Dental Products Report-2015-06-01

Dental Products Report

Category cruncher: In-office whitening products

May 27, 2015

Whitening can increase a patient's self-confidence and body image. It also can lead to patients accepting additional needed and cosmetic dental procedures down the road. Check out these great in-office whitening systems to keep your patients' smiles bright and white.

4 evidence-based ergonomic strategies to save your dental career

July 03, 2015

Did you know that nearly two thirds of dentists who retire early are forced to due to a musculoskeletal disorder? And that studies show the prevalence of work-related pain in dentistry today is roughly the same as it was in 1946?  

Timothy McNeely, a 2015 Best Financial Adviser for Dentists

June 08, 2015

Here's advice Timothy McNeely, one of the 2015 Best Financial Advisers for Dentists, offers you:   "John Bogel says, 'Get Wall Street out of the equation; then you are the creature of the market and not of the casino.' I could not agree more."  

Robert Hockett, a 2015 Best Financial Adviser for Dentists

June 08, 2015

Here's advice Robert Hockett, one of the 2015 Best Financial Advisers for Dentists, offers you: Using a fee-only fiduciary without a 'dog in the fight' eliminates conflicts of interest, keeping everyone on the same side of the table. 

Cosmetic dentists to the stars

June 09, 2015

Katy Perry has a million dollar smile. Her smile isn’t so valuable just because she’s cute. Her cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS, of Los Angeles, earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by crafting a $1,000,000 grille out of platinum and rare gems.

Why use DENTSPLY Caulk's TPH Spectra composite?

June 24, 2015

Dr.  Doug Lambert graduated from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 1980 and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1984. Since that time, he has tested and tried out a number of dental materials and has become known as one of the top educators in the industry.  

Brad Creger, a 2015 Best Financial Adviser for Dentists

July 08, 2015

Here's advice Brad Creger, one of the 2015 Best Financial Advisers for Dentists, offers you:   "A great financial adviser is worth his or her weight in gold. Take your time to find one you can work with."   "Everyone should seek a 'financial' second opinion every few years. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

How to choose the most suitable temporization approach

May 21, 2015

Temporization, or, as it’s often called, “provisionalization,” might be considered its own subdivision of restorative dentistry. Before we plan any type of dental rehab, we need to “pre-think” how we’ll maintain our patient’s appearance and function and keep him or her comfortable for the duration. We also need to decide on the particular technique, materials and cement we will use.

Barry Kaplan, a 2015 Best Financial Adviser for Dentists

June 08, 2015

Here's advice Barry Kaplan, one of the 2015 Best Financial Advisers for Dentists, offers you:   "Since attempts at market prediction are futile and there is no such thing as a free lunch, you should diversify as much as possible, keep costs low and tax efficiency high and invest at least 15 percent of what you earn. Do this systematically and don't pay attention to talking heads trying to predict the market.

2015 "Best of Class" Technology Award winners announced

June 08, 2015

Every day, innovative new products and technologies are pushing the dental industry forward, streamlining the job and redefining practice management, patient care and treatment. While there are many exciting emerging technologies and cutting-edge products, there are some that rise above the rest. These are the recipients of the seventh annual Pride Institute Best of Class Technology Awards. 

Cement selections for zirconia, other restoratives

June 05, 2015

This is the final part of a three-part DPR series discussing cement selection and related issues with dentists from a variety of practices. We’re asking them about their individual priorities and techniques with cementation and how their practice focus affects the materials they choose.

How to scan with ease and simplicity

May 04, 2015

Our office recently purchased a TRIOS Scanner by 3Shape. We also recently began using ClearCorrect as our lab for clear aligners, as it accepts TRIOS scans for use with its clear aligners. We have found the use of our 3Shape TRIOS scanner with the ClearCorrect system to be both convenient and intuitive in our office.