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  • Allison Walker

    The Brewer Company recently conducted a survey among dentists and hygienists to ask what they look for when purchasing a dental stool. One of the most common aspects mentioned as “very important” was comfort. Comfort may be a matter of preference, but considering the best ergonomics for working in a dental operatory all day is not. Using the...

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  • Allison Walker

    Did you know there is a Business Dictionary online? I found it when I decided to look “metrics” up. Not being particularly business oriented (but a rather mathematically challenged English major), it’s one of those words that I sorta understand but tend to hear thrown about in all sorts of contexts and conversations. If you don’t know exactly...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Working with a company that listens to your needs can make all the difference. And that’s what happened when PREAT Corporation developed the Cuff Height & Angulation Tool Set. PREAT received several calls from dentists asking how best to measure tissue cuff height and abutment angulation to determine what angle multiunit or esthetic abutment...

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  • Allison Walker

    A current study has definitively shown that Visalys Core, the fluoride-containing, dual-cure, core build-up material from Kettenbach, closely resembles dentin (Maulana, Tengku Ibrahim. Grindability analysis of dental core build-up materials under clinically relevant test procedure. Journal of Medical Materials and Technologies, [S.l.], v. 1, n....

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  • Lauren Fedorko

    Do you ever wonder how photographers can consistently produce amazing, high-res pictures? While a great deal of skill is involved, the technology used to capture those photos is equally as important. Just as photographers who use best-in-class equipment have the ability to create the highest quality photos, clinicians who use the DEXIS Platinum...

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  • Marie Durett

    If you’re looking for ways to reduce chair time, you might want to look at where you get your diamond burs from. Spring Health Products says their diamond burs are designed to improve efficiency and reduce chair time – a claim you’re likely to see in a brochure from any manufacturer about their burs. So why do Spring Health burs stand out from...

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  • Marie Durett

    An amalgam separator might not be among the first couple of items you think of when setting up a new practice. But what about when you’re running a mobile clinic in an underserved area? You might not consider it an essential item for providing care to those in need. But by potentially contaminating the local water supply, you could be doing more...

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  • Marie Durett

    One of the single most important things you can do as a dental professional is alert your patient to the presence of a life-threatening disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and the cancer kills one every hour of every day. Unfortunately, that figure is projected to...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Congratulations to the following innovative dental manufacturers for winning the prestigious 2017 Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Awards! And a special shout out to Orascoptic as the first company ever to take home three of the awards. The “Best of Class” recognizes innovative dental technologies, and the winning products are selected by an...

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  • Allison Walker

    Achieving optimal health is an art. It is also a journey. And it is hard! It requires a lot of sacrifice—plus time and commitment. Optimal health can be divided into four tenants: diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. Whose life is stress free? Who eats the perfect diet, and sleeps just the right amount of time? We all have a friend or...

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  • gail weisman

    The Solmetex Hg5 series of amalgam separators, as well as the Solmetex Practice Waste Solutions (PWS) line of products, have received the exclusive endorsement of the Michigan Dental Association. These recycling solutions include PWS Amalgam Buckets, PWS Lead & Lead Apron Buckets, PWS Sharps/Biohazard Disposal and PWS Photo-Chemical Recovery....

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  • Allison Walker

    Who would have thought the body’s strongest substance, hydroxyapatite (the mineral found in enamel and dentin), would be its best and gentlest defense against tooth sensitivity? Kuraray America’s approach to treating sensitivity is to create hydroxyapatite. Kuraray America’s Teethmate Desensitizer is composed of two different types of calcium...

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  • Allison Walker

    A recent issue of Dental Product Shopper featured cases by two dentists using Zest Dental Solutions products: treating a full arch with a LOCATOR F-Tx temporary prosthesis followed by a fixed F-Tx prosthesis; and providing a bulk-filled direct restorative composite restoration. A patient presented to Dr. Pär-Olov Östman with hopeless dentition...

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  • Allison Walker

    The weather changes associated with fall and early winter, going from warm to cold and back again with rain and snow mixed in on a daily basis, tends to remind one of the cumulative impact that years of bad posture, wrong seating, inadequate vision and lighting, repetitive injuries, and long hours of working in one or more unhealthy positions...

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  • Allison Walker

    3D technology is what makes Shofu Dental Corporation’s Super-Snap X-treme polishing disks take your restorations to their esthetic max. The Red SuperFine X-Treme disk has greater flexibility and durability, and allows greater tactile feel during use. The Red SuperFine disk results in extremely glossy results because 3D spherical shaped grits...

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  • Allison Walker

    Vocolearning.com offers on-demand CE, product tutorials, and live webinars. All you have to do it register, and your benefits include free CE courses, 24/7 online access, and updates on new products. The site has a multimedia training "CE Finder" library that allows you to choose from a range of subjects to learn about new techniques and...

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  • Allison Walker

    High-speed handpieces must be properly cared for in order to perform at optimal levels throughout their intended lifetime. StarDental, part of DentalEZ Integrated Solutions, provides its customers with detailed instructions so that their 430 Series handpieces don’t disappoint. Handpieces should always be cleaned before the first use and between...

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  • Allison Walker

    The days are getting shorter, and so are the weeks until we’re celebrating the holidays with friends, family, and colleagues. Many people start to think about whitening their teeth this time of year, before all those photo ops get here, too. Whether it’s an in-office or a take-home system, whitening is one of the simplest and most profitable...

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  • gail weisman

    Apparently, most of your patients have been annoyed enough by something stuck between their teeth to resort to using a variety of creative floss substitutes to dislodge it. According to a recent survey,* 61% admitted to using fingernails, 40% folded paper or cards, 21% cutlery (i.e., fork, knife, or spoon), 14% safety pins, and 7% strands of...

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  • Allison Walker

    If a patient needs tooth replacements in several areas of the mouth, Clearmet from Keystone Industries offers a metal-free, monomer-free alternative to traditional partial dentures. Some patients object to the taste or metal or may be allergic to various alloys. The Clearmet clear thermoplastic resin was designed for biocompatibility and has...

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