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Entries from January 2008

3D Systems Introduces In-Office Wax Model Creation

January 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on 3D Systems Introduces In-Office Wax Model Creation

In March of this year, 3D Systems’ modeler, Pro-Jet ™ DP 3000 3D Production System, will be available in the United States. This innovative system uses 3D images to "print" waxups in layers, using a nesting technique. This means that you can have a waxup designed and fabricated in your office by a machine. 3D […]

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CEREC Connect

January 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on CEREC Connect

CEREC, the company that has led the way for one-visit crowns, now offers CEREC Connect, which is basically 3D imaging. DentalBlogs has said a lot about 3D imaging lately because it’s one of the hottest technologies around. It allows you to take digital impressions and send them instantly, via the Internet, to a dental lab. […]

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Training Your Dental Team

January 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Training Your Dental Team

A lot of doctors make a mistake by spending time and effort training themselves, but not their team. (One of my employees, Shannon Pace, offers in-office team training and teaches team courses at the Dawson Center.) Training is important for the growth of a practice and for the team member to grow with the doctor. […]

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5 Ways Websites Do More than Market Your Practice

January 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on 5 Ways Websites Do More than Market Your Practice

Why do you have a website? To attract new patients, of course. Since many people shop for services online these days, a top-notch website is like having a full spread in the Yellow Pages. With proper search engine optimization, your site will be found by potential patients. But a dental practice website offers much more […]

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The Next-Generation iCAT is Truly the Cat’s – or Dentist’s – Meow

January 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Next-Generation iCAT is Truly the Cat’s – or Dentist’s – Meow

You know about the iCAT. It’s the innovative 3D imaging machine (from Imaging Sciences International) that TMJ and implant dentists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists rave about. Well, the next generation of iCAT is on the market, and it, of course, is better than ever. Some of the new features include:   Shorter scan and reconstruction […]

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National Dental Network for CEs On the Go

January 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on National Dental Network for CEs On the Go

Dentaltown editorial director Thomas Giacobbi, DDS, FAGD, interviewed the leaders behind NDN in January’s issue. David Protitt, President, and William Mays, CEO, shared the basics about NDN and their vision for growth. Mays says, "NDN brings the expertise of the world leaders to you," of their video-CE courses available on DVD, Internet, or download to […]

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iTero by Cadent â„¢

January 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on iTero by Cadent â„¢

Named one of the "Top 10 High-Tech Products" in Dental Products Review’s December 2007 issue, iTero by Cadent is quickly rising in popularity. This digital impression system can replace traditional, messy impressions, saving dentists time and keeping patients more comfortable. In addition, digital impressions are highly accurate. You’ll also be happy to hear that iTero […]

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Oral Cancer Commonalities in Ethnic Groups

January 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Oral Cancer Commonalities in Ethnic Groups

Dr. Satish Kumar and Dr. Parish Sedghizadeh are clinical professors at USC School of Dentistry in the Division of Diagnostic Services. They recently evaluated two decades worth of records from California Cancer Registry to study commonalities in oral cancer patients. What they found led them to believe that the way a particular ethnic group uses […]

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Don’t Drink the Bottled Water!

January 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Don’t Drink the Bottled Water!

Do you drink bottled water? Do you consider yourself and your practice energy efficient, a.k.a. "green?" You’re a dentist, so you know that bottled water does not contain fluoride, while most city water does. But let’s get beyond that fact for a moment. There’s a bigger case – a global case – backing tap water […]

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Align’s Three New Dental Phenoms

January 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Align’s Three New Dental Phenoms

Align, the California company that brought us Invisalign, is launching three new products, per their press release on January 8. The innovations in orthodontic therapy include "a subscription-based orthodontic retention product, a non-adult comprehensive (teen) product, and a turnkey version of Invisalign tot help doctors plan and manage cases more efficiently." What are these three […]

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