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Entries from September 2009

Top 10 FAQ’s about ACE 2009 Symposium on Periodontics & Systemic Health!

September 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

1. Why should I go to this meeting? a. The Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics® (ACE™) is a community of dedicated dental professionals who strive to provide excellent patient care and who, through education, camaraderie, sharing of information & mentoring both in person & online, help each other succeed in the business of dentistry and life. […]

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Tags: Continuing Education

Straumann launches Roxolid™, a new high performance material for dental implants

September 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Press release… New material increases the choice of treatment options with small diameter implants Roxolid combines higher tensile and fatigue strengths1 with excellent osseointegration2 and is designed to increase reliability and confidence with small diameter implants Less invasive treatment using smaller implants is expected to increase patient acceptance of implant solutions More than 6300 Roxolid […]

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Tags: Press Release

Straumann Announces Regenerative Portfolio Product Updates at Key U.S. Dental Meeting

September 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Press Release… First Straumann AlloGraft now available through agreement with LifeNet Health® FDA approval supports new indication of Emdogain regenerative material for use with autograft, allograft, bone derived xenograft, ß-Tricalcium phosphate, and bioactive glass during bone graft procedures Straumann introduces new developments at the American Academy of Periodontology 95th Annual Meeting at Booth # 801 […]

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Tags: Press Release

You Can Lead Patients to the Dental Office, but Will They Convert?

September 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments

With the precious resources you devote to marketing – time and money – what if someone told you that your front office team is losing 10-50% of potential patients who actually take the first step of calling your office? In “On Schedule,” an article in Dentaltown Magazine this month, Jay Geir of The Scheduling Institute […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Amazing Applications in Dental Diagnostics

September 10th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Radiation-free OCT has been used in optometry for a while, but now, applications in dentistry are evolving, and you’ll be amazed at what this little toy can do. Because it produces two and three-dimensional images as detailed as a single micron and as deep as 3mm into tissue, OCT can help dentists: Detect caries early […]

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Tags: Technology

Dr. John Cranham on the Future of Dental Implants

September 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I can’t imagine doing restorative dentistry without a good relationship with an oral surgeon or periodontist. Implants are an important part of comprehensive treatment planing. Research shows, a single-tooth implant fares better than a 3-part bridge. That’s why I encourage my patients to get implants rather than bridges. There’s a great number of patients who […]

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Tags: Dental Implants

The N95 Respirator: Dental Mask of the Future?

September 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On September 3, 2009, the Institute of Medicine issued recommendations that had been requested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the use loose paper masks are deemed inadequate because the H1N1 virus could pass through and put healthcare workers at risk. The recommendation for healthcare workers is to switch to the N95 […]

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Tags: Safety Compliance

Linda Miles & Dr. Rhonda Savage on Dental Case Acceptance

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Verbal Skills on the part of the Doctor and the Team Staff Viewpoint by Linda Miles – Doctor’s Viewpoint by Dr. Rhonda Savage Patients build trust based on how they perceive the dentist. Does he or she treat their employees well? Is the doctor warm, caring and empathetic? Do you have your patient’s best interests […]

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

Cranham on Important Planning for New and Seasoned Dentists

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

The most important thing young dentists can think about, beyond gaining clinical expertise and good business practices, is a long term financial plan. I use Cain Watters & Associates, which helped my wife and me establish goals for retirement, as well as life insurance and disability insurance. Security for your family must be worked into […]

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Tags: Dental Direction from Dr. John Cranham · Planning for the Future

Why Blogs Work for Busy Dentists

September 1st, 2009 · 16 Comments

This topic has two distinct areas of interest. One, why is subscribing to a dental blog, like, and keeping up with dental news on Facebook a good idea? And two, why should a busy dentist write a blog? Because you are busy, we’ll make this brief. 5 Reasons to Subscribe to Online Dental News […]

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Tags: Blog · Websites & Internet