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The complete guide to simplifying your practice's transition to paperlessWhatever your practice goals may be, the platform that is built to grow upon is key to success. Practices are bought and sold quite often, but it is every practitioner’s dream to build their own. When dentists get to build their own practice the right way using modern equipment and materials, their future plans will be much better served. The same is true for their computer system and their future technology goals, which includes going to a paperless office by 2014.
Top 5 benefits of KOMET USA's extra-long, perio-length diamonds1. Created to address the complications of crown-preparation requirements in patients with gingival recession, the extra-long, “perio-length” diamond (S6856XL.FG.021) is engineered to maintain an ideal position and angle of the handpiece.
Leadership steps for the modern digital dental teamSo you want to get your office going digital? Maybe you want to integrate digital radiography (only 50% of offices are currently digital) or maybe you want to finally go to the totally digital record and at long last get rid of all those charts.
Top Must-Have Prevention Technologies for DentistsDentists continue to search for new ways to provide their patients with better treatment. Advances in diagnostic technologies can help with this by allowing them to detect and monitor caries at its earliest stages.
The E4D Dentist System delivers quick, correct careJim Tobolski had been looking for the right dentist for some time but just hadn’t “latched onto one.” That is before he started visiting Dr. Edmond Suh’s Supremia Dentistry in Wake Forest, N.C. When Jim first stepped foot inside the practice, he liked the atmosphere, the look and the friendly staff. But when he had his first crowns put in using Dr. Suh’s E4D Dentist System, he was blown away.
This week's best small business linksWe go through leading small business journals and websites so you don't have to. Check out this week's best small business links: Keep your employees motivated this summer
The XPsquared online community brings dentists, dental product manufacturers togetherIn light of the July 1 launch of XPsquared— an online community for dental professionals and the companies that serve them—we spoke with Managing Director Bill Martin, to see where this new offering fits into the wider landscape of trade shows and CE opportunities in the dental field.  
Benchmark: Crosstex’s iBarrierThe CPS Evaluation Team, consisting of dentists, assistants, hygienists, patient coordinators and the dental laboratory, evaluated the iBarrier by Crosstex. CPS produced the following comments and reviews following its evaluation: Thoughts and comments
Take control of your scheduleI’ve been buffering my local anesthetic injections with Onset from Onpharma for almost two years now—and so I’ve got a pretty good idea how it benefits my practice. Getting profound analgesia more quickly and predictably allows me to stay on schedule and makes my day go smoothly. For this article, I wanted to compare my perception with the perceptions of the four other people who also are intimately familiar with my practice: My dental assistants, my patient coordinator, and my hygienist. Here is what they said:
Hot tips for hot weather: How to make sure your patients don't miss appointmentsParents and patients don’t intend to be less committed to their appointments during the “lazy days of summer” but let’s face it…if anyone makes them a better offer than going to the dentist, off they go, which means your scheduling coordinator works at top speed to keep the changes in the schedule filled. Not to mention the stress involved with the confirmed patient “no-shows.”
Advice on preventing clinical dentistry failuresThere can be no argument that dentistry is a challenging profession. Not only must we manage a business and employees, we also must  manage clinical care and patient expectations. When a doctor is pulled in various directions it’s easy to let some details start to fall through the cracks—that’s when we experience failures.  
A dental spin on sales tipsScanning the headlines of my newsfeed, I was tempted to read an article on that touted “3 ways to break the rules” of selling techniques. And even though the dentist’s primary role is as a health care provider, there is an undeniable element of salesmanship that can be critical to helping a patient say yes to optimal treatment.
Top 5 benefits of Tokuyama’s Estelite Sigma QuickThe benefits of Tokuyama’s Estelite Sigma Quick universal restorative resin composite.
How to get the most out of your CAD/CAM systemAs a full time general dentist, as well as a practice management coach and consultant, CAD/CAM technology is a subject that has been of significant interest to me. I incorporated CAD/CAM into my practice more than 10 years ago, and have been a proponent of the technology and its efficiency ever since.
Save time and money with KaVo's QUATTROcare Plus handpiece maintenance systemJeanne Godett, RDH, cannot imagine working without one. In fact, she doesn’t know why any practice wouldn’t use KaVo’s QUATTROcare Plus handpiece maintenance system.
Inside Look: Temporaries that feel permanentDUX Dental’s new translucent color blending temporary cement, ZONEfree, offers strength and esthetics. Here’s a an inside look at the product and what dental professionals are saying about it. You don’t want all your hard work to go to waste.
Making the move to digital impressions with the CEREC AC Connect from Sirona Dental SystemsI guess one could say I was not instantly convinced. My introduction to digital impressions began in 2003 with a CEREC® 3 demonstration at a dental convention. From the beginning, I was fascinated with the digital imaging portion of the technology, but was resistant to change.
Team Approach: American Eagle Instrument's XP Curettes minimize the need for sharpeningThe hygienist’s take on American Eagle’s XP curettes.  
Curing Lights 360°: Less power, more curePhoto-polymerization, i.e. light-initiated polymerization, has become an integral part of modern dentistry.
Top Technologies ExplainedThere is no group of products quite like the “Best of Class” honorees, in large part because it would be almost impossible to recreate the process by which they were selected.
Top 3 Factors Influencing Digital X-Ray Technology UpgradesAccording to Dr. John Flucke, DPR Technology Editor, the process of digital radiography is simple, reliable and provides images that are nothing short of amazing. At this point in time if you’re still using film, the long shadow of Father Time is gaining on you… faster than you can probably imagine. To put it succinctly, digital radiography is no longer a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when."
10 Questions: Scott Parrish, President of A-dec01 How long have you worked in the dental industry? I have been around the dental industry my entire life because my father owned a dental lab. I began working at A-dec more than 25 years ago, and have worked in all areas of the company. This has helped me develop a broad understanding of every aspect of the company. I became president in 2007.
Thursday Patient Tip of the DayBoost their confidence. It’s summer, and your patients have a lot going on from weddings, to family vacations to high school reunions.  Maybe they’re searching for that special someone or need to ace an interview to land that perfect job. Whatever the case may be, they want and need to look their best.