Dental Products Report-2011-11-01

Dental Products Report

A new class of CAD/CAM material

June 15, 2013

Dentists with chairside CAD/CAM systems often rely on ceramic blocks to deliver adequate strength and esthetics, as well as to maintain polish and luster over time. Meanwhile, composite blocks are used less frequently, even though their reduced chipping make them easier to mill, and the material’s familiarity to the dentist makes them easier to handle. Additionally, composite blocks offer the ability to deform under a load without breaking.

Test your imaging IQ with our DPR Quiz

February 11, 2013

It all can be just a little overwhelming. There’s so much to think about when it comes to dental imaging, from whether it’s time for your office to make an investment in cone beam technology to what kind of digital camera you should use to document your cases. Digital sensors, servers to store your images, pan/ceph technology, intraoral cameras-they’re all part of the imaging spectrum, and with each technology there’s plenty you should know and plenty to learn.

Benchmark: Practical Dental Solutions' YAPI

March 21, 2012

Have you ever wished you had an extra employee whose job was to organize all of the practice information you generate each day and use it to help you run your practice more efficiently? Obviously a position like this would not be a cost-effective tool for practice improvement in any but the largest offices. Fortunately Dr.

Tech Brief: Applying SIDEKICK MP in your practice

March 21, 2012

The SideKick MP multi-platform customized patient education program includes a full load of procedure illustrations and a Smile Imaging module. The Movie module allows continuous play looping of movies. It also can help track what you show to patients and has the ability to e-mail whatever they saw chairside.

Beyond the big brands

March 21, 2012

As doctors we are responsible for a myriad of things. Our professional lives are frequently divided between providing the best care possible, continuing education, staff management, facilities management, payroll, and don’t forget managing our practices as a business.

What's your online reputation?

March 21, 2012

A website is certainly a key component of any dental practice marketing plan. And search engine optimization, which enables your website to rank higher in search engine results, also is an important strategy. But the unsung hero in today’s world of online marketing is most certainly the burgeoning field of online reputation management.

Double Take: "...One step closer to a truly preventative practice."

March 21, 2012

It was a colleague who first introduced Dr. Doug Thompson to OralDNA Labs and the MyPerio tests, but for quite some time he had been looking for a treatment modality that would allow him to figure out who among his patients might be susceptible to periodontal disease. “Typically, we wait for tissue destruction to happen before we identify disease,” he explains.

A little clarity on CBCT imaging

March 21, 2012

By now, we’ve all pretty much heard about just how much additional information and clinical data can be gathered by using cone beam 3D imaging. However, many GPs are not sure exactly which cases are best suited for this evolving technology, and there also has been confusion and concern in recent months about radiation doses and possible health risks with children exposed to too many CBCT scans.

Double Take: "This isn't your father's glass ionomer."

March 21, 2012

In addition to his role as an educator and practicing dentist, Dr. Nový also coordinates treatment in two community clinics. His work has also  provided the opportunity to work as a consultant for numerous dental manufacturers. Here, he elaborates on his experience using GC America’s EQUIA Rapid Restorative System.

The location of calcified canals

March 21, 2012

The primary goal of root canal therapy is to create an environment in which the root or roots of a tooth are maintained in a healthy periodontium. This, in turn, allows the tooth to be restored to normal function. To achieve this objective it’s important to minimize or eliminate microorganisms and pathologic debris in root canal systems. This becomes more challenging when we are presented with teeth having calcified canals.

Tech Brief: Applying ORABLOC in your practice

March 21, 2012

For routine dental procedures and oral surgery, Orabloc™ articaine-based injectable dental anesthetic provides rapid onset of action. Each cartridge is individually sealed in a blister package for cleanliness, protection of the cartridge as well as the epinephrine. It is available through Patterson Dental.

How to: Provide veneers on a budget

March 21, 2012

In today’s challenging economic climate, more people are experiencing or are at-risk of job loss. Confronted with the growing difficulty of providing basic necessities for themselves and their families, they want every shrinking dollar to count.