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  • Allison Walker

    It was a boring morning, so I tuned into YouTube to see if episode 4 of the Bisco Bites series would perk me up. And oh boy, did it! It starts off with a bang involving a machete, a cucumber, and a watermelon. I’m warning you so you don’t miss it like I just about did jumping out of my chair! Bisco Research Chemist Christine Gleave, she who...

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  • Allison Walker

    When patients cancel at last minute they don’t realize it leaves a costly hole in the schedule—and creates a last-minute scramble for the front desk staff, who must at least try to fill the hole. Previously, dental practices had to work fast to fill a last-minute opening manually. Someone would start calling the ASAP list of patients, one by...

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  • Jason Schwartz

    ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers announced today the opening of 4 new centers in Woburn, MA, Roseland, NJ, Maitland, FL, and Southfield, MI. These new centers are the most recent expansion for the ClearChoice network which now includes 36 locations nationwide. ClearChoice was founded in 2005 to provide the edentulous, or soon to be edentulous,...

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  • Allison Walker

    …according to Taub Products. It would be logical to many who rely on plumbers for their expertise on plumbing. Implant abutment access holes are typically filled with cotton and Teflon tape, or impression material or composite, none of which were developed for this purpose. Additionally, Teflon, or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), is not approved...

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  • Allison Walker

    “Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks.” My parents still swear I am related to her, as well as the Princess in The Princess and the Pea. As the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story goes, Goldilocks basically invades the woodland home of three little bears and proceeds to sample their bowls of porridge, try out their chairs,...

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  • Dave Misiak

    Having taken over as president of Patterson Dental North America in November, Dave Misiak brings a breadth of sales and management experience gleaned during more than 20 years with the company— from working as a territory rep to serving as vice president of sales. As he moves into his new role, Misiak is focused on the challenges facing the...

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  • Jason Schwartz

    As most dentists know, all low-speed handpieces and motors should be cleaned and autoclaved after each patient. That’s according to the CDC, whose guidelines state: “Dental handpieces and associated attachments, including low-speed motors and reusable prophylaxis angles, should always be heat sterilized between patients...Although these devices...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    On Wednesday, June 14, Henry Schein TechCentral will present a one-hour, free webinar about data theft and the importance of protecting your patients’ identity. The presentation will include experts from WatchGuard Technologies and CTERA, and will address the various risks today’s practices face and how to avoid losing patient records, financial...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Name: Michele Schuster, RDH Dental Hygiene School: Florida State College at Jacksonville Years of Experience: 24 Practice Location: Brandon, FL Favorite Dental Products: Orascoptic HDL 2.5 Micro Loupes and Dentsply Sirona’s Cavitron THINsert I always enjoy checking out the newest and latest products for the dental profession, and being a...

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  • gail weisman

    The main cause of post-endodontic tooth fracture and failure—no nerve or blood supply—could be eliminated with an experimental 3D-printing-inspired process that creates artificial blood vessels in the lab. A research team at Oregon Health & Science University placed a fiber mold made of sugar molecules across the canals of extracted human teeth,...

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  • Allison Walker

    If you visit the Zest Dental Solutions website, you’ll see some staggering facts. Such as, in 2011, baby boomers were turning 65 at a rate of 1 every 10 seconds, translating into 3-4 million of them a year. About 26% of people over 65 will lose all their teeth over time. Only a little over 42,000 mini implant overdentures were placed in 2010,...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    A few months ago, one of my best friends wanted to celebrate his birthday in Asbury Park, NJ. At the time, I didn’t know what “Silverball” was and assumed it was just another bar near the boardwalk. I was in for quite a surprise. Actually, there were 2 surprises that evening. First, as the website advertises, Silverball Museum Arcade is a...

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  • Julie Cullen

    In the course of discussing the direction of dentistry with a few of my dentist friends, one particular theme was repeated over and over—conservative dentistry. This approach to oral health care touches just about all procedures and specialties. In one recent conversation, the topic of overcrowding came up. Because of my unfamiliarity with this...

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  • Julie Cullen

    I’ve often wondered…do dentists think delivery systems and dental chairs are as cool as I do? Are they impressed every morning when they walk in to see their first patient, thinking to themselves how amazing it is that all of these elements come together to provide dental care. Or does it just become ho-hum, and they take it a little bit for...

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  • Allison Walker

    1. Exact indication for adjustment of C&B contact areas between teeth Spotit is a colored marker strung like a flosser. As the marker is pushed through the contact between the prosthetic and adjacent teeth it leaves a clear and unambiguous mark where adjustment will be needed for creating a perfect contact point. 2. Optimal access Spotit comes...

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  • Allison Walker

    While not all states require heat sterilization of dental handpieces, dental handpieces should be autoclaved between patients. It’s a given. Every part of a handpiece, from the outside to the inside, from the nosecone to the motor and prophy angles, can be a source of cross contamination if not properly cleaned, disinfected, and heat sterilized....

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  • Allison Walker

    There probably isn’t a person in the dental industry who hasn’t thought, while sitting in a dental chair, about the possibility of disease transmission (or even just the common cold) through the medium of dental instruments. The general population also is well aware of the potential for this, especially if they are healthcare workers or remember...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    Ransomware: You’ve heard the term, but do you know how it threatens the data security of your dental practice? For more insight on this timely topic, Dental Product Shopper caught up with Jamie Lamphere, a network and hardware technician at Henry Schein TechCentral. Here, Jamie shares her experiences on the frontlines of data security for dental...

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  • Dr. Erin Elliott

    When I graduated dental school in 2003 (man, I’m old), I knew 2 absolute truths in this world. The first was that biologic width is 2.04 mm and the second was that perfect Class I canine guidance could cure cancer. Therefore, when one of my favorite patients walked in one day with the chief complaint of “my crown catches food,” I freaked out...

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  • Allison Walker

    Septodont’s Biodentine is a bioceramic dentin substitute that can be used to repair and rebuild damaged dentin. Biodentine is made from a patented formulation, Active Biosilicate Technology. This formulation is made within strict medical grade conditions and is manufactured from the purest form of calcium silicates, ensuring a pure product...

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