The current and future state of the solo and group dental practice

February 22, 2015

My passion has always been dentistry and my commitment is focused on how I can enable the members of our dental profession to be successful. My travels have taken me to all 50 states and every major meeting. I am honored to present my interview with one of the true masters of the dental world, Dr. Marc Cooper, founder and president of The Mastery Company. The focus of his company over the past six years has been on group practice of all sizes. 

The latest hourly and annual salary numbers for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants

January 27, 2015

If you ask most dental professionals what they enjoy most about their jobs, many will quickly say, “Interacting with the patients.” There’s no question that social interaction with patients and seeing their lives transformed through improving their oral health is an awesome thing that keeps many of you coming back to the practice day after day after day. However, at the end of the day, we all like to know that our financial needs and wants are being taken care of as well.

DUX Dental introduces new bur block

January 27, 2015

D?UX Dental expanded its line of bur blocks with a new product that features drain holes to prevent rust and an attached cover to protect burs from damage. The new bur block is compatible with handpieces, friction grip  and latch burs.

Hourly and annual salary numbers for dentists, hygienists and assistants in the Northeast region

January 27, 2015

Working with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we have compiled the average hourly and annual wage numbers for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants working in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Hourly and annual salary numbers for dentists, hygienists and assistants in the Southeast region

January 27, 2015

Working with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, below are the average hourly and mean annual wages for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Hourly and annual salary numbers for dentists, hygienists and assistants in the Mid-Atlantic region

January 27, 2015

Working with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, below are the average hourly and annual salary numbers for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants working in Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Stoma Dental releases new, upgraded HVE, SE valves

January 22, 2015

Stoma Dental has introduced the new, upgraded DOVE™ brand line of disposable high-volume ejector (HVE) and saliva ejector (SE) valves that promote infection control and dental patient safety. 

Announcing the launch of Modern Dental Assistant

January 22, 2015

Let’s face it … the dental assistant is the heartbeat of the dental practice. Of course, everyone plays a vital role in the practice’s success, but there’s no one who holds things together on a daily basis more than the assistant.

Ask a dental assistant: Can cold sterile (Glutaraldehyde) still be used in a dental office?

January 22, 2015

Whether or not to use Glutaraldehyde has been a hot debate on many message boards recently. And, I must admit, I thought OSHA and the CDC outlawed Glutaraldehyde, but the truth is they have only (highly) recommended that we no longer use it. Will it be “outlawed” sometime in the future? I truly believe so and here’s why:

Patients with prosthetic joints should not use preventative antibiotics before dental treatments

January 21, 2015

Generally, patients with prosthetic joint implants should not use prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures to prevent prosthetic joint infection (PJI), according to an updated American Dental Association clinical practice guideline.

DenMat PeriOptix supports better ergonomics

January 16, 2015

DenMat PeriOptix loupes and headlights reportedly feature a lightweight frame and headlight designs that support better ergonomics, resulting in less strain on the neck and an overall more comfortable working experience. 

10 things you should be using in Eaglesoft but probably aren’t

January 15, 2015

When leveraged effectively, Eaglesoft can make a dentist’s job easier and take away many stresses of running a practice. But with so many tools available in the program, it can sometimes be difficult to use each one effectively. Below I’ve listed 10 tools in Eaglesoft that every dental practice should be using:

Top 5 dental discoveries

January 15, 2015

We're always excited to hear about new dental health discoveries and emerging research, and are fascinated by the enlightening, educational - and sometimes downright weird - information they bring to light. What follows is a list of the most fascinating recent studies, as chosen by our editorial team.

How to use Komet® 868B depth-marking diamonds for conservative, controlled preparations for anterior labial veneers

January 13, 2015

Clinical success of anterior labial veneers relies heavily on proper preparation procedures that remove the appropriate amount of material without penetrating too deeply into the enamel. The challenge is to predictably control substance removal to a proper depth while avoiding inadvertent dentin exposure.

Learning more about America's ToothFairy and the 2015 Smile Drive

January 11, 2015

“I’ve always dreamed of having my own toothbrush. Now my dream has come true.” These were the actual words of a little boy who recently received his first toothbrush from America’s ToothFairy. Now the organization is looking to continue to help children around the nation get the basic oral health care tools that they need and deserve.

Book excerpt: Looking at the future of dentistry in "Valuocity 3"

January 09, 2015

In this excerpt from the soon-to-be-released "Valuocity 3," by Dr. Marc Cooper and Dr. Mark Silberg, consultant Sidney Kaprov explains the future of dentistry through the eyes of a social archeologist. The complete "Valuocity 3" will be available on Amazon at the end of February.

Brasseler USA unveils new version of aluminum bur block

January 09, 2015

Brasseler USA has introduced an updated version of its standard aluminum bur block: the company now offers aluminum bur blocks equipped with silicone inserts, designed for optimum security and organization.

Henry Schein to begin distribution of A-dec line of dental products

January 07, 2015

Henry Schein, Inc. announced today that effective the second quarter of 2015, the company will expand its dental equipment product offering and begin to distribute the entire line of A-dec dental equipment in North America. 

3M adds impression materials in cartridge delivery

January 05, 2015

With the latest introduction of 3M™ ESPE™'s Imprint™ 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material in cartridge delivery, dentists can now reach for a full selection of Imprint 4 materials in a variety of delivery systems, reportedly allowing them to take advantage of Imprint 4’s benefits for nearly any impression-taking procedure.