Patient Perspective: Teeth whitening“I love teeth,” Sarah Wyssmann readily admits. “I am a teeth fanatic. I love to take care of my teeth—brushing, flossing.”
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Holistic dentistryDr. William Twohig comes from a family with medical background that runs deep. His father was a physician and instilled in him open-mindedness and forward thinking. Soon after he began his dental practice he considered looking into methods that were unconventional in dentistry, and has maintained a “thinking outside the box” mentality throughout his career. Dr. The dental patient experience of paperless July 23, 2012By Cathy JamesonWell known author and expert on relationships, Alan Cohen, said, “In our culture, presence in many relationships has been reduced to a trickle. In our fascination with labor-saving devices, mass production, lightening speed dental technology and unprecedented busyness, the human factor is often relegated to a low priority. Team Approach: Controlling periodontal diseaseYear after year, survey after survey, DPR’s readers affirm that when it comes to choosing new dental products for their dental practices, colleague recommendations are vital. Here, we provide space for dental professionals—like you and your team—to reflect on the products they see making a difference. Applying A-dec LED dental operatory light in your dental practiceThe A-dec LED Dental Operatory Light delivers a combination of color temperature accuracy and high color rendering index value that reportedly give the truest illumination on the new dental product market. It also features a thin profile, passive thermal management, and easy positioning. New Dental Product Review: Garrison Dental Solutions' ReelMatrixThe CPS Evaluation Team, consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, patient coordinators and the dental laboratory, evaluated the ReelMatrix™ by Garrison Dental Solutions. CPS produced the following comments and reviews following its evaluation. Dentist comments New dental product: Patient bibs March 21, 2012By Stan GoffSeveral studies have shown bib holders are a potential source for cross-contamination in the dental office. Using Bib-Eze eliminates that risk. Dental practice sound protection March 21, 2012By Noah LevineProtects ears from the hazardous sounds in the dental practice with a 15 decibel flat attenuation response. 15 decibel filter allows for clear, natural communication while you work so you can still hear speech. Cutting costs without cutting qualityIn the current market, communication between the dental lab and dentist is more important than ever. Dentists keeping a watchful eye on their overhead are faced with a lab bill every month that’s reflective of the new dental products and materials they’re selecting for their patients. Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, the dentist dad of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, talks social media and the latest in dental technology March 27, 2012By Thais CarterUnlike the majority of his peers in dental school at the New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Zuckerberg wasn’t pursuing dentistry as part of a family legacy. On his first day of dental school, talk of bridges had him thinking about the Brooklyn versus Verrazano. Dental Product Watch: Silmet's ProFil Universal Composite March 28, 2012By Stan GoffIt is always a good idea to deal with a dental supply company whose staff takes enough time to share new dental products with you, ones that will help bring more patient comfort, care and value to your practice. Practice dentistry until you're 75 April 09, 2012By Renee KnightThe further you get into your career, the easier it is to become complacent, to make yourself believe there’s no point to invest in new technology or that the pains that come with practicing dentistry are just part of the job. But no matter what your age or how close you think you are to retirement, you have to continue to grow. You have to stay curious and passionate about what you do, whether you’re planning to retire in 5 years or 20 years. How to incorporate Google Voice in your dental practice March 27, 2012By Dr. John FluckeDPR Technology Editor Dr. John Flucke uses Google Voice to simplify communications both inside and outside of the dental office. Utilizing MDI Mini Dental Implants in your dental practice January 23, 2013By Noah LevineThe MDI Mini Dental Implant system from 3M ESPE is minimally invasive and immediately stabilizes loose dentures using a 90-minute patented protocol, often completed without a flap and using the patient’s existing denture. How to use liner for pulpal protection in restorative dentistryLining dental material is frequently used beneath dental restorations to reduce the potential for post-operative sensitivity, but take on a much greater role long-term in serving as pulpal protectants.