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July 11, 2022 Feature Dental TechnologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Bioactive Glass Technology in Preventive Dentistry

by Richard Whatley, BSc (hons), Dipl IS

The fundamental principles of preventive dentistry are the preservation of tooth structure and the repair of lesions to minimize the risk of progression of oral disease. The management of the dynamic equilibrium of demineralization/remineralization of tooth enamel is key to

July 11, 2022 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

A Versatile Single Shade Universal Composite

by Ross W. Nash, DDS; Tyler Wurmlinger, DDS

Innovative one-colour universal light-cured shade adaptive composites are trending, and it is essential to evaluate them from the perspectives of accurate clinical shade matching and saving of chairside time and effort. SpheriChrome (Oxford Scientific, Elmshorn, Germany) is based on an

July 11, 2022 Feature Dental TechnologyOral Health

Moving Dentistry Forward with Virtual Reality Promethean Dental Systems’ Futuristic Technology Brings a Lifelike Experience to the Handpiece

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

It feels real. Virtual reality and haptic technologies are providing more lifelike experiences in niches from sports training to video games to surgical procedures. Promethean Dental Systems customized the game-changing technology for the dental space with the virtual reality-haptic simulator

June 30, 2022 Feature Community Dental CareHealth care tourismOral Health OfficePractice management

Ready or Not…DMC Expands Dental Outreach to Sint Maarten

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Sint Maarten. My Island Bride. I Crave Your Curves: Hillside, Bays and Beaches, Narrow, Wide. Some Parts Raw. Some Gentrified. Your Warm Embrace, Sunnyside Let’s me Hike or Bike, Mountainside. Swim or Sail, Race or Ride. While Gentle Breeze Makes Heat

June 30, 2022 Feature Dental TeamOral Health OfficePractice management

Now Hiring! 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Staff

by Dr. Sharda Patel

As a dentist, when you are prepping a dental crown or undertaking a dental filling, you would always follow a diligent process, right? However, the same diligence is usually not followed when you are hiring dental staff for your clinic.

June 30, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Minimize Risk, Land the Plane, Close the Deal.

by Dr. Sean Robertson

Commercial air travel is safer with every passing decade.1 Advancements in mechanical, operational, and technological design contribute to an ongoing trend in risk reduction of mortality in the airline industry. That risk is now approximately 1 in 8 million passengers.1

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June 30, 2022 Feature Marketing strategiesOral Health OfficePractice managementSocial media

Does Your Dental Marketing Team Need a Social Media Content Calendar?

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

At first, it might seem easy to keep your dental practice’s social profiles active and interesting. After all, we all find time for social media in our off hours and idle moments. However, social media marketing is quite different. It

June 30, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

One Day at a Time: Mapping Your Road to Wellness

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience for dentalcorp

Many of us want to incorporate healthier habits into our lifestyles, but the mere thought of a wellness routine is daunting. You floss, you brush, you exercise, and think to yourself, “there are only so many hours in the day!”

Essex Family Dental
June 30, 2022 Feature Office designOral Health OfficePractice management

Office Space: Essex Family Dental

by Darcie Galbraith, BA, Interior Design Coach; Peter Barry, C.M.C. Practice Success Coach

THE WHY: Owner’s story Essex Family Dental opened its doors in 2016. Essex is a growing community located in the heart of Windsor, Ont., a city situated on the south bank of the Detroit River directly across from Detroit, Michigan.

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June 30, 2022 Feature EditorialOral Health OfficePractice management

Emotional Dentistry From the Heart

by Peter Barry, C.M.C., Practice Success Coach

Each new grad enters the world of private practice with dreams and visions of maintaining that fresh and vital feeling of importance. As dental professionals, we are excited to deliver great dental healthcare experiences to happy, appreciative patients that value

Radiographic Interpretation
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneDental TechnologyDentistryRadiology

Reducing Noise in Dentistry: The Role of AI in Improving Radiographic Interpretation

by Michelle Budd, D.D.S, Patient Safety Consultant, dentalcorp; Julian Perez, J.D., Chief Legal Officer, dentalcorp

A patient emails 20 different dentists her recently taken full mouth series of x-rays, stating, “My previous dentist took these just before I moved to town. The move was sudden (work-related), so my dentist never had a chance to tell

Intra-oral Camera
June 24, 2022 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneDental Technology

Seeing Is Believing: Maximizing the Use of an Intra-oral Camera During the Dental Hygiene Appointment to Motivate Patient Compliance

by Julianne Souza, RDH, BS

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” You may have heard this common phrase many times before. Have you thought about this when it comes to your daily interactions with patients? We are trained, educated and taught how to assess,

June 24, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneRadiology

Stay Sharp: Technical Guidelines and Workplace Strategies for the Clinical Dental Hygienist. (Part 2)

by Gabriele Maycher, CEO, GEM Dental Experts Inc., BSc, PID, dip DH, RDH

Q: Some of my patients resist getting recommended radiographs. What can I do to encourage them to consent? A: If you read my article, “Are you Taking Adequate Radiographs?” (November 2021 issue), you know that most practices aren’t taking the

June 8, 2022 Feature EditorialOral HealthOral Surgery

Lessons Learned

by Ben Davis, DDS, FRCD(C)

I’m sitting at my desk on a Sunday afternoon in March, contemplating the past 24 months. It was around this time in 2020 that I travelled to Malaysia for an annual academic meeting at IMU, our partner university in Kuala

June 8, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Edmund Wong

by Oral Health

Dr. Edmund Wong South Point Dental Centre, Surrey, BC How would you define or summarize your practice philosophy? My practice philosophy is simple. I’m treating more than just a mouth – I’m caring for a person. By keeping this vision

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June 8, 2022 Feature Data Driven DentistryDental TeamOHGdataPractice management

Treating Staff as an Asset, Not an Expense

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At this point it is a well-known fact that the dental industry is going through a very stressful phase. Staff shortages, increased costs, increased safety measures – these all impact the stress levels of practice owners and team members alike.

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryOral Surgery

Altered Facial Sensation: Diagnostic Considerations

by Andrew Lombardi, BSc, DDS; Christopher Bernard, BSc, DDS; Karl Cuddy, BSc, DDS, MD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Introduction Altered sensation in the head and neck can be associated with a broad array of local, regional, and systemic etiologies. Though there are multiple cranial and cervical peripheral nerves supplying the craniofacial region, neurosensory disturbance of the inferior alveolar

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Medication-related Osteonecrosis in the Oncology Patient: Inter-professional Communication in Addressing Lesion Stability May Be More Important in Management Than Lesion Resolution

by Deborah Saunders, DDS

Abstract Patients who are diagnosed with MRONJ while being treated with bone modifying agents(BMAs) at oncologic doses, there is insufficient evidence to support or refute the discontinuation of BMAs. Administration of the BMA may be deferred at the discretion of

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthOral Surgery

Tumors and Pseudotumors of the Temporomandibular Joint

by Bruce R Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Iain A. Nish, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C); Susanne Perschbacher, DDS, MSc, Dip. ABOMR, FRCD(C); Kelsey Won, DDS; David J. Psutka, DDS, FRCD(C)

The mandible is the only movable bone of the facial skeleton, as the condyle portion articulates with the temporal bone to form the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A myriad of benign and malignant lesions (Tumours/Pseudotumours) may affect the TMJ, and many

June 8, 2022 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

The Micro-Scrub Applicator: A Little Tool That Can Make a Huge Difference in Your Final Restoration

by Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; Krisha Shah, BDS

In order to achieve long-lasting adhesive restorations, each detail in the bonding process must be considered. One often over-looked aspect of bonding is the step in which the bonding agent is agitated while being placed on the tooth. Manufacturers of