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the DPR Editorial Team
Straight talk: The importance of fluoride varnish for pediatric patients
On a recent Google Hangout, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, chatted with Jen Post, RDH, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, about how fluoride varnish and the impact it can have on patients.
15 tweets about dental hygienists you have to see

Being a dental hygienist can sometimes be a thankless job. You’re doing your best to improve your patient’s oral health … but they don’t always see it that way. They see you as the person with the sharp pointy thing who makes their gums bleed. Sigh. It’s a tough gig.

5 things you need to know about laser dentistry

This much is clear: Laser dentistry is here to stay. And according to many observers, that’s a very good thing—lasers have enabled dentists to do new kinds of procedures and improve the healing time and efficiency of current procedures.

Dr. John Graeber discusses how CariVu has impacted his dental practice and patients

We recently sat down with New Jersey’s Dr. John Graeber and talked with him about his experience with CariVu from DEXIS. 

How to determine the ROI of dental digital radiography equipment
How to determine the ROI of dental digital radiography equipment
When it comes to ROI, there are few technology stories more compelling than digital radiography.
Infographic: Dental implants by the numbers

Dental implants are big business. It won't shock anyone to hear that—but did you know 69 percent of adults ages 35-44 have lost at least one tooth? It's true! And that's a lot of clients who might be interested in implants in the future.

i-CAT partners with the Milo Foundation Animal Sanctuary to save canines at the recent AAO meeting

i-CAT™ a brand of the KaVo Kerr Group, exhibited at the recent 2015 AAO Annual Session at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Unique to this meeting, and as part of the company’s “Their Story” campaign launched in November 2014, i-CAT introduced the latest “Their Story” featuring Dr. Sean Carlson and his patient, Natalie. 

5 products making pediatric dentistry easier while delivering better results [VIDEO]

These are the products helping to achieve exceptional results, while keeping young patients in the dental chair as little as possible.

From 1 to 50, the best and worst states to work in a dental practice
For many of us, we’re pretty partial to where we live and work. We think it’s a great place with a lot of great features. Maybe you love that you’re close to the mountains or ocean. Maybe you love the big-city vibe or the small-town feel. Maybe you think this is the best place to raise a family or the best place to be single and free. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the place where you were born and raised and you can’t imagine living anywhere else.
What 101 dental practices told us about their perspectives on in-office whitening

We recently asked 101 dental practices around the country about whitening. We wanted to know if it was offered and what were some of the obstacles to patients accepting it.