Webinar Series: How to determine if 3D imaging is right for your dental practice

March 21, 2014

In this free, 3-part webinar video series, "3D Imaging for the General Dentist," Dental Products Report Technology Editor Dr. John Flucke presents the benefits of 3D imaging and shares stories from his personal journey to integrating the technology in his practice.

4 facts about the impending medical device tax [Updated]

January 03, 2013

Along with the controversial and highly-debated Supreme Court decision that ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional comes three new tax provisions will take effect in just 10 days. The three provisions are forecasted to generate $245.4 billion in revenue by 2019 to help pay for the 33 million Americans expected to gain coverage under the new health law. Among the aforementioned provisions is the medical device tax, which has attracted a lot of attention and still remains somewhat unclear about how it will be applied. 

DPR's Favorite Articles of 2012

January 02, 2013

With the end of 2012 just days away, we would like to revisit some of the most beloved articles that have been posted over the course of the last 12 months. The articles below cover a wide range of topics. We've chosen some of our favorites.

Most Popular DPR Videos of 2012

December 27, 2012

This has been an exciting year for videos. has covered everything from using social media to connect with patients to taking a traditional dental practice paperless to live interviews with the makers of some of the most successful new products. Take a look back to see which videos were the most popular this year.

Isolite Systems products now available in Canada

December 20, 2012

Isolite Systems announced  that it will begin offering its dental isolation systems for sale in Canada. This includes the company’s award-winning Isolite and Isodry dental isolation systems, and its patented single-use Isolite Mouthpieces that are used with the systems.

CareCredit unveils new credit card design

December 17, 2012

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration and unveiling of a new brand logo and tagline, CareCredit recently launched a variety of new programs and services. One of these offerings is a redesigned credit card that more closely represents the key role CareCredit has had in the lives of more than 20 million patients over the past 25 years.

Ask your team members what they think

December 14, 2012

When it comes to case presentation, there’s always room for improvement. You need to find a way to reach your patients, to get them to understand the need for treatment and to want to move forward with that treatment. That isn’t always an easy task, but it’s one your team members can help with.

Dr. Paul Weiss brings therapy dog, Brooke, to his practice to help relax pedo patients [PHOTO]

December 13, 2012

A photo of a dentist and a dog sitting on a patient's lap that was posted two days ago on the social news site Reddit and has since sparked viral attention on the Web has us wondering if this is the start of a new trend among dentists and younger patients.

4 ways to avoid complacency [VIDEO]

December 13, 2012

As part of our new Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking. Here, Brad Guyton of Jameson Consulting shares 4 ways to avoid complacency in your practice.      

DenMat to acquire PeriOptix Inc.

December 12, 2012

DenMat, recognized for advanced clinical dental technologies and materials, recently announced its signing of a purchase agreement to acquire all outstanding stock of PeriOptix Inc., based in Escondido, Calif. The parties expect the deal to close soon pending fulfillment of routine closing conditions.

DPR Friday: Highlighting the year's top dental products [VIDEO]

December 07, 2012

Welcome to this week’s episode of DPR Friday. I’m Thais Carter, Director of Content for Advanstar Dental Media. One of the things I love most about our annual Top 100 is the way in which it helps us step outside of our editor bubble and get a sense of the products that we think are cool, but what captured your attention.

Give your patients a tour

December 07, 2012

Patients are afraid of going to the dentist for different reasons. Maybe they had a bad experience in the past, or they’re afraid you might find problems and any treatment you offer is going to hurt. Maybe they just don’t know what to expect, and that makes them uneasy.

Plackers gives the gift of healthy smiles

December 07, 2012

In a season filled with candy canes, gum drops and other sugary holiday goodies, it may not be a surprise that oral care product sales rise during the holidays as many health-conscious moms and dads tuck toothbrushes and flossers into little ones’ stockings. But for some families this holiday may not be quite as sweet.

Tips for treating children with behavioral issues: It doesn’t have to be painful

December 07, 2012

If you’re not used to treating children with behavioral issues or patients with special needs, the thought of having one of these patients in your chair can be a little intimidating. You might even be inclined to avoid it all together. But treating these patients can be a rewarding addition to your practice; you just have to take a little extra time to prepare.

Practicon as surprised as anyone by the success of its ‘creepy cool’ calendar

December 06, 2012

In case you live in a world without Facebook and where your friends and colleagues don’t email you funny dental stories, then you may not know about the viral phenomenon that has grown up around the release of Practicon’s 2013 calendar.

Dental dream team or staffing nightmare? [VIDEO]

December 06, 2012

As part of our new Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking. Here, Kathleen O'Donnell of Jameson Consulting shares 8 steps to building the ideal dental team.

ADA updates dental x-ray recommendations

December 05, 2012

In an effort to decrease radiation exposure to patients, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs collaborated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update the ADA’s recommendations for dental X-ray examinations. The recommendations were released recently.

Record year for donations from Patterson Dental, business partners

December 03, 2012

Nov. 30, 2012 (St. Paul, MN) – As in years past, Patterson Dental and business partners raised money in conjunction with the Patterson Leadership Summit in Minneapolis to support Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), a national nonprofit organization that works to provide dental care for people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile.