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  • Severe periodontitis: Sixth most prevalent health condition in the world

    Dentistry News -- ScienceDaily
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    There is an enormous public health challenge posed by severe periodontitis and are a microcosm of the epidemiologic transition to non-communicable diseases occurring in many countries, experts say. In 2010, severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world affecting 743 million people worldwide. Between 1990 and 2010, the global age-standardized prevalence of severe periodontitis was static at 11.2%.
  • Is Drill-Free Dentistry the Future?

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    Parham Dental Team
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We do whatever we can to make our patients comfortable in the dental chair. You deserve dental treatment that not only leads to better health, but is pleasant throughout the process. And with emerging technology, pain-free dentistry is becoming more of a reality. Below, we offer some thoughts on the viability of proposed future practices. While waiting for these remarkable technologies to arrive in offices, there are also a few steps you can take to keep your own teeth cavity-free. We mention a few of the simplest to incorporate into your own life. How Comfortable Treatment Ultimately…
  • It’s All About the #1 Spot…or Not?

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    Jill Nastasia
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Everyone wants to be first in line. Being first is exciting; it conveys importance. It’s the key to quadrupling your conversion, conveying authority, and making yourself known. Right? Not quite. It’s true that the goal of SEO has traditionally been to score a top spot on search engine optimization results pages, but ranking is no longer the Holy Grail of Googling. Landing the number one spot won’t achieve your objectives on its own; it’s just one piece of the dental SEO puzzle. What Are the Other Pieces? Obviously ranking is still important. Prioritize page number—appearing on the…
  • The sixth most prevalent health condition in the world - severe periodontitis:

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression.
  • Launching of - Waves of Dentists - Innovative internet marketing for dental practices

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    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Spectacular advertising initiative that will drive new dental patients to a dental office.
 
 
 
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    Eastman Institute for Oral Health

  • A Fitting Tribute to a Man with a Perfect Smile

    EIOH Public Relations
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Ready or not, life often presents unexpected, difficult situations that we don’t quite know what to do with. Like when Waterloo residents Mandee Rauscher-Woodring and her husband Kenny Woodring learned through a routine ultrasound that their son would be born … Continue reading →
  • Residents and Rocks Motivate This Alum

    EIOH Public Relations
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Len Fishman is kind and unassuming, and almost always is seen wearing a broad, contagious smile. “I love this phase of my life,” he said matter of factly. “I live simply and want for nothing.” His life is full because … Continue reading →
  • URMC Mourns Passing of EIOH Orthodontics Chair Dr. J. Daniel Subtelny

    EIOH Public Relations
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    J. Daniel Subtelny, DDS, a pioneer in the field of craniofacial orthodontics and longtime chair and faculty member at URMC’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health, passed away Sept. 17 at the age of 92. His esteemed 60-year career and dedication … Continue reading →
  • Eastman Dental Loses Beloved Family Member – Dr. Subtelny

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

    EIOH Public Relations
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Only brush the teeth you want to keep, many dentists will quip. But joking aside, how often and how well we brush our teeth can make a significantly positive or negative impact on our oral health. A study published recently … Continue reading →
 
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  • Griffith University students provide frontier dentistry in PNG

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    FOUR trainee dentists at Griffith University in Queensland have brought their skills to disadvantaged communities in the Western Province town of Kiunga. Now in their final year, Emad Ahangari, Benjamin Greenlees, Philip Ho and Mengzhu Wang organised the two week program in which they are providing dental care to a very poorly resourced community.
  • Doc Holliday among the most famous of Georgians

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Doc Holliday, the notorious gunslinger, gambler and dentist - not in any particular order - was born in Griffin, Georgia, grew up in Valdosta and died here from Consumption at the age of 36. Tuberculosis was a common cause of death in that era, and since a person, literally wasted away, TB was often referred to as Consumption.
  • Signs point to job growth in Michigan's medical field

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Nurses, medical secretaries, dental hygienists, paramedics and lab technicians top the list of occupations expected to grow in coming years in Michigan. Other technical jobs, especially in robotics and advanced manufacturing, also will be in demand, according to data compiled by Economic Modeling Specialists for USA TODAY.
  • Statesville dentist bridges gap between family, work

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    She had just bought her first dental practice, once owned by a dentist who ran it for 47 years. She was in the midst of a $70,000 renovation that included swapping out typewriters for computers, and old chairs held together with duct tape for new office furniture.
  • A trip to the dentist's surgery is no picnic for a 'scaredy cat' mum

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Sitting next to a petrified woman in the waiting room who was talking loudly about all the work she was having done, and how she thought she would have her teeth for life, was the last thing I needed as I waited my turn at the dentist's. I can't think of anything worse than a trip to the dentist - and that's before I've been told how much any work costs.
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  • *dentist not included (with clear aligners)

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

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Chetan
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Wisdom tooth impaction is one of the very common problems which start from the teenage and it’s the third molar tooth whose impacted position leads to various consequences and the people are left with an option of getting the wisdom tooth extracted surgically. But again, the severity of the wisdom tooth impaction depends on the angulation of the tooth in the jaw where it is embedded. There are four particular types of angulations based on which Impacted teeth can be classified, although the types of impactions are not just dependent on this, because the severity increases with even the…
  • Roles & Requirement of a Dental Hygienist (Education Details)

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

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

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

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

    wisdom
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    In a recent post, I discussed the cost of wisdom teeth management based on an article that appeared earlier this year in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (see http://blog.teethremoval.com/the-costs-of-third-molar-wisdom-teeth-management/) Another article discussing wisdom teeth costs also appeared in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2012 (see http://blog.teethremoval.com/the-costs-associated-with-third-molars-wisdom-teeth/). In both articles the authors conclude the costs of non-operative management of asymptomatic, disease-free, wisdom teeth exceeds the cost of…
  • The Costs of Third Molar (Wisdom Teeth) Management

    wisdom
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    I have previously commented on the costs associated with wisdom teeth in a 2013 blog post that was based on a 2012 article appearing in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (see http://blog.teethremoval.com/the-costs-associated-with-third-molars-wisdom-teeth/). More recently, another article discussing the costs of wisdom teeth has appeared in the 2014 Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery titled “The Cost of Third Molar Management” written by Gino Inverso, Ronald Heard, and Bonnie L. Padwa (issue 72, pp. 1038-1039). This article takes the position that most…
  • New Legislation In California Proposed to Increase Medical Malpractice Damage Caps: Why It is Important if you Are Having Wisdom Teeth Extracted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    North Carolina is 87% fluoridated Twenty-eight percent of 5,484 North Carolina students (grade K – 12)  have dental fluorosis – from questionable to severe. Yet 57% still had cavities. http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/08/22/0022034514548705.abstract?ct=ct
 
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  • Dental Did You Know: The Percentage of Female Students in first year at the University of Toronto Dental School

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

    3 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    Root fracture injuries affect 0.5-0.7% of permanent teeth.Source (Direct Quote): Keceli T et al., Preserving Alveolar Bone Growth Following Cervical Root Fracture: A Case Report, CDA Essential Vol 1, Issue 3, 2014, Full Text Article Online: jcda.ca/article/d158 (Read Aug 3, 2014)Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
  • Dental Did You Know: Codeine for Pediatric Pain is now an Unsafe Practice

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

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

    4 May 2014 | 9:17 am
    The idea of retaining the roots of teeth and putting a denture (overdenture) over them was first described over 150 years ago. The benefit of this technique is the significant reduction in bone loss vs. the complete removal of teeth.Source: Ettinger R, Do Root Supported Overdentures Have a Good Prognosis in General Dental Practice?, Oral Health, March 2014, Vol 104, No 3, pg 22-26.Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMDPromenade Court Dental2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100Plattsville Dental43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
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  • Dental clinic should be equipped with latest dental equipments

    Charles Brown
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    When asked why they avoid regular dental checkups, many people said that they are scared of the pain that they may have to bear and a few others said that they do not want to undergo treatments that include a lengthy procedure. But, are the dental treatments really that painful and lengthy? Aren’t there any easier methods to replace such treatments? A dentist is the right person who can help you select the best treatment that you need. With the introduction of advanced technology in almost all the medical fields, the dental health care industry is in no way an exception. Here too, many…
  • Are You A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Cosmetic dentistry gives an experienced cosmetic dentist the ability to transform any smile from ordinary to extraordinary.Porcelain veneers can be a major component in that transformation. Unfortunately, not every patient who wants porcelain veneers is a good candidate for them. Below you will find what is needed to be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Criteria For Porcelain Veneers -Desire For A Beautiful Smile. when one desires a change, especially one requiring a financial investment, they are usually open to being diligent to maintaining it. If the porcelain veneers are not…
  • Is Your Smile Changing?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:16 pm
    It has been said that the only thing in life that is constant is change. The same can be said for our smiles. As we age, our smiles change. This occurs when we are younger with new teeth erupting, loss of teeth as we get older, or even just teeth being misaligned. Ever wonder why teeth are constantly on the move? Teeth Moving Factors -Genetics. This always plays a role when it comes to our bodies and especially our teeth. Children actually inherit their parents tooth shape and size. -Age. Anothe rmajor factor. As we use our teeth the dimensions of them change from wear over time. The lower…
  • How to Stop Bleeding Gums

    Aakash Shah
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Bleeding gums are often an indication of poor dental hygiene or gum diseases. In some cases they may be a symptom of some underlying health issue. In rare cases, they may be a sign of a serious problem such as heart disease or cancer. If you have been suffering from bleeding gums for a prolonged period, then it definitely warrants a need for medical intervention. Your dentist will be able to ascertain a cause behind bleeding gums and suggest an appropriate remedy. Bleeding Gums Causes      As mentioned above, there could be myriad causes for bleeding gums. Oftentimes, you may also have…
  • Marketing Your Dental Practice Through Billboards.

    ed rogers
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Billboards On High Traffic Roads In The Area of Your Practice Will Help To Bring In New Clients. Newly opened and established dental practices are always looking for ways to bring in new clients. Successful marketing of a practice consists of placing billboard ads in strategic high traffic areas should increase the success of bringing in customers that are seeking a dentist. A great way to bring in new clients who live and work near your practice is through billboard advertising. Billboards located along high traffic areas are a great way to increase your client base and get the word out to…
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  • It’s All About the #1 Spot…or Not?

    Jill Nastasia
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Everyone wants to be first in line. Being first is exciting; it conveys importance. It’s the key to quadrupling your conversion, conveying authority, and making yourself known. Right? Not quite. It’s true that the goal of SEO has traditionally been to score a top spot on search engine optimization results pages, but ranking is no longer the Holy Grail of Googling. Landing the number one spot won’t achieve your objectives on its own; it’s just one piece of the dental SEO puzzle. What Are the Other Pieces? Obviously ranking is still important. Prioritize page number—appearing on the…
  • Who Does What? The Myth of SEO as an IT Function

    Jill Nastasia
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    The most general definition of information technology (IT) is the use of technology, primarily computers and telecommunications equipment, to retrieve, store, and send information. From a dental standpoint, IT could encompass software programs, applications, and databases used to manage patients’ contact and payment information, scheduling functions, website security and maintenance, and diagnostic technology. IT is technical; it requires specialized knowledge. Now, let’s look at search engine optimization, or SEO. Many aspects of SEO interact with technical components of webpages,…
  • Starting Out With SEO: A Site Indexing Myth Debunked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Suhaas Pradhyumna
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    15 Signs You Should See A Dentist by Dr Rachel Whether you are 80 or 8, your oral health is important. Did you know that 50% of Australians fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease and improve your health?If you are putting off that dental visit or not sure if you need to see a dentist read on.15 signs you should see a dentist:Your teeth are sensitive to hot or coldYour gums are puffy and/or they bleed when you brush or flossYou have fillings, crowns, dental implants, dentures, bridgework etc.You…
  • Tooth Extraction During Pregnancy

    Suhaas Pradhyumna
    26 Jul 2013 | 6:00 am
    Hormonal changes occur during pregnancy due to which the gums become sensitive in case of pregnant females. Gums swell up and will become inflamed in case of pregnancy and will bleed. Periodontal problems occur in this period due to plaque which is present around the teeth. Gum problems very often occur around the wisdom tooth and gums become more aggravated in case of pregnant females. Neglecting ordinary oral care because of press of other duties may increase the incidence of dental caries in pregnant females. Pregnancy is not a disease but special considerations should be made when…
  • Isolite : next gen isolation system

    Suhaas Pradhyumna
    17 Jul 2013 | 11:40 pm
    HomeEvents/NewsCorp InfoJobsContact/RequestTHE SYSTEMTESTIMONIALSVIDEO/SUPPORTSCHOOLS & GOVERNMENTORDER ONLINEIsolite is the revolutionary dental device that is improving dentistry. Thousands of practices are embracing this innovative technology. Why? Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists using Isolite are reducing procedure times by 20-50%, making the entire practice more productive and profitable! Add to that better ergonomics and less repetitive stress for the entire team, and you begin to see why so many people are raving about this award-winning tool.Work Faster, Brighter,…
  • What is Root Canal Treatment?

    Suhaas Pradhyumna
    4 Jan 2013 | 12:29 am
    What is Root Canal Treatment?What is a Root Canal?Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.The most common causes of pulp damage or death are:A cracked toothA deep cavityAn injury to a tooth, such as a severe knock to the…
  • Dental Visits – The Dentist Visit and What to Expect

    Suhaas Pradhyumna
    4 Jan 2013 | 12:26 am
    Dental Visits – The Dentist Visit and What to ExpectWhat Happens During a Dental Visit?First, it is important to find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable. Once you've found a dentist you like, your next step is to schedule a check-up — before any problems arise.On your first visit to a dentist, they will take a full health history. On subsequent visits, if your health status has changed, make sure to tell them.Most dental visits are checkups. Regular checkups (ideally every six months) will help your teeth stay cleaner, last longer and can prevent painful problems from developing.A…
 
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  • It’s All About the #1 Spot…or Not?

    Jill Nastasia
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Everyone wants to be first in line. Being first is exciting; it conveys importance. It’s the key to quadrupling your conversion, conveying authority, and making yourself known. Right? Not quite. It’s true that the goal of SEO has traditionally been to score a top spot on search engine optimization results pages, but ranking is no longer the Holy Grail of Googling. Landing the number one spot won’t achieve your objectives on its own; it’s just one piece of the dental SEO puzzle. What Are the Other Pieces? Obviously ranking is still important. Prioritize page number—appearing on the…
  • Who Does What? The Myth of SEO as an IT Function

    Jill Nastasia
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    The most general definition of information technology (IT) is the use of technology, primarily computers and telecommunications equipment, to retrieve, store, and send information. From a dental standpoint, IT could encompass software programs, applications, and databases used to manage patients’ contact and payment information, scheduling functions, website security and maintenance, and diagnostic technology. IT is technical; it requires specialized knowledge. Now, let’s look at search engine optimization, or SEO. Many aspects of SEO interact with technical components of webpages,…
  • Starting Out With SEO: A Site Indexing Myth Debunked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Many of us have dental fillings in place for many years and the question becomes when should they be replaced? Dental fillings are man made materials used to replace tooth structure that has been damaged by tooth decay. The dental filling will allow your dentist to restore both function and shape of your tooth back
  • Choosing The Right Toothbrush

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Choosing a toothbrush seems like a simple task but walking down the aisle of the local drug store you will see countless options. The options can be overwhelming if you are unsure of what to look for. In many cases, toothbrush choice comes down to preference. The best toothbrush you can buy is one you
  • Your Smile Is Your Best Fashion Accessory

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Anyone who is fashion conscious knows sometimes the accessories are what makes a well dressed man or women. Whether it be a watch or a tie for a man or a handbag for a woman they can make or break someone’s look. What about your smile? Have you ever considered your smile to be an
  • Snap On Smile Care And Maintenance

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Snap on smile is a newer technique to easily give you the smile of your dreams. For many there are hurdles to a beautiful smile, like cost, time, and even fear of dentistry. Snap on smile is a removable appliance that can be custom made to fit over your existing teeth. The advantage to this
  • Can Orthodontics Change The Shape Of My Face?

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

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Oftentimes, negative childhood dentistry experiences carry over into adulthood.  An isolated traumatic experience (or a series of them) may have led your patient to avoid seeing a dentist and fall critically behind on their dental…Read More
  • Effective Dental Collection Practices

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Today, it is more important than ever to implement tight collections procedures and carefully defined protocols.  Well-managed collections put you and your practice at a great advantage. Have you addressed the following areas in…Read More
  • Dental Office Jitters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Assure a Smile
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    According to a new poll by Zogby Research Services, only about 1 in 10 patients are told by their dentist that dental amalgam (silver fillings) contains a potentially harmful level of liquid mercury (i). It’s estimated that over 1 billion teeth have been restored with dental amalgam worldwide, presenting a serious health concern for the patient, the environment, and the general world population.
  • Israel Announces End to Water Fluoridation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your Plymouth Dentist
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    We’re always conscious of what we should be doing to care for our bodies. But there are certain forces in the world that hold sway. One of the most ominous? Sugar. That’s right, this simple, sweet food is something that has led to wide-scale problems for Americans (adults and children alike). From obesity to diabetes to tooth decay, sugar consumption leads to some truly nasty consequences. So why can’t we stop eating it, day after day? Our Plymouth dentist finds there are a few reasons behind sugar’s sweet sway over us, the most prominent being its energy-boosting…
  • Kids Really Can Feel Comfortable in the Dental Chair

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

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

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

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

  • Managing Dental Student Debt

    Chance Bodini
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    As I have written before, the average dental student graduated in 2011 with $180,557 owed to their lender. If we throw out the 11.2% of seniors who graduated without any debt, the average dental student in the Class of 2011 graduated with a total debt of $203,374.According to ADEA, the average dental student graduated in 2013 with a debt of $241,097 ($209,150 for students attending public schools and $283,978 for students attending private schools). In comparison, the ADA states that the average dental student graduated in 2013 with a debt of $221,000.These are daunting numbers for a recent…
  • Dental School Application Statistics

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

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

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

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

  • Gov't Strategizes with Private Groups to Protect Fluoridation

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

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    EPA lists fluoride as having “Substantial Evidence of Developmental Neurotoxicity.” http://www.epa.gov/ncct/toxcast/files/summit/48P%20Mundy%20TDAS.pdfFluoride is one of 213 known brain-toxic chemicals that may lower the intelligence of generations of children, reports renowned physician and 30-year brain researcher, Dr. Phillipe Grandjean in his book, “Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development.Since 1945, fluoride, neither a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth, has been added to US public water supplies without considering that fluoride could harm…
  • Fluoride & Babies: DON'T MIX

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

    24 Mar 2014 | 8:38 am
    News Release:Study: Hidden Fluoride in Infant Foods Can Mar Babies’ TeethNew York – March 24, 2014 -- Babies risk dental fluorosis from unlabeled fluoride in infant foods, say researchers in General Dentistry, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.  (NYSCOF) Detectable fluoride levels, found in all 360 samples tested, is due to pesticides, fertilizers, soil, groundwater and/or fluoridated water used in processing, the researchers report.Foods containing mechanically de-boned chicken and turkey were highest in fluoride because fluoride-saturated bone dust…
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  • Impacted Wisdom Tooth: What Causes It?

    Kyrene Family Dentistry
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    There comes a point in our lives that we experience one of the most dreaded dental problems known to man, and that is the impacted wisdom tooth. Here are some of the things you need to know about the condition and what to expect in terms of treatment and recovery. If you have such a condition, do not hesitate to contact your Chandler dentist for a checkup and diagnosis. What is an impacted wisdom tooth? Wisdom teeth are the last among adult teeth to emerge from your gums. There are times when these third molars at the back of the mouth do not have ample space to grow normally like other…
  • Say Cheese! It’s World Smile Day on the Third of October

    Kyrene Family Dentistry
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Source: sites.psu.edu On the first friday of October, people from all over the world will be celebrating World Smile Day. More than just an event that promotes people to wear their loveliest smiles for a day, it is actually a campaign that seeks to empower individuals by encouraging smiles and selfless acts. Before we go to a thorough discussion on how the World Smile Day came into existence, make sure your smile and oral health is at its best by visiting your trusted Chandler dentist this September. What is the World Smile Day? The origins of the World Smile Day goes back to 1963, when a…
  • Know Your Wisdom Teeth: What’s So Interesting About It?

    Kyrene Family Dentistry
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Most adults have around 32 teeth in their mouths, but there is one kind of tooth that seems to get a great deal of attention from Chandler dentists. Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. As part of a dental visit, your dentist will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned. Source: healthable.org Every patient is unique, but in general, wisdom teeth may need to be removed when there is evidence of changes in the mouth such as: pain infection cysts tumors damage to…
  • Oral Health Facts You Need to Share With Your Family

    Kyrene Family Dentistry
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Source: cdc Maintaining you and your family’s oral health goes far beyond achieving a bright, pearly white smile. Ask your Chandler dentist and you would be given a long list of sound dental health practices that would allow you to prevent tooth decay, discoloration and other common conditions that affect the mouth. Here are some of those practices that you should always keep in mind: You need regular visits to your Chandler dentists for dental checkups and dental hygiene services like routine cleaning. Visiting your dentist in Chandler is a lifetime practice and not limited by age. Good…
  • Kyrene Family Dentistry’s Glossary of Dental Health Terms

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

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

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

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

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

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

    zadeh
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Obesity has been considered an epidemic for the better part of a decade in the United States, if not longer. Americans have made progress in reversing this trend, but there is still a long way to go. There have been a lot of trends and ideas on how to combat it, ranging from reducing our sugar and carb intake, to bariatric surgery, to extreme exercise programs. All have their place in the world of weight loss and improving fitness, but sometimes the best solutions come from nature itself.While there is a huge industry for over the counter pharmaceuticals for weight loss and sports…
  • Science of the Weird: Lightning and Strike Victims

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    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Once in awhile, the webmaster sees something that is related to health, but not entirely to dentistry or mainstream medical knowledge. This is when the webmaster (A.C.) writes on the Science of the Weird, as a guest post of sorts. It is an established fact that many people across the globe are likely to be struck by lightning on a given year, and a good number of them will and do survive.Every year, over 500 Americans are struck by lightning, and 90% of those hit, survive. This is not particularly strange, as people have been getting struck by lightning since the beginning of human history…
  • Exercise – Good For You, Potentially Bad For Your Teeth

    zadeh
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Remain hydrated during exercise, and brush and floss regularly.In a potentially controversial finding by The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports and reported by the New York Times, heavy exercise and training may be detrimental to your oral health. The positive effects of exercise and regular physical activity cannot be overstated. People who exercise, on average, live longer, have healthier hearts, low blood pressure, lower levels of bad cholesterol, and are generally happier and less likely to be prone to depression and other mental illnesses.However, the strain of…
  • Dry Mouth and Dental Health

    zadeh
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    About 4 million Americans suffer from dry mouth at any given time. It is uncomfortable and irritating for most, but it can have a serious effect on your dental health. As I have discussed in several of my postings, saliva has an important protective benefit for your teeth and mouth. Saliva, when it flows normally, protects your teeth by washing away bacteria and redepositing enamel enhancing minerals such as calcium back into your teeth, which undoes some of the initial damage or wear done to your teeth by every day living. However, many people have underactive salivary glands due to a number…
  • Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Blood Sugar Increases and Diabetes

    zadeh
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Though it has been bandied about for years, there is now a correlative link between artificial sweeteners and the body’s response to glucose and increased risk of diabetes. Recent evidence shows the usage of artificial sweeteners has been linked to increased blood sugar levels and increased risk of diabetes. While artificial sweeteners have been used to stave off the potential weight gain of excessive sugar consumption, as well as the other side effects such as fatty liver disease, kidney impact, and type 2 diabetes. However, these findings turn those notions on their ear.When you…
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  • Guide to Living in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

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

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

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

    Aaron Day
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    You know that when you visit Dayley Dental’s Boise dentist office you’ll be treated with the utmost attention and care. We pride ourselves on giving you a positive dental experience from start to finish. Whether you’re visiting us for a regular check-up and teeth whitening, or coming in for something more serious such as a cavity, you’ll be greeted by our warm and welcoming team. Speaking of our team, today we would like to introduce our newest receptionist and dental assistant, Mikki! Mikki was born and raised in our beautiful home state of Idaho, has been married for…
  • Get your most confident smile today with one of our many options!

    Brandi Dayley
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Bleaching Options: In Office Bleaching system: BOOST Professional Results in about an hour: For a brighter, whiter smile without the wait, choose Opalescence Boost, an in-office, chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour. It’s ideal for people who want instant whitening gratification or those who have that special event coming up that requires a bright, white smile. Opalescence Boost contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce cavities and…
  • How Can I Afford This?

    Brandi Dayley
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    We all know that maintaining dental health is important. Regular check-ups and cleanings ensure we maintain healthy teeth, gums, and a beautiful smile. When dental emergencies strike it’s always a relief to know our Boise dentist office is only a phone call and appointment away. For those without dental insurance the question of affordability naturally arises. How can I afford this treatment? It is no fun dealing with a painful cavity (or something even more serious) let alone having to worry about how we’re going to pay for treatment! At Dayley Dental we believe everyone should…
  • Should I Whiten My Teeth?

    Brandi Dayley
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Did you know that teeth whitening is one of the top most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures that patients request? Naturally as a Boise dentist I am often asked by my patients if they should whiten their teeth. Teeth discoloration can happen for a variety of reasons. Our teeth will naturally yellow as we age and they will discolor due to the different foods and drinks that we enjoy. Common culprits include coffee, tea, and wine. It goes without saying that teeth will yellow due to use of tobacco products (cigarettes and chewable tobacco). Our teeth can also discolor due to buildup of…
  • Where in the WORLD is Dr. Blake???

    Brandi Dayley
    24 Jul 2013 | 9:41 pm
    More on that to follow…Stay tuned!
 
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