Dental Products Report-2012-07-01

Dental Products Report

Making the move to digital impressions with the CEREC AC Connect from Sirona Dental Systems

July 26, 2012

I 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.

Top 3 Factors Influencing Digital X-Ray Technology Upgrades

July 12, 2012

According 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-dec

January 28, 2013

01 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 Day

October 15, 2012

Boost 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.

The complete guide to simplifying your practice's transition to paperless

July 06, 2012

Whatever 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 diamonds

July 30, 2012

1. 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 team

July 23, 2012

So 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 Dentists

February 11, 2013

Dentists 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 care

July 13, 2012

Jim 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.

The XPsquared online community brings dentists, dental product manufacturers together

July 17, 2012

In 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 iBarrier

July 09, 2012

The 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 schedule

July 27, 2012

I’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 appointments

July 17, 2012

Parents 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 failures

July 20, 2012

There 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 tips

July 17, 2012

Scanning the headlines of my newsfeed, I was tempted to read an article on Inc.com 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.

How to get the most out of your CAD/CAM system

July 09, 2012

As 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.

Inside Look: Temporaries that feel permanent

July 10, 2012

DUX 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.