Presidential false teeth: The myth of George Washington's dentures, debunked

June 30, 2015

Even the greatest leaders can’t be perfect. In George Washington’s case, one big shortcoming was his infamously terrible teeth. Equally infamous, Washington’s wooden dentures have become the stuff of legend… a factually incorrect legend, as Washington never actually sported dentures made from wood.

What to expect during the 150th Chicago Midwinter Meeting

February 25, 2015

I recently had the chance to sit down with Randy Grove (right), the executive director of the Chicago Dental Society, to talk about the upcoming Chicago Midwinter Meeting, scheduled for Feb. 26-28, 2015. While Midwinter is always one of the highlights of the year in the dental industry, this year promises to be special as it will be the 150th Midwinter Meeting.

Recent study finds French kisses swap more than spit

January 07, 2015

Recent research published in the journal Microbiome found that as many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during at 10-second French kiss. The study also found that people who kiss each other nine times a day or more share similar oral bacteria.

Saliva plays key role in caries prevention

January 07, 2015

In the fight against dental caries, we commonly utilize exogenous materials such as fluoride or sealants. However, a recent study has found that a key tool for fighting caries-causing bacteria may be our own saliva.

Planmeca University announces Digital Dentistry Certification

December 01, 2014

Planmeca University is taking the Digital Dentistry Certification to a whole new level. In 2007, the Chairside Dental Designer program (C.D.D.) was introduced with the objective of encouraging the opportunities for growth and proficiency of dental assistants and dental technicians within CAD/CAM chairside dentistry.  

Southland Benefit Solutions announces coverage for D5994

November 24, 2014

Southland Benefit Solutions has announced coverage, effectively immediately, for a periodontal medicament carrier, an innovative tool used to deliver medication below the gums. Southland is the first carrier to announce the coverage decision. 

All-Star Dental Academy’s Scheduling College™ partners with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry®

November 20, 2014

All-Star Dental Academy (All-Star) is pleased to announce a very exciting collaboration. All-Star has joined forces with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) to promote comprehensive phone service and efficient scheduling with the Scheduling College training program.

2014 Pulpdent National Sales Meeting a success

November 20, 2014

The 2014 Pulpdent Corporation National Sales Meeting took place November 3-5 in Boston. 50 sales and marketing professionals attended to discuss product knowledge and development, education and sales.

ReelMatrix™ Margin Elevation Band brings predictability and ease to deep margin elevation techniques

November 19, 2014

The deep margin elevation technique is a useful, non-surgical approach to treating deep localized margins. With the ReelMatrix™ Margin Elevation system, the technique has been improved for a reportedly easier, faster and more predictable application.

Why stem cells mean the dental professional is the family’s most important doctor

November 18, 2014

Stem cells have been buzzwords in the medical industry for many years now, but little has been said about the dentist's role in regards to storing stem cell tissue for future use. What do dentists have to do with stem cells? They may provide a patient's last chance to bank potentially life-saving tissue.

Top 5 things you need to know about dental fees

November 17, 2014

Do you know what to do about your dental practice’s fees heading into the new year? Now is a great time to look at your business and see what you should be charging for everything from a crown to an implant.

Recent study shows Livionex Dental Gel offers increased plaque protection

November 17, 2014

Livionex, Inc., a Sillicon Valley life science company focused on biofilms and inflammation, recently released the results of  a double blind clinical trial study on reduction of plaque, gingivitis and gum bleeding.

Give Kids A Smile event proves big success in St. Louis

November 14, 2014

Hu-Friedy, Henry Schein Cares and the ADA Foundation were proud to sponsor the the Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Institute in St. Louis where volunteers provided over $355,000 worth of dental treatment for over 400 children in two days.

The top 10 things denture wearers told us about their dentures

November 13, 2014

An independent study was recently conducted to determine patients’ satisfaction with their current dentures, changes or improvements they would like in the future, familiarity with various esthetic options, source of denture information, and final purchase potential.

On-Demand Webinar: Learn how to effectively implement and use KPIs

November 12, 2014

In today’s economic climate, staying on top of your practice’s financial health is imperative. Now more than ever it is critical to track key performance indicators (KPIs) and make adjustments when needed to enhance patient care as well as practice efficiencies and profitability.

Making life easier in the dental practice: Komet USA's bur conversion card

November 12, 2014

Looking for a way to make things easier in your dental practice? Komet USA is offering a new conversion service that the company says will do just that. Komet USA’s new conversion service offers an easy, fast method for converting existing burs, diamonds, and polishers to Komet® instruments. The program uses a specially designed conversion card (see below), which provides an efficient, user-friendly technique for doctors and lab technicians to identify and order the Komet equivalent of an existing instrument.

Colgate® Launches “Destination Innovation” Discovery Bus Tours During the 2014 GNYDM

November 08, 2014

Colgate® is encouraging dentists and hygienists to discover its Global Research & Technology Center by joining its new “Destination Innovation” Discovery Bus tours at this year's annual Greater New York Dental Meeting.

10 questions on genetic testing, periodontal disease, and the role of the dental professional

November 07, 2014

I recently had the chance to sit down with two executives from Interleukin Genetics - Dr. Kenneth Korman, the company’s chief executive officer, president, and chief scientific officer (below left), and Scott Snyder, the company’s chief marketing officer (below right) - to discuss the company and its vision for the dental industry.

Explaining the EasySmile LifeLike Veneer® Program for dental practices [VIDEO]

November 07, 2014

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the few services offered by dentists that patients want.  Some patients need it but most actually desire it. The dilemma is many patients cannot afford it and do not want their healthy teeth “filed” down to have a nicer smile.