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Entries from September 2009

Mandatory Flu Shots for Medical & Dental Workers

September 30th, 2009 · No Comments

There is a drive on for all healthcare workers to receive both seasonal influenza and H1N1 vaccinations. New York is the first state to require all healthcare workers, who have direct patient contact at hospitals, hospices, health centers or even home care, to get flu shots – both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 when […]

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Tags: Administrative · Compliance

PR: The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology Partners with The Pankey Institute

September 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

September 30, 2009 – Tallahassee, Florida: The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology has recently partnered with The Pankey Institute to create high quality online education courses for the entire dental team. These courses are patterned after some of The Pankey Institute’s postgraduate level presentations and will be available online at The Foundation’s website in early […]

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Tags: Continuing Education · Press Release

TNT Explains How Dentists’ Websites Rank Well on Google

September 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The same experts that brought us the Web 2.0 info last week present SERPs, SEO, PPC, and organic listings in layman’s terms today. Everyone wants to do well on search engines, particularly the big dog – Google. Your patients don’t have to go to dental school to have a healthy mouth, and you don’t have […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Statistics on Dental Emergencies in the US

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

In a PR Newswire post regarding a Majestic Drug survey, we learn some interesting statistics that may not shock you, but will inform you. One in six Americans experienced a dental emergency in the past year. Seventy-two percent of Americans have fillings, caps, or crowns, and 23 percent of dental emergencies relate back to these […]

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Tags: News · Press Release

Linda Miles & Dr. Rhonda Savage on Dental Benefit Plans

September 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

TWO SIDES OF THE MANAGEMENT COIN: DENTAL BENEFIT PLANS STAFF’S VIEWPOINT: BY: Linda Miles, CMC DOCTOR’S VIEPOINT: BY: Rhonda Savage, DDS Dental insurance can be a frustrating topic for dentists and dental team members. In this article, we’ll review common concerns from both sides, then present an end-of-the-year insurance benefits template that you can use […]

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Tags: Administrative · Insurance · Two Sides of the Management Coin by Linda Miles and Dr. Rhonda Savage

Cutting Edge: Dentistry and Stem Cells

September 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

In light of the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit in Baltimore this week, DentalBlogs brings you the news on stem cell research and procedures in dentistry. Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSC) can differentiate into various types of cells, then multiply to rebuild tissue. Embryonic cord stem cells have been used to regenerate blood cells, but […]

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Tags: Clinical · News

TNT Tips: Dentists Want to Know, What’s Web 2.0?

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

This week, the TNT Tips Blog shares insight on the hot topic, Web 2.0. What is it? How does it work? What does it have to do with dentistry? Check it out at – and sign up for the RSS feed. TNT Dental will keep you plugged in with the latest Internet marketing strategies […]

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Tags: Social Networking & Media · Websites & Internet

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Performs First MOOKP Procedure in USA

September 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Press Release Blind Patient Regains Sight with “Eyetooth” Implanted in Her Eye Click here to view an animation of the procedure Click here to watch a video of the news conference MIAMI, Sept. 16, 2009 – Blind for nine years, Sharron “Kay” Thornton has just regained her sight through a first-in-the-U.S. surgical procedure at Bascom […]

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Tags: Press Release

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program for Dentists

September 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

If you haven’t checked into the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program, time is not on your side! The program’s Facebook page says that the HCBBP is: “A growing national movement of dentists who buy or collect Halloween candy from kids and then ship the treats to support our troops overseas.” Your dental office has a […]

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Tags: Community Events

To-The-Minute News Updates at DentalBlogs on Facebook

September 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A few stories we shared at just today… Dentists Feel Bite of Recession Future of Healthcare, Autos Local Dentist Gripes to US Capitol Volunteer Dentists Needed in Valdosta iPod Touch and iPhone Dental Apps Available HemCon Signs Exclusive Agreement with Zimmer Survey of American Children’s Oral Health Released Toledo Dentists Launches New Pacifier Kansas […]

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Tags: Business of Dentistry