Garrison sues CompositeSmart for breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets

September 05, 2012

Garrison Dental Solutions, LLC has filed a suit in Michigan state court against Mr. John Boos and CompositeSmart, LLC, alleging breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, common law and statutory conversion, and breach of federal trademark law.

Weekly new dental products roundup

August 31, 2012

Looking for a desensitizing agent? How about a composite warming kit or fast-setting impression material? Perhaps a cementation system or a guide to dental benefits plans? They're all part of the weekly new dental products roundup for the week of Aug. 27, 2012.

Friday’s Patient Tip of the Day – Week 3

August 31, 2012

Offer the best products possible. There are so many dental products on the market these days, it can be difficult to know what is best for your patients and fits best into your practice. It can all be a bit overwhelming at times, but your patients are depending on you to provide the best possible care, and that means you have to take the time to find products that help make that happen.

Tuesday’s Patient Tip of the Day

August 31, 2012

Don’t sell to your patients. It is your job to educate your patients. You’re the one patients depend on to tell them about any dental problems they might have and what options they have to fix those problems.

DentalVibe’s tiered pricing structure designed to enable more dentists to provide pain-free injections

August 29, 2012

BING Innovations, maker of the DentalVibe® Injection Comfort System, announced a new, tiered pricing structure for DentalVibe products. With the new price plan, pain-free dental injections are now more affordable, at a cost of $1.20 per patient.  

Act on these tax savings available for a limited time

August 28, 2012

So, it’s another presidential election year. The rhetoric is filling the airwaves and the subjects most discussed are deficit and taxes. The Democrats want to let part of the Bush tax cuts expire and return to a 39% tax rate for earnings over $250,000 and the Republicans want to extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone.

Friday’s Patient Tip of the Day – Week 2

August 24, 2012

Remember marketing isn’t a dirty word. If you want current and new patients to know how great your dental practice is and what services you offer, you have to market to them. Not comfortable with this? Start internally with case presentations, said Penny Reed Limoli, owner of the Reed Limoli Group.

Panel discusses Sirona's CEREC 27 and a Half event, New Omnicam [VIDEO]

August 24, 2012

Dental Products Report digital media director Steve Diogo sat down with a panel of key opinion leaders, including Dr. Neal Patel, Dr. Tarun Agarwal and Sirona's VP of CAD/CAM Roddy MacLeod last week at the CEREC 27 and a Half event in Las Vegas.

Study finds 20-30% of dental bib clips harbor bacteria even after disinfection

August 24, 2012

Visitors to the DUX Dental website can find plenty of information on cross contamination and microorganism growth when talking about bib holders and clips used in dental practices. Today they’re adding a transcript from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, a research paper that further points out the difficulty with trying to properly disinfect bib holders and clips.

Pre-order 2013 ADA Dental Procedure Codes books

August 23, 2012

The American Dental Association is offering dentists the opportunity to pre-order dental procedure coding books prior to them becoming available in October. These books have proven popular with ADA members who benefit from members-only discounts.

Video interview with Sirona Dental Systems President Michael Augins about the new CEREC Omnicam

August 23, 2012

Sirona Dental Systems Thursday upped the dental CAD/CAM ante in Vegas, unveiling the company's first full-color, video streaming intraoral camera before a crowd of 4,000 dentists/fans at the CEREC 27.5 event.?? The camera, which provides full-color, 3D-image capture and does not require powder, marks a major leap forward for Sirona technology.

PracticeMojo partners with My Social Practice

August 21, 2012

PracticeMojo™ has partnered with My Social Practice, named one of Dental Products Report’s Top 5 Marketing Services companies, to provide dental practices with social media and online Web solutions.  

Monday's Patient Tip of the Day - Week 5

August 20, 2012

Praise your team. If you create a positive environment in your practice, your patients will notice. They pick up on whatever vibe you and your team members give out, and no one wants to feel tension or negativity during their visit to the dentist. Keep a positive attitude and your staff members will follow suit.

Top 5 Game-Changing Dental Technologies

August 17, 2012

On the event of Sirona Dental Systems' launch of CEREC Omnicam, we look at technologies that take dental care to the next level. The criteria for the list is simple:  Does this product make clinical care better - more predictable, more efficient, more comfortable? Are you and your patients better off for incorporating this technology into the practice?

Vident workshop offers hands-on experience in selecting, customizing restorations

August 16, 2012

Vident will conduct a pair of hands-on shade workshops in September and also will team with renowned instructor and ceramist, Claude Sieber, MDT, to offer a hands-on workshop that integrates all the visual elements necessary to reproduce a natural tooth using VITA ceramics.

J. Morita to host 3D Endo Symposium

August 16, 2012

IRVINE, Calif. – J. Morita announced the 3D Endo Symposium continuing education event. This full-day course is tailored for endodontists on the topic of 3D/CBCT technology and will include lectures, as well as an interactive session and hands-on training.

Wednesday’s Patient Tip of the Day

August 15, 2012

If it’s not important to you, it won’t be important to them. During every visit, you have to take the time to tell your patients how important it is they make their next appointment, said Linda Miles, founder of Miles Global.

Friday’s Patient Tip of the Day – Week 1

August 10, 2012

Make a payment plan. Allowing patients to pay whenever they want is no way to run a business. All too often they’ll find excuses not to pay, from I forgot my checkbook to I don’t carry a credit card.

CDA recommends mouthguards to prevent oral injuries, dental emergencies

August 10, 2012

More and more people, young and old, are participating in sports these days. Student athletes are preparing for another school year, the Olympics are all over the news, and football season is just around the corner.  

Weekly new dental products roundup

August 09, 2012

Looking for a stylish, comfortable dental chair with a delivery system? Would you be interested in a free book about caries management? Want to use image management software in the cloud?

Moses® oral appliance inventor Dr. Allen Moses wins Haden-Stack Award

August 09, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 8, 2012 -- Dr. Allen Moses, inventor of The Moses® oral appliance for treating snoring and sleep apnea, was awarded the Haden-Stack Award during the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)’s 27th Annual International Clinical Symposium on July 27.

August Book Review: Create a caring culture to transform patients into advocates for your practice

August 09, 2012

Dental Products Report editors have compiled a list of must-read books with your dental practice in mind. The concepts and ideas conveyed through each book can easily translate into your dental practice, among your staff and even your patients.

Wednesday’s Patient Tip of the Day

August 08, 2012

Show some personality. All your patients are different. They each have their own personalities and fears. That means you can’t use the same approach for every treatment presentation; you need to adapt to their style, said Kathleen O’Donnell, director of consulting at Jameson Management.

Philips Power of Innovation Challenge open to dental professionals, dental students

August 07, 2012

Philips is celebrating the importance of technology by asking you-dental professionals and dental professional students-to develop an essay describing how technology and innovation have impacted the dental industry and helped to increase patient satisfaction and compliance.

3D Systems Joins NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy

August 03, 2012

3D Systems, a leading global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, has joined the fight against pediatric dental disease as a Corporate Underwriter of National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF). 

Weekly News Roundup July 27 to Aug. 2, 2012

August 03, 2012

For general dentists and lab technicians looking to stay current with industry news, here’s a wrap up of some of the biggest news articles posted to during the past week.

Dental Product Roundup for the week of July 29, 2012

August 02, 2012

Wonder what people say about you and your practice online? Need a strong denture base material and a denture brush to better clean dentures? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then has a product launch for you for the week of July 29, 2012.

Digital Clinic announces integration with Demandforce

August 01, 2012

Digital Clinic announces integration with Demandforce, a leader in online marketing and communications, to provide dental practices with digital signage in their waiting rooms to showcase live certified reviews.