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Entries from December 2007

Found In Space

December 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Found In Space

NASA has given science countless inventions now in common use. What has NASA given dentistry, though? A little Google research reveals that our friends in Houston have helped our fine profession with these innovations (and more, I’m sure):   Click the text to go to the full article on each topic.  Water Purification for Your […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry Still Rising in Popularity

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Cosmetic Dentistry Still Rising in Popularity

This month, the AACD posted survey results for 2007 AACD State of Cosmetic Dentistry, which queried 5,5000 practices across the nation. The average revenue from cosmetic dentistry is now close to half-a-million dollars annually, which equals 2.75 billion, a 15% jump over 2006 figures. You can read the full press release or survey here. Highlights […]

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Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry · News · Uncategorized

Dental Marketing Number-One Resolution for 2008

December 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Dental Marketing Number-One Resolution for 2008

PR-USA.NET tells us that when it comes to resolutions for dentists, practice marketing tops the list for 2008. "(San Francisco, California) – A recent Wealthy Dentist survey asked dentists about their resolutions for the New Year. Three out of four dentists said their goal was to attract more new patients." Seventy-six percent rated attracting more […]

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Tooth Decay in Young Children Still on the Rise

December 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on Tooth Decay in Young Children Still on the Rise

A recent CDC release indicates that cavities in kids, teens, and adults is on the decline. In fact, tooth loss and gum disease have also slowed down. Tooth decay in young children, though, has reached levels not seen since the 1960s. The fact is, minority children in some ethnic groups and children whose families live […]

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Dentrix Holiday with Santa’s Helper (me)

December 21st, 2007 · No Comments

We’re spreading the cheer and giving gifts to good girls and boys, including iPods, a Nintnedo Wii, and FREE electronic services!
Click Here to see what Santa has for you [1]
Looking back on 2007 we are reminded of the many things we have to celebrate. With the release of DENTRIX G2 and a host of other new products and services DENTRIX wants to spread the cheer to all in the dental profession. Come turn on the lights, grab a book, sit by the fire, and learn more. Oh, and don’t forget to unwrap Santa’s special present under the tree. You may even find a Nintendo Wii with your name on it!


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Year End Web Specials

December 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Check out the special offers from TNT Dental [1]


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Necessity for Athletic Mouthguards

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Necessity for Athletic Mouthguards

Patients can purchase athletic mouthguards at sports stores or through their dentist. While some dentists offer free custom mouthguards to their patients, many in dentistry assume that athletes will protect their teeth just as they do their heads and bodies during sports. If this is true, why does the CDC say that 600,000 people end […]

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Pain-Free, Drug-Free – a Revolutionary Option for Oral Pain Management

December 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Pain-Free, Drug-Free – a Revolutionary Option for Oral Pain Management

The new G100 by gumEase is an FDA-approved cryoanesthetic mouthpiece that reduces gum pain by up to 90% within three minutes, and for up to 20 minutes, according to research. No side effects were found, and the device can be stored in the freezer and reused as needed. The G100 will be available over the […]

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Multiple Monitors, Expert Help by PC Magazine

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

I am a big proponent of multiple monitors everywhere in the dental office. See the PC Mag article linked below for instructions on how to do it. Here is my office manager Jackie with two monitors at the front desk.

I’m going to assume that you have Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista. Given that, you’ll need a graphics card or graphics subsystem that supports multiple displays. Any video card manufactured in the past three years—even the budget cards—can do that. But take a minute to refer to your PC’s manual if your system has only integrated graphics hardware—that is, a graphics adapter that’s built into your system’s motherboard chipset. Some integrated graphics systems can handle more than one display, but others can’t. The bottom line is that you need a graphics adapter with two physical connectors—either VGA or DVI—and two displays with appropriate connections. If you have a video card with two DVI ports, but one or both of your displays has only VGA connectors, you can obtain DVI-to-VGA adapter dongles.
Multiple Monitors, Multiple Questions – Expert Help by PC Magazine [1].


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Tags: Hardware · Office Design


December 18th, 2007 · Comments Off on CEREC

In my practice, I use both CEREC, which requires powdering for 3D imaging, and the emerging E4D system, which uses laser scan for imaging. I may be one of the few practices to have both. I believe that there is a time and place for chairside esthetic restorations. In fact, most of the work I […]

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