Having trouble opening .DEX files? Here’s some help.

May 18, 2015

Do you routinely receive digital image files as .DEX attachments you and the office struggle to open? You’re not alone. But, don’t fret. There are troubleshoots to handle those tricky file extensions.

New CDT classification means 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Ultimate restorative receives same reimbursement as other porcelain/ceramic materials

August 08, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jan. 11, 2013 – Effective Jan. 1, 2013, 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ Ultimate Restorative will fall under the CDT Code’s broadened definition of porcelain/ceramic materials, thus allowing Lava Ultimate restorative to be classified as a porcelain/ceramic.

10-Minute tips to build your cosmetic dentistry practice

March 01, 2013

Over the course of the next several months, Dr. Harvey Silverman, the dentist behind The Same Day Smile Makeover Web Series, will provide short tips to help you expand your cosmetic dentistry practice in this 'New Year, New You' Cosmetic Dentistry Web Series. Here's the first tip: How to financially pre-qualify your patients based on budget concerns and cosmetic dentistry needs.

ADA debuts Symptom Checker App

January 31, 2013

The American Dental Association has introduced the ADA® Dental Symptom Checker™ on to provide patients with accurate information about their oral health symptoms, help them make better-informed decisions about their oral health, help build consumer awareness of the importance of oral health and recognize the benefits of regular dental visits.

Special Care Dentistry meeting planned for April

January 31, 2013

The Special Care Dentistry Association will hold its 25th annual meeting on Special Care Dentistry April 18 to 21 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans, La. The Association has announced that the meeting’s opening keynote speaker will be Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D. The craniofacial surgery pioneer will present inspirational stories from and sign copies of his new book, "A Life That Matters."

Get the free Dental Products Report app for iPhone and iPad

January 31, 2013

Tired of trying to roll up your print copy of Dental Products Report and carry it in your back pocket? Wish you had a simple way to review the latest dental product information and clinical techniques between patient appointments or while standing in line or stuck in traffic?

Study finds link between periodontitis and diabetes

January 31, 2013

Scientific evidence linking type 2 diabetes with a greater risk of periodontitis continues to increase. The December 2012 volume of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice includes a study showing individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus exhibited an even stronger association with risk of periodontitis.

The simplest way to increase treatment acceptance [VIDEO]

January 31, 2013

As part of our Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking. Cathy Jameson, Ph.D. of Jameson Consulting offers practical tips on how to easily ask for the service your client needs to be healthier and happier.

Increase hygiene revenue [VIDEO]

January 31, 2013

As part of our Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking. Together, Cathy Jameson, Ph.D. and Dr. Brad Guyton of Jameson Consulting explain how assisted hygiene can be a major win for the overworked practice.

Patient Perspective: DenMat's Snap-On Smile

January 31, 2013

Ryan Pichoff is, in many ways, your typical 16-year-old. He goes to high school, loves the outdoors, and when asked how he prefers to spend his free time, a simple “hanging with friends,” sums it up. There is, however, one very atypical aspect to Ryan: he has a condition known as amelogenesis imperfecta.

Weekly new dental products roundup

January 31, 2013

This week's Weekly new dental products roundup is packed with innovatifve software, positioning devices, dental surgery systems, environmentally safe evacuator tips and a patient referral system that rewards your patients. If you missed any of these products when they were originally posted during the week, links to the complete articles are available below as well as a video review of the products.

Thousands attend BIOMET 3i European Symposium

January 31, 2013

Dental implant professionals from all over the world descended upon Madrid, Spain to attend the 2nd Annual BIOMET 3i European Symposium. The Symposium, which was held Jan.  11-12, took place in the Hotel Auditorium Madrid & Congress Centre Príncipe Felipe.

Essential Dental Seminars expands CE curriculum

January 31, 2013

For the past 15 years, Essential Dental Seminars has been recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of endodontics. Essential Dental Seminars is now expanding their CE Curriculum to include the latest research, studies, practice management techniques, and the tools dentists need to succeed.

How to handle a patient who knows more than you

January 31, 2013

It’s unavoidable. When facing a problem, more and more people turn to the Internet to come up with a solution. So when a new patient walks into your office, there’s a good chance he or she is coming armed with all the answers.

Behind the scenes with the best minds in the dental industry

January 31, 2013

More than most healthcare professions, product development in dentistry plays a major role in empowering top-quality patient care. And getting to speak with brightest minds in the dental industry is one of the true pleasures of working at Dental Products Report. While dental professionals frequently look to other dentists as thought leaders, it is easy to overlook the role that dental manufacturers play in driving dentistry forward.

Register now for 2013 ASDA Annual Session

January 31, 2013

The annual American Student Dental Association annual session kicks off March 6, 2013, and if you want to avoid a late fee you need to register by Jan. 25. This year’s session is March 6 to 9, 2013, at the Sheraton Atlanta and you must be an ASDA predoctoral or predental member to attend. Click here to register. What is Annual Session all about?

Premier Dental celebrates a century of success

January 31, 2013

Premier Dental Products Company, founded in 1913 by instrument maker Julius Charlestein, is now celebrating its 100th anniversary. Today, this family-operated business is in its 4th generation and has product sales in more than 75 countries.

How to get your groove back: 11 tips to help you thrive during the winter months

January 31, 2013

The holidays are long gone. The weather is cold and dreary, leaving you feeling a bit run down and just plain blah. You’re ready for sunshine and warmer weather, and are counting the days until spring returns and you can leave winter behind you for another year.

What (or who) halts change in your practice? Fix it! [VIDEO]

January 31, 2013

As part of our Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking. Here, Cathy Jameson, Ph.D. of Jameson Consulting offers 3 pieces of advice on how to lead lasting change in your dental practice.

Aurident’s Milling Center now offers BruxZir®

January 28, 2013

Aurident’s Delta Milling Center now offers BruxZir® full-contour restorations. BruxZir is now available in pre-shaded blocks, eliminating the need for coloring liquids resulting in improved shade consistency.

Roland DGA expands its service, support

January 17, 2013

Irvine, Calif.-based Roland DGA is expanding its dealer network and customer service and support capabilities to keep up with rapidly growing demand for its advanced DWX dental milling machines, as more and more dental labs embrace advanced digital technologies that are transforming the industry.

11 ways to jumpstart your dental practice in 2013

January 17, 2013

In dental practices throughout the United States, the new year is prompting a renewed focus on improving practice systems. Evaluating your dental office management, design, materials, outreach and more can be a boon for everyone involved-the smallest change can have the huge impact. So in the spirit of renewal, we offer 11 tips and tactics you can easily utilize to jumpstart your dental practice success in 2013:

DentalEZ® Group kicks off New Year with new website

January 16, 2013

Malvern, PA - - DentalEZ® Group, a supplier of products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to start out 2013 by unveiling its recently redesigned corporate website,  

ADA releases Practical Guide to Dental Office Design

January 16, 2013

Looking to spruce up the design and flow of your dental practice? There’s a new ADA guide to help you with the process whether you’re refreshing an existing practice or building on from scratch.

DPR Friday: January's Top Products [VIDEO]

January 11, 2013

It’s the first episode of 2013! Let’s start the new year right with four amazing cover products… It’s Friday, January 11 and this is DPR Friday, brought to you by Align Technology Inc., makers of Invisalign.  

9 simple steps to protect yourself and your dental staff from flu

January 11, 2013

Winter 2013 is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons on record, and dentists and dental staff are encouraged to take precautions to protect themselves and their patients from falling victim to the outbreak. By establishing and following proper infection-control guidelines and limiting your exposure to sick staff and patients, you stand a good chance of making it through the season unscathed. article calls dentistry a luxury

January 10, 2013

An article today on highlights the push for mid-level dental providers in areas of the United States that face a shortage of dentists who serve low income Americans, assessing the situation thus: “Despite its basic importance to health, dentistry has become a luxury item.” The article cites federal government figures that say 49 million Americans live in areas with an official dental shortage and as many as 130 million have no dental insurance.

Merger designed to help prevent oral cancer, along with other cancers

January 10, 2013

A merger announced on Jan. 8 should help dentists and other clinicians battle oral cancer, as well as other forms of cancer.  Two companies that offer physicians advanced, clinically proven diagnostic systems that can help prevent cancer by detecting pre-cancerous cells just announced their merger.

Clinician's Choice hosts 2013 Las Vegas Dental Conference

January 10, 2013

To further advance their commitment to teaching better dentistry, CLINICIAN’S CHOICE will host a 3-day conference, April 4-6, 2013, at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.  The Las Vegas Dental Conference brings together 3 of today’s leading lecturers and skilled clinicians in the areas of esthetic, restorative, and endodontic dentistry, including Dr. Robert Margeas, Dr. David Newkirk, and Dr. Gary Glassman.

Keep resolutions realistic

January 04, 2013

The New Year’s resolution might be a bit cliché, but the first of the year is a great time to look at your personal and professional life and set some goals for the coming year. Setting goals will help keep you focused and help make you an even better dentist in 2013.

Everything you need to know about the DTA's fight against the medical device tax (And why you should support it)

January 04, 2013

The Dental Trade Alliance continues to fight for the elimination of the medical device tax and is calling on dental professionals and dental product manufacturers to contact their members of Congress to demand support in the next round of the 'fiscal fight' taking place in February.

AdDent earns ISO certification

January 02, 2013

AdDent Inc., a dental Industry leader based in Danbury, Conn., announced receiving ISO 9001 certification and compliance with ISO 13485, a globally recognized quality standard for the medical and dental industry.