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Entries from June 2008

FDA will Reclassify Amalgam in 2009

June 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on FDA will Reclassify Amalgam in 2009

In the battle over amalgam usage for dental fillings, the FDA has set a deadline to reclassify dental amalgam. By July 2009, the FDA plans to have a final decision on new classification. This change of heart and mind was brought about when a lawsuit against the FDA by Moms Against Amalgam was settled. The […]

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Dental Websites that Work

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dental Websites that Work

Have you ever been to a Website and felt like you’re being pummeled with information? Where do you begin? What do you click first? Long paragraphs, longer pages… Do you really have time for this? Do your patients? When a guy sits down at a home computer to find a dentist, he is looking for […]

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Tags: Dental Websites · Websites & Internet

Dentists can “Wow” within Reason

June 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dentists can “Wow” within Reason

What makes your practice different? What makes patients want to come back? It’s a hot term in the industry, The Wow Effect or The Wow Factor. What is it? Dr. Joe Blaes, editor for Dental Economics and a renowned dental speaker and educator, wrote about Wow-ing patients in “Focus On: Equipment” in the May 2008 […]

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Tags: Office Design

Emmott on Computer Security

June 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Emmott on Computer Security

Is it possible to absolutely prevent anyone from ever, ever hacking into your computer? The answer is no. Is it possible to prevent someone from ever, ever breaking into your home or office, stealing your car or for that matter robbing the bank where you have deposited your valuables? Again the answer is no. What […]

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Tags: Technology

FDA Settles in Amalgam Case, ADA Responds

June 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on FDA Settles in Amalgam Case, ADA Responds

The FDA came to a settlement with Moms Against Mercury in the lawsuit regarding dental amalgam fillings. The FDA’s new view, posted on their website, now reads: ” Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses. When amalgam fillings are placed in teeth or removed […]

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CareCredit Endorsements

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on CareCredit Endorsements

CareCredit is endorsed by 46 state dental associations. The company has been around for two decades, and CareCredit financing has helped more than seven million patients on this continent. Why is it the leader in patient financing? Convenience, most likely. CareCredit makes application easy for patients and the dental team. Having a simple financing option […]

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Tags: Administrative

Pure Power Mouthguard

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Pure Power Mouthguard

Now athletes have a new choice – a strong choice – in protective mouthpieces. The pros from many sports have turned to PPM, Pure Power Mouthguard, because it not only offers protection, but it also increases strength and balance. Sound silly? Well, it’s true. By using a TENS unit to relax facial muscles, a certified […]

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Tags: Clinical

3M ESPE and 3D Systems Fabricate Wax Ups with Technology

June 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on 3M ESPE and 3D Systems Fabricate Wax Ups with Technology

A collaborative effort between 3M ESPE and 3D Systems will result in the ability for labs to create precision wax models. When the Lava™ Scanner by 3M is used with ProJet™ DP 3000 Production System and InVision® DP 3D Modeler, layering a wax up is quick, convenient, and accurate. CAD images become the blueprint for […]

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Is There a Dentist in the House?

June 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Is There a Dentist in the House?

In an age when cosmetic dentistry is on the rise and people are concerned about the oral health of their pets’ teeth, many across the globe have trouble getting to see a dentist for more important things – from regular checkups to treatment of life-threatening dental abscesses. Add to this that we now know for […]

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