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How the right practice management software helps one dental practice rock and roll Since 2003, Laura Hatch and her husband, dentist Anthony Hatch, have been rocking dentistry. When they opened the doors at their Maryland practice, they chose a rock-and-roll theme that has carried over to their new practice in San Diego, Scripps Rock Dental, which they opened in 2008.
New SwishActive™ joins Swish Implant System The Swish™ Implant System from Implant Direct now reportedly offers the simplicity of one surgical tray and one price at any level.
Compiling digital data in the dental practice: Seeing is believing Being the kind of practitioner we all desire to be requires a serious commitment.
Products to see at the 150th Chicago Midwinter Meeting There will plenty of new dental products to see as dental professionals descend on McCormick Place West for the 150th annual Chicago Midwinter Meeting. The exhibit hall is open from Feb. 26-28, and to help you navigate the aisles and booths in the Windy City, DPR is showcasing 28 products that should be on your must-see list.
Using esthetic adhesive cement to blend CAD/CAM posterior restorations to surrounding dentition When seating esthetic posterior metal-free restorations, the ultimate success of the treatment depends on the adhesive techniques and materials used for placement. 
Why patient education is crucial to case acceptance Every dental office is different. Practices specialize in particular areas of dentistry and focus on a number of varied treatments. Yet there is one thing that unites all offices: The desire to help patients understand exactly what is being recommended to them and why. 
How to pour professional models using Wonderfill Over the years, I have poured numerous models while continually striving to make this task as efficient and easy as possible.
New research discovers growing issues in oral care access and utilization Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has improved children's access to dental services, the situation for adults is getting worse, new research states.
Products in practice: Greater accuracy, faster impressions with digital scanning By now, most of us are familiar with the concept of digital scanning. However, if it’s been awhile since you’ve thought about whether you should add one of these devices to your practice, now would be a great time to review.
Understanding the health effects of biofilms Rubber cup polishing has been an effective method for completing prophylaxis and controlling biofilm growth, and on-going research has expanded dentistry’s knowledge regarding the formation, growth, development, behavior and effects of biofilm. 
Products in practice: Samsung’s Rayscan ? — Expert We recently talked to Dr. Brien Hsu and his assistant, Teresa Munoz, RDA, about their recent purchase of RAYSCAN  α – Expert, a multi-function digital extraoral imaging system with 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), panoramic and cephalometric capabilities.
Everything you need to know about intraoral sensors Digital sensors are extremely reliable and provide images that are incredibly diagnostic and high-resolution. They are basically a chip, similar to what you would find in a digital camera, encased in a hard plastic covering that’s sealed to prevent damage from any type of liquid.
Digital Sensors 360º: A sense of how far sensors have comeI remember back in the mid-1990s, I was working with a company that was trying to bring a fairly new dental technology to market. That technology was digital radiography and back then, it required a Herculean effort to even begin to get it to work. I spent countless hours tearing apart computers and adding parts that would allow the sensors to communicate with the computer.
Brasseler USA and Ivoclar Vivadent collaborate to provide new innovations in dental and laboratory solutions Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality dental instrumentation, and Ivoclar Vivadent®, a leading manufacturer of innovative material systems for high-quality dental applications, have recently partnered to provide new innovations in dental procedural solutions. 
Is the dental industry prepared for another Ebola? As the organization enters its fourth decade, OSAP's thought leaders once again sat down with Dental Products Report for a candid roundtable discussion on how far infection control has come in the dental industry .. and how far it still has to go.
How to bond a lithium disilicate restoration using BISCO eCEMENT Patients are more involved In the development of their restorative treatment plans, and their expectations continue to increase. As a clinician, I believe an ideal restoration requires the perfect blend of durability, esthetics and strength.