See DEXIS Imaging Suite and DEXIS Go in use [VIDEO]

March 19, 2013

DEXIS celebrated it's 15th anniversary during the ADA Annual Session in San Francisco last week by introducing the DEXIS Imaging Suite 10.0.4 at an amazing launch event at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

ADA 2012: Closing Thoughts

February 12, 2013

The ADA Annual Session has come and gone. Now that the dental community has had some time to recover from the major industry event that gathered more than 33,000 attendees, we'd like to take a step back and focus on the most substantial take-aways.

Be aware of odors that may turn off your patients

October 31, 2012

Patients look for reasons not to go to the dentist. They’re afraid of what you might find, or that any procedures they have to undergo might hurt or be too expensive. Don’t let unnecessary smells become another excuse for patients to avoid you.

ADA/PopCap Games Halloween Survey: Kids want alternatives to candy

October 31, 2012

According to a survey that targets trick-or-treating children (ages 5 to 13), the majority of kids agree they eat too much candy and would still enjoy Halloween if it focused more on other types of fun. The study found that out of 755 U.S. children respondents, 65% consider Halloween the best holiday of the year, while 78% agree with the statement, "too much candy is bad for me."

CAMLOG contest seeks entries from bright, young implant researchers

October 29, 2012

The CAMLOG Foundation once again is looking for young, talented scientists/researchers and dedicated professionals in the field of implant dentistry. The foundation, established under Swiss law, engages in targeted support of gifted young scientists, promotion of basic and applied research, and continuing training and education to promote progress in implant dentistry and related fields to best serve patients.

DPR Friday: ADA, PopCap Games launch "Stop Zombie Mouth" campaign

October 26, 2012

The "Stop Zombie Mouth" campaign, launched by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games, the creator of the video game Plants vs. Zombies, aims to encourage good oral health among children through the distribution of Plants vs. Zombies-themed trading cards that feature tips for keeping teeth healthy as an alternative to candy.

Explore social media tools with the ADA's new e-book

October 26, 2012

Over the course of the last few months, we've been talking a lot about social media, and more specifically, how dental professionals are embracing the interactive platforms to connect with both existing and potential patients.

5 Steps to increase cosmetic dentistry awareness among patients

October 26, 2012

There are untapped cosmetic dentistry opportunities waiting for you in your practice. Here’s how you can instantly increase patient awareness of your cosmetic dentistry services… starting as soon as tomorrow!

Inside look at Air Techniques' Spectra Caries Detection Aid [VIDEO]

October 25, 2012

Jon Newman, Digital Product Manager for Air Techniques, discusses the Spectra Caries Detection Aid from the ADA show floor. The Spectra has been a recipient of the Pride Institute's "Best of Class" Technology Award three years in a row.

Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics launches ACE Dental World application

October 25, 2012

The Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE) launched its new mobile app, ACE Dental World (ADW), which allows dentists and dental professionals the ability to access the forum directly from their mobile device.

Quality Dental Plan launches enhanced public relations efforts

October 24, 2012

Quality Dental Plan (QDP), the leading in-house dental membership plan in the nation, announced the recent launch of increased public relations efforts to gain attention for its member dentists in local and national media outlets by leveraging the current emphasis on health care reform in the mainstream news media and the recent report by the U.S.

Don’t talk politics

October 24, 2012

With the Presidential Election less than two weeks away, just about everyone has an opinion on who should be the next commander in chief and why. It’s a hot topic, but not one for the dental office.

American Dental Association installs President and President-elect

October 24, 2012

The American Dental Association (ADA) today installed Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.SC., of Osterville, Mass., as president and Charles H. Norman III, D.D.S., of Greensboro, N.C., as president-elect. The installations took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Francisco.  

Set goals as a team

October 23, 2012

A motivated team is a team that provides the best care possible for your patients. That’s why it’s so important to keep your team members involved and to set goals for them to work toward.

Evolution of the Komet Logo [VIDEO]

October 22, 2012

As promised, Komet USA unveiled its new logo and look at a press conference here at the Annual Meeting of the American Dental Association in San Francisco.? ? The video further down on this page beautifully captures the evolution of the logo since the company’s inception in 1923.

ADA 2012: Oral-B donates funds, announces new power brush

October 22, 2012

Oral-B donated $5,000 to promote awareness of the link between oral health and overall health and announced, on Thursday, a new Deep Sweep Power Brush during the ADA 153rd Annual Session in San Francisco.

Don’t overbook

October 22, 2012

You have to know your limit. All too often, dental offices try to squeeze in unrealistic numbers of procedures into a day, which only leads to a stressed out staff and annoyed patients. 

ADA 2012: Researcher of dental photos honored

October 22, 2012

The American Dental Association (ADA) honored Dr. Peter Milgrom at the ADA’s 153rd Annual Session and World Marketplace for his selection as the 2012 winner of the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. The ADA awarded him $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.

Get your team members involved in marketing

October 22, 2012

You know you need to step up your marketing game, but how? For a marketing plan to work, your team has to be on board. Staff members are a huge part of internal marketing, from the way they greet patients to what they say to patients while they’re in the chair. Make sure the message they’re sending patients is consistent. Take the time to meet with them on a regular basis to keep them up to date on the latest marketing initiatives and to get them excited about the possibilities.

ADA 2012: Dr. Albert H. Guay given Distinguished Service Award

October 22, 2012

American Dental Association (ADA) President Dr. William R. Calnon presented Dr. Albert H. Guay with the 2012 ADA Distinguished Service Award Friday, Oct. 19, during the ADA’s 153rd Annual Session and World Marketplace in San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. Dr. Guay is the ADA’s chief policy advisor emeritus and an ADA member for more than 50 years.

Digital Imaging: 3 Opinions that Matter

October 19, 2012

At the ADA Annual Session this weekend, we celebrate the launch of the DEXIS Imaging Suite 10.0.4. In the spirit of product that helps the dentist see more in his or her images, we've compiled a list of articles to help dentists see more about the many benefits to digital radiography.

ADA 2012: It's Show Time

October 19, 2012

The show floor for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 153rd Annual Session opened this morning and will run through Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Whip Mix announces 2012 Hanau Best of the Best Prosthodontic Award

October 19, 2012

Louisville, Ky. - Dr. Craig Ian Brawner, a graduate of Oregon Health Science University School of Dentistry in Portland, Ore., is the 2012 grand prize winner of the “Hanau™ Best of the Best:  Excellence in Prosthodontic” award from Whip Mix. The award is presented to the graduating senior who has excelled in the study and clinical applications of prosthodontics.

ADA 2012: DentalEZ unveils compressors, monitoring system

October 19, 2012

The DentalEZ Grou unveiled its RAMVAC® Osprey family of dental air compressors this week during the ADA’s 153rd Annual Session in San Francisco. “We’ve been developing this for the past two years,” said Ryon Waddington, Senior Product Manager for DentalEZ. “We had to make sure it was going to be as reliable and bulletproof as other RAMVAC systems.” The quiet design of the compressors provides clean, dry, oil-free air in even the busiest dental office environment.

OSAP names Board of Directors for 2012-13

October 18, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD - The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has elected Dr. Leslie E. Grant to lead its executive board of directors for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Grant has accepted the chair position for the infection prevention advocate.  

ADA 2012: J. Morita launches handpiece attachments

October 18, 2012

J. Morita is introducing its new TorqTech attachments at the ADA’s 153rd annual session in San Francisco this week. The company is so excited about the new attachments that they are giving them away.

Know what treatment your patients are already getting

October 17, 2012

Everybody loves a coupon. People like the thought of getting a deal, and may be more likely to go forward with treatment if you’re offering a discount. But if you send them an email about a limited time discount on treatment they’re already getting, they may feel like they’re spending too much.

Friday’s Patient Tip of the Day – Week 5

October 15, 2012

Rally behind a cause. As a dentist, you make a difference in your patients’ lives every day. So why not take that a step further and give back to your community by finding a cause to support?

Monday’s Patient Tip of the Day

October 15, 2012

Don’t underestimate the power of the little things. Patients like to feel special. They want to know they’re taken care of and they want to be comfortable during their appointments.

Tuesday’s Patient Tip of the Day

October 15, 2012

Take advantage of special occasions. Like it or not, marketing is an important part of your practice. It’s a great way for you to reach out to your patients to let them know what your practice is all about, and can be an opportunity to do something fun in your practice.

Wednesday’s Patient Tip of the Day

October 15, 2012

Take video. As a team, you and your staff should always look for ways to increase case acceptance, and that includes improving your case presentation skills. One way to do that is to actually watch how you interact with your patients and how they react to you.

Thursday's Patient Tip of the Day

October 15, 2012

Take care of yourself. If you’re feeling sluggish or you're starting to experience the body aches and pains that are all too often part of a dentist’s day-to-day, then you probably aren’t providing the best care possible for your patients.

Stay curious

October 15, 2012

The dental field is constantly changing. There are so many new products and technologies that hit the market every year that it can be difficult to keep up. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by it all and to just stick with what you know. But if you do that, you’re doing your practice and your patients a disservice.

Ivoclar Vivadent opens International Centre for Dental Education in Canada

October 12, 2012

Ivoclar Vivadent recently opened the doors to its new Canadian headquarters on Dixie Road in Mississauga, ON, Canada, amidst a crowd of local civic dignitaries and esteemed dental professionals. The new location will house sales, marketing, customer service, and distribution departments for the company’s Canadian division.

Cosmedent launches composites website

October 11, 2012

Cosmedent Inc. introduces, a new website completely dedicated to composite dentistry. Cosmedent developed this free resource to help dentists improve their skills with composite.

Halloween Candy Buyback Program encourages good dental health for kids

October 09, 2012

The negative effects to teeth following trick-or-treating on Halloween will be lessened again this year thanks to dentists from across the nation who are participating in the ninth annual Halloween Candy Buyback program.

Thursday's Patient Tip of the Day

October 05, 2012

Make it easy for them to contact you. Gone are the days where all your patients call your office to confirm appointments or learn more about what your practice offers. They’re doing their research through Google searches and social media before they even think about picking up the phone, and many of them would prefer not calling at all.

Friday’s Patient Tip of the Day – Week 4

October 05, 2012

Don’t talk over their heads. Patient education is an important part of your job, especially when you’re diagnosing and talking treatment options. But when you or your team members are providing that education, you have to remember your patients didn’t go to dental school.

Young Dental’s gone Pink to create awareness

October 05, 2012

Earth City, Mo. (October 2012) - Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time when individuals work together to spread the word to make a difference, and Young Dental is no different. For the third consecutive year, Young™ is bringing its popular pink disposable prophy angle back to show its commitment toward raising breast cancer awareness.

This week's best small business links

October 05, 2012

We go through leading small business journals and websites so you don't have to. Check out this week's best small business links... The small business issue the candidates are not talking about With talk of healthcare and tax cuts the real question is: What about capital?

WATCH: DPR Friday Previews ADA 2012

October 05, 2012

DPR Friday returns this week with a look at the ADA Ones to Watch feature, a special piece that will keep you informed on new dental product launches and promotions you can expect to encounter during the ADA Annual Session.

Carestream's RVG celebrates 30 years of great imaging

October 04, 2012

ATLANTA - The dental industry was changed forever with the advent of RadioVisioGraphy (RVG) in 1982, and now Carestream Dental is celebrating its 30th year of providing dental practitioners worldwide with unparalleled image quality.

From the Office Manager’s Desk: 7 ways to get the most out of Halloween

October 02, 2012

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Kids costumes at trick-or-treat, pumpkin carving and, of course, loads of candy! There are all sorts of delightful opportunities for dental practice marketing in October. So, if you’re looking for ideas to have fun and market your practice at the same time, don’t be afraid to...

Monday's Patient Tip of the Day

October 02, 2012

Stay passionate. It’s easy to get into a rut, to just go about your day-to-day routine without that passion you felt when you first started practicing. But if you’re not passionate about what you do, it will show in your work and the way you interact with your patients and your staff, and that may be just enough to send some patients looking for a new dentist.

Tuesday's Patient Tip Of the Day

October 02, 2012

Post it on Facebook. Facebook is a great place to connect with current and potential patients, whether you’re offering a discount on whitening you want them to know about or you want to share a great article you just read about the oral-systemic link.