt to provide a centralized resource to help you land a job. Step 1. Make a Plan. As outlined in the following blog link, the key is to be flexible. It is best to determine what your options are before narrowing your focus on the best fit. Job Hunt Tips. Obviously location is important, but don't waste the crucial…
  • The Importance of Selling Your Opportunity

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    While the financial aspects of any job opportunity play a significant role in swaying a candidate’s decision to accept an offer, a dental practice owner must take into consideration more than just salary when selling an opportunity. Since more than 60 percent of our placements relocate to the area after accepting an offer, the practice owner needs to put themselves in the associate candidate's shoes and start asking themselves questions about the opportunity before a candidate ever walks through the door. What does the neighborhood look like? How are the schools? What are selling points of…
  • The Importance of Career-pathing and Mentoring in 2015

    6 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    2014 came to a strong close, with U.S. employment reaching a 12-month average of 246,000 new jobs and unemployment dropping to 5.6 percent. Confidence is growing in the labor market and as a result, many companies plan to hire throughout 2015. With all of this positive news on the job front, employees might have expected to see upward movement on salaries and wages. However, most recent surveys and reports indicate employers are planning modest pay increases, comparable to what was awarded in 2014. In light of this, how will companies retain their best talent, when below-market salaries are…
  • Resumes That Give You the Edge

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A resume or a curriculum vitae (CV) will serve as a vital and necessary tool in your career as a Dentist. I have seen thousands in my time as a Search Consultant of dentists across the U.S., and I would like to share some tips on what to do when preparing yours. Know the difference: Resumes are a summary of your employment and educational background and experience. CV’s are meant to be very detailed, and should outline everything associated with your field of study including: education, research, publications, continuing education, employment, etc.When to use Resume versus CV: Resumes are…
 
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    MDPM Consulting

  • Meet the MDPM Team: Tyler Meyers and Oliver Milici

    Jill Nastasia
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Jeffrey Holmes, Web Developer

    Jill Nastasia
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Gery Laboy, Account Manager and Training Coordinator

    Jill Nastasia
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces behind MDPM and give an inside look at just what it is we do every day to serve our clients. Today, we’re proud to…
  • Client Feature Friday

    Jill Nastasia
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Although your dental practice’s website might be attractive, fully functional, and full of great, accurate, and optimized content, sometimes a website redesign is just what the doctor ordered. But, how do you know when it’s time for a makeover? In our experience, our clients choose to redesign their websites when they do any of the following: move to a new office redesign/redecorate their office rebrand their practice (new logo, new colors, etc.) bring on a new doctor incorporate new technologies/philosophies into their practice become bored with their current design and want…
  • Meet the MDPM Team: Elford Alley, Senior Editor

    Jill Nastasia
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    We’ve had a few wintry weeks here in DFW, so we thought this snowy photo of Elford and his daughter Lucy was appropriate! 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, we’re making it a priority to introduce the faces…
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    Modern Practice

  • How Living Core Values Delivers Better Patient Experiences

    Jim Cobb
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    We live in an experience economy. People pay more for a great experience. Bad brand experiences are like a kiss of death. Not only do people enjoy talking about bad experiences, the Internet allows people to share them quickly and freely through their social networks. Consistently delivering a positive experience in your practice begins with your employees. Face to face delivery of the brand experience is very powerful. You have the opportunity to make a strong first impression and demonstrate genuine interest in the patient’s well being. For your staff to consistently deliver the…
  • Mind those Q’s

    Balaji Krishnamurthy
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    A few months ago, Tom Friedman, a New York Times columnist, wrote an article on how the hiring practices at Google have changed from focusing on GPAs and graduates from prestigious schools to a broader index of indicators. That motivated us to formalize a framework that we have informally used over the years. Would you like to hire intelligent people? For most professional jobs, the answer is likely to be yes. What is intelligence? There are hundreds of definitions, and ours, offered here, is probably consistent with most of them: Intelligence is the ability to observe, comprehend, abstract,…
  • 21 Ways to Make Your Dental Practice More Profitable

    Tyson Downs
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chances are, if you’ve been in the game for a while you are probably doing pretty decent revenue. But we all know that the top line revenue means nothing (well, except to those that like to brag about being a million, 2 million, or 3 million dollar practice). What matters is what you take home. Day after day, week after week, little expenses make their way into  your practice. At first $500 here, $1,500 there doesn’t seem like much (not when you are billing north of a ‘mill’). But little by little, it begins to eat away at your bottom line. How do you stop this and…
  • 101 Ways to Grow Your Dental Practice

    Tyson Downs
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Let’s face it, when you think about ways that you can grow your dental practice you probably think about the same ‘ol strategies. Online Marketing. Direct Mail. Referral Incentives. But there’s so much more out there to growing your practice. You never want to rely too much on any one strategy for new patient acquisition. If you do, then you could be in real trouble should something regarding that tactic change. So let’s look at 101 different ways you can grow your dental practice.   Related post: 21 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE MORE
  • Paperless Records Tip

    Larry Emmott
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Insurance CDT codes are set up by procedure and are designed primarily to track fees. However, in real life in the dental office we work on appointments not just codes. Many procedures require multiple appointments to complete. For example a traditional crown (not CAD CAM) includes a preparation and then a delivery. A denture requires impressions then a bite, a try in and then a delivery. Root canals are often multiple appointments. Then there are follow up appointments that have no fee and no code such as suture removal, bite adjustments and such. Set up additional appointment based…
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  • The Importance Of Oral Cancer Screenings

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth and throat (larynx). Cancer is defined as the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. This abnormal collection of mutated cells can form a tumor. Oral cancer originates in the mouth and throat, but has the ability to spread to other
  • Top Reasons Ice Cubes Hurt Your Teeth

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    Many of us have bad habits that may seem harmless. One of those habits is chewing on ice cubes. You may believe this habit is relatively harmless since ice is just water. However,  the impact of chewing that ice can be devastating to your dental health.  Below are a few of the top reasons why. Reasons
  • Can All On 4 Dental Implants Restore Your Smile?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:48 am
    Dental implants have given dentists the ability to easily replace missing teeth to restore smiles to their natural appearance. For those needing more extensive tooth replacement, dentures have been the traditional option. Traditional dentures come with many compromises. These include poor fit, oral sores from ill fitting dentures, along with decreased ability to enjoy our
  • Diabetes And Your Dental Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Diabetes (also called diabetes mellitus) is a chronic systemic disease which affects your body’s ability to process sugars in your food. As a result, a diabetic patient will have a high blood glucose (sugar) level which can cause a host of issues including problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, and heart. Diabetes can also lower your
  • Embracing Your Oral Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    Maintaining our oral health can be challenging at times. We all live busy schedules but research has shown that good oral health can lead to good overall health. Below are some tips to help embrace your oral health today! Top Oral Health Tips -Brush at least twice a day and floss daily before bedtime. Periodontal disease
 
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    Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP

  • Medicare Choices for Your Dental Practice By: Angie Walters

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    As many dental clinics that treat Medicare patients are well aware, there is a deadline approaching to opt in or out of the Medicare system. By June 1, 2015, all dentists who wish to continue treating Medicare patients and to continue…Read More
  • Get Money Into Your Dental Practice Faster

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    Everyone wants to receive their money faster, right? Technology has made getting claims to insurance companies faster, and getting on board with direct deposit can take that speed up a notch. 1.      Are you mailing attachments?…Read More
  • Improve You Patient’s Health – and Your Profits

    6 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Let’s say you have a periodontal patient seated in your chair… What is your first reaction? Are you excited about improving your patient’s oral and systemic health? Do you privately delight in the potential for this patient to…Read More
  • More Choices for Dental Benefits in 2015, ADA Research Says

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    The market for dental benefits in 2015 provides expanded choices for Americans, along with increased transparency by the federal government, making it easier to navigate the system. However, even with more choices, the cost of…Read More
  • Online Reviews – What They Mean For Your Dental Practice

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    Whatever business you’re in, online reviews matter. Traditionally, dental practices have relied on word of mouth referrals to grow their patient list. Now, business growth depends on online reviews. Giving internet users easy access…Read More
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    Dr. Michael Sinkin, D.D.S

  • Is It Safe To Have Dental Work During Pregnancy?

    Michael Sinkin
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
      Amazingly, just in the last ten days I have treated five moms-to-be! There seems to be a small baby boom taking place in my dental practice. But pregnancy is not the only thing that these patients have in common. Nearly every one of them called my office before making an appointment and asked the same question: “Is it safe for me to have dental work during pregnancy?” From my humble perspective as both a father who observed up close and personal the two pregnancies that produced my own children, and from that of a dentist who has treated untold numbers of pregnant patients over…
  • Why You Don’t Have A Valentine

    Michael Sinkin
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week the calendar will roll around to February 14th –  Valentine’s Day. If you have a significant other or sweetheart, let this be a reminder that you have until Saturday to think of some romantic or playful expression of affection. Perhaps you are without a certain someone with whom to exchange Valentines (remember those corny little cards we gave out in elementary school?). If you’ve wondered why you don’t have a Valentine,  perhaps it’s a reflection of the appearance and health of your smile. So says a recent survey by DentalPlans.com.   Bad Breath One…
  • A Dental Consultation In The Most Unlikely Of Places

    Michael Sinkin
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
        Being a dentist (especially one who enjoys it so much), I am never hesitant to offer advice when it is sought out. Since my credit card has the post nominal initials D.D.S., I often find myself completing a purchase when a curious cashier asks me about a specific dental problem that he or she is dealing with. I am always happy to share some insight, offer guidance, and provide reassurance  (although I should be mindful of the growing line of impatient people waiting to check out.) Truth be told, I do enjoy the opportunity to “educate” the curious and the receptive. I’m…
  • I Am The Dentist Who Had A Toothache

    Michael Sinkin
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
      It could happen just like that (snap of the fingers). You’re going about your business when for no apparent reason you notice a dull vague awareness that something is amiss in your mouth. Nothing severe or earth shattering, but something definitely there. Your curious tongue investigates the area only to come up empty. You get distracted with the events of the day and the fleeting sensation disappears and becomes a non-event (wishful thinking?). Time passes. Maybe a few minutes, a couple of hours, maybe even several days. Then suddenly, in a New York minute, you have a bona fide…
  • Considering Dental Implants? What You Need To Know

    Michael Sinkin
    26 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    A little-known piece of dental trivia is that implant dentistry is the second oldest discipline of dentistry with oral surgery (tooth extraction) being the oldest. Logic dictates that tooth loss must precede tooth replacement, but what is surprising is that surgical implantation of an artificial tooth dates back thousands of years. More than 4,000 years ago, the Chinese carved bamboo sticks into pegs and drove them into the bone as a way to permanently replace a missing tooth (ouch!!). 2,000 years ago, Egyptians implanted pegs made of precious metals like gold and silver into the jaw as a…
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    Dental Marketing Blog - One Loose Tooth

  • How to Get a Job After Dental School

    Chance Bodini
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    In January of this year, I released two courses in collaboration with Dr. Williams and Dr. Winter of the University of Maryland that addressed contractual and employment issues following dental school. Both courses are currently free and can be taken online by visiting the following two pages:For a course on contracts, visit: http://proximalcontact.com/course/give-that-fan-a-contract/For a course on how to get your first job, visit: http://proximalcontact.com/course/how-to-get-a-job-after-dental-school/
  • 10 SEO Tools for Dentists

    Chance Bodini
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Today, search engine optimization (SEO) is a crucial part of any dental marketing plan. SEO is the process of creating a website that appears in Google search results - preferably on the first page. While good website design and thought-provoking content is the best way to improve your website's rank in Google searches, the rankings can be manipulated (slightly); here are ten tools that can help you improve your website's performance without spending a ton of money.Yoast:Yoast is a free SEO plugin for WordPress. Yoast makes it easy to change the title tags, add meta…
  • 6 Ways to Improve Google Search Results for Your Dental Office

    Chance Bodini
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Optimize Every Page's Title Tag:The title of your home page should be "Your Name - Dentist, City, State". All other pages of your website should be structured as "Page Title - Dentist, City, State". For example, the title of your "About Us" page should be, "About Us - Dentist, Baltimore, MD". If you are using WordPress to manage your website, you can use Yoast, a free SEO plugin for WordPress, to manage your page titles and meta data.Friendly URLs:All of your URLs should be friendly. This means your URL should only contain words - no numbers or symbols - and should be easy to…
  • Attracting Patients Online: Relentless Dentist Podcast

    Chance Bodini
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    I use MailChimp to send this newsletter. Unfortunately, when I embed a video or an audio file into a blog post, it's not included in the email. This post contains a 30 minutes podcast by The Relentless Dentist (Dr. David and Karah Maloley). You can click here (or click on the title of this email) to view the post on my website and listen to Dr. David Maloley and Colin Receveur of Smart Box Web Marketing talk about marketing your dental practice.There's also a 60 minute segment with Dr. Howard Farran talking to Mark Dilatush about marketing your practice and closing the "value gap".
  • Dentists Land the Top Spot as 2015's Best Job

    Chance Bodini
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    According to US News, being a dentist is the best job you could ask for in 2015. You can read the full article on Yahoo Finance or by visiting US News for the original story which includes the average annual salary for each profession (in case you're curious).
 
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    Fluoride Dangers

  • Fluoridation: Illegal, Unethical and Must End, says Legal Scholar

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Fluoridation violates numerous legal and ethical human subjects research protocols, argues Rita Barnett-Rose, Chapman University Associate Law Professor, in the William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review  (Volume 39 | Issue 1).Using case law, legal opinions and scientific reports, Barnett-Rose argues that fluoridation schemes allow public health officials to experiment on humans without their informed consent.Fluoride chemicals added to public water supplies, although touted as a safe and effective method to reduce tooth decay, surprisingly have never been thoroughly studied…
  • CDC misleads legislators about fluoride's kidney effects. Is it a Cover-up?

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    Emails released through freedom-of-information  requests reveal that at least two members of the US Center for Disease Control's Oral Health Division have private worries about fluoride's risks to kidney patients but publicly deny any concern.Artificial fluoridation began in 1945, aimed at teeth, without considering how unnatural fluoride chemicals could affect other body functions or population subsets, such as kidney patients.CDC says, “The safety and effectiveness of fluoride at levels used in community water fluoridation has been thoroughly documented…”But,  William Maas,…
  • CDC Official Lied About Fluoridation Safety

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:46 pm
    A CDC fluoridation spokesperson, dentist William Bailey, told the FairbanksAlaska, City Council in 2008 that the CDC doesn't do original fluoride/fluoridation safety research. Instead the CDC relies on many reviews and reports from the US and other countries. Some of the studies Bailey cited actually do not support fluoridation's safety and/or efficacy as he professed: Transcript:  https://web.archive.org/web/20080531015347/http://fluoridealert.org/bailey1.htmlLegislators rely on government officials and rarely fact-check their testimony. But we did.Here’s the truth about  reports…
  • Deception at Gov't Pro-Fluoridation Rallies

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

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

  • Oral Cancer Screenings

    wh_admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    What Is Oral Cancer Oral cancer is the cancer of the mouth and throat (larynx). Cancer is defined as a mutation of cells that grow and divide and invade healthy tissue and continue to spread when “good” cells die. The collection of the mutated cells can form a tumor. Oral cancer originates in the mouth […]
  • Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water

    wh_admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    What Is Fluoride? Fluoride (a salt) is a compound that forms when fluorine is combined with minerals from rocks or soil. It is soluble in water. Many communities add fluoride to drinking water to promote dental health. How Does Fluoride Promote Dental Health Studies have shown that fluoride reduces cavities. Initially, studies put this number […]
  • New Biomaterial Reduces Tooth Sensitivity

    wh_admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
    Scientists have recently developed a new biomaterial that can reduce tooth sensitivity and rebuild worn enamel. The findings were reported in the journal ACS Nano by Chun-Pin Lin, a dentistry professor at National Taiwan University. Professor Chun-Pin Lin, along with colleagues from the university, developed the material, which is made from “a silica-based template containing […]
  • Tooth Loss in Seniors Linked to Physical and Mental Deterioration

    wh_admin
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Dr. Georgios Tsakos, of the University College London’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in the U.K., recently published findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society linking senior tooth loss to physical and mental decline. Dr. Tsakos and his coauthors analyzed data from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) that included more […]
  • Bad Breath (aka Halitosis) and Dental Care

    wh_admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    What Is Halitosis Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, is the unpleasant odor produced when exhaling. More than 80 million people suffer from halitosis and the condition is unable to be eliminated with normal, consistent oral hygiene routines. Halitosis can be an embarrassing condition and some people are not even aware they suffer from […]
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    Kyrene Family Dentistry

  • 7 Taste Buds Facts that You Probably Don’t Know

    KFD
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Image Source: Pixabay What do you commonly know about taste buds? It tells us how certain food tastes – salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. Do you agree? Now, this indicates that really, you do not know much about taste buds. Here are some facts to surprise you: Taste buds are not the only ones responsible in telling us how one particular food tastes. Your taste buds are not all alone in its task of informing you how sweet are the mangoes in your backyard or how salty is the popcorn prepared by your mom. Your sense of smell also does its part, along with temperature and texture. Don’t you…
  • The Many Faces of Bad Breath

    KFD
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Image Source: pexels The typical oral aisle of any drugstore would have us believe that bad breath can be treated permanently by purchasing a steady stream of mint or cinnamon-flavored products and using them several times per day. Unfortunately, what virtually none of these product labels mentions is that these products are merely covering the scent of our breath and not treating the root cause of the problem. Dentists estimate that 85-90% of mouth odors are caused by the build-up of plaque on our teeth and the resulting gum disease. If you have recurring issues with mouth odor, have your…
  • Tips to Help your Kids Overcome the Fear in Dental Visits

    KFD
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Image Source: Pixabay To promote excellent oral health hygiene for your kids, you need to teach them as early as you can. Dental check-ups are very important especially to kids at their very young age.  Here are some tips to help your child conquer or at least lessen his fear of dental clinics, or dental check-ups. Tip #1: Start early. Early implementation of having good oral hygiene is very much important so the earlier the visit to the dentist, the better the results and long term effects will be. This will help them build familiarity with the dentist and the practice and will lessen the…
  • Nasty Things that can hide in your Toothbrush

    KFD
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Image Source: Wikimedia Your toothbrush is obviously something you stick in your mouth a couple of times a day. We put toothpaste on it, rinse it and then move about our day. But what’s lurking in between those bristles that we’re not aware of? Dentists estimate that there are 1.2 million microscopic organisms on the average toothbrush. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months because these are some things you do not want in your mouth: Flu virus. The infamous influenza causes chills, fever, and body pains that render most people unable to work or study. Dentists advise that you change your…
  • How to Get Rid of Dry Mouth

    KFD
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Image Source: Pixabay A decrease in the production of saliva can lead to dry mouth or xerostomia, according to Medicinenet.com. It makes it difficult for you to speak and it can cause malnutrition. Worse, it may result to mouth and throat disorders. You know you have dry mouth if you experience these things: Recurrent thirst A sticky, dry feeling in the mouth, and in the throat Bad breath Dry, red, and raw tongue Dry nasal passages Sores in the mouth Sore throat Cracked lips Difficulty tasting, swallowing, and chewing Problems with speaking Certain medications, medical treatments, and…
 
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    zadehdentistry.com

  • E-Cigarettes: Not A Smart Substitute

    zadeh
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Hello. I’m here today to discuss a growing trend called e-Cigarettes. While these little electronic bundles of vapor and nicotine have been around for a couple of years now, only recently have we seen mounting evidence that not only may they be worse for you than cigarettes, due to the preservatives and other chemicals in the flavor vapors, they do not help you quit smoking. This latter claim is common among people who use e-Cigarettes to ‘cut back’ on their cigarette habit. While it may reduce the amount of ash, grime, and unpleasant smell; e-Cigarettes do nothing to curb…
  • Are Superbugs Lurking At Your Doctor’s Office?

    zadeh
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    A recent report released by the CDC has raised concerns that various strains of superbugs, including the dangerous Clostridium Difficile Colitis (C. Difficile), which can cause flu-like symptoms, diarrhea, and severe abdominal pain by disrupting your positive gut flora. Your gut flora is essential to maintaining digestive and whole body health, and any sudden disruption can cause your body to have a negative reaction resulting in the aforementioned symptoms.The CDC has reported that C. Difficile, and other superbugs, such as dangerous strains of Staph infection are on the rise. In fact, the…
  • The Tooth Worm – Ancient Beliefs in Cavities and Periodontal Disease

    zadeh
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:27 am
    In the course of human events, insights into our state and causes of our ailments do not come until later in our development as a society.Since the beginning of recorded history, many cultures have reported that toothaches were caused worms burrowing into the teeth and taking root. This spread across the globe, and references appeared in Egypt, Sumeria, China, and India.Treatment for ‘tooth worms’ would be described as barbaric and immensely painful by today’s standards, if not also hazardous to one’s health! For smaller cavities, ancient dentists (who by the way, were…
  • New Year, New You

    zadeh
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    With the New Year, a lot of people make resolutions to improve their health, appearance, way of doing things, etc. It comes as no surprise that many people, especially after their benefits roll over, decide to have work they’ve been putting off done. Especially, if they had previous work done the year before and they exhausted their insurance or budget.While many of my current patients and potential patients may be looking for smile makeovers and other reconstructive work, there are far more out there who could benefit from having their teeth whitened, straightened, have old…
  • Happy Holidays

    zadeh
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
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