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  • Allison Walker

    The new instruments available through Paradise Dental Technologies were designed by Dr. Alfonso Pineyro, a prosthodontist, specifically for cleaning around dental implants. In many cases, these unique instruments make it possible to leave hybrid prosthetics in place during hygiene treatment, which saves time and eliminates a lot of frustration...

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  • Michael Howard

    With more over-the-counter whitening products available than ever, you might expect the professional whitening business to become a thing of the past. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Today, whitening is still the most requested cosmetic procedure in dental practices and modern advances afford the process multiple advantages...

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  • To formulate this Top 10 list in the upcoming pages, we consulted our DPS evaluators, our editorial team, and website analytics on dentalproductshopper.com. Through this data, we are able to provide you with the most popular and intriguing handpieces currently on the market. Researching your next handpiece purchase? You’ve come to the right...

    Date:08/13/2019

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  • Steven Klett

    There are many reasons why dental healthcare professionals prefer to order supplies online, and most have to do with time savings and convenience. During a busy workday, it’s easier to search for and select the products you need online and to quickly place an order. If you forget something, modifying your order is just a simple click away....

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  • Allison Walker

    Sunstar’s GUIDOR Bioresorbable Matrix Barrier membranes have a unique, multi-layer composition that help stabilize wound sites and promote integration with periodontal tissues. The membranes have multiple layers, each with a different pattern of perforation, which controls the type of cell that can grow into the space within the membrane. The...

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  • Michael Howard

    Out of the available etching and bonding techniques, clinicians often choose total-etch systems. Clear advantages of this technique include predictably high bond strengths to enamel and dentin and a lack of interference with polymerization of dual-cure resin products. However, this approach isn’t without its challenges. When total-etching,...

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  • Michael Howard

    Temporary cements play a critical role in retaining provisional restorations to the extent that preventing premature dislodgment of provisionals can directly impact the outcome of the restorative process. Not only do these materials protect prepared teeth from bacteria and thermal insults, they stabilize the provisional appliance, maintaining...

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  • Marie

    The Berlin Wall fell, Madonna released “Like a Prayer,” and Microcopy launched NeoDiamond, the pioneer and No. 1 single-patient-use diamond. The year was 1989, and Microcopy co-founder Thom Maas, Jr. successfully unveiled a high-quality, sterile and efficient dental diamond that would become a global market leader with remarkable staying power....

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  • Samantha Negraval

    If you had to identify the “heart” of your clinical practice, where would it be located? It’s easy to think about this on a more technical level, perhaps to the closet that houses the hard drive and servers for your practice network. However, that’s the “brain” of your practice, not necessarily the heart. Let’s rephrase the question: What is the...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    Last-minute cancellations are a frustrating aspect of front-office management, as empty chair time can greatly impact a dental practice’s bottom line. While many practices continue to debate the best way to fill in last-minute recall cancellations, patient communication software providers, like Lighthouse 360, are attempting to make it a...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    “Am I getting the most from my temporary material?” Add this to a list of questions dental health care professionals probably don’t ask themselves on a regular basis. It’s possible you’ve only used one material in recent history, and it seems to work well for you and your staff. That’s the thing about routines—you become married to the status...

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  • Michael Howard

    When it comes to running a successful dental practice, safety is key. While rare, transmission of infectious pathogens in the dental space can pose a serious risk not only to your patients and staff but to the integrity of your practice. Thankfully, various agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the...

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  • Julie Cullen

    You probably receive a lot of advice and suggestions about products you should bring into your practice. Some of it comes from trusted sales reps and some of it comes directly from manufacturers. But which recommendations do you place the most value on? Your fellow dental professionals, right? They’re the ones who really understand your...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Facts. You’ll want to have those on hand when your patients approach you to talk about tooth whitening techniques they’ve heard about online or on TV. Keep this info in your back pocket the next time patients ask you about strawberries, coconut oil pulling, and baking soda. Strawberries The “technique”: Mash up strawberries and baking soda,...

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  • Watch this Video on Lighthouse 360 Fill-In

    Date:07/25/2019

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  • Samantha Negraval

    Technological advancements in dentistry aren’t all about imaging and CAD/CAM. Much progress is being made in bonding systems and restorative materials, providing more choice and flexibility to dentists in everyday procedures. This was the topic of a recent peer-reviewed publication, “Leveraging Advances in Restorative Dentistry.” In this CE...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    As a dentist, you know that every person’s smile is powerful, and changing a smile for the better can positively change a life. You do everything in your skill set to help your patients, and you rely on products you believe are capable of doing the job. But what if your patient is a family member? You want the ideal product for optimal results....

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  • Samantha Negraval

    The return on investment (ROI) of technology is a conversation that can easily “overlook the forest for the trees,” especially in a dental practice. For instance, an intraoral camera aids in patient education and case acceptance, while a CAD/CAM system allows you to keep more services in-house, rather than referring them out to a specialist....

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  • Brian Donahue

    Always at the forefront of implant technology, Nobel Biocare is poised to once again open a new chapter in implant dentistry with its Nobel Biocare N1 implant system. This latest innovation was unveiled before more than 1,200 dental professionals at the recent Nobel Biocare Global Symposium in Madrid. The new implant system, which will soon...

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  • Michael Howard

    Offering improved accuracy and shorter wait times for dental appliances, chairside CAD/CAM can make life easier for patients and practitioners alike. Despite these advantages, the technology is not without its shortcomings. Restorative outcomes are highly material-dependent and ceramic CAD/CAM prosthetics can suffer from brittleness and...

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