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November 20, 2011 News BlogsEncryption

Wiki waki woo……..

by ken

I’m in the midst of building a Wiki for the ROOTS forum……it’s become impossible to keep any semblance of order with the explosive number of blogs that are appearing minute by minute in the dental world.  There has to be

October 9, 2011 News EndodonticsLaser Dentistry

Lasers in Endodontics

by ken

Comments from Maarten Meire re; subject about to get a lot of press as Biolase Technology has secured a new patent for cleaning and disinfecting root canals. The new patent called “Fluid Controllable Laser Endodontic Cleaning and Disinfecting System” covers

September 13, 2011 News Minimally invasive dentistryPractice managementTrends in Dental EducationWebinars

Growing Mature Dental Practices with Innovative New Procedures Not Taught in Dental Schools

by ken

From PRNewswire LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Established dental practices face many challenges, number one being the lack of patients desiring cosmetic restorations for fear of painful shots or drilling.  Now dentists can allay patient fears, going beyond

August 12, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomography

Number of CT scans have risen 330 percent in 12 years – there’s money in them thar tunnels

by ken

By Caleb Garling – August 12, 2011 – Cool Tech The intensive hospital procedures use has skyrocketed in the last decade. If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to be an emergency room patient, you likely know how ominous the idea

August 6, 2011 News Elearning

Of case reports and virtual journals

by ken

Still working on getting an eChronicle up at Oral Health……ah, the corporate world…….just ask S&P………. Wish to share a number of intriguing sites I’ve come across as I seek a way to build the perfect beast…….. http://orthocj.com/ http://www.arvanitis.com/smile-makeover-proofs/detailed-smile-gallery.html And of

May 23, 2011 News General NewsTrends in Dental Education

More dental schools means more dentists – who’s doing the math?

by ken

I am completely unaware of the workings of our licensing bodies in Canada, privy only to the mutterings around the table at a study club or society meeting. Mostly, I’m advised about the number of new endodontists coming to Ontario,

April 21, 2011 News Marketing strategies

The winds of change

by ken

From dentistry.co.uk – trends are global – by Guy Hiscott A new survey suggests that patient loyalty may be on the wane – and that patients who are dissatisfied with their care might vote with their feet without dentists knowing.

April 10, 2011 News Implantology

Biotechnology Institute Files Patent Application for Narrow Dental Implant and Associated Pieces

by ken

Indian Patents NewsApril 9, 2011 New Delhi, April 9 — Spain based Biotechnology Institute I Mas D S.L. filed patent application for narrow dental implant and associated pieces. The inventor is Eduardo Anitua Aldecoa. Biotechnology Institute I Mas D S.L.

March 25, 2011 News General NewsGeriodontics

Almost 15 Million Americans Now Caring for Loved One With Alzheimer’s

by ken

By Madonna BehenHealthDay Reporter – Tue Mar 15,11:48 pm ET TUESDAY,March 15 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 15 million Americans are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, and the number is rising, according to a report released Tuesday. “People with Alzheimer’s who are

January 30, 2011 News Trends in Dental Education

Of crystal balls and Ouija boards

by ken

Dental economic trends give us clues about the industry”s future. The first two articles in this series explored trends in dental education and how they have impacted dental manpower trends. We saw how major shifts in dental school enrollments eventually

November 18, 2010 News Orthodontics

UH OH Part Deux!!!!!!!!!!! not a warning about the GM IPO

by ken

By NANCY KEATES Kids still getting visits from the Tooth Fairy are getting braces. The number of children 17 and younger getting orthodontic treatment has grown 46% over the past decade to 3.8 million in 2008, the latest figure available from

November 13, 2010 News Cosmetic Dentistry

Making a single veneer blend so naturally it’s undetectable

by ken

by L. Emery Karst, DDS from Dental Tribune As patients get older,anterior teeth commonly show wear,chipping and discoloration. These changes are the result of a number of factors because of aging. There is increased awareness of these unattractive teeth and

November 4, 2010 News Trends in Dental Education

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

by ken

FASCINATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&feature=player_embedded# Related articles Changing Education Paradigms – Sir Ken and RSA Animate (angelamaiers.com) Changing Paradigms (neilperkin.typepad.com) Scrap Our Education System (on-purpose.blogspot.com) The surprising truth about what motivates us (guardian.co.uk) Number theory & RSA public key cryptography (mvngu.wordpress.com) RSA Animate

May 17, 2010 News Practice management

That was then; this is now

by ken

Image via Wikipedia The global economy has changed, and the dental world is forced to change. too. Once thought by most to be recession-proof, dental practices are being impacted by the economic downturn in many ways. Today’s economic conditions are

May 15, 2010 News Cone beam computed tomography

What’s the holdup on cbCT access in Ontario?

by ken

The incorporation of the third dimension into practical dental and craniofacial imaging is now a reality. The value of small FOV cbCT in endodontics and periodontics specifically is an unimaginable iteration of the standard of care in diagnosis. The Ministry