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Is your office caught in between? As the push for digital patient records continues, more and more offices are embracing the concept of truly chartless technology. Once the infrastructure is in place, moving forward into chartless is easy, but some offices are concerned about the availability of radiographs that are still stored in their older analog charts. Although it isn’t necessary to convert all of your old paper records to digital charts, in some instances the doctor prefers having access to that information.
Approaching modern materials Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the restorative dentist is keeping up with the myriad of materials that are ever changing within the walls of a dental practice. How a dentist decides on what material will be used in any given situation varies tremendously from practice to practice. Many times the source of expertise for this decision may come from a dental laboratory or a supplier.
A new level of care There are an overwhelming number of studies showing that your oral health is related to your body’s overall health. If your mouth isn’t healthy, you may be twice as likely to die from a heart attack, three times as likely to die from a stroke and even four to seven times more likely to die if you have diabetes. Additionally, you may be 63% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Clearly oral health (or lack thereof) has life and death consequences.
Converging Pictures: E4D Dentist SystemWith its CEREC Meets GALILEOS system Sirona is the first company to combine digital impressions, 3D cone beam imaging and CAD/CAM production to create an integrated digital implant workflow, but competition is on the way.
Comfort, protection and breathability Designed for high barrier protection, all S3 face masks are greater than 99% Bacteria (BFE) and Particle filtration efficiency (PFE) at 0.1 micron, providing peace of mind for all dental procedures. The filter offers excellent breathability without unpleasant moisture build up.   The Quad-fold design provides 15% more breathing volume with a customizable fit.
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The Benchmark: Resin composites   Estelite Sigma Quick       Herculite Ultra       Tetric EvoCeram REALITY's Top Choices
Visualize something better with digital advancements To attempt to be on the technological leading edge as a practice today, with the number of high-quality technology product choices in the marketplace is truly mind-boggling. I have been fortunate in my role as President of Pride Institute to have the privilege to work closely with industry experts who are able to offer valuable input in this critical area.
Exclusive Survey: Expected outcomes Talk with implant specialists, implant manufacturers and dental labs with a focus on implant restorations and one word seems to pop up in every conversation. Get them talking about developments and advancements in the world of implants and it won’t be long before they excitedly bring up the word “predictable.”
Finding it early You don’t want to catch it when it’s easy to see. By then, it may be too late. As a dental professional, you need to spot possible problems in the early stages, when treatment is less invasive and chances for survival are higher.
What does the future hold for dental practices?   From Alice in Wonderland: Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.
Off the clock Featuring the proprietary Radical Amplified Photopolymerization (RAP) Technology innovative initiator system, this universal composite features both an extended working time and a reduced curing time. Suitable for anterior and posterior restorations, as well as composite veneers, the 100% spherically filled composite has a filler weight of 82% (71% volume)
10 Questions: William J. Ryan, Pres. & GM of Nobel Biocare; Melker Nilsson, COO of Nobel Biocare 01 How did Nobel Biocare first get involved in dental implants?
Make it a team effort November 2010 | Dental Products Report When we started our practice from scratch 25 years ago, we worked out of a one-room operatory. Computers were not yet high on our priority list, but within a short while we obtained a computer for administrative tasks and eventually grew to using practice management software on a more robust computer network.
The where, how and why of endo termination points The minor constriction (MC) of the apical foramen is a critical landmark in endodontic treatment. If the clinician keeps the MC at its original position and size, properly shapes and disinfects the canal above this landmark and places a coronal seal, clinical success and healing are predictable. Maintaining the MC at its original position and size has numerous benefits that include:
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