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Entries from October 2009

Cranham on Swine Flu and Infection Control

October 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a personal interest for me since my son was premature and is at high risk for flu and illness. We’re always on top of these things. The Swine Flu has been a little blown out of proportion by the media in my opinion, but whatever strain of flu exists, it’s good for professionals […]

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Tags: Dental Direction from Dr. John Cranham

Dentist’s News: Lots of Info on Swine Flu

October 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

As a doctor, your patients and employees trust you with their safety. The Swine Flu (H1N1) has everyone in a panic, and with good cause. Here’s a brief overview of the facts. The Facts about Swine Flu Swine Flu is common in pigs, and this is not the first outbreak in humans. In 1918, pigs […]

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TNT Tips: FAQs on Facebook. Social Networking. Your Dental Website.

October 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This week, the TNT Tips blog brings us 10 sensational tips that will help you know what to do with Facebook and social networking. From “what is Facebook” to “what do I post?” to “I don’t have time!” – all of your questions are addressed in this one simple article. Take a look for yourself, […]

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Tags: Social Networking & Media · Tips from TNT: Dental Websites & Internet Marketing · Websites & Internet

Dental – Heart Health Link Extends Past Periodontal Disease

October 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

A recent study published in Journal of Dental Research, held by the Indiana University School of Dentistry, evaluated a group of people with healthy gum tissue to study the differences between people with good and poor oral hygiene. The subjects were from various ethnic groups and included women and men. Black, male participants who neglected […]

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Tags: News

Cranham on Case Presentation & Patient Education

October 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

The primary patient education system that we have used and continue to utilize is GURU by Henry Schein. It’s interesting because it uses a combination of nice animations, with some video, but I like that it does not have a lot of audio. I retain the freedom to use the scrubber brush to go to […]

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Tags: Case Presentation · Clinical · Dental Direction from Dr. John Cranham

TNT Tips: Web 2.0 Transition for Dentists

October 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This week, TNT Dental gives us practical information on how to implement a Web 2.0 dental website into your practice. It’s a lot more than just a website makeover. Web 2.0 can be a significant tool for patient communication, and it also becomes the nucleus of a successful, contemporary dental marketing strategy. With blogs, email […]

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Dr. Rhonda Savage on Dentists’ Financial Policies

October 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In this month’s print edition, DentalBlogs contributor and “great mind” Dr. Rhonda Savage shares her insight into what makes dentists’ financial policies successful. Her practical advice and tips can help you develop a great financial policy that will “keep your patients coming back.” Dr. Savage recommends that the doctor get and stay involved in […]

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Tags: Administrative · Financing

Cranham on Fluoride and Baby Boomers

October 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s interesting that we find conspiracy theorists that think fluoride is a communist plot. I don’t think there’s been a more successful campaign in medicine as the addition of fluoride in the public water supply to reduce caries. We know fluoride works. Now we also have to think about the Baby Boomer Generation – people […]

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TNT Tips: What not to do on your dental website!

October 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Check out this week’s TNT Tips blog to learn how a few bad moves can negatively impact your website’s search engine rankings. Also, you can take advantage of a free website analysis, and the TNT experts will explain how they can improve your site’s visibility for increased profitability. Visit:!

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Tags: Tips from TNT: Dental Websites & Internet Marketing

Dental Survey Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Keep Up with Basic Oral Health Maintenance

October 12th, 2009 · No Comments

REACHING BEYOND TOOTHPASTE: NEW SURVEY, PRODUCT REVEAL HOPE FOR ORAL HEALTH A white smile is one of the first things people notice about you. But are you doing everything to keep your mouth healthy? A recent survey showed that only 29% of American adults perform all of the three most basic oral health activities and […]

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Tags: Clinical