Henry Schein Practice Solutions opens new Utah headquarters featuring "Center Of Excellence"

October 09, 2014

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today the grand opening of a new headquarters building for its Practice Solutions business in American Fork, Utah, that will offer practitioners a state-of-the-art training facility on digital dentistry.  

Introducing The PPO Analyzer

September 25, 2014

Great Minds, Inc., and Rae Dental Management have launched a new product for dental practices looking for statistics to help make better decisions about their PPO dental plans. The PPO Analyzer for Dentrix is an easy-to-use report that gives the office a snapshot of how their PPO dental plans are affecting their practices’ productivity and profitability.

A-dec’s Inventions for Field Dentistry—A Legacy of Smart Engineering

September 18, 2014

When dental professionals travel around the world to perform charitable work and treat patients with limited access to care, they typically face one very basic problem: How can they set up a reliable dental unit and chair in a location that may not even have running water or electricity? This was one of the problems that A-dec founder Ken Austin set out to solve almost 50 years ago when he was a young member of his community’s Rotary club.

Academy of Osseointegration announces call for abstracts for 2015 Annual Meeting

September 18, 2014

As implant dentistry goes digital, so too will the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) occurring March 12 to 14 in San Francisco. For the first time in the meeting’s 30-year history, the poster presentations of original research and clinical cases of interest in the field of implant dentistry will be displayed on flat-screen TV monitors in the Moscone Convention Center.

How much money is the Tooth Fairy giving kids for a lost tooth?

September 18, 2014

National Tooth Fairy Day is Friday, Aug. 22, and according to Visa’s annual Tooth Fairy survey, American children are receiving an average of $3.40 per lost tooth this year. That’s down 8 percent from last year but still up a hefty 31 percent from the $2.60 left in 2011.

Bringing the dental lab in-house

September 18, 2014

The relationship is well established: When a dentist needs restorations crafted, the work is outsourced to a dental lab. In most instances, the case leaves the dentist’s office for work across town – or maybe even across the country – coming back a few days or weeks later for final placement with the patient.

How technology can simplify the placement of dental implants

August 29, 2014

I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Dr. James Stein, who will be one of the presenters at Henry Schein’s “Demystifying The Digital Dental Highway” course held during the upcoming American Academy of Periodontology meeting (AAP) meeting in San Francisco.

The biggest ergonomic mistakes dental professionals make

August 27, 2014

In part two of Dental Product Report's three-part series on ergonomics, Betty Ladley Finkbeiner, CDA - Emeritus, BS, MS, provides tips on ergonomic concepts and motion economy to decrease stress and increase productivity. Check out Part 1 and Part 3  of the series for more insight into ergonomic practices and benefits.

'Technologically transformed' 3M True Definition Scanner is built for fast, comfortable scanning [VIDEO]

August 27, 2014

At an exclusive event last week at the 3M ESPE headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., the company unveiled new technological transformations to the 3M True Definition Scanner, including a new wand with a slimmer profile as well as an upgraded version of the 3M True Definition Scanner Software.

Avoiding injury with ergonomics

August 27, 2014

In part one of Dental Product Report's three-part series on ergonomics, Kevin Henry, DPR Group Editorial Director, spoke with dental professionals to get their take on the importance of good ergonomic practices. Check out Part 2 and Part 3  of the series for more insight into ergonomic practices and benefits.

The economics of ergonomics

August 27, 2014

In part three of Dental Product Report's three-part series on ergonomics, Garrett Ludwig, president of Diversified Design Technologies, explains how ergonomics can increase a practice's efficiency and productivity-all while saving money. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series for more insight into ergonomic practices and benefits.  

Group Editorial Director Kevin Henry named as one of Top 5 dental influencers on Twitter

August 27, 2014

Kevin Henry, group editorial director for Advanstar’s dental division, including Dental Products Report, Modern Hygienist, Dental Lab Products, and Dental Practice Management, was recently tabbed with an honor for his social media efforts as a British writer named him as one of the top 5 dental influencers on Twitter.

On-Demand Webinar: Learn how to prescribe highly esthetic partial and complete dentures

August 22, 2014

Esthetics are more important to denture patients than ever before. Finding a simple and predictable method of prescribing highly esthetic partial and complete dentures is necessary to satisfy the heightened expectations of today’s patient.

Only 10% of smokers receive advice from dental professionals to quit

August 22, 2014

A recent study from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered that some dentists are not encouraging patients who smoke to ditch the habit. Researchers found that only 1 in 10 smokers who saw a dentist in the past 12 months received the recommendation to quit smoking. 

The Insane Pain: How to manage tooth hypersensitivity for your patients [VIDEO]

August 21, 2014

The pain of sensitive teeth can prevent your patients from either keeping their routine appointments or accepting treatment. How to you get the edge for your patients? By identifying what today’s options are so you can give them their best results.

Why one doctor raves about COMPONEER® from Coltene Whaledent [VIDEO]

August 20, 2014

After speaking with Dr. Frank Milnar of St. Paul, Minn., briefly about  COMPONEER® from Coltene Whaledent for the August issue of Dental Products Report, Group Editorial Director Kevin Henry traveled to Minnesota to go more in depth with Dr. Milnar on why he chooses to integrate COMPONEER into his practice.

Bien-Air's iOptima makes it easy to transition from air-driven to electric [VIDEO]

August 14, 2014

Bien-Air's iOptima, the first electric handpiece system of its kind, is designed to boost the performance  of dental procedures.  With the iOptima, practitioners can transform their existing dental unit into a modern system equipped with a brushless and sensorless micromotor and an iPod® interface. 

What are dentists charging for endo treatments?

August 11, 2014

In a joint project between Sikka Software Corporation and Dental Products Report, the following are endodontic treatments that dentists throughout the United States are providing and what they are charging. Using Sikka Software’s vast network of data resources, you will find a comparison of procedures for the past three years and a fee comparison for the time frames.  

Carestream Dental Introduces the All-New Dental Summit

August 06, 2014

As Carestream Dental announces it’s revamped Dental Summit, DPR wanted to get an inside look at how Carestream Dental believes this summit will affect and education the dental industry. We recently spoke with Mary Conditt, Director of Clinical Affairs for Carestream Dental.

5 Reasons to Buy CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES Flow

August 04, 2014

Kuraray America believes it’s time for dental practitioners to experience CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES Flow.  From the company which brought you the gold standard product CLEARFIL SE BOND, comes a remarkable esthetic composite in a flowable!