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  • Samantha Negraval

    There’s an old adage in the movie business that director Benh Zeitlin shared: “Avoid water, children and animals—they’ll destroy your film.” Zeitlin made a movie with all 3 elements, and the film was nominated for 4 Oscars. Yes, working with children has its challenges but, as Zeitlin found out, it can be highly rewarding. I imagine that...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    It’s a simple truth that if a company or brand has been around for more than 100 years, it excels at innovation. This is true of both Keystone Industries and Harry J. Bosworth, two companies that came of age together in the 20th century. Nearly four years ago, Keystone acquired Bosworth, bringing together more than two centuries combined in the...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    I recently started going to a new dentist and was generally impressed with the way the office leverages technology, from text messages about my upcoming appointments and computer monitors for patient education in the operatory. However, their new patient enrollment was still a mandatory paper process—the much-dreaded ceremonial clipboard before...

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  • Marie

    Bright Smile Financing’s model continues to resonate within the dental community. The loan company works with dental practices to provide simple, quick, no-hassle financing for dental procedures to patients with diverse credit histories. The loan company has been growing at an exponential rate. In fact, while the company is in the process of...

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  • Vista Dental Products has revolutionized composite delivery with the new Phasor™ composite warming system.

    Date:05/18/2018

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  • This patent-pending device is the first of its kind, using near infrared technology to rapidly warm highly filled composite compules.

    Date:05/18/2018

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  • This technique provides the benefits of bulk fill, highly filled AND flowable composite in one.

    Date:05/18/2018

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  • With the touch of a button, Phasor™ is able to heat composite material to 150°F in seconds, and maintain that temperature throughout the procedure, while remaining cool to the touch.

    Date:05/18/2018

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  • Designed to be simple and streamlined by requesting only essential information, Lighthouse 360’s Patient FastTrack feature cures a pain most often felt on both sides of the front desk.

    Date:05/17/2018

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  • Marie

    No one wants to be the next New Coke. Yet, that’s exactly where SurgiTel found itself 20 years ago when it released its multiple magnification loupes based on a patented design that had a housing built into the frames and then separate pairs of oculars mounted into those housings. What went wrong? SurgiTel did some research and found there were...

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  • Lauren Fedorko

    Carestream Dental recently introduced new and innovative software that will help you visualize and digitize models while planning virtual orthodontic setups. The platform is a powerful tool that fosters more informative discussions with patients, enabling them to see tangible, realistic outcomes for potential treatments. With its easy-to-use...

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  • Marie

    It’s been almost a year since the Environmental Protection Agency amalgam separation regulation was issued. If you don’t have one installed yet, you may have questions about amalgam separators and how to make sure you’re in compliance. Below are some common questions Solmetex receivesabout these issues and their insights. Q: Which practices does...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    When it comes to learning new software or expanding your mastery of a platform, there’s simply no substitution for quality training and education. In fact, as the dental practice management experts at Henry Schein Practice Solutions (HSPS) point out, using your software investment inefficiently or incorrectly can be monetarily devastating to...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    What are your biggest challenges when seating a dental restoration? On one hand, there’s visibility and determining when to remove the cement. Related to that challenge is material handling during cleanup. When material color is similar to tooth color throughout the procedure, it’s hard to tell when you’ve reached the ideal time to clean up...

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  • Julie Cullen

    A friend and I play a game sometimes when we’re waiting in line at a movie or in a restaurant for food. It’s called “forced choice.” For example, we might be standing in line at the concession stand in a movie theater and my friend will say, “Forced choice: Good & Plenty or Sweet Tarts,” knowing I hate both candies. I’ll choose Sweet Tarts and...

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  • Marie

    Small, smooth and agile—that describes the composite polisher from Microcopy, which is aptly named Minnow. This single-use tool, known as the “Go Anywhere Polisher,” is ideal for accessing pits and fissures close to soft tissue. The Minnow’s small size makes it able to access these hard-to-reach places as an efficient and economical polishing...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    Have you hesitated to make the switch from the incremental layering technique to the bulk-fill technique for direct composite restorations? If you have, you’re not alone. That’s why BISCO set out to formulate a bulk-fill composite that could handle the challenges and obstacles many dentists face. A recently released e-book by Dental Product...

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  • Allison Walker

    It’s hard to believe that orthodontic tooth movement was first described by the “Father of Modern Dentistry” Pierre Fauchard 290 years ago, in the early 1700s. Fauchard used a system of “files to make space between [irregular teeth], forceps to loosen the teeth, and wires to hold the teeth in their new position until firm.” That must have been...

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  • Lauren Fedorko

    ZYRIS is the new front name for Isolite Systems, and the reason they switched names is enough to make anyone happy—especially those who appreciate anatomy. With one of their primary goals being to make the dental experience a positive one for both patients and clinicians, they’ve chosen the name ZYRIS, which is a word synthesis of the two...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    If you’re attending the 2018 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics in Washington, D.C., May the 4th be with you… and May the Force be in the diagnostic power of CBCT technology! If you’re wondering what to do your first night in town, May 4, don’t let a free event pass you by! To kick off this year’s session, Planmeca will...

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