Dental practices targeted by cyber ransom attacks

July 20, 2015

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.

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

July 17, 2015

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. 

Does having more children equal fewer teeth for mothers?

July 15, 2015

“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.

Studies find sunbathing linked to gum disease prevalence

July 14, 2015

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.

American Dental Association releases new guidelines on gum disease treatment

July 13, 2015

According to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA), dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss, are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment.

Bone regeneration ... in the hands of the dental hygienist?

July 12, 2015

“…In the future, regenerative therapies could be as simple as the local delivery of regenerative molecules placed subgingivally to promote repair of periodontal and gingival defects. New drug delivery systems to stimulate wound repair of soft tissue and extraction defects may be as simple as applying medicaments directly to wounds..."

Learn what's new in dental implants

July 10, 2015

In the May 2015 issue of Dental Products Report, we featured a fun, informative cover story on dental implants. Part of the feature allowed you to "Test your dental implant IQ" as Renee Knight's article included important questions you should be aware of and then we had a number of implant experts answer the questions. 

How to shape and clean root canals with Komet® endodontic instruments

July 09, 2015

Engineered to provide optimal access paired with superior canal preparation, Komet USA’s line of endodontic instruments ensures successful root-canal treatment for cases ranging from simple, single-canal procedures to more complex, multiple-canal therapy.

3M announces new 3M Oral Care organization

July 08, 2015

Consistent with 3M’s strategy to increase customer relevance, the company has announced the formation of 3M Oral Care, combining the former 3M ESPE Dental and 3M Unitek Orthodontics into a single new division, led by James D. Ingebrand, vice president and general manager, effective immediately.

Everything we need to know about teeth, we learned from Shark Week

July 08, 2015

In all our years of fanatically watching Shark Week, we’ve learned a few things: Don’t go swimming at dusk; avoid inserting body parts into a shark’s mouth; we’ll probably need a bigger boat, and, perhaps most interestingly, that a shark can endlessly replace its teeth-which could have major implications for human dental health.

Why every dental practice needs digital radiography

July 08, 2015

In this short but sweet webinar, Dr. Josh Barkhordar, DDS, takes you through all the benefits of upgrading your practice to digital radiography from better communication, high ROI, patient acceptance and more. Find out why you should make the digital switch. 

Why now is the perfect time for your dental practice to examine its fees

July 07, 2015

As we cross the midway point of the year, now is an excellent time for a dental practice to examine its fee structure and see what needs to be updated and improved, said Teresa Duncan, DPR’s insurance editor and a noted practice management consultant.

Confessions of a dental dinosaur in a digital dental world

July 07, 2015

First, let me come clean: I am celebrating 30 years in dentistry this year and although I may refer to myself as a “dental dinosaur,” I’m not calling my fellow dental friends old. But, let’s face it: if we think about the treatment modalities, materials and technology we have today in dentistry, you may agree with my analogy.

Lucy Hobbs Project bestows honors on six women leading the dental industry

July 07, 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to women in dentistry, KaVo Kerr Group recently helped sponsor the Lucy Hobbs Project 3rd Annual Celebration. A number of KaVo Kerr Group associates - representing Pelton & Crane, KaVo, and KaVo Kerr Group Imaging - participated in the Baltimore event.