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April 3, 2017 News BlogsGeneral DentistryTrends in Dental Education

Your Top Picks: March 2017

by Oral Health

Spring is (sort of) in the air and your top pick are in for March 2017! Our website tries to cover clinical articles, dental news, and helpful videos and blogs to fill in the rest. There’s a lot of new

March 9, 2017 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Best Advice From Some the Oral Health Editorial Advisory Board

by Oral Health Editorial Advisory Board

Jordan Soll If you look up the word experience in the dictionary it says “see Mistakes.”     Janice Goodman My dad gave me the best advice I’ve ever received the day I graduated in Dentistry. The most valuable asset

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

Pre-orthodontic Intervention for Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing: A (R)evolutionary Solution to a Modern Problem

by Kevin Boyd; Marianna Evans

Malocclusion (HM) is a rising public health epidemic that is seen mainly within industrialized/industrializing cultures. To date, there is no published evidence that malocclusion had ever been a significantly observed human trait prior to the Industrial Revolution in Europe and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Airway Centric® Dentistry: Past, Present and Future – A Paradigm Shift

by Howard Hindin, DDS, Michael Gelb, DDS

There is an Airway Centric paradigm shift in dentistry. We are excited that this edition of Oral Health is being devoted to Airway Health and Airway in Dentistry. The term AirwayCentric® was created to give healthcare practitioners and consumers and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Growth Guidance

by Douglas Musseau

As parents, we absolutely want what is best for our children in every way. Many parents are well aware of the specific milestones that our children should reach during the first 18-months of life, however, there are several important growth

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Three Weeks, Days and Minutes; Airway Trumps Everything

by Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD

Ten years ago, I took a weeklong survival class in the SE Utah high desert with my son. No food, water, tent, sleeping bag or phone, just you, your clothes, a knife and a compass. There were two guides and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthRestorative Dentistry

Physiological Dentistry and Heart Rate Variability

by Howard Hindin, DDS

The future of dentistry involves evaluation of the patient providing collaborative optimal care alongside other healthcare practitioners. The increased interest and involvement with sleep, pain and airway requires the dentist to view their patient with new and expanded vision and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Airway Centered Dentistry: (The A, B, C’s of Treatment for Chronic Face Pain/OSA and Closing Anterior Openbite Without Ortho)

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAAPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

Bullet points: 1. Definition-orthopedic/functional breathing 2. Comorbidity of orthopedic and facial pain and breathing 3. Answers to our questions 4. Method or technique-paradigm shift 5. Integrating myofunctional techniques This article defines “Airway Centered Dentistry”, explains the mechanism of chronic face/jaw

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

The Next Step in Sleep Dentistry: Is There Anything We Can Do for the Ones Who Don’t Have Apnea?

by Stasha Gominak, MD

Dentists have become involved in the treatment of sleep apnea for several reasons. An oral appliance is usually less uncomfortable than sleeping with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, so dentists offer a welcome alternative for CPAP intolerant patients.

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Airway Orthodontics: An Argument for Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Dr. Barry Raphael

This article is not about the “how” of airway orthodontics. It’s about the “why”. But it does suggest that a regard for the rationale of airway orthodontics will spur a change in the way we do things in orthodontics altogether.

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing: Physical, Mental and Emotional Consequences

by P. McKeown; M. Macaluso

Breathing is one of the most vital functions of the human body. Every breath we take can have a positive or negative impact on our bodies depending on how it is performed; and it has been well established that normal

March 9, 2017 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Editorial: Don’t Get Left Behind

by Janice Goodman

The FDIC has a new definition of the term “oral health”; it “includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Book Review: GASP! Airway Health – The Hidden Path to Wellness

by Janice Goodman

The Book GASP Is A Game Changer I was in dire need of a tool to help me explain to patients that some dental symptoms can be tracked back to an underlying airway issue and that there were solutions to

July 27, 2016 News Customer serviceDental CareGeneral DentistryManagementPatient ManagementPractice management

People Buy From People They Trust

by Oral Health

Are you using referrals as one of your most successful practice building strategies? One of your patients has just said great things about you, your office and your team. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of one of the

July 11, 2016 News Community Dental CareCommunity outreachConnectivityGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsManagementOffice ManagementPatient educationPatient ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient CareSocial mediaSocial networkingWebsites

Addressing Changing Patient Preferences & Expectations

by Kahaliah Richards

For more information, please visit: www.ekwa.com.

June 28, 2016 News Dental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsTreatment planning

Antibiotic Use in Dentistry Is Growing!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association shows that dentistry’s share of antibiotic use in healthcare has grown significantly. In 1996, dentistry accounted for 6.7% of antibiotic use. By 2013, its share was 11.3%. This results

May 18, 2016 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsWellnessWomen in dentistry

Will You Help Us?

by Kahaliah Richards

After 30 years in the Dental Community, as a Dental Speaker lecturing in North America and internationally, I retired in 2015. Following my wonderful career, I wanted to give back and volunteer with women. Good Shepherd offered me the opportunity to donate my

April 26, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryHygienistsMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

Mid-level dental providers — affordable, accessible dental care for an aging, high risk community

by Kahaliah Richards

Dental hygienists and therapists have been empowered by legislators in Canada, the UK and increasingly in the US to deliver dental services outside of the dental practice.  There has been a boom in independent hygiene and this will only grow

April 1, 2016 News General DentistryMedical news

Beware of Throat Lozenges

by Kahaliah Richards

So here’s the thing… A patient in his 50s, on 2 antidepressants and another med for CV disease, breathing through his mouth at night because of a mouth appliance and experiencing recurrent decay.  Even with Prevora’s protection. What else might

March 29, 2016 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryPatient educationPatient ManagementPractice managementPublic Relations - Patient Care

The Patient Magic Ratio.. Part One

by Kahaliah Richards

The key to improving patient satisfaction…… People are porous. They tend to absorb and reflect the atmosphere and motions around them. According to Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, we experience approximately 20,000 individual moments in a waking day. Each moment