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Double Take: "The design ... makes it easy to access all areas of the mouth." While his staff members use them on a regular basis, Dr. Thomas Trinkner also likes to use his curing light quite a bit. With a family practice that is dedicated to cosmetics and reconstruction, the cosmetic dentistry pioneer reaches for his Bluephase Style LED curing light all the time and loves that he can count on it for consistent results.
The List: Top 4 unconventional ergonomic tips When considering ergonomics, one does not often think of some rather important considerations.
The myth that patients should know their benefits Dental office websites often have financial sections that state, “You are responsible for knowing your insurance benefits, but we will help you file claims” or, “We’re happy to help you with your claims, but you are responsible for knowing your plan details.”
TEK USA Illuminator series Double Take: "... I have recommended it to many colleagues so far!” Dr. Howard Listopad, DDS, practices at Listopad & Finder DDS PA in Coral Springs, Fla.
How to streamline the insurance aging report The insurance aging report is one of the least favorite reports for administrators to run, but is so important for keeping up your practice’s cash flow.
Working with your lab: How can you streamline the process? When you think about it, the process of creating a restoration is sort of a miracle. The fact that a piece of human anatomy can be replicated quickly and at reasonable expense is nothing short of astounding. 
4 things to know about gray market dental products Two dental professionals, Simon Hearne, international vice president of 3M ESPE Dental, and Tim Rogan, vice president of marketing and merchandise for Patterson Dental, speak about gray market dental products.
Category Cruncher: The importance of implants Three million people in the United States have implants, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and that number is growing by 500,000 a year. With an implant success rate of 98 percent, the U.S. dental implant and prosthetic market is projected to reach $6.4 billion by 2018.
How to avoid frustration in your next impressions We asked Dr. Daniel Etheridge and his assistant, Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, CDD, of Greenbrier Dental Center in Chesapeake, Va., about their use of 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 Preliminary Impression Material, 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material and 3M™ ESPE™ Protemp™ Plus Temporization Material. 
10 simple ways to ensure your safety in the dental office You’re focused on taking care of your patients and ensuring their safety – but don’t forget about your own!
Test your dental implant IQ As the population continues to age, more patients will turn to implants to replace missing teeth rather than ill-fitting dentures or partials. These patients are more educated about implants than ever before, and they’re excited about the possibilities they offer, from a more confident smile to the ability to eat with no pain or discomfort.
How to design the dental practice of your dreams Creating an appealing and functional dental practice will enhance your productivity, efficiency, patient relations and your overall well-being.
A change whose time has clearly come Change is inevitable, and it frequently comes painfully to the forefront of our existence.
Hygienists weigh in: The most helpful hygiene products Every practice is a little different in terms of the role the hygienist plays in the grand scheme of helping deliver good oral health care to patients. Some dental offices have the hygienist performing a higher level of care, while others may have the hygiene staff focus more on cleanings, diagnostics and patient education. 
Infographic: Dental implants by the numbers Dental implants are big business. It won't shock anyone to hear that—but did you know 69 percent of adults ages 35-44 have lost at least one tooth? It's true! And that's a lot of clients who might be interested in implants in the future.