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A detailed look at 2013 ‘Best of Class’ dental products recognized for excellence [VIDEO]Chosen by a distinguished panel comprised of some of the most forward-looking dentists in the industry, this year’s winners were narrowed down after lively debate.
5 amazing dental technologies you should be using every day [VIDEO]Are you taking technology for granted? Here’s a break down of technology that can help improve your practice and why you should be using it if you’re not already.
How to prepare your team for cosmetic dental advancements [VIDEO]In Dental Product Report’s recent cosmetic survey, fielded this summer, 59 percent of respondents indicated they consider themselves cosmetic dentists. Carrying that mantle has proved frustrating, as 76 percent indicated that inquiries regarding elective procedures are either the same or down versus just two years ago. With an apparent “fatigue” in customer demand, what is a dentist to do?
How to simplify the restorative process with Zenostar and the IPS e.max system [VIDEO]The design of this case was complex. But by using digital design it was possible to design the implant abutments at the same time as the final restorations.
How to gain more control with less radiation using the i-CAT® FLX CBCT imaging systemWith documented benefits and quality education, CBCT may be right for you.
The story behind Perio Therapeutics and Beyond's consulting kit [VIDEO]An interview with Colleen Rutledge, RDH, on her “Do-It-Yourself” Dental Hygiene Department Consulting Kit.
How to save time and money while caring for your handpieces [VIDEO]Learn how the KaVo QUATTROcare PLUS streamlines laborious manual processes and preps multiple handpieces for sterilization, in just two-to-three worry-free minutes.
How to maximize versatility with a universal adhesive [VIDEO]Learn how 3M ESPE's Scotchbond Universal Adhesive offers options
A behind the scenes look at Air Techniques’ Spectra Caries Detection Aid [VIDEO]We talked with Air Techniques Engineer Manager Dennis Allmer about this caries detection aid and how it can benefit dental practices as well as patients.
What Hurricane Sandy taught the dental industryOn October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy roared ashore along the New Jersey and New York coasts.
How to make protecting your skin a priority in your practiceUsing Dental Creation’s Wondersoft Aloe Vera Lotion is a great way to protect your skin while keeping you and your patients safe from infection.
5 reasons kids will love Wrigley’s Orbit® for Kids sugarfree chewing gumWith Halloween only a few weeks away, your young patients are likely going to get their fill of sugar. Orbit® for Kids gum is a sweet choice, yet without all the sugar, that kids will love and parents can feel good about. Here are five other reasons your patients might want to check it out:
Top 5 reasons to try DENTSPLY Caulk's TPH Spectra™ Universal Composite Restorative in your practiceFrom excellent stain resistance to simplified shading options, there are plenty of reasons to use DENTSPLY Caulk's TPH Spectra™ Universal Composite Restorative in your practice. We give you the top five.
How to directly fabricate provisionals with Amaris Gingiva from VOCO AmericaVOCO America's Amaris® Gingiva is an optimal additional to this provisional restoration because of its excellent esthetics and handling.
These are the top products behind a patient-first dental practice [VIDEO]The patient-first philosophy behind Rock Run Dental has helped this practice thrive.
Product Review: The benefits of Safe-Vac’s non-latex single disposable HVE suction tip [VIDEO]Contemporary Product Solutions presents its review on Safe-Vac’s non-latex single disposable HVE suction tip.
Product Review: Dr. John Comisi on the benefits of Pulpdent's Tuff-TempDr. John Comisi tells us why Pulpdent's Tuff-Temp has been a go-to provisional material in his practice for years.
Top 4 benefits of Vatech America's PaX i3D GreenThe versatile PaX i3D Green CBCT system is eco-friendly and safe for children.
DPR Exclusive Materials Survey: Your guide to the latest in dental materialsThere are many great dental restorative products and impression materials available, and DPR’s latest survey indicates most of you are very satisfied with the choices. The tricky part, however, comes when trying to decide when or if to switch materials and which materials will deliver on their promises and allow you to continue producing long-lasting restorations that will keep your patients smiling.
A behind the scenes look at DENTSPLY Caulk's new Aquasil Ultra Cordless Tissue Managing Impression System [VIDEO]We recently talked with Paul Pierson, Principal Packaging Engineer R&D, and Richard Burde, Senior Brand Manager for indirect restoratives, on this new retractionless tissue managing impression system. The team at DENTSPLY Caulk decided there had to be a better way to take impressions.
Product Review: One patient's take on the benefits of E4D’s digital solutionsHow E4D’s digital solutions helped transform this patient’s smile.
5 reasons the i-CAT FLX system is great for dental practicesFind out why this new 3D system is a must-have for your practice.
How this dental practice makes sure patients and staff are true partners in oral healthcare [VIDEO]At Iowa Dental Group, the focus is on education. Dr. Robert Margeas and the rest of the team know how important it is to educate patients on their health care so they can make informed decisions about treatment and be true partners in their care.
REVIEW: 3M ESPE's new Imprint 4 VPS impression material cuts minutes from impression taking [VIDEO]How new Imprint 4 VPS impression material from 3M ESPE can help you create accurate impressions in less time. 
4 benefits of the ScanX Swift chairside digital system from Air TechniquesThe ScanX Swift from Air Techniques offers a user friendly, complete solution for your practice.
Why online patient reviews matter to your practiceHow you can maximize the potential of patients as dental practice advocates.
Product Review: How one clinician upgraded his 2D Planmeca ProMax system to a 2D/3D system and what it meant for his practiceDr. Adam Kimowitz tells us what this upgrade has meant for his patients and his practice.
Top 5 reasons to invest in an overdenture implant system [VIDEO]With a two-piece coronal design, the LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System (LODI) is said to offer a predictable and durable implant retained overdenture for patients requiring an effective, cost-conscious technique for securing their dentures.
How to know if you’re using the right curing lightNot only do you need to understand how the various restorative materials handle and how they work for different procedures, it’s also key to stay on top of what curing lights work best with what material and exactly what it takes to ensure you get the best results.
Top 5 reasons to consider adding Bien-Air’s Optima MX2 INT electric motor system to your practiceThe Optima MX2 INT from Bien-Air is an all-in-one electric motor system that offers stable and constant torque speed. Here are 5 reasons you should check it out:
REVIEW: Visalys Temp from Kettenbach LP offers excellent fit at the margins, fewer voids and moreThe Catapult Group evaluates a strong entry in the temporization category.
Top 5 ways your handpiece is holding you backWe talked with the experts at Hayes Handpiece Company about what it takes to get the most out of your dental handpieces. Here are five mistakes you might not realize you’re making.
See how mobile scanners can help your practice go paperlessPediatric sedation dentistry in a surgery center like Hapy Bear Surgery Center requires more paperwork than a normal dental office because treatment is both dental and medical.