Dental Products Report-2015-04-01

Dental Products Report

From 1 to 50: The Best and Worst States to Work in a Dental Practice

May 13, 2015

For many of us, we’re pretty partial to where we live and work. We think it’s a great place with a lot of great features. Maybe you love that you’re close to the mountains or ocean. Maybe you love the big-city vibe or the small-town feel. Maybe you think this is the best place to raise a family or the best place to be single and free. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the place where you were born and raised and you can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I Use That: DentiMax Dream intraoral sensors

April 02, 2015

In this installment of “I Use That,” we asked Dr. Michael Davila and Dr. Andreea Mada-Davila, as well as Dr. Tauseel Khan of Philipse Manor Dental Associates, about their use of DentiMax’s Dream Sensor in their practice. They share how converting to DentiMax’s Dream Sensors benefitted their practice efficiencies, front-desk employees and bottom line.

Talking cement selections with a pediatric dentist

April 01, 2015

Choosing the right cements can go a long way toward a clinician’s ability to deliver great restorative care. Because this is such an important topic, DPR is interviewing three clinicians to learn how and why they use and choose the cements that they reach for when caring for their patients.

Pulpdent Double Take: "... I was very excited and adopted it immediately.”

March 31, 2015

John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD, is a GP with a private practice in Ithaca, N.Y. He is a member of the Dental Products Report scientific advisory board and lectures and writes about new and exciting products in the dental industry.

Oral cancer: Come together, right now

March 30, 2015

Somewhere along the way, something really bizarre happened: The mouth got separated from the rest of the body. After all, we have dentists, and we have physicians. We have dental insurance and we have medical insurance.

How to eliminate the tackiness between dental instruments and filled composite resin

March 27, 2015

Have you ever been annoyed by composite sticking to everything but your cavity prep? You wipe off so much that you realize the wasted resin could have filled another preparation? You might even resort to wetting the instrument with adhesive material to prevent the problem or opt for a “non-stick” hand instrument or carver to solve the problem.

Ivocerin® initiator can advance your bulk fill composite

March 26, 2015

Ivoclar Vivadent’s Tetric EvoCeram® Bulk Fill represents a significant advancement in resin-based filling materials and an entirely new technology for the faster, more efficient placement of direct composite restorations without compromise to any physical properties.

Focus on ROI: Is your technology delivering?

March 23, 2015

It was a fantastic gizmo when the sales representative showed it to you. You could hardly wait to bring it online. Everyone was excited in the office. But after a few months, excitement waned, and the gizmo touted to be the next best thing became the next big expensive thing collecting dust in the corner of your practice.

The three most underused technologies in your practice

March 20, 2015

Technology is a great investment for your practice as long as you use it. Using it, however, sometimes proves to be a tougher prospect than one would think. Too many times today’s excellent investment becomes tomorrow’s dusty clutter in the corner.

Patient perspective: 'To be able to take a breath, it just felt so good.'

March 20, 2015

Dr. Robert Kaspers has had positive feedback from many of his patients after treatment. But it isn’t often that a patient jumps out of the dental chair to hug him. That was Fiaz Sami’s reaction upon seeing Dr. Kaspers after his orthognathic surgery.

CAD/CAM: Having it all ... your way

March 19, 2015

It’s all just ones and zeroes, off and on. It’s just that simple. It’s hard to believe that when a 25-year-old Texas Instruments engineer named Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit, one person’s response was “But what is it good for?” That little integrated circuit, the off or on, the one or zero, gave birth to the digital revolution.

The top 5 reasons to really think about oral cancer

March 03, 2015

April is Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, a time to pause to consider the ravages of this disease and rededicate our efforts as oral health care providers to do our part to find oral and oropharyngeal cancers at an early stage.