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Entries from December 2009

AIDS Testing from the Dentist

December 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Want to go above and beyond in the new year? You already screen for gum disease, oral cancer, and TMJ disorder. You might even discuss nutrition, smoking cessation, and sleep apnea with your patients. Now you can add AIDS testing to your comprehensive exam. For $15 per patient, OraQuick Advance kits show results in 20 […]

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Tags: Clinical

Dentist News: Tax Related Numbers For 2010

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Here are some numbers that tend to change every year or every few years. Most of these numbers will not change in 2010 because of the absence of inflation in the economy: In cooperation with Collier, Sarner & Associates, Inc. ( This is not tax advice. Please consult your own advisors. 2010 2009 Annual Retirement […]

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Tags: Business of Dentistry · Dentistry and Finances by Keith Drayer

Lares Extends No Lube Option

December 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments

Chico, CA: December 18, 2009— Lares Research has extended its no-lubrication ceramic bearing model option to its entire highspeed product line, including the non-swivel 4H and 5H FO backend configurations. The handpieces do not need lubrication, which saves time and money, and eliminates the risk of handpiece lubricants getting on the cavity prep and diminishing […]

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Tags: News · Press Release

Dentists Prepare for 2010

December 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

One Simple Step to Success for 2010 Do you have a strategic plan for your dental business in 2010? Most businesses that don’t have a plan fail to become successful. Don’t enter into a new decade blindly…make sure you have a plan. Have you ever heard the saying “If you fail to plan, you plan […]

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Tags: Administrative

Dr. Gary Radz on 6 Month Smiles

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments

We have started working with 6 Month Smiles’ short-term orthodontics. We have in the last two months started six cases, and we’re very excited about the results. Patients are excited, too. Even though the system uses conventional orthodontic wires and brackets, because they are tooth colored, adults patients accept it because they aren’t obvious and […]

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Tags: Dentists Get Advice from Dr. Gary Radz

Dental News: Mercury in Americans – Is it all that bad?

December 14th, 2009 · 8 Comments

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that measurable levels of mercury existed in most participants of a recent study, “Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals.” Blood and urine samples provided a comprehensive result. These tests showed that in participants over six years old, mercury levels grew with age. However, […]

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Tags: Clinical · Dental Materials

TNT Tips for the Online Dentist

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments

This is from our friends and web gurus at TNT Dental… Dentists, Use Your Words! You don’t say much. If that’s the case, you’re missing out. Search engine spiders feed on words. In fact, if you write – not necessarily well, but just coherently – your words could significantly boost your online popularity. There are […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Osteogenics’ 2010 Global Bone Grafting Symposium returns to Scottsdale

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

World-renowned speakers to focus on treating complex bone grafting cases. Lubbock, TX, December 1, 2009 – Osteogenics Clinical Education, a division of Osteogenics Biomedical, has announced dates for its 2010 Global Bone Grafting Symposium. The symposium will be held March 26 and 27, 2010 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. Led […]

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Tags: Continuing Education