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EBook: Define your identity through your office design

This content is provided by Pelton & Crane The decision to build or redesign your dental practice is one of the most important decisions — and biggest investments — of your career. It will affect your efficiency, productivity, patient relations and your enjoyment of a prosperous and healthy dental career. Undertaking this project is a major endeavor. Download the ebook (PDF) Regardless of your ability, your success does not depend solely on your dental diagnostic and treatment skills, but rather on your perceived competence as viewed from your patients’ perspective. “It’s difficult to believe you can win the Indianapolis 500 ...

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Is practicing dentistry becoming a pain in the neck? Ergonomic Solutions for the Dental Team

In this post, Pelton & Crane presents solutions to ergonomic problems frequently encountered in the dental practice.  As a dental professional, you have or will likely experience some type of work-related pain. Many dental professionals accept this pain as a part of daily life, but there is a better way!  Have you ever asked yourself “How much longer will I be able to practice feeling the way I do?” because you’re suffering from neck, shoulder, arm or leg pain. Perhaps you have numbness in your fingers and hands or pain down into your leg while you sit? If so, then ...

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Buyer Beware! Not all Curing Lights are Equal

This post was prepared in collaboration with BlueLight Analytics On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.  Light cured materials (sealants, resin composite, cements) are a prominent part of dentistry.  As such, light curing units are a “must-have” in a dental practice. An increasing number of dentists are sourcing ...

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An EnLIGHTening look at light sources in dentistry

This post was prepared in collaboration with BlueLight Analytics On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.  On the surface, light curing appears to be very easy – literally!  Point the curing light, turn it on and the surface hardens almost immediately. Unfortunately, surface hardness is not indicative of ...

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Practical How To: How do you clean your light curing unit?

This post was prepared in collaboration with BlueLight Analytics On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.  Please refer to your specific Light Curing Unit (LCU) “Directions for Use” to find the curing light maintenance and care instructions. If maintenance instructions have not been provided or are not accessible ...

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How can I increase the value my patients place on their oral health?

This post was prepared in collaboration with Procter & Gamble Canada On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.  What is the Problem? It is very frustrating for dentists and dental teams when patients don’t prioritize their oral health with proper home care and regular hygiene visits. In addition, ...

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Listerine for World Oral Health Day: Helping you communicate better with your patients about Gingivitis

This infographic is a resource document distributed by J&J. In addition to highlighting the benefits of using Listerine as part of a regular oral hygiene routine, the document is mainly a patient educational resource about Gingivitis and establishing good oral care habits to maintain optimal oral health. Print the Resource: Building Better Oral Health Habits (PDF)

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What are the questions you should ask when selecting an intra-oral camera?

On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.  By Denika Smallwood The benefits of incorporating an intra-oral camera are well known; in fact, the top 10 reasons why you should be using one in your practice was explained in Carestream Dental’s recent blog post. However, knowing why you should ...

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