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  • Marie

    A clean surgical cut can reduce trauma and the risk of bone fractures, and that’s why the Luxator P-Series from Directa Dental can improve the quality of your extractions. The series is comprised of four instruments—a straight blade, a curved blade, a contra angle and a dual-edged option—so you’re prepared for nearly any clinical situation. Each...

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  • Marie

    Hager Worldwide had a marketing problem: Its website wasn’t helping clinicians as well as it could. The site’s original intent was to guide dental professionals while they window-shopped. But the company did some research and found that visitors were coming to the site to look for specific products and details. “We realized users were mainly...

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  • Michael Howard

    When it comes to choosing a restorative material, resin composites tend to win patients over with their attractive, tooth-mimicking esthetics. But just how indistinguishable are composite restorations from natural dentition? For most composites, the answer usually varies. The majority of composite materials obtain their color from dyes and...

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  • Michael Howard

    Clinical photography has long played a significant role in dentistry and advances in technology have made its implementation more possible and purposeful than ever. Many dentists, however, are still slow to adopt dental photography as a core element of their practice. Barriers to fully engaging with this technology include lack of knowledge of...

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  • Kettenbach Dental at the IDS 2019. IDS is the leading global trade fair for the dental community, which ensures sustainable success as a platform for innovation and market trends.

    Date:07/08/2019

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  • Samantha Negraval

    Newsflash: we’re halfway through 2019. This was the year you were supposed to bring a digital workflow for implant planning into your practice, keeping more procedures in-house and improving your practice’s bottom line. Now that we’ve reached the end of June, it’s time for some honest self-assessment: what’s holding you back from this next phase...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    In an age of prolific technology, everyone gravitates towards automation. There’s often an app for that—except when there’s not. Some processes in dentistry still rely on manual labor and maintenance, even when the technology is in place. Take, for instance, your sterilization center. Basic maintenance of these systems is essential to their...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    In 2019, you’d be hard-pressed to find a general dentist or specialist who’s not aware of the nation’s opioid crisis. Unfortunately, with more than 130 people in the U.S. dying each day after overdosing on opioids1, it’s likely you or someone you know has been personally impacted by this epidemic in some way. More than 90% of non-controlled...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    “Come check us out for your next root canal,” isn’t exactly an effective marketing pitch. It’s why endodontists rely greatly on referred cases. I recently came across a TED Talks playlist called “the power of asking.” The description read, “These talks reveal that some things are more within your grasp than you may think, especially if you ask.”...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    Class II restorations are challenging enough, and considering that they comprise about 50% of all cases performed by general practitioners, according to data from Ultradent, dentists have their work cut out for them. In these cases, it’s important to have a reliable matrix that can be used without complication. However, dentists should be aware...

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  • Marie

    Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, Ph.D., started using the PrepStart H2O Hydro Abrasion System from Zest Dental Solutions to clean cavity preparations with air abrasion. Lawson found the system excelled not only with that process, but others as well. Lawson, an assistant professor and director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama...

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  • Michael Howard

    Hypersensitivity is a problem that often plagues patients and puzzles dentists. In cases of cervical erosions, exposed dentine surfaces and gingival recession, patients may experience debilitating sensitivity to heat, cold and acidity. Similar symptoms may also occur in patients following fixed prosthesis and restorative procedures. Under any...

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  • David Broom

    By now, you’ve heard the warning: After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 71, Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R22. If you haven’t yet looked into how to upgrade your operating system, you’re not alone. However, this discussion must begin with an important question: are you willing to accept the risk of running your dental...

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  • Dental Product Shopper talks to Dr. Abraham Jaskiel about Bisco's all-Bond Universal

    Date:06/14/2019

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  • Michael Howard

    Though today’s market offers a diverse array of restorative options, it can be difficult to find a singular product that is not only easy to work with but can quickly and reliably produce dynamic, life-like results. Shofu Dental Corporation, a leading manufacturer of dental materials and equipment, aims to exceed expectations with the...

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  • Michael Howard

    Adapting to an ever-evolving insurance landscape can pose a challenge for dental practices. Today, practices must contend with a large number of insurance programs, shifting plans and eligibility and an increasing proportion of providers in preferred provider (PPO) networks. PPOs now make up 82% of dental plans and 85% of dentists belong to at...

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  • Angela Sabarese

    Bulk filling using traditional composites presents several unique challenges for dental practitioners. A few of the most common issues include gaps, sensitivity, microleakage, wear, chips and cracks due to the brittle nature of the material, and restoration failure. Pulpdent’s ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE provides a clinically proven solution...

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  • Michael Howard

    While CAD/CAM technology offers many potential benefits for restorative dentistry, clinical outcomes are highly dependent on materials used. For ceramic CAD/CAM restorations, bruxism and restricted vertical clearance can prove challenging due to the relative brittleness of the material. The bond between ceramics and luting composites can...

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  • Allison Walker

    Designed to promote safer, faster hygiene and dental procedures, the Purevac HVE System from Dentsply Sirona provides high evacuation suction with the additional features of illumination and a built-in dental mirror. This combination enables a one-hand approach, making a variety of tasks—including retraction—much less complicated. Ideal for use...

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  • Samantha Negraval

    If you needed to purchase a new handpiece right now, at the start of a busy week, which qualities would be most important to you? If you think about it, the features that affect your experience as a clinician also affect the patient and vice-versa. For instance, improved power helps the dentist complete the preparation more efficiently, which...

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