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Entries from November 2009

Dr. Gary Radz on Digital Impressions

November 30th, 2009 · No Comments

First of all, there are three companies providing digital impressions – Cadent iTero, 3M, and Sirona. Anyone looking to invest in digital imaging should compare contrast the pluses and minuses of each brand. Two other companies are looking to get into the market with this technology, so keep that in mind, too. In a very […]

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PR: Salivary DNA Tests for Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Molecular DNA Tests Positioning Dental Professionals at the Forefront of Oral Medicine – Company Planning the Launch of HPV/Oral Cancer DNA Test in 2010 Nashville, TN – November 16, 2009 – OralDNA Labs™ Inc. (, a specialty diagnostics subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics® Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) focused on bringing advanced laboratory testing to the dental community, […]

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Athletic Performance Mouthguards: Hype or Fact?

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Performance-enhancing athletic mouthguards, like the popular Pure Power Mouthguard and Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, seem to be a miracle of modern medicine. The premise is, the right mouthguard can help the entire body can function at peak capacity. Athletes who invest in these custom mouthguards make claims of improved focus, balance, endurance, and strength. Pro […]

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Study Shows Connection between Gum Disease and Memory Problems

November 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

We know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. It also causes an increased risk for health problems, from heart attack and stroke to diabetes complications and low-weight births. But new evidence shows that periodotnal disease can impair mental function, outside of the established connection between gum disease and […]

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Dental Management U: Dr. Rhonda Savage in 2010

November 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Dr. Rhonda Savage of Linda Miles & Associates (LLM&A) has a full schedule for 2010! See the image here to review her full speaking schedule, and visit for more information. Linda and Rhonda were regular contributors here at in 2009. Their column, Two Sides of the Management Coin, provides practical tips and information […]

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Dentistry and Finances by Keith Drayer of Henry Schein Financial

November 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Modernize Your Collection System for Maximum Profit In today’s economy, there are many dental professionals that are faced with the challenge to their accounts receivable. Uncollected receivables turn into pure losses. Yet embracing a systematic approach to collections can help practices collect more funds and on a more timely basis. One mistake providers make is […]

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Dental Anxiety: A Cycle of Bad Teeth and Bad Feelings

November 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Out of one thousand subjects, aged 15 to 32, who participated in a study with University of Otago in New Zealand, one quarter suffered from dental anxiety. For research purposes in this project, “dental anxiety” refers to people who completely avoid dental care out of fear. Head researcher, Prof. Murray Thompson, reports that anxious subjects […]

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TNT Offers Dentists Tips on Copyright and SEO Marketing

November 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Our friends at TNT offer a wealth of information for dentists who want to play it safe while becoming wildly popular online. Check out the last two blog posts at, and learn how to avoid big fines for copyright infringement. You’ll also find 5 great tips for boosting your dental website’s SEO strategy.

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Cranham on Patient Education: Explaining Oral Health, Function, and Beauty

November 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I tell patients that there are three things to focus on. The first is biological issues that cause cavities or gum disease. Our first thing is to diagnose these issues. We know we can’t eliminate bacteria, but we can control it. We can create an environment that can be cleaned by the patient – smooth […]

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Renova Caries Softens Decay = No Dental Drilling or Shots

November 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

A small article posted at on October 31st, 2009 tells us about a new product, Renova Caries, that can soften tooth decay so that it can be removed without a drill, and thus, without administering anesthesia to the patient. The product is a gel created from the Papaya arequipena fruit, scientifically known as Carica […]

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