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Dental practices targeted by cyber ransom attacks
Dental practices targeted by cyber ransom attacks

Electronic records can protect patient files from office catastrophes such as fire or natural disasters, but storing your patient database electronically poses other dangers. In a story that is becoming all too familiar, a Minnesota dentist learned this the hard way after his patient data was held hostage by computer hackers.

7 questions to ask before hiring a financial advisor

Before you make a decision to hire a new advisor, make sure to ask these seven questions so that you can better identify where the advisor works and what the advisor does.

British company urges dental practices to step up amid claims of tooth decay crisis in children

With thousands of British children being admitted into National Health Services (NHS) hospitals every year to treat tooth decay, a British-based company is imploring dental practices to look at how they promote and encourage regular check-ups. 

How the disposable and affordable Wondertech Small Articulator can help your lab

Dental Creations has introduced a new articulator solution, Wondertech Small Articulators. Wondertech Small Articulators are designed function like metal articulators, but are disposable and affordable.

Products worth their weight in gold
Products worth their weight in gold

There’s no question that dental assistants play a vital role in the dental practice. They also play a vital role in the selection of products used in the practice. 

Does having more children equal fewer teeth for mothers?
Does having more children equal fewer teeth for mothers?

“Jedes kind kostet die mutter einen zahn,” says an old German saying; “every child costs the mother one tooth.” While many people dismiss old wives tales, this is one that has some basis in reality: According to researchers at New York University, the risk of tooth loss and gum disease increases with the number of children a woman bears.

Straight talk: The importance of fluoride varnish for pediatric patients

On a recent Google Hangout, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, chatted with Jen Post, RDH, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, about how fluoride varnish and the impact it can have on patients.

“We have a great vehicle to deliver fluoride now in fluoride varnish,” Post said. “It’s painted on teeth and sets up in the saliva.”

Why I chose my GXS-700™ digital sensor

Gendex GXS-700™ intraoral sensors are designed to make migrating from film or upgrading a digital system easier than ever.

Studies find sunbathing linked to gum disease prevalence
Studies find sunbathing linked to gum disease prevalence

While stretching out in the sun this summer has its cancer-causing risks, it can also ensure a healthier smile. Research has found that a healthy dose of sunlight could actually help stave off gum disease and increase gum health.

Vista Dental introduces new Brite-N-Lite Oral Illumination System

Vista Dental™ has introduced Brite-N-Lite™, a powerful oral illumination device.