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  • Novel dental biomaterials and technologies: JDR publishes special issue

    Dentistry News From Medical News Today
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a special themed issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) centered on novel dental biomaterials and...
  • Are You At Risk for Oral Cancer?
    Brian Reilly
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    You are undoubtedly familiar with breast cancer and lung cancer and prostate cancer, which tend to get more coverage than other diseases because of their high incidence rate or high mortality rate. However, how much do you know about a disease that kills one person every day and that is often not detected until it […] The post Are You At Risk for Oral Cancer? appeared first on .
  • Botox and Dermal Filler Workshop at the 2014 GNYDM Presented by DentaSpa Seminars, the world's leading dental training academy on injectables

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    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    DentaSpa Seminars, the leading dental training academy on Botox and Dermal Fillers, will be the official presenter at the 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting. A full day lecture and hands-on Botox and Dermal Filler workshop will be available for attending doctors, December 2 or December 3, 2014.
  • Wisdom Tooth Removal – Is It Really Necessary?
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Several years ago, the New York Times posted an article that questioned the efficacy and ‘wisdom’ of wisdom tooth removal. As it has been three years, and there appears to be little new evidence stating that wisdom tooth removal is superfluous, it is likely safe to say it is a decision that should be left to professional and patient discretion.Wisdom teeth are an evolutionary leftover from ancestors that relied more on robust vegetation and rooty vegetables for their diets. As humans evolved and became more upright, our jaws and facial structure changed to the more crowded…
  • What to Look for in a Reference

    News and Reflections for Dental Practice owners, Dental Practitioners, and Dental Students
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A lot can go into a hiring manager’s decision of whether or not to bring you on as their next employee, including your skill set, work experience, personality, and professionalism. While a lot of emphasis and focus is often placed on the above items, sometimes the deciding factor may come down to how effectively your references portray you as the best fit for the hiring manager’s need. Here are some guidelines to follow when providing professional references to a potential future employer: Follow the employer’s instructions regarding references – Many job applicants often wonder if…
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  • Research finds tooth enamel fast-track in humans

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Researchers have discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby's development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is so incisors are ready to erupt after birth, at approximately six months of age, when a baby makes the transition from breast-feeding to weaning.
  • Periodontal disease linked to increased risk of kidney disease

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    In a study of blacks with normal kidney function, those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease, researchers report.
  • Key protein can reduce severity of disease equivalent to multiple sclerosis in mice

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Researchers have identified a key protein that is able to reduce the severity of a disease equivalent to multiple sclerosis in mice. This molecule, Del-1, is the same regulatory protein that has been found to prevent inflammation and bone loss in a mouse model of gum disease.
  • Salivary mucins play active role to fight cavities

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Salivary mucins, key components of mucus, actively protect the teeth from the cariogenic bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, according to research. The research suggests that bolstering native defenses might be a better way to fight dental caries than relying on exogenous materials, such as sealants and fluoride treatment.
  • Multiple models reveal new genetic links in autism

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    With the help of mouse models, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and the “tooth fairy,” researchers have implicated a new gene in idiopathic or non-syndromic autism.
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  • Modern holistic dentistry

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Gateshead Dental in Hamilton, Ontario, has been providing professional dental care to … dental care. By educating our clients on the benefits of preventative dentistry … . Dr. Rocci has been practicing dentistry for many years now in …
  • Dental Office at Grays

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    … dentist can provoke anxiety. That’s why our friendly and experienced dental … checkups to dental emergencies, Dr. … Dental implants Root canal therapy Oral cancer screenings Laser gum surgery Orthodontic … specialize in dentures, including implant-supported …
  • Dental work nothing to smile about Implant leaves man with 'teething problems'

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:56 pm
    … ; when he hired an unlicensed dentist whom he came across at … . This dentist then spent three hours removing the implanted dental work as … ;services" from the unlicensed dentist, believed to be from China …
  • I LOVE the dentist

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    … got to pick out the toothbrush of her choice, which for … toothbrush. The hygienist then told her she had some tasty pink toothpaste … dentist, I know). Very excited but sad to leave, her first dentist …
  • Black Dental Hygienist was shot by police on Oct 3, 2013 - 30 Protesters Showed

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
    … . The Sanders Firm P.C. Dental Hygienist Miriam Carey died on … with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Hostos Community College … ." Connecticut granted her a dental hygiene license on Sept 30 …
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  • 3D printing for teeth saves you money and office visit

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:29 pm
  • Guilty of clincal failures but still allowed to practice

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    A dentist working for NHS Shetland appeared for the second time before the General Dental Council recently, and was found guilty of misconduct - but has been allowed to continue working under supervision. Dentist Paul D'Eathe faced charges brought by two patients - referred to as patients A and B - regarding his failures in their treatment over a 10-year period.
  • Open Wide: Sherwood dentist can open his mouth (lengthwise) wider...

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    JJ Bittner first became aware he had a big mouth, ahem, rather an enormously large mouth gape, while in dental school when fellow students were practicing examinations on one another. That's when someone saw just how wide Bittner, of Bittner Dentistry for Kids, could actually open his mouth.
  • PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    NHTI dental hygienist student Jessica Bonenfant watches as share Boys and Girls Club afterschoolers come practice brushing and flossing at the Dental Hygiene Programa s Dental Wellness Fair this week at the club. Students of the NHTI Dental Hygiene Program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues.
  • Facing Your Dental Fears -- Dayton Sedation Dentist on Obtaining Stress-Free Treatment

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Although the fear of dentists, dental instruments, pain, or even just the smells and sounds associated with dental work is quite common, the fact is that dental phobia can affect some people so severely that it endangers their oral health. However, Dr. Priyanka Watwe , a dentist in Dayton, says it doesn't have to.
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  • I Don't Always Amputate Roots, But When I Do...

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Root amputation is not a commonly performed procedure in my practice, but when it is, I like for it to look like this.  In this case, the tooth is non-mobile - despite the bone loss around the DB root.  While the distal margin is open, it is not carious and patient is not planning to replace the crown at this time.  Pt understands that this procedures extends the life of the tooth.  I explain that the short term prognosis is good. If the tooth does well, then replacement of the crown can be considered.PreOp and PostOp of DB Root AmputationDB root is floating - with no…
  • Why Most Research Findings Are False

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Dr. John P. A. Ioannidis is a Professor of Medicine, Health Research and Policy at Stanford University.  He holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention and is the director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He is a professor of Statistics and one of two directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).In an article published in 2005, titled "Why Most Research Findings Are False", Dr. Ioannidis explains the increasing concern that most current published research findings are false.  There…
  • Saving a Tooth with Intentional Replantation

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Previous posts have discussed the often overlooked surgical option of intentional replantation.  The following case is an example of 3.5 yr success of intentional replantation of a Md second molar.#31 Prior RCT with Chronic Apical Abscess - with recurring sinus tract.  Radiograph shows the overfill on all canals and large periapical/ furcal lesion.CBCT shows the extent of the bone loss.CBCT also shows the root anatomy and the buccal/lingual bone in tact.At this point, retreatment or surgery are the options to preserve the tooth. With a crown, not needing to be replaced,…
  • Internal Bleaching of VITAL Teeth

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:19 pm
    With the recent advances in regenerative endodontics, we have come to see the pulpal tissue in a new light.  This has encouraged us to treat healthy pulpal tissue in ways that would seem counter-intuitive.  For example, in the treatment of a decayed tooth, with immature roots - when the pulpal tissue is completely healthy, we may try an MTA pulpotomy on a permanent tooth, and give the tooth a chance to finish its development. We are finding new ways to perform apexogenesis procedures. The apexification procedure is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, I haven't…
  • Insurance Companies Respond to Delta Dental of AZ's Recent Changes

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:03 am
    The dental insurance world in AZ is a buzz with the recent changes regarding Delta Dental of AZ.  These changes will force providers into the PPO network, to become exclusive Delta providers or terminate their relationship with Delta Dental of AZ.There has been contact made with the AZ Attorney General's office regarding these concerns by other dental insurance providers.Here are a few of the recent letters we have seen regarding their response to Delta. While being an exclusive provider for Delta is not a new concept, it is obvious that other insurance companies see…
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  • Bringing Rapid HIV Testing to Dentistry

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    An interesting study has been performed by the University of Sydney in 2014, looking at the possibility of using rapid HIV testing before dental surgery. The study assessed 521 Sydney based dental patients and their willingness to undergo rapid HIV testing in dental settings, their preference for HIV testing type, and their willingness to pay for the HIV test. More than 80% of the patients in the study were found to be willing to undergo rapid HIV testing before a dental procedure. The technology behind a rapid HIV test has been around for more than a decade but it not currently available in…
  • Migraine Sufferers that are Old could have Silent Brain Injury

    15 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    An interesting study appears in the May 2014 issue of Stroke titled “Migraine, White Matter Hyperintensities, and Subclinical Brain Infarction in a Diverse Community: The Northern Manhattan Study,” written by Teshamae Monteith and et. al exploring migraine headaches. The article finds that older migraine sufferers are more likely to have silent brain injury. The study found that people who have a history of migraine headache had a double the chance likelihood of having ischemic silent brain infarction compared to those who did not suffer from migraine headache. A silent brain…
  • New Drugs to Help Prevent Migraine in Development

    8 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Earlier this year at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, two studies were presented which may be intriguing for those who suffer from migraine headaches. The studies explored the use of potential drugs to prevent migraine attacks from occurring. In both studies monoclonal antibodies were explored which target the calcitonin gene related peptide CGRP. Researchers have believed that CGRP is useful for migraine but drugs were never developed for it previously. One of the studies looked at 163 people who suffered from migraine between 5 and 14 days per…
  • Exploring the Alternative to Medical Injury Claims in New Hampshire

    1 Nov 2014 | 10:47 pm
    In a post last year I dicussed briefly the early offer system in New Hampshire see The Optional Alternative to Medical Injury Claims. This is the first of the kind system in the United States that is an alternative to the traditional medical malpractice system. An article in the 2013 issue 4 of the American Journal of Law and Medicine has explored this titled “Evaluating New Hampshire’s First-In-The-Nation Early Offer Alternative to Medical Malpractice Litigation,” and written by John W. Masland. The article states “Many states have enacted medical malpractice…
  • New Blood Pressure Medication for Migraines

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A new study by the Norway and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology shows that a blood pressure medication, candesartan, is as effective as propranolol which is prescribed to prevent migraine. Further, candesartan may work better for those migraine suffers who don’t find propranolol to be useful. The study by the norwegian researchers was a triple blind test which means that neither patients nor doctors nor those who analyzed the results knew whether the patients had been given the drug or a placebo. Seventy two patients took part in the study and all patients were affected…
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  • Dental Health Deteriorating Despite Fluoridation & Fluoridated Dental Products

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    Concern for oral care is increasing due to rising prevalence of tooth decay, periodontal diseases, tooth erosion, and tooth sensitivity Electric Operated Dental Drill Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020 - Press Release - Digital Journal:
  • Fluoridation Fails the US

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Emergency department (ED) use for dental care has been a growing problem in the UnitedStates, particularly for young adults. From 2000 through 2010, utilization of dental servicesin EDs has steadily risen for young adults ages 21-34. Other studies also documented anincrease in dental ED utilization over the last decade. Dental ED visits are growing as apercentage of all ED visits. In 2010, it was estimated that it costs up to $2.1 billion to treatdental ED visits
  • Fluoridation Fails Ireland

    1 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    In Ireland, where fluoridation is mandated country-wide,  Irish dental surgeries are "brimming" with children showing signs of irreparable tooth decay
  • Fluoridation Fails Australia

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    Ninety percent of Australians are served fluoridated water. Yet: TOOTH decay in children is steadily on the rise, with half of all Australian six-year-olds suffering from tooth decay in their baby teeth.
  • Fluoridation Fails San Antonio, Texas

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    In fluoridated San Antonio: People in pain line up for free dental clinicA day before the free dental treatment event opened, a crowd was on hand at the Convention Center. Families, couples and lone patients stood in a line that snaked around the building, seeking relief from throbbing pain, headaches and gum disease.When the doors opened that early Sunday morning of Oct. 12, 938 dentists, hygienists, assistants, community workers and students were ready to tend to the crowd's needs.From 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., volunteers from 36 states and 10 countries cared for the patients at the 2014…
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  • Dental Did You Know: The Incidence of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage after Dental Anesthesia

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Although very rare, the incidence of nerve damage due to anesthesia via inferior alveolar block is about 1:26762 and 1:160571. In more than 85% of the cases, the symptoms resolve within about 8 weeks, with a poor prognosis after this time period.Source: Sevels I, Clinical Abstracts, Inferior Alveolar Nerve Damage, Ontario Dentist, Nov 2014, vol 91, no 9, pg 16.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: Update to Survey of Canadian Dentists: Determinants in Choosing a Dentist

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Dentist rated personal referrals from patients (81%) and proximity (12%) as the top two determinants in patients choosing a dentist.Source: (direct quote) Levin L, Update to Survey of Canadian Dentists, CDA Essentials, Vol 1, Issue 5, pg 14-15.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: 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: (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,…
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  • Dental Implants: An Effective solution to replace Missing teeth

    Charles Brown
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    We all have read and experienced a number of advanced methods and techniques that are now being used in case of dental treatments. The advancement in technology has contributed a lot towards this field too. The root canal procedure, the dental implants and cosmetic dentistry are all examples of the introduction of technology in the dental field. All these treatments have proved to be the best solution to the problems they have been discovered for. Although most of them might be painful, they are worth all the pain. A little pain now, will save your health for the future. Let us now see what…
  • All-On-4 Dental Implant Cost

    Cary Feuerman, DMD
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    In recent years, my partner, Dr. Giovanni Castellucci, and I have seen a resurgence of the use of the "hybrid" prosthesis with the "All-On-4" Immediate Dental Implant (Teeth in a Day) protocol. Now, we successfully restore fully edentulous arches on four implant fixtures on the same day that the hopeless teeth are removed, oftentimes without the need for bone grafts. Our patients are thrilled with the results, and the functional and esthetic benefits are instant. The cost of the All-On-4 procedure varies based upon the type of final restoration that is made.  The traditional and least…
  • 10 Tips for Good Dental Health

    Charles Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Good oral health is important for your overall well-being. You should make sure to visit the dentist regularly as this is important for healthy gums and teeth. Dentists can guide you with the proper brushing and cleaning techniques, apart from spotting early signs of dental problems and perform treatments to cure oral diseases with the help of advanced dental lab equipments, if they spot any. Here are ten simple tips to follow, which will ensure good oral health and hygiene - 1.    Change your toothbrush at the right time – Make sure to change your toothbrush every three to four months.
  • How does diabetes affect on your teeth and gums?

    Steve Mangan
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    There are many health problems which contribute majorly towards the severity of the other complicated problems that one might face in life. Diabetes is one such illness in which the blood sugar level is said to be unstable. It is a well known fact that this illness if left unattended can affect one’s cardiovascular health and also the nervous system. This itself makes the problem sound so complicated. But, there is much more to it. Diabetes or the improper level of sugar in the blood can also affect ones dental health. According to expert dentists who have been practicing in Little Rock,…
  • Top 10 Tips for Dental Care

    Aakash Shah
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    It is often said that the state of your teeth reflects the state of your health. In other words, your dental health is the reflection of your entire health. Hence, it is imperative to take very good care of your teeth. Many people assume that brushing teeth twice a day is enough for preserving good dental health. However, this is a completely wrong notion. Good dental care goes beyond mere brushing. In this article, we have shared some great tips for dental care. Brushing Simply brushing your teeth is not sufficient for good dental care, but doing it frequently and properly is utmost…
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  • What to Look for in a Reference

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A lot can go into a hiring manager’s decision of whether or not to bring you on as their next employee, including your skill set, work experience, personality, and professionalism. While a lot of emphasis and focus is often placed on the above items, sometimes the deciding factor may come down to how effectively your references portray you as the best fit for the hiring manager’s need. Here are some guidelines to follow when providing professional references to a potential future employer: Follow the employer’s instructions regarding references – Many job applicants often wonder if…
  • Looking at the Job Interview through a New Lens

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Most companies conduct job interviews as a series of one-on-one conversations between pre-screened candidates and key decision makers. The goal is to gain more details about the depth of the interviewee's skills, and assess whether they will be a good fit for the role and the company culture. However, when you consider the efficiency of this method in the executive, managerial and professional space, there may be a better approach. If your company operates through more of a collaborative, team approach, that same methodology can be used to ensure you make a good hire. Click to enlarge.So…
  • Checklist and Timeline for Graduating Dental Students

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Graduation from Dental School is an exciting time, and there is a lot to do. We’ve put together a checklist and timeline of things to consider when working on your job search. We hope this can help you avoid any delays in kicking off your career as a new dentist. Checklist for Graduating Dental Students FIRST! Set your personal career goals by determining your ideal practice setting and financial needs. Try to plan for the first 2 to 5 years of your career. Trust me, this plan will look completely different in 1 to 3 years. Resume: sample Cover Letter: sample Proof Book or Look Book…
  • Associate Pay: Collections vs Production

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    This debate will exist forever. Associates want to be paid on production. Practices want to pay associates on collections. Associates say “Not my responsibility to collect money on production” or “I don’t manage the front office staff.” Practices say “can’t pay what we don’t collect” or “What if associate over-produces in order to make more money?”It’s simple to understand and agree with either side of the argument. I have this same conversation with prospective associates and practice owners daily.Collections pay is my preference in most cases involving FFS, PPO, and…
  • Marketable Clinical Skills - How Do you Compare?

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    What does it take to stand out from the crowd? What CE should you take to make yourself a more marketable candidate in the dentist job market? Many factors play a role in a practice owner’s hiring decision. Matching treatment philosophies, goal alignment, communication skills, and personality compatibility all play a role. When an owner is comparing otherwise similar associate candidates, clinical skills will always be a major consideration. So how do you stack up? Our firm, ETS Dental, is in a unique position to answer that. With over 9,500 general dentist interviews logged into our…
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  • Welcome to Shree Sai Dental hospital.( Nallakunta / Shankarmatt.)

    Suhaas Pradhyumna
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    The new millennium has begun with the century of globalization. At Shree Sai Dental Clinic, we are changing the way people feel about the revolutionary developments of dentistry. We pride ourselves on delivering dental services to our patients which are matching with international standards. The interest and excitement surrounding esthetic dentistry has added a new dimension to our hub. New widespread public awareness has created a demand for superior esthetic results and is a primary motivating factor for patients seeking dental care. It is no longer possible for a single specialist to…
  • 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
    Isolite 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, DrierIsolite is the only dental device that delivers continuous illumination, aspiration and retraction all…
  • 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…
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  • ADA Benefit Plan Analyzer

    Larry Emmott
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    The ADA Benefit Plan Analyzer is a tool meant to help you analyze the financial impact of a payer’s rates to your practice. It is based on information and assumptions provided by you regarding the payer’s reimbursement rates and restrictions as well as your practice’s goals and its financial situation.  via CPS-APP12 – ADA Benefit Plan Analyzer 12 Month Features of the Dental Benefit Plan Analyzer include: Running analysis models based on actual practice data taken from the dentist’s practice management system. The plan analyzer automatically displays the top 20 procedures…
  • Overcoming 6 Business Paralysis Areas

    Livvie Matthews
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    6 Business Paralysis Areas That Can Kill Your Business The month of September is my mentor’s month for one of her retreats and this one is on mindset. Even though I wasn’t able to be there in person, she has been sharing insights into our mindset all month long. This has caused me to be in tune with Mindset and how what you think…really think…is actually what you get. It’s all about alignment of your conscious, subconscious, and actions. And what you think…I mean what you really think (subconscious) is what you will get! This explains why so often when we set some type of goal or…
  • The Power of Electronic Conversations

    Balaji Krishnamurthy
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    Many an article has been written about the shortcomings of electronic communication and how it has displaced face-to-face communication. We are all aware that telephone calls and personal visits have been substituted by text messages and emails. Many loathe the trend, while others have embraced it. Most will admit that while electronic communication provides convenience and speed, it lacks the bandwidth of a real conversation where nuances of voice, intonation and gesture add value. While we admit the loss of bandwidth in electronic communication, in this article we want to highlight a…
  • Health Care Provider Preparedness Checklist for Ebola Virus Disease

    Modern Practice
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    Health Care Provider Preparedness Checklist for Ebola Virus Disease
  • Saved by the Cloud… or not

    Larry Emmott
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    When you visit a medical or dental office in the future you won’t be handed a clip board and paper forms, all your personal and medical data will be stored on the cloud. The medical / dental office will merely request a download and all the data will be available instantly. No forms, no guessing about medications, no forgetting your last visit, no confusion about insurance. Isn’t that great all your highly personal medical data will be available to anyone with access through the cloud! That will be really great because we wouldn’t want out personal stuff available to any old hacker so…
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  • Being Thankful For Good Dental Health

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Thanksgiving is a time of family gatherings, good food, and being thankful for all we have. Your dental health is something that should not be taken for granted. Your teeth do amazing  things that most of us do not even think about. Below you will find a few to be thankful for this holiday season.
  • Dental Tips To Enjoy Thanksgiving

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and loved ones to get together and enjoy a hearty meal. It is also a time that can be dangerous for your dental health. This is because a lot of what we eat during this time can be hazardous to our dental health. This can include stuffing, sugary treats
  • Do Kids Grind Their Teeth?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    Teeth grinding or bruxism can be a common occurrence at one time or another for many adults. In fact, it is actually more common in children. It is believed that about 30% of all children grind or clench their teeth. Luckily, most kids usually move past grinding or clenching by the time they are a
  • Why Do Our Teeth Shift?

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    As we age many changes occur in our bodies including our teeth. Our teeth shift and move over time due to many forces that we control and ones we do not. These forces include tongue movements, lips pushing against our teeth, and how our teeth come together. Below we will review some of these forces
  • The Benefits Of All On 4 Dental Implants

    Marielaina Perrone DDS
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Dental implants have been long advocated to replace missing teeth but a more recent dental implant technique can help even more people in a cost effective way. For those patients with no teeth or failing teeth, the traditional treatment has been placement of a full removable denture. These removable dentures came with many compromises like
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    Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP

  • “Banking” for Patient Payments and Treatment

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Often, patients opt not to agree to extensive treatment due to financial reasons.  This can result in performing greatly scaled-down treatment and in the long run, the patient will probably spend more money in repairs later on. You…Read More
  • Employment Rules for Dental Office Staff Pregnancies

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Many dentists aren’t familiar with legislation protecting pregnant employees: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).   FMLA was added to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on…Read More
  • Long-term Dental Campaign by the ADA

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Designed to assist state dental associations to create successful initiatives and to train more dentists to serve at facilities as care providers, advisors and dental directors, the ADA has launched a Long-term Care Dental Campaign.…Read More
  • Focus on Your Patients by Empowering Your Staff

    3 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Since dentists receive little or no business training in dental school, as practice owners, it’s imperative that they gain the skills necessary to become practice leaders if they want to achieve true financial success.  A leader…Read More
  • How does corporate dentistry impact dentist-owned practices?

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    By: Janis Peiser The introduction of corporately owned dental practices has produced dramatic changes in dentistry, most of which impact dentist-owned practices. As corporate dental chains move into your neighborhood, it’s important…Read More
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    Dr. Michael Sinkin, D.D.S

  • Thanksgiving Reflections 2014

    Michael Sinkin
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:14 pm
    I rarely take the time to have a “formal” lunch (I tend to eat too much ) and instead I generally graze throughout the day (and eat too much). But once a year we close the office for two hours and enjoy each other’s company while dining on a veritable banquet of delectable dishes. So today is the Tuesday before Turkey Day and our office just had our annual Thanksgiving potluck luncheon (and of course, I ate too much). We were graced with Barbara’s presence (she’s now five months into retirement). It wouldn’t have been the same without her; not to mention her wonderful baked ham…
  • Giving Is The Great Healer

    Michael Sinkin
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    Being a weekend warrior of sorts has left me with my share of battle wounds, both literally and figuratively. Last winter’s escapades on the slopes left me with a torn medial collateral ligament of my right knee that necessitated nearly four months of physical therapy. Oh, those early morning treks through ice and snow to get to rehab three times a week were no joy ride but, one must do what one must do in order to get the parts working again. Fortunately, therapy was successful and I was back to my athletic pursuits in time for summer tennis fun. Well, sometimes the left hand does know…
  • Teeth Sensitive To Cold? Here’s Why:

    Michael Sinkin
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
      “Why are my teeth sensitive to cold?” This is one of the most common conditions and complaints reported to me by patients. This is a rather ubiquitous problem shared by many people as evidenced by the plethora of dental products on the market catering to sensitive teeth, Sensodyne Toothpaste being the most readily recognized. Cold sensitivity does not necessarily mean that you have a serious dental problem looming. But while the cause may be not be serious in nature, the noxious feeling brought on by something cold can be rather startling and severe. This is because the only…
  • 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…

    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…
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    Dental Marketing Blog - One Loose Tooth

  • WREB CTP Exam

    Chance Bodini
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    This year, the Western Regional Board Exam (WREB) - the exam dentists need to take to practice in California and other states - released a new written exam. The creators of the WREB are calling this new exam the "Comprehensive Treatment Planning Exam" or CTP. Students graduating after 2014, are required to take this exam in its new format, and as a student who will graduate in 2015, I took this exam about 1 month ago. The exam is 3 hours long, and consists of 3 separate cases (one of which is always a pediatric case). Each case begins with a chief complaint and brief social history.
  • A Graphic Guide for Marketing your Dental Practice

    Chance Bodini
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
  • Using Google Analytics to Measure your Dental Website Performance

    Chance Bodini
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Many webhosts offer their customers access to basic statistical tools at no additional charge, but to maximize your website’s performance, you’ll want access to more detailed data. Fortunately, Google Analytics is a free service provided by Google that can be used to track a wide variety of data points.Google analytics will give you access to a wealth of information that you can harness to improve your website’s performance and track the success (or failures) of your marketing campaigns.Google analytics is easy to install, just search, “How to Install Google Analytics” to find…
  • How to set up an email newsletter for your dental office

    Chance Bodini
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Content marketing is an effective way to build a list to send an email newsletter to. Email marketing is great because it's relatively inexpensive compared to other forms of advertising and can be an effective way to keep patients coming back to your dental practice.When it comes to email newsletters, there are 3 big companies to choose from:AweberConstant ContactMailchimpMailchimp has a free plan that allows a user to have up to 2,000 subscribes or send 12,000 emails a month. This plan should do the trick for most dental offices. However, if your list grows to consist of more than 2,000…
  • Measuring Yelp's Results for your Dental Office

    Chance Bodini
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We have talked about how important measuring your results are for your marketing campaign, and today we are going to talk about how to measure the success (or failure) of your Yelp page. In order to measure how much web traffic and how many phone calls Yelp drives to your practice, you'll need to create a unique landing page and purchase a second phone number.You can get a phone number that forwards to your office phone from a company called Call Rail. With Call Rail you get a local phone number, 500 minutes, and access to an analytics dashboard for $30 a month. You can get a unique…
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    Fluoride Dangers

  • 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: 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:…
  • 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…
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  • Wisdom Tooth Removal – Is It Really Necessary?

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Several years ago, the New York Times posted an article that questioned the efficacy and ‘wisdom’ of wisdom tooth removal. As it has been three years, and there appears to be little new evidence stating that wisdom tooth removal is superfluous, it is likely safe to say it is a decision that should be left to professional and patient discretion.Wisdom teeth are an evolutionary leftover from ancestors that relied more on robust vegetation and rooty vegetables for their diets. As humans evolved and became more upright, our jaws and facial structure changed to the more crowded…
  • Viagra Protects the Heart

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    While Viagra has been a pill for intimate difficulties for going on two decades, it originally did start as a blood pressure medication and still has positive effects on the heart, even outside of the bedroom. In fact, new findings show that Viagra could potentially be used as a safe treatment for heart disease. Long term usage of Viagra among the test and control groups showed that the medication can protect the heart at various stages of heart disease with a minimal side effect profile.An inhibitor, that makes up the primary active ingredient of Viagra, can be used to prevent the smooth…
  • Same Day Dentistry, The CAD/CAM and You

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Recently, we introduced a CEREC machine to our office. This device allows us to skip past the ‘temporary’ part of your treatment plan and walk out with a fixed permanent the same day as your appointment. Let’s be honest, a lot of us are busy professionals, parents, or students, and sometimes all three at the same time! None of us have time to take two or three visits to complete our treatment plan. I can now give you full, start to finish, same day dentistry.With the advent and refinement of CAD/CAM technology and automated machines like the CEREC, which creates matched…
  • “Good Fat” May Help Fight Diabetes

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Fat has been a popular nutritional whipping boy for the better part of the past half-century. When the food pyramid was first conceived in the 1970s, there was an over-emphasis placed on carbohydrates and fat was readily demonized as the cause of all of our health troubles. After nearly 40 years, mounting evidence shows that fat, while still in moderation, is a necessary part of our energy requirements and diet. A new study released by researchers at the Salk Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have shown that certain fats and the lipids that make up the fat are beneficial to…
  • Unusual and Creative Uses for Toothpaste

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    There are actually a large number of creative uses for floss, as I covered in this blog post, but did you know that there are other uses for toothpaste, other than brushing your teeth? The post Unusual and Creative Uses for Toothpaste appeared first on .
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  • Are You At Risk for Oral Cancer?

    Brian Reilly
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    You are undoubtedly familiar with breast cancer and lung cancer and prostate cancer, which tend to get more coverage than other diseases because of their high incidence rate or high mortality rate. However, how much do you know about a disease that kills one person every day and that is often not detected until it […] The post Are You At Risk for Oral Cancer? appeared first on .
  • Is Whitening Bad for Your Teeth?

    Brian Reilly
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Let’s face it, for many of us, our pearly whites have become more of a faint yellow. Age, our eating and drinking habits, and tobacco usage can lead to tooth discoloration. Even among those who take very special care of their teeth, it’s impossible to keep that white color we all had when we were […] The post Is Whitening Bad for Your Teeth? appeared first on .
  • The Best Foods for Your Teeth and Gums

    Brian Reilly
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    You already know your diet plays a huge role in maintaining your weight and your energy level. You also know that healthy nutrients can fight disease while assuring efficient bodily functions. But did you know that certain foods can also affect the health of your mouth and sustain strong tooth enamel? Here are the best […] The post The Best Foods for Your Teeth and Gums appeared first on .
  • 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 .
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  • What’s in Your Dental First Aid Kit?

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
      Everyone should have at least the first aid basics on hand. If you drive a lot, keep it in your car. If you walk a lot, keep it in your bag. You never know when a little antiseptic and a band aid might save a lot of trouble. But have you ever thought about keeping a dental first aid kit handy? It’s unlikely that any of us will become stranded on a desert island with a rotten tooth like in the movie Cast Away, forced to resort to an ice skate for relief. But you never know when a tooth issue might arise, and if you travel a lot, a dental first aid kit can be your key to survival.
  • Why (Halloween) Candy Is Bad for Your Teeth

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
      Ok, so the idea of candy being bad for teeth isn’t a new one. Dentists and doctors—and moms—have been warning us about it since the invention of sugary treats. Even so, we thought a little reminder couldn’t hurt, especially since there’s about to be a lot of candy on the street. Plus it might be helpful to find out which candy is worse for your teeth—yes, some candy does more harm than others!   How Oral Bacteria Works Right now, it’s probably the middle of the day, or maybe early evening. You’re not eating. You’ve taken a sip of water, and your mouth feels…
  • Healthy Teeth at the Office Make the Day Brighter

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
      You probably don’t think about the health of your teeth during the workday, but that doesn’t mean the war zone that is your mouth has laid down arms. In fact, there are things you do at the office that make you lose the battle, and you don’t even know it. The free flow of sugary snacks, the unlimited access to coffee, these are things that affect your teeth. And since most people don’t carry a toothbrush in their lunchboxes, what can we do to help our mouths with our office behavior?   Office Snacks We’ve all seen them one morning or another. Donuts and dessert bars…
  • Smile If You’re Hiding Your True Feelings

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
      Gestures mean different things in different cultures. You probably know that in China, public burping is considered polite. And in many cultures, the middle finger isn’t offensive because it’s the pointer finger. But what about smiling? You do a lot to maintain a healthy, shiny grin, but in some countries, you should save it for special occasions. So if you plan to travel or do business with someone from another culture, consider these pointers before flashing a customary smile.   Asian Cultures Here at home, smiles convey a lot of different messages—pleasure, agreement,…
  • Are Your Teeth Like a Giraffe’s? Weird Animal Teeth Facts

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
      Have you ever wondered how many teeth a shark has? Or what the biggest tooth in the world looks like? If so, today’s post is for you–or you can use it to teach your kids! Knowing facts about animal teeth can help us learn more about our own teeth—and inspire us to take care of them! Check out these fun facts about animal teeth that make us appreciate the sets we have.   7 Wild Tooth Facts Dolphins Did you know you can tell a dolphin’s age by counting the rings in one tooth? Each year a dolphin lives, a layer of bone grows on each tooth. Unlike human teeth, dolphin…
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