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  • Allison Walker

    Dentists are placing more implants than ever. One of the challenges during the procedure is complete removal of cement after an implant-retained restoration is seated because it can be hard to see. Taub Products developed Zero-G Bio-Implant Cement to help dentists more easily visualize and remove excess cement on implant-retained restorations....

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  • Allison Walker

    Almost 70% of dental practices using automated practice management software systems are underutilizing them, according to a recent survey of dental professionals. To help reveal the biggest missed opportunities, Lighthouse 360 has developed a free, online self-assessment to help dentists identify key automation options that they may not be...

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  • Marie Durett

    If you’ve ever brought your car into a mechanic, you know the process: you drop the car off and then wait for “the call.” During that call, the mechanic tells you everything that’s wrong with your car in addition to the initial issue that brought you there in the first place. It can be agonizing to decide whether the additional work is...

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  • Marie Durett

    Color selection can be a tricky thing. It took me a year to decide on a color for my kitchen, and that was after buying seven sample cans of paint to try on the wall. I can only imagine how challenging it must be as a dental professional to choose a tooth color for a patient, with the added complication of matching it to the various existing...

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  • TheraCem is the Next Generation Cement by BISCO.

    Date:08/09/2017

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  • Vista Dental Products introduces the VALIANT LED curing light.

    Date:08/04/2017

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  • Jason Schwartz

    The EPA recently announced the compliance effective date of July 14, 2017 for regulation entitled “Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for Dental Offices.” The regulation, commonly referred to as the “Dental Rule” was signed into the Federal Register, now requiring all 50 states be compliant to a new standard of Best Management...

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  • Brian Donahue

    Purchasing equipment for the operatory can seem like a daunting task. Throughout the process, you may ask yourself questions like “Am I buying the right product?”, “Is this product better than that product?”, and “When will I see a profit from my purchase?”. Buyer’s remorse, or worse, getting stuck with unreliable equipment, can be the final...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    No-show appointments are problematic and costly for the day-to-day operation of your practice. I’m not telling you something that you don’t already know. But did you know that broken appointments are the No. 2 cost to running a dental practice? Your No. 1 cost is payroll, which is ironic when you’re paying staff members to treat patients who...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    We recently asked our evaluators to select their favorite products in all kinds of categories for our “Evaluators’ Choice” issue, published in the June 2017 issue of Dental Product Shopper. One company’s products were repeatedly voted as top-notch in the industry. It shouldn’t be a surprise that 6 of Ultradent’s products were named as favorites...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    Recent global ransomware attacks are providing a startling wake-up call to the healthcare industry, and reinforce a point that can’t be overstated: make sure your network security is up to date with the latest protections. You may recall hearing about the WannaCry ransomware virus attack, which began on May 12 and was reported to have infected...

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  • Find out how Medicom's Pro-Matrix band can simplify procedures for easier placement and visibility.

    Date:07/26/2017

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  • Julie Cullen

    Dental Product Shopper recently spoke with Dr. Nancy Duque, who has a practice in San Antonio, TX (http://tuscanydentalcare.com/). Dr. Duque graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986, and she has a lot of experience with whitening products. She tells us why she switched to KöR Whitening 4 years ago and why she continues to rely on it...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Under the heading of “You learn something new every day,” I just learned that magnets can be used to hold dentures in place. They don’t require a specific path of insertion, making it easier for people with limited dexterity to insert their dentures. In addition, they don’t require abutment parallelism, soft-tissue undercuts can be engaged, and...

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  • Julie Cullen

    When Dentsply Sirona designed the Midwest Stylus Plus air-driven handpiece, they made sure to give users more power and more control. But you’ll also get a little less of something. Less noise. When we talk about more power, which is the result of a new rotor design and air flow optimization, we’re talking 30% more than earlier generations of...

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  • Allison Walker

    Last June, ClearCorrect launched two new ways for US doctors to pay for aligners: customizable Flex and full-featured Unlimited. For the first time ever, doctors who choose Flex will be able to purchase exactly as many (or as few) appliances as they need—single or dual arch. This pay-per-aligner option can save the doctor up to 70% in lab fees....

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  • How to Train Your Team on Isolite Mouthpiece Sizing and Placement

    Date:07/16/2017

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  • My name is David Fantarella. I practice in North Haven, Connecticut. I've been practicing for about sixteen years. I do general implant and laser dentistry, both hard and soft tissue. Periodically, technology comes out that when you really integrate it, you realize that you can't practice without it. Isolite was something I had my eye on for...

    Date:07/16/2017

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  • My name is Dr. Michele Savel. I’ve been a pediatric dentist for ten years and I practice in New York. I love my job because I'm able to make kids smile. I'm able to deliver dentistry in a fun way and I'm able to have children not hate going to the dentist. Dental isolation in pediatric dentistry is key important. Key. It's one of the key factors...

    Date:07/16/2017

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  • To install your Isolite Illuminated Dental Isolation System, the first thing you’ll want to do is ensure you have all the proper components ready. Your Isolite System comes with Instructions for Use, Isolite Control Head--preassembled with Vacuum Levers, LED Smart Stick, and Vacuum Light Pipe--Power Adapter, Power Hose, Hose Connector, Y adapter...

    Date:07/16/2017

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