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  • Julie Schmitt

    Your mouth may be at the dentist, but your brain is surrounded by a sunset in Bali. Thanks to virtual reality, this could be the case in Dr. Mark Olson’s dental office in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Olson has always worked hard to put his patients at ease, and now he’s added another fascinating tool to his toolbox – a virtual reality system. The...

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  • Jason Schwartz

    From International Business Times, first we sat at our desks, then we were told it was healthier to stand. Now one startup believes we should all be lying down while we work, and it has made a moving robotic desk to prove its point. Called the Altwork Station, the desk, laptop stand, screen and chair combine into a single piece of furniture that...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Imagine your patient sitting on the floor during a tooth extraction while you hold their head firmly between your knees. That’s what they did before the 17th century, according to the University of the Pacific’s Virtual Dental Museum. Luckily, improvements in the comfort and versatility of the dental chair have been made over the last 300...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    A “gray area” is an area or topic that is not clearly defined. What IS clearly defined, however, is that gray market dental products are swooping the industry, and dentists and their patients need to avoid purchasing or using these potentially unsafe products. Patterson Dental is working diligently to educate dentists on how to identify gray...

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  • gail weisman

    Borden Airotor, 1958. Silk dental floss, 1905. Multi-tilt Morrison patient chair, 1868. Dentistry and its products and equipment have a colorful and fascinating history. Now you don’t have to go to Baltimore to visit the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry to absorb the chronicle of the profession’s past. The University of the...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Dental Product Shopper talked with one of the “green” dentists seeking certification by the Eco Dentistry Association, Dr. Benjamin Farrow, from Monroe Street Family Dental in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Farrow’s practice is set up to use environmentally friendly methods and materials wherever possible, while minimizing waste and energy. In fact,...

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