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August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Intraosseous Local Anesthesia Revisited

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C)

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Your patient in the chair has confirmed that their lips and tongue are numb from your block local anesthesia. As you are beginning to start the clinical procedure, your patient

Patient-Centred Care
July 30, 2018 Feature Oral Health OfficePatient education

Paid Patient-Centred Care, Soft Skills and Good Business

by Julian Perez, Director, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Health care administration has evolved drastically in the last generation, and the expectations about how health care providers communicate with patients ranks among the biggest of these changes. Numerous studies have shown that patient satisfaction depends upon the attitude that

Patient Expectations
July 5, 2018 Feature Dental TechnologyOHGdata

Dentists are Struggling to Keep Up with Patient Expectations

by Oral Health

As technology changes and becomes a bigger part of our everyday lives, you must prepare for your patients’ expectations of a dental office to be tech-heavy. While they may not fully understand the benefits of the upgraded technology, they will

July 3, 2018 News News

Sarnia Man Files Complaint After Service Dog Denied Access at Dental Office

by Troy Shantz, The Sarnia Journal

A legally deaf Sarnia man who was told he couldn’t have his service dog present during a dental procedure believes his human rights have been violated. But the owner of the dental office who turned him down said there’s good

May 28, 2018 Video Sponsored Dental Video

Paid Easy At-Home Oral Care from Sulcabrush

by Oral Health

Ira Florence, President of Sulcabrush, explains why the brush was created and how it is properly used by patients for at-home oral health care.

May 14, 2018 News News

List of “Never-Events” Aims to Ensure Patient Safety

by University of Edinburgh, EurekAlert!

Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of scenarios that patients should never face in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide. The checklist – which includes failing to note patients’ allergies and not screening for mouth cancers

special needs
May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Providing Preventive Dental Care in the Community for Persons with Special Needs

by Josie Costantiello, RDH

Closing the Gap Between Mobile and Conventional Dental Clinics in the Community You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the dental industry who has said that starting a new mobile dental and/or dental hygiene practice in the community

May 2, 2018 News News

Acupuncture May Help Patients with Dental Anxiety

by University of York, Science Daily

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30% of the adult population in countries world-wide. Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness at the thought of

Patients are Consumers
May 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Let’s Face It, Patients are Consumers

by Robert Taylor MBA, VP, BuzzyDoc

Recognizing a recent shift in the way patients engage with their healthcare providers should play a significant role in the future success of any individual private medical practice, especially dentistry. The old adage that a patient will merely follow the

Patient Care
May 1, 2018 Feature Oral Health Office

Dentistry and Patient Financing: A New Paradigm in Patient Care

by Ross Dow

Dentistry has long been a dynamic industry defined by ever-evolving technologies and trends. Managing to stay abreast with the latest treatments, technologies and practice management ideologies can be a full-time job. All too often the adoption of new technologies, designed

April 3, 2018 News News

People with Diabetes Not Visiting the Dentist

by New York University, EurekAlert!

Adults with diabetes are less likely to visit the dentist than people with prediabetes or without diabetes, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. The

April 2, 2018 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral Health

Communication: The Key to Esthetic Success

by Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FICOI, AAACD

Communication is defined as the imparting or exchanging of information or news; means of connection between people or places, in particular. There is no doubt that communication plays a vital role in human life. It not only helps to facilitate

March 29, 2018 News News

Dentist Threatens to Report Parents for Neglect

by Dave Bohman, 16 WNEP

Most people don’t like going to the dentist to begin with but this letter dated nine days ago appears to warn parents that if they don’t make a dental appointment for their children soon, they could get a visit from

March 26, 2018 News News

Tooth Sensor Tracks User’s Diets, Chemical Intake

by Mario L. Major, Interesting Engineering

A new sensor has been developed that can track what you are eating — and no, it doesn’t involve surveillance, intelligence operatives or robots. The tiny sensors, which measure only 2 mm by 2mm, were created by a team of researchers

March 26, 2018 News News

9,500 Dental Patients at Risk of Diseases from Unsanitary Sterilization

by Matt Dougherty, KHOU11

Patients who learned they may have been exposed to serious diseases at a Texas City clinic are angry and scared. Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies would not allow KHOU 11 to enter the Coastal Health and Wellness Clinic on Saturday

March 20, 2018 News NewsOral Surgery

B.C. Government Aims to Increase Dental Surgeries by 15 Per Cent

by Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail

The B.C. government plans to increase the number of dental surgeries done in the province by 15 per cent this year, as part of a strategy to improve access to dental care for vulnerable patients including disabled children and adults.

March 16, 2018 News News

5 Must Have Solutions to Enhance Patient Experience From Oral Science

by Oral Science

During the latest Pacific Dental Conference in Vancouver, more than 2,000 dental professionals gathered at the Oral Science booth to discover 5 must have solutions to enhance patient experience and achieve more predictable clinical results. Advantage Arrest: Silver Diamine Fluoride

March 1, 2018 News Dental CareNews

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provides Easier Dental Care Access

by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, PR Newswire

Access to dental services continues to be an issue for many Americans, with the American Dental Association reporting that 1 in 3 Americans face challenges finding dental care. That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Dental Blue plan has expanded its

February 26, 2018 News News

New Care Management Platform from Carestream Dental Eases Workflow

by Carestream Dental

There have been many transitions in the oral healthcare industry during the 21st century; the transition from analog to digital and a transition to whole body care, to name just a few. Carestream Dental’s all-new care management platform reflects yet

January 1, 2018 News NewsOral & Systemic Health

85 Per Cent of Canadian Dentists Perform Patient Health Assessments

by Oral Health

Dental professionals are being held responsible for recognizing their patients’ areas of poor health, especially outside their mouths. In a recent survey conducted by Oral Health Group*, 85 per cent of dentists said they perform some form of health assessment