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  • Jack Ringer

    What is the most common concern most patients think about when they visit the dentist? PAIN! When it comes to pain, patients experience both the physical component, i.e. receiving the injection, and the emotional component, i.e. the anticipation and anxiety associated with pain. A lot of patients face the dilemma of having a conventional...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Should you remove or retain the third molars? When patients come to you for advice on what to do with their wisdom teeth, there is no straightforward answer. When is surgery indicated, particularly when the teeth are asymptomatic? What are the risks involved with removal or retention? When is the best time for treatment? Each decision should be...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    How many dentists does it take to lift a 407-pound patient (who has giant teeth, by the way)? Well, it took 8 people to lift one special patient before his dental surgery. It just happens that this patient isn’t a human and the ‘dentists’ were veterinary professionals. Meet Mandela the African lion, who lives in the Perth Zoo in Australia and...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    From all of us at Dental Product Shopper…we wish you a happy and prosperous new year! As we kick off 2016, we reflect on the highlights of 2015 including many remarkable new dental technologies and products. What were the Top 10 most viewed products on www.dentalproductshopper.com in 2015? The list encompasses an array of product categories –...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    It’s ‘All About Toothpaste’ in this entertaining video performed by 4th year dental students in Arizona, sung to Meghan Trainor’s catchy tune, All About that Bass. These dental students took the 2015 Grammy awards to a whole new level and wrote (and performed) their own dental adaptations of several pop songs that were nominated for Grammys. ...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    With the strongest bite force of any of the big cats, a tiger’s jaw could snap off an arm in an instant. When zookeepers at Noah's Ark Zoo near Bristol, England detected a chip in their 440-pound tiger’s canine tooth, they called in Dr. Peter Kertesz, an experienced dental surgeon from London and a specialist in zoo dentistry. We’ve all heard...

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