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CAD/CAM: Having it all ... your way It’s all just ones and zeroes, off and on. It’s just that simple. It’s hard to believe that when a 25-year-old Texas Instruments engineer named Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit, one person’s response was “But what is it good for?” That little integrated circuit, the off or on, the one or zero, gave birth to the digital revolution.
The top 5 reasons to really think about oral cancer April is Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, a time to pause to consider the ravages of this disease and rededicate our efforts as oral health care providers to do our part to find oral and oropharyngeal cancers at an early stage.
Focus on ROI: Is your technology delivering? It was a fantastic gizmo when the sales representative showed it to you. You could hardly wait to bring it online. Everyone was excited in the office. But after a few months, excitement waned, and the gizmo touted to be the next best thing became the next big expensive thing collecting dust in the corner of your practice.
Demystifying 6 components of successful endodontic instrumentation As with any clinical procedure dealing with anatomy, endodontic procedures can be quick and easy or involved and complex.
How to eliminate the tackiness between dental instruments and filled composite resin Have you ever been annoyed by composite sticking to everything but your cavity prep? You wipe off so much that you realize the wasted resin could have filled another preparation? You might even resort to wetting the instrument with adhesive material to prevent the problem or opt for a “non-stick” hand instrument or carver to solve the problem.
7 tips for using social media to reach patients of all ages Social media has forever changed American culture.
I Use That: DentiMax Dream intraoral sensors In this installment of “I Use That,” we asked Dr. Michael Davila and Dr. Andreea Mada-Davila, as well as Dr. Tauseel Khan of Philipse Manor Dental Associates, about their use of DentiMax’s Dream Sensor in their practice. They share how converting to DentiMax’s Dream Sensors benefitted their practice efficiencies, front-desk employees and bottom line.
Patient perspective: 'To be able to take a breath, it just felt so good.' Dr. Robert Kaspers has had positive feedback from many of his patients after treatment. But it isn’t often that a patient jumps out of the dental chair to hug him. That was Fiaz Sami’s reaction upon seeing Dr. Kaspers after his orthognathic surgery.
Applying SuniRay2 in your practice The next generation of Suni sensors, the durable SuniRay2, is said to offer optimal exposure levels and high-quality images with minimal radiation exposure.
Oral cancer: Come together, right now Somewhere along the way, something really bizarre happened: The mouth got separated from the rest of the body. After all, we have dentists, and we have physicians. We have dental insurance and we have medical insurance.
Ivocerin® initiator can advance your bulk fill composite Ivoclar Vivadent’s Tetric EvoCeram® Bulk Fill represents a significant advancement in resin-based filling materials and an entirely new technology for the faster, more efficient placement of direct composite restorations without compromise to any physical properties.
Pulpdent Double Take: "... I was very excited and adopted it immediately.” John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD, is a GP with a private practice in Ithaca, N.Y. He is a member of the Dental Products Report scientific advisory board and lectures and writes about new and exciting products in the dental industry.
All curing lights are not created equal In dental practices around the globe, resin-based dentistry has drastically increased over the last few decades because more patients desire tooth-colored restorations.
How to quantify the risk of suspicious lesions and oral abnormalities using SaliMark™ OSCC Oral cancer is the sixth most prevalent  form of cancer in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 43,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 
The List: Top 4 tips to get the most out of your trade show visit To ensure you are being efficient with your time in a busy dental trade show environment, here are four quick tips to help you make the most of your time on the show floor.
Talking cement selections with a pediatric dentist Choosing the right cements can go a long way toward a clinician’s ability to deliver great restorative care. Because this is such an important topic, DPR is interviewing three clinicians to learn how and why they use and choose the cements that they reach for when caring for their patients.
The three most underused technologies in your practice Technology is a great investment for your practice as long as you use it. Using it, however, sometimes proves to be a tougher prospect than one would think. Too many times today’s excellent investment becomes tomorrow’s dusty clutter in the corner.
The benefits of the DEXIS Platinum Intraoral Digital Imaging System DPR spoke with Dr. Gregory Zollo and hygienist Caitlin Robinson to discuss what they like best about DEXIS imaging software and sensors.
DentalEZ enhances family of NextGen® dental cabinets with two new additionsDentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, announced two recent additions to its DentalEZ® NextGen® line of dental cabinets, the new NextGen® Sterilization Center and NextGen® Basic Cabinets.
How to determine the ROI of dental digital radiography equipmentWhen it comes to ROI, there are few technology stories more compelling than digital radiography.