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5 Steps to alter your patients' patterned oral health regimens

October 16, 2013

As part of the Dental Products Report monthly reading list series, Linda Steeves, RDH, reviewed author Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business." In this review, Steeves outlined ways incorporating Duhigg's habit-changing steps in the dental office can motivate patients to accept positive change. 

CDA 2012: Audio with Digital Clinic by Henry Schein - SoundCloud

June 11, 2012

DPR Executive Editor Stan Goff interviews Digital Clinic about the Digital Patient Engagement System at CDA. With this cutting edge technology, released by Henry Schein Dental, dentists are able to connect their digital signage in their lobbies to their social media marketing campaigns in real-time.

Gain a steady source of referrals

May 31, 2012

Health in Reach announced earlier this week that it would be merging with its largest competitor, PriceDoc. Both services offer an online platform where consumers can go to compare prices on dental services. Both companies will now operate under the Health in Reach corporate brand, and Health in Reach CEO Scott Sangster will remain in the top executive role.

Google Plus Local gets your practice found, rated and shared

May 31, 2012

Google Places is out. The search engine giant announced Wednesday that it has updated its local search platform with Google Plus Local, which will interface with Zagat, in efforts to encourage interaction on their social network Google+.

And that's why you shouldn't cross the line with your patients

May 30, 2012

You want to be friendly with your patients, to build a rapport that helps keep them loyal to you and your practice. What you don’t want to do is become too familiar or so comfortable with your patients that you end up taking it too far, and saying something that leaves them feeling uncomfortable and maybe even looking for a new practice.

Top 10 business tips for dental practices

May 30, 2012

Jane Pak, CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners, spoke with Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Bill Dorfman to put together a top 10 list of the most useful small business tips for dental practices.

Boost your practice by offering patient savings

May 29, 2012

The recent merger between Health in Reach and PriceDoc will allow dentists and prospective patients to connect and for those prospective patients to compare prices on dental care before booking an appointment. The online platform allows dentists to offer cost-saving deals to consumers who are paying for dental care out-of-pocket.

Dentist develops self-stirring, sculpted pot

May 29, 2012

Japanese dentist Hideki Watanabe has invented a sculpted pot that will automatically stir its contents as they heat up. Watanabe came up with the design for the Kuru-Kuru Nabe (the "Round and Round Pot") while experimenting with dental plaster at his dental practice.

ZocDoc CEO talks about the success of his online scheduling website for dentists

May 25, 2012

During the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012 event earlier this week, ZocDoc CEO Cyrus Massoumi talked about the professional online booking platform for doctors and the focus point of its success: providing a solution for health care professionals.

Help recent graduates nail a job interview with cosmetic dentistry services

May 25, 2012

Now that their college days are behind them, recent graduates are ready to shift their focus to the job market. But interviewing can be stressful-especially in today’s economic climate-and these new grads need something to boost their confidence as they meet potential employers.

New DentalEZ showroom displays customizable operatory, ergonomic dental products

May 24, 2012

DentalEZ Group has added on a showroom to its StarDental manufacturing facility that provides a way for dental professionals to see how they can create a customized operatory with a full range of ergonomic dental products.

What an angry patient can do for you

May 24, 2012

Your most valuable patient is not the the one who wants to shout his or her love for you and your services from the rooftops. Your most valuable patient is the one who left your practice dissatisfied and vowing never to return. According to Ron Hurley, consumer advocate and author of the book Unscrewed: The Consumer’s Guide to Getting What You Paid For, disenchanted customers can tell you, as no one else can, where you are utterly failing.

Straumann sets sites on the future with Vision 2020 plan

May 23, 2012

At its Capital Markets Day event last week in Amsterdam, Straumann unveiled a project its calling Vision 2020 which is a plan based on the companies projections about the future of dentistry and the markets for replacement, restorative and regenerative dentistry.

Do you have a bad online reputation?

May 22, 2012

In this video interview, legal analyst Michael Sacopulos offers tips on how you can protect your practice from online attacks. Sacopulos is the author of the Dental Products Report web series: Ask the Lawyer, which provides an opportunity for dentists to have their questions answered with in-depth and helpful information on how to solve legal issues.

Snoring increases risk for cancer

May 22, 2012

A research team led by Dr. Javier Nieto at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has released a study showing that sleep disordered breathing (SDB) can deprive the body from oxygen and this deprivation can result in the development of cancerous tumors.

Top 10 tips for before and after dental photographs

May 21, 2012

Featuring before and after photographs on your dental practice website, especially if you offer cosmetic dental care procedures, is extremely important to attract new patients. Your website not only allows patients to schedule appointments, submit questions and acts as a referral program, it also shows off the dental work you have done. Research shows that there are 11 million Internet searches for dentists within a given month.

Know the laws before using social couponing as a means for dental marketing

May 17, 2012

Today, the consumer is always looking for, and sometimes even expecting, a good deal when it comes to purchasing products and services. This mindset has helped to fuel the growth of companies such as Groupon (social coupons) and LivingSocial (social commerce). Currently, Groupon totes over 50 million subscribers with close to half of those being in North America, while LivingSocial has a total user base of nearly 46 million with 34 million of those in the United States. 

Humanitarian adds color to dentistry

May 17, 2012

As skilled with a paint brush as with a drill, retired dentist Richard Schilling has found inspiration for his watercolor paintings from a variety of places he has visited while on dental missions including the prairies of Nebraska, the plains of the Serengeti, the Royal Palace of Monaco, and the snow swept landscape of Siberia.

Top 10 strangest dental patient requests

May 17, 2012

Last February, we published Jeanne Bosecker's web article What did you say?, which featured the craziest things she has heard from her patients while working as a hygienist. Bosecker provided her personal commentary on each patient comment and also shared tips on how to respond in a professional way, even for the most unexpected requests that come up.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Henry Schein about the Dentrix G5

May 17, 2012

In this CDA 2012 video interview, Laurel Lubin from Henry Schein Practice Solutions talks about the latest release from Dentrix, the Dentrix G5 practice management software. "G5 brings improved efficiency and enhanced security," said Lubin. "We are very excited about a new partner program that we have created. It will allow third-party vendors to have integrated tools to create G5-friendly software."

Deadly Pufferfish may reveal why humans don't have continuous tooth replacement

May 17, 2012

Dr. Gareth Fraser from the University of Sheffield's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences has led a research project that is focused on tooth development in Pufferfish. The tooth development in Pufferfish has not changed through evolution and the study reveals that after the first generation of teeth, the programme for continued tooth replacement modifies to form a distinctive "parrot like" beak. What does this mean?

A newly-developed dental composite based on nanotechnology kills bacteria and regenerates tooth structure

May 16, 2012

Maryland dental school professor Huakun (Hockin) Zu, PhD, and a team of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are using nanotechnology to create a new dental composite that has the potential to aid dentists in the task of removing more harmful bacteria from a cavity and go one step further – rebuild the tooth.

Patterson Dental names Josh Killian VP of Digital Technologies

May 15, 2012

A statement released today by Patterson Dental announces the promotion of Josh Killian to vice president of digital technologies. Killian will lead efforts in CAD/CAM and digital imaging, including cone beam, as well as various software products and web-based applications. Patterson Dental is the exclusive provider of Schick digital radiography products.

Applying KaVo Dental's QUATTROCARE PLUS handpiece maintenance system in your practice

May 14, 2012

The QUATTROcare PLUS handpiece maintenance system offers incomparable thoroughness, economy and ease of use. Four handpieces can be maintained in one minute with the press of a button. The system is designed to eliminate time consuming and expensive individual maintenance. The new QUATTROcare Plus offers a chuck care maintenance attachment that provides the optimum cleaning, lubrication and purging for the handpiece chuck.

Health organizations take stance on AHA statement about the possible link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease

May 14, 2012

In its scientific statement published online in Circulation on April 18, The American Heart Association (AHA) confirmed that observational studies to date support an association between periodontal disease and atherosclerotic vascular disease independent of known cofounders. The Association does not, however, support a causative relationship.

May Book Review: QUIET: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can't Stop Talking

May 12, 2012

DPR editors have compiled a list of must-read books with your dental practice's management goals in mind. The concepts and ideas conveyed through each book can easily translate into your dental practice, among your staff and even your patients. Linda Steeves is a HygieneFusion consultant, coach and mentor. Steeves works as a clinical hygienist and also assists dental offices and dental hygienists to achieve a higher potential.

How to answer patient e-mails

May 12, 2012

In this video interview, DPR legal analyst Michael Sacopulos offers tips on how you should handle e-mails from your dental patients. Sacopulos is the author of the Dental Products Report online series: Ask the Lawyer, which provides an opportunity for dentists to have their legal questions answered with in-depth and helpful information.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Carestream Dental

May 11, 2012

Dental Products Report Executive Editor Stan Goff talks with CMO/Director of Business Development for Carestream Dental Dr. Edward Shellard about the new CS 7600 digital intraoral radiography system at CDA 2012. This compact system was introduced earlier this year at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Vident about the VITApan Plus Denture Teeth Line

May 10, 2012

Dental Lab Products Managing Editor Noah Levine talks with Vident Product Marketing Manager, Peter Newell, about the VITApan Plus Denture Teeth Line. "The VITApan Plus is an extension to the VITApan, which has been in the market for over 30 years," said Newell. "The anatomical, as well as the ergonomic look of the characterization of VITApan Plus is what really sets it apart in the marketplace."

CDA 2012: Video interview with Candulor USA about the KunstZahnWerk® "Art of Denture" Competition 2012

May 10, 2012

Dental Lab Products Managing Editor Noah Levine talks with Ted Smudde, Managing Director for Candulor USA Inc., about the top denture cases from the KunstZahnWek "Art of Denture" Competition North American show. "We had 50 people who registered to participate in the competition," said Smudde. "We were pleasantly surprised by the quality in the final results."

CDA 2012: Video interview with Carestream Dental

May 10, 2012

Michael Delano, Product Specialist with Carestream Dental talks about the launch of CS SoftDent Software version 15 with Stan Goff, Executive Editor, Dental Products Report, live from the convention floor at the California Dental Association trade show.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Onpharma about the Onset Mixing Pen

May 09, 2012

In this live CDA 2012 video interview DPR Director of Content Thais Carter talks with Dr. Mik Falkel, Onpharma's Founder and Chief Medical Officer, about the the introduction of precision buffering of local anesthetic to dentistry. "We haven't had that before and it allows for less injection pain for dental patients," said Falkel.

CDA 2012: Video interview with 3M ESPE about the new Retraction Capsule

May 09, 2012

Dental Products Report Director of Content Thais Carter talks with Paquita Poindexter, Marketing Manager for 3M ESPE, about the new 3M ESPE Retraction Capsule. "The retraction capsule is an innovative product that will now allow dentists to use a retraction paste to do general retraction," said Poindexter. "The retraction capsule features an ultra-fine tip that fits right into the sulcus for paste application."

CDA 2012: Video interview with Garrison Dental Solutions

May 09, 2012

Hans Van Horssen of Garrison Dental Solutions introduces the company's new Composi-Tight 3D Clear sectional matrix system during this interview with Dental Products Report Executive Editor Stan Goff. This new system allows dentists to cure through the matrix band, ring and wedge itself.

CDA 2012: Audio interview with 3Shape about the TRIOS digital impression system

May 09, 2012

Dental Lab Products Managing Editor Noah Levine talks with Carl Horrocks from 3Shape about the new TRIOS intraoral impression system at CDA 2012. "The Trios is a digital impression taking intraoral scanner that is an open system," said Horrocks. "The machine is on a cart with wheels so it's very easy to move around. It's also touchscreen and you can send to any laboratory with the open lab feature."

CDA 2012: Video interview with Acme Dental about the PF-4 Evolution Vacuum

May 09, 2012

Acme Dental introduces its new PF-4 Evolution Vacuum at CDA 2012 during a live video interview with DPR Executive Editor Stan Goff. Acme Dental's new technology in dental suction systems offers dentists a source of dental suction and vacuum in their dental office's utility room.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Sirona Dental Systems about the new inLab 4.0 Software

May 08, 2012

In this live interview from CDA 2012, Dental Lab Products Managing Editor Noah Levine talks about Sirona's inLab 4.0 software with Jeff Youngerman, Territory Manager for Sirona Dental Systems. "This is the first time that Sirona has produced a software that is really 100 percent lab software," said Jeff Youngerman. "We've taken it to the next level."

CDA 2012: Video interview with Milestone Scientific about the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® Unit

May 08, 2012

Dr. Eugene Casagrande, DDS, Milestone Scientific Director of International and Professional Relations, discusses the innovative STA SIngle Tooth Anesthesia System Unit. "The STA device is a computer-controlled delivery system that takes the place of a syringe, which we have been using for 160 years," said Casagrande. "It can do all the same injections a syringe does, using the same drugs that that are used with a syringe."

CDA 2012: Video interview with DenMat about the FLASHlite Magna 4.0 curing light

May 08, 2012

Oliver Gelles, Sr. VP of Marketing for DenMat, talks about the launch of the FLASHlite Magna 4.0 LED curing light. "The FLASHlite Magna 4.0 curing light offers the best value in curing today," said Gelles. "At only $750, it's one of the most powerful and focused lights on the market." Recently, DenMat has incorporated the Legacy brands from Discus.

CDA 2012: Video interview about the Sinsational Smile teeth whitening system

May 07, 2012

This live video interview from CDA 2012 features Jim Crowley, Sinsational Smile Founder, who describes the Sinsational Smile whitening system and how it works. The system combines LED technology with an exclusively formulated whitening (FDA approved) gel. This special gel contains more than just ingredients for whitening. It contains a proprietary catalyst which when combined with LED light, activates the whitening gel to work at a faster rate, resulting in a brighter smile and whiter teeth in less time.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Premier Dental Products

May 07, 2012

Jessica Zaneis, Sales Consultant/Trainer, with Premier Dental Products Co., talks with Thais Carter, Director of Content for Dental Products Report, live from the convention floor at the California Dental Association trade show.

CDA 2012: Video Interview with Kuraray America, Inc.

May 05, 2012

J. Daniel Clementino, Manufacturer’s Representative with Kuraray America, Inc., provides the highlights to three new dental products with Stan Goff, Executive Editor at Dental Products Report, live from the convention floor at the California Dental Association’s trade show.

CDA 2012: Video interview with American Academy of Periodontology

May 05, 2012

In this live CDA video interview, Executive Editor Stan Goff talks with American Academy of Periodontology Past President Dr. Donald S. Clem, DDS, about the recent news linking periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Millennium Dental Technologies Founders

May 04, 2012

Millennium Dental Technologies’ founders Robert Gregg, DDS, President and Chairman, and Delwin McCarthy, DDS, CTO/Co-Founder, speak with Thais Carter, Advanstar Dental Media’s Director of Content, live on the convention floor of the California Dental Association’s trade show.

CDA 2012: Audio with iOS Technologies' on the FastScan Intraoral Digital Scanner and the Lab Scanner - SoundCloud

May 04, 2012

Listen to iOS Technologies President Duane Durbin's interview with Dental Lab Products Managing Editor Noah Levine, straight from the tradeshow floor at this year's California Dental Association Anaheim meeting. Durbin highlights two new products, the FastScan Intraoral Digital Scanner and the Lab Scanner.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Millennium Dental Technologies

May 04, 2012

Patrick McCormick, CFO of Millennium Dental Technologies, talks with Thais Carter, Director of Content at Dental Products Report, live from the convention floor at the California Dental Association trade show.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Acteon North America

May 04, 2012

Mike Cindrich, North American Sales Manager with Acteon North America, provides a demonstration of the AIR-N-GO polisher to Stan Gogg, Executive Editor, Dental Products Report, live from the convention floor of the California Dental Association trade show.

CDA 2012: Audio with Posca Brothers Dental Lab - SoundCloud

May 04, 2012

This CDA SoundCloud audio interview with AJ Posca from Posca Brothers Dental Lab highlights the company's new ThermoDent material for denture bases. Posca Brothers Dental Lab is family owned and operated, and has been providing dental professionals with excellent service and top quality products for over 40 years. Posca Brothers Dental Lab is located at Booth #2540.

CDA 2012: Video interview with DINO

May 04, 2012

Kamarin Shakibkhou, of DINO, talks about the Kid’s Dental Chair with Stan Goff, Executive Editor at Dental Products Report, live from the convention floor at the California Dental Association trade show. “It’s just for kids,” said Shakibkhou. There’s a fox model that has monitor, a light and a moving head that looks like a fox.

CDA 2012: Pre-Show Audio from DPR - SoundCloud

May 04, 2012

In this SoundCloud playlist, Dental Products Report Director of Content Thais Carter provides a brief run-down of selected headlining speakers, topics and noteworthy CE opportunities available at the California Dental Association's Scientific Session. To name just a few, Dr. Lee Ann Brady, Dr. Henry A. Gremillion, and Dr. Gerard Kugel will be heading up lectures and workshops touching on subjects including occlusion, esthetic dentistry and porcelain laminate veneers.

CDA 2012: Video interview with GrindCare

May 04, 2012

DPR Director of Content Thais Carter kicks off the California Dental Association's Scientific Session in Anaheim, CA with an interview featuring GrindCare's Product and Marketing Director Ernst-Ulrik Haxthausen. GrindCare has developed a new, breakthrough device that measures and quantifies bruxism in dental patients. The bruxism management device can also be used to help treat bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a common problem many of your patients are possibly suffering from.

CDA 2012: Video interview with Patterson Dental

May 04, 2012

In this CDA live video interview from the show floor, DPR Executive Editor Stan Goff talks with Patterson Dental President Paul Guggenheim about Patterson's role in the future of oral healthcare. "Patterson is excited about the future of oral healthcare and our position in that important future," said Guggenheim. "We're very focused on enhancing the patient experience."

CDA 2012: Audio with HealthSouk - SoundCloud

May 04, 2012

This SoundCloud audio clip from the California Dental Association's Scientific Session features an interview with HealthSouk. Healthsouk.com is an online dental plan that allows dentists to set their fees on-demand and offer discounts with no traditional patient claims. Named for after the word for an open-air marketplace, the service aims to provide that for the dental space. The concept is based on letting dentists stimulate demand for their services by offering competitive appointment times and prices.

CDA 2012 Coverage: More than 140 dental products to debut

May 03, 2012

Whether you are attending this week’s California Dental Association’s (CDA) Anaheim tradeshow or not, this is the place you want to be to find out everything that will be going on at the show throughout the event, courtesy of the team from Dental Products Report and Dental Lab Products.

PlanmecaUSA responds to study linking dental x-rays to cancer

May 02, 2012

As the dental industry converges in Anaheim, CA this week for the California Dental Association meeting, many dentists will be seeking ways to reduce their patient’s exposure to radiation from dental x-rays.

SuniRay digital sensors require little radiation

May 02, 2012

The SuniRay Digital Radiography System, designed and manufactured here in the United States, was shown in a recent evaluation to require the lowest radiation to capture a diagnostic-quality dental x-ray.

3 easy ways to calm dental anxiety

May 01, 2012

We published an article back in 2010 about dental anxiety written by Jackie Foskett, RDH, BS, who is a Certified Hypnotherapist and founder of Healing Hypnotherapy. Foskett outlined the benefits associated with using guided relaxation in the dental office.